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GIGABYTE 7PESH4 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Lots of features for low price, Quad NICs + onboard Management make for good virtual host.

Cons: While the specs list supported CPUs as "E5-2600" family if you were unlucky like I was, and get a board without an updated BIOS, Ivy Bridge CPUs will NOT boot on this board. Now I have to find a Sandy Bridge CPU just to boot and update the BIOS before it will be usable.

IPMI event logging only lists errors for fans missing or low speed (not all fan headers had fans on them.) but no errors about an incompatible or missing CPU. I thought I had plugged something in wrong or the board was DOA. Wasn't until I noticed there was an updated BIOS for Ivy support, which was newer than the firmware for BMC.

Other Thoughts: Wishing IPMI allowed you to update the motherboard bios, since IPMI is working fine.

Hoping this gets me more visibility from Gigabyte support as it has been 2 days and I don't even have confirmation that they even received the ticket.

Hitlights Flexible SMD 3528 LED Strip Light only/ Cool White/ 150 LEDs/ 16/4 Ft(5 Meters)/ IP-30/ Indoor (no power supply included)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very small/thin strip that wont take up much room, and extremely bright given their size.

Cons: The description says it comes with both a power supply and a dimmer dial, but it does not come with either. For the price I didn't expect anything more than just the LEDs, but the description should be fixed to indicate that both are sold separately and are not included.

Other Thoughts: Bought to go under cabinets above a desk to give some reading light without having to turn on ceiling lights which are much brighter, strain the eyes and use a lot more energy. These are perfect for that task.

MSI N470GTX-M2D12-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very powerful. Paired with an OCd i3, can run Metro 2033 at 50+ frame rates. Mostly 60FPS, but it does dip (i blame the i3)
Folding Powerhouse, getting 15k PPD @1530 shader.

I love this card. Nice and small, seems a bit shorter than my 260, which was surprising, but now i have more room in my mATX case.

Runs Crysis maxed at good fps too :P

Cons: Runs somewhat hot and noisy with stock cooler. NO WHERE NEAR AS HOT OR LOUD AS I HAD EXPECTED. Im still happily upset about this. Fermis may run hot, but not hotter than anything that has been out before. load temps @80C while folding. @75% fan.

Other Thoughts: USE MSI AFTERBURNER!!! And make a custom profile for the fan, it is very worth it. Your 470 will thank you. I had been getting 95C+ load temps, but fan stays at 40%. now it increases with temp, as it should, as well as AB is great for overclocking.

Also, dont make the same mistake i did, dont waste the nzone key on RE5. it is a broken game.


Christopher C.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher C.

Date Joined: 10/08/05

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 04/29/06
  • Last Review: 05/01/14
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