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Andrew W.

Andrew W.

Joined on 09/30/09

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Sweet SLI Board

MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great board at a decent price. The onboard sound is awesome, no need for sound card. The triple SLI is super sweet and really allows this board to kepp with the times. Looks good too. If you are looking for a great SLI board, look no further.

Cons: Some cons but not enough to take an egg away. If you use an aftermarket CPU cooler, be aware that accessing two of the four RAM slots requires removing of said cooler. Three PCI-Ex16 slots make for a tight fit, especially if your PSU is on the bottom of the case.

Screamin' CPU

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 140W Processor - HDZ965FBGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 140W Processor - HDZ965FBGIBOX

Pros: Screamin' CPU, this thing smokes Vista Ultimate x64. During a performance test, only two of the cores came even close to 50% usage. Definetely got space for some overclocking.

Cons: Price, but you get what you pay for.

Overall Review: 8GB RAM, but even then, total RAM usage was less than 25%.