DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 AMD Motherboard10/31/2015 6:03:11 PM

Pros: Bought this in 2004. It finally died after 11 years. It was my kids and they upgraded about 3-4 years after purchase, then it got grandfathered to my wife, and then finally her uncle. Not sure if it died on its own or took a power hit as the caps were bloated.

Cons: The only thing i didn't like about it was the placement of the power supply connector at the very edge of the motherboard. It didn't pose a problem in the long run. You just have to be careful when plugging it in.

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Zalman VF700-CU 2 Ball VGA Cooler Rocks!10/31/2015 5:44:37 PM

Pros: Bought this in March of 2009 and it's still running

Cons: None, unless they stopped making it or don't have a suitable replacement

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Awesome drive3/12/2014 7:42:29 PM

Pros: I have no complaints on this one. I always try to get drives with a 5 yr warranty whenever I can. I've had it over a year now, and no errors of any kind on it unlike other drives I have seen. quick transfers to from my SSD to this drive. I purchased it for my main gaming/HTPC rig. Came in hand through the summer LAN Parties. The only thing i can say is that I wish it was bigger, because i already need another one (or two). I had no heat problems and the drive seems pretty quite.

Cons: Price is still pretty high a year later. I guess you get what you pay for. When can i get a 10TB drive? :)

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I used to like enermax2/8/2009 9:48:32 AM

Pros: I haven't been too happy with Enermax over the last couple of years, since power ratings have gone above 500W and think I have found a new favorite brand. I now have 4 Corsair PSU's, and the craftsmanship on the circuit boards looks well organized. I've seen others that looks like they just splooged glue over all the components with no regard to where they were aiming. This is the cheaper version of the other Corsair PSU's I currently own, so lets see how long it lasts. So far, it's been 2 months and going strong.

Cons: Cables are not modular but this was a budget build and they did a pretty good job of making them presentable. They're flexible and easy to maneuver which is more important to me when routing cables.

Overall Review: Sorry i don't have an oscilloscope available to throw on it and look at the output. I still have older Enermax PSU's running in my basement that are over 10 years old. Some of the more recent Enermax purchases (the last 1-3yrs) seem to have lost their longevity. I'm not sure what happened. I'm glad that Corsair has picked up the torch.

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another satisfied customer2/8/2009 9:19:08 AM

Pros: This was for a budget build so there was no overclocking or testing. It was just plug and chug. It worked without a hitch in the BIOSTAR MCP6P-M2 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 it was purchased for. No compatibility issues.

Cons: None

Overall Review: None

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
I can see again!2/8/2009 9:13:55 AM

Pros: After holding on to my old Hitachi 17in CRT for the last decade (since the celery 300 days), I am so so glad to finally be able to be able to see again. Woo Hoo! The picture is clear and sharp and didn't cost me an arm and a leg.

Cons: No speakers if you consider that a con. I didn't.

Overall Review: About a year ago I purchased two 22in Acer monitors for each of my two kids and the stand was flimsy and did not tilt. This stand on this incarnation of the monitor has been completely revamped. It tilts and is way way better over the old one. I bought two of them around Christmas. No complaints. I am very pleased.

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good budget gaming2/8/2009 8:56:20 AM

Pros: I wasn't concerned with placement of components on the board for the low price. Install was simple and straight forward. I really don't remember any hangups with it. I loaded XP Pro 32bit on it and there was no driver issues. Performance is faster than I expected. This is a good budget gaming rig.

Cons: There's not a big feature set on this m/b, but this was a budget build with some higher end gaming in mind. Also, I have not tried to o/c it. Not a lot of slots for expansion cards or memory. Only 100mb NIC, but this is fine for the casual user.

Overall Review: I bought this board as a cheap upgrade for my wife's rig. The old pc still had an older AGP card in it, and when she played WoW, the lag was terrible in Stormwind. I primarily got this so we had something to plug a newer PCI express video card into and get her playing on something respectable. She is very happy and plays lag free now. The game looks and plays sweet on a 22inch LCD. The only hiccups i see in Storm are due to the 8600 video which that series is noted to have some issues with WOW. I shoulda got the 9600 series. As usual Newegg Rocks! Make sure you get you have an AM2 or AM2+ style socket CPU and a 24-pin PSU. I purchased the following additional items here on Newegg as well: Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600 GT 512MB Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms LCD Monitor An older Barracuda SATA drive was used from the old pc.

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8/24/2008 9:24:32 PM

Pros: This PSU has some weight to it and when you peer through the bezel, the quality of the craftsmanship shows. I always have been an enermax guy myself as almost every one I had has gone over 10 years. I bought 2 of these Cosair models back in Nov 07 and it looked like they could stand the test of time.

Cons: What I didn't care for is the warranty. You really need to watch these. This one is a 5 year limited. Apparently only parts are covered and not labor. Newegg has it listed as being covered under their standard warranty policy, which is supposed to cover it for 1 year. Well, one of the two units died today (9 months in) and when I went to RMA it, I got the following "Unfortunately, our records indicate that the manufacturer's labor warranty for this product has expired. Please contact the product manufacturer for additional service options" so look elsewhere or get extra coverage.

Overall Review: I really wanted to give the unit a 5 but one of them died. If the warranty would have been for a full replacement or if the unit would have lasted at least a year, i would have given it a 4. What gets me is there are so many positive reviews on this and the unit really does look exceptional. When it went I could smell burnt electronics so i'm sure a component failed

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7/23/2005 11:50:24 AM

Comments: I got this a day earlier than expected. It felt heavy and had a look of quality to it. I shut down my Abit IC-7 with a cheaper power supply, put this one in and nadda. Dead on arrival! RMA'ing for a replacement. I normally get Eenermax or Antec, but went with this one because of all the positive feedback. I thought that the lead wire for the PCI slot fan controller was a bit too long...looked like 3 extra feet of wire I had to tuck away. The long wire was really my only complaint until my system wouldn't boot. I also never got far enough to test how stable the voltages were. If the replacement works, I will re-evaluate and repost.

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Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Cooler7/9/2005 11:10:30 PM

Comments: I like many others had the chipset fan die in my Asus A8N-SLI deluxe. It only lasted 3 months before it died the first time. Asus is willing to send me another, but for what?...so the new one can die again in another few months? I got the Zalman ZM-NB47J. I haven't put it in yet, but it certainly looks sharp and looks like it has enough meat behind it to keep the chipset cool enough. Comes with everything needed to mount including some heatsink compound. Newegg go it to me a day early. As usual..NewEgg Rocks!!!

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