Joined on 07/18/07
Awesome Budget Solution
Pros: This rig hasnt failed me yet powers everything with no problems,The speed controller on the fans actually do what they are supposed to do for once. Has more than enough connections. For the price its unbeatable.
Cons: If your a case nut about the way the inside looks like i am you may want to get wire loom kit, since the ugly wires are showing bare. Be warned wire looming is a bit of a hassle and requires pacience
Overall Review: Overall i would recomend this to anyone who wants a power ful game rig thats on a budget for parts. May not be most fanciest but cares the performance is what counts
Solid while it lasted
Pros: Had nice features, handles overclocking easily and well, had no problems while it lasted,
Cons: Died 7 months later, doesnt turn on, no bios, not worth it the long haul. Have hard time trusting abit from this, updating bios on this board is nearly impossible for its hard to find the updates and the qflash program fails to run.
Overall Review: What can i say, I get what i payed for, will put more money into a replacment
Good Board after 1st DOA
Pros: Has everything you need, bios are easy to understand, turnsa on with no problem, reads more memory than last mobo. SOLID
Cons: Besides first being DOA, it isnt SLI, and I wasnt looking for SlI anyway because video cards are changing to quickly isnt worth it, geforce 6,7,8, and now 9s, doesnt end, not worth paying for 2 outdated cards in the future.
Overall Review: If you get a DOA at first like I did, stick with this board and give it another chance, glad i did, for the price and preformance of this board isnt beatable.
Raw Performance = LOUD
Pros: Super efficient, keeps every thing icy expecially if you ,mount a duct system with this fan over cpu.
Cons: Very loud, recomend fan controller, i can tollerate it but it does get annoying while playing games or watching movies with this at full blast, like being next to jet engine, not a con relle though,
Overall Review: Made to movie air and boy it does
Like Dvrs should be, free to use!
Pros: Its awesome to be able to turn your pc into a dvr and not have to pay to use it, being able to pre record week in advance is aweome. I hated media center and thought it was useless, until now, make your media center what its supposed to be and put this guy in it, u be amazed.
Cons: Not a con but green chip color gets dull looking after a while. Isnt hard to install but can be slightly confusing, other than than no problems.
Overall Review: The remote takes a beating lol, dropped it numerous times.
Pros: Cant describe the raw power of this processor. After using this for a week my friends p4 which means pentium 4 for the pc illiterate, felt as if it was dial up lol, this is the best gaming solution i think.
Cons: NONE AT ALL,
Overall Review: Will get hot understressfull load, easy fix with aftermarket heat sink.