Date Joined: 05/11/05
Overall Review: Laptop was MUCH better than I expected. It looks brand new. And the HD is larger than advertised.
Pros: This was such a good deal that I was a little skeptical. The CPU and OS alone would've cost me more than double what I paid for this refurb. But it was exactly as described and everything works perfectly. I couldn't be happier.
Pros: - Cheap
- Great performance for the money
- It's not an ATI card so the drivers won't be full of bugs
Cons: - Freaking HUGE, seriously measure your case and make sure you have the room. I had to relocate a drive and move one of my mobo's SATA connectors to a different slot just to make room for this monstrosity
Overall Review: - Runs Street Fighter 5 and Witcher 3 at maxed out settings
Pros: It works, it's cheap, very thin, and light for its size
Cons: flimsy, unstable stand, stuck pixel right out of the box
Overall Review: Well I saw this big honking monitor for $180, and I just couldn't pass it up. I noticed a few reviews suggesting that the base was unstable, and I just kind of ignored them. But wow were they right. The stand is, in a word, ridiculous. It literally has half the footprint of the stand on the 23" Acer monitor that I upgraded from. Fortunately my desk has a hutch, and I'm able to shove one side of this monitor up against it to stabilize. If it wasn't for that, I'd seriously consider screwing it down to the desk. It really is that unstable.
minus one egg
And again like other reviews mentioned, it does bleed a bit. This wasn't such a big deal though. I adjusted the brightness and contrast down to sane levels, and that took care of 80%ish of the light bleed. Still though, when I look over to my right again at the Acer monitor it replaced (now hooked up to a media rig) I see its black black blackity blacks. I look at this thing and I see [Batman voice] very dark shades of gray [/Batman voice].
minus half an egg
So that leaves me with 3.5 eggs rounded to 4.
I see a stuck pixel.
minus another half egg
So, yep, I got what I paid for. I don't really like leaving 3 eggs for a product that is functioning (more or less) correctly and withing design parameters. But it is what it is. I don't think I'd buy this monitor again. In retrospect, I wish I'd paid the $50 more for another Acer. >_<
Pros: They actually run at the advertised timing
Heatsink is both functional and cool looking
Overall Review: I'd fallen into a pattern of simply always buying the cheapest RAM that would work in my boards. And those cheap chips, while functional, would NEVER run at their advertised speeds reliably. So this time I splurged the extra $10, despite the protests from my Asian frugality angel, and ... OH ... look at that .. they run at their advertised timing even without fiddling with BIOS settings. Alright, I'm convinced. :)
Pros: works fine, started up on first try
BIOS actually has a mouse-driven UI and is VERY tweakable
Cons: could've used a couple more case standoffs
You have to be very careful plugging in the main power harness as there is no support anywhere near it. I'd recommend plugging that in before installing the board in your case.
Overall Review: I used this board in a new system with an FX-8320, GTX 650 Ti, and 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. It's been on for 3 days straight now and hasn't missed a beat.
Pros: 3 fans, quiet, lots of cables
Cons: not modular
Overall Review: ...power supplies are the most harshly reviewed things on Newegg running a close second to mobos. But I ordered this one despite some negatives, and you know what? It works just fine. It's powering a GTX 650 Ti, an AMD FX-8320 flawlessly, 2 spinner HDs, 1 DVD drive, and the usual fans. This system has been on for 3 days straight now without a hiccup.
And I have no idea why everyone seems to think the cables are stiff. They're no stiffer than any other sleeved cables I've used. It would be nice if it was modular, but you get what you pay for I guess. Also it is NOT LOUD even with the fans at full blast. I have single fan power supplies that are much louder than this one.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, quiet, works well, big & heavy
Cons: big & heavy, not blingy (if that's important to you)
Overall Review: I put this on an AMD FX-8320, and it works like a charm. Installation on AM3+ is as easy as it gets. It's huge, but it has a nice tall standoff so it's unlikely to interfere with other stuff on your mobo. It did however interfere with my side case fan (my bad for not verifying measurements first). Be sure your case is wide enough to accommodate this monster.
Pros: The cord is a huge plus simply because it lets you move the antenna away from walls and computer cases etc. which can have a dramatic effect on your reception. The base is indeed heavy and chunky as someone else noted, but that is a good thing in my opinion because it doesn't get knocked over or drug around by the weight of its own cord.
Cons: I can't really think of any.
Overall Review: I bought one about a year ago not expecting much having never heard of EDIMAX. I now own 3 of them. They all consistently connect at 270-300 Mbps, and I've had 0 problems out of them. And to the people complaining about the EDIMAX software well here's a thought... don't install it. All you need to install is the driver itself and use your OS to manage the adapter/connection.
Pros: ..do they sell you this much for $5?
a 120 MM fan
4 white LEDs
8 mounting screws
and a 3 pin to molex adapter/coupler
As for the fan, it's quiet and moves air ... can't ask for much more.
Pros: It works, it was cheap, nice bright picture
Cons: The speakers are horrible, but I really didn't expect much out of those tiny things. It's not even worth taking an egg off.
Pros: Cheap in price, heavily built, quiet fan, great cooling capacity, assembled easily, clipped on very tightly. Dropped my gaming temps from 130F ish to 100s v/s the stock AMD cooler. With normal use, the CPU just hovers slightly above ambient temps.
I have NEVER been disappointed with Rosewill products, and this HSF is no exception. The bang-for-buck is off the scale with this product.
Cons: none ... absolutely none
Overall Review: OK, seriously you guys complaining about the little screws need to step away from the PC cases. It literally took me seconds to "assemble" this HSF. You can get a set of jeweler's screwdrivers for $5 or less. If you can't figure out the proper tool for the job, then you really have no business trying to assemble a PC. Just hand over your wallet to Michael D3ll and be done with it.
Pros: does what it was supposed to do, wasn't DOA, hasn't died
Cons: Don't install the ASUS software, it's horrible and takes FOREVER to get connectivity. Just let Win figure it out on its own.
Pros: it works, it's quiet, it's fast
Pros: It's tight but laid out well. The airflow is very good for being such a small, slender case.
Cons: Built very light and very thin. I warped up the back panel in the process of getting the cover plate off. But you can't really complain at $25 for a case and PSU.
Pros: Asus makes good stuff
Pros: works as advertised ... came right up
Pros: Good airflow, lots of connectors, 20 pin main power line has a nylon wrap around it, stable power.
Overall Review: Not sure about the back of it being wide open like that. Be careful where you put the case. You wouldn't want to drop a pen in there or something!
Pros: Great picture, very bright, excellent off-angle viewability
Cons: KLUDGY menu
Pros: It's a drive, it works
Pros: Great card for the money
Cons: Runs HOT ... doesn't seem to be a problem though
Pros: It works
Overall Review: Couldn't get it to run stable at 1066, but that's my fault. I didn't realize the board I ordered only supplies up to 2.1v, and these chips want at least 2.25. Still, they tried to run with the 2.1v and would test out successfully at that voltage. I'd just crash after ~1/2 hour of heavy use. No problems at 800 though.
Pros: It works, it's fast, prob. the best bang for buck CPU out there right now
Cons: Not really a con per se, but I ordered 2 of these and couldn't unlock the 4th core on either. :(
Pros: Lots of room, good airflow without being gaudy or loud, I like the hold-down plate for the expansion slot covers
Cons: The metal is pretty thin, front panel audio cable just barely reached to the MB
Pros: Good board, came up first time on default sets, no drama
Cons: Not as tweakable as some boards. Beware it can only supply a max of 2.1v to memory which rules out some 1066 chips like the Kingstons I bought.