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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: Decided to do my first AMD (budget gaming) CPU build, after many many intel builds. No problems, boots up every time. BIOS is OK, nothing super. GTX660 video card snapped in perfectly and the two work flawlessly together.
Cons: BIOS program should be updated, when compared to other brands. Fan control is there, but does not seem to really work as well as other brand's fan control programs.
Other Thoughts: Satisfied with this product, has a pretty high feature list for the sale price I got it at, with the rebate in mind...READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Define XL R2 Titanium Silent EATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: Sound damping is top notch. Includes three fans and a basic fan controller, if needed. Front looks sleek and impressive. Excellent cable routing options. SSD drives mount perfectly to existing trays.
Cons: Heavy and very tall, will not fit inside most computer desks.
Other Thoughts: Will buy again, sound damping is totally worth it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is my daily gaming rig. I build computers for others and for work, so the fact that I am happy with this board should carry some weight. The SATA ports are 90- degree outlets to allow the video cards clearance, I like that feature. The BIOS program from ASUS is top notch, and works very well. Ready for dual SLI/Crossfire.
Cons: I agree with others who commented about the fan outputs, there could be more fan ports, and the placement makes for longer cable runs. I used a fan controller mounted in a 5.25 external slot so I can adjust the fans how I want, and if you really want clean wiring have a couple 4 wire extensions handy.
Other Thoughts: For the money this is a fantastic value. I also own boards that cost more than double the cost of this one, and the performance gains are negligible. I would recommend this board for any build using an ATX case.READ FULL REVIEW