this mobo is a jewel. i like that you measured the power usage used by the system and did not take into account the psu efficiency. i like that you were descriptive about the cpu.
don;t like that you always had something bad to say about amd: consuem too much power, consume too much power compared to intel... ughh in fact they don't... but is still like to put intel into better light. come on... get over intel love and do some real reviewing.
amd cpus are a lot cheaper than intel's and also platform price is lower.
a system this size is not really about extreme performance, but more about features: wifi, usb3, hdmi, sata, low power usage, low noise etc which we have plenty
amd cpus undervolt nicely... ummm unlike intel's. don't get me wrong... i think the i5 cpus are great but you can't control their voltage as nehalem architecture controls that in hardware. you can't do any undervolting on nehalem (i3,i5,i7). it would have been nice to do some undervolting tests.
one can use almost any amd cpu in this mobo... as amd has am3... intel has sk754 (core2duo), sk1156, sk1366 and sk1155(or some shit for sandy)
i think this mobo is really ok for some fairly powerful pc
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