Posts Tagged ‘hardware’

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Quick Review

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

This Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V motherboard was a quick purchase decision without much checking as my old Gigabyte board burnt out on me while doing some file transfer. After 4-1/2 years of faithful service with one hiccup on the BIOS, my old GA-MA69G-S3H was now a souvenir piece. I probably won’t keep it for long as it takes up space though I would keep the AMD CPU and DDR2 RAM for souvenir keepsake.

I decided to hop back to Intel based PC. AMD was not too bad. Although AMD positioned itself as a lower cost alternative with more features, I found that despite the AMD CPU being cheaper, the motherboard was not. And somehow the marriage between Microsoft and Intel seemed better for routine day to day usage. Not being a gamer, I suppose this pairing would be far more suitable for me.

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V with Intel Core i3

Gigabyte USB port bracket 12CR1-1UB030-51/R (or -21/R)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The Gigabyte USB 4-port/2-port bracket panel 12CR1-1UB030-51/R (or – 21/R) is one really difficult to find motherboard accessory. Almost no shops carried this item. I could find this item on sale online, even then they too are usually out of stock.

One day, while walking around MidValley Kuala Lumpur, I decided to pop in to the IT center not expecting to find this accessory. God must have hear

d me, ‘coz I actually found it in the one and only shop selling just accessories only. They have quite a number of the Gigabyte 2-port USB 2.0 12CR1-1UB030-51/R, but not the 4-port USB 2.0 12CR1-1UB030-21/R, (more…)