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Pros: Was cheap and worked like RAM should. Passed memtest with flying colors and even has a pretty cool design.
Cons: I was just looking to pick up another 8 gigs for an overhaul of my wife's desktop and it's discontinued...what a shame.
Other Thoughts: I guess I should have bought at least 32 gigs worth while it was for sale.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Solid board for the price, though I did not purchase through newegg. Booted first time and ran like a champ. Initially paired it with a Pentium G860 which handled everything great except some of the more demanding games of today.
Cons: I looked at the cpu's this board supported on the gigabyte website and decided to go with an i5 3570 (non-K). I saw that it needed a bios update to do so, which is no big deal. What I didn't realize is there are 3, yes 3 revisions to this board. I had rev 1.0 which will NOT IN ANY WAY support the i5 3570 (non-K) ivy bridge part.
Also, whoever designed the SATA layout needs to be publicly shamed. It's not a problem if you use a small GPU or onboad graphics, but my GTX 560 covers ALL FOUR PORTS. Luckily I had a couple of low profile 90* SATA connectors laying around and it was more of an annoyance than a show-stopping problem.
Other Thoughts: If you think you may upgrade to a different cpu, CHECK YOUR REVISION NUMBER!!! I had to buy a new motherboad since I couldn't send the CPU back because I already used it. Guess you live and learn. I'm temped to give it only 3 eggs simply for asanine placement of the SATA ports and horrible revisioning, but those have noting to do with how well the board performed.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Played all of the games i like maxed out.
Cons: Purchased on October 20th, 2012. Card then commited suicide while playing Fallout: New Vegas on January 21, 2013. Heard a pop, then no video at all. Could smell it and the fan won't even come on.
Other Thoughts: Zotac just lost a customer. The rebate took longer than stated and would have never come if I had left them alone. Now I fear I'll be stuck with Intel video for the next month while they take their sweet time on the RMA, not to mention this card was discontinued a couple of weeks after I got it. I new it was too good to be true. A GTX 560 for $114 after rebate. Guess I've learned my lesson.READ FULL REVIEW