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This review is from: ASUS X99-DELUXE LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I have built over 1,000 computers over the span of 15 years. This is by far the best motherboard I've ever had the pleasure of using. It booted up perfectly first time, I immediately went into the BIOS and updated it to the latest version 0801. This motherboard is brand new so I would not even recommend installing windows unless you update the BIOS, personally I never ran into any issues but ASUS is quick to fix any problems they find and they have new BIOS updates available on a monthly basis. No stability issues whatsoever, I am currently putting it through some pretty heavy testing, so far so good!!!
Cons: No cons!
Other Thoughts: Too expensive, should cost around $300 to $350 range like the equivalent X79 boards were, I believe some of the X79's were under $300 even but I only used the Sabertooth X79 last gen and it cost around $340 range which was more reasonable so the X99 at $400 is way too high.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KVR16N11/4
Pros: Tested 16GB (4 of these sticks) in both an MSI Z77 motherboard and an ASUS Sabertooth X79 board. Stress tested with Memtest HCI to 1000% with no errors while running Prime95, no BSODs or problems at all. Also tested with Memtest86+ - 10 passes with no errors.
Cons: No cons, perfect memory!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kingston 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KVR16N11/8
Pros: Tested 32GB (4 of these sticks) in both an MSI Z77 motherboard and an ASUS Sabertooth X79 board. Stress tested with Memtest HCI to 1000% with no errors while running Prime95, no BSODs or problems at all. Also tested with Memtest86+ - 15 passes with no errors. This memory seems to have great compatability with the newest Z77 and X79 boards. I wouldn't worry about the lack of heat spreaders, that is just for show anyway. I'd rather have plain looking memory that ran perfect than some fancy Corsair memory with flashy heat spreaders that kept giving me BSODs (been there, done that). Stay away from all other manufacturers and go with Kingston, you'll be happy you did. These are relatively new kits and I hope Newegg keeps stocking them because I would continue to use them for my business.
Cons: No cons!READ FULL REVIEW