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AMS DS-3151SSBK Aluminum 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Holds 5 Drives

Cons: Of the 4 of these my customer's have the handles have broken left and right. VERY poor construction

Other Thoughts: There are much better backplanes for around the same price

ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great board even with the P67 07/15/2011

This review is from: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Rock solid once you get around the cons below. This is a very good board and once that I would recommend to anyone with a decent degree of computer hardware knowledge. Overclocks like mad [as all p67 boards seem to] and has more bells and whistles then most people need :)

Cons: Not enough SATA 6G ports for a decent raid. Sure it has 8 ports but only 2 are on a single controller. REALLY kills fast raids. The P67 is quirky. Not Asus's fault but gets 1/2 an egg removed none the less. No included 50MM fan. And the ones I did find sound like a blow dryer when the load kicks up. The plastic shield? Worthless. Not only worthless but causes heat issues all over the motherboard. The included software is cpu intensive and is constantly poping up "heat" issues at random times on seemingly random parts of the board. Once sec it is saying the USB 3.0 is running hot, the next will popup saying the DDR is running hot, the next saying another part of the motherboard is running hot [doesn't even have to be under load] My solution is to turn off AIS and then no more popups.
I have a lot of real issues with the chipset, not the board, so I give it 4 stars and a buy recommendation.

Other Thoughts: The P67 is flakey. If you can wait until the x79 do so as that chipset and the memory controller on the socket 2011 cpu's have been fixed but they will not release them until AMD releases Bolldozer :(

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price is great for such awesome ram. If you take the time to play with these you can get some very tight timings at stock voltage and above rated speeds. Rock solid stable. I bought 2 sets and am very happy I did.

Cons: Heat sinks are a tad flimsy but functional.

Other Thoughts: If you have a sandy box then you need and want this memory. Price and performace you can't go wrong.


Craig W.'s Profile

Display Name: Craig W.

Date Joined: 06/05/02

  • Reviews: 18
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  • First Review: 01/30/05
  • Last Review: 10/08/12
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