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GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model GB38GB1333C9DC
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Was cheap and worked like RAM should. Passed memtest with flying colors and even has a pretty cool design.

Cons: I was just looking to pick up another 8 gigs for an overhaul of my wife's desktop and it's discontinued...what a shame.

Other Thoughts: I guess I should have bought at least 32 gigs worth while it was for sale.

GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Watch your Revision Number 02/19/2013

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Solid board for the price, though I did not purchase through newegg. Booted first time and ran like a champ. Initially paired it with a Pentium G860 which handled everything great except some of the more demanding games of today.

Cons: I looked at the cpu's this board supported on the gigabyte website and decided to go with an i5 3570 (non-K). I saw that it needed a bios update to do so, which is no big deal. What I didn't realize is there are 3, yes 3 revisions to this board. I had rev 1.0 which will NOT IN ANY WAY support the i5 3570 (non-K) ivy bridge part.

Also, whoever designed the SATA layout needs to be publicly shamed. It's not a problem if you use a small GPU or onboad graphics, but my GTX 560 covers ALL FOUR PORTS. Luckily I had a couple of low profile 90* SATA connectors laying around and it was more of an annoyance than a show-stopping problem.

Other Thoughts: If you think you may upgrade to a different cpu, CHECK YOUR REVISION NUMBER!!! I had to buy a new motherboad since I couldn't send the CPU back because I already used it. Guess you live and learn. I'm temped to give it only 3 eggs simply for asanine placement of the SATA ports and horrible revisioning, but those have noting to do with how well the board performed.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) DirectX 11 ZT-50708-10M 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Played all of the games i like maxed out.

Cons: Purchased on October 20th, 2012. Card then commited suicide while playing Fallout: New Vegas on January 21, 2013. Heard a pop, then no video at all. Could smell it and the fan won't even come on.

Other Thoughts: Zotac just lost a customer. The rebate took longer than stated and would have never come if I had left them alone. Now I fear I'll be stuck with Intel video for the next month while they take their sweet time on the RMA, not to mention this card was discontinued a couple of weeks after I got it. I new it was too good to be true. A GTX 560 for $114 after rebate. Guess I've learned my lesson.


Christopher B.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher B.

Date Joined: 05/12/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 07/20/07
  • Last Review: 02/28/13
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