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Anthony Y.

Anthony Y.

Joined on 05/10/10

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Motherboard

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: got this motherboard hooked up with no problems, plugged in a video card and i didn't have to change a thing in the bios. with the bios i was able to unlock 2 additional cores in my processor with no problems, very easy to use.

Cons: wish it had more ide plugs but not important and otherwise no complaints

Overall Review: Express gateway comes with the driver disk and it's not terrible and can actually be useful if you don't want to start you computer up all the way.

Can't Go Wrong

ASUS Radeon HD 5550 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card EAH5550/DI/1GD3(LP)
ASUS Radeon HD 5550 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card EAH5550/DI/1GD3(LP)

Pros: Excellent video card, once the drivers are installed you can have 2 monitors hooked up with absolutely no problems (as long as you have an adapter) and its been great to me so far.

Cons: no complaints

Why not

PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 700 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ700MXSP)
PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 700 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ700MXSP)

Pros: Great for cord management, (modular).

Cons: no complaints

Overall Review: i went from a useless 500 w power supply that i found at a recycling area for computer parts to this one and i love it

Woohoo

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL

Pros: no complaints

Cons: no complaints

Overall Review: It's been good to me, i haven't tried tweaking it any yet, but I'm sure i will when i get the chance.

Happy

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX

Pros: Great processor. was able to unlock extra 2 cores with absolutely no problems.

Cons: unfortunately, I'm not using it at 4 cores because i just have the stock heat sync, which could have used some improvements.

Overall Review: Haven't tried overclocking it yet, but when i get the chance i will. (once i get a better heat sync)