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GIGABYTE GA-X99-GAMING G1 WIFI LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: No problem with default system settings for pc build. The installation disc provided necessary drivers if needed. I like the placement of memory, PCI express slots, and sata 6 ports. The two NICS are rock solid and wi-fi are all reliable.

Cons: Overclocking in Bios is simply impossible. I disabled all the power saving modes for CPU with no overclock only to see that dreaded bios load default menu screen. I tried APP Center with some success but with power saving mode enable kind of defeats my intended purpose. This board along with many X99 chipset board are still waiting on a bios that allows overclocking flexibility. I have even captured screen APP Center overclock then manually enter same settings to see that dreaded load bios menu screen upon reboot. I purchased 5960X cpu, and DDR4 3000 memory to have a good solid overclock for next few years only now stuck with default speed settings. An expensive endeavor when you can't overclock in need of assistance.

Other Thoughts: Processor:Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI
Memory:HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3000
Hard Drive:Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD 480GB
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Sli
Monitor:Tempest X270OC
Sound Card:Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D /Headphones:Sennheiser G4ME Zero
Keyboard:Logitech G19
Mouse:Roccat Kone XTD
Mouse Surface: Razer Mantis
Operating System:Windows 8.1 64bit
Computer Case:Corsair 730T
PSU PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 1200W

Mushkin Enhanced 480GB PCIe 2.0 x2 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNP22SC480GB
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The read speeds are 1700MB, installed easily on Windows 8.1 with X99 motherboard.

Cons: The write speeds are extremely slow. I'm reviewing of user guide to see what configuration is needed by running wdcfg commands. I would have expected performance right from start since Windows 8.1 and bios recognized hardware without requiring any driver (no disc included by the way, have to get from support site). I'm not sure why any manufacture would have download available but not provide media on day one for OS install. I also have ticket with support if I don't see write speeds improvement using wdcfg utility (command prompt interface)

G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This RAM has lasted entire time I have owned system 9/9/2009. Runs at 1866 with no issues at all. I never felt the need to increase to 2000. One of best RAM experiences I have and now point people to G.SKILL.

Cons: No way No how.


Marvin W.'s Profile

Display Name: Marvin W.

Date Joined: 10/18/02

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 06/07/06
  • Last Review: 01/24/15
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