Joined on 12/08/03
Pros: Great lay-out. Tons of perks for the cost. Great value.
Overall Review: I've done hundreds of system builds. Only a handful of AMD builds. I have to say ... the quality of this Motherboard would cost far more as an Intel board ... respective to it's quality, build and features.
Bad Little Board
Pros: Was a great Price when I got it. However after time wasted it was a bummer deal.
Cons: Super flimsy soldering. DOA on 1 unit ... the other was severely unstable. Waste of time.
Overall Review: It happens. Newegg is great and usually has quality products. They order ... we the consumer test ... they carry the best after a few of these reviews.
Used daily in PC Tech Work
Pros: Price Function Reliability Longevity
Cons: Like most USB drives ... if you take them out without properly ejecting they will start to have issues. Easily remedied with HP's USB Format Tool.
Overall Review: I have had over a dozen of these and still am using the first one I bought. How do I know ? I write a number on them because I want to know which drive is oldest and has had the memory used the most. I have had to re-format it over a dozen times due to being impatient and removing it without a proper eject. I have several OS's and Repair tools on them and Codysafe portable repair tools. I recently reformatted my #1 USB and it is back to functioning perfectly. Next time I will check for bad blocks with Rufus. Just picked up 3 more at $7 ea and had my Tech partner buy 4 more for the same deal.
Nice Product if well configured
Pros: USB 3.0 – Decent Speed Performance Clone Feature 4TB Hard Drive support With proper configuration it works very well with a Video Server HTPC etc. (Need to use NoSleepHD software to stop drives from going to sleep.)
Cons: The sleep feature that is common to these devices and drive combinations has no internal or switched setting … so drives typically go to sleep every 10 minutes ... this can be irritating for a video server / HTPC user since meals or breaks happen during show viewings.
Overall Review: Just download NoSleepHD - a 25k utility that pings the drive every 9 min or preset time to keep it spinning during viewing times.
Pros: Solid build quality Mainboard USB 3.0 connector and 2 USB 3.0 ports Power button for Hard Drives. Great for hot swap capable Motherboards
Cons: A tad high in price. I bought the second on sale plus a 10% off bitcoin code. Dollar cost averaged to be a decent price for both units.
Overall Review: Very please with the purchase. I have always had removable hard drive bays in all my main PC's ... now I have that bay "Plus" one for a 2.5" drive so I have swapables between desktop and the DVD-HD-tray Laptops I use. Considering you get a motherboard USB 3.0 connector with 2 USB 3.0 ports ... in the right situation this is a very good deal. My case was an older case with a newer Mobo ... so it worked out well for me.
The Card to beat for thrifty Game or Vid Box
Pros: Low Power Draw No External PCI Power Needed Can offer high end graphics in machines that don't have enough power or should risk too great a power draw on the PSU. Runs most current games Medium to high. Quiet. Relatively short so easy fit in many machines.
Cons: Rebate for it to be great deal.
Overall Review: I chose this GPU over the GTX 650 due to the 18+% less power draw. Very happy with it's overall performance.