Date Joined: 11/25/08
Pros: No memtest errors, runs at rated speeds (faster than I need for my q6600), looks good.
Cons: I could always use faster timings.
Pros: Does what it is supposed to. Motherboard isn't ripped apart.
Cons: Feel like I shouldn't have to pay for it.
Pros: Solid feel, not as heavy as I was expecting, fan mounts easily.
Cons: I hate installing large heatsinks.
Pros: The box made me laugh - it looks like something you get from a tourist trap in chinatown.
Quiet for how much air it moves, seems decent in construction.
Cons: No adjustable speed...not that I was expecting one, but Newegg wants me to have some cons in here.
Overall Review: There are tiny black clips that hold the wire in to the little channel that routes it out to the side. These are removable AND re-insertable if you decide you didn't want to take them out.
Pros: It says "Super Writemaster" on it.
looks good, works well, runs fast.
Cons: Makes a screaming noise when it's spinning fast, but it spins really fast, so it's not unexpected.
Pros: Works. Isn't ugly.
Cons: Doesn't change my life in a meaningful way.
Overall Review: Vista took a few days to realize I wasn't planning on uninstalling it anytime soon, and kept telling me my device was safe to remove. It figured it out after a week or so.
Pros: Overclocks like a champ. Fast to begin with.
Cons: Not as new as the core i7s.
Overall Review: If you need 4 cores, and don't have the money for a better chip, this is your one. If you only need 2 cores, look at the e series, they'll be better for you.
Pros: Card works perfectly, went in smoothly, looks great, and isn't TOO loud. CCC is useful.
Cons: the 8.12 catalyst drivers (and possibly others) do NOT work with monitors under a certain resolution (mine is 1280x1024 and doesn't work) with the DVI port. I'm stuck on the VGA port until ATI remedies the problem, hopefully with 9.1 this month.
Pros: Box came with everything I needed, and more. Cooling looks great, from a performance and appearance standpoint. BIOS options are extensive and useful.
Cons: I'm really just not a fan of Gigabyte's website.
Overall Review: Blue is your color scheme if you get this board.