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This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: It's a nice paper weight.
Looks hi tech to people who don't know any better just sitting on the desk.
Cons: It's like gambling with the odds against you...
1000000000000000000000 to 1
Good Luck, maybe you can Han Solo that s***.
Other Thoughts: So I bought this board a long time ago when these boards initially launched. I've gone through 5 of them. The first one was DOA. The second worked fine for a few months and then just started blue screening. The third had damage to the memory sockets. The 4th had memory socket damage. The 5th now doesn't even post and here is why...
The CPU socket, I see a lot of people saying their board won't post, the reason is the stupid square bumps that pop out on the processor socket. You can see them in the pictures here on newegg.com. These stupid things prevent the CPU from sitting on the socket correctly and thus you can't post because the processor can't fit into the socket properly.
I've seen people who have a good board with a processor socket that is flush and flat and allows the processor to sit on the socket properly.
This is why people who go with a UD5 have no problems all those boards have a flat flush processor socket vs the majority of these UD3's with these stupid bumps on the processor socket.
RMA process is... annoying. They make you jump through hoops and hoops before you get your RMA going and as you can tell from earlier I've done it 5 times now, and now with a 6 time coming.
I have just got off the phone and complained to half a dozen of the gigabyte customer service reps, I wasn't even passed to a manager, they just said...
" My manager is out to lunch, I will have her call you, bye. ( Hangs up ). "
Do yourself a favor and if you are looking for a cheap 990FX mobo that can support the 9000 Series chips, just go ASUS and get a ...
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
It looks to be the cheapest board out there that can support these processors at the time of typing this review. I hope I've helped you guys.
Pros: + Cheap
+ Arrived quickly
Cons: - I couldn't find a way to mute myself without turning off the headset if I was using it on PS3.
- Arrived in a bag, not a box. What I mean by this was it was shipped in a bag unprotected and could have been damaged during transport due to not being protected by a standard box.
Other Thoughts: I just needed a headset to chat with my buddy via PS3 while we play Helldivers or Diablo 3. It does the job, and he says he can hear me loud and clear. I am happy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Diablo III PlayStation 3
Pros: + Does not require a internet connection in order to play. Unlike it's PC counter-part which failed mostly due to this fact.
+ Support for up to 4 players via online, LAN, or couch Co-op.
+Game runs flawlessly even with hundreds of enemies on screen at 720p resolution. The Xbox 360 version runs at the same resolution but the Xbox 360 just up-scales it to 1080p which more than likely would cause performance issues seeing as the Xbox 360 has less RAM than the PS3. I have yet to run into any sort of stutter, glitch, etc on the PS3 version while on the Xbox 360 version I've play at a friend's has frequent issues.
+ Game looks great and has great physics for rag dolls and pieces of body parts from enemies flying around covering the landscape in blood and mush beautifully.
+ PS3 version is actually more up-to-date than it's Xbox 360 counter-part. This is mostly due to Microsoft trying to squeeze Blizzard for millions so the Xbox 360 version receives the same updates just less frequently in large service pack like updates instead of frequent small updates.
+ Plenty of content to go through, items to find, things to craft, classes to play. This gives you and your friends playing lots to do and you won't just blow through it in less than 2 hours. These qualities give it a replay-ability that is hard pressed to find on consoles today where most developers really skimp out on their game's content for superficial graphics, sounds, etc.
Cons: - Diablo 3 lacks the character development depth that Diablo 1 and 2 had. I have no control over stat allocation like I did in the previous games. So whenever I level up I don't need to take time to think about how I should spend my points on my characters stats such as Strength, Vitality, Intelligence, Dexterity, etc.
- Less level randomization than previous titles.
Other Thoughts: I had been wanting to play Diablo 3 the minute I heard it was coming out years ago. I however am more cautious than most and I wanted to wait for several reviews before I bought it. Luckily I waited because the PC version was riddled with non-sense DRM practices, broken game mechanics, horrible loot drop rates, poorly implemented PVP mechanics, and just a score of other complaints that had Diablo fans up in arms against Blizzard.
I think the biggest problem was that their DRM practices. In order to play the single player of the game, you had to be connected to the internet. WELL GUY WHAT IF MY INTERNET WENT OUT? Well too bad no internet no game. Several people experienced these issues and flooded Blizzards forums with angry posts and death threats toward Blizzard for their shady business practices. Blizzard has since learned from it's mistakes and translated those improvements to the console version, which in my opinion is the version to get it just plays the way you'd expect and doesn't disappoint.
I would however like to point out we are getting very close to the launch of the expansion pack and it doesn't seem like Blizzard is going to deploy it on the PS3 but instead is deploying it on PS4 as an exclusive PS4 title. Time will tell if this is truly the case of if they might bring it to the PS3 also a year or too later.
All in all this is a great game for any PS3 owner. PC quality on a console for a price that is hard to beat. You and your friend/family owe it to yourself to pick this game up and get to slaying some demons!