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EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750 W 10 yr Warranty ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support Continuous Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet, efficient. Great packaging. Good looking unit.

Cons: Claimed voltage protection is a lie.

I previously used a Seasonic S12II 620 for years with no problems. Then "upgraded" to this 750 watt power supply. Within 2 months my motherboard was fried from a momentary dip in power. I know because our kitchen clock resets whenever there's a dip in the power and it happened the same time the PC stopped working.

Took it in for repair verified the motherboard was fried. No other household electronics suffered from the brown out, like the stereo and TV, which were both on. Only the PC was affected.

EVGA states:
"Over Power / Under Power / Over Voltage / Short Circuit protection built in"

Be warned--this EVGA power supply did NOT protect my system from a typical brown out, which were never a problem during the three and half years I owned the Seasonic.

MSI GeForce GTX 670 DirectX 11 N670 PE 2GD5/OC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Worked great for a while

Cons: Failed within 8 months

Other Thoughts: After several months of troubleshooting, replacing various components and trying repeatedly to fix the problem through other means (software updates, drivers) I am giving up and getting a new card. My PC works fine without the graphics card and works fine with other older cards. This one is done for.

Yes I did some modest overclocking of the card when I had it, nothing extreme, and always within a very adequately cooled machine, plenty of air flow and cooling on board a large silverstone case. When I overclocked, it was always within a safe temperature and only by following guides to the letter. Never again! This card is toast and only after about 7 months of modest use.
Next card will be straight factory settings and I'll hopefully keep it for years instead of months. Still, I believe this card should have lasted longer, all things considered.

ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent, replaced my old board with this one 06/17/2013

This review is from: ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I replaced a dying ASRock board only 5 months old with this Asus P8Z77, which is working much better. Just looking at it and holding it seems like the Asus is built better, more sturdy.
BIOS is easy to use and has an attractive interface. No junk apps, no adware. Everything works perfect right out of the box. Easy to setup.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I had an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, similar price, which had higher reviews on Newegg. The USB ports stopped working after 5 months. Tried rolling back the drivers, updating drivers, tried everything on all the forums. Another month goes by and started having trouble resetting the PC...then trouble shutting down. Replaced the mobo with this Asus and all problems fixed. Didn't even have to reinstall windows (after using sysprep feature in Windows.) The Asus board figured everything out and just started working right away. Very happy. Never again ASROCK.


CASEY L.'s Profile

Display Name: CASEY L.

Date Joined: 09/06/10

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 01/04/11
  • Last Review: 08/03/14
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