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Frederick B.

Frederick B.

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Most Favorable Review

2 years and still going strong

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Bought 11/9/2011 North and south bridges run cool (even here in AZ). Lots of features and plug ins, BIOS with every fine tuning, voltage setting needed. Ran right out of the box no issues even until today still runs great. I will be upgrading my cpu here in a couple weeks to the 8350 or 9590

Cons: None that I can think of or have had. No issues with the 32 GB of Ram overclocked

Overall Review: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 gigabyte web-sight chipset drivers AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) (OC to 4.5 on air :) I had to get this CPU because everytime the 8350 came in order was gone before I could buy LOL but still happy with this one It plays everthing I throw at it all battlefields, all cod's, (I used an older opteron socket HS because It has a copper heat plate & pipes) I also used a cpu fan from an older socket A( Thernaltake K7 Volcano 11+ CPU Cooler) with an adjustable manual fan speed control: up to 4800 rpm keeps cpu a cool 18c-24c idle 30c-34c under a load not OCed, OC=34c-38c 4.5GHZ is about all I can get whithout messing with the voltages and being stable under heavy load. My video card SAPPHIRE 100312-3L Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 has duel bios so 1 is the original but other is flashed to a 6970 (OCed) original heatsink and fans but one of the fans has gotten weak and squeals once and awile on 100% gaming(temps 43c-46c) if idle or just surfing I turn it down to 70% stays cool. 32GB of Ram: 2 kits of CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10. I had No problem Overclocking all 4 sticks to 1866 left voltages at 1.5v with the stock timings and 2T, Using Windows Vista 64 bit with Raid JBOD with 2 WD 300gb raptors and 1TB other raids also worked 0,1,5 fine. I have used gigabyte boards in all kinds of setups this one by far is one of my favs.

10/31/2013
Most Critical Review

Not 2 Bad

Rosewill R604-P SL 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,with mesh air filters,adjustable vents & Tool-Free kits
Rosewill R604-P SL 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,with mesh air filters,adjustable vents & Tool-Free kits

Pros: Looks Nice.Holds parts. Plenty of room for a micro board. 120mm fan.toolless drivebays.easy hard drive install. The Airflow adjustment on the front of the box is pretty cool and also has a nice filter that is easy to take out and clean. No sharp edges at all. Well constructed in the most part see cons.

Cons: The Drives have to be put in from the inside of case not from the front So make sure you dont install the power supply untill "AFTER" you install all your CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs or you just end up haveing to take the PS back out to install them!!( learned this after the fact LOL ) The toolless design is kinda cheaply enginered.. The Drive Bay design in the front fold down with a little spring that holds it up and is kinda flimsy and probly will not stand the test of time. The first time i pulled it down the little spring went flyin and took me an hour to find it in the carpet thats how small it is LOL.But was easily put back.

Overall Review: Overall Not a bad case has some flaws but would make a pretty nice Rig..I wouldnt recomend it for a high-end rig but for an everyday putt-putt machine it would work out pretty good:)

New Eggs customer service rise above others

Rosewill Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, Supports Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX M/B, Supports CPU Cooler Height up to 140 mm - SCM-01
Rosewill Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, Supports Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX M/B, Supports CPU Cooler Height up to 140 mm - SCM-01

Pros: The Price ....Perfect size for the mini atx boards. nice airflow and keeps the am1 cpu's really cool 12-16c

Cons: As others have said my case was also delivered in a box that had no visual damage on the outside but the case itself was bent pretty bad(smashed) in the back where the io shield is installed.. also the screws came out of the little plastic baggie they came in and were all over inside the case

Overall Review: I had bought this back in Nov of 2016. I did open and look at it and it seemed it was ok. I didn't get the chance to install the motherboard till Jan of 2017 this is when I found out it was smashed in the back as I went to install the io shield... I was kind of upset and called New Egg and the nice young lady that I talked to was awesome as she told me that it was still under warranty because I had purchased it during the holidays in which New Egg has a 90 day warranty instead of the 30 day... Because it was at such and awesome price I didn't need to ship the old one back and that they would ship me a new one at no cost to me ( the reason for the 5 stars)

Nice board for an entertaianment center

ECS KAM1-I (V1.0) AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ECS KAM1-I (V1.0) AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Runs super with 25w and cool in AZ abeyant temp 80f its running 15c-20c under a load. HDMI, mini pci slot. loaded with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH of ram with timings set at 7-7-7-14. I went with the 5150 AM1 1.6 quad core cpu

Cons: not a con because almost all only have 2 sata ports

Overall Review: No problems with the 2 I have bought. just make sure when you get a case it fits most of the mini atx cases choke off the fan to the cpu or the ram is to tall. best to be on the safe side and get a reg case for it and it will stay awesomely cool

Fast shipping @ a great price

AMD Athlon 5150 - Athlon Kabini Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Socket AM1 25W AMD Radeon HD 8400 Desktop Processor - AD5150JAHMBOX
AMD Athlon 5150 - Athlon Kabini Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Socket AM1 25W AMD Radeon HD 8400 Desktop Processor - AD5150JAHMBOX

Pros: these AM1 CPU'S make an awesome entertainment box for movies and music still plays lots of older games haven tried it for the newer games. At 25w it runs super cool even here in the desert of AZ(abeyant temp of 75 they run around 15c-20c with stock cooler)

Cons: not any for what I am using it for :)

Overall Review: the comp that sold this came in on time with great packaging

Not to bad

Rosewill RGM-1100 Laser Gaming Mouse, Aluminum Bottom, Adjustable DPI up to 8200, 7 Buttons - 6 Programmable, 6 Adjustable Weights
Rosewill RGM-1100 Laser Gaming Mouse, Aluminum Bottom, Adjustable DPI up to 8200, 7 Buttons - 6 Programmable, 6 Adjustable Weights

Pros: smooth, super speed, LED, weighted. very nice mechanical feel on the buttons.. Software has everything you need then some and is easy to navigate and install.

Cons: Not really a con but it doesn't come with a driver disk or at least mine didn't. You need to go to the Rosewill website to get the drivers and software.

Overall Review: The software has a large selection of different colors for your LEDs and choices to turn them off or make them solid and not blink make them brighter or dimmer .Seems to be a well built mouse that will hopefully last. I will leave another review when and if it dies. Thank you Newegg for the fast shipping.