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This review is from: MSI 760GMA-P34 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Came with 2 SATA cables
All drivers work under Windows 10 without issues (Jan 2017)
Familiar BIOS with lots of detailed options
Cons: Flimsy or unstable? After the first few runs, it would just crash randomly. No idea if it was the new FX6300 CPU or this since all the other components were previously tested in other systems without ever having this kind of problem.
I installed a wireless PCI card with the power off and still had to reset the CMOS to get it to POST again.
The onboard USB 3 chipset isn't supported by Oculus (Renesas) even with updated drivers from Windows Update, or the MSI website which makes it useless for what I bought it for. (case doesn't have front panel USB 3)
Other Thoughts: Buying the MSI 970A-G43 instead, which will at least have enough space for an expansion USB PCI card with a dual slot graphics card.
Will be keeping this around as a debug board to maybe help out friends and family. I wish I thought twice before buying this, I should have looked for a full ATX board that was cheaper, but was in a rush :(
This review is from: OCZ Solid 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC SLD3-25SAT3-60G
Pros: Worked without firmware updates or anything on Ubuntu 12.04.
Quieter and cooler than the HDD it replaced.
Its still going after few months without issues.
Cons: The computer has problems resuming from sleep sometimes, haven't really looked to see whats causing it.
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace an HDD that was dropped on a friend's netbook. Bought it for the shock resistance, but haven't dropped it yet to test that out.
Didn't benchmark it for speed or anything, as I don't really care.
Pros: Worked out the box, didn't need to touch voltage or timings.
Solid heat spreaders. They look cool.
Cons: Ram is expensive again :(READ FULL REVIEW