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GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic 06/22/2009

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Everything. I'm using the onboard RAID controller to do a 2 drive RAID-0 stripe, 2x 80GB 7200RPM at 3.0GB/sec. The best part is the drives only cost $35 each. Also, have a dual-core Intel E3200 wolfdale 2.5GHz overclocked to 3GHz with no stability issues.

The BIOS configuration of overclocking is very extensive - every setting you could ever want to change is included. If you give it invalid settings (ie turn the FSB up too high) it will try your settings twice, then revert to the last known good configuration on the third boot attempt. Great motherboard.

Cons: Nothing at all.

Other Thoughts: Using it for RAID and overclocking. Works great for both.

LOGISYS Computer CLK12UV 12
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works great. UV is fun. 06/22/2009

This review is from: LOGISYS Computer CLK12UV 12" UV COLD CATHODE KIT

Pros: Works great, installs in about 5 minutes

Cons: Could be a little brighter, but no big deal.

Other Thoughts: Great price, thanks NewEgg!

SIGMA ZEN ZEN-WDP diamond pink SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's the color (pink) that my daughter wanted. The front door is solid anodized aluminum, very sturdy.

Cons: Everything else. The case was crushed out of shape before it was even packed. I know this because the packing materials and shipping box were in perfect shape. This means that it was boxed AT THE FACTORY with some serious structural flaws. The side panels do not fit on properly, whoever assembled it at the factory bent them to fit the crushed rear section of the case. Also, to say the panels were "installed" is an overstatement. The L-shaped hooks that you fit the panel to in order to attach it to the case were crushed FLAT, by sheer force, and then the thumbscrews in the back were forced into place.

Also, all of the "screwless" fastenings for the expansion cards, disk drives, and optical drives are loose and poorly designed. Do not think that you will be able to install any of these devices in a screwless manner. In addition to wrestling to fit it into these clamps, you'll also have to secure it with the normal number of screws.

Other Thoughts: I've purchased a lot of cases and assembled a lot of computers. For this one, for my daughter, I went against my instincts and ordered this case because it was pink and she wanted it a lot. Unfortunately, my instincts were right - the case is junk.

What makes it worse is the obvious structural flaws which I had to overcome with a TWO pairs of vice grips and a hammer. I had to bend this thing back into shape in order to get the side panels to fit properly. These flaws were NOT SHIPPING FLAWS, since the shipping box and packing materials were 100% intact. This item was boxed at the factory with obvious disregard for the quality of the product.

That reason alone would be enough for a 1 star review.


Aaron W.'s Profile

Display Name: Aaron W.

Date Joined: 01/15/02

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 05/30/08
  • Last Review: 06/22/09
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