Joined on 12/04/05
Pros: SUPER!!! I love this mobo. Works with Quad 2.5 GHz processor, Heat sinks under mobo helps cool processor and chipset. Installed PC310600 and easily detects without configuration.
Cons: none really, except for the price. But if you want quality it is well worth the price.
Overall Review: If you are installing Windows Vista, only install important updates, one of the recommended updates that was installed ended up making me lose my mouse control. But i think that is due to vista and not the mobo. Oh. Also if you install a separate heat sink make sure it's not one that you have to use a separate holder to lock the heat sink. The heat sink under the processor is a little big so it will not fit. If you had a normal heatsink it should work with no problem. I had to cut the place holders to make it fit.
Pros: Works great, a big upgrade from a P4 2.0 Ghz. For an OEM this is cheap, with processors i'm usually iffy about buying OEM because i do not know if it was damage or not, but when i received it and installed it worked perfectly and so far no problem.
Cons: 7.5 multiplier, but i believe it really doesn't matter the processor still runs fast and does not use that much CPU usage.
Pros: It's beautiful, runs my games and movies extremely smooth. Had a Nvidia 6600 so it's a big upgrade, my Nvidia ran well with games but when a lot of people are logged on it lagged my video. ATI does have a better quality when you are watching a movie. Games comparison, All the new videocards can almost handle any game so it doesn't matter if you get a videocard that give you a few FPS difference, ATI is cheaper.
Cons: It's HUGE. if you get this card it is recommended that you get a case that can fit it, i got a full tower so i can have good airflow and fit this card and maybe in the future Crossfire it.
Pros: It's quiet, great storage, decent for the price you are paying.
Cons: I don't know if anyone else had this problem but my jumper on the HD was half missing, so i had to use a flat head to pull it out, felt like i almost broke the jumper. (The jumper is used to set the Hard drive to 1.5 GB/sec to 3.0 GB/sec. When you work the drive it make noises but it's not super loud, much more quiet than my old HD which was 6 years old.
Overall Review: I wouldn't mind buying another one to RAID, but then i'd probably use it as a secondary storage.