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ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs lovely board, COM header too far from slots 03/29/2011

This review is from: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: i've had the usb2 version of this board for a few months, and a new system i've setup has the usb3. really easy to setup. the builtin graphics is definately the best onboard video i've ever seen, and i'm very happy with the IO performance.

Cons: both boards i've noticed have the com header so far the PCI slots that a standard serial panel cable does not reach. 2 of the SATA ports are directed away from the back panel, which will make them hard to reach in some cases.

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Antec KUHLER Shelf 120 mm PWM fan High-performance CPU Cooler
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4 out of 5 eggs very nice but lacking AMD instructions 10/27/2010

This review is from: Antec KUHLER Shelf 120 mm PWM fan High-performance CPU Cooler

Pros: Very quiet and keeps my CPU very cool. Given instructions it is very easy to install for AMD, and likely for Intel too.

It even looks cool.

Antec tech support were very quickly helpful.

Cons: The box came with a little instructional paper for installing that only applies to Intel CPUs and even then you had to look in each bag.

I had to call Antec for help to solve this problem. The provided instructions are entirely inadequate. If the product itself wasn't performing so well I'd be at fewer eggs, and if I didn't have to call for help, I'd have given full eggs.

Other Thoughts: I called Antec tech support and spoke to a helpful guy who instantly knew what my problem was and gave me the tips I needed.

I was told:

- In the bag labeled "775" you will find 4 small screws that are used to attached the correct part to the base of the heat sink. (This part applies equally to all non-775 Intel users, too.)

- The AMD brackets are square-U shaped.

- They don't provide a back-plate for the AMD mount, and depend upon the (prior?) vendor provided plate. You have to unscrew the top of the vendor mount, but keep the underneath in place while you attach the CPU fan.

- Use the AMD screws and the little wrench to attach the U-shaped parts now attached to the main unit to the backplate.


This is all in addition to typical install instructions, and the pictures provided do show them all.

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Matthew G.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew G.

Date Joined: 02/18/05

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  • First Review: 10/27/10
  • Last Review: 03/29/11
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