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NATHEN P.

NATHEN P.

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Most Favorable Review

Exceeded my expectation

MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Easily to overclock Memory control works out of the box unlike other B550 brand boards Aesthetically pleasing

Cons: Slower Ethernet but my infrastructure is only 1Gbps None

Overall Review: I purchased an ASUS TUF B550, ASROCK PRO4 B550 and the MSI MPG B550 was the easiest to configure by far. Each has the same RAM and CPU. I was replacing an MSI motherboard that was 10 years old the MSI TRINERGY board OCed i7-860 @4.2Ghz since day 1. MSI is one of my top brands great products!

Most Critical Review

Fast When it works

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Processor - HDZ940XCGIBOX

Pros: It is screaming fast...

Cons: Newegg has no cross shipping on CPU. Grrrr! The CPU I bought is defective 50c @ idle reaches 60c @ load. Had the BSOD a few times. A few hours of frustration and dismay. Reseated heat sink with Arctic Silver 5 dropped a whopping 1c

Overall Review: RMA for replacement. Did I mention that Newegg will not cross ship CPU within the 7-days even if you have been a customer for years.............

Great Ram & Price

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8

Pros: Great Ram manually set timings in Bios. Overclocked i7 and the Ram works like a champ

Cons: Had to manually set timings. That is the only con most likely a motherboard bios limitation from the manufacturer.

Overall Review: Core i7-860 @ 4.2Ghz MSI BIG BANG TRINERGY 2 XFX GTX 275' s SLI 2 Hitachi 250gb sata 2 Raid 0 PC Power and Cooling PSU Windows 7 x64 Ult

Nice Board for SLI

MSI Big Bang Trinergy LGA 1156 Intel P55 / NVIDIA NF200 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI Big Bang Trinergy LGA 1156 Intel P55 / NVIDIA NF200 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Whoa this board has almost everything. Able to run @ 4.156Ghz on a i7-860 and 2 XFX GTX 275 in SLI. Upgraded from a Phenom 2 940 BE @ 3.8Ghz because I won a Intel CPU....

Cons: Price was a little high but well worth it...

Overall Review: I am able to run BFBC2 beta with all the bells and whistles turned on. On the old system I was running DX9 mode

980 Awsome

ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard

Pros: The board is S!CK. A slew of features on this beast. Finally got my 940 BE stable. Running 4Gb G Skill 1066Mhz in Single Channel mode. Works like a charm. SLI 8800 GTS (G92). No problem had a ASROCK K10N780SLIX3-WIFI this board works better for my components.

Cons: Was not free!

Overall Review: I am stable OC @3.6Ghz HT 5200 and NB/FSB 2.6Ghz Rock Solid. If running 1066 mem read the instructions Duh!

If looking for Win XP x64 drivers

OCZ Technology OCZMSEQRD Blue 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2500 dpi Gaming Mouse For Desktop
OCZ Technology OCZMSEQRD Blue 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2500 dpi Gaming Mouse For Desktop

Pros: The mouse is inexpensive. Looks & feels great.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Works in XP x64 if you go download the driver from OCZ... Please look for the driver before writing a review....

12/14/2008