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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: Still looks great with some dust on it. Accepted a big upgrade with no hassles. Very stable at factory clock settings.
Cons: RAM reported at every frequency from 667 to 1866 by different benchmark software. But benchmarking performs to 1600 which is correct. 1 in about 20 boots results in a BSOD with an automatic reboot. Once in Windows, rock solid.
Other Thoughts: I started this board with a Phenom 965 and a Radeon 5850 from my old system. In the last 2 months I upgraded to an FX 8350 and 2 x Radeon 7870 in CF and so far I've had zero problems. I didn't need to redo the W7 x64 install after the upgrade which was a great relief. Everything worked first time. I haven't done any overclocking because it hasn't seemed necessary. With the exception of an occasional BSOD after a cold start, the MB has been exceptional. Very pleased.
Antec Three Hundred Mid-Tower ATX
AMD FX 8350 CPU
Cooler Master T4 CPU Cooler
Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 MB
Kingston Hyper-X 4x4GB DDR3-1600 RAM
LG 24x DVDRW SATA
Kingston V300 128GB SSD SATA
WD Black 1TB 64MB 7200RPM HDD SATA
2 x Power Color Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Windows 7x64 Pro
Pros: Bright, clear and works in Eyefinity.
Cons: Make my older 24" ASUS LCD monitor look bad. Now I have to buy another.
Other Thoughts: 5760x1080 - Once you try it you'll never go back.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: POWERCOLOR Active DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI-D Adapter DP-SL DVI-D ADAPTER
Pros: Powers up the 3rd monitor I wanted for Eyefinity 5760x1080. Works seamlessly with my 7870 display port.
Cons: This isn't really a con but one egg loss to Newegg for "Rush Processing" taking over 24 hours and then shipping it 3 day with OnTrac, probably the worst shipper in the world. My rushed 3 day order took 5 days and seriously ticked me off.
Other Thoughts: Don't use OnTrac.READ FULL REVIEW