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This review is from: BYTECC BT-4270-BK Black 42" - 70" Tiling Wall Mount
Pros: Straight forward and easy to install. It feels sturdy and was able to get bolted into cement walls in an office. It's holding a 70" TV to replace a projector and works wonderfully.
The tilt was better than some others I've used. You don't need tools to adjust the tilt it has 2 plastic knobs on each side that you loosen/tighten to set it.
Cons: The TV isn't smashed, so no cons so far!
Other Thoughts: Very affordable with the ability to hold the weight of a TV in a higher size requirement.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I moved an i7 4770K into this mobo. It was easy to transfer as CPUs are becoming easier each year. I had plenty of clearance to install my Zalman Quiet fan. ASRock makes it pretty easy to overclock CPU and memory in the UEFI BIOS should you wish to do so. Placement of heatsinks and knowing how to allow clearance for custom builders is key. This board really takes into consideration what gear you’ll use to ensure it has a nice fit.
It’s a pretty good bargain board. It’s a nicer Intel NIC but not quite as nice as the Killer. This board can work well for someone even if not a gamer as it’s not over the top with OC features and with the onboard GPU you can save not having to use a graphics card. This would be pretty handy for an office PC to cut costs without cutting corners in speed.
Cons: I always put 4 HDDs into my builds. 1 SSD for OS and installs and 3 in a Windows Storage Space JBOD for dummy storage that I don’t want to push onto a NAS. This board came with 2 SATA connectors and that puts a hindrance on the build.
Perhaps I’m spoiled but I was receiving 8-14MS response times while in DOTA2 and while on a Killer NIC I’d get closer to 4-10MS times. If you’re into FPS or high click rate games it might be worth your while to bump up. While using it for an office computer this is not something that matters it does when you're gaming.
Other Thoughts: I loaded a few games like Evolve, DOTA2, Archeage, and Abyss Odyssey. The board performs well and really is a breeze to install. I’ve used Gigabyte mostly and a couple XFX boards but recent ASRock series is well doneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: As with the other ASRock boards they go all out with the Killer NIC. I had this in time to test the Alpha of Evolve which was excellent.
The UEFI Bios is a little standard fare here but has some added options for overclocking the CPU and RAM. I took the 4770K from 3.5 to 4.2 Ghz and it ran stable. I fresh installed Win 8.1 and could run some clocks with CPUZ to verify. The temps showing with Speedfan showed I had plenty of give so I went to 4.5 Ghz. This makes it a breeze to quickly flip what OC you want.
Cons: Haven’t found any with 2 weeks of dedicated use on the 4.5 Ghz OC.
Other Thoughts: Spacing was tight for me. It makes sense as you can add in a lot of cards. I threw an MSI Radeon 7770 into this and it took a few minutes to get into position. I use an open bench case so it’s very easy to swap out systems and see things running. It certainly looks cool! Now it's making me itch to get Crossfire going.
Tried to come up with something I didn’t like but couldn’t. This board is probably the best board I’ve used to date and I’ve been building since the 90s.