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AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma Quad-Core 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX
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Pros: All 6 cores are running completely stable at 3.5GHz with stock voltage on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P board. Could probably increase the voltage and get a better overclock, but there's no need. Purchased on sale, so even if the 2 other cores hadn't unlocked, this would still would have been an exceptional value.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: AMD is probably just trying to liquidate stock of Thuban die as they transition to the FX line. When these are gone, they'll be gone for good. There's no compelling reason to transition to Bulldozer at this time, so this is a great upgrade to an existing AM2+ or AM3 platform.

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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Gigabyte brand name. Supports CrossfireX and SLI. A lot of nice features for a low-priced board. Worked right out of the box for me!

Cons: When I overclock processors, I prefer a VRM with more phases than this one has, but then again, I'm not trying to overclock my i5-2400.

Other Thoughts: Over the past ten years, I have purchased over 100 motherboards from Newegg. I have had only 1 DOA out of all of those boards. Considering the number of DOA's reported, not just for this board, but for motherboards in general, I think there are a lot of builders out there who don't know what they are doing.

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Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Am I that lucky? 07/07/2011

This review is from: Foxconn A7DA-S 3.0 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Newegg specials make this a very low cost board with a lot of nice features.

Cons: Probably not a good choice for novice builders, but then again, is any board? See comment below.

Other Thoughts: I bought 3 of these, and they all work fine. No problems at all. Am I that lucky, given the large number of reported DOAs? I don't think so. The cheaper boards seem to be purchased mostly by novice builders who don't have a clue how to diagnose simple problems. If you can't get this board to work, you probably shouldn't be building PCs.

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Display Name: David R.

Date Joined: 01/16/02

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