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SAPPHIRE 100314-4SR Radeon HD 6870 Dirt3 Edition 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I can run Battlefield 3 on high settings at 1920*1200 now!

Cons: it's not a 7xxx series card? Oh and it laughs at me for playing older games on it, thinking they will stress this video card. Kinda creepy. :P

Other Thoughts: Note sure if my aging C2D E6850 can keep this card happy ... the card just works, BF3 looks prettier, I don't overclock, I'm happy with it. Extremely happy with it.

Corsair Force Series 3 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: When mated to a SATA III equipped motherboard, Windows 7 Pro takes less then 15 seconds to boot and get to the desktop. Makes SATA II based SSD's look slow!

Cons: Not really a con, but when mated to a SATA II controller, it's just as fast as SATA II based SSD's - which is still blazingly fast.

Other Thoughts: Bought 10 of them for the office. Not 1 dead drive. 3 of our newer PC's had SATA III onboard, the rest are still SATA II. No difference in speed on the SATA II PC's (they were all running 80gb Intel SSDs already), but the SATA III PC's .... wow! Glad to see the costs have come down since our previous batch purchase of 80gb SSD's (with no trim support!). What to do with all the spare SSD's I have laying around now ....

Foxconn ELA LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs no problems yet .... 03/02/2010

This review is from: Foxconn ELA LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Decent price, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate works awesome, running an older (and abused) C2D E6850 @ 3.0GHz with no problem. I don't overclock, so I couldn't tell if the overclocking options are good or bad, I just know my CPU is working at it's rated speed with no issues.

I read all the comments before buying this board, and yes I was worried I'd get a DOA board, guess I lucked out :P Been running Windows 7 since August with no issues, although .....

Cons: This board DID seem picky about what OS I loaded on it. I tried Windows XP Sp3, Windows XP x64, Ubuntu & CentOS Linux before I settled on Windows 7. The 4 previous OS's would either blue screen or lock up randomly for the first 3 days (and that was even after a BIOS upgrade) before I threw in the towel and downloaded Windows 7 via my Technet account.

Other Thoughts: Aside from operating system installation and running headaches with anything before Windows 7 (I never tried Vista) this board hasn't given me any reason to knock it.

I'm running 4GB of ram, 3 hard drives (one of which is the horrible OCZ 64gb SSD with the jmicron controller), ATI 4870 video card, and my trusty X-Fi XtremeMusic. Everything just works.


Rick P.'s Profile

Display Name: Rick P.

Date Joined: 12/15/06

  • Reviews: 19
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  • First Review: 12/19/06
  • Last Review: 01/11/12
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