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ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Free ram. It is pretty.

Cons: Waste of time an money. As indicated audio header in bsd spot. Had to hook up alc97 instead of hd because my cable was too short. GPU almost crushes the wires. A double wide card covers 1 pci slot. Wouldn't be able to sli in my mini atx case.

Other Thoughts: All this is moot because 3 boards later, I still don't have a working computer. I have tried 3 different RAM pairs that are on the supported list and 2 different known good psu's in all 3 boards. All 3 boards have what appears to be a dead sys fan 2 header. When I contacted Asrock through email, they eesponded, "call NewEgg".

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PNY VCGGT4301XPB GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I actually got the rebate. Thus the end cost was around 20 bucks at the time. Bought 3 total. 1 went in an upgraded Dell and is working beautifully. It's not for gaming but it has no probkem with 1080 video. The 2nd went in a HTPC with an i3 2100 and 8GB Gskill 1333 ram. It's running Linux Mint and XBMC like a champ. 1080p and 5.1 audio work perfect. I really like that it doesn't need extra power. Its quite, cool, and small.

Cons: No real cons as I knew this was a low end card. You won't be playing any modern games on it.

Other Thoughts: When I got these it was a good deal. Now however I would get the 640 or 650 just because they've come down in price. Still great for a low power rig or htpc. I checked and they rank just below a 8800 GT.

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Rosewill RC-209-EX PCI 2.3, 32bit, 33/66Mhz SATA Controller Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: cheap. 4 sata OR 2 sata @ 2 esata Or 3&1 etc.

Cons: no freenas8 support

Other Thoughts: Bought for freenas8 rig. was unsupported. If i needed it for a regular build I'm sure it would have met my needs as I'm still working on SATA II speeds. It showed up in the boot sequence and saw all my disks. The card bios seemed intuative and ok for my needs. It's a shame It didn't work in freenas I really like Rosewill products. Their USB WIFI dongles are the best I've ever found and have native support in linux.

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Display Name: travis m.

Date Joined: 03/25/12

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 04/12/12
  • Last Review: 08/01/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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