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Pros: The GA-Z77M-D3H is an amazing motherboard with new features. Was looking for a new quality Z77 Micro-ATX board. Has nice stuff like Dual-Bios (so if you ruin the 1st bios, it automatically returns with the 2nd), 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 2x SATA 6Gb/s (+4 SATA 3Gb/s) and much more.
Main Setup Specifications:
Intel Core i5 2300 2,8GHz - 3,1GHz (Stock Heatsink with Noctua NT-H1)
Seasonic M12II 520W
8GB DDR3 1600MHz Ripjaws-X G.Skill
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
OCZ Vertex 2 120GB
Western Digital WD2500YS 250GB
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F ATA Device
2x120MM fans (+1 120MM in PSU)
Trust Predator Laser Gamer Mouse
Logitech G510 Gamer Keyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (x64)
CoolerMaster KWN1 430 Black Edition
Cons: - No SLI-support. Only CFX.
- 2nd PCI-E port runs at only x4 speed.
Other Thoughts: Nothing reallyREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: The performance is really good for when it runs. For example: It runs BF3 at highest settings with no problems @ 1080p. That's non-overclocked, amazing! until...
Cons: Drivers are vulnerable to crash in Heaven, Battlefield 3, Crysis (Warhead) / 2 and other games. It's really unstable. This causes the screen to go black. Afterwards I get a message that the driver is recovered and that happens everytime. Re-installed a lot of older and newer drivers, even clean install without 3D driver and Audio driver. That didn't do a thing. PSU = Seasonic M12II 520W and it has been running stable with my older HD6950.
Other Thoughts: Nothing else, really. Good performance, but a chance of having a lot of crashes.
I returned the card in the hope I get a "non-blackscreening" card back.
You're warned, because you might get a broken card that crashes a lot and requires a RMA. I'm not the only one having problems. Check EVGA forums.
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