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This review is from: Sony Smart Wi-Fi & 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Pros: Got it at best market price from the egg and not disappointed in its delivered performance. Will use the digital coaxial audio output to use sound system external to my HDTV panel.
Cons: Disappointed that the MLB application is non functional. I am a longtime subscriber to MLB and could not log in by any method. Other application were functional including Netflix which I use.
Other Thoughts: Be aware that the audio out jack is for Digital Coax Connector and cable and plan accordingly if plan to use.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: As others have noted, it is not recognized initially by operating systems. It is not defective but just not initialized.
With access to Win7 or Win8 Administrative Functions from the Control Panel, the Drive initialization can be performed. (disk directory method--the old Master Boot Record or the new standard that accommodates large drive Capacities of the future). Select MBR which is what most older systems with the non graphic Bios use.
Other Thoughts: Great delivery service provided by the Egg. Order Monday am, receive Wednesday pm via Fedex ground. (egg saver)READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Feature rich with a good assortment of card sockets for my catchall build. Combined with a PCIEx1 Adapter Card to provide an IDE interface for two removable hard drive cartridge cases. Also installed two PCIEx1 tuner cards with one using the 16x4 slot. The CPU is an Ivy Bridge i3-3225. I Used the CPU Graphics. OS is Win8 Pro with WMC.
Cons: Did not boot as others have reported. However, by using the "A" set of ram slots only, it boots as a single channel memory with no noticeable performance issues. I put a pair of 4G DDR3-1333 rams into A1 and A2 and all worked well. Any ram placed into the B ram slots prevents boot and the constant error light on.
I have built a half dozen of the i series from all three generations. I most gentle in the placement of the CPU onto the socket. It was dropped gently onto the socket in proper position. Since the board works well for me in this single channel mode, I will not go through the agony of return and all that entails.
Win8 Experience ratings:
Hard Disk 5.9
Other Thoughts: A i5-3570K would have been nice but I was on a budget re-build job with this one. :)READ FULL REVIEW