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Pros: GTX660 is hard to beat. Had a 30 dollar rebate which makes the price/performance a now brainer.
Cons: I sent my first card back to them with a noisy fan. The bearings or something was bad. PNY had it for 10 days in the RMA process. When I recieved it back, they had sent me a new card in the retail box. The fan on the new one is louder than the one that I had just sent to RMA.
Im not to happy about it, but I dont want to send them my card again and be without a PC for 10 days.
Other Thoughts: Should have bought an eVGA, or Gigabyte.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The reference design is nice. Runs cool on Furmark and other load tests. With the rebate, its a hell of a price.
Cons: The fan is out of balance or something. It makes somes noise that it shouldn't. I will have to contact PNY about replacement card/fan.
Other Thoughts: I haven't been able to really stretch the legs on this card, as I currently only run 2 19" 1280x1024 monitors. I have two new 1080p screens coming in soon though.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: My Setup:
Seasonic M12II - 650watt
i5 - 4430
GTX 260 GC
Samsung 840 120GB SSD - boot
Silicon Image PCI-X SATA RAID Controller (from older system) w/ 2 - 1TB Seagate HDDs
The board is well laid out. The heat sink for the southbridge will fit under long graphics cards. Plethora of I/O on the back plate and internal. The BIOS is very full featured with memory timings, boot options, CPU options etc etc.
Cons: I am having some problems with the BIOS holding the boot information. I have the BIOS set to AHCI, and when installing Windows, it recognized the SSD correctly (not the RAID, obviously). Upon reboot, I had a no boot device found. When I went back into the BIOS, the SSD did not show up. I powered the computer off, then back on and went back into the BIOS. The SSD was recognized, as was the RAID Card, and the boot order was incorrect. I fixed the boot order, and the device boot correctly. After installing some drivers, a reboot was needed. The device booted into Windows, but the CD/ROM was not detected (it would open/close though so power was getting to it). The same happened in Linux when I booted an old hard drive with Mint on it, the CD-Rom would open, but was not recognized.
I will make sure all cables are plugged in properly again.
Since Windows is already installed, and I will not ever boot off of the RAID set, I have disabled the add in card for boot, and the cd/dvd rom and only have the SSD as a boot option. I ran out of time last night, and will continue to work on it today.
Other Thoughts: This is a very full featured board for the price point. I only wish it supported SLI as I am a Nvidia fan, although I doubt I will ever use that feature even if it had it.READ FULL REVIEW
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