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Michael M.

Michael M.

Joined on 07/29/04

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Most Favorable Review

Fantastic X58 Board Worth Every Cent

EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SLI 3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5
ASUS GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5

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

12/20/2010