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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great Motherboard, watch what memory you use 01/30/2011

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Runs great, very stable so far, ran Prime95/Intel Burn Test/and a few hours of gaming with no issues after the memory issue below was sorted out. Good amount of space for installing components, overall pleased.

Cons: Video card can run a bit close to the SATA ports, at least two of them. This is with our 460 GTX. Other than that, nothing major. The manual is excellent, some skip on explaining what different motherboard options do, not this one.

Other Thoughts: The first 4GB set we got was a Patriot Sector 5 set. After installing Windows we were getting a lot of MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD's. Also we were having issues installing programs, stuff like that. Ran Prime95, and it was failing out saying that returned .5 expected less than .4. Read a bit online, and this RAM seems to be well known in the BSOD world. It would also only run at 1066, even though it was rated for 1333. Took it back, and got a set of Crucial Ballistix PC3 12800 4GB ram, and Prime95 ran without a single fault, no more BSOD's, everything is perfect. Not sure if it was a bad memory, or the memory just doesn't like this Motherboard, but what I found from Google searches seems to show that despite a very attractive rebate on the memory, pay a little more. The Crucial runs at 1333 and has been flawless.

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OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI CrossFire Active PFC Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Ran well for a couple months it seemed, did power everything...

Cons: Last night it exploded in smoke and bad smells. It had been giving me weird problems for awhile which I thought was due to my UPS, I would leave it on overnight or something, and come morning the computer would be off. I thought the UPS was just not powering it if the power went out. Changed out the UPS for a 900Watt one, and it still did it, then it finally just exploded.

Other Thoughts: I have no choice but to swap this for another one, its my first OCZ PSU, which I got because I love their memory, but wish I could just return it and maybe go with another brand. But we will see what the new one does, that is if my other computer parts aren't friend...

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OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI CrossFire Active PFC Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Two Months, Then Boom! 06/09/2008

This review is from: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI CrossFire Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: It ran quite well for about two months on my system. I was using it with a Q6600, 8800GT, 4GB ram, two HD's, nothing too outrageous.

Cons: It made a large bang, and then a cloud of smoke, and left me with a very smelly room, and a very annoyed UPS. After resetting the UPS, and seeing everything else still working, I pulled the power supply, and it looked terrible. The UPS hopefully cut power before the PSU took everything out, but I don't know yet. Was only drawing 150 Watts.

Other Thoughts: This is the first PSU I have ever had die on me, and I know OCZ generally does good hardware, and this still has great reviews. But I checked everything on my end, the UPS is new and everything else connected, from the cable modem to the router to the monitor and so on, was fine.

Might have to go a different brand just because this was scary as hell.

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Display Name: Derek H.

Date Joined: 02/02/04

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 08/25/05
  • Last Review: 01/30/11
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