Date Joined: 12/23/09
Pros: Low cost. 24.5" for $109 seems like a good deal.
Cons: Atrocious viewing angles. Really, really bad.
Overall Review: 24.5" for $109 seems like a good deal, yes, but buy these and you'll see that is not the case.
I have 3 in portrait mode mounted right next to each other.
Center is aligned with my vision and looks ok. Screens on the right and left are so distorted that I have to continually shift my head and shoulders toward that monitor in order to read text.
I have had TN panels before, but I don't remember anything this bad.
This would be an acceptable choice if you only need one monitor and you're looking straight into the center.
moto is close to pure Google
decent screen size
decent internal storage expansion
camera is better than expected
performance is better than expected
fingerprint reader works well
Overall Review: I like this phone. I have owned many Android phones, and although this is not as nice as a Pixel or Galaxy S7 edge, it definitely is an amazing value at $130.
Pros: -Awesome Power. 50-60FPS BF1 on Ultra
-Big, matte, G-Sync display
-Nice mechanical feel keys
Cons: -No retail packaging, not a big deal but lowers resale value.
-The black textured material shows fingerprints
Overall Review: For those who say this doesn't come equipped with G-Sync, it does but the BIOS needs to be updated to 1.08 or later. Mine shipped with 1.04 installed and if you look at the BIOS updates on Acer's site, it states "G-Sync monitor support" under v1.08.
I wanted an inexpensive gaming laptop as I have to travel and stay in hotels for work. I was looking at the inspiron 7000 but I'm happy I shopped around and found this on sale.
It renders double the FPS my 2016 alienware 15R2, which was double the price and had the same processor.
The Kaby Lake was the only advantage of buying something new but from what I've read it probably has a negligible effect on gaming.
Pros: Plenty powerful for streaming media-based HTPC.
Added a 2.5" SSD, Installed Win 10, K-lite codecs, Plex home theater, some custom UI tweaks, and plugged in a FLIRC. Works great as intended.
This may be the best ~$300 HTPC option available as of 11/16
Cons: "Specifications" list there is a mSATA port, There isn't. There are two stacked m.2 slots, one is occupied by the wifi card, the other (I assume) would support a M.2 2242 NGFF SSD.
Overall Review: The three different processors offered are essentially the same; all 2 core 4 thread, same QPI, Graphics, etc. The only difference is the clock speed.
Pros: 108" Screen Size. Lots of "Real Estate".
Of course it's a 1080P TN panel, but compared to older TN panels, it looks great.
Cons: "screen door" effect pretty apparent up close, but from 10 or 15 feet away it looks like the megatron at cowboys stadium.
Overall Review: Comes with a pretty zippy little desktop computer, too.
When it stops working, I'm going to re-purpose it as a gazebo roof.
Pros: Looks awesome. Illuminated 'DEVIL 13' logo. Great backplate design.
Size makes a GTX 980 CLASSIFIED look like a trinket.
Plenty of VRAM (more than it needs).
Comes with a bunch of swag including a super-nice ambidextrous mouse.
Powercolor is a great brand in my opinion.
Cons: Lacks performance when compared to the old 295X2.
Could overclock a max of 1049Hz.
Huge and heavy. If mounted parallel to ground you must use the enclosed 'prop'.
Crossfire becomes disabled at times for no apparent reason.
Not enough horsepower to be a standalone 4k solution.
Requires some firmware attention by the manufacturer.
Overall Review: I purchased this because I was curious, and I'm keeping it in that spirit. I wouldn't recommend this to a friend though.
Pros: Looks great with the bronze-colored highlights. Kinda matches copper pipes on gpu heatsyncs.
Front panel USB 3.1
Cons: I built an entire system, was tedious about cable management and component selection. When the moment of truth came, no POST. Debug LED read "00" (no cpu detected). Uh oh. I happened to have a working system with a 6600K, pulled it, reinstalled just for measure, same "00" code. Returned for refund.
Overall Review: Don't even write a reply ASrock. I'm mad at you right now.
Pros: -Works great.
-3/4 of the bezel is very thin.
Cons: -No Vesa mount.
-No height adjustment.
-Sits very low.
-Orange. Gateway FX orange.
-Uses an clover plug to a 19V 3.42A converter instead of standard 3 pin ATX.
-I just picked up the converter to read the voltages and it was hot, so I took the surface temperature. 118.8F.
-Physically small and low-end in appearance compared to less expensive and similar-sized displays.
Overall Review: The functionality is awesome otherwise I would have dinged it another egg.
This would be a sweet buy at $349.
Pros: 1605 MB/s Read 1019 MB/s Write. Definitely performs better than any two SATA drives in RAID 0. No cables. Takes up almost no space.
Cons: $400+, not as fast as NVMe
Overall Review: SABERTOOTH X99
Pros: 1138 MB/s read 656.7 MB/s write in PCIe 2.0X4 slot. Windows recognized without drivers. Old motherboard recognized as hard disk. Comes with free OEM Acronis that is probably useful for some. Nice packaging.
Cons: none, I just wonder if I stuck one of those Samsung XP941s in this if I would get better write. Maybe I'll find out.
Overall Review: I put this in an older (~2010) Supermicro X8DAL-i dual 1366 Workstation that cost a fortune when it was new. I had a Crucial 240GB SSD that was getting 200 MB/s or so. I had a performance bottleneck in certain situations due to disk write, this has cleared those up. I think this computer will get another year or two now.
Pros: I set to XMP, got the advertised timings and voltage. it is correct that the BCLK speed must be adjusted to compensate for the XMP profile. I set the cpu overvoltage to auto (Sabertooth) and my clock went to 3819 MHz on the 5960X.
Overall Review: After Eric O's review, I thought I should say something in case someone new to X99 felt that this kit might be too much work. It really didn't involve any work at all for me.
Pros: Speed is OK. 2 x 512 in RAID 0 936MB/s read 790MB/s write in Crystal Diskmark on Sabertooth Z97.
Cons: Newegg's photos are inaccurate. I purchased these for an all white build. They're not white. I didn't remove an egg for this, but compared to an 850 pro or 850 evo, the performance is 15-20% less.
Overall Review: They're Silver.
Pros: Don't be mislead by the first review, the BIOS is straightforward and simple. Many (like myself) use legacy mode with oboards like these because one or more component (like SAS/RAID controllers or Xeon Phi) don't properly support EFI in the first place.
Cons: The price seems a bit high for not integrating a SAS controller like they do on other models.
Overall Review: There is a 122 page manual located at: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/C606_602/MNL-1491.pdf
I admit to being frustrated with Supermicro's lack of documentation when they stopped shipping boards with manuals about two years ago, but I am used to looking them up online now.
I used 16x Crucial CT8G4RFS4213 work fine. I have yet to encounter a memory compatibility issue on this platform, so I would venture to guess
Pros: 1802 MB/s read 562.4 MB/s Write on 12 4TB 5400RPM Drives in RAID 6.
Cons: None to mention at this point. I am concerned with premature failure, as other review authors mentioned, but folks who experience premature failure are also the same people who feel motivated to write newegg reviews.
Overall Review: Working great thus far. Controlling my PLEX Libraries. Upgraded from an areca 1223-8i card. I will likely buy another as the last two generations of areca cards have been good to me.
Newegg needs to implement a review system similar to a m a z o n so we can know whose reviews are real and who is having a hard time and ranting. Newegg reviews are often misleading because the people who post them are not experienced and/or qualified to use the hardware they are reviewing.
Pros: Compact, Stylish, Excellent quality, Accommodates virtually any length of graphics card. DIY liquid cooling capable (HDD cage is removed), best of both worlds between ATX and ITX. Swappable LEDs in front. Fits 5 2.5" drives when HDD cage isn't removed.
Cons: There is room for, and there should be, 2 SSD brackets behind the motherboard. Larger PSUs won't fit without removing HDD cage. This case is so strong in other areas that it isn't worth knocking an egg.
Overall Review: The DIY enthusiast systems 2-3 years from now will use no 5.25" bays, will use SSDs only, will consume less power, and might use BGA as opposed to LGA sockets which will require more comprehensive cooling when overclocked. This case seems to take those factors into consideration.
Pros: It printed OK for a while.
Cons: -Cartridges require replacement often and are expensive.
-Transfer belt requires replacement after a year or so and is $200
-Warranty is 12 months
-Messy inside, leaves unwanted colors on paper
-Computers have to be configured to print in monochrome only or printer will eat up the colored toner, even when printing monochrome documents.
-Bought this in May 2013 and now when printing it makes a grinding noise so loud that you can't hear your phone calls. Very distracting and not acceptable in a eorkplace environment.
Overall Review: I use this on a network of 12 users who print 200 or so pages per week, sometimes more.
Pros: Awesome. Great single-CPU for server, as turbo is only +100MHz. Does great in the production environment.
Cons: Performance is dwarfed next to an i7 5930k. The i7 , however does not utilize ECC.
Overall Review: Not an Ivy Bridge CPU. Newegg, Its been 3 weeks. Fix the description.
Pros: These push tons of cubic feet of air.
I was able to zip-tie all 100 together then fasten them to the perimeter of the bottom of a normal snowboard. I then wrapped a layer of semicircular plastic ducting around the edges. A couple of car batteries and a voltage regulator and BAM!
I now have a hoverboard like on Back to the future part II.
Overall Review: Worth every penny.
Pros: It works.
Cons: Supermicro is my last choice when it comes to buying a server motherboard. This board is a great example why:
No manual, had to look up front panel jumper diagram online
When using their website, typing in 'X10SLH-F-O' or any variant of this model number return no results, you have to use Google
No driver disc, and the driver links on their site didn't work, so I had to get the C226 RSTe driver from the Intel site.
Couldn't upgrade BIOS via IPMI until I read a review here. Thanks "N/A".
Overall Review: Wasted too much time digging around for info that should have been included.
Pros: I have built about a dozen or so HTPCs, and I have primarily used silverstone MATX cases because they looked good in entertainment centers and the build quality is excellent.
This case takes it to the next level.
The build quality is exceptional, and I was able to build a full ATX gaming rig inside.
Overall Review: Despite what the details say, I was able to install a full size 7970 (GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD, 11.4") in the case with a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard. I was even able to have keep both of the white HDD/SSD mounts installed. I am only using one SSD, and I may have had to figure something else out if I wanted to mount a HDD.
Hopefully this info helps if you were wondering the same thing.
Pros: Bought this to replace a failed Martin Logan 12" 450W sub.
This thing is punchier, and sounds much, much better. Clear, tight bass.
Overall Review: I bought this based on a recommendation from a colleague. Part of the difference is that the port is down-firing, and makes much better sound echoing off a hard floor that my rear-firing sub did facing painted drywall.
Don't buy this if you're placing it on a soft surface like carpet.
Pros: Even if you don't own this, you know that it doesn't get much better on a desktop (besides LGA2011 six-cores).
Overall Review: Didn't buy the 3770k because this is in a steambox in my entertainment center.
I have been overclocking for a while and now I don't understand why
Pros: 1000 Mbps on the other side of my house. (Approx 150')
Fastest wifi card I have ever used. Streams high-bitrate 1080p MKV without issue.
Overall Review: I didn't need the triangular antenna base mount. Maybe I can use it for something else(?).
I am using a Netgear R6300 for my wifi router.
Pros: Awesome power and efficiency.
Quiet at heavy load.
Overall Review: Installed in my steambox and works great.
Pros: Stable with 4.0Ghz 3930K, 32GB 2133MHz G-Skill mem, 2x Samsung 840 series, 2x GTX680, AX1200i. Board features are OK, I used the add-in wifi/bt card in another computer.
I use this system exclusively for gaming and am overall quite pleased.
Cons: Couldn't get XMP to work, machine crashed. Once I entered in the memory timing and speed manually it worked fine.
I still get an occasional bluescreen followed by an "overclocking failed" message. This forces bios but I don't make any changes, save & exit, then all is ok.
Overall Review: CaseLabs cases are the best. I wish newegg would sell them.