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Ishmael U.

Ishmael U.

Joined on 09/16/10

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Excellent Operating Syatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

Pros: Works. better than anything Mcirosoft has ever produced, and even if you have problems there are easy steps to figure out what is wrong.

Cons: Does not make my coffee in the morning. I guess I can live with that.

Most Critical Review

Parts that work, work well

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: lots of options....plenty of SATA ports, PCI-E slots, easy to overclock CPU and Memory, clear and understandable BIOS and it is a pretty looking motherboard. Also, unlike some, I have been lucky in that it started up reading all RAM (Corsair) and no power issues whatsoever

Cons: Let's see: the LAN port completey died within three months. I still have no idea why: I have to use the USB out for my modem to get internet access now. A combo eSATA/USB port also mysteriously died, that one within two months. Very poor quality control on this board. I have rev 1.0 (which also had that weird mysetrious sound comming from it if you used some of the power saving features of this board). I would have RMA'ed, but given all the bad reports about that process, i decided to stick with the board as is sicne those two issues are not enough to not have a computer for several weeks and possibly have an even worse board returned to me.

Overall Review: Gigabyte should be ashamed of themselves for putting out such poor quality-controlled products. Buyer beware.

Great card that actually got even better

ASUS GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5

Pros: FAST, SILENT, keeps temperatures super low, cooler looks better in person, backplate is nice looking, easy set up, reduced to the price of a reference GTX while being vastly superior, now includes coupons for TWO games

Cons: big width wise, not just height wise. minor overclock out of the box (not really a con, but ASUS could have done better if they wanted to) NVIDIA drivers are strange with FS2004 and FSX (disables anti ailiasing...make sure to DL Nvidia Inspector to turn that on!)

Overall Review: Superb card. Using it with a HAF 932, I knew it was triple slot but did not expect it to be so wide. No using a fan shroud with this bad boy. Honestly, it is not necessary for this card, but I like everything in my case as cool as possible. The Egg has this card the same price as reference cards, AND with two free games right now: this card is a steal. Yes, triple slots, but this card is great...GET IT

Excellent Power Supply

KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000 W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000 W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: clean power, rock solid construction, nice sleeving, unique connectors

Cons: Cabling is a little tough to work with due to the cables having very little flexibility, but not really a serious con. You will get over it.

Overall Review: Owned the 700 watt model for over a year, never had a problem. Bought this to go with the excellent asus GTX580 Direct CU and it is a perfect fit, with absolutely no problems. Started up nicely, and since most of the cables from the 700 watt model were compatible, in this went with very few cables to switch out! Improvements over 700 watt: 80plus Bronze certified, SEPERATE 6+2 pin GPU connectors. GREAT BUY. BUY ONE.

No Problems

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G

Pros: Absolutely NO problems whatsoever. Corsair always does a good job with memory and I have never experienced anything but reliability

Cons: none.