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This review is from: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: decent speedy motherboard, hyperduo works like a charm
holds 64gig quad channel memory just fine.
Cons: but if u plug in a 2.1 TB hd or larger into the marvel sata 2.0 ports..the motherboard may die on u, it happened to me.
rma service is a joke, they misplaced it for 2 weeks, had "worked" on it for 2 weeks. then returned with damaged cpu socket pins and voided my 5yr warranty after 1.2yrs of usage.
they must use some sort of stamp to damage the pins cause i've seen pics of other asus returned motherboards that went thru rma back to the users with bent pins and voided warranties...they all look the same. i did a fine look into the socket area, it's not only having bent pins..it's missing a few too. i think it woulda been better if asus released a bios patch to disable problem areas instead of causing users to crash their systems and deal with rma nightmares.
general note for other buyers...look at all the reviews...both good and bad and see if u have the money to waste on this.
Other Thoughts: i just wish corsair made motherboards...at least with them u get free replacement. i was nearly broke after saving up my money to build a system i was hoping it was to last 5yrs at least.
now i had to borrow money to find an alternate brand of motherboard.(shame abit went under, their mobo's still work to this day). and why did intel have to change the 2011 socket pattern for new generation cpu's.
Pros: handles all my drives and 2.0 and 3.0 sticks fine..on my friend's 8.1 laptop. i plan to get a few myself, docks are like old 8-tracks cassettes except for the information age, treat them with care.
Cons: if u have small kids or pets running around i would recommend the accidental insurance from this website cause docks of any brand will drop to the floor and stop working cause most of the drive interfaces aren't glued and bolted in on them and they will disconnect the connections u need. happened to one of the older docks i got.
Other Thoughts: to the guy with problems with his dock, ur machine must be screwy. cause i tested these on 4 different machines and os's and they work fine. so either u got a faulty unit or its ur pc that is faultyREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec FORMULA 7 Nano Diamond Thermal Compound
Pros: awesome thermal paste, kept my i7 3930k to 4.2 ghz at 39c and i didn't even oc the system.
i use it on my corsair h100 water cooler for the cpu.
ppl complain about this being a thick paste, u want it thick for more diamond particles per cubic nm between cpu and cooler.
(i dumped all my other pastes on my brother so he can moan and gripe about my pcs running better than his)
Other Thoughts: case was modified so i could fit a 20inch 3-speed fan to the side of it, i didn't like the idea of having 1-2 dozen 120mm fans on it to keep it cooled, so i took out all fans except the one on the chipset on the motherboard(voids warrenty if i do remove it), then applied packing tape to any case vent area i didn't want to have air go thru. so all airflow goes to mobo, ram, radiator, pwr supply, and hds and vid cards. no wasted airflow. i use 4 stage filter on the intake side of the fan to blow into the case.READ FULL REVIEW