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ASRock X99 Extreme6 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Really a great choice for an X99 motherboard. There are plenty of X99 boards for sale on this site that cost more but are not any better than the Exteme6.

Cons: I bought this board without having researched it enough. Here's a good tip though. Go download the user manual from AsRock. If I had done that I would have learned that using the M.2 slot disables the last PCIE slot :( Luckilly Newegg granted me an RMA. I'll be getting the AsRock X99 Professional instead which is more $$. This board will do 2-way SLI along with the M.2 port but you want be able to add anything else via PCIE. That's no problem for some people.

Acer Aspire AS8943G-6190 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 18.4
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good laptop with two issues that Acer is currently choosing to ignore :(

Cons: Acer will not do anything about the problem with the 2nd hard drive bay except provide a part number and phone numbers for campanies where you can buy a new one. (just getting that information took well over an hour with customer support). They will also not do much to fix the issue with the wireless card. I lose my connection from time to time and have to restart even after I updated the driver that "fixes" the problem.

Acer Aspire AS8943G-6190 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 18.4
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The pro's are plain as day - 1080p on a notebook is pretty rare. Manufacturer's don't seem to wanna bother with full HD for various reasons. A Blu-ray drive is also a pretty uncommon feature for notebooks. The screen! 18.4 inches! WOW most people who see it are astonished by its size ;) The speakers sound great to me. Six speakers in this thing? crazy! Also backlit icons in the touchpad for media controls is pretty slick. Overall this thing looks nice and feels as nicely built and sturdy that a plastic notebook will ever feel. Ignore the haters about that one.

Cons: Like everyone else says the 2nd hard drive bay is idiotic. One simple but painful solution is to put an opened (voiding the warranty) ssd in there with the braces on the lid clipped off. You suck acer engineers! Upgrade the ram and add that naked ssd to the 2nd bay to boot from with a fresh install and this thing becomes one beast of a notebook. When tying to register this thing acer told me that it was refurbished??? This is pretty upsetting. I contacted newegg about it. We'll see how that goes :( I may revise this review if that situation isn't rectified...

Other Thoughts: WEI scores after I added a mushkin ssd and 16 gb ram - Processor: 6.9 Memory: 7.3 Graphics: 6.8 Gaming Graphics: 6.8 Primary Hard Disk: 7.6 - I haven't checked the ssd read/write speeds and there are a few other things I need to tweek but really I couldn't be happier with this purchase.


DAVID C.'s Profile

Display Name: DAVID C.

Date Joined: 11/17/08

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 11/23/09
  • Last Review: 01/25/15
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