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Mark B.

Mark B.

Joined on 01/23/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great Laptop

MSI Laptop GX660-053US Intel Core i5 1st Gen 450M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Broadway XT 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
MSI Laptop GX660-053US Intel Core i5 1st Gen 450M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Broadway XT 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: Great laptop for the money. The grafx card can get a little hot around 70c but that's to be expected in a laptop. Plus you can keep it at about 58c with the fan on high. Looks great sound is unbelievable for a laptop. Because of the lower resolution its able to blow away the games with ease. All and all i think this is the best laptop out for your money.

Cons: Ram and HDD score low in windows system rating but not really noticeable. Upgrading to 6 gigs of ram using all 3 slots can be a pain due to removal of keyboard to access the third slot. Some bloat ware but most of it is to demo the new features. Should have came packaged with 6gigs ram.

Overall Review: If your on the market and looking for something for gaming i would really recommend you this laptop. Because of the socket type if the time ever comes when you need to have a quad core processor you can swap the i5 out of this one and put a i7 in. Everything about this laptop is good. Feels sturdy with minimal flex on the keyboard when typing.

Most Critical Review

poor QA

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: none so far, havent been able to use the board.

Cons: As has been with every computer I've ever built through newegg I wasn't able to get away without having to RMA something. The box showed up all beat up though the things inside showed no damage. When I opened the box for the motherboard the protective cover for the cpu mounting area was loose in the bag. I knew this couldn't be good so I carefully inspected the pins for the cpu and there were several bent. Would expect this from an 80 dollar motherboard not a 250 dollar one. Guess I will be waiting a few weeks for a replacement now hopefully my current computer doesn't fully give out by than.

Overall Review: Carefully inspecting everything upon arrival is something anyone who shops from newegg should get used to.

12/18/2014

Decent for the money

Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Spacious, The fact that the middle hard drive bays can be removed for more room for some of the larger graphics cards is a huge bonus. Great arrangement for cable management. Mostly sturdy.

Cons: The front face of the tower unsnaps pretty easily. This is a con because it can make moving the tower kind of hairy.

Overall Review: Perfect tower if it wasn't for the front face issues.

12/18/2014

Buyer beware

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This mother board was decent for the time i had it. I was continuously getting Bsod's which referred to memory. After going through 3 sets of memory i determined that the slots had to be bad. RMA'd.

Cons: Fact i had to RMA.

Overall Review: Ive been building computers for going on as long as i can remember. Have used newegg as the source of this as well. Up till this RMA i would recommend them. There process for starters was extremely slow. Status sat at received for over a week. After this i got frustrated and contacted them. Get through there generic script of questions and they return with sorry sir there are bent pins on the mother board. Funny thing is im kinda sketchy of people as is so i took pictures of everything when i got it and took more before i shipped it. Cant wait to see the condition i get it back in. In fewer words there customer service is no longer a option they just want you to deal directly with the manufacture.

Good

37" 1080p LCD HDTV
37" 1080p LCD HDTV

Pros: Good for the money newegg was quick. good picture.

Cons: Having intermittent sound issues. not sure if its the tv or the hdmi cables i bought. gonna do some investigating before i call in a favor on my warranty.

Overall Review: should make coffee too

Good not Great

MSI Laptop GX630-028US AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 (2.00GHz) 4GB Memory 250GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium
MSI Laptop GX630-028US AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 (2.00GHz) 4GB Memory 250GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium

Pros: Everyting on the laptop is great for the price. So far no problems at all an not really as much bloatware as i was expecting. also liked the first boot backup cd creation that way i could remove the partition an just have one drive. Shows prints an dirt kinda easy but that dont bother me.

Cons: None other then short battery life i only seem to be getting about a hour an a half to 2 hours. pretty sure this is amd's fault though.

Overall Review: would be nice to find a extended life battery for this thing other then that its a great laptop.