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BIOSTAR TA970 Ver. 5.3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: UEFI compatible BIOS for those operating systems that require as much. All solid caps which is nice with a board at this price range. Board layout could have been a touch better but then again in this price range this is adequate. Limited overclocking but it is there. Supports core unlocking for the older AMD unlock capable CPUs. Has adequate Mosfet cooling for CPU power delivery. Does have memory setup for things like XMP/BMP profiles or manually set them as needed. Supports VID/Clock based for CPU. Officially supports 140Watt CPU. Supports RAID in UEFI shell allowing for booting using AMD RAID utility in excess of 2.2TB.

Cons: IO Shield required the sounds jacks to be punched out the rest of the way. Use care as they are extremely sharp.

Other Thoughts: BIOS only shows features available to the CPU type you are using. For example AM3 most do not support the boost clock rates(excluding Thuban based CPUs). I have had a few Biostar Boards over the years and all still work. Only one I have had to replace, thou it still worked, was an AM2 board in which a few caps at the CPU part were starting to bulge so I replace before system instability.

Logitech G13 (920-000946) Advanced Gameboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Unleash Your Own Key Layout! 10/23/2014

This review is from: Logitech G13 (920-000946) Advanced Gameboard

Pros: Compatible with most games either with the software profile or you own custom profile. The software allows you to save profiles on the device itself to internal storage. Makes some of those games with less then optimal key layout and issues with key re-mapping *cough* Battlefield 3/4 more playable. Also has some nice added features like a system monitor showing CPU usage and RAM usage, clock and date, etc.

Cons: A bit expensive but cost of software development has value.

Team Xtreem 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Desktop Memory Model TXD316G2666HC11CDC01
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Priced right at the time of my purchase. Worked well with the Intel Z77 w/3770K but the CPU/Motherboard did not seem to like the 26.6 divider, work either 26x or 28x just fine thou. Ran rated speeds and then some with advertised voltage. Getting over 37,000 mbps read, over 38,000 mbps write, and over 39,000 mbps copy with 47ns latency.

Cons: Heater spreader are abit larger which is good unless you are using a large air cooler.


Charles A.'s Profile

Display Name: Charles A.

Date Joined: 09/13/04

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 04/27/12
  • Last Review: 09/06/15
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