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GIGABYTE GV-R487X2-2GH-B Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: FAST. REALLY REALLY FAST.

Cons: You could cook dinner on this thing (and heat your room at the same time). So big it interferes with two of my MOBO SATA port plugs rendering them un-usable.

Driver software still needs refinements to fully realize the power of this card.

Need to use a modified profile to adjust the fan speed to get the temps down to a reasonable level.

Other Thoughts: Still shaking this card out on my new rig. Hopefully the drivers get better. And Vista Ultimate keeps wanting to install a driver for the PCI to PCI Bridge on the card - and of course it can't find one.

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GIGABYTE GE-MK20A-D1 1200W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 1200W in a case not much bigger than a 750W PSU. Has modular cables that are sleeved with mesh for accessories and drives. The fan is quiet.

Cons: The latch on the ATX connector broke off on the first use. Not a big deal as it is a snug fit already and the connector isn't going anywhere soon.

Other Thoughts: The only improvement would be to make the ATX and the AUX board power cords modular as well - they are direct wired to the PSU now.

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GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-EXTREME LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Extremely Flexible MOBO! 08/21/2008

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-EXTREME LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: You name it, you can tweak it in the BIOS - or set the Dynamic Energy controller and let the board tweak itself on the fly. Great build quality.

Cons: Hey Gigabyte - your HD4870 X2 video card blocks the SATA ports for numbers 2 & 3. Why didn't you use a right angle port set like that on port numbers 0 & 1???
BUYERS BE ADVISED - if you want to make use of all of the on-board SATA ports, you cannot install an x2 GPU card. You either give up the ports or the card. Moving the card to the next PCIe slot reduces the bus from 16x to 8x which really defeats the purpose of having a card of that type.

Other Thoughts: Other than the SATA port issue mentioned above - love it!

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DOUGLAS P.'s Profile

Display Name: DOUGLAS P.

Date Joined: 05/30/03

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  • First Review: 11/13/07
  • Last Review: 08/21/08
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