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EVGA DisplayPort Hub Model 200-DP-1301-RX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Just Doesn't Wanna Cooperate 03/22/2016

This review is from: EVGA DisplayPort Hub Model 200-DP-1301-RX

Pros: Came in pretty sweet packaging and an antistatic bag within, no serious scratches or anything, and included a nice DP cable and ACAD.

Cons: The point of a refurb is to replace the broken parts within with correctly functioning parts, or to fix the existing problem. I am currently staring at the device hooked up between my work laptop and a monitor and just watching the monitor constantly reconnect, flickering all the way. I think it worked all of twice, but amidst several dozen failed reconnects and two BSODs. I unplug the cable and plug it directly into the laptop and it works perfectly fine, showing that it's not the cables, it's the hub. Going to play with it a little more, if it remains an issue this will be my first RMA with Newegg.

Other Thoughts: I really want to believe in this product, it looks great, it seems great, it's got a great company behind it, but it just doesn't want to cooperate.

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Pros: Plugged into an HP S2031 1600x900 monitor and an HP Folio 9480m, works perfectly. Plugged into an EVGA DisplayPort Hub between the two, works perfectly. I've got nothing. It works as intended and advertised, and converts perfectly fine.

Cons: Its only con is it lacks a con for me, to feed my cranky cynical urges to blast a product across the internet, like most folks when they hook up new items without having had their coffee first.

Other Thoughts: It's cheap, it works, JUST! DO IT! Don't let your dreams be dreams! Yesterday, you said tomorrow, so JUST! DO IT! MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!

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GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Over two years and still strong! 03/18/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: The GA-78LMT-USB3 was my first board for a budget build. Years later, it still holds up well at most stuff I throw at it.
- Processor overclocks fine with socket AM3. It is a 760G chipset, so don't be dumb and full throttle the poor board, but you can crank it a few cycles and even give it a little overvolt and it holds up. Haven't tested AM3+ on it yet.
- Handles GPUs and other expansion cards fine. Built-in GPU runs fine if you're not gaming.
- Good options for configuration, gives you decent control over your peripherals. Comparable with other boards.
- USB 3.0 is convenient and works well.
- Zero problems running Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora or CentOS. Plays well with Windows and the Debian/Fedora branches and drivers problems are usually non-existant. 10 even recognizes board and ALL HARDWARE out of the box, leaving no need to install drivers!
- All functions still up and running without problem, with over 2 years as my daily driver! No blown caps or anything!
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Cons: - Had to flash the board to update it due to some power glitches/clock speed drops. Update solved the problem and worked fine ever since.
- PCIe x1 placement, you will not be able to use the port if you have a 2-slot width card hooked up to the x16.
- CPU power socket is nice, featuring the ability to use a 4-prong or 8-prong cord. It's placement, up next to the CPU, is not. You'll need a PSU with long cables.
- Audio is spotty out of board directly, some hum. Would recommend audio card.

Other Thoughts: Not cons, but things to note.
- 760G chipset. Overclocking a high end FX chip is either a straight no, or a bottleneck. If you want highest end AMD, go with a 990-type board.
- Hang onto the manual, you'll need the pinout for the case panel hookups, not marked.
- Only two USB 2.0 headers, plan your front panel devices properly.

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Display Name: Johnny T.

Date Joined: 10/19/12

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  • First Review: 03/22/16
  • Last Review: 03/22/16
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