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Pros: Wow...that packaging! Felt like I needed to frame it instead of install it. Top notch.
Modular cables, easy to understand.
Clean, quiet power.
Cons: None yet. I don't know about the Green Mode, I haven't bothered with it yet. Seems gimmicky but that doesn't lose an egg.
Other Thoughts: It's a PSU, and it's modular. I wanted to go more "economical", but was reminded that without enough quality power, no good build can be successful. Don't skimp out on this component.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Has all the right specs, especially for the price.
Board appears robust with the nice NB cooler.
Attractive looking board.
Cons: First board was constant "BSOD" (in this case, Black Screen of Death).
Did some research and found that it has some serious NB cooling issues (despite impressive looking cooler), which likely caused the BSOD on the first board...RMA'd it.
Second board scared me that it was having a meltdown crisis too, because software was alarming "DANGER! DANGER!" as soon as Windows booted to desktop. Turns out it wasn't happy that one of the fan ports it was monitoring didn't have a fan plugged in.
Also quite a few folks have issues with the PCIe x16 slots needing to be massaged in different ways to get GPU's to work, also resulted in BSOD issues according to more than a few forums I found.
Probably the most confusing BIOS I've navigated.
Other Thoughts: Now that the drama is over, and the board has been able to run for a few days, I decided to give this review. It's been running great since I got through the install nightmare(s). It put a mild OC on the 6-core CPU without any prompting from me (I guess that's a Pro? Not sure). Stock 3.9GHz jumped to 4.1Ghz. Stable, and cool. I only have one GTX670 on it for now, and stock RAM timing, so I'm not exactly stressing it, but I will be shortly.
If anything else happens as I start to milk it I will update review.
This review is from: Edimax BR-6428n 802.11n/g/b Wireless Router up to 300 Mbps, with Intelligent iQoS feature for bandwith management over Media, P2P, WEB, Download, and Gaming, plus Green technology to save electricity
Pros: It looks pretty.
Cons: This router needs constant attention to maintain internet connectivity, even when hard-wired. The WiFi is worthless. House-guests don't even bother using it over their cell service, it's too spotty and slow.
Maybe there are tweaks or settings I can do to make it right. But I'm not a CCNA, I expect this to work at full potential out of the box. Nobody buys a budget router to tweak it. It should just work, and this one simply doesn't.