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Pros: It did arrive
Cons: Ordered the CyberpowerPC Xtreme H400, had it even shipped next day, opened the package and immediately saw they packaged it with a 200 dollar downgraded video card. GTX 660. Not a happy camper to say the least.
Newegg would not upgrade the video card because it was a prebuilt product. Really there's no telling what other surprises I would have found if I opened and inspected the computer. After I ordered I ran across several other threads even on there own forum saying they really cut corners and install junk power supplies that causes multitudes of problems down the road. Save yourself problems and build your own or shop elsewhere. Don't skimp on the power supply either. I ordered a good one and was going to replace the included one but never even opened the box after seeing the empty GTX 660 video card box.
Other Thoughts: I was being lazy and didn't feel like putting a gaming computer together so shopped around for a good priced computer with specs I wanted . Never again my mistake hope others learn by it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: DFI RS482 INFINITY 939 ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: This is my updated review.
Very solid board I gave it low marks before because of board lay out in first review. Other than that this board is an overclockers dream. If you just want a cheap fast computer this is the board to get. My AMD Athlon 4000+ scores the same as my X2 6000+ in 3Dmark 05 (6050) when I overclock the 4000+ to 3048 with this board and crucial Ballistic ddr-500 and 2.5 cas you have to set manually.
Free lesson below for those that are just getting started in over clocking.
Cons: Poor board lay-out.
Read below for OC settings
Other Thoughts: OC settings: Genie bios
cpu fsb: 12X
cpu north bridge: 3X
cpu clock: 254
Dram clock: auto
Memory timing (T1)
This is with crucial 2-512 sticks ddr-500 Ballistic.
The ram timing is not rated at this, but it is what it can do with the sticks I got.
Make baby steps on cpu clock the board does not like big steps.
I was not able to go above 3048 with the tight ram settings stable.
3D mark05: cpu score 6050
Get a zalman 9700 or other cpu cooler. Watch cpu temps with software like cpu cool. Use Artic Silver 1 grain of rice.
Pros: Works as expected.
Price is finally in the ballpark of processor performance.
Heat sink looks nice.
I'm going to give the processor a 4 rating but if I could, I would give the heat sink and fan a 1 rating.
Cons: Heat sink looks impressive with 4 copper pipes coming out the side.
Heat sink has a serious problem though it does not work. Looks like a heat transfer problem between the copper insert with pipes and aluminum block with the fins. Fix in other thoughts.
Other Thoughts: I recommend everyone install software to monitor the cpu temperature. CPU cool or PC Wizard is a couple of many. Then run super pi. You will be surprised at how hot it runs under load. Mine and many others that are installing software are reporting 68-72 C degrees.
The fix is any aftermarket heat sink and fan. Even the old one you took off will work.