Date Joined: 11/23/07
Pros: Excellent video card very powerful for the price
Cons: Fan started making noise within 3 months, failed in less than 1 year. Can't ship out card for warranted replacement and they won't send out a fan.
Pros: This is a good value for a budget gaming build. Enough room for the best video cards, fans, water cooling, etc.
Cons: Poor quality overall. Unrefined materials, no cable management, impossible instructions.
Pros: This motherboard has more features that I will use in a lifetime. Overclocking is very mild if you allow the genie to do it's thing. (3.1ghz became 3.2ghz) as opposed to 3.4ghz.
Cons: OS INSTALL ISSUES!! READ HERE
Ok, my loss your gain. It took me about 4 hours to figure this out but I did eventually. This MOBO was part of a new build where I had a new HD and my old HD. I had everything installed and ready to go. The BIOS read both hard drives fine, but the OS would not install. In-fact it wouldn't even load the OS loader, it just froze every time. Eventually after much troubleshooting, I had to flash the BIOS with the latest version to resolve the problem. It has been fine since.
Non-The-Less, we shouldn't have to flash the bios to install an operating system out of the box!
Overall Review: Additional thoughts. The motherboard has a female power connector with 8 pins. My power supply had a male 6 pin connector and (2) 4 pin connectors. I contacted tech support, and they said a single 4 pin connector would suffice (there are markings on the female connector as to which connections you use in the 4 pin connection).
Pros: This chip is fast. Got the 3.1ghz and i can't imagine needing anything more. I play several video games and CPU utilization on even the highest setting has barely gone above 20% for more than a second or two.
Cons: WARNING: YOU WILL WANT A SSD HARD DRIVE. a standard hard drive becomes the bottleneck with this processor.
Pros: It's ram.. it does what ram is supposed to do!
Pros: Great product at a steal! Does take some time to get the brackets ready and the mounts together
Cons: Difficult assembly.
Pros: Very sleek shape, great picture.. much nicer than my old CRT.
Cons: 1 Dead pixel, but you can only see it when the entire screen is black (it shows blue)
Overall Review: Buy it.. you can't go wrong