Date Joined: 11/29/10
Pros: Fast migration(used samsungs tool)
substantial increase in boot/load times
big enough to support all of my games, OS etc.
scores 7.9 in WEI( windows7)
getting about 500 read and about ~200 write
Cons: Since i was not doing a fresh install of windows I had to use windows drive tools to format the drive. Its no ones fault, so no eggs taken off- just something to be conscious of if you are buying the drive.
Overall Review: Overall i think this is a great drive comes as 223gb when formatted.
Pros: For a refurb drive i expected more cosmetic damage, dents..dings..water damage..but no. This drive was immaculate. i guess its a lottery in the end. Writes at the USB 2.0 standard(30mbs) and does require an additional power cord. Also, its light and fits in my pocket.
Pros: Replaced with working stick within 4 business days.
Cons: Original stick was bad.
Overall Review: I commend G skill on their RMA process. The package was delivered on 5/23 and I received my replacement on 5/28(after memorial day weekend). Excellent work Gskill, thanks for standing by your product.
Pros: Great cooling given my overclock. Came with extra fan brackets, universal.
Cons: Sorta a pain to install, the instructions were not very clear at times so i had to infer what to do.
Overall Review: forget the price, im impressed. Right now my 3770k, in a mid tower case, is running 71c, while overclocked 500mhz. Mind you, this is during a prime95 stress test. With that said, im running between 68-72c on max load, and 71-74c when clocked at 4.5ghz.
i have no remorse buying this cooler, however, it is massive. I had to remove a fan from the side of my case to make it fit, but it worked out, im now using that fan with the standard fan on the heatsink.
Pros: Asus RMA sent a brand new router
Cons: Router failed after 12 months
Overall Review: Strangely after i first reviewed this product, it failed. However, ASUS instructed me to ship them my dead router, and a few days later they informed me it would be uneconimcal to repair it. They then informed me they would be shipping me a brand new one- which they did.
The router sent is actually new, not a refurb.
A+ to asus tech support for standing by their product!
Pros: XFAST ram actually works, and is quite helpful.
easy overclocking via their utility, both in bios and windows
came with SLI bridge, and sata6 cables
Installs windows quickly via USB/LAN
Cons: REQUIRES LAN DRIVERS FROM ASROCK!
Overall Review: I used this board to build a new rig, and im actually glad i didnt listen to some people saying ASRock isnt "that great". I can say that given the 2 days of ownership this board is really living up to what is promised. As stated before XFAST ram works, and works well. I dont use the other XFAST products as I dont have a need. I gave this 5stars despite the LAN issue because they included a driver disk, I just could not use it. Overall, with my 3770k overclocked to about 4.4ghz, this motherboard is handling it like a pro. I am very pleased. If anything goes wrong I will definitely review again.
ALSO: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL WINDOWS VIA USB 3.0! IT WILL NOT WORK!
Pros: Big screen
Overall Review: Great gps for the money. Has saved me time in traffic already