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PNY GeForce GT 720 VCGGT7201D3LXPB 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x 8 Low Profile Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: pci-express x8 means that this card can free up your x16 slot for a computational GPU card so you can run simulations and get video output!
low profile.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This card is really not meant for gaming. Its main function is to provide video output on the x8 slot so that the 16x is free. My dual CPU server board only came with 1 x16 slot and I needed to use it with a Tesla card. So as not to lose video, this card is the perfect solution!

AMD Athlon X4 860K Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AD860KXBJABOX Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs great CPU for medium gaming and multi-tasking 11/11/2015

This review is from: AMD Athlon X4 860K Kaveri Quad-Core 3.7 GHz Socket FM2+ 95W AD860KXBJABOX Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION)

Pros: Quad core for a budget.
Handles everyday tasks with ease.
Good at multi-tasking and my version of that is switching between a game and video on a two monitor setup.
1080P capable at getting 30fps+ on modern day games with a mid range GPU.
Included heatsink and fan are adequate for non OC operation.
Faster at some single threaded tasks than the FX line at similar clocks.
Works with mini-itx builds to offer small form-factor gaming from AMD.

Cons: Not really any. It's a budget CPU. Don't expect FX level performance.

Other Thoughts: I knew the performance I was going to get out of this chip as its dirt cheap compared to the FX-8320 model so I did not get my hopes up. Currently have it running stock in my mini-itx build with an XFX 380 4GB model and I am very happy with the gaming performance. This is the only way to get an AMD mini-itx gaming solution and it works quite well if you know what to expect.
The stock cooler is adequate if you don't OC the CPU. One look at the HSF and you can tell it's not meant for OCing. Even in my mini-itx build (which is super cramped) the CPU runs at 34C for video streaming and between 54C-60C while gaming. While not water cooler temps, they are still within the rated range for performance with no throttling. This will definitely get me by.

SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DRL-I ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 R3 Intel C612
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs simulation machine 11/04/2015

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DRL-I ATX Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 R3 Intel C612

Pros: ATX form factor.
Supports latest haswell Xeon, 2600 V3 series.
DDR4 ECC Registered Dimms.
plenty of SATA ports that are nicely arranged.
Good layout for easy connection.
Excellent price.
Server grade BIOS.
Excellent technical support.
Memory down clocks automatically to support 1866GHz CPUs.
Has 2x 8-pin connectors to power CPU
Supports hyperthreading and the ability to disable it.

Cons: Cryptic error messages. At boot screen if something is not operating correctly, you wont even get to the post screen to enter the BIOS.
Hard to tell whats wrong by yourself and I would recommend contacting support to troubleshoot.

1 PCI-express slow thats x16. Would of traded a x8 for another x16 so that I can run a decent GPU for gaming and 1 CUDA card for simulations.

Other Thoughts: Got this mobo to build a CAE simulation machine.
2x 2630 V3 Xeons
4x 16GB GB DDR4 Supermicro certified Hynix Dimms
1 Intel SSD
Evga 750W PSU with 2x 8-pin CPU connectors
1 R7 250X GPU

Handles time and frequency domain simulations really well, especially with 16 physical cores.
I had a bad CPU and the system wouldn't post. If the bad CPU is in socket 1 this will happen as the motherboard depends on CPU 1 for booting and peripherals. Called tech support, they told me to swap CPUs and behold, CPU #2 in socket 1 made my system post and I was able to get into the BOIS. RMA'd the faulty CPU and now all is well.


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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 07/14/03

  • Reviews: 59
  • Helpfulness: 29
  • First Review: 04/23/06
  • Last Review: 11/24/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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