Joined on 05/31/06
Everything I could have hoped for!
Pros: Although I am still running in SATA II, it's still very fast. Windows, and applications, load so much faster. I wish that I hadn't waited so long, but I couldn't justify the price. Now with prices dropping, there's no reason not to have one.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: With the approaching launch of Diablo III, I'll be picking up another one as a dedicated gaming drive.
Pros: This thing keeps your CPU frozen! Stock CPU Temp: 78 degrees Celsius Corsair H50 Temp: 43 degrees Celsius These temps were recorded using OCCT and IntelBurnTest pushing the CPU to 100% load for 1 hour.
Overall Review: Installation was a breeze. I was expecting maybe a 15 degree difference in cooling, but I'm seeing over 30! BUY THIS COOLER!! Absolutely unbelievable ability to keep your cpu cold! I've run many high performance coolers in my day, over various Intel chips, and this beats all of them. Price is great too.
Pros: Board has great layout and functionability. Dual PCI-e for SLI connections. Overclocking also a plus.
Cons: No printer connection other than USB.
Overall Review: Running an Nvidia 6800XT 256MB vid card, 2GB RAM, Pentium 3.0Ghz, and 160 GB HD. I love this board!! I have been using it for over 2 months now and have had absolutely NO problems since I got it. Put it in, turned it on, installed windows and drivers, and it's run perfectly ever since. I am still yet to overclock, but I don't expect any problems. I don't know how anyone can just "look" at a board and say it's bad. Utter foolishness in my opinion. Do not try to disuade anyone from purchasing a perfectly good board if you have never owned it, or know of anyone who has owned it. I gutted my Dell Dimension 8400 for the processor, 1GB of the RAM, and the HD. Everything else was purchased seperately. I would recommend this board to anyone that is stuck with a manufactured system, and is looking to upgrade.