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asrock extreme 3 990 fx when bought with my fx8120 was absolutely useless for oc as the vrm power phase is not sufficient to run the 8 core cpu although its now fine with my wifes fx4170. and giving my antec kuhler h20 620 to the wife to get the corsair h100. its the noisiest thing in the room. at first didn't bother me but is getting increasingly annoying listening to the constant rattling/grinding noise it emits from the pump
Edited by Ghost12 - 8/6/12 at 10:47am
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asrock extreme 3 990 fx when bought with my fx8120 was absolutely useless for oc as the vrm power phase is not sufficient to run the 8 core cpu although its now fine with my wifes fx4170. and giving my antec kuhler h20 620 to the wife to get the corsair h100. its the noisiest thing in the room. at first didn't bother me but was is getting increasingly annoying listening to the constant rattling/grinding noise it emits from the pump

I still have no idea why they decided to go with a 4+1 phase on that board. Not to mention it's a lot more expensive than a lot of 8+2 phase boards that have the same features. Hell, even its predecessor, the 890GX Extreme 3, had an 8+2 phase design.

Just not logical.
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Trednet TEW-432 PI wireless card; it gave me constant connection errors, and then broke a month later.
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VisionTek GeForce2 MX , never used it, driver issues with OS....idk.
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Soltek SL-915G-PRO Motherboard. It was a decent motherboard, like a low end Asrock, but then the company left North America, and Drivers were never found again frown.gif And my kit of Kingston Hyper X Genesis. On stock its rock solid and stable, but it cant overclock for nuthin. I had an 8400GS From Asus, and it wasnt a bad card for what I was using it for so I cant say anything about that. Then there was my Ultra LSP 750w. Its a mother of (poop) unit, but It took on a load WAY further than what I was expecting (despite going out of ATX 1.3 Spec) 750W Peak? yah It held 750W peak for about 80 Hours before it blue screened and needed to reboot itself for more beating tongue.gif
    
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ATI Radeon 5850. I was new to the whole PC gaming/building so I thought it would be enough for my gaming needs...... I bought an EVGA 580 three weeks after lol. I still have the brand new 5850 in the box. The 5850 was not a bad card; I just was not getting the speed I wanted.
BEST purchase however was my SSD smile.gif
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Vertex Plus 120GB
Sata II-$172.00 the week before Vertex 3's went on sale for 120.00...
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ATI Radeon 5850. I was new to the whole PC gaming/building so I thought it would be enough for my gaming needs...... I bought an EVGA 580 three weeks after lol.
Yeah, I bought a GTX 550 ti when I had no idea what was needed, and I went for a GTX 480 instead as soon as I could. it would have been fine if I was using a lower res screen, though.
post #299 of 376
A Radeon 3870x2 GPU.

Every game ran poorly on that card. It was likely a driver issue but it was a problem that was never sorted after a number of months.

I then tried crossfire of two single GPU's, experience wasn't as bad, but still a headache. Will never go Multi-gpu again.
post #300 of 376
HMMM OCZ Petrol i bought a couple months ago, it died after like a week, would boot up every other time a couple times then just died completely. second would have to be my PC CHIPS motherboard i bought for a 485? intel socket back in like...2005 or something. complete pile of trash.
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