Joined on 01/06/04
Excellent OC Board
Pros: Posted no problems. Raid setup no problems. Plenty space between video card slots. More options than ABIT board BIOS. Easy overclocking for beginners.
Cons: No bling unlesss you like black. You have to make your own F6 disk. Uses a 2 prong power on led connector. I'm going to change my 3 prong.
Overall Review: I think I like this board. I used to buy only ABIT. i bought it when it was xxx i like the layout. It's in a lian li v-2000. The front panel 1394a won't reach. That's the only other thing I can think of. See my specs at 3800+ AM2 Athlon 64,(single core)
2.9ghz 150 BUCKS
Pros: I bought this as a placeholder until the new 65nm chips come out. i didn't try past 1.45v. Acts like an OPTY. i'm sure this will do 3.0ghz. i just don't want to push that hard now.
Cons: Single core. Cache sizes are small. AM2 socket mounting plate is different. I had a hard time getting an Apogee mounting plate.
Overall Review: AMD AM2 3800+ @ 2918MHZ (244x12) 1.45v PolarFlo TT,Apogee Extreme,Black Ice 2,Tygon Foxconn CS1XEM2AA Corsair TWIN2X CM2X1024-6400C 4,4,4,10 2T 2.2v (2) 36Gb Raptors(0),(2) WD 120's(0) Evga 7950GX2 @ 578/764 Creative Xtreme Music,Klipsch 5.1 OCZ PS600W SLI Lian Li V2000/120mm blowhole Dell 37" LCDTV @ 1300X768
Plus II is Better
Pros: Aluminum, not Steel. Stock fans actually good. Much cooler and quieter than wvmaster I just replaced. OCZ 520 fits w/ 1 vert. bracket removed. All hard drive bays usable. Doesn't have the usual fan spinning mechanical sound. I just hear air moving. I like that.
Cons: No factory window available yet.
Overall Review: Seems higher quality than my V2000A work rig or V1000A Plus game rig. Using this one as small busines server. The work rig is watercooled w/ 3 blocks, (6) 120mm fans w/ fan controller, This case is a little quieter.
Best Air-Sink and QUIET
Pros: Easy install on AN8 SLI fatality Very quiet even at 2400 RPM Can point in 4 directions. Lowered my temps 5 deg. C from SI-120
Cons: Fins are sharp.
Overall Review: Lian Li V-1000 w/ Blowhole abit AN8 Fatality SLI opty 180 @ 275 x 9 @ 1.375V arctic ceramique ocz 2G gxt pc4000 @ 2.6 V 2 74G raptors 2 evga 7800gtx ko ocz 600w sli PS Temps: 30C idle, 46C 3dmark 05 (CPU runs cooler than sys or pwm at idle)
Outstanding bandwith ram
Pros: Stable at 280 HTT. Will probably go higher. I'm running at 275 24/7. 2.75 volts, timings @ 3457 1T. I'm buying another kit when I go XP Pro 64. This kit performs like the Mushkin redline for less money.
Cons: OCZ PC4000 Plat. EB probably gone forever.
Overall Review: Everest read 6981 write 2815 latency 47.4