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David K.

David K.

Joined on 04/25/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great Card

EVGA 02G-P4-3651-RX GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Manufactured Recertified
EVGA 02G-P4-3651-RX GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Manufactured Recertified

Pros: Very cheap and great bang for the buck.

Cons: I think that the people who verified this refurbished card should be placed in a different position. The heatsink was loose and not mounted well against the GPU. I had to clean off the thermal paste and reset the heatsink. This wouldn't have happened if the heatsink was properly mounted onto the card. However, it's running well and is operating at normal temperatures.

12/18/2013
Most Critical Review

Broke after 2 Weeks

X-Gene 01030 Black 103 Normal Keys 23 Function Keys USB 2.4 RF Standard Wireless Media Center Edition Keyabord w/ Optical Trackball
X-Gene 01030 Black 103 Normal Keys 23 Function Keys USB 2.4 RF Standard Wireless Media Center Edition Keyabord w/ Optical Trackball

Pros: Nice design. Good on battery life (assuming with auto shutoff feature)

Cons: Optical broke after 2 weeks. It started acting funny, but then would not work at all. The keyboard in whole, felt very fragile.

Overall Review: They misspelled words on the back of the keyboard. Instead of typing HOME, they typed FOME... For FOME and OFFICE use only?!... I should have returned it when I saw that.

It's a powersupply

OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Pros: It works great. No complaints. Running Ivy Bridge with dual HD 6970 cards. CPU, RAM and GPU overclocked. Never a power blip.

Cons: None

Overclocked and Works

Intel Core i7-3770 - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770
Intel Core i7-3770 - Core i7 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I73770

Pros: Installed with Coolermaster Hyper N520 Heatsink. It works great and is stable with overclocking up to 4.9GHz. This is auto clocked by the mainboard. Haven't gotten into custom over clocking yet.

Cons: None so far

Good Motherboard

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: As most motherboards, it was easy to install and get working. ASUS did a lot of little things that made the installation of this motherboard a joy. The front panel jumper piece was nice. It's always hard to read the little letters on the motherboard to figure out where they should be plugged in. Also, installing/removing PCIE Video Cards is nice since you have a bit more room to get your hands down there to remove. They made the release clip a bit wider than normal.

Cons: Nothing really. The PCIE3.0 in Crossfire mode is a bit misleading when using PCIE2.0 cards. I thought that crossfiring the video cards would put the motherboard in a x8/x8 PCIE3 setup which it does. However, even though PCIE3 x8 = PCIE2 x16 bandwidth, it will still put the PCIE2 cards in x8 mode.

Solid Product

ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Intel C202 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Intel C202 ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard

Pros: Solid motherboard with everything needed to get the job done.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I'm using this motherboard as a home server. I'm running a private cloud that allows me to host a few internal servers. This is an upgrade from a Core i3 540. Night and day difference. I did my research and the Xeon E3-1270 plus this motherboard is the biggest bang for the buck.