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This review is from: ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: super solid design and functionality. awesome for high end users, overclockers, and other tech savvy ppl who would like to invest in one of the best mobos. but....
Cons: after a little over 1 year of use, it finally died. i was running vista 64 bit first. when windows 7 finally came out, i was one of the first to upgrade to windows 7. none of the drivers from the website installed. they all gave me error messages. while trying to see if vista drivers would work, my entire system went black as if the power went out. a full day of troubleshooting followed. i tried a different power supply, different cpu, memory, and video card. finally the problem turned out to be the mobo. requesting for an rma, asus tried to get a good chunk of cash out of me, saying that in order to process the rma, something else needs to be fixed and it would cost me over $100.
Other Thoughts: it was great when it lasted. as far as rma goes, similar experiences are shared by my family members and some friends who use asus products. generally they try to charge you for some random things you weren't expecting. and upgrading with windows 7 has been difficult and slow. maybe i'm just unlucky as during the last several months, i've experienced a lot of my asus products failing on me and not upgrading correctly, and it has left me a bitter taste in my mouth. i own 2 asus g1s laptops, 2 desktops and a few other systems that i built for some of my family members and they have a lot of asus products in them. i don't think i'll be buying any more asus things from now on.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZALMAN Z-MACHINE GT1000-B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower High End Computer Case
Pros: very sturdy aluminum, can detach mobo plate, support up to six 3.5 internal HDD, slightly bigger and fatter than other mid towers for more room,
Cons: extremely heavy, very expensive, but it's an investment for the long runREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: does everything i need
Cons: lack of blue ray burner, but i didn't need it anywayREAD FULL REVIEW