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ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI 6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 2 x SATA 6Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: see my original review

Cons: see my original review

Other Thoughts: I noticed the OC voltages in my 'warm up' review are not correct (dang, I hate those tiny text entry boxes and lack of a preview mode). The corrected values are: OC at 4.5/4.3 using 1.19v/1.16v not hyperthreaded and 1.21v/1.19v (hyperthreaded). Sorry about my oops. I definitely don't want anyone to try the voltages I originally gave; they'd literally burn out the processor instantly.

ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI 6 x SATA 6Gb/s by Intel Z87 2 x SATA 6Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Build booted up perfectly on the first power on. UEFI is really nice; has comprehensive setting for OCing and 'favorites' is a great feature for how I save and boot into different OCs. The on board WiFi works well for me; can use either 2.4 or 5Mhz both which can max my router's bandwidth of 300mb. I run at 4.5/4.3 (cpu/cache) with my 4770k @ 1.9/1.6v and Samsung miracle RAM at 2133 9-10-10-24 T1 @ 1.53. Native sata III and pcie 3.0 support; booting cold takes 30 seconds (gotta love SSDs) when it doesn't fail (see below).

Cons: Since the weather has turned colder, this mobo stalls booting up at qcode 15 when it's first turned on. After letting it sit stalled for a few minutes, repowering boots it just fine into Windows. This happens EVERY TIME, i.e. 100% repeatable. Once warmed up, literally, it'll reboot/boot perfectly.

Other Thoughts: I bought a 4770k combo deal with this mobo last June and did notice it'd stall booting occasionally but I didn't bother to track it since it was very infrequent and a quick repowering brought it up. I won't bother with an RMA at this time since it's only mildly irritating vs. an RMA which is totally irritating. I've tried these: reseating EVERYTHING, different RAM sticks and a different PSU, all to no avail. But beyond this funkiness, I love this mobo and would have scored it 5 eggs.

MSI N650TI-1GD5/V1 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Plays latest games at 1680x1050 with reasonably high settings and acceptable performance. Very good band/buck ratio if you got the card on sale with the rebate.

Cons: Fan shroud is at best 100% cosmetic and basically useless otherwise; seems to be something they had lying about from a different card. Would have much preferred the nvidia stock shroud which at least attempts to direct most of the heat exhaust out of your case.

Other Thoughts: Got this card to breath gaming life into my backup system which had a 8800 gts 512. Mission accomplished, though by cheaping out, due to the excellent sale price, I'm stuck with more hot air in the case than before the upgrade.


Rod O.'s Profile

Display Name: Rod O.

Date Joined: 03/01/04

  • Reviews: 35
  • Helpfulness: 21
  • First Review: 06/21/07
  • Last Review: 02/04/14
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