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JOSEPH S.

JOSEPH S.

Joined on 05/30/11

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Most Favorable Review

customer service is willing to help

SilverStone Grandia Series GD01B-MXR-USB3.0 Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body ATX Media Center / HTPC Case with 2X USB3.0 ports (Black)
SilverStone Grandia Series GD01B-MXR-USB3.0 Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body ATX Media Center / HTPC Case with 2X USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: build quality is good,customer service is available after 2 rings, willing to help , knowledgable of the products, willing to mail parts or rma, polite,24/7 support

Cons: with customer support like this its hard to beat and othe companys pr dept can take a lesson from these guys, so i have no problem waiting for a replacement as i know the silverstone name is a solid one

Overall Review: home theatre/ nas serverof filesand yes i cramed even 2 hd ghz tahiti XT2 in it along with 6-WD rednas 2 TB on a p8p67 ws revolution with a big old E3-1280 just cuz i could and what an awsome htpc/server it is and silverstones remote even has all the functionality that freenas offers and is completely programable, if silverstone only made a htpc keyboard with macro that would be sweeeeeeet

12/28/2012
Most Critical Review

no biggy

SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100351TXSR
SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100351TXSR

Pros: all thu pros are there on the box

Cons: the price

Overall Review: just like any other card there must be some bad ones, we got artifacts at stock speeds

awsome at 2560 x 1440

XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card FX797GTDFC
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card FX797GTDFC

Pros: 2560 x 1440 perfect

Cons: none at this resolution

Overall Review: excellent at 2560 x 1440

what a problem

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: writeup looks great, i agree with my freind about it not standing up to the gigabyte name at all, sent it in for RMA and got it back after a 16 hr burn in only to have it shut down within 3 hrs. thats why i RMA the board in the first place

Cons: sent for rma after months of putting up with it only to get it back with the same problem and one of the controllers is baked, in the begining it had issues with volt droop and the fixed that but know the gave me back a bord that is all busted up all over the place and is in worse condition than i sent t to them in and this will have cost me over 100.00 for UPS to get it there and bring it back

Overall Review: no more from gigabyte if they dont make good on my purchase

if you dont know, dont say you do

ASRock Z77 WS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z77 WS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: it almost lost a egg for the lack of intel ethernet but i bought this board cuz of the usb 3, and the x16 times 2 and thats it

Cons: the only con i can see here is the price and a work station board with 8 phases is a joke and is pathetic. what are you doing Asrock if you guys ever get it right it will amaze me. it seems you get most of it figured out and then do somthing STUPID like 8 phases, managment should be slapped

Overall Review: if you want a ws ( work station ) you should go with intel ethernet first of all. the person complaning in the reviews about usb 3 should know that the order of download is very important. but hey it says hes a champ

medioker

Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K
Intel Core i7-3770K - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770K

Pros: great single thread performance, unlocked,able to run at higher temps,etc.etc.etc

Cons: spike temps are thru the roof,prone to seperating , has latch over issues due to finns i think. X86 is on its way to the heap, IBM will rule in the near future, do your reading

Overall Review: finished sandybridgeor intel hit the wall and what do you have, its a mobile cpu to start with that most people use for gaming,surfing,etc. any cpu out there that makes people money comes from AMD, fx 8350 is middle of the road but steamroller will be interesting this year along with the chipset. and it is proven that AMD has the battle of bandwidth already won