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Edward L.

Edward L.

Joined on 10/13/04

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GTX295

XFX GeForce GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GX295NHHFF
XFX GeForce GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GX295NHHFF

Pros: This card is a awesome. Been holding out for a long time upgrading video cards. I was running 2 xfx 8800gt's in sli. This card is a monster improvement over the other 2.

Cons: A little high in price. But it did not keep me from buying it. Thats what it costs to get a beast like this.

Overall Review: Better cards will come out. But this will hold me over for quite a while. Got this and a new Phenom II 940. Both work fantastic. Might eventually try sli with this video card also.

Vishera cpu

AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Nice cpu, a decent improvement over Zambezi. I held off from buying a Zambezi until this new Vishera came out. Good price for a 8 core 4ghz cpu.

Cons: None at this time.

Overall Review: I am using this cpu with a Asus Sabertooth R2, 16gb Corsair Vengeance 1866, 2 240gb Corsair Force Gt ssds and Asus Gtx 680. So far very happy with the system.

10/23/2012

X64

Corsair Extreme Series 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CMFSSD-64D1
Corsair Extreme Series 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CMFSSD-64D1

Pros: Speed is awesome with 1. I have used 3 and now have 4 of these in a Raid 0 setup and the performance is totally great. After bios loads Win7 x64 boots in 15 seconds.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I have received firmware version 2.0 drives that support Trim and Garbage Collection. Trim does not work with Raid, but that is not the drive's fault. Msi Nf980-G65 mb handles these drives no problem.

Phenom 965

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX

Pros: Great performance for the money. I have used Amd cpus for for years and this by far is the best Amd cpu I have ever owned. Can get it to run at 4ghz, but I just usually run it at 3.8ghz.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Using this 965 in a Msi 980a Sli ddr3 mb and I am getting great results. Easy to oc. Using Mushkin ddr3 1600 Blacklines 2x2gb ram.

12/18/2009

NF980-G65

MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I like this mb alot. Works fantastic for a Nvidia Sli ddr3 mb. Always been a Asus guy for years. But since they have no option for a ddr3 sli, I switched.

Cons: none as of yet

Overall Review: I have this mb going with the new Phenom 965 125 watt cpu. Mushkin ddr3 1600 #996601. Quad sli Gtx295. Works fantastic. If you buy this mb and the new 965 cpu, the bios needs to be updated, it can be done with the 965 in. However do not use the M-Flash in the bios to update bios. Use the MSIHQ Tool that can be found in the Msi forums. If you use M-Flash it will result in a RMA for sure and will make the mb useless.

12/13/2009

9900LED

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

Pros: Works very well with a Phenom II 940. I just recently upgraded from the 9700 cpu cooler . Installation is simple with a Amd cpu.

Cons: Not a single one.

Overall Review: People that are having temperature issues with this cpu cooler must have something wrong with the contact with cpu.