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BIOSTAR Hi-Fi H81S2 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Low cost
6x PCI-E slots
Uses only one 4-pin auxiliary power connector (plus ATX of course)

Cons: I could not find an option in the BIOS to choose VGA preference. By that, I mean I am used to boards who lets you use onboard VGA even if there is a video card in one of the slots. This is wonderful for troubleshooting, but it would also clean up my setup.

Other Thoughts: I would have given this board 5 eggs if it weren't for not having an [obvious] option in the BIOS to force onboard VGA.

Biostar, could you please add this into a BIOS update? I would have just bought another if I knew it did this.

SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 6950 DirectX 11 100312TXSR 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Great overclocking, hit 1010/1500mhz using Sapphire TriXX (voltage control)
-Cools great when using manual fan control
-I was able to flash this to HD6970, unlocking the extra shaders
-Excellent performer
-Comes with DiRT3 :)

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: I am a reviewer for a popular online website, and I was absolutely blown away by this card. Absolutely, positively one of the best HD6950s I've had my hands on. I can't speak for the entire population of these particular cards, but I know that this one overclocks to hell and back and was unlockable. Unlocking means that you can force flash this card with a bios from an HD6970 and go from 1408 shader cores to 1536. I saw about a 10% increase in performance on top of the wild overclocking I was able to achieve.

Yeah, it's a little bit more expensive than other HD6950s but the price is well worth it if you plan on overclocking and attempting to flash the card.

Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998826
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Solid performer, overclocks well, good looks. Mushkin has had a long line of memory that proves well, and these sticks definitely stick to that trend. Seems to overclock well so far, but I haven't pushed it

Cons: None yet


Michael T.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael T.

Date Joined: 11/23/06

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/20/10
  • Last Review: 03/13/14
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