Date Joined: 02/12/12
Pros: First thing's first:
• DUAL RANK RAM (2x DR sticks on a Daisy-chain motherboard is ideal for Ryzen 5000 CPUs)
• SAMSUNG B DIE (Essentially the best memory vendor/die you can get)
Okay, now that that's done with,
• XMP Profile 1 on my X570 Tomahawk worked perfectly with my 5900x despite not being on the QVL.
• Fits under the Noctua NH-D15 (Chromax.Black) in a Corsair 4000D Airflow on the motherboard mentioned above.
• Has no RGB
Cons: • Doesn't tuck me in at night
No really, there's not many negatives to this kit, I guess the price? But like, nobody is forcing you to buy this.
Overall Review: I wanted to min-max my build with a cl14-3800 or 4000MHz kit but all the sets were ugly. This one is not ugly, and works perfectly.
Works great on the new Zen3 CPUs.
Pros: can see into the future
Cons: cannot time travel though, that would be silly
Overall Review: not bad
Pros: Running this board with an FX-4100 CPU, definitely looking forward to getting an 8000 series on this board.
Expertly crafted motherboard, with features and looks both in mind. Pretty brushed metal heatsinks that are well sized and unobtrusive.
Showed up in perfect* condition, packaged neatly and securely. Shipping box had no imperfections, neither did the motherboard packaging. Came with four black SATA 3 cables, two with angled plugs, two being flat. Also included a modest GIGABYTE Powered sticker and driver disk, though some may dislike these things. I myself did not use the disk.
Installed easily and booted up with absolutely no issues. I wasn't necessarily soft with the board or my case on install but it didn't seem to notice. Every part installed with no fuss, wiring was simple and easy. I love that the major front panel headers are next to the 24 pin power connector.
I would absolutely recommend this board over any other similar 970 series board.
Cons: I bought the board knowing this, but the other PCI-E slot doesn't run at x16. If it did this board would be the only one purchased for am3/am3+ chips everywhere (barring 9k series). Perhaps GIGABYTE is saving this for another revision?
*A fingerprint on the VRM heatsink was there but does not bug me, I haven't cleaned it off yet but am relatively sure it'll wipe off with rubbing alcohol. This was the only beauty mark on the board.
Neither are worth dropping the rating. The specs are posted and I'm not going to get all uppity about a fingerprint.
Pros: This model of headset is probably the best bang-for-your buck you could get in terms of cash:sound+mic quality.
7.1 Surround Sound is pretty awesome. As for the other features, you'll have to download the (free) Logitech Gaming Software from their site, which allows you to set the programmable G-Keys, mess with the volumes (sound, mic), edit the equalizer (basic, advanced), edit the settings in the Surround Sound Mixer, and gives you a few nifty voice changers, most notably the "Space Squirrel" voice.
Doesn't feel too heavy, rests well at the top of my head. After a while I don't really notice I'm wearing it, which is nice.
The wire isn't just in plastic/rubber housing, it's more of an actual cord, feels very durable and strong, nice change from the regular cording.
Cons: If you switch from the "Stereo" to "Surround Sound" setting with the switch on the back of the headset, the Surround Sound won't always fully turn back on, requiring you to unplug the headset and plug it back in, which isn't a big deal for me since my USB ports are in easy reach.
The adjustable headband sometimes changes automatically because it's not very tight, but adjusting it back to the right setting is easy and not much of a hassle, just a tad annoying putting it back on when it's set to 8/4 instead of 8/8 and having it tight on one side of my head.
Not worth knocking an egg off, especially given that it was previously used, and even then, pretty lightly.
Overall Review: If I wanted "brand new" I would have purchased it brand new, but I have no issues with purchasing a refurbished copy as long as there isn't any longstanding issues with the product, which there wasn't.
If this one breaks, I'm getting another. Maybe a new one next time, but for 60$ (what I paid) I feel like I flat out ripped you guys off!
Definitely worth 60-75$ for being Refurbished. If you want a brand new one, it's definitely worth the price.
Thanks Newegg + Logitech.
Pros: Arrived on my doorstep about an hour or two ago. Took it out of the box, connected the stand base to the stand and slid the monitor on top. Took all of.. a minute? Insanely fast setup, automatically set to native resolution.
Absolutely NO dead pixels, and the configuration buttons are lined up on the screen so you don't have to look at grooved plastic to change settings.
Absolutely impressed. Insane quality, the color is spot-on, and is just fantastic for the price.
Came with VGA, DVI & HDMI cables, as well as the power cable and block (very small). Extremely slim and sexy.
Cons: Uhh, maybe the fact there's no real "information" on the monitor itself other than how to plug it in. But anyone who has ANY experience with computers can easily figure everything out on their own.
The configuration buttons confused me at first, since I'm used to the icons showing what each button does. Took me a minute to understand the information was on the screen.
So yeah, that con isn't really much of anything.
Overall Review: ABSOLUTELY recommend this monitor to anybody looking at it. I know it's been less than a day, but Acer really blew my mind with the quality of the monitor
Pros: This chip came with a prebuilt computer that I purchased here on newegg, so I can't comment on getting it separately.
It's definitely a strong CPU, tossed Diablo III and League of Legends at it with maxed out settings, ran at a solid 60 FPS even while streaming on Twitch with XSplit, higher if I dropped the shadowing settings, which normally takes a toll on the FPS at high. Boot times are nice, under fifteen seconds with a 7200 1/2 TB HDD.
No negative run-ins with this chip other than the fact it's actually duo-core with four pseudo cores. Runs as if it was a quad core, just a tad misleading I suppose. I don't think this effects the processing power at all, and if it does, I haven't noticed.
Runs INSANELY cool in the AZZA Orion gaming case, has four fans and when casually browsing the internet, listening to music and having League/Skype up in the background it sits at a chilly 15 degrees celcius. In the middle of a game it caps at around 25 degrees max, if that.
Cons: None so far, I'm really impressed.
Being an Intel fanboy I was second guessing buying an AMD product but wow, for my first AMD chip this is great.
Overall Review: 9.5/10, docked .5 because of the misleading title, that it's a quad core (assumed physical). Definitely not a con, just a sidenote people would most likely want to be aware of before purchasing.
I would definitely recommend this to someone else building a budget computer. Going to be buying AMD products from here on out.
Pros: Low price for what it's capable of.
Cons: Lackluster PSU, easily fixable.
Overall Review: **I've yet to have the computer so far**, but my old one recently broke down and was surprised to find a solid prebuilt for 200$~ cheaper than it's worth at first glance. Looking forward to giving Newegg more of my money in the future if this turns out to be a good buy.
Replacing an old Gateway computer, i5 530 2.93 Ghz cpu, ati radeon 4150 gpu, pretty much a stock computer from Best Buy. I'm looking forward to having a nice strong computer and will give my review after one week of use.