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EVGA Z77 FTW 151-IB-E699-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great layout, easy to install SLI, very stable

Cons: None, so far.

Other Thoughts: I really appreciate the spacing of the PCIe slots. My old ASUS X58 had the slots set so that the top video card in a dual SLI setup had the bottom video card blocking the fan. The EVGA solves this problem by staggering the PCIe slots so that the video cards have my Revo Drive between them. This was how my old NVidia 780i was set up, and I'm glad that this new motherboard returns to that system. The result is that this computer not only outperforms my old one, but runs much cooler.

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OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230 PCI-E 230GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs After 5 Years, Still 8.0 Windows Experience 06/10/2013

This review is from: OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0230 PCI-E 230GB 4 x PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Scored 7.9 on the old Windows Experience, scores 8.0 on the new Windows 8 Experience. No other drive setup can come close to this performance.

Cons: The MLC architecture sometimes causes data to need to be moved to a new space on the storage chipsets. This is common to ALL SSDs, not just the Revo.

Other Thoughts: People who have never used an Adaptec or other fine brand of storage interface, or who haven't used the RAID capabilities of their computer will find the installation a very new experience.

Burn the installation files to a thumb drive BEFORE you install the Revo. Then run Windows Repair and LOAD THE DRIVERS for the Revo. This isn't rocket science, children. This is the exact same process that we all had to use in the days when we had SCSI Drives on our servers. Welcome to the big leagues.

When in doubt, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. OCZ gives complete and wonderful instructions on this device. If you follow the instructions, there will be NO problem. I have used my Revo on three different motherboards since I bought it (right here on newegg): A XFX NVidia 780i, an Asus Sabertooth X58, and my current computer which has an EVGA FTW Z77. ALL OF THESE COMPUTERS RAN DUAL SLI VIDEO CARDS.

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EVGA 01G-P3-1465-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cheap for what you get. Overclocks better than a 470, and is cooler.

Cons: Not as efficient as my 570s. I have the 570s, my spouse got my 465s. They still rock.

Other Thoughts: Some folks don't realize how much difference there is between DirectX 9c and DirectX 10 or 11. The framerates on WoW are much lower on a DirectX 10 or 11 card, because the rendering is different. However, my pair of matched 465s will run WoW on Ultra, and never complain. Framerates are around 30 to 50 FPS, and the NVidia 3D effect is astonishing. Mine are clocked at 756 Core and 1996 Memory. Oh, there are "sweet" ratios on an NVidia card. These cards run SLOWER if you set them at 760 / 2000 than they do at 756 / 1996. Has to do with the memory rate matching up with the core rate. If they are not syncronized, you actually LOSE memory cycles!

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Display Name: Leonard A.

Date Joined: 11/08/07

  • Reviews: 32
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  • First Review: 04/22/10
  • Last Review: 06/10/13
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