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This review is from: ASUS Z77-A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: You get more than what you pay for with this board. Very fast, plenty of connectors. The BIOS is way cool! Newegg and ASUS delivered again, this is the fourth time I have upgraded my mobo+cpu from Newegg (3rd for ASUS, my previous board was MSI, probably won't do that again) and I have yet to get a defective/doa piece of hardware.
Cons: There are a few issues with this. The first is that you probably won't be able to do SLI or Crossfire with this as the cards would be seated too close to eachother to allow adequate airflow to the top card but I knew that going in. The board is also a little flimsy, you need to provide some extra support when plugging int he 24 pin power and memory. In addition, I was scared that I would break it when pushing the heatsink into place.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad board for a budget build, it will get the job done. If you are looking for a pro board then go ahead and spend a few more bucks and read the reviews to ensure that you can fit two PCI-E graphics cards into it (if you wish to do so). Otherwise, great board!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Insanely fast! I just bought this cpu and an ASUS Z77-A and WOW! This is a huge step up from my AMD X3. I'll never go back to AMD either. Using this baby with my OCZ Agility SSD and the Windows 7 logo doesn't even finish loading before the computer is booted up! Did I mention its fast!?!
Cons: The only real con that I can see is that the stock heatsink+fan doesn't really cut the mustard for overclocking but thats to be expected.
Other Thoughts: This CPU is definitely the way to go if you are looking for a little overclocking!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel Elements
Pros: Pretty cool to get a chance at some free Intel stuff. Not a bad deal either, I buy something I need and get this for free.
Cons: I lost:)
Other Thoughts: I wish I would have won, I need one of those NUC Kits!!READ FULL REVIEW