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This review is from: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Dual Band N600 PCIe adapter, External antenna
Pros: Works well
External Antenna with alternate mounting options
Cons: Antenna cable length could be a foot longer and wouldn't hurt much with cable routing if it is too long.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS P8B WS LGA 1155 Intel C206 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server/Workstation Motherboard
Pros: This board has worked very well for me over the past few months. I paired it with a E3-1275 and it works like a champ. I installed ESXi onto a 16GB flash drive in one of the on-board headers with no real problems. Had to switch around boot settings in the BIOS, but nothing extreme. I am using an Adaptec 6805 Raid card with 6 WD Red drives which have been giving me no problems at all. Running 32GB Corsair low profile memory (non-ECC) with no issues whatsoever. Booting up takes a while for me, but I am fairly certain that if I were to install Windows and run SATA from the board it would speed up the boot process.
Cons: Wish it had an HDMI port instead of a DVI port, or at least both. I have it sitting next to my TV and have to bring a monitor out to it if I need to access the BIOS.
Other Thoughts: Haven't tried updating the BIOS since everything works like it should now, but had a AM3+ Sabertooth that bricked when using the Asus Flash utility and had to buy another BIOS chip. I won't be trying anything like that with this as long as nothing is broken.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W 8-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
Pros: Works as advertised. Great performance for the price. Windows 7 needs hotfixes, but linux/W8 will be able to utilize architecture more efficiently. Don't wait though - great buy.
I was able to OC to 4GHz (H100) 30C/42C.
Cons: Stock cooler is better than the one that comes with the FX-4100. I still wouldn't use it with this. Go with an aftermarket cooler.READ FULL REVIEW