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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Joined on 11/06/10

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Most Favorable Review

Great for NAS

WD Red Plus 1TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD10EFRX
WD Red Plus 1TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD10EFRX

Pros: Using 4 of these Hard Drives in a Synology NAS. Run great and extremely quiet. Fast read/write. Great for the price

Cons: None at the moment....they weren't free :)

Most Critical Review

Board worked great for a while....

BIOSTAR TZ77A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
BIOSTAR TZ77A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: 4 RAM slots good price onboard RAID 2 PCIe slots full ATX board

Cons: The primary PCIe slot died after about a year of very light use (this was mainly used as a fileshare/secondary desktop) I bought an HD Radeon 7970 to put into the primary PCI slot (a year after installing the motherboard) and it worked for a day. Who knows how long the slot was bad really.

Overall Review: It's unfortunate, as this board is a great deal for what it is. I will have to replace it with an AsRock or ASUS in the future if I ever want to expand my options. (and in that respect I will lose my hardware RAID) Never again Biostar....

11/29/2013

Great fans for a smaller case

Rosewill RFA-80-BL - 80mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Transparent Frame & 4 Blue LED Lights, Sleeve Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFA-80-BL - 80mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Transparent Frame & 4 Blue LED Lights, Sleeve Bearing, Silent

Pros: Fans are pretty and blue! They cool your case! They have screwholes!

Cons: The fans are a little loud, reason for one egg off. I also have 120mm fans from Rosewill and they are also loud. I adjusted to a quiet setting in my BIOS and it is tolerable...

Great for SSD

BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5" HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure
BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5" HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure

Pros: Using this with a few SanDisk SSDs, great for mounting in a 3.5" bay in my case. No issues installing. Solid construction

Cons: Screw holes didn't line up in one of my cases...not enough to dock an egg though. Was still able to use one on either side.

Great for Hardware RAID

SYBA SY-PEX40030 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
SYBA SY-PEX40030 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

Pros: Easy to install, detected immediately by Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. Mirroring 2 1TB WD Black drives. Have it plugged into an ASUS Mobo on the H61 Chipset.

Cons: None at the moment

Monitors are great

AOC E2460SWD 24" 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
AOC E2460SWD 24" 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: Bought a pair of these monitors to create an Eyefinity set up....they are better than my single 24" Sceptre HDTV...as expected. Great blacks, colors are vivid. Using an ATI HD Radeon 6850 Dual Link DVI for these two. My resolution is 5870 x 1080 for Eyefinity. Fantastic purchase.

Cons: Monitors are actually 23.6" rather than 24"...but next to my 24" it's a very slight difference