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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price/Capacity

Cons: Cheaper price means slower performance. I bought this to replace an aging 90 GB OCZ Vertex 3 so I could fit my entire Steam library on it and not have to manually move files between spinning disk and SSD when I decided to play a game I hadn't played in awhile.

Anyhow, CrystalDiskMark before/after the drive swap showed the OCZ was clearly faster. However this is still "fast enough" and the higher capacity has certainly made it more convenient.

Other Thoughts: If I had it all to do again, I would have probably tried a Samsung 840 EVO instead.

BIOSTAR B75MU3+ LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works
4 Memory Slots

Cons: The BIOS is... bizarre. But it works well enough.

If I had it all to do again I'd look for a Q77 chipset motherboard. At this price point there are a few of them to be had and I think they're a better option.

Other Thoughts: I wanted a mobo on the cheap to throw together a PC from some spare parts into an actually somewhat respectable moderate gaming rig for my wife, this motherboard filled the need quite well.

Foxconn Q77M LGA 1155 Intel Q77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Q77 chipset at this price point
4 Memory Slots

Cons: None, for this price point; this mobo is a stellar choice in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: I paired this mobo with an i5-3470 and 16 GB of PC3-12800 memory and an old Radeon 4890 and it's running like a champ. PCIe-3.0 slot just waiting to accept a video upgrade when the time comes. I'm a happy camper.


Alan D.'s Profile

Display Name: Alan D.

Date Joined: 10/12/05

  • Reviews: 20
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  • First Review: 03/06/06
  • Last Review: 01/30/14
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