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ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very nice board, seems to be very high quality (much heavier than my other full atx boards.)
12 phase vrm, great for insane overclocking and longetivity
built in wifi-see cons
easy to use for expansion, can plug in long video cards and still get to all necessary cables.
bios is a joy to use, easy to understand, did not have to use manual.
bios recovery
6 pwm fan headers

Cons: wifi- uses proprietary antenna connection instead of normal one, and is only b/g/n. a standard msata port for full wifi cards would have been preferable

asus driver utility did not work, had to install drivers manually

Other Thoughts: a very nice board. it wont overclock any higher than the p8z77 v, unless you are going the ln2 route, but has 4 additional vrms, so power load is split between more parts, meaning less load on each part for lower temps and better longevity. this is the kind of board you buy to power a machine until the cpu is useless for modern day tasks, or about 7-10 years.
very feature rich, definetly get your money's worth.

Mushkin Enhanced STEALTH 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996988S
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very nice. 1600 MHz with cas 9 latency and low operating voltage.
standard profile, so it fit under my hyper 212
most importantly-MADE IN USA. i dont know of another brand made stateside.

Cons: price. ram like this used to be $50 for 8 GB. so prices have gone up 50%. dissapointing.

Other Thoughts: Very ice. slid into motherboard, auto-set to 1600 mhz and auto set to 1.35 volt. didnt have to adjust anything. planning on getting another set to fill my other 2 sets.

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB-7 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 1. price. $170 for 240GB of space, more than enough for mmultiple OS and downloaded programs
2. speed. this drive has ruined Hard drives for me. my laptop boots in 9 seconds from cold start to logged in on desktop, with all drivers loaded. simply amazing.

Cons: speed is not quite up to par with the best ssds, but is still 6-7 times faster than a typical laptop drive.
wish the price per GB would come down more, mabye to 50c per gig instead of the 60-70 its been hovering at. still worth the current price though.

Other Thoughts: i bit the bullet and bought this ssd as a replacement for a 5200rpm hard drive. a night and day difference doesnt even begin to describe it. everything loads so fast. I only wish that i could get a 1TB ssd for this price, so i could migrate my steam drive off of my conventional hard drives.


Nicholas A.'s Profile

Display Name: Nicholas A.

Date Joined: 06/23/12

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 06/23/12
  • Last Review: 12/07/13
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