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Curtis N.

Curtis N.

Joined on 09/11/08

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Most Favorable Review

Nice product

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK
OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK

Pros: Good price. Nice heatsink that also gives a good look. Decent speeds

Cons: On the newer style (not pictured) the heat pipe is only attached at one side if you tried to install or remove by the heatsink it feels as if it could break.

Overall Review: To get proper speed you must set the ram up in your bios if you go to the OCZ support forum you can find all the info you need to get it set up right. Their support forum seems very friendly and quick to respond.

Most Critical Review

Take heed to all the warnings

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This board has great features for the price and the layout is pleasant.

Cons: I think Gigabyte has some bugs to work out. I received a DOA to be exact dimm2 was bad put a stick of memory in there and the board would not post (all the leds did look cool). The only technical support is through e-mail. At first I just e-mailed them right away stating that the board would not post (With all the negative reviews I didn't waste my time with a bunch of troubleshooting and just wanted a replacement). It took over 24 hours for them to send me an e-mail back then in the e-mail it wanted me to try some basic troubleshooting by removing all unecassary periphials reseating chip and taking cmos battery out and such. They also suggested I try checking the BIOS settings, and that is what put the final nail in the coffin for this board. I have no problem with customer support expecting you to have little to no technical knowledge and have you check even the simplest of things just because that is what their script says, but read the problem the customer is having and do not

Overall Review: suggest things that obviously can not be done. If the board will not even go through POST then it is hard to check or change the BIOS settings. Final note: I don't mind a DOA product it happens that's life. I do mind bad technical support. Also after going through more of the bad reviews I notice a lot of boards dieing after short periods of time. It's one thing to have a bad board that is DOA it is another to have so many start good and then Die after a short period.