Joined on 05/12/05
Pros: Connects easily enough and does exactly what it was meant to do.
Cons: The 90 degree angle covers up at least one sata port no matter how you plug it in.
Overall Review: This cable would be great for maybe micro atx mobos with only 2 connectors arranged like this -- -- But most have them arranged like this || this creates a problem. ||
Awaiting RMA request from Zotac
Pros: Played all of the games i like maxed out.
Cons: Purchased on October 20th, 2012. Card then commited suicide while playing Fallout: New Vegas on January 21, 2013. Heard a pop, then no video at all. Could smell it and the fan won't even come on.
Overall Review: Zotac just lost a customer. The rebate took longer than stated and would have never come if I had left them alone. Now I fear I'll be stuck with Intel video for the next month while they take their sweet time on the RMA, not to mention this card was discontinued a couple of weeks after I got it. I new it was too good to be true. A GTX 560 for $114 after rebate. Guess I've learned my lesson.
Works like a champ
Pros: Was cheap and worked like RAM should. Passed memtest with flying colors and even has a pretty cool design.
Cons: I was just looking to pick up another 8 gigs for an overhaul of my wife's desktop and it's discontinued...what a shame.
Overall Review: I guess I should have bought at least 32 gigs worth while it was for sale.
Watch your Revision Number
Pros: Solid board for the price, though I did not purchase through newegg. Booted first time and ran like a champ. Initially paired it with a Pentium G860 which handled everything great except some of the more demanding games of today.
Cons: I looked at the cpu's this board supported on the gigabyte website and decided to go with an i5 3570 (non-K). I saw that it needed a bios update to do so, which is no big deal. What I didn't realize is there are 3, yes 3 revisions to this board. I had rev 1.0 which will NOT IN ANY WAY support the i5 3570 (non-K) ivy bridge part. Also, whoever designed the SATA layout needs to be publicly shamed. It's not a problem if you use a small GPU or onboad graphics, but my GTX 560 covers ALL FOUR PORTS. Luckily I had a couple of low profile 90* SATA connectors laying around and it was more of an annoyance than a show-stopping problem.
Overall Review: If you think you may upgrade to a different cpu, CHECK YOUR REVISION NUMBER!!! I had to buy a new motherboad since I couldn't send the CPU back because I already used it. Guess you live and learn. I'm temped to give it only 3 eggs simply for asanine placement of the SATA ports and horrible revisioning, but those have noting to do with how well the board performed.
SLI and CrossFire...only in a distant dream
Pros: More connectors than most people will ever need, looks good, Rosewill customer service was very quick with getting this RMA'ed.
Cons: If all you are doing is running a lot of hard drives for a home server then this thing has power to spare so it's good for at least that. The "SLI and CrossFire ready" claim has to be some kind of wish though. Every time I start a game, be it Skyrim all the way down to GTA:Vice City it will crash and reboot with in 5 minutes of playing. I can surf the web all day long though and it does fine. After that, the LED started going crazy and the fan seems to act like it has epilepsy, spinning and stopping and stutering. Maybe the flashing and strobing of the LED makes the fan think its in a dance club?
Overall Review: While it did work for quite a while, I bought it under the impression that I could use it to power a graphics card or two. Will buy another power supply before I send this one back since I have 14 days on the RMA. I'll keep the new one they send me as a spare or sell it to someone who only needs a 400w PSU since that seems to be about what it can handle.
does what it's supposed to
Pros: It works
Cons: SHIPPING COSTS MORE THAN THE !@#$%^& CABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Overall Review: If you live somewhere they sell this kind of stuff in a real store you can probably get it cheaper. I live in the sticks so I would have spent just as much on gas as shipping so i guess it's not that bad.