Date Joined: 12/12/05
Pros: Looks Great
Overall Review: If I needed more of these, I'd order them again in a heartbeat.
Pros: Durable and sturdy construction
Stable and solid footing. No sway or wobble.
Easy to assemble with simple instructions.
Overall Review: I put two 27" gigabyte curved monitors on this thing and it's rock solid. I could easily put larger on there (16:9, not 4:3) if I needed to, but not by much as 27" is their recommended largest monitor size. It's easy to adjust and comes with cable management brackets. I highly recommend this if you need a dual vertical monitor mounting.
Overall Review: Bought these to add 2 27" curved screens to my desktop. They were the perfect length and work without any issues. Very pleased.
Pros: Retractable, 64gb of space, reasonably priced.
Overall Review: If I need more, I'll definitely buy these again.
Overall Review: Fast and reliable. I like.
Overall Review: Awesome game and it was on sale. Win/Win.
Pros: On sale.
Overall Review: Bought one for me and one for my bro. Now we kickin' it Borderlands style, yo.
Pros: More options than I can shake a stick at.
Lots of overclocking options.
Cons: Not enough onboard USB pins. It was either my wraith cooler or my front USB 2.0
Overall Review: I love this board. It may be more than I need, but the stability and usability is top notch.
Overall Review: Bit of a tight fit in my server case, but this works beautifully. Would definitely recommend and buy again.
Pros: - It's got lights.
Cons: - Keyboard was flimsy feeling. Cheap.
- Not mechanical
Overall Review: It was a free gift with the purchase of an Aegis X barebone system. I got what I paid for. Will use as a backup if my main fails.
Pros: - It's ram, it's fast, and it does its job.
Cons: - I could find no issues with the ram.
Overall Review: I have absolutely no issues with the ram. Came in a nice packaging to protect it. Did a long memtest after install. 0 errors.
Pros: - Small form factor
- Space for 5 Hard Drives (2x m.2, 1x 2.5", 2x 3.5")
- Great Temp control
- Lighting options
- Fits full size graphics cards!
- Comes with an optical drive.
Cons: - Can be hard to work in, a natural drawback to such a small case
- Bios options are sparse. (Less heat issues though. And let's be honest, a small form factor doesn't need overclocking.)
- Utilizes SODIMM RAM. (One of which is standing while the other one lays flush against the board. Would have preferred them both flush.)
- CPU side M.2 slot felt loose. Mounting of card didn't feel 'locked in'. Works perfectly though.
- Ton of screws to get all the sides off. Don't forget that there's one on the top holding the CPU side panel on.
Overall Review: This case and system are amazing. Might need to turn off the rapid storage clone option to get your m.2 to be recognized. Stuck a Toshiba RD400 512gb m.2 drive in and windows installed in 20 minutes. Fresh install. The anniversary update only took 10 minutes to apply. Absolutely loving this machine.
Pros: -Blazing Fast. 20 minutes for a fresh install of Windows fast. Anniversary update from start to finish, 10 minutes.
-512gb is pretty darn good for a m.2 drive at the moment.
Cons: -It's expensive. But did I mention it's fast?!
Overall Review: This is more of an enthusiast part at the moment due to cost. The speed at which my operating system and games load is more than worth it however. I had to disable some Intel Rapid Storage functions in the BIOS to get my Windows Installer to find the drive. Most newer motherboards have better detection, however. Would I buy another? Hell, yes. In fact I'm saving up for a second one of these monsters since my system can support 2 of them. Probably move my games to it and reserve it for that.
Pros: Small, easy install, quick driver update
Cons: Windows 10 has some driver issues, this is not an issue with the dongle itself.
Overall Review: There are few things to do to make sure this works effectively in Windows 10.
1. Open the device manager and right click the bluetooth device and select update driver. Do not install the driver that comes on the CD. Got nothing but blue screens with it as it was written for windows 8.
2. If you have a wireless router, check to see if it has a bluetooth compatibility mode. This fixes a lot of pairing issues and sound stuttering.
3. Don't forget to restart windows after doing both of the above. Should also reboot the router.
Pros: A fast processor that can be overclocked, and played with to your hearts content...
Cons: No cons apparant... see other thoughts
Overall Review: Now, when i buy a boxed processor, i expect a heat sink with fan. apparantly none of the black series come with one and it caught me off guard. Not labeling as a con, because it's listed as such on newegg, my mistake for reading over that one little line of text.
Pros: It does HDMI Output, and is a speedy setup.
Cons: There are some compatibility issues you should be aware of, namely vista aero.... if enabled, your system will hang. Add a video card, and the issue goes away.
Overall Review: The driver xpress install was a great idea... makes new installs a breeze
Pros: It does it's job, it provides physics processing for games and other programs designed to make use of it.
Cons: It's PCI. I only have one pci slot and it has my x-fi fatality in it. most new motherboards also only have one pci in them. wait for the pci-express to come out around november. the fan on this card went out fast, causing everything in my case to overheat. second, it produces WAY too much heat. they need to make this chip at a smaller process or get a better heat sink for it, even when the fan was working it ran way too hot. now it just sit's in a static bag on the back of my couch,
Overall Review: i needed to use this for programming with physics in dark basic.
Pros: Fast, reliable, and a great sized screen. I also enjoy the full sized num pad, something smaller laptops often do not have.
Cons: only con i have is with the automatic repair feature that everest put into the vista install. crashed half way through. needing to use it i attribute to the noob behind the keyboard.
Overall Review: we have two of these in the family, and while they're great for work, they are only moderately good for gaming. Who really cares about that for such a low price.
Pros: fast, great reception, and works in x64 vista ultimate.
Cons: did i mention i had to get the drivers from atheros, the chipset maker? the drive i got works great, but dlink didn't have them on their site.
Overall Review: i need an 802.11n router now ;P
Pros: it's big, does 1680 x 1050, and was cheap. it's also made by viewsonic. 5ms response time.
Cons: i put this monitor through the ringer. i can't find a thing wrong with it. no dead pixels, no screen tearing, beautiful color and bloody bright.
Overall Review: do you know how cool three of these would look like with the matrox triple head?
Pros: It's near silent, powers two 8800gtx's, and two FX-74's, and four 250gb sata2 HD's. what more could a guy ask for.... did i mention the black mirror finish?
Cons: the cables aren't modular, but that's what zip ties are for.
Overall Review: got vista? then take the expansion slot usb's, remove the expansion IO cover, and zip tie it close to the hard drives. then you can plug a USB flash drive to it and use ready drive to cache your system.. hey. it said other thoughts, not that it had to be relevant.
Pros: -FAST as HEll
-Black labels and black pcb
Cons: -the card is extremely long
-takes up two slots on MB/case
-take two 6-pin plugs.
Overall Review: those cons there really don't matter when it comes to the speed and graphics performance you acieve with this card. i can finally play my game at full detail with no lag or stutter. it's a beautiful thing,
Pros: -12 SATA ports
-Still supports IDE
-Good layout of dual processors and ram.
Cons: -slightly larger than a regular ATX MB
Overall Review: I managed to fit 2 CoolerMaster Eclipses on this board, where people have complained about fitting two smaller heatsinks on other boards. With the two huge heatsinks on there I still had full access to my ram and surrounding plugs.
-2x the normal Wattage
Overall Review: You have several things going for you with this processor setup. future processors in this line will be quad and octo core chips. that'll give you 8 - 16 cores to play with. this processor with a brother on a L1N64-SLi MB manage to keep up with a qx6700. That's a mean feat to manage. Most of the benchmarks for this CPU did not take into account the need for a NUMA aware OS. Thus the numbers were far lower than what the processor can actually manage.
Pros: 120MM fan for moving the heat off your hard drives.
takes the place of your front plates without looking gaudy.
the fan has blue lights.
the drive case has rubber grommits for shock absorption.
Cons: the casing is a bit long, had some problem with cables between it and my 8800gtx.
Overall Review: matched my raidmax katana rather well. it's holding 4 250gb hd's now :P