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HIS iSilence 5 Radeon HD 6670 H667PNS1G 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Passive cooling design.
Actually does a good job cooling.
Windows rating of 6.8 out of the box, no OC.

Packaging was bomb-proof. Seriously, you could have thrown the box off your roof and the card would not have known it.

Cons: Nothing.

Other Thoughts: It won't run the newest games at highest settings, but it will do a bang-up job for what you pay.
Games over a year or two old will fly in this thing.

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Lots of features for the size.
Good price for the features.
Good looks.

Cons: Nothing!

Other Thoughts: A previous review I posted under the same name stated that this board was bad. After hours of troubleshooting, I finally verified that the CPU (FX 4100) was bad. Replaced CPU with a FX 6300 and the board fired up the first time and works great. My faith in ASUS has been restored.

With a FX 3600, HIS iSilence 5 6670, 4 GB Gskill RAM, and Samsung SSD, this thing starts Lubuntu in about 7 seconds. I'm happy.

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs I had such high hopes 09/03/2013

This review is from: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -Seems well-built
-Good list of features
-Good layout

Cons: Same as other reviewers have been saying. No display. I got the first board, installed it, no video output.
After hours of troubleshooting and research, I concluded that the mobo was at fault. RMA'd it. Got second one in, SAME THING; no display. I randomly got it to show the post screen once during a session of turning it on and off repeatedly. I have not been able to reproduce this. A few other times, I was given a screen full of blinking red squares, but nothing else. I did my homework on compatible hardware and have built many computers. This board has problems.

Other Thoughts: 30 day period for RMA and refund was over before I could send the second one back. I'm going to stubbornly keep trying to get this thing going, but I think I'm stuck with a bad board. ASUS was my go-to mobo brand, but I'm going to have to go elsewhere for this build. Sorry, ASUS.


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Display Name: Brian M.

Date Joined: 08/21/07

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/03/13
  • Last Review: 01/08/14
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