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will m.

will m.

Joined on 08/06/08

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Most Favorable Review

Amazing!!!!!

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Where to start.This is the most amazing case i have ever layed my eyes on.The pictures do no justice.It is a very big case.I love how you can run all your wiring behind the case and bring them out where you need them.Case has fan speed controls on the back also.

Cons: None,To the peson complained that the longer graphics cards would not fit.Read the very detailed instructions that you can remove the bottom tray to fit the cards nice.This case is also set up for watercooling.has a nice place on the back for radiator and rubber inserts in the case to run hoses.

Overall Review: This is a very nice case for what i paid for it.Has a ton of cooling options and the big fan on top is tight cause it exaust your CPU exaust right to it.Hard drives have the option for a 2 fan set up 1 in front and back like a push pull option.Did i mention very sturdy and quality built.Everything lined up perfect.

Most Critical Review

Falls Short

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.83 GHz LGA 775 95W Desktop Processor - BX80569Q9550
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 - Core 2 Quad Yorkfield Quad-Core 2.83 GHz LGA 775 95W Desktop Processor - BX80569Q9550

Pros: It works as specified

Cons: 8.5 multiplier.If i would have put more thought into this i would have got the 9450 with the 9x multiplier.400 FSB is easy to hit 3.6 with that proc.This is 8.5 multi and im finding it hard to hit 3.6 stable.Prime errors in seconds on 2 cores.I have adjusted everything i can and whats worse is its on a rampage extreme.Temps are all fine but this thing will not hit 3.6 stable on my board using DDR3 1800 HyperX.If you notice this thing is priced almost the same as the 9450 and i think its cause the 9 divider.

Overall Review: I have posted on the asus forums on this chip hoping i can do something with it but right now i cannot hit over 400 FSB and it be stable.Temps are wierd to.They differ as much as 10C from core to core using a Zalman 9700 installed correctly.Ill end up getting the 3.0 or extreme and use this chip in a dinger machine for my wife. If you think you cant get high FSB stay away from this chip and get the 9450.Its priced about the same

A BUST

ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: None

Cons: none of the sata drives work.i tried everything.I tried different hard drives i tried different optical drives and i cannot get them to work.they are getting power but the bios wont see em.I updated the bios to the latest and greatest and they still wont work.Asus has let me down for the first time and i have always bought there boards.

Overall Review: there are other boards out there and next time ill be looking closer at other brands.This is ridiculous since this is for a customer and now they will have to wait or ill have to install everything using old timy IDE ribbons and hard drives from the 80's since this board will ony detect IDE

Help

ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: NICE

Cons: Cant get it to overclock my q9550

Overall Review: Can some of you guys that own this board come over to the asus forums that have the Q chips overclocked and put up your specs on this board.There is a section dedicated to this board.I cannot get my Q9550 over 3.4 stable seems anything over and prime fails in minutes.I have researched the internet and hear everyone running this thing @ 3.8 but not me.Wondering if my chip or ram is bad

great

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1550 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card 100172-64L
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1550 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card 100172-64L

Pros: works great,Cheap

Cons: None

Overall Review: Well for the price this is great.Runs alot of games i have havnt tested them all but for the price you cant beat it.If you want just a cheap card to display graphics and play games time to time this is the one

Sa,e as other

Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast at the time i bought it.Now it seems like yesterdays news

Cons: lasted 6 months and went poof surfing the web.I didnt buy this from newegg but i did buy it from a store.Seems all my western digital stuff never lasted more than 2 years.I wasnt surprised this one blew up.I'll never own another WD again

Overall Review: I dont put anymore faith in hard drives.Now i just use SAS 15000 rpm drives.I can get the whole setups with 2 80 gig fujitsu with sas controller for 500.In Raid 0 that is smoking. takes no time to just allmy stuff on DVD where i know it is safe.