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John D.

John D.

Joined on 03/06/06

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ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Many people complain that they can't run the E8400 processor without first booting from a cheaper processor. This is not correct. If you use a flash drive that is formatted fat32 you can download the 0907 bios onto the flash drive and boot the computer up and it will give you the option to update the bios. You just have to read the menu's and pay attention. With the E8400 in the Mobo it took about 3 minutes to flash the Bios and I was loading the OS 5 minutes later. This is a great combination of Mobo & Processor! Don't install more that 2 gigs of ram for the first boot and only 1 video card until OS is installed

Cons: None!

Overall Review: Asus Maximus Formula Mobo,Intel E8400, 4 gigs Crucial Ballistix DDR2 pc2-8500, 2 Diamond Radeon HD3870 512mb, ABS BZ900 PSU, TermalTake Mozart TX case. Vista 64Bit OS. NewEgg is the best.

Great Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400

Pros: Very stable, runs very cool on air even when loaded. Lots of head room with air cooling and even more with H2O. Best processor for the money. Buy it you won't regret it!

Cons: They aren't free!

Overall Review: Asus Maximus Formula Mobo,Intel E8400, 4 gigs Crucial Ballistix DDR2 pc2-8500, 2 Diamond Radeon HD3870 512mb, ABS BZ900 PSU, TermalTake Mozart TX case. NewEgg is the best.

Excellent PSU

ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ900 900 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified PipeRock type modular cable with colorful LED Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply
ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ900 900 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified PipeRock type modular cable with colorful LED Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply

Pros: Great PSU, Modular cables are great and everything works as advertised. Good quality.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Asus Maximus Formula Mobo,Intel E8400, 4 gigs Crucial Ballistix DDR2 pc2-8500, 2 Diamond Radeon HD3870 512mb, ABS BZ900 PSU, TermalTake Mozart TX case. NewEgg is the best.

Beautiful case

Thermaltake Black/Silver Aluminum Side Panel / SECC Body MozartTx VE1000BWS Cube Tower
Thermaltake Black/Silver Aluminum Side Panel / SECC Body MozartTx VE1000BWS Cube Tower

Pros: This case is roomy. Excellent cable routing. Plenty of space to do just about any configuration you would want. Excellent airflow. If you have the space for this case, then get it cause you wont be sorry.

Cons: The intake vent in the left door soesn't line up all the way with my PSU intake fan but there is enough space to allow good airflow. This is more a cosmetic issue than a functional one.

Overall Review: Asus Maximus Formula Mobo,Intel E8400, 4 gigs Crucial Ballistix DDR2 pc2-8500, 2 Diamond Radeon HD3870 512mb, ABS BZ900 PSU, TermalTake Mozart TX case. NewEgg is the best.

Excellent MOBO

ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This is the greatest mobo I have ever installed and used. The bios update for the E8400 was a snap. Every thing that was needed for this build was included. The supplied sound card works realy well. This board is realy fast.

Cons: The only problem isn't Asus's fault, But the STALKER game that is free with the Mobo doesnt work. It won't even start.

Overall Review: Intel E8400, 4 gigs Crucial Ballistix DDR2 pc2-8500, 2 Diamond Radeon HD3870 512mb, ABS BZ900 PSU, TermalTake Mozart TX case