Date Joined: 12/23/03
Pros: Just plug it in and go. I was surprised at how fast this drive is. For an external 2.5 in. drive this was getting up to 100 MB/s writes while backing up about 1.3 TB of backup files and PC drive images.
Overall Review: I have a WD 2 TB World Edition external drive and that is dog slow (Ethernet), and a couple year old USB 2, WD Passport 500 GB drive (decent write speeds) which is nice but getting a bit too small to handle the job, still runs great though.
Pros: This is an Advance Format drive. Quiet. Fastest of all the HDs I have ever used. 145 MB/s sustained writes.
Cons: None, other than price is steep.
Overall Review: If you want a large fast drive with 5 year warranty, this is the one.
Pros: I have purchased 7 of the WD RED 3 TB drives to use in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. (2 servers). Although Windows Storage Spaces is like a NAS, throughput is a bit slow. When used as a single drive in Windows 8 and 8.1 I get about 135 MB/s throughput.
Cons: 1 died in the 1st 24 hours. Slow format but did not complete. Data Lifeguard got stuck at same location on drive as format.
Overall Review: I always buy 1 drive at a time due to shipping issues. I try to purchase ahead of need and set up on a Windows machine. After I am comfortable with drive...weeks to a month or so, move to server. I have purchased most of them more than a year ago and never had a failure once up and running.
Pros: Everything works as expected. Can run 64 GB RAM. Ready for PCIe 3.0. 6 USB 2 and 4 USB 3 on back and USB 3 header for front panel. I have been running this box for 9 months without a hitch.
Cons: Sometimes it double boots. Have not upgraded the BIOS to the new version for Windows 8. Can't revert, didn't want to take the chance.
Overall Review: This is paired with Intel i7 3930K, Cooler Master 212 EVO, 64 GB GSkill 1600 RAM (@ 1600 using X.M.P. profile), 8 HDs 18 TB total and running a dozen Servers under Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
One important point to users, you do not use a backplate at all with socket 2011 motherboards, metal stand-offs are built into the CPU mounting bracket bonded to the board. You mount the cooler completely from the top side of the board and no cut-out is needed on the motherboard tray. Corsair H55 cooler was not made for socket 2011 motherboards. Don't know if a kit is available.
Pros: Decent air flow, low RPM, quiet and keep my hard drives cool.
I bought this as a spare for my CM HAF cases as a failure precaution measure but none have given up the farm yet.
Overall Review: Cooler Master makes some nice stuff. I have 2, HAF 912 Advanced (direct from Cooler Master), HAF 922M and a Storm Enforcer. These are all excellent cases and quiet. All fit the 212 EVO easy.
Pros: Quiet, fast, reliable
Cons: Drive prices are too high! I just hope SSDs can help (scare em to) bring prices back down.
Overall Review: I have a couple of these and a couple of the 3 Gb/s black 2 TB drives all have been flawless and fast. Also have 4, 1 TB 3 Gb/s and 2, 1 TB 6 Gb/s black drives. All have been fast, quiet and reliable. I had about 4 of the black 750 GB and 2 failed. 1 after warranty other got a 1 TB replacement. I also have 4, 3 TB in Windows 2012 RAID and they have also been reliable so far although a bit slow. I just needed lots of space.
Pros: Works fine, not overly loud, no coasters.
Overall Review: Have used + and - media and CDs as well. All burn fine.
Usually buy Lite On but reviews and price made this decision easy.
Pros: Works, easy to set up. For being only G, not N, throughput is very acceptable. Bottom line is that no matter how fast it is, if it isn't always working flawlessly, it sucks. These never need resetting. Have had 5 and one die at about 5 years old during firmware update.
Cons: Only 1 WAN port so I have 4 of them for 4 different static IPs. Very expensive for a business class router with 5 WAN ports.
Overall Review: Have G and N devices but I haven't found a good stable N router.
Pros: Easy to install, quiet, keeps CPU cool.
Installed on ASUS Sabertooth X79 and it installs right from the top of the board. Mounting studs for CPU coolers are already on the board.
Overall Review: Cooler Master makes some nice stuff. I have 2, HAF 912 Advanced (direct from Cooler Master), HAF 922M and a Storm Enforcer. These are all excellent cases and quiet. All fit the EVO easy.
Pros: This is a follow up to "This is not the power supply you will be getting" I have installed the unit, works well so far but is is most definately not a (CMPSU-750HX) power supply. This unit is a new model (CP-9020031-NA) The details page show the old unit at the top and the model you will receive further down the page. All of the product tour pictures are the old model and the details page is a mix of both units. If you go to the link to the manufacturer's product page you will not be getting the professional series HX750 powers supply shown. You will receive the HX750 series.
Cons: The problem here is partially Corsair's fault. They make a Professional HX750 PSU (80+silver SKU CMPSU-750HX) and now an HX series HX750 PSU (80+ gold SKU CP-9020031-NA). I don't know if the new HX gold model is going to replace the professional series model or not. You can find the model you will receive if you go to Corsair site and select Products, Power Supply Units, HX series. When a company knowingly offers you a product under a SKU and supplies you with another model SKU, this is called consumer fraud and is illegal. I have informed Newegg and you can look at my earlier post. Newegg chooses not to correct this. Another user before me pointed out the problem of the gold vs silver certification and 3 of 3 users did not find this info helpfull.
Overall Review: I do not think anyone should buy this power supply until Newegg gets it correct. If you look at the HX750 and HX1050 now being sold at Newegg, in the description, they have lost the "Professional Series" tag and list it as an "HX series" no more SKU shown and both are the new gold certified model. The reviews are lumped in with the older Professional model. The HX650 is still showing the "Professional series" and SKU in the description. All 4 models show links to the Professional series models and are incorrect.
Surprised to find none of the buyers looking for a professional series power supply and rate themselves as highly knoledgeable have not bothered to check into, reveal the problem and ask Newegg to stop misrepresenting what they are selling.
Pros: low voltage, 64 GB on one board, installed and recognized right away. ASUS Sabertooth X79. Running 7 HDs, i7 3930, EVO cooler; Windows Serer 2012 Hyper-V in HAF 912A Advanced case.
Overall Review: I put this 6 of 8 sticks in my ASUS P6X58D Premium and it works great there too. Replaced a 24 GB kit for 48 GB total. Running 6 HDs, i7 950, EVO cooler running VMware 4.1 in HAF 912A Advanced case.Will move the 5x4 24 GB and 2x8 16 GB to other PCs.
Pros: Fan is very quiet and power is stable. Running Win 7 64 Pro and nerver had a lockup in 6 weeks, not overclocking. Bought for new ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, Intel 2600K build in Cooler Master HAF 922 case with a Radeon 6850. Have a 750TX also and both work excellent. Read other thoughts.
Overall Review: It all works great together. Using as a workstation and have 2 WD 1 TB SATA III drives in RAID 0, a WD 2 TB black and a Samsung 2 TB F4.
From now on I will move to the Corsair 750HX modular as the new power supplies have more cables than ever and more than 90% of us will ever need.
Pros: Works great, new build of ASUS P9P67 Deluxe and 2600K, registered at 1600 on first boot. Not overclocking, just wanted a fast stable workstation PC and this works great.
Overall Review: I only put in 8 GB because I wanted to leave room to try 2 more 8 GB sticks when they become available at a reasonable price.
Pros: Quiet, fast (~80MB) writes, and cool. I have been a WD user for years and couldn't ignore this one. I have many 1 TB black drives both SATA II and III also a couple of 2 TB blacks and every one of them works great. When you start loading your server or PC down with drives, it is nice to have a couple of large cool running drives.
Overall Review: This is the 4th one I have purchased, 3 from Newegg. All one at a time due to Newegg shipping problems with drives. All work excellent.
Pros: I do not own this board, I have been looking at mostly ASUS boards. This board shows up at the top of the "Best Ratings" list of 1366 motherboards incorrectly. Had to rate this product but don't want to detract from ratings so I gave it a 5.
Cons: If you look at the customer reviews for this product you will see that the ratings for this board are horrible although NewEgg shows it on near top of the listing for 1366 boards although many of the boards showing below it have so much better ratings. Most of the ASUS 1366 motherboards have much higher ratings.
Overall Review: If you just look at the top rated Intel 1366 motherboards as shown by NewEgg, you will be duped. This time NewEgg got it wrong.
I am a happy and long time NewEgg customer. Just wanted to point this out.
Pros: Speed, price and WD reliability. The was a time when I liked Maxtor drives but when they were bought out by seagate, I switched back to WD and they have all been very reliable. I have 5 of these now and they all work great. They are about 15% faster than my 16 MB cache 500, 640 and 750 GB varieties.
Cons: None for me.
Overall Review: The 1.5 and 2.0 TB drives do not seem as though they are ready for prime time and too slow for OS drive.
Pros: ASUS boards when running correctly are always very fast and stable. Lots of nice features.
Cons: Haven't used this particular board, I have the P5K WS and they have the same issues.
You need to get right into the BIOS and set the Crucial memory to 2.2 volts. the 8500 memory will run at 1066 using 2x1 GB but only at 800 with 4x1 GB sticks. If it will not post you need to try only one stick, different slots, etc. I think most problems people have had are memory related. Voltage should be able to be auto recognized and set in BIOS.
Overall Review: Make sure you know what the memory specs are, it is getting very tricky. Never used to be this difficult. For many years we just had to buy hardware and put it together. Now there is so much pushing the edge, it is getting less of a novice play area.
Pros: This can be a very stable board but you really need to know what you are doing to get things to run correctly.
Cons: Many users have lots of problems that I think ASUS could be preventing. I also think memory vendors are messing things up trying to get the highest speed ratings. To many voltage variations that do not get detected and set automatically to insure post 100% of the time. You can't make adjustments if it will not at least post.
Overall Review: Here is my advice, know what type of memory settings you need to use. I have Crcial Ballistic 8500/1066 and it will only run right at 2.2 volts and you have togo into the BIOS right away and change this. 2x1 GB sticks run well at 1066 usings E6600 w/1066 fsb and 6750 with 1333 fsb but if you try 4x1 you will have to back, I chose 800 and the blue screens stopped. Before I knew enough that I had to change voltage to 2.2 the board has trouble strating. Fans spin up but no post beep. Many users are sending the boards back because of DOA when AUS and memory vendors could be getting the BIOS to set voltages automatically and no more DOA boards. I found that playing with memory that when you can't get a post beep go to one stick and if necessary try different memory. This is always what a novice is going to want to do but if someone is going to overclock they they are the one more apt to play lots with their stuff and it is well worth the efforts. Vista mem 5.9 on the 6750 at both 800 & 1066
Comments: I bought a P4P800 deluxe in December. From another vendor. Works great. Very fast, stable and runs cool.
I have purchased 2 of them from new egg in the past week or so. The first was delivered in an unsealed box. The board anti-static bag was not sealed.
The second was delivered in what also appears to be an opened box and has two parts missing. Both the Firewire 2nd port and the Game port connectors are missing. Again motherboard anti-static bag not sealed.
I have been buying motherboards and building systems for years. I have never purchased a motherboard (retail version), until now, that was not in a sealed anti-static bag. And now two in a row.
All of you that feel Newegg rocks, is this how you receive motherboards? Both purchased while there was a sale on the boards.