Date Joined: 05/12/12
Pros: Faster than my older OCZ Vertex on read (not write though,) great price and made by Corsair. I used this in my laptop which is not very powerful but it still performs like a champ. Booting into Windows and Linux in under 10 seconds.
Laptop specs: 2.3GHz Pentium b970 (sandy bridge), 4 GB RAM
Cons: It did not come with a sticker. I know this seems silly but I would liked to have had a Corsair sticker.
The warranty pamphlet was for the Asian market (I beleive this because the RMA address was not consistent with that of the one designated on the Corsair website for North America customers.)
Overall Review: If anyone from Corsair reads this, please send me a sticker.
Pros: cpu is very fast overall. Great for gaming. lower power than sandy bridge is pretty cool
Cons: I thought this cpu was a little hot when i first got it because it was over 75c under load. The fan on the stock heatsink was failing though. After swapping it out for an aftermarket heatsink the processor runs 65c at max now.
Overall Review: coming from a 2700k there wasn't a whole lot of performance increase.
Pros: Cables were decent length and sleeved nicely. Very quiet most of the time. Extra ESP cable is also very nice.
Cons: The PSU itself lists 2 12v rails @ 20a, newegg and the box lists 1 12v @40a. It will still work for the application but it would be nice if the specs were consistent.
Pros: AM2, AM3, thuban support. Runs fast using an old athlon x2 with 2 gb ram. The integrated graphics are decent and it has a DVI port. BIOS has plenty of features.
Cons: ddr 1066, only one chassis fan
Overall Review: I bought this motherboard about 2 months ago. I don't usually use AMD motherboards but had to in this case. So far the performance is fine and the board has done great. It is used as a workstation PC recording and compiling. I always trust asrock motherboards and have never had a problem with them.