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Marcel M.

Marcel M.

Joined on 05/28/05

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Most Favorable Review

Ubuntu Linux

XFX MIA78S8209 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
XFX MIA78S8209 AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Everything works great in Ubuntu aside from the sound card, Overall a great motherboard as of this writing latest Nvidia drivers are a little buggy but tolerable. Video card performance is similar to my Geforce 7600 GS. Works great with MythTV. Plays HD video no problem.

Cons: Sound Card is a HDA-intel and is problematic in Ubuntu Hardy (8.04), the sound was skipping so I purchased a Sound Blaster Audigy for $30 and sound is awesome now.

Overall Review: Ubuntu won't boot due to the fact that the SATA controller not being recognized. Luckily there is a workaround for that, you should edit the grub boot line and tack on all_generic_ide and it will boot perfectly.

Great Case, but only 1 SATA Power Plug

Cooler Master Elite 360 RC-360-KKR1 Black Plastic (front bezel), SECC (case body) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Thermal Master 350w Power Supply
Cooler Master Elite 360 RC-360-KKR1 Black Plastic (front bezel), SECC (case body) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Thermal Master 350w Power Supply

Pros: Best case I have purchased so far, the layout is great. Mini ATX physical size that supports standard ATX motherboards.

Cons: PSU Only has 1 SATA Power Plug.

Fast, Fast, Fast!

OCZ Rally2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBR2DC-4GB
OCZ Rally2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBR2DC-4GB

Pros: Everything! Did I mention it's super fast!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Works great as a hard disk replacement for my Ubuntu system.