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ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA AM3+ AMD 970 + SB 950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Pretty easy to setup and configure considering the amount of options. Ports and fans are all easily accessible. Board runs great and so far I've had no issues. Very satisfied with the performance thus far.

Cons: M.2 IS NOT support for OS INSTALL. Don't bother wasting the 10 hours I tried to get it too work. It will see it on windows install, it will load drivers, it will duplicate from an existing drive, but it WILL NOT pick it up on boot and you will get a nice "no boot record" found or some nonsense. ASUS has confirmed there is no current support for this feature and that there "could be" in the future is what I was told.

Other Thoughts: Could have used a few more sata 6 ports. Had 5 hdd's and a cdrom drive so I was out of ports right from the get go. I still don't get why they put pci slots on these in favor of more 1x pic-e slots which makes it hard to accomodate many addon cards if thats your thing. Without the m.2 supporting windows boot their is not much of a point to have it. As the sata bus will get no where near the speed it can so where as your windows might cap out around 5-700mb that m.2 will hit about 1500mb. So since your os install drive can't match the speed it will work, realistically you won't ever transfer or have the need to between drives faster than your os drive can, but honestly for the cost its pointless. Just buy another 850 evo and wait.

Mount-it! Triple Mount Accessories - Monitors
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Works 03/23/2015

This review is from: Mount-it! Triple Mount Accessories - Monitors

Pros: Holds the monitors in place and had an extreme ease of setup and installation.

Cons: Doesn't hold monitors from tilting as firmly as I'd like, but once they are in place they tend to stay.

Other Thoughts: Could use some extra permanent adjustment screws to keep monitors from twist horizontally when bumped.

SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Most functional and Aesthetically Pleasing Keyboard Ever 03/03/2015

This review is from: SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Out of the box it looks amazing and works without any software needed as far as regular keys go. You can manipulate the lights through 4 pre-programmed themes as well as using the adjustment key to dim or brightent them as to not be stuck on or off. The software allows decent control over lighting and as it does have a bit of learning curve it doesn work well. I also love the fact that I again have 2 quick to use usb ports on the reverse of the keyboard. No more reaching to my tower!

Cons: No installation cd out of the box. I was at first surprised but who here doesn't have internet to download the latest drivers over the beta/release drivers that are usually buggy and miles out of date anyways. Anyone who has owned a graphics card can attest by the time you get the drivers installed your already downloading 20 revisions on new ones so I won't take any eggs off for that nor crititcize.

Functionally the only the only thing I can knock on is human nature and being acustomed to a normal keyboard. I constanlly am grabbing my home row based on my peripheral normality of where the keys SHOULD be and since this keyboard is wider and has macro keys im constantly missing the mark.

I'm sure this will go away over a week or two of use but being used to a different keyboard it has a small learning curve as far as getting use to a new layout. Think of going from a laptop to a full size keyboard for the first time with a numeric pad.

Other Thoughts: The onnly thing I would really have done differently is cut back the front of the keyboard from a design stand point. For those of us who rest in one spot constantly may find we get sweaty wrists laying on the extended front. tt in no way hinderes the use of the keyboard at all, more of a personal opinion on the design. And having a smooth spacebar key to swipe the thumb over versus a rough texture would be great. In fact most smooth keyboards I would have to say feel much better then this keyboard does. It is farily grippy with the keys. So where as some may like this some may find the keys feeling clammy. In any case, great keyboard, I'm happy with my purchase. And too anyone knocking the software, if you aren't at a level of need for sophistication in a keyboard and just want the fancy lights, then don't install the software!


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Display Name: James M.

Date Joined: 01/04/03

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 02/15/13
  • Last Review: 06/01/16
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