Date Joined: 03/27/08
Pros: It works! Not much else to say except that.
Overall Review: I don't use it much, but it's nice that it's there when I need it. Runs fast and quiet and is reasonably priced.
Pros: This is a perfect product for people who don't want to overclock like me. Super fast, easy to install.
Overall Review: I bought a Cooler Master EVO 212 to take the place of the stock fan. This is always the trickiest part of a build for me, but I had no problems to speak of.
Pros: Quiet, easy to install. Well priced
Overall Review: I bought two of these to go with a Fractal case. Aside from being to dumb to realize that for front installation the screws come with the case, not the fan, everything else went perfectly.
Pros: This is the coolest card I have ever owned. It's fast as heck too. No problems with drivers or installation. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Cons: Nothing as of yet and I've been using this card for 2 months every day.
Pros: My Ivy Bridge i5-3750 is running the coolest I have ever had with any of my PCs. This thing works great! It helps cool the rest of the case too. It's quiet and I thought the price was far as well
Cons: Installation was not easy for me. The instructions were almost unreadable. Thank goodness for youtube and the excellent step-by-step videos there.
Overall Review: Installing this increased my tech level rating from 3 to 4 stars. I'll understand it better next time, but the first time had me pulling my hair for a while. Now that it's installed I am really impressed how much better this heat sink performs compared to the one that intel provides.
Pros: This was my first ground up build and I must say I really liked this motherboard. The biggest compliment I can give it is actually the instructions which made referenceing for a nervous/eager builder easy. Everything else went according to plan in large part because this board was so well designed and contructed.
Cons: One more IDE port would have been nice, just because I would have liked to have savaged my old system for 2 optical drives (I did manage to install 2 of my old hard drives though with the single IDE port). This wasn't going to happen with any relatively new board however, so perhaps it's not fair to criticize it in this respect.
Pros: The space makes it easy to work with; I also have plenty of room to grow. The 3 included fans have kept my ASUS P5N-D MB cooler than I thought, saving me money I wasn't expecting. The pull-out MB tray was very helpful. The blue fan light is is a nice touch. So close to a 5 star rating from me but...
Cons: I don't like the non-screw fastening for the PCI slots in back, which resulted in a catastrophe of sorts. While determining if all my rig's parts were working I noticed only one speaker working. I thought I didn't press the stereo lead in far enough into my Audigy 4 soundcard. When I applied some pressure the plastic clamp holding the SC flew off and the card came loose while the computer was running! The MB seems fine, but the card appears shot. I'm a Cakewalk user so I'm lost without that awesome soundcard. I may have pressed too hard, but a screw would have acted as a safety preventing this from happening.
Overall Review: I found this case for less on another site a few days after I received this one. I called Newegg and they took enough money off the price to make up most of the difference - enough to not bother with stripping the case and sending it back. Newegg gets 5 stars from me for this.