Date Joined: 10/20/09
Pros: Flexibility- I loved the fact that if I wanted to, I can now upgrade to DDR3 RAM, while keeping my old DDR2
Price- With it being ASUS, and with the flexibility of the board, I'd say that the price was pretty decent, it's hard to find a board like this one, at this price.
Also, it's blue! XD
Cons: I found when installing the board that the rear cover that the mobo fits through was a bit of a tight fit, and made it slightly difficult for all of the connections to slide into the port holes. Wasn't a big deal, just bent a few of the little metal pieces, and it fit fine, and you really can't tell I had to do any bending.
Also, with the particular 775 CPU Fan/Heatsink combo I had, I needed a bracket that fits under the CPU so that I could screw the fan down... this mobo did not come with that, or any other brackets. Also wasn't a big deal in my situation, I just peeled the one off of the old one, since they're held on by double sided tape, and used it.
***In other words, if you're not all that good or confident with mobo installations, maybe don't get this one, it could be a bit challenging. However anyone who knows what they're doing will be fine!
Overall Review: Love it, love it, love it. Software installed quickly, it works perfectly, and fixed me right up!
Pros: This powersupply is def. a good choice if you want a powersupply that you can hang on to. Antec makes great parts that last a long time. This PS is quiet, and puts out more than enough power for any above average rig. (gaming, high end computing, etc...)
Has decent long cables, good for any full or mid. tower, and has plenty of cables as well (won't go into the rails etc... too much to talk about :D)
This is also running a decent price on newegg!
Cons: Only noticable con is the price, however as was stated, it's a rock solid product, and worth the dollar amount.
Overall Review: when I last checked the Antec site, this PS was more costly through them.
also, I'll give you an idea of the rig I use (For point of reference)
-Antec full tower
-2 Antec 80mm case cooling fans (one intake, one outtake, with 2 additional 'non-Antec' fans)
-standard Dell MOBO (nothing special)
-2 GB RAM
-SATA DVD drive
-AMD 64 x2 proc.
-Fan control Unit
-Radeon HD4770 1GB GDDR5 Vid. Card
** I have run this setup for multiple days on full power with no reprecusions.
----- Hope you enjoy this product if you get it, happy buying :D
Pros: In all ways thus far this card has been amazing.
Has been operating cool, quiet (for the most part), and smooth, has DOUBLE LIFETIME WARRANTY!!!! And also was a steal on price!
I have for 3 days in a row run it through: Fallout 3, Unreal Tournament 3, Call of Duty 4, and City of Heroes with all settings set to the highest possible at 1280x1024 resolution, and it has performed flawlessly with each!
All of that to say, that was with plugging in the card and installing drivers off of disk.... not even after fine-tuning it. (I currently have a Dell Mobo and it doesn't give full options for fine-tuning)
Cons: *Not really a con but....
Every once in awhile, the fan will go on and off for like a 5 min. time period, but this happens about once every like 4 hours... so not even often, and it's not really even noticeable unless I'm sitting in the quiet.
Overall Review: Kudos to XFX on another great product, I have yet to be disappointed by them. Would love to see this card in 256 bit. I am currently running on a build of:
-AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ 2.30 GHz
-2 GB DDR2 RAM (nothing special here)
-Standard Dell MOBO
(originally my setup was in a Dell Inspiron 531s Case setup, all I did was plugged in this card and it turned the machine into a hog!)
*Planning on further upgrades
-New Mobo for crossfire support of this card
-4 GB DDR3 RAM
-AMD Phenom X3 or X4 Processor