Summary: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive About 4mo. ago I built my barebones kit it had a WD drive with it I should have known better but I used it and as always it failed so when I saw this seagate drive on sale I knew I had to have it. I've seen articles that said how good WD drives are(I want to know how much they were paid.
Summary: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive I have bought and used three of these in the last year. They all work great as advertised, but I had one fail after about 5 months. Started making a clicking sound and became completely unreadable. Fortunately I run daily backups, so no data lost, but be aware that these (or any hard disk) are not perfectly reliable.
Summary: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 4GB Memory Module I installed this memory chip with a new SSD hard drive in a barebones that I built for a customer. The memory was easy to install and ran very well with the SSD drive. I would recommend this memory for most applications.
Good board, but get the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P instead (better, cheaper)
David C. Filmer "David Filmer", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Good board, but get the GigaByte GA-970A-D3P instead. The boards are identical in every way, except the GA-970A-D3P has more advanced multimedia capability on the riser (an optical OUT and additional audio jacks). And, at the time of this writing, the GA-970A-D3P does more but is five dollars less, and Prime shipping is available. I deducted a star because this board is not as good of a value as a less-expensive model by the same fine manufacturer.
Summary: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core 4GHz AM3+ Processor It does what its supposed to. Fast processing and I have had no glitches with it so far. I actually think the 8 cores is overkill and will probably never have a use for all of them as I am not going to launch any missiles into space.
Summary: Very disappointed with this mobo. It arrived in a timely manner and was DOA. Had a pleasant experience with customer service but I did have to pay to send the board back to them. After a long wait the board was returned with no information as to what repairs had been made and when tested it still would not post or function. I know gigabyte has a good reputation for mother board construction but I think they have a bad foreign supplier.