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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 8 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Reliable, Consistent. runs 24/7/365 stock 04/12/2015

This review is from: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 8 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: A good reliable board that is able to handle a lot of very heavy work. I use a FX-8150 with a Coolmaster Hyper 212 cooler. Zero problems with the CPU or motherboard , except for the one noted problem. I have 19 hard drives hooked to this board at one time and I am constantly swapping out various drives and I have yet to have any problems. I use a Corsair AX1200 PSU, R9 280 3GB, 2 x Marvell 92xx 4X ports SATA 6G Conttrollerss, 1 x SIL3124 4X Port SATA II, a Creative Soundblaster Recon3D sound card, Logitech Z-5500 THX speaker.system. Bought for $181, Brand New in 2006. ACER S241HLLED + Dell ST2010 20" 1080p LCD

Cons: I have never had the sound work long than 1 week using this board. I am on my 4th motherboard, having had it swapped once

by ASUS who states I must send it in via snail mail because I had to replaced once via overnight after a nightmare of getting my

CC approved.. ASUS has customer service backwards. They say no, no, no, until they have no choice but to say yes. Just like

Scumcass and Slimebornerds. Good tech support says yes, yes, yes until they have no choice but to say no. By then, the

customer knows they have tried to say say yes. A Professional Tech Support team has pride & makes a "legitimate" effort. I had

one motherboard that would not update and three others w no sound. 4 boards swapped or replaced and still no sound. 5yr warr

doesn't mean much if they do everything within their power to demoralize me. I still only buy ASUS, although I have very little

respect for ASUS Techs. The board I received back from ASUS Tech had two fan connectors bent. and still no sound. Too eager

to avoid responsibility and make the customer wrong. I have never been denied. Many ppl over-tighten.and get hairline cracks.

Never use more than two fingers to tighten any screw. Never use power ever. A lot of wannabees on YT using screw guns.

Other Thoughts: I have 3 computers using this board. My primary computer has never had sound more than 1 week.I am one my 4th Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and I only have sound because of an addon sound card.. The other two have never had a single issue. Not one..
I have gone over this so many times and have built my system at least 6 times, but that's because I am a geek and it was necessary to keep heavy security so I could clean my customer's PCs. Lots of things seem to irritate my ISP such as customers or phone calls or positive reveiws.

Acer S241HLbmid  Black 24
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great Price. Great Size. Fast Shipping. 3 year warranty on Acer Products. It came with a VGA, DVI and an HDMI cable. I don't see that very often. The base is solid and does not squeak unlike my ASUS which I gave to my wife. This was a really nice deal all the way around. I am glad Newegg still had it in stock. One of my better purchases in 2014.

Cons: I hooked up my Pioneer Elite AV receiver to the onboard speakers. No question about. The speakers suck, but I didn't buy the monitor for sound. Everything else about this LCD is great. I see no problems. When I play games the picture is steady and clear.

Other Thoughts: I really think that two should have been offered for the price of one. That said. The monitor is a great deal. I thought my 20" Dell ST2010 looked good. It's not even close.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: When Seagate came out with 32mb cache on it's 7200.11 hard drives, I never put anything else in any of my customer's computers. I insisted on it. I bought for myself, 70 hard drives. Why? The performance was excellent. NCQ, SATA II - 300mbps, 5 YEAR WARRANTY.*Seagate is the number one hard drive manufacturer in the world.**

Cons: *. Seagate WAS the number one hard drive manufacturer in the world, that is until, they for some reason, bought Maxtor. Maxtor was currently number one for bad sectors. Pure cr*p. Seagate lost their number one status due to THIS drive. What absolutely cooked their goose, is that the model with SD15 had a slightly less that 99% failure rate. The symptom? You reboot your computer and suddenly the BIOS and the operating system could not detect the hard drive. GONE. Seagate gave me zero problems when it came to returning the drive. I sent in 31 hard drives to their i365 data recovery center. I told them all I needed was access to the hard drive. The called me every time and told me that their were multiple bad sectors and that they could recovery the data for me. I thanked them for their offer, but said I would recover the data myself.

Other Thoughts: I returned 49 out of 61 hard drive failures. 60% of the "Re-Certified" hard drives have failed within the first month. I took the rest of my drives, recorded the model and serial numbers and through them in the trash. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SEAGATE PRODUCT. The failures were happening to most of their drives, but nothing like the ST3500320AS. I lost so much DATA, my customer's data and my customers business. I lost a lot of credibility although to my credit, I called every customer I could and replaced the drives befored they failed, for a reduced fee. Nonetheless, I WILL NEVER BUY, RECOMMEND, SEAGATE AGAIN. Western Digital Caviar Blacks became my preferred hard drive, again. I have bought over 150 1TB 1002FAEX with 11 failures so far in the last 3 years.


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Display Name: Kevin K.

Date Joined: 06/30/06

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  • First Review: 01/29/08
  • Last Review: 04/12/15
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