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This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Runs my fx8350 just fine.
Most of the users that are complaining don't have enough 12V current in their power supplies. There was one noon that advertised that he was using a 550 watt supply...GET REAL! This onboard CPU power supply with a 120/140 watt CPU along with a video card requires at least a GOOD 750 watt supply.
Cons: None of any consequenceREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: UEFI BIOS makes it easy to set up and even update BIOS.
Cons: does not come with a USB3 bracket for the back of the PC, yet has the connector.
Also it is about a 3/4 ATA board and does not have support for about 2-3" of the back of the board. This is the area you plug power and SATA Cables. I used some plastic standoffs and mounted them into the case (under the board) to support it.
Other Thoughts: It is a very good board despite the negatives, fast and simple to set upREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fits the Side window in a Coolermaster Armor + case.
Provides some airflow to the top of the motherboard.
I'm not that big on LED fans.
Cons: As with any sleeve bearing fan it wears out the sleeve bearing and then the fan blades start to hit the vent and making noise.
Other Thoughts: Sleeve bearings are infamous for wearing out and/or loosing their initial lubrication and slowing down.
The fan blades are almost 8 inches in diameter and this weight and any unbalance (dust, initial condition) wears the sleeve bearing down until the fan blades tilt down a degree or two causing it strike the case.
Why no one makes a 2 bearing 200 mm fan is beyond me but I replaced the 200 mm fan with a 120 mm case fan. I hade to modify the case but it was well worth it