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MSI Z97M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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3 out of 5 eggs BIOS defaults are odd and 3 digital displays NOT working 02/16/2016

This review is from: MSI Z97M-G43 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Works as advertised. All features are there and work. Handles my v4.5 Haswell perfectly, um, well. Not using it for a high powered rig, but wanted a Z97 chipset and 3 monitor out. This fit the bill as the cheapest one on the day I looked.

Cons: Multi-monitor does not currently work. investigating with support.

BIOS defaults are odd to me. For Windows 8.1 and 10, I had quite a bit of tweaking to do. Now, mind you, again, I wasn't building a high end system, so maybe I wasn't their "target customer", but still, you expect the advanced features to be off and the basic ones to be on, not the other way around. Nevertheless, the BIOS is laid out well and easy to navigate and setup. I immediately turned off the ugly POST screen, and will turn off legacy BIOS POST all together as soon as everything is working right. No one cares to see that garbage anymore.
Memory slots are really, really close to CPU. Probably not quite the best layout for OC, but many other models are very similar.

Other Thoughts: It's early, but I could see myself getting another MSI.

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ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - 600 MHz Dual-Thread Processor
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5 out of 5 eggs Upgraded from SB6141 on TWC 02/16/2016

This review is from: ARRIS SURFboard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - 600 MHz Dual-Thread Processor

Pros: I did have to reboot my old SB6141 occasionally as it would downgrade to about 1% of provisioned speed. Not anymore. This one has been stable for 1 month with no reboot necessary. I have TWC 100Mbps plan.

Cons: I can think of a single con, and I am picky. Maybe could use more bells and whistles in the management interface?

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this modem.

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Seagate Hybrid Drives ST1000LM014 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 2.5
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2 out of 5 eggs Not fast. Drive failed after just 4 months. 10/15/2015

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drives ST1000LM014 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 2.5" Laptop SSHD -Bare Drive

Pros: When it worked, it worked ok.

Cons: Well, as of today (10 months in), it's completely dead. I didn't realize, but it's been reporting errors for over 6 months. So yeah, that means it lasted about 4 months. Even during those 4 months, the drive performance was about 20MB/s for sustained IO, which is NOT 5x faster than 5400 rpm drives.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully RMA process goes smoothly. It looks like I'll be paying my own shipping, which isn't ideal.

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Display Name: Scott L.

Date Joined: 03/22/04

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 12/22/09
  • Last Review: 02/16/16
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