Joined on 03/21/01
MSI RTX Super 2080 Gaming Trio
Pros: Build Quality Design (cooler and LEDs) Performance Card bracket (yes you need it)
Cons: Extras-Very little in the box
Overall Review: Terrific card, Terrific quality and performance. Runs everything I play at 1440 ultra settings smooth and at high frame rates (as expected).... Easy install, Easy to register product. Runs cool even in a hot room! Never over 65c. Recommend if you have the coin.
EVGA X58 Users BEWARE
Pros: Corsair has always been a favorite of mine. High quality product and good support. I will continue to use them for most of my memory needs.
Cons: EVGA X58 Boards cannot run this memory more times than not at rated 1600 speed or with XP profile.
Overall Review: Wish they would team up with EVGA to work this out....
Asrock Quailty Slipping
Pros: Nice Feature set for $$
Cons: Quality control getting worse at Asrock. This is becoming nearly 50% prospect for me and my business to return (1) in nearly ever (2) MBs we buy from Asrock as of late. Last go around for us until channel inspection is improved. Problem for this board: 20 A gate chip. Cannot override this error even w/USB KYB.
Overall Review: I like Asrock, but as stated, Quality control is hurting very, very badly. Will look else were until improved quality is reported by channel reviewers
Pros: Works as advertised (- the somewhat short battery life); solid construction; Very easy to replace the (4) 12v batteries
Cons: Had to replace batteries in just 3 years, thought it would last 5 years. Unit in new construction home.
Overall Review: Well designed,easy to open and clearly marked once on the inside of UPS, Batteries are in a sliding tray. PCB is very nice soldering is top notch, Japanese caps. All cables are very good quality and low gauge. Be sure to let it discharge fully if you attempt to open/replace batteries.
Pros: Well made board with necessary feature for a "high end" business machine ASrock quality continues to impress UEFi bios responsive and well layed out
Cons: None at this time
Overall Review: Client wanted a "haswell" based machine to try out. This board has many good features and delivers on quality. At this early stage I would definately recommend it.
Alpha Dawg Baby !!!
Pros: Build Quality: Excellent build and carefully thought out kit. Perfectly machined aluminum posts screws thread nicely into. All screws/parts are numbered in a plastic see through storage case, and there are lots of extras for MB, HDD, optical drives, and it even has pull-out "tool-less" like HDD bays. SSD? yup, you can mount them too. Highly impressive overall. Instructions are not bad. However, you can watch the "egg" video too.
Cons: None as of yet. Only real concern is possible static or grounding issues. Hopefully none will arise.
Overall Review: I think this is a must have for you Bench guys out there...