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Earl M.

Earl M.

Joined on 09/09/05

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NIce card

BFG Tech GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support OC Edition Video Card BFGE88768UOCE
BFG Tech GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support OC Edition Video Card BFGE88768UOCE

Pros: Runs 3d marks 6 at almost 13,000. Seems solid with no lock ups at all in my games under Vista 64.

Cons: Big and hot, I can just see having two of these bad boys in your case. Bet your case temps will go up 20C. Mine idles at 70C and will go in the 80C under load. BFD said its ok to have it go up to 90C.

Overall Review: I ordered a water block for it. I have a nice big case lots of flow, PA 120.3 Rad in the top with fans blowing down. Dont know why it has to idle at 70C. Darn I even have a 120mm fan blowing right in the side of it. Its gives hot a new meaning. Hope the water block will put some ice on this beast.

Most Critical Review

it worked

LIAN LI PC-Q07B USB3.0 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI PC-Q07B USB3.0 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Read all the con's from others. I need to think of a way to get a little fan on my memory.

Overall Review: Took a hour to swap out parts from my old case to this one. ( had it setting around for a couple months). This case will make you cry like a little girl if you don't think it out first.

They are good

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4B3600C18
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4B3600C18

Pros: Don’t be like me and order the wrong memory not on the motherboard “approved memory “ list, or you will most likely be paying a restocking fee for being a nob like I did.

Overall Review: They work good in my new AMD 3700x on a Gigabyte Masters X570. Just go to bios stick them to 3600 and put the ddr4 ram volts to 1.35. MemTest86 v8.2 for 8 hours good with zero errors. (Samsung memory on these sticks.)

Nice board

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.2) AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS MASTER (rev. 1.2) AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard

Pros: This is one heavy motherboard with a solid backplate. With luck this board will last as long as my GA-890FXA-UD7 That I’m still using on and off as a second computer.

Cons: Fan of course.

Overall Review: Booted first try. Sniper x G Skill F4-3600C19D-32GSXKB (working on tighter timings) 3700x 850 Seasonic platinum NH-D15 Cooler SAMSUNG EVO Plus 1T NVMeM.2 RTX 2080ti

works good

GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 3.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 3.0) LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: work for a cheap HTPC

Cons: Cant think of any after I worked some bugs out.

Overall Review: It would not post with just two sticks of memory and a Intel Pentium G3258 With just a power supply and board ,cpu and memory. I got it to post with one stick of memory, and later two sticks after I upped the voltage on them to 1.65v (it would go into a loop rebooting with out upping the voltage with a ssd drive connected.}. but after I connected a DVD drive it would just refuse to post...So to make it short my 250$ power supply that worked great with a AMD t1090 and GTX 670 was not compatible with this. Put a cheap 49$ corsair in and it fired up with zero problems installing windows 7.

Everything works for me

MSI Z97I Gaming AC LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
MSI Z97I Gaming AC LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Small I like the back jacks easy to install Everything works like it said. Played with overclocking on it some and seems to work, Just don't expect much from the new intel chips.

Cons: Nothing much that I can see off hand, But the manual that came with it is kind of small, I would of liked a big book to read and not a small book that's hard to for my old eyes. The system panel connector should be on the side, but I cant see it anyway when I closed the case. But I know that anyway before I ordered it.

Overall Review: intel 4970K 4x2G 3V4G3D/US Samsung 1.35V memory (hard to find) Water Cooled on Apogee XL, D5 Pump, two single 140x Occool Rads. SeaSonic SS-520FL2 Power supply