Well this is the first board Gigabyte sent me and it really seems to be a great board with a bunch of accessories and features of the board. We will do some really good testing with this baby. Features like SATA, USB2, LAN etc etc etc makes this board look good already before the testing. But will it stand up to the expectations from us here at R&B? Lets have a look..
Asus P4PE is an exceptional board with solid performance. The features offered cater a wide range of users. The novice users will find it quite user friendly with good hardware protection and onboard functions. Overclockers certainly won't be disappointed with the extensive tweaking options and the overclocking result is impressive as well
OCAddiction takes a look at ThermalTake's excellent GF-VGA Copper Cooler. If your serious about cooling your video card and not yet ready to consider water cooling, you'll definitely want to check this out.
"The HSF itself seems of solid construction. It's very heavy and made of all copper with the exception of the fan and the clear plastic cover. The copper is machined into a pin arrangement much like the Swiftech and Alpha heatsinks for the CPU. The base wasn't quite perfectly smooth. A good lapping would make it smoother, but that is another project in and of itself. "
Installing the heat spreaders can be extremely easy or tediously difficult, depending on whether or not you choose to include the metal clips. Installing the active heat spreader (the orange one) first requires that you determine the alignment of your memory module to your motherboard, and then figuring out how the fan will fit in there.
During the course of 2002, we've had the opportunity to look at a ton of products. some of them blew us away, and some of them just blew. With 2002 in the books, we look back at the products we loved, as well as looking back at some products that disappointed us in a major fashion