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Pros: Automatically running at 800mhz (1600MHz DDR3) on my ASRock B85M-ITX with the proper timings and voltages. See other thoughts why this is welcomed news to me and deserves a comment

As is the case with most 8GB kits of DDR3 now, it's cheap
The packing is different and that's a welcomed change - I respect being different. Not all RAM is made to fit in other containers, and as somebody who hordes my old parts I like something different so I can tell it apart.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I'd say get it - although new, Klevv has made a positive impression in RAM. I first bought a 2133mhz kit but immediately it was sold in the machine it was places in. I had no issues with it either.

I got this exact model kit from a local B&M that price matched the egg. So it was CHEAP!

On my same ASRock B85M-ITX motherboard, the more expensive kit of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-LP (8GB / 1600mhz White Heatspreaders) RAM will not run at the advertised speed, and instead runs at 667/1333MHZ. No amount of changes to the settings or XMP profiles in my BIOS will correct it. So all in all, the Klevv kit you see here is cheaper, and outdoing one of the biggest names I've trusted in RAM.

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-2980-KR 4GB GAMING, Silent Cooling Graphics Card
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Performance per Watt
New technologies that are at least cool by design; I can't say I can stress it being limited to 1080p setups only

3dmark11 P score is 14,400+ using a stock-clocked i7-4790K (GTX 980 also stock)

Reference design cooler on this specific model is familiar and that's still a good thing - I haven't seen GPU temp exceed 60C yet doing 3dmark11 & Unigine Heaven benchmarks

Cons: None, I DID get mine for free!

Other Thoughts: I attended the Nvidia Game24 event in Indianapolis and fate would have it that I won a Maingear rig with this beauty of a graphics card.

The Nvidia representative told me I'm one of the first consumers to get their hands on this card - and even if I wasn't I have to say I LOVE this graphics card. Great step up from the not-even-aged GTX 760 2GB that I now need to find a new home for

ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Z97 Chipset ITX board
Great build quality
Includes WiFi
Good amount of SATA ports for the size of board
Simple, frills-free packaging

Overall I got this as a board to overclock with. Currently I've only ran it with the following:

Corsair Obsidian 250D w/ CX600M PSU
ASRock Z97M-ITX/ac ITX Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell-R 3.3GHz-3.7GHz CPU on stock HSF
8GB Patriot DDR3-1866 DDR3-RAM Dual-Channel
2GB EVGA GeForce GTX 760
Raid0 OCZ Agility 3 SSD (2x120GB)
2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit

Cons: The I/O shield is plain jane. I hate to put it down for this but it's not my style - I prefer the matte "coated" I/O shields. This is one frill I like since I love to show off my case(s)

Another gripe is with the I/O shield and how the Wireless Antenna's attach - I had difficulties only owning one pair of pliers trying to properly secure the antenna's in place

Other Thoughts: Overall it is very much worth the money. If I had cared enough about the I/O shield to steer away from this board then I would've.

For what the board offers I would go out on a wimb and say for getting the Z97 chipset this may be the best bang for the buck.

I just ordered the Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU today with the intentions of using the current i5-4590 on a seperate (EVGA Hadron) build in the future, and OC'ing the G3258 on this board.

Since this is a Z97 board in a form factor growing increasingly popular, I will gladly be posting Overclocking results when the chip arrives.


Jonathon K.'s Profile

Display Name: Jonathon K.

Date Joined: 12/29/06

  • Reviews: 60
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  • First Review: 01/03/07
  • Last Review: 12/28/15
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