Joined on 03/05/07
BE HEKA for the win
Pros: Unlocked the fourth core out of box simply by enabling auto acc and unleashing. Did severe benchmark testing for 24 hours. Running like a champ.
Cons: No temperature readings when you unlock, but that's ok by me, my Corsair H50 keeps it plenty cool ;)
Overall Review: I guess I was lucky mine did unlock. Remember always that a processor should not be purchased assuming unlocking as a "feature", think of it as a possible bonus, but always assume the worst.
Pros: Excellent quality cooler, does what you expect from a liquid based cooling unit. All in one unit means no slip ups during install and spilling conductive liquid into your expensive electrical components.
Cons: Price was a LITTLE ouch. Installation seemed IMPOSSIBLE >>AT FIRST<< Go to corsairs site and WATCH THE INSTALLATION WALK THROUGH VIDEO, I promise everything will become quite clear, if you haven't used one before I almost GURANTEE you wont be able to do it by looking at the manual. However after installing it once, you'll be able to do it from memory.
Overall Review: NewEgg should package this with instructions to find the video on corsairs site... Just a thought.
Pros: Durable, nice faceplate, decent amount of room for spare cords from PSU. Rear fan port fit my Corsair H50 Liquid Cooling unit perfectly, no complaints. Loving the System Temp Display. One power button on front, one on top, excellent... Plenty of drive bays for later expansion. Stays super cool for all the hardware... I guess the liquid Cooling helps... Average System Temp: 28' C which is 82.4' F Certainly cooler than any of my previous systems and cooler than most systems I've seen (aside from most built with Antec cases)
Cons: The fan control hookup were a little confusing at first, but I won't mark it down for my first time fiddling with something, didn't take long to figue out. Manual really doesn't help at all.
Overall Review: "GMC" on top-left of faceplate... Hmm...
Pros: This is an excellent board for those looking just below "Enthusiast" and just above "Professional". Popped in my AMD Phenom II 720 BE X3, enabled ACC and Unleashing and turned it right into a X4. Been running steady for weeks after burn-in test. Fits my Corsair H50 Liquid Cooler brackets just fine.
Cons: Didn't come with a taco?
Overall Review: Perfection at a decent price...