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Anthony S.

Anthony S.

Joined on 09/30/08

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Most Favorable Review

THIS THING PWNS

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP
ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro - Compact Multi-Compatible Tower CPU Cooler | 92 mm PWM Fan | for AMD AM4 and Intel 115x CPU | Recommended up to 115 W TDP

Pros: EVERYTHING! This mammoth cooler has made all the difference in the world for me. My CPU was had alot of heat issues in the past, but ever since I put this baby on there, not single issue. My CPU was running around 68 C on a good day ( kinda scary ) with the stock heatsink. Currently, it is running at right around 28 C. AMAZING! Antec Nine Hundred Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H BFG 800W PSU HIS ATI Radeon HD4850 Seagate 320GB HDD 4 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ Windsor 3.0 GHz Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Cons: I cant complain about the size, but I have to for just a second. It gets a bit close to my DIMM sockets, but with a little redneck MOD to the fan, my RAM fit perfectly. May have to do a bit more modification if I up my RAM. But this thing cools SOOOO good, I can overlook that tiny con.

Most Critical Review

BF3

Battlefield 3 Limited Edition PC Game
Battlefield 3 Limited Edition PC Game

Pros: Not much really, constantly crashes, BSOD's, works a little better after I flashed my GPU BIOS, but still crashes a lot. When it works the game is incredible.

Cons: BSOD's all the time, crash to desktop all the time. I paid 65 bucks for a BETA game, kinda upset. I know they are going to fix it, but this makes MW3 look that much better.

Overall Review: Gigabyte 990X Mobo AMD 955BE @ 3.6 on Corsair H100 push/pull max 43C Gigabyte GTX560Ti 8GB Kingston HyperX Win7 Ultimate WD 1TB Caviar Black NZXT Phantom

10/30/2011

Great when it worked

ASUS Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card MATRIX-R9280X-P-3GD5
ASUS Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card MATRIX-R9280X-P-3GD5

Pros: To this date, I really don't have much in the way of pros. When it ran CORRECTLY it was awesome.

Cons: Pretty much had trouble from day one with artifacting and flickering. I attributed this to a driver issue and was waiting for an updated driver release from AMD. I installed the beta driver and it improved very little. One day I restarted my machine and whenever it boots into windows it crashed. I have already RMA'd this card once and have gotten it back with the very same results. I have tried multiple slots and drivers to no avail. I have even reverted back to using the driver off of the CD that came with the card to make sure, nothing. The card boots and then crashes. I put my old XFX HD6950 into the machine and voila, no problems. I am not really happy about going through another RMA process to get my BRAND NEW card to work, and I am leaning toward asking for a refund from the mfr. (hopefully.) This is really a crying shame as I was about to buy an ASUS mobo to go with this card, but to be honest, I have a really bad taste in my mouth about ASUS right now and I don;t think I'll be buying anything from them again, and I will also be advising my gaming squad the same. I'll be sticking with XFX from my graphics needs from now on and keeping Gigabyte as my mobo supplier.

Overall Review: Just really disgruntled.

Sweet Board

GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board is sweet, I upgraded to this from a 785G Gigabyte and this board is plain solid. Installed, loaded drivers, OC my 955 and boom, on my way to worry free gaming.

Cons: None so far, might upgrade my NIC to a Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100, but thats not Gigabyte's fault, just want to bypass the onboard NIC

10/18/2011

I Like It

HIS Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H485Q1GH
HIS Radeon HD 4850 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H485Q1GH

Pros: I went from a BFG Nvidia 8600GTS OC2 to this card, so it was definately an upgrade for me. Getting a great framerate in everything I have been playing ( WoW ( Lich King and Cataclysm Beta), MW2, BFBC2) Love the cooling on this monster.

Cons: None yet.

Nice Board

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Dual BIOS, Cost, Seems like a really solid board and for someone like me who is on a budget and needed to have my rig fixed to continue the WoW Beta and didnt want to go to a new CPU, this board is perfect for that. Current Build: Antec Nine Hundred Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H BFG 800W PSU HIS ATI Radeon HD4850 Seagate 320GB HDD 4 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ Windsor 3.0 GHz Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Cons: DIMM sockets are a little close to my cpu cooler, had to do a little redneck MOD to make the cooling fan not hit my RAM, but other than that itty bitty little con, there are no cons as of yet.