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This review is from: Rosewill RHTO-13001 6 Slice Black Toaster Oven Broiler with Drip Pan
Pros: Size, features and uses
Other Thoughts: We got this as a Shell Shocker deal over the weekend and received it today.
The oven replace an ooooooold Hamilton Beech toaster we've had for so long we couldn't remember when we got it...the oven gave out and this looked to be a good replacement choice.
It's bigger than the old oven and stands nearly a 1½' tall and wide enough to hold a 12" pizza so make you sure you have the counter space to place it.
Pros: Smaller footprint, nice price, fast
Cons: None so far but I'm still putting it through the paces
Other Thoughts: I replaced an aging HD4890 video card and I can already tell the difference.
The footprint is much smaller than the 4890. Length wise a tad over 8" long. Width seems to be slightly narrower than the 4890. Plus it didn't need 2 power connectors like the 4890.
The main reason for the replacement was to get updated for some of the work I do DirectX 10.1 vs 11.2 and OpenGL 3.0 vs 4.3.
This review is from: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: ATX size. 32 gig max memory, 6 SATA (6Gb/s) ports, good clean layout of the board, excellent software and easy setup.
Cons: This is a technical issue for us nerds per se. If you play around with the BIOS settings and try to unlock the cores of your processor and mess up you have to clear the BIOS with a jumper to get the PC to reboot...don't fear it isn't dead you just have to clear the BIOS.
MSI doesn't supply a jumper but I had one handy in my kit.
I would have been nice to get a USB external connector but I knew it didn't have one on purchase.
I'm not going to ding an egg for either of these things...maybe a ¼ egg.
Other Thoughts: I paired this mobo with an AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor bought from newegg in September.
Also 12 gig of Crucial DDR3 1600 RAM (2X4gig kit & 2X2gig kit).
ASUS HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 1 gig V/C
Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB hard drive
OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G.RF 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Thermaltake Xaser III silver case that I've had for years.
I've had it up and running for 30 hrs. now without any issues so far.