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Thomas N.

Thomas N.

Joined on 04/12/13

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NO USB 3.0 HEADER

ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Cheap and reliable. The UEFI BIOS is very user friendly as well and if all you want is a decent motherboard with the 990FX NorthBridge, then this one's for you.

Cons: No USB 3.0 Headers, or e-SATA headers. This isn't really advertised.

Overall Review: I bought a Cooler Master HAF 922 case, which has two USB 3.0 and one e-SATA ports on the front I/O panel, and ordered this motherboard without doing all the research. So now most of the front ports aren't powered. I recommend paying the extra ~$40 for the Extreme4.

*UPDATE*

AOC e2752Vh 27" 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI, HDMI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
AOC e2752Vh 27" 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI, HDMI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: Size, picture quality (to an extent).

Cons: Size, dead pixel, somewhat low refresh rate.

Overall Review: I put size as both a pro and a con because I have to sit quite close to it, maybe 3 ft. away and it is a bit big for that distance. I actually just noticed the dead pixel today, at this high of a resolution it was quite unnoticeable. Only becomes apparent when viewing a dark screen. I can't complain too much though, because I got it on sale for $199.

Cheap and works.

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: It read OS and driver discs, so it's pretty much served it's duty to me. Actually quite fast read/write speeds, for a 20 dolla drive.

Cons: none

Hardcore case

Cooler Master HAF 922 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
Cooler Master HAF 922 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior

Pros: Very sturdy case, It bumped quite hard on my desk as I was moving it up, and it didn't leave any sort of mark. Comes with lots of fans, and the led is a nice touch.

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: The led is hard to see without looking at it straight on. The heavy-duty mesh blocks most of the light at an angle.

Holding up fine.

GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model GEV316GB1866C9DC
GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model GEV316GB1866C9DC

Pros: Running fine, 16 Gb is more than I've had before, cheap, low latency.

Cons: Unfortunately currently running as single-channel memory for some reason. It'll take some tweaking. Heatsinks are a bit flimsy.

Good fan.

Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases (Black)
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 - Sleeve Bearing 200mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases (Black)

Pros: Moves alotta air.

Cons: Actually louder than my 140 mm fan, and spins faster than 700 rpm. But very good.

Overall Review: I installed it on the side of the case and started hearing a ticking noise coming from my computer when it was on, and later discovered that the fan was rubbing against the CPU heatsink. So if you are thinking about getting a Cooler Master HAF 922, and cooling your CPU with a Hyper 212 Evo/Plus, this fan won't work as an additional side fan. The blades tick-tick-tick against the tips of the copper heatpipes on the Hyper 212.