Joined on 11/02/04
Upgrade from Alienware P1
Pros: It's heavy - This is not a negative, this case is made right with sturdy materials. This is much more customizable than my Alienware case by far, and is very easy to wire manage. I love it!
Cons: Doesn't come with a windowed side panel, I had to spend $70 for a custom one. Doesn't come with a black interior. Should have had a 140mm fan on top. These are both small gripes though, for an otherwise great case.
Overall Review: YOU DO NOT NEED AN ATX EXTENSION CABLE IF YOU'RE USING CORSAIR PSU's. I bought one just in case and didn't need it.
So long ASUS, hello GIGABYTE
Pros: High quality, reliable (so far), looks good, 8 USEFUL sata ports, TONS of usb ports, easy to OC... nothing but positives! A third USB header would have been nice, but I bought an $8 USB header card for my card reader and that solved the problem. Not a big deal
Cons: None - I haven't had to call tech support or anything...
Overall Review: Basically you can overclock all day with this board and if you do something your components don't like, the motherboard beeps at you, reboots, and restores your previous BIOS config. Even leaving most of the settings/multipliers at AUTO I've gotten my Q6700 to 3.4GHz without breaking a sweat (or going over 1.35v) with my RAM running along at 1020MHz. 775 users: If you need to run 2 graphics cards, buy the UD3P; otherwise, get this board! CPU: Q6700 @ 3.4GHz + ASUS Lion Square Cooler RAM: Mushkin 8GB DDR2800 @ 510MHz per stick GFX: EVGA 275 GTX @ 705/1550/1200 PSU: Corsair 750TX HDD: 4TB Total DVD: Blu-Ray Reader & DVD Writer ETC: ASUS HDTV Tuner Card ETC: Rosewill Card Reader ETC: Linksys Wireless-G ETC: Alienware P1 Chassis
Pros: Works perfectly in WMC in Win7 and gets QAM channels from Comcast.
Cons: I could not get the included TV software, SnapStream, MythTV or SageTV to work with this thing.
Overall Review: I would look elsewhere if you're not using MCE in Windows 7 or you like to spend more time troubleshooting instead of watching TV. I'm still giving this 5 eggs because it does what I want it to - HDTV on my computer