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Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Joined on 07/31/10

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM

Pros: It's G.Skill 16 GB Fast Running stable at 1866 9-10-9-28-1T @ 1.61 volts

Cons: I needed 1.6 volts before it would post in my system, even at 1333. Had to keep putting old RAM in to change settings until I got it to post.

Overall Review: Paired with: Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AMD FX-6300

Solid Board

GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board is a great value. It has great features, but also has high quality capacitors which made my decision easy (I lost a board to capacitors).

Cons: No quick boot option in bios- it does a hardware test at each start up adding several seconds for us impatient people. It looks like it does run a little warm, so I recommend good airflow in your case. It has smart fan, but no manual fan controls in bios. I have a couple of fans that run loud at 100%, so I always set them at 75%- smart fan seems to be doing OK, I just prefer to do it myself.

Overall Review: I wish it had a few more bios features, but for the price I can live with it. I would definitively recommend this board.

It works

Griffin PowerDuo Car & Wall Chargers - Bulk Package
Griffin PowerDuo Car & Wall Chargers - Bulk Package

Pros: Everything works as it should. That is exactly what I expected, and it is a great value for the money.

Cons: None that I currently know of, but if I get a failure, I will revise my review.

10/28/2011

Great Cooler!

XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included dual fan push pull compatible LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included dual fan push pull compatible LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

Pros: Excellent cooling (see other thoughts), easy install if you have a case with access to back of CPU. Installed by myself without removing MB in about 20 min.

Cons: None for me, but some installations will require removal of MB.

Overall Review: I have an AMD X4 635 that ran 60-63° C under stress at stock 2.9GHz and stock voltage. After installing my new cooler, it runs 40-43° C overclocked to 3.48GHz with a voltage bump (Prime 95 for an hour). Idles at 20-24°. I originally used Arctic Silver 5, but on installation of the new cooler I used IC Diamond which probably contribute to the temps that I am getting.

10/24/2011

Working Great

MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I've never had an issue with an MSI board. Price is great for what you get.

Cons: My onboard video left much to be desired, but it looks like they have changed from an nForce 750 to a GeForce 8200 chipset, which I have never used.

Reliable G.SKILL

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Pros: Fast, price has come way down over the last year. Never had an issue with G.SKILL!

Cons: Had to manually set up for 1600, 9-9-9-24- the memory didn't setup BIOS for me.