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Steven S.

Steven S.

Joined on 06/14/06

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Rock Solid

ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: I've been building ASUS + AMD systems for a while, and no, I'm not a 'fanboi'. I stick with what works, build after build, after build. ASUS has always delivered stable, quality platforms, and the Sabertooth knocks that out of the park. I've never had a new system installation go so smooth. My two cents....home run.

Cons: Geez, Asus, can you update the included case sticker every now and then? Also, do away with the annoying BIOS beep codes, and replace them with voice announcements, alerts, and prompts, (where possible).

Overall Review: I don't know. Plug everything in, turn it on, have fun. Also....scowl at the lame case sticker.

This is pretty sweet

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm

Pros: CPU temps running Crysis 2 on extreme settings never exceed 43c. This compared to the stock cooler on my previous build which ran closer to 70c. Previous build was an AMD 965 3.4Ghz quad. The cooler that came with that CPU is the same that came with my new 8365 8 core 4.0(2) Ghz CPU. Idle temps run 29c to 33c, depending on ambient temperatures. Under load, you can easily feel how warm the hot-side manifold of the radiator gets...while the cold-side manifold 'feels' about ambient. Well built, quiet, no leaks. Granted I'm only hitting one core of my CPU hard, (core six at app 90%....which I assume is Crysis 2 still running in the background). I don't have any real complaints to register about this cooling solution, other than the one concern noted in the 'cons'. Note to N/A who posted on 9/8: Mounting problem, or faulty unit. If you've tried to remount the cold plate, you should always remove the existing heat sink compound, clean both surfaces thoroughly, and reapply a quality heat sink compound, (sparingly). I hope you've elected to replace the unit and try again.

Cons: My only complaint, and one I can't honestly deduct an egg for, is that hot air is exhausted into the computer case. I understand their design reasoning, but it does not make the rest of my system happy.

Overall Review: If I had to do it over again, I would. This is so far the best passive cooling system I've found.

Works Great

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone

Pros: Plug it in, and it works. I can't ask for more than that. Since it utilizes a USB port, my audio ports are still free for speakers. Range is excellent, sound quality is excellent, and I particularly like that when I flip the mic boom up, the mic is muted automatically. Very comfortable to wear for even long periods of time, back ground noise is significantly reduced. I have not experienced any interference issues with any other wireless devices in my house, which include a logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo, the usual wireless router, wifi enabled tv's and DVD players, phones, tablets, kindles, laptops, and printer. I was a little hesitant on spending so much money on a headset, but this thing is really nice. Money well spent.

Cons: None that I've noticed.

Great 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: I've never had a problem with AMD X 15 years, so this CPU was a no brainer. No issues at all with installation in a new system, and Vista 64 Ultimate install, is running cool.....though not on the stock HS/Fan combo. Upgraded from a Phenom X2 quad core at 3.4 Ghz. Great improvement

Cons: -Not compatible with my Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, or Kuntzler Banana Slicer. -Stole my lunch money. -Won't allow me to deduct even one egg.

Overall Review: Awesome CPU. Buy it. Now. Caveats: Don't expect the fancy tin box, upgrade your cooling solution.

Good Stuff

BUFFALO Firestix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model FSX800D2C-K2G
BUFFALO Firestix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model FSX800D2C-K2G

Pros: Worked at rated speed with no tweaking, or anything else. Mobo is happy with it, no stability issues, no crashes, (Win XP, Win XP64), and....well....it does look nice too. For them what cares. ;) Mobo: Asus M2N-SLIDeluxe Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+

Cons: Can't think of any. Though I would'nt have complained too much if Newegg happened to give them to me free. :)

Overall Review: I'd recommend this RAM to others, without any reservations