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jerry B.

jerry B.

Joined on 12/25/08

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Most Favorable Review

Sweet

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ965FBGMBOX

Pros: Awesome fast, responsive, and runs cool. With aftermarket cooling I have got a stable 4ghz @ 1.45 that is safe for everyday use. I also have gotten 4.1ghz, 4.2ghz, and almost 4.3ghz but needs water cooling to keep temps down.

Cons: It did not unlock and become the Thurban x6 that is supposed to be released next year. 2011

Overall Review: If you are planning on overclocking use the bios since most OC'ing software will not give the correct voltages. Also, make sure this is running as a quad in your task manager. right click task bar > left click task manager > left click performance tab > under cpu usage history ther should be four windows indicating four cores if not.. then reinstalling windows is the only option I have found to fix this.

12/27/2009
Most Critical Review
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC Game
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC Game

Pros: It'is GTA

Cons: horrible graphics !!! this very difficult to play with a keyboard and mouse.

Overall Review: I am disappointed not sure why people are rating this 5 stars when it is nowhere the fun as ps2.

Nice board

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: great quality MB with all the featues I need and I like the new black color scheme

Cons: The bios needs to be revised as it is buggy when overclocking especially @ 5ghz and higher. I am sure it will taken care in short time though.

Nice board

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Well constructed, has good bios options for overclocking, ACControl, 8+2 power design, and ... was able to fit a cooler on the VRM's. Board came with f2 bios making it ready for my 1055t.

Cons: f3a bios has something to do with a sound fix but it messed up my ram timings and would not boot with previous set timings. weird thing went back to f2 bios everything good again G.skill ripjaws 1600 6-8-6-20 with 1055t 4.2ghz (14x300) (had no sound issues don't care about f3a bios)(maybe forgot to set ram to 1.6v cause it defaulted it to 1.5v) Had a weird little issue with usb ports. I use wirless mouse/keyboard receiver uses usb port and when digital camera is hooked by front case usb my keyboard/mouse went dead. Swapped around usb cables from CM Storm case to motherboard fixed this issue with front case usb ports. Was tired when I had these two issues so I consider it user error.

Overall Review: Bought a half dozen Gigabyte boards for builds and all of them have worked the first time and have been reliable. No VRM cooling but aleast the holes are there for one to be added turning this into a good overclocking board.

Works good

StarTech PCISOUND5LP 5 Channels PCI Low Profile Sound Adapter Card – 24 Bits
StarTech PCISOUND5LP 5 Channels PCI Low Profile Sound Adapter Card – 24 Bits

Pros: It worked with my itx case and win7 32bit. The driver CD also states it will work with x64 win7. I am running it through a stereo and it sounds fantastic.

Cons: None!

Great

Vantec Tornado 92mm Double Ball Bearing High Air Flow Case Fan - Model TD9238H
Vantec Tornado 92mm Double Ball Bearing High Air Flow Case Fan - Model TD9238H

Pros: Well constructed and moves alot of air.

Cons: I can not bear to be in the same room with this fan running on 12v.

Overall Review: This fan runs great with the wires moved from the 12v side of the connecter to the 5v side or the connecter modified to plug in upside down. The noise levels are reasonable and it still pushes a ton of air.