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Richard L.

Richard L.

Joined on 08/23/09

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Most Favorable Review

Great motherboard

ECS BLACK SERIES A790GXM-AD3 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ECS BLACK SERIES A790GXM-AD3 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Having decided to build my first system in many years, I did a lot of research before buying this MB and almost a month later I have no regrets. The specifications page will outline the features this board has and they are impressive for the money, but what impressed me most was the two times I need to contact tech support, the first time because my power supply only provided a 4 pin plug for ATX 12v pwr. not the 8 pin the MB was looking for and I wasn't sure where it should plug in and the second time was after the build, I had loaded windows vista 64 and the drivers disk that came with the MB wouldn't load the proper drivers. The drivers were on the disk its just that the setup program was looking for a 32 bit OS. Both times my call was answered within a few rings, I wasn't put on hold for more than a couple of minutes and I was able to speak with someone that was knowledgeable and able to address my problem.

Cons: none

Decent case for the money

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply

Pros: Nice looking case, green LED's with the black case look sharp, well made no sharp edges, bottom drive bays can be swiveled and removed, tool free drive installation, magnetic front door catch works very well and the four included fans keep all my components cool. Both side panels open and can be removed. Finally paid $59 with the PS, Very nice.

Cons: Power supply is cheap, they should have in my opinion bundled a slightly better unit that complemented the case at a slightly higher price. Front door needs to remain open if you want to use the front audio or usb jacks.

Overall Review: No complaints, I got what I paid for.