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ASUS MX239H Silver / Black 23
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Beautiful quality, sleek look, great performance.

Cons: First off, I thought by it being frameless that they extended the actual display to the edges...but there's definitely a border, so no nice side by side near-seamless panels yet. Also, I bought 2 and one of them is already flickering horribly in just 4 months. Tested to be sure it was the monitor and not the video card by putting it on multiple computers and using multiple cables. Problem followed the monitor in every case. Very displeased as 4 months is outside the 30 day replacement period for Newegg on this item.

ASUS E35M1-M PRO Fusion AMD E-350 APU (1.6GHz, Dual-Core) AMD Hudson M1 Micro ATX Motherboard/CPU Combo
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Bought it primarily to build a HTPC. It serves that function flawlessly. With an SSD and its large heatsink, it is nearly without moving parts. The only fan is in the power supply, which is unavoidable. As a result, it runs perfectly silent.

Cons: I would have expected it to run some lower-end games a bit better with its 6310 gpu, but it was crippled by even fairly undemanding games.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great board, just don't expect it to fill a role it wasn't meant for. Microatx makes for a nice portable form factor and it can be tucked easily away into a theater shelf, given the right case.

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Overall great, only 1 flaw 08/20/2011

This review is from: ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Amazing tweakability in BIOS, very stable, can save multiple profiles. SATA ports are sideways off the board, so that even very large video cards do not render them useless (just somewhat annoying to get to). Runs great.

Cons: Only 2 complaints about it.
1) do not use AI Suite II. One of the dll's gets hooked by games and slows framerates down to a crawl in almost every online game. Uninstalled the overclocking component, and my frames went back to normal.

2) when I later moved to a sata 6gb/s SSD, I found out the Marvell 91xx series controllers (which I hadn't been using prior to the ssd), are horribly bugged and end up causing the system to crash nonstop. A firmware and new driver HELPED, but performance on the Marvell controllers is still garbage compared to what it should be. I just wish ASUS would ditch Marvell and stick with Intel for BOTH controllers instead of just the lower-speed 3gb/s one.


Justin M.'s Profile

Display Name: Justin M.

Date Joined: 01/04/05

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 08/17/11
  • Last Review: 06/16/14
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