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This review is from: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Cost to feature ratio is really high. Durable and nicely laid out. Easy to install and upgrade Bios.
Cons: Not a one. I wish it had come with a Q-connector like higher priced Asus boards, but I can not say it is a con.
Other Thoughts: I bought this board for my wife's new system. I mated it with an AMD FX 4100 "Bulldozer" Processor and 8 GB of G-Skill Ripjaws Memory and my old EVGA GTS 450. It is running on a 430 watt Raidmax PSU. It starts up and runs really fast. She plays Perfect World and World of Warcraft on high/ultra setting without any lag or lockups. I have bought a lot of Asus boards in the past. This is the first low end board, and I am blown away. Never had a bad Asus board. I will recommend this board to anyone wanting to build a cheap gaming rig. I do recommend updating the Bios prior to installing the OS. Asus says it helps compatibility issues that may arise from the new FX chips.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Miraculously the card works great. EVGA did a great job
Read below for why I say this.
Got a good price $60.00 off
Cons: Okay I will start by saying that the card runs great. I have no issues with it. Actually I was shocked that it worked at all. I received it today. When I got it. The shipping box was CRUSHED BADLY. When I got it open (which wasn't hard, because must of the tape was destroyed) The Retail box was protected by a scant amount of paper. The retail box had one corner crushed and the rest of it looked as iff it were used for a soccer ball. Now The packing was truly Neweggs fault. But the condition of the shipping box was all UPS and this isn't the first time I have received obliterated boxes from them. I have noticed a woeful amount of packages from the Memphis warehouse being under packed and the shipping containers damaged. This is tough to swallow as I spend at least $1500 - $2000 a year at Newegg.
Other Thoughts: The GTX 570 defiantly deserves the credit it gets on Passmark and other reviewing sites. I am getting 121.6 FPS in Heroic Sethekk Halls in World of Warcraft and 93.2 FPS in Orgrammar. So This is a great card.
But Newegg, you REALLY need to get on top of the shipping situation. Because this is really unacceptable.
BTW. I took plenty of photos of both the retail and shipping boxes.
quiet and relentlessly reliable
EVEN AFTER 3 3/4 YEARS
Cons: Well I have had it 3 3/4 years and still pulls it's weight. So I would say NONE
Other Thoughts: I honestly did not think this PSU would last more than a year, but It has been in use everyday since Jan. 30th of 2009. And has never had an issue. I purchased the extended warranty back then....well I didn't need it. it seems. Rock solid and long lasting power. Thank you Raidmax!!READ FULL REVIEW