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Brian S.

Brian S.

Joined on 11/23/07

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Most Favorable Review

It's back!

MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Tons of USB headers. eSATA ports are nice. Everything worked right out of the box. Threw in a 5200+ 65w cpu, 2gb of G.Skill DDR2 800 and a Sapphire HD3870 booted up without a hitch.

Cons: none really. Everything went together well.

Overall Review: The "SILVERSTONE SST-FP32-B Aluminum USB/1394/Audio Panel ( Black ) - Retail" is the PERFECT addition to this board for your case (item# N82E16813999356). Used the rest of my motherboard headers for 1394, USB, and Azelia audio. This thing was deactivated on Newegg right after I received mine. Had me scratching my head for sure but glad to see it back.

Most Critical Review

Uncomfortable

Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset
Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset

Pros: Sound quality isn't bad

Cons: very uncomfortable. I have had these quite awhile hoping they'd loosen up. They seem to be made for smaller ears. My ears and head get sore after about 30 minutes of these on.

1yr and still happy

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite Grey and Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite Grey and Black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Pros: Beautiful cable management. Lighting isn't overly bright like cases I've had in the past...love the white lighting. Solid case overall.

Cons: It's located under my desk where I can't see it :(

Good cooling - marginal connecting hardware

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: Keeps the cpu very cool under load.

Cons: One of the standoffs or the nut on it is stripped. Wouldn't tighten properly. All the other hardware was top notch, so that was disappointing.

10/21/2011

Built like a brick outhouse

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Plenty of interfaces. Physically solid, this thing is built like a brick. All the new interfaces. Everything works great.

Cons: Pin connectors headers for the case connectors would have been nice. I just swiped them off my previous board. Ugly splash screen. Came with a tool to change it, haven't had a chance to try it yet.

10/21/2011

Performed as described

Western Digital AV-GP WD7500AVDS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital AV-GP WD7500AVDS 750GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: VERY quiet, as in can't hear it at all. Runs cool. Fast. I purchased a computer bundle and the seagate drive that shipped with it was DOA. I wanted something rock solid and quiet since this will be sitting next to my wifes desk. This drive fit the description perfected. I've never had an issue with Western Digital and this drive is no exception.

Cons: I didn't order about 5 more.