Date Joined: 02/21/02
Pros: easy to install. Just a standard black floppy drive.
Cons: Ordered two of these so I'd have a spare. Built new system, installed floppy. Obtained error saying unsupported format. Spare also purchased, didn't work. Obtained a floppy drive out of a old P3. It worked fine. In comparing drives, it would appear Samsug's have limited pins on the ribbon connector, perhaps a cost cutting method. Tried using both Samsug's on the old P3, didn't work there either. Either required pins are missing or both are defective. Spent more than enough time doing diagnosis on this.
Overall Review: Due to inexpensive cost, its almost a throw away. Likely will cost more to send back than to just order different brand.
Pros: Very nice processor! And yes, this version did come with a factory heat sink. Thus far, the processor is running fine with no heat issues thus will stay with the factory version heat sink.
Overall Review: Can't wait to see what AMD comes out with next! Moore... moore... moore!
Pros: Nice! That says it all! Very well packaged power supply! There is lots of connectors for molex, sata, floppy, and such. All cables are well protected with a black cover. They even tossed in a few zip ties to make things tidy. Its a very nice power plant and will likely handle whatever you throw at it.
Overall Review: Make sure your case can handle this! At first I thought it wasn't going to fit. I had considered a 600w, then thought why not... go for a 750w!
Pros: Wonderful! I really like the copper heat distribution. Wished my older systems had that! Installation was easy/most connectors were included.
Cons: board offers serial com port; however, NO ribbon connector cable. Also, no floppy drive cable either, although does have a connector for that as well. I have some older equipment that needs a serial and/or floppy. It would be nice if Asus would just include those instead of making you special order them.
Overall Review: If nothing else, perhaps Newegg can offer the serial and floppy parts as an option. Of course, would be better for Asus to just include it from the start!
Pros: Newegg shipping was fast/well packed. The board was packaged fine as well. Lots of extra connectors for hdmi, vga, etc.
Cons: I tried everything I could to make the video drivers install. Just would not work! Tried downloading the latest Nvida and Asus to no avail. Even tried to roll back and ended up with blue screen. After removing via safe mode and spending several hours trying to make it work, filed for RMA.
Overall Review: Doing RMA was going to delay my building project. So, ordered another board pending the return. I didn't want to take a chance on another GT board, so went with a GTX+. I'm very happy I did. I'd spend the extra for a GTX+. I didn't have any issues with it. Read the reviews on the GTX and compare.
Pros: Wonderful! Everything nice/neat/well protected. Easy installation. Driver install went flawless. Although card is a little longer than most, it still fits just fine into my old case without moving the drives around. Thus far it has worked wonders with everything I have thrown at it. I don't have any performance data...yet!
Cons: Although it covers the adjacent card slot, its fine. Other slots are available.
Overall Review: At first I ordered Asus 9600GT; however, that board was defective - seemed to have driver issues. So returned and ordered this one. A few dollars more yet worth it. The only other thought is the dual power connectors. Make sure you have an adequate power supply.