Joined on 11/02/04
Pros: WD reliability, 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Cons: Not much speed increase over the WD Black 32MB Cache 3.0Gb/s, less with the Marvell 9128 6.0Gb/s on the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Raid 0 = 166.9 average read on Intel ICH10R 3.0/gb/s Raid 0 = 143.2 average read on Marvell 9128 6.0/gb/s The Marvell performance is lacking in sata 6.0/gb/s
Overall Review: I still like these drives, been using WD Raptors & Black series for a few years now. GA-X58A-UD3R Corsair XMS3 6GB CMX6GX3M3C1600C7 Intel Core i7-930 Windows 7 64 Pro HIS IceQ H567Q1GD 2 WD6402AAEX 640GB OCZ GameXstream 700W Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
Pros: Not many now, this is a follow up on an earlier review.
Cons: I just got my first look at the video artifacts everyone has been talking about, not good, streaky lines in the video with complete freeze up and blue screen. This was played from a hdd source, It never happened playing a DVD. I don't think I would have bought this board if I knew this would happen.
Overall Review: I only dropped it down 1 star because I like the board and hope Nvidia fixes this problem soon. E8400, 2 XFX 8600GT, Blue Orb II/ASilver 5, Raptor X, Vista 64 Ultimate, Rosewill RX850-D-B, X-Fi XtremeGamer, Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB.
MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI DDR5 LGA 1700 Intel Z690
Pros: MSI does it again with a great board!! BIOS is easy to use!! RGB Mystic Light!! MSI Quality and Customer Service is top notch!!
Overall Review: Just buy it!! MSI makes some of the best boards on the market with trouble free service and great CS if ever needed, most other company's cannot claim that, period! This review is for the MSI Review Rebate Program.
MSI Z690 EDGE WI-FI DDR4
Pros: MSI brand I have purchased many times! RGB dragon is the best looking! DDR4 memory It just works!!
Cons: None, this is what I expected from MSI
Overall Review: Solid motherboard with tons of features, I would recommend this Z690 board for sure!! If you want a feature packed board without wanting the expensive and out of stock DDR5, this is the one, Just buy it!!