Joined on 05/07/01
Pros: Worked great as a replacement for my fathers socket 478 mb/cpu that went bad. Installed with a 3.0 ghz Sempron and working very well. Cheap upgrade/replacement. Worked with DDR400 memory. On board video is fine for general use.
Cons: None. I would buy again.
Overall Review: If you wanting to OC or anything other that general computing, you shouldn't be looking at $60.00 mother boards! This is a basic no-frills board that does what its supposed to!
Pros: Installs easy. (Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R motherboard) Cools better than expected. Fan comes off cooling fins to aid in installation.
Cons: None for me. I didn't consider anything a con, but as others have said, be aware of it's size. It is large/tall.
Overall Review: This thing is nice. Your fooling yourself if you think you need to throw money at cooling solution to get good results. Quad core 6600 running at 27C at idle. This is probably one of the best cpu cooling values going. I should mention I cleaned off the heat sink compound it came with and used my own (silver something or the other).
Pros: About the nicest outlet management device out there. Plenty of outlets. Power cord swivels 180 degrees. Lots of room for power pack modules!
Cons: None really, see "other thoughts".
Overall Review: The plugs do go in a little hard, but not a con. Just makes them secure! Keep in mind that three of the power pack outlest are "always on" - not switched. Compared to other comparable outlet strips, this is by far the best.