Joined on 09/11/11
Dont listen to the Nay sayers
Pros: Great drive, i got this thing to test out the ssd band wagon, and its GREAT! programs launch fast, im on SATA II so i don't get the full potential of it, but even with half potential it is worth it. Files transfer quick, programs launch faster, windows installs faster... Don't listen to these nay sayers about this Corsair GT and their problems where it would not detect the hard drive after some reboot or what not, I had the same experience, all you have to do is EDIT YOUR BIOS! or CMOS. Its as simple as depending on your bios, adjusting the Hard drive load priority and boot priority... I set this one up with windows on it, and my other hard drive for a while, and i was able to switch the priority of the hard drive and essentially have two PCs in one box. This i did only for testing, and bought a 256GB corsair GT it too runs great!
Cons: None... other than the people i want to shun for reviewing easy problems that they do not understand or know how to fix.
Overall Review: I highly recomend the GT Corsair SSDs
AMD 8 Core cooling inadequate
Pros: Quiet and consistent. If it were a girl, you'd loose the game, she is hot.
Cons: Terrible at cooling anything above basic computing.
Overall Review: AMD FX 8150 8 Core processor ASUS Sabretooth 990FX mobo 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR 3 Dual channel ram 1000W power supply, Alienware Aurora OEM. Configurations attempted... H60 + Actic Silver 5, Sandwiched for exhaust at back, and Intake at back, cpu temps, 72C Tribes Ascend BF3. The thermal paste Arctic silver 5, I reapplied several times in different methods to test if that was the issue, Same Temps every time. Try the discontinued H50, features a larger cylindrical reservoir, my buddies H50 seems to be doing much better.
My Review Update / response
Pros: Great mid-high range build. I have more details in my other post.
Cons: Had to purchase Item#: N82E16815166014 Rosewill PCI-e USB extension slots to deal with the issue. The USB connectors have a high tolerance so your USB wont feel like they are in tight and snug but its a minor issue for all the board is offering. The manufacturer supplied unsolicited steps to try and resolve the issue. it did not completely fix it but it seems to have made the usb more stable by uninstalling the usb controllers and restarting, just make sure you set windows to shut down on its own in a few minutes or you will have to improperly shut it down when you lose keyboard and mouse connectivity.
Overall Review: It may have just been this particular board. I am getting no issues what so ever now. So aside that small hickup i would deffinately recommend this board, and the Asus Sabertooth.
Does not deserve any Eggs
Pros: It plays Blu-ray movies if you have HDMI compatible montior
Cons: After a couple of months this blu-ray burner stopped reading discs. I burned 3 dvd's with it, towards the end, i was reading a CD after that, it worked, then i tried to burn a copy of that CD and it stopped recognizing all CDs.
Overall Review: Years ago i had an alienware with a Light-ON DVD burner, it too stopped working after a few months. I figured maybe they improved over the years, but like a human entity, once a failure always a failure. This company not just this product do not deserve even a single egg.
Best Bang for your Buck
Pros: No words here, just buy it. Flawless and great operation, overclocks pairs well with--- Item#: N82E16813131636 (ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard) though this is sata II, and not SATA III motherboard
Cons: no cons, great product, best affordable way to play the latest games such as BF 3
Works like a mule
Pros: This is a great power supply for the money, had it for 3 months, and it works great. I had all of my old alienware parts in a new cheap case, and bought this power supply for it, in this case i ran two SLI GeForce 8800 GTS cards for 15 minutes, one of those cards was blown out from heat in a previous setup, so my blue screen of death is likely from that and not the power supply, but the amazing part is, each of those cards are rated at 450 watts, plus i have a dual core and other high power parts. Right now its just one of those graphics cards mentioned in the case and 5 fans, and the other usual components, it works great, this is my lanning rig and its gone through a LAN successfully. If you have a spare pc or a non BF3 (circa 2011) rig, this is a great powersupply. anything from Corsair that i have works great, including their Force GT SSD.
Cons: none. It has connectors for Sata and legacy. not modular. but you cannot expect that out of this class.