Date Joined: 05/21/10
Pros: Dual M.2, WiFi, Fan support
Overall Review: Loved the board when I installed it. The only issue I had initially was the software but I eventually got that running right after an update. Board failed after 2 months of being installed. Powered the computer on, no fans but all the lights came on. Waited several minutes and tried to boot it again. After testing every single part... CPU, power supply, ram, and testing another Gigabyte board on the same tower, found what I was hoping not to be true. Gigabyte boards have always been my go to when upgrading or building a new rig and I have never had one fail until now. Ive been building them for 16 years.
Pros: Been through two of my builds and running strong for almost the 3 years. Can power everything I have in my full tower with room to spare.
Cons: CPU power cords length but fixed with extension cable.
Overall Review: Corsair is number one in my book of builds. I will choose Corsair before anyone else. Quality, Customer Service, and Reliability. Never have had to RMA!
Pros: I love this cpu. I have to say that I am impressed with its performance. Windows 8 rates this cpu at 8.3. Its very small and packs a big punch.
Cons: The heat this tiny chips puts off for 77w is way to much. I have a Intel 980x 130w six core and its put out less heat overclocked.
Overall Review: Intel stop cheating your customers when it comes to the thermal construction of your chips. I am very impressed overall but I beleive it doesnt deserve 5 eggs because of the heat problems. Im sorry newegg I know I have been a dedicated customer for years but I bought it from a local retailer because of a $100 difference in price.
Pros: Runs very cool. Very responsive. Overclocks great and still runs cool.
Overall Review: It mat not be a sandybridge but it runs like a champ. This is my HTPC for the living room. I have a gaming computer running a 980x @ 4.5 Ghz and 24gb of 1600Mhz ram with 2 6970s and I am still very impressed with this apu.
Pros: Works Great
Pros: Great airflow, all around an awesome case.
Cons: Didn't come with a 2nd 200mm fan for the top and 120mm for inside, but not enough to take any eggs away.
Overall Review: Got the case from newegg for 179.99 after promo code. Got an extra 200mm fan for the top. If you didn't know you can add an extra 120mm fan for the inside that goes directly behind the pci-e slots for added cooling for your graphics cards.
Cooler Master HAF-X Full Tower Case
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge @ 4.0Ghz
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 LGA 1155
Corsair Dominator 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
2 x GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6970 2GB (Crossfire)
Corsair AX1200 1200W Modular PS
CorsairForce 60GB SSD
2 x LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer
Corsair Hydro H70
Corsair CMXAF2 Fan
Corsair Airflow Pro
NZXT Sentry LX fan controller
Pros: Low Priced and great for storage. The tuth is you dont need a high end hdd for storage.
Overall Review: Not a SSD but it will work!
Pros: Easy Install and cooled great. Idle temps @ 32 C.
Cons: Full Load @ 50+ C, which is not good at all. Full load temps would jump up and down from time to time. The fan can only be mounted two ways, with the fan blowing up or down. This fan is only meant for cases that have a top exhaust fan with a bottom mounted power supply. I pulled this one out and put in the CORSAIR H50 LIQUID COOLER, a much better choice!!
Pros: This bad boy is awesome. I used AMD Overdrive to overclock to 4GHz and it is running very smooth. I have the Corsair H50 liquid cooler attached using the push pull method. I am getting 26 - 27 degrees on idle and 48 - 49 degrees under full load.
Overall Review: ULTRA Gladiator Mid Tower ATX Case
AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz (O.C. to 4GHz)
4 x G. Skill 2gb PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2
2 x W.D. Caviar Blue 500gb 7200rpm HDD
PNY Verto Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 1gb DDR3
MSI 785GT-E63 Motherboard
Corsair H50 Liquid Cooler
2 x HP dvd1260 Burners
3 x 120mm Antec Fans
1 x 80mm Antec Fan
Pros: Worked great. I applied a small amount to the center of the cpu and that is it. I was using an air cooler and received idle temps @ 32 degrees.
Cons: Can be a big mess if your not careful.
Overall Review: Make sure you do not get this on anything but the top of the cpu.