4/22/2013 2:17:45 PM
Tim from Winnipeg writes:
- The board and proc combo is fast and solid! You can overclock to insanity if you wish but stock setup is a screamer for a home system already. With the right video card this would make a decent mid level gamers rig.
- RAM setup is touchy. TOL Kingston in slots 1 and 3 (or just slot 1) as suggested by vendor would NOT post. However same RAM in slots 2 and 4 (or just 2) posted and ran like a top. wtf?
- A great rocking combo for home use,
1/9/2013 4:29:41 PM
Jacob Hanuschuk from Winnpeg MB writes:
- Easy to install, runs great, super fast, fun to overclock, Bios easy to use.
- Had no problems
- Went from a duo core to this. Amazing for gaming (with good graphics card and ram) haven't had any problems. Would suggest to anyone that doesn't need an i7
Great for gaming
9/14/2012 3:23:51 AM
Willem from Grande Prairie writes:
- Very fast CPU
Motherboard has plenty of features
Onboard msata connector
Virtu MVP actually makes BF3 run smoother
- UEFI bios does not work well with high dpi gaming mice but isn't necessary as keyboard will do just fine
Onboard sound is horrible (However it's not a problem for me as I have an X-Fi Platinum)
PWM fan connectors are in hard to reach spots
- I have been using AMD processors for nearly a decade and I decided for this build I would try intel on for size. I am very glad I did. This is the most trouble free, pleasing experience I have ever had in a new build. Coupled with just a GTX 560 I can run nearly every game I have tried at max settings at 1080P, silky smooth. I don't think you can do much better in this price range. I highly recommend this setup.
Nice bundle, problematic setup with Win 7.
7/8/2012 12:37:57 PM
maxstout from Edmonton writes:
- Easy enough assembly into a Cooler Master CM 690 II tower with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler. Once I got it up and running, it is fast.
- Installing Win 7 Pro 64 was most heinous. There were hardware problems and an Internet Explorer setting that were causing numerous Blue Screens while trying to start setup, install and update Win 7. See Summary for details. The OS install wasn't easy but at least it is working now.
- Took a bit to get it running but it's good.
The first Blue Screens appeared just trying to start Win 7 setup. I had to remove the GTX 560Ti video card to get setup to run. While running setup, more Blue Screens. Swapped out the new DDR3 memory for a old pair. No more Blue Screens till I tried to update Win 7. This was the fix: Run Internet Explorer as Administrator and uncheck the Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > “Enable memory protection to help mitigate online attacks” option.