Date Joined: 06/27/07
Pros: XMP profile worked right out of the box
Cons: no cons to note
Pros: Small and light considering how powerful it is
Screen displays fantastic colors
Fast GPU and CPU
Super easy to remove bottom cover and swap ram, repaste, or replace hard drives
Works well with oculus rift ( but uses all 3 USB ports and HDMI)
Cons: not quite as fast as my overclocked 980ti/6700k desktop, but good enough to game comfortably on-the-go
Could use one more USB port, as connecting the oculus rift uses all the available ports
Overall Review: Max GPU temp of 76c in timespy (scored 3560), 75c in firestrike (scored 9603).
Max CPU temp of 82c in intelburntest
Mine was received with hynix 2133 DDR4 and 7200RPM hitachi 1tb drive
CPU and GPU heatsinks are connected via heatpipes, so it doesn't allow for individual temp control
Pros: Decent price for a midrange z77. Good bios. No issues with any of my hardware.
Overall Review: I was just recently emailed regarding the acceptance of my rebate (submitted less than a month ago). I have never had a problem with ASUS rebates. You just have to follow their very convoluted instructions to a T.
Pros: Undervolts well for mining. Good resolution and FPS for gaming. Core is overclocked just a little.
Cons: still way over the intended MSRP
Overall Review: The altcoin market drove the price of these cards up. I hope it's a hot summer.
Pros: Price as compared to others
Not a lot to add here, it does what it is supposed to do.
Pros: Runs at claimed speeds
no memtest errors
Pros: Great viewing angle
Very bright if you want it to be
Awesome base if you chose to use it
Cons: Price is the only gripe I have with it. You do get what you pay for (quality-wise), but at this price it is a bit difficult to but one monitor for the price you could get two for.
Pros: Unlocked my phenom 960t to six cores. Native DDR3 onboard. 2 USB3 ports at the i/o. BIOS upgrades are there. BIOS flashing is super easy.
Pros: Unlocked to a Phenom 6 core. Runs cool at stock speeds. Prime stable with all 6 running.
Cons: Stock cooler, although sufficient for stock speeds, seems of lower quality than one would expect for a Phenom chip.
Overall Review: Perfect HTPC processor. Downclocks to 800mhz when not stressed.
Pros: Price is the best in it's power /quality class. I got mine for $139 shipped.
Great efficiency - Pulls less from the wall, under identical conditions, than my other high end unit did (brand = prop driven fighter airplane).
Rock solid 12v, 5v, and 3.3v, even under heavy load with SLI GTX285's and I7 @ 4200mhz.
Lots of cables for all types of uses.
Nice fat 13 amp power cord.
Cons: Warranty is only 5 years as compared to the 7 the competition offers.
Power cord is only 5 feet long. All the ones I've ever had up to this point have been 6 feet???
I wish they'd just use a 4+4pin for the EPS 12v, rather than a 4+4 in addition to the 8pin. I hate trying to tuck that extra hardwired cord away.
Overall Review: FYI: Under full load of linpack and furmark concurrently, I'm pulling ~870w from the wall. At the efficiency rating of this unit, at the wattage (86%), my system is using 748.2w.
This is with an i7 W3520 @ 210x21 (4200mhz) and a pair of GTX285's at 780-1687-1440. Plus 2 ddc pumps and 5 fans.
Pros: Interchangeable with i7 920 DO (bios dependent) Works perfectly in my P6TD Deluxe with bios 0209. Overclocks well and has decent temps. ECC memory capable (although I haven't had a chance to use that feature).
Cons: A tad more $ than 920.
Overall Review: I ordered this item November 26, 2009. I received a chip from batch 3931A365. It has a pack date of 10/23/09. It does 4200mhz IBT stable at 1.35v core. Under water (HK 3.0 + MCR320 + 3x AP15 fans). At that speed, temps approach 70c but not over.
System: P6TD 0209, OCZ gold 3x2gb lv kit @ 8-8-8-24, gtx285, 620hx
Pros: Plays well with my Xeon W3520, on bios 0209. Plays well with my OCZ gold lv 3x2gb kit.
Nice bios, as many adjustments as I could ask for for overclocking.
Reset cmos battery is in a perfect location (not hidden under the gpu). Luckily, I haven't had a reason to pull it though.
Cons: None yet.
I have read the cpu pins can be fragile. Be careful when installing your chip. A common issue is bent pins causing less than installed memory to be available in windows.
Overall Review: Able to achieve 4200mhz on my w3520 IBT stable in less than 12 hours of ownership.
I was thinking of water cooling the nb, but, after working with the board, I found it to run relatively cool. YMMV.
Windows 7 installation had all the necessary drivers for this board. I didn't even need the driver disk.
Pros: Easily does stock timings at rated voltage. Lower price than most others at this performance level.
Plays well with my P6TD and W3520
Cons: None I can tell.
I'm sure a lot of people have had bad experiences with i7 ram due to bent cpu pins. It tends to make less memory available than what is actually installed. if you see less than 6gb installed, try to reseat your cpu (carefully) and check for bent pins in the socket.
Overall Review: Specs I found from OCZ's forums...
For P6TD Deluxe paired with i7 920 and this ram...
turbo mode: enabled
ai overclock tuner: manual
Dram freq: ddr3-1600
QPI/DRAM voltage: 1.35 (I was able to use 1.25)
DRAM Bus volt: 1.64
You can leave the rest on Auto, or adjust accordingly. YMMV.
Pros: Looks a lot nicer than what I had (DIY). Works fine for OTA hd broadcasts. Has an amplifier (but i'm not 100% sure it's helping though).
Cons: Doesn't pick up any better than my unamplified DIY DB8. The cord is kinda stiff underneath (designed with cord coming out the bottom, rather than the back???), makes it a bit wobbly. Might have given it 5 eggs if I got more bars on at least one channel (over my DIY one).
Overall Review: I live about 7 miles from the city of Pittsburgh. I still pick up some channels in HD with only the cable wire connected and no antenna.
Using this on a Westinghouse 32" LCD with integrated HD tuner.
Pros: I ordered this chip a few days ago and found it to have a pack date of October eighth 2009. The batch is L932B844. The VID of my chip is a bit high at 1.275v. I have been able to get 4005mhz prime blend and IBT stable at 1.35625v cpu in bios. Cpu temp in prime <60c on air at this speed. I'm shooting for 4203mhz, 24/7.
Cons: High VID of 1.275v. This is in the fairly undesireable range for overclocking.
Overall Review: System is composed of ep45-ud3r v1.1 (F9 bios) mobo, 2x2gb gskill ddr2 9600, TRUE with push/pull scythe s-flex G fans cool the cpu
Pros: Works fine with the old hdd I upgraded from in my laptop. USB2.0. No external power source needed. Metal on 4 sides, so it should dissipate any heat your hard drive creates.
Cons: You get what you pay for. It's not what i'd call fragile, but it has that "made in china" feel to it. Without abusing it, it should last many years. If you're hard on your electronics, this might not be the enclosure for you.
Overall Review: Popped the drive in, put in the two retaining screws, ready to go. Included screwdriver is a plus too, as the screws are #1, IIRC, and many people don't own a #1 phillips screwdriver.
Pros: Works perfectly in my Dell Inspiron e1405. It was recognized immediately. Breathed new life into it, alongside win7 x64. Staved off my lappy upgrade for a few more years.
Cons: None with the ddr, Dell bios sucks, no ability to set speed or timings. Not OCZ's fault. Price seems to be going up as time goes by?
Overall Review: If you have an inspiron notebook, e1405, e1505, or e1705, I can confirm that this memory will work with your chipset (945GM) @ ddr2 667mhz.
Pros: Nice fast lappy hard drive. Plenty of space for mobile use. Good read and write times for a notebook drive.
Cons: Still slower than SSD, but that's expected.
Overall Review: Glad this thing is finally coming down in price.
Pros: Runs much more efficiently than Vista ever did. Does not require many tweaks to perform well.
Cons: Takes up a tad more space than XP.
Overall Review: Suprisingly, I am not awaiting a service pack to make it run better. It's the same as the RCk, AFAICT.
Pros: Doesn't require third party software to transfer files. Small and lightweight. Has a clip. Good battery life.
Cons: Beware the fragile clip. This is my second of this exact player, due to the fact that I broke the clip on the first one. It has not been redesigned either.
Overall Review: I use this mp3 player every day, at the gym. Other than the clip, it has proven to be a very tough device.
Pros: This board works very well for overclocking quad core intel chips. I have been able to get my q9650 prime blend stable at 4500mhz (500 fsb) with only 1.344v in windows. The bios is very easy to understand and modulate.
SATA headers are easily accessible, even with a GPU installed.
One of the least expensive, best overclocking, boards i've owned.
Cons: No nb temp sensor. Ram slots are a little close to the pcie slot, so it can be tricky to remove ram with a video card installed.
Overall Review: If you're deliberating between this and the ud3p, just decide whether or not you need the second pcie slot for crossfire. They both overclock the same.
Pros: This is the memory to get if you're an avid s775 overclocker. It will run stock timings of 5-5-5-15 up to 1300mhz at ~2.2v. One of few memory types that will take a bit of voltage and keep going.
Overall Review: Works fanatastically in ga-ep45-ud3r (f9 bios) alongside q9650 at 4500mhz. Might keep me occupied long enough so I can wait to upgrade till i9.
Pros: Looks great, I'm sure it works great too, but... see cons.
Cons: Only has one 3.5mm jack. This item is for use with cordless phones only. Cannot be used as a VOIP headset. Not for PC use.
Overall Review: I should have read the description better. Don't make the mistake I did.
Pros: Very quiet power supply. Provides ample power for most systems. Corsair has made me a believer in the past.
Overall Review: I'm using this power supply in my HTPC. It definitley fits the bill as far as quietness goes. Great job Corsair.
Pros: Great cable management compared to 900. Good placement of everything.
Cons: Non-removeable motherboard tray. Side panels feel a little flimsy (when off case) as compared to some other cases I've owned.
Overall Review: You need a case, you want to save a few bucks, buy it.