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Pros: Easy to install, fast.
Cons: Seemed to start having issues after about 6 months of use. Could be laptop related, or SSD releated, uncertain. Seemed like anytime I would pack it up and put in my backpack I would have to unseat and reseat it multiple times before the bios would see it again, and then finally after a year it shows in bios, but is stuck trying to load into windows. If I boot from my other drive it doesn't show up unless I hotswap it. Then it will be there for maybe 30 seconds and vanish again. Seems like a power failure issue.
Other Thoughts: Trying to figure out how to contact OCZ about getting it replaced, or at least checked out to see if it is totally dead.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
Pros: It's shiny and has pretty blue leds.
Cons: Uncertain if the reading is accurate, but the 3.3V is coming in at 1.89V. I'm using CPUID HW Monitor to get the reading. This build has been a nightmare from day one though. I have not been home for about a year after I first put this together. I came back and am still having the same issues. BSOD, freeze in bios, freeze in windows, freeze all over. The board has been replaced, memory, and cpu are fine. Still the system just acts very odd. Case lights don't illuminate or very dim, like they are running on very low power. Would like to RMA, but like I said it has been over a year since the purchase. Even though it has been sitting in my room unplugged for the majority of the last year.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Price, if that is actually a pro.
Cons: Unstable from day one. CPU, Memory, Video card, PSU have all been tested and are working fine. I built this system last year before I left town. I managed to get an RMA done within the warranty period. Then I got back home around Thanksgiving to put the new board in and try again. It still has the same issues as before. I've set everything manually to specs, no overclocking yet it still gives BSOD's with Power Management, irql_not_less_or_equal, unnamed modules, etc. It will crash and instantly power off, artifact and power off, sometimes attempts to restart and not make it through post. Also it acts like the CMOS is losing settings constantly. If you're looking for a stable board to build on this is not the one.READ FULL REVIEW