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SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: fast when it was working

Cons: Died after 5 months..

Computer just froze and drive was unrecognizable by any computer I tried to test it in... the drive does get warm when its plugged in, but that's the only reponse get from this drive.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased different SSD drives of various Manufacturers, cheaper low budget models.... I was always under the impression that Samsung was of the greater quality and reliability when it comes to SSD drives so I spent a little more buying this one.. Of all my SSD purchases, this is the first one to fail, all my data has been lost. I don't think I have the confidence to buy Samsung Drives again.

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice heavy/solid construction..
Specs and overclock features
visually appealing aesthetics, great for a "show" computer...

Cons: board seems to be defective... board is operational but is unable to set correct cpu frequencies.. I have installed a 3770k into the board that is rated at 3900mhz(turbo boost). The speed is stuck at 3500Mhz. I have tried every basic diagnostic procedure any other techie out there would and more to no avail. The cpu speed doesnt repspond to any setting change in the bios... Setting extreme over clock settings by mulitiplier only yields a 30mhz increase in speed at 3530mhz which is not even as fast as the stock 3770k clock... changing the fsb does change the speed but c'mon, we buy the "k" series to overclock via cpu mulitplier. The same 3770k works flawless in the gigabyte board that the maximus was intended to upgrade..

Other Thoughts: I have been a big fan of Asus boards for many years, but when my previous asus board had finally stopped working I tried a gigabyte board.. it was okay but it wasnt a model made for overclocking. I bought the maximus with every intent to overclock my 3770k like no tomorrow. Im disappointed to find that the main feature of this board is non-functional


Jerome T.'s Profile

Display Name: Jerome T.

Date Joined: 05/22/07

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 01/07/13
  • Last Review: 11/17/13
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