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John J.

John J.

Joined on 03/14/08

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Completely Satisfied

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Easy layout. Fits my EVGA 8800GT just fine with plenty of room to spare on both sides. I put this into a NZXT Alpha box and it slid right in perfectely. Instructions are straight forward. Someone earlier said this is not for your "beginner" builder. This is my second build and compared to the MSI board I worked with before...this was easy! I plan on doing a lot of gaming and video processing on this board. All the cabling I needed was right there with the board.

Cons: When running the AC883 in AC97 (default is HD) there is background buzzing. Most of this went away when I disabled the BELL in the sound setup in windows. But there is still some there. I have not verified that this is present in the backpanel or under HD Audio.

Overall Review: If you are a new builder...I strongly recommend this board. Everyting fits nicely and is easy to get too!

Nice for the Price!

EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: It scored an 11,890 3dMark06 out of the box on a single card! I have it running my Samsung 50" DLP in 720P mode. Graphics look fantastic!

Cons: This card is a big one. Make sure you get a case that can hold it. I used the NZXT Alpha and it fit fine.

Overall Review: This deal is a steal when compared to BB or CC or any Brick and Mortor. Half my squad is getting one now!

Your basic box

NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window
NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window

Pros: The box fits an EVGA 8800GT Graphics Card! Nice easy drive mounts. Some complain that the cover has wires and is "in the way" when installing CD/DVD 3.5 drives. Question: How often are you going to be doing that? Pull the cover slide the drive in, lock it down with the thumbtabs, snap the cover back on. Done! As for strength, this isn't a vault. But it is very very light. The reason for me buying this box is that I "knew" it could hold the graphics card I ordered.

Cons: The socket connectors for the fans and lights are very very flimsy. You dont want to be constantly plug/unpluggin them. They WILL fall apart. Other than that, not a bad box.

Overall Review: Some say these fans don't move enough air, for my single drive, 8800GT and Quad6600...its doing fine.