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ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs update bios for ivy please 09/05/2012

This review is from: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: nice looking board. It has a power and reset switch on the board with a simple debug for easy error code read.

Cons: I started out with error code 55 saying that I had no memory installed. checked the memory found that it was working fine. submitted a rma then found out afterwards that I needed an update on the bios. so I held off on returning the board. called asrock (warning... if you call at the end of the day you may not get any service) The told me that they would send me an updated bios chip. 5 days later I called again and they sent me a confirmation that they received my info and sent it the next day. Way to go there asrock. I put in the chip and no more error code 55. but i did get a code saying that no graphics card was installed. should have checked that before i fully installed the board. checked with 2 different cards that work and still not working. very frustrating. have sent this back and went with another brand.

Other Thoughts: a note should be placed stating that ivy bridge is not supported with out a bios update. I don't know if this falls on Newegg or asrock. I may still purchase from asrock but this will effect my choice.

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Corsair Graphite Series 600T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Clean crisp look with good ability for wire management. One of the biggest selling points for me was that I could rout my wires out of view. This adds for cooling and it makes a clean looking set up.

Cons: the plastic connectors for the fan cover break easy. they super glue back on easy.
The fan controller...adapters or instructions? what do I do with this? If you add an accessory maybe some instructions. I have a big round knob that doesn't do anything on my case. I didn't get the case for this feature but it is there so it should be working. To be honest I would have preferred that it wasn't part of the case.

Other Thoughts: I honestly laughed out loud when I opened the box and got this Beast out. Its huge. I love it. Its heavy but I see that as a pro. It feels very stable. The side covers are easy to remove.
the whole case to me feels and looks of high quality. the covers for the fans a little disappointing.
side note. It comes with one lock for the access panel that opens to the MOBO but no lock to the other side. Novel idea but really falls short if you lock one side but not the other.

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ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This board is the classic you get what you pay for. I had no problems with the RAM. (Kingston hyperX 1600)

Cons: 6gb sata not capable for raid setup
it has Bios and not the UEFI

Other Thoughts: The bios needed to be adjusted to run my ram at the 1600 speed. This did boost my CPU from 3.07 to 3.67.
This really is a good looking board. Granted that looks are superficial but when you spend this kind of money you want to look under the hood at times and see a work of art.
I had posted earlier but did not know how to add to my comment. It seemed a little harsh so I wanted to add this.
I am happy with my Mobo and as I tweak it here and there I get a little more and more from it.

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Display Name: david o.

Date Joined: 02/10/10

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 02/09/11
  • Last Review: 09/05/12
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