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Mark L.

Mark L.

Joined on 11/10/03

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Most Favorable Review

It does have Built-in 128MB DDR3 1333MHz SidePort Memory

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Forgot to mention in my review that it does have Built-in 128MB DDR3 1333MHz SidePort Memory. Newegg doesn't seem to list that it does. But it does have the sideport memory

Cons: see above

good case

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Pros: lots of space for a mid tower case and I like that the psu is installed on the bottom rather than at the top.

Cons: shipped with UPS and they slightly dented one of the corners I bent it back but UPS is a poor carrier. Should have gone with Fed Ex they treat packages much better usually.

Overall Review: Great case but ship it with Fed Ex not UPS

Worked right away as spec

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599

Pros: Worked immediately at boot up and bios recognized it exactly what the specs advertise it to be.

Cons: free stuff are nice but the advantage benchmark that comes with this ram is close to worthless, benchmarks really need to provide more realworld experience indicators than they do. It prolly requires more programming work but then maybe they wouldn't have to give it away because people would stop thinking it was worhtless.

Overall Review: Its always good to have ram work exactly as intended without having to change anything in the bios.

Overclocks easily especially with a 790GX

AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition - Phenom X4 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HD985ZXAGHBOX

Pros: Paired it up with a 790GX board and easily clocked it to 3ghz thanks to ACC. Haven't tried overclocking it more since it is in a temp case but I'm sure it could go higher with more voltage.

Cons: took forever for the sb750 to come out to pair with this guy but it was worth it. I dont' overclock much but ACC and an unlocked multiplier make it as easy as pie.

Overall Review: If you plan on overclocking remember performance may vary even if they are intel chips. So a reviewer saying they can clock their cpu to godly proportions might really have gotten lucky with their particular part, while Joe Shmo next door couldn't overclock much at all with the same cpu. Unfortunately, sometimes its luck of the draw.

Nice design

Thermaltake W0116RU 750 W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake W0116RU 750 W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Nice design with detachable cords so you only have to add the cords that you need for power and not be stuck with a bunch of cords in your case that you don't use.

Cons: The power cords are a bit short if you want to run it in a psu bottom case and run the cords under the motherboard (hope that makes sense). You'll prolly need cord extenders if you want to do something like that.

Overall Review: Nice size for use in a mid tower case which I usually like to use.

good so far

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Installed with an athlon 9850 and 4gigs of mushkin 1066 ram without any errors. Fairly easy bios with extensive use of comments on the right side to help you with settings and also has good voltage options for the board and cpu.

Cons: would be nice to come with a little more extras. Its not the cheapest board but hopefully they put that money saved into durability and quality of the board. There are some options missing in the bios that I'm normally used to but nothing that huge of a deal.

Overall Review: Seems like a reliable board so far so get it for reliablility not for anything flashy like the special Asus wifi boards or dfi and their millions of cords.