followup review8/10/2011 9:23:49 PM

Pros: Fast card, excellent support, nice warranty. Great performance for the price, especially considering the 6850's overclocking capability.

Cons: I had to register on the XFX website before I could download the driver (but it's exactly the same as the stock AMD driver.) No complaints about this video card though.

Overall Review: This is a followup review to the last one titled "Fast". I had a problem in BF:BC2, and XFX support responded quickly and seems to know what they're doing. It turned out to be a punkbuster conflict with MSI Afterburner, which is really not a fault of this card or XFX at all. Now that I don't run Afterburner, I don't have any problems. It would be nice if XFX could make their own monitoring or overclocking utility...

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FAST8/7/2011 12:48:46 PM

Pros: This card replaced a GTS250, and I like the performance boost.

Cons: The GTS250 I replaced had problems constantly flashing a black screen in Battlefield Bad Company 2, and now with this card my computer locks up after I've been playing for 15-30 minutes.

Overall Review: Now I get to test out XFX's support. I have high hopes; we'll see. If they resolve my issue quickly I'll give it 5 stars.

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Very nice.11/26/2010 11:20:38 AM

Pros: Very fast, reasonably large as far as SSDs go. Doesn't consume much power or increase the temperature in my computer.

Cons: Still expensive, has some limitations on its life time, requires sector alignment and trim support for optimum operation (e.g. windows 7), the garbage collector takes awhile to do its thing if you write to your SSD a lot. Of course, these are all limitations of any current MLC SSD and many don't even have a garbage collecting routine.

Overall Review: I have this set up as my boot drive, with a pair of old 250 GB sata drives in raid 0 for my program files and paging file. I could have gotten away with a smaller SSD, but I like the option of installing my most commonly used programs onto the SSD. This setup runs very well, it is quite snappy and whatever is installed on the SSD will of course load very fast.

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Love it!11/5/2010 8:05:11 AM

Pros: Easy install, has headers for plugging in all your power and LED plugs before plugging into the motherboard Out-of-the-box support for Phenom II X6 processors Feature-packed BIOS Lots of SATA and USB

Cons: The internal SATA channels do not detect my Samsung 2tb hard drive most of the time, however the ESATA channel detects it fine... not sure about that one, probably a BIOS or driver issue... This is the only major con for me. (All other drives - an OCZ Vertex 2 as well as a pair of old Seagate 320gb drives and a WD 1 TB drive - work fine) The front of the motherboard is not well supported in the case so it flexes especially when plugging in the main power connector (no screw holes under it - it is between the 2nd and 3rd sets) The second x16 slot is really 4x, so crossfire is out (not really a con for me, just saying) No second gigabit connection or wifi like my last Asus motherboard had (not that I used them all that much, they were just nice to have)

Overall Review: This motherboard is awesome! This is the best performance I have ever seen from any computer, and installation was mostly painless (well, except for the sharp edges of my cheap case!) I can max out every game I have tried so far, and my CAD rendering is very fast. system specs: Windows 7, OCZ Vertex 2 120gb, Phenom II X6 1055T, NVidia GTS 250 1GB, 8gb G.Skill 1333 DDR3

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Fast enough9/28/2010 10:08:02 AM

Pros: This card is a good deal. It is fast enough for my Polaroid hd video camera to record 720p at 60 fps, it's cheap, and it is 8 gb. Couldn't ask for more.

Cons: none that I have seen so far.

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Very nice5/14/2010 8:48:54 PM

Pros: Faster transfer rates than many 7200 RPM drives due to the extremely high data density; mine averages ~80MBPS. Low temps, great price.

Cons: none

Overall Review: This drive is excellent for the price; next drive I buy will probably be a 7200 RPM version

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Not impressed.2/1/2010 11:57:18 AM

Pros: Well, it looks pretty good, it's aluminum, it's cheap, the little green light comes on

Cons: Mine doesn't work. I tried 3 different computers, both XP and Ubuntu, and I tried 2 different hard drives in it. XP detects but will not install it, even with the extra usb power cord plugged in. Ubuntu doesn't even recognize that it is present.

Overall Review: I'm sure I just got a defective unit and most wouldn't have these problems, but I won't be buying another of these.

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Excelent.1/29/2009 6:32:52 PM

Pros: Hardware wise - awesome. You can't beat it for features and power in any laptop that is nearly this small. A/B/G/N Atheros network card is great, up to 100 mw broadcast power. The Asus included software is very well done and some of it is quite useful, express gate is nice. Not much bloatware (just Norton, it goes away without a fight though). Easy to switch to XP, just make sure you have a USB cdrom or bootable flash drive.

Cons: Vista. After 2 days of getting used to Vista, it stopped booting and gave me BSODs. Vista auto recovery wouldn't work (express gate worked fine :P).

Overall Review: Waited 2 more days for my usb dvd drive to arrive. After that, the switch to XP was the most painless XP install i've ever had, and installation of the Asus apps and drivers was automated. Great notebook, it won't disappoint. It is easier than you think to make a bootable Ubuntu flash drive.

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great so far1/29/2009 6:32:21 PM

Pros: driverless in xp/vista bootable seems sturdy heavy duty cable included, so far i've only needed to plug in one usb plug to power it (haven't burned anything yet though)

Cons: none that i can think of

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12/9/2007 11:07:36 AM

Pros: inexpensive for a TB drive, super storage density, low power consumption which allows for amazingly low operating temperature

Cons: some performance is sacrificed for efficiency

Overall Review: This drive runs 10 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than any of my other hard drives, which will probably do wonders for its lifespan.

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10/25/2007 3:06:36 PM

Pros: This motherboard is ridiculously configurable, and has just about every connection I ever wanted. And everything works great.

Cons: Some of the apps that come with the motherboard don't work too well in XP x64. The wireless utility is usable but buggy in XP x64. Also, I would have liked another IDE channel.

Overall Review: By far the fastest, most stable, most tweakable board I have ever owned.

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8/3/2007 10:04:22 AM

Pros: This is the most amazing motherboard, hardware wise and BIOS option wise, that I have ever seen.

Cons: The audio module has a support bracket with it, but at least on my board its installation was blocked by a heatsink. If you're careful when plugging in audio jacks, though, you don't need the bracket. The bios is buggy, and DFI doesn't seem to be releasing updates very quickly. I had issues with the ide controller dropping out during windows installation, and after a few days on the DIY-street forums I never did resolve the problem; maybe I got a defective board. Also on my board, the video card only initialized about half of the time. Possibly due to a defective board?

Overall Review: Check out the forums at if you're interested in this board. Hardware wise, this motherboard is amazing, but it's not without issues. I may have just gotten a bad one; based on the forums I mentioned, it seems like these boards have a high rate of failure. Oh yeah, if you get this board, you may want to check out the LAN PARTY optimized OCZ ram, model OCZ2P800LP2GK.

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worse than I thought before1/18/2006 8:57:23 PM

Pros: When this adapter works it is really fast

Cons: This adapter is not compatible with all drives to my experience; it had trouble with a couple of my hard drives from the start. Also, after using 3 of these adaptors for about 3 to 5 months they had all gone bad - my computer kept crashing and I couldn't access my data.

Overall Review: These may be OK if you are a light user, but if you constantly transfer data from and to your drives, these seem to wear out after awhile. Due to the short life span of these adapters and the incomplete compatibility with drives, I recommend trying a different product.

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not the greatest, but usually works12/12/2005 6:20:42 PM

Pros: Works great on my DVD burner, works on my 80GB Maxtor hard drive, high speed transfers

Cons: locks up the computer when I write data to my 200GB Maxtor hard drive - an issue with drive capacity? For awhile I thought my drive was going bad, but I removed the adapter and it works just fine

Overall Review: Great when it works, but it has issues with some drives

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Excellent RAM8/27/2005 12:59:21 PM

Comments: This ram is great for its price. I have a P4 3.0, ATI X800XT, & 1GB of this ram. I can run any game (including BF2, HL2, & Doom3) at full res & all effects turned all the way up. No complaints. And by the way, Neweg rocks.

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