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BIOSTAR TA990FXE AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The features, the price and the unknown. Surprise, this board does any and everything I required it to do. Easy overclocker, but differentiates between all the facets involved! CPU multiplier, of course, only affects the CPU, but bump the CPU FSB and it typically bumps everything else. Not this BAD BOY, easily pushed the 1100t to 4.1 (w/multiplier) then bumped the FSB 0.06 and got 4.326 GHz, but none of the other usually affected parameters were actually changed. This allows for a vast number of OC options. Thought I knew how to OC but this thing just asked " NEXT ?".

Cons: EUFI bios is a new trend, new face and new terminology, another learning curve.

Other Thoughts: This board replaced a Gig 890FX unit used to mock up a kustom water cooled rig I decided to build, took more time & moneys than I anticipated, and wanted the latest chipset but $ was tight. I picked this puppy for it's features and price. Turns out It's the real meal deal.

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Bottom Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great attempt at duplicating one of the best flowing cases of Geekdom at half the price, A CM Hyper212 fits so most 3rd party hs/fans shouldn't be an issue. Side panel fan location is appropriate for gpu cooling, petite size for a mid tower and it's cute. Like the top dual fan option, have the frt one pushing and the rear one pulling, helps the CM Hyper 212 Plus efficiency.

Cons: Need more fan options, would like to see double the existing fan mounting points, GB HD5850s exhaust both directions, 1 side panel fan feeds air to the cards & PSU, the frt fan had to be inverted (not a con, but a necessity) would like to see an additional frt fan mounting point to compensate and cool the rest of the sys., N/S chips, VRM, ...

Other Thoughts: This case is capable of cooling the CPU and vga cards but is lacking in providing MB chipset air flow, so unless you have fabrication talent or experience, don't use bi-directional exhaust cards.

Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs EGGCELENT! 04/14/2012

This review is from: Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

Pros: Light weight for it's size, impressive cooling efficiency, superior cooling than higher priced units.

Cons: Typical, board removal to install when upgrading (cases that don't have a cut out), not a con during a well thought out build.

Other Thoughts: This puppy replaced an Enzotech Extreme X and temps went from 55*C to 49*C during Prime 95 torture testing a Phenom II 955 at 4.2 GHz. To be fair, the air flow is more efficient frt to rear than down to the board in an Antec 900 case (InWinn builds a couple of mid towers that support 4 side 120mm units). Apparently my original build wasn't well thought out. Al in all, this is an excellent choice for over clocking or making your 2 core Athalon II shiver.


Christopher O.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher O.

Date Joined: 11/21/07

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/25/11
  • Last Review: 06/06/12
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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