Date Joined: 11/27/07
Pros: -100hz w/ 120hz OC
-Solid! (stand too)
-Easy to set up
-I won the backlight bleed lottery with none
Cons: -Nothing really except the price, but for me, it was definitely worth it.
EDIT: Dead Pixel Middle of Screen - Read the edit in the "Other" section.
Overall Review: I originally wanted to get the Alienware equivalent of this monitor, but it was always sold out. One day, Newegg had it, but it was in the Marketplace and for some reason, it wouldn't take my preferred account, so I couldn't do the awesome 12 months of no interest. That's what originally sent me this way.
My system isn't the greatest all around, but it works really well for me:
32 gigs of DDR4-2800
SLI GTX 780 Tis
I was worried that my GPUs weren't new enough to power this beast of a monitor. I was wrong. I can play many of my games in high settings at 3440x1440 at 100hz. The OC for 120hz works flawless on the monitor, but my gpu actually can't handle 120hz at this resolution. Found multiple threads after I got the monitor on a few sites with others having similar issues. I was afraid that going from 144hz TN panel to this IPS 100hz, I was going to notice a significant decrease. Honestly, I have seen an increase in clarity (from TN to IPS) and the speed difference from 144 to 100...I haven't actually noticed a difference yet. Most likely, the GSync is helping out too.
I would highly recommend this monitor to anyone that has the computer power, money, and is looking for a gaming monitor. BF1, Destiny 2, FF XV (Demo), Star Wars BF2, and many other games just look amazing. I can't believe I went this long at a 23" basic monitor. This is a massive improvement and won't be going away from ultrawides any time soon.
EDIT AS OF 03/31:
Seriously, just after my 30 days to return to Newegg comes up, my monitor ends up getting a dead pixel square in the middle of my monitor. I hear a small popping sound come from my monitor (no the built in speakers weren't on or plugged in for that matter). The middle of the screen got dark, then lightened up.
Now, there is a black pixel right in the middle of my screen, and around it almost seems bruised. It's all darker around it by about a quarter inch. I tried contacting ACER but the warranty is supposedly needing 5 pixels dead before they will even fix the issue under warranty. It's sad paying 1k for a monitor, then have an issue and not be taken care of :( Honestly, if the dead pixel was even on the side, I would be okay, but being right in my line of site continuously...you can't even overlook or try to forget about it. I honestly wish now I saved a little extra to go with a different brand that would've taken care of this issue instantly.
Don't get me wrong, the rest of the monitor is working well. I just don't understand why a high end monitor can't have a great warranty like the Alienware equivalent.
Pros: -The lighting is very clear and vibrant
-The Bios has both an "Easy Mode" and "Advanced Mode". It's pretty much idiot proof :)
-OCing is very simple! My i7-6800k is at 4.2 comfortably without having to do much tweaking
-Usually I don't like the bloatware that comes on the Mobos discs, but a good chunk of items here actually help you out more than just congest the system
-Just the look of it in general, it is eye candy! Besides working great, it looks great too!
-Multiple fan headers (I find this nice because my past experiences usually have only 2 maybe 3...this has 5 I believe....doing this while I'm at work)
-The amount of USB ports and headers, even the new C type!
Honestly, to me a motherboard is hard to explain the Pros. It looks nice, it does what it's supposed to do, and it's very sturdy.
Cons: No cons really! Check "Other" for a dislike though.
Overall Review: I'm still trying to figure out one thing with this board. I have a Razer Ouroboros and like to charge my mouse while the computer is powered off. I know I could get a powered USB hub to do this, but I am trying to figure out how to make it work straight from the motherboard. In the Bios, there isn't anything about USB power settings that would turn off or on USB ports. The only thing there is EuP 2013, but that is turned off. In Device Manager, all energy saving properties have been turned off. Still my mouse will not charge while the computer is off. Oh well, there has to be something somewhere.
I was very skeptical about this board at first because of friends and family having issues MSI many years back, with both cards and motherboards. I was very close on getting the EVGA Classified board, but it was sold out when I placed my order. I read many reviews from outside sources and youtube videos like OC3D. After my research, it was enough for me to take the plunge. I'm very happy that I did because this motherboard is amazing!
This motherboard was a huge upgrade for me because last time I built a computer for myself was back in 2011. I was using one of Gigabytes Z68 regular motherboards because I had to go cheap at the time, and I had a great deal on getting an i7-2600k. So going from a Z68 to an x99 board and from an i7-2600k to an i7-6800k, I see a massive boost! I would recommend this board to anyone.
Pros: I had a Newegg card and the price was a couple bucks cheaper with a code I had than buying it on Steam.
It's for Fallout 4! Great game!
Interesting thing happened! (see other thoughts)
Overall Review: I own Fallout 4 along with my wife. I was going to buy this just for her for Christmas and get mine later on when it went on sale. Well, I wanted to give this to her now just so I can say I gave her something before Christmas and not ruin anything big. Well, to our surprise...There were 2 codes! No joke and both worked. Both her and I now have the season pass. I'm not upset about this one bit :D
Pros: -Great price when on sale for 1TB!
-Speeds are amazing!
Cons: -None really. Even the standard price is a little high but for 1 TB, it's not horrible. You get what you pay for :)
Overall Review: I upgraded from a Mushkin 240GB SSD to this behemoth because I literally ran out of room. I know I could've bought another 240 or any other size in that matter to add to my PC, but I wanted to do a reformat anyways. I got this on sale when it was $379! The speed of this compared to my old SSD is still quite a big difference, and that shocks me because I thought my 240 was fast. Everything starts up within seconds (using Windows 7) and load times for my games are non-existent. I bought this because my Origin and Steam has so many games, but I could only have a couple installed at a time. I would have to finish a game and then uninstall it to reinstall another game. I'm not looking to install all 200+ games I have accrued over the years, but I would like more than just WoW, BF4, Borderland: Pre Sequel, and Dragon Age: Inquisition installed. Many friends play other games as well, but I have to constantly uninstall 1 to install a different game every other week. This 1TB drive has been amazing and I have had ZERO issues with this. (Sadly, I didn't use the program that came with this, so I can't rate it)
Pros: A few years back, when BF3 first came out, I build both myself and my g/f new computers. Within the computers, I got myself 2 GTX 560s and her only 1 (Motherboard wasn't SLI capable). She's done fine with it, playing any Bethesda game she had without troubles, just not maxing anything out. For XMas, I got this for her (During the Black Friday Deal).
She opened this and was shocked to say the least. Every game she has plays on her 120hz monitor at max settings with no problem. Everything is crisp and no jitters what so ever. I knew there would be a big difference from a 560 to a 780 ti, but wow, I can't believe it changed that much. She now has a better computer than me...Ugh, I need one of these now (maybe 2 :P) It's completely worth it.
Cons: People say price, but you get what you pay for, and this is definitely worth the price. I'm planning on getting myself one in the near future to take place of my SLI GTX 560s.
Overall Review: Make sure your case has room. This thing is HUGE! Also, you need a somewhat beefy power supply. Other than that, prepare to be amazed! :D
Pros: This unit has served my fiancee very well for the past 2 years. No, she isn't a facebook gamer but an actual gamer. She plays anything from Sims 3 and smaller games up to Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis 1-2-3, and many others. This unit has held for this long and still pumping away!
Cons: Not a single one...Wish it was modular, but meh, this is the one she picked out, so good for her :)
Overall Review: I don't see why people are saying this isn't good for gaming or anything.
Currently her setup:
-ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
-EVGA GeForce GTX 770 DUAL SuperClocked 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card 04G-P4-3774-KR (Upgraded from a GTX 560)
-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
-AND This PSU
This PSU is more than enough to power most items.
Hope everyone gets there issues straightened out and give this a second chance.
Pros: After turning on XMP in the bios, this thing is a beast. Anything I throw at it, it laughs and does it with ease. For the price, 8 gigs, and 2133 mhz...you can't go wrong.
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
Overall Review: Can you give me a deal? lol I'm going to buy another one of these to put into my other 2 slots. Really don't need it but hey, it's always better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. =)
Pros: Looks awesome, 1000w, modular, and 150 bucks. Not bad at all in my opinion. This thing works perfectly for me, and I can do so much more cable management with this PSU.
Cons: None, works with Win 7 fine for me.
Overall Review: I'm using an i7-2600k, gigabyte MB, 8 gigs of G.Skill Ripjaw 2133 Ram, SLI GTX 560s, and this thing just rocks it all. I love it.
Pros: Bought 3, they work perfectly. 2 for myself in a SLI configuration which took over my one GTX 280 that loved to over heat. I bought the 280 when they still had the F T W edition a few months after they first came out. Right when the warranty was up, my card started overheating between 80 and 90 C and loved to show HUGE artifacts. This card here took that all away, doesn't overheat at all (not even close) and my g/f that has the other one can play all her up-to-date/hardcore games at max settings and not have one problem with it. These were cheaper compared to other cards and do so much better than what people think
Cons: None at all
Overall Review: These cards are plainly amazing. 190 bucks and they play everything maxed out. I play Crysis 2 on Enthusiast settings and have no problems.
Pros: Bought this for my g/f in her new pc build. Allowed me to unlock all cores for her AMD Phenom II X6 1100T processor and runs perfectly fine. It also matched her setup of with blue everywhere. Ram is blue, lights are blue, this is. Looks pretty. lol
Overall Review: Can you send me another one for free Asus since you love me? I love Asus and haven't had a problem with there motherboards either.
Pros: I use this with my i7-2600k and this thing works amazingly for it. My pc has not had one hiccup yet *knock on wood*. Decent price and looks really nice.
Overall Review: I love gigabyte and will stick with them for the years to come.
Pros: It was a gift with one of my purchases here (so free)
Cons: It's already free, what's the point.
Overall Review: It was a gift and the gameplay is ehhh, but the idea that it was a gift still allows this thing to receive 5 eggs =)
Pros: WOW! Just WOW! I was going to keep my computer OCed but though, well I don't need 4.5 ghz atm. 3.4 with the turbo is fast enough for anything out there right now. If you want something that can run right out of the box AND can OC VERRRRY EASILY...THIS IS YOUR BABY!
Cons: None. Even the stock cooler/heatsink works amazing for me
Overall Review: I had the Thermaltake Frio CPU heatsink/fan for this, but my gf needed it more. Was worried at first having only a stock cooler. I must've been lucky compared to other reviewers with there cooler but my stock cooler keeps my CPU at 35C Idle/ 55C Loaded (give or take a few degrees depending on the day here). This is non OC'ed too. OC'ed I was running a "little" bit hotter lol. 55C/70C. Don't get me wrong, 4.5 ghz was soooo amazing to see and have for a couple days, but I really don't want to take the chance on not having a good Heatsink/fan for this. 3.4-3.8 ghz is all I need atm anyways =)
Pros: My gf is happy with it. It's faster than her old computer already. This was cheap and does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Overall Review: I love this brand and bought myself the Ripjaw series for my new build (which works wonderfully). You can't go wrong with this for the price and functionality.
Pros: Bought this for my g/f when I built her a new computer recently. She was still using a PS2 mouse and keyboard. It was one of the first optical mice Dell came out with years back so this was a HUGE upgrade. She says it can be too fast for her but she likes how she can set the two different DPI to her liking depending on what she's doing.
Cons: None what so ever
Overall Review: I love really fast mice, and I have one that is registered at 3000 dpi maxed. When I saw this, I was laughing because of the dpi on this thing. When we got it, she tried it, loved it, and asked me to try. I started to chuckle thinking "man, this is going to be horrible." Let me tell you, I was shocked. Yes, it's not 3000 dpi, but for something reasonably cheap, very comfortable, and has the side buttons (I love side buttons), it was amazing. I was able to play BF:BC2 and still do pretty well on it without getting below 1 k/d ratio. lol Again, this is freaking amazing!
Pros: This thing does wonders on my gf's CPU. It keeps her Phenom II X6 1100T at 30C idle/55C loaded (give or take a few degrees depending on the day lol)
Cons: Not really a con, but...IT'S HUGE!!!!!!! Make sure your case has room for this beast! I was going to put this on my i7-2600k (which had the pieces that fit it) but my side fan was in the way of this beast. I could've taken it off but there was a reason why I didn't (read below)
Overall Review: My gf's stock cpu heatsink/fan was defective and found out she didn't have a side case fan and was able to fit it into her midsize case (I have the In Win Maelstrom case) And when we shut the case, we literally had less than a couple millimeters before it hit the side of the case. It's a bit loud if you have it turned all the way up, but really only need it about 2/3 or 3/4 the way up and it'll stay cool.
Pros: Amazing.....I guess. It's grease, my cpu isn't over heating. I guess it's working lol. My i7-2600k with stock cooler and this grease is at 35c idle temps and around 55c loaded. I do have a lot of fans in my pc but the grease is working. If not, I can bet you that it would be a lot hotter.
Overall Review: It was cheap and from a reputable company. I love Rosewill and have bought many different types of items from them: Fans, grease, PSUs, etc. None have ever failed. I always come back for more :)
Pros: It's an operating system. I love Win 7. I had another copy but since I made a completely new computer, my other key wouldn't work. It does what I need it too.
Cons: It's not linux? lol jk
Overall Review: There is no junk or any kind of "...ware" on this thing. It gave me what I needed to start my computer so I could load my new drivers. Just plain and basic, which is what I wanted.
Pros: Does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Overall Review: Just an fyi, the adhesive tape that comes with it is going to hold no matter what. I placed it in a decent area and then thought later, "hmmm. Maybe it would look better over here." Nope, can't move it. It won't budge. Oh well, it's bright and makes my computer shine.
Pros: Like everyone has said, this is no joke. This thing moves some serious air. I bought this when you could get more than just 5. I got 7 and have installed them into my In Win Maelstrom case. My idle temps before hand were running around 40C for i7-2600k and 30C/27C for SLI GTX 560s. My CPU has gone down to 29C idle and down to 49C using Prime95 when before I was hitting between 70-75C. My GPU has gone down but not much on idle. 27C/24C but playing Crysis 2 and BF:BC2 for an hour, my load temps have gone down from the high 60s down to the high 40s and sometimes breaking 50 barely. These fans move some SERIOUS air!
Cons: VERY LOUD! I can stand it though because the PC is about 5 feet ahead of me, close to my 42in tv while I sit back and relax and play games. I can't take an egg off because I knew it was going to be loud when I was buying it. 1 fan didn't sound bad to me, then 2 and 3 was still "somewhat" quiet...but then put the other 4 fans on my side with 2 other scythes I had from earlier...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?! It sounds like an older car that has been idling for way to long on a hot day and you can hear the radiator fan kick on and stay on. THAT'S THE SOUND OF 7 RUNNING AT ONCE!
Overall Review: Besides the noise (which really doesn't bother me anyways, even though I am getting a fan controller for them lol), these fans are the best cooling I've ever had. I'll stick with Scythe forever. I've tried many different types of fans, and many were decent, but nothing that really pumped out air at a reasonable price...But here, decent price, massive air movage...What I wanted and needed for my OC'ed PC!
Final thought for you:
If you need to move some air in your pc and don't mind some noise, this is it. If your pc is right next to you, you will here it more. Besides the noise, this is the best fan I've ever owned. I even like this more than the Noctua. I have one and love it, but it doesn't pump out enough air. This got it for me. Have fun and hope this helped anyone out.
Pros: Big.....and I mean BIG! I love the look of this, even the two weird green bars in front. The case is not overly bright for me and it has a lot of room to work with. I love that I can switch out the 220mm fan for 6 120mm fans (which I will be doing here shortly. Just need to figure out which fans I want). Rounded edges, first case I never cut myself on. I'm very impressed!
Cons: I wish I knew the specs of the fans within the case. What's the dba and cfm of all of them. It's very quiet and I can never tell that it's on or not except by the color that shows.
The only actual problem I had with this case is that it comes with 3 120mm fans. 1 in front, 1 in back, and 1 up top...there's a 2nd spot right next to the one on top...WHAT THE!? I just have an empty hole there looking for a fan to fill it's spot.
Overall Review: Please, SEND ME FANS! I wish I could find the 120mm fans within this case somewhere on the web. Even the main website doesn't even carry these fans and truthfully, I want more air in and out of this case because of me overclocking my i7-2600k and my SLI GTX 560s....If someone can find a site with these exact fans, I would love to see it.
Pros: 6 cores, 3.3ghz speed, less than 200 bucks....that bought me alone, but after installing into my wife's new pc, she's in love with it. I think I might be divorced here soon because she loves it that much. She's a huge gamer, but she plays everything on low setting because her pc wasn't good enough. AMD Sempron CPU and 9500gt gpu. Not really a gaming rig. Got her this plus a GTX 560 for sh**s and giggles and wow, there's a "little" bit of a difference =P Again, this is just amazing for the price and it's possibly one of the best AMD processors (if not the best processor) around.
Cons: STUPID HEATSINK!!! I would've knocked an egg but you're lucky I love you newegg. I also had bought another cpu fan just for this problem, but thinking it was going to happen to mine. Anyways, the heatsink didn't even cool the cpu one bit...I will admit, I'm not used to thermal paste already being on the heatsink ready to go. Still don't know how I feel about that. The locking mechanism on mine didn't work. I tried to lock it, and had a guy I know that makes pc's for a living try and lock it and he was getting frustrated because it wouldn't. Not just the metal piece that snaps on both sides but the black plastic piece that holds the two sides tighter so its actually sealed on the CPU. Nope, mine wouldn't do it. The plastic even stretched on mine. I thought I might've busted the mobo and cpu but bother were in pristine shape. That heatsink blows just for everyone's information lol. I hope others get better luck than me, or just take precaution and buy urself a lot BETTER cpu heatsink/fan
Overall Review: Again, I still recommend this CPU but read the ending of my cons. If you're building a nice gaming computer, this is a CPU that can get the job done and not break the bank (fully)
Pros: Nice looking case, fits MOST items (not all, will explain in cons). PC stays cool all the time even with a mini gaming rig I built in this. Case is sturdy enough to use (not a big cup holder though :P )
Cons: First, the MOST items thing. I have 4 different CD/DVD Drives, and none of them fit in mine. Maybe my case wasn't manufactured right but I took some heavy duty scissors to the casing of one of my drives for the heck of it, barely cut any off of it (clips still intact, really didn't look like anyone had touched it). Slid it back in and voila, it worked. Another, I know it sounds stupid but no instructions came with my case, just the screws. It isn't that I need it for much, just need to know which wires are negative and positive since the wires weren't even marked. The other problem I had was the case did not match up to my motherboard. I tried two other motherboards, different kinds to see if maybe one of mine was messed up but nope, the case was off. The I/O spot is fine, but the PCI-E slots were all off by a couple cms. When I put my gtx 560 in, the ports were pushing into the metal pieces between the spaces where it should've fit. Kinda sucks, but a few tweaks and it works.
Overall Review: I knocked it off one egg because of the cons I had, but I'm not going to make it sound worse than it is. It's a nice tower, and if anything, I probably got the one out of a million tower made wrong. Oh well, It still works and looks nice =)
Pros: I've built many computers and owned a few, but I wanted to go a cheap but somewhat efficient way of upgrading my mothers computer. She had a 250w PSU inside her PC and I wanted to get her a graphics card. She plays bejeweled and a few other games but being an older computer, the integrated graphics wasn't cutting it. So a GT 210, nothing big but nice for her needed a little stronger PSU. Got this one and have to say I was skeptical at first, but am loving it completely. Runs like a charm! I feel bad for people that get a DOA, but it's bound to happen sometime. I will buy from this brand again. Very reliable.
Cons: I can hear the fan...=P and it didn't look pretty! WHERE'S MY LIGHTS!!! Really though, none what so ever. =)
Overall Review: Can I have a second one free? lol =P
Pros: It does exactly what it's supposed to do. I have a couple HDMI cables and didn't feel like paying an arm and a leg for them, so I tried this cable it's amazing. I'm running my computer with this cable and have no problems what so ever with it. Everything comes in crystal clear and I bought a second one too for my Blu-Ray player. Just amazing!
Cons: None at all!
Overall Review: Can I get a 3rd one free? =P