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MSI Z77A-GD55 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Physical installation was pretty easy.

Cons: When I took it out of the box, I found one of the heatsinks had come off and was rolling around in the bag. It's the one that says "Military Class III" in the pics. The base of the sink was still attached to the motherboard, but the upper metal part was detached from the rubbery base part. I'm not quite sure how to describe it; that's the best I can manage.

Board worked fine for about 10 months, then out of the blue it bricked on me. It would run for about 9-10 seconds and then restart. It wouldn't post or beep, it wouldn't respond to the keyboard or put anything on the screen. I took everything off the board except the CPU and it made no difference. I took it to a local shop and the guy there couldn't get it to work either.

Other Thoughts: I scoured forums trying to find similar problems, but I didn't see anything. Then I made the noob mistake of tearing the sticker off the back of the board, thinking I wouldn't have to pull the board out to read the numbers off it.

I ended up just replacing the board. This was my first build, so I didn't really understand the thing was damaged out of the box or how to get an RMA.

HyperX 3K 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Speedy, nice size, works as advertised.

Cons: The drive failed after about 17 months of regular use, primarily running Windows 8.

Other Thoughts: I went to the Kingston support site and described my problem and the few steps I took to troubleshoot it. (swapping cables, ports, etc). They asked for a copy of my receipt to verify my warranty and then sent me an RMA number right away. I got my replacement within a few days.


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Display Name: Jason M.

Date Joined: 11/22/12

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 04/30/14
  • Last Review: 04/30/14
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