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cynthia r.

cynthia r.

Joined on 02/25/14

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GOOD BUY

GIGABYTE GA-Z97M-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z97M-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: BIOS 3 different displays to choose from, easy to hard to figure out. fan headers: 1 for the water pump and 1 for the radiator fan. over clocks easily.

Cons: board is small, there is no holes for stand offs ate the end of board were you plug in cables , power and mem. board will bend if you push hard. i placed a finger at the edge to keep it straight.

Overall Review: all micro boards should have the same mounting holes and at the same locations , they don't.

Most Critical Review

ssd?

HighPoint RocketRAID 4520 8-Channel SAS/SATA 6Gb/s PCI-E 2.0 x8, DDR3 512MB Onboard Memory, RAID-on-Chip Controller Card
HighPoint RocketRAID 4520 8-Channel SAS/SATA 6Gb/s PCI-E 2.0 x8, DDR3 512MB Onboard Memory, RAID-on-Chip Controller Card

Pros: fast fast. it is not made for ssd's if you had 5 WD 10,000 rpm hd's they would be almost as fast a a single ssd. you have to look at pcie type ssds for more speed.

Cons: shame on you guys.

Overall Review: raid 0 = latency for 2 hd's to transfer form spinning platters , it's simple, no platters, no latency. raid 1 is an idea. for a server, I would give each person and ssd , sd3, sd4 sd5, ect and probley backup on raid5 using WD's

good specs

GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D3H LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D3H LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: the slots, there are a lot of cheap pci cards these days, sound blaster ,etc.

Cons: removed cpu and 2 socket pins rose higher then the rest. put in an i3 and pcie dosnt work right. boar4d is broken, I bought a h97 board instead. its not a Z97. the boards are about the same price. u might not want to overclock the CPU, but faster memory will make your build a lot faster, z97 does; b85's don't.

Overall Review: do not buy this one.

good card, cheap Dolby fix.

Creative Sound Blaster Z 30SB150200000 5.1 Channels 24-bit PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Z 30SB150200000 5.1 Channels 24-bit PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Pros: 5.1 threw rca cables work. you need a amp with multi ch input for that option. optical / input work

Cons: optical like to go to digital 3/2.1 instead of 5.1 CBS played the super bowl with digital Dolby 5.1. this card comes close, but things you watch or listen isn't Dolby %.1, only simulated pcm 5.1

good value

Klipsch Synergy B-20 Premium 5.25" Bookshelf Speakers Pair
Klipsch Synergy B-20 Premium 5.25" Bookshelf Speakers Pair

Pros: solid construction. good image horn. large base responce

Cons: could be bi-amped, big, wish they were heresy II. they need to stay away from walls, back ported

Overall Review: i would like 4 more whren i getg a chance.