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This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE500BW
Pros: Just formatted the drive and installed windows; everything smooth. My machine is now noticeably faster, but with speed comes the thirst for more. I find myself contemplating ordering a second just to raid 0 configure the two; see how much MORE the performance increases.
Cons: Leaves you wanting more, and these drives just aint that cheap.
Other Thoughts: I'll probably be upgrading to 16GB RAM (at 8GB now) and adding another one of these drives in the near future.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 5g Thermal Adhesive Set AATA-5G
Pros: This thing will definitely, without any problem, hold any heatsink down permanently. I know first hand.
Cons: The only con is on my end. I accedentally used this as a thermal paste for my cpu heatsink... DO NOT do that, it's a terrible idea. Unless you want it that way.
THIS IS NOT A THERMAL GREASE!!!!! I'm just nuts.
Pros: I've had to board for 11 months now and I can say that the BIOS is nice to work with. It's not the greatest, but it gets the job done. I was running an o.c. at 4.7GHz at a steady 40 degrees celcius; not using the O.C Genie.
The board itself ran nice a cool and it looks great.
The thing ran smooth out of the box up until one day.
Cons: It died 11 months in. I went to power on one day and it didn't post and just reboot itself, over and over again.
At first I thought it was my PSU, that's a common symptom of a bad capacitor. So I took the same type of PSU out of a working computer and hooked it up. Still same issue.
After taking the PSU out of the equation I then decided to test the memory in each DIMM slot. Problem still persisted.
I then resorted to removing the board with CPU, heatsink and memory out of the case and try to boot then. And the issue still continued.
I'm upset that I'll be without a computer for the next couple weeks. I'll have to start the RMA process and hope for the best. If it's smooth and all goes well, I'll be a very satisfied customer.
Other Thoughts: I was thinking about purchasing the MSi N660Ti Graphics card. I can only hope that it's not a defect like this board. I was really starting to like MSi.READ FULL REVIEW