Joined on 07/29/04
Fantastic X58 Board Worth Every Cent
Pros: Out-of-the-box support for my i7 950 and Corsair Dominator GT 6gb Memory @ 2000MHz. Currently have 2x 150gb WD 7200RPM in a Raid-0 until I can upgrade along with an XFX 8800 GTX. Gives me no issues with 3+ Black Magic Intensity Pro capture cards (for live streaming/recording) which is great. Really like the CPU temperature readout on the board, if you have a case with a window you can peek over to check the temp in celcius.
Cons: First boot had my CPU downclocked for some reason, ever since then I had changed the step and things have been smooth. (Barely a con)
Overall Review: After a few reviews read I was a bit nervous regarding a purchase of this board, however I have never had any issues with EVGA boards in the past. Made sure to update bios following my install of Windows 7 as many people suggested and have never had a problem. Great purchase!
Great 4xx Budget Card
Pros: Fantastic energy usage, plenty of room for overclocking with a great "aftermarket" heatsink/cooler that rivals the likes of MSI/Gigabyte.
Cons: Not 1gb DDR5 memory for GTA IV (heavy video memory usage)
Overall Review: Specs for this build: i7 870 @ 3.4ghz (stock heatsink) GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 COOLER MASTER Storm Scout ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 2x 4gb CORSAIR XMS3 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 1x Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500GB SATA 1x LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer