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Gerard C.

Gerard C.

Joined on 01/08/10

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Most Favorable Review

Great little board

ASUS F2A55-M LK PLUS FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS F2A55-M LK PLUS FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: This is a great little board especially for the price. Used this with an AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU installed in a NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan Black Steel / Plastic Gaming mATX Computer Case.

Cons: None that I could see.

Overall Review: Perfect board for gamer with a budget. Perfect for a Mini ATX Case.

Most Critical Review

Finally got it to work

ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Don't know yet. Just got it to boot up after 4 months. I keep you posted after I run it.

Cons: would not boot up, I returned the board, power supply, cpu. Got all new parts and still no boot up. so I bought a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP7 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard and voila, it booted up. So I returned this board again for a new one. Put it all together in a new computer I was building and same thing, no boot. I couldn't return it, because I had scattered my parts across 2 other computers when I originally tried to put this one together. I called tech support to no avail, they told me that it either had to be the power supply, CPU or motherboard (duh). Finally I joined a website called overclock.net and they said that the dongle for wifi and Bluetooth shorts the board with the mount screw. So this time I removed it and it booted up. But now I have no WIFI. I'll have to buy a wifi device and spend even more money and time.

Overall Review: The only reason I gave this 2 stars is because I know Asus usually is the best. And it is a very good board with all the bells and whistles, but I'm not sure if I will buy another expensive board like this after this experience.

Needs 8-pin adapter

EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1282-RX
EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1282-RX

Pros: This is a nice card. And the price makes it even more attractive.

Cons: It's pretty big. The refurbished unit doesn't come with anything but the card. It needs a 6-pin and and an 8-pin power inputs. My power supply only had 6-pin connectors. I had to buy an 8-pin adapter from a local computer outlet. The 8-pin is not the same as the CPU 8-pin.

Love the design.

NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-002OR Newegg Exclusive Black Finish w/Orange Trim Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Beautiful box! I love the design. Very spacious inside. lot's of room. easy to install peripherals. lot's of fans and room for more fans. Lot's of hardware comes with it too. I already bought 2 of these, a plain black, which I sold, and an orange trim one. I also bought 2 mid tower versions of these. But I think I'll stick with the full tower in the future.

Cons: The only con is probably a good thing. The top is not flat so you can't put your drink on top of it (which is a good thing)...lol They don't sell and orange fan to go with the orange box.

Overall Review: They don't sell and orange fan to go with the orange box. I wanted an orange 200mm fan, but NZXT doesn't sell one.