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Pros: They actually run at the advertised timing
Heatsink is both functional and cool looking
Other Thoughts: I'd fallen into a pattern of simply always buying the cheapest RAM that would work in my boards. And those cheap chips, while functional, would NEVER run at their advertised speeds reliably. So this time I splurged the extra $10, despite the protests from my Asian frugality angel, and ... OH ... look at that .. they run at their advertised timing even without fiddling with BIOS settings. Alright, I'm convinced. :)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: works fine, started up on first try
BIOS actually has a mouse-driven UI and is VERY tweakable
Cons: could've used a couple more case standoffs
You have to be very careful plugging in the main power harness as there is no support anywhere near it. I'd recommend plugging that in before installing the board in your case.
Other Thoughts: I used this board in a new system with an FX-8320, GTX 650 Ti, and 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. It's been on for 3 days straight now and hasn't missed a beat.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APEVIA ATX-AS680W-BL 680W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
Pros: 3 fans, quiet, lots of cables
Cons: not modular
Other Thoughts: ...power supplies are the most harshly reviewed things on Newegg running a close second to mobos. But I ordered this one despite some negatives, and you know what? It works just fine. It's powering a GTX 650 Ti, an AMD FX-8320 flawlessly, 2 spinner HDs, 1 DVD drive, and the usual fans. This system has been on for 3 days straight now without a hiccup.
And I have no idea why everyone seems to think the cables are stiff. They're no stiffer than any other sleeved cables I've used. It would be nice if it was modular, but you get what you pay for I guess. Also it is NOT LOUD even with the fans at full blast. I have single fan power supplies that are much louder than this one.