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Pros: Nice board. No frills - just what you need.
i3 3220, 2x8gb Crucial Balistix Sport 1333. Everything works fine. Z77 seems be a good chipset. i3's integrated graphics are fine. High speed SATA is great.
Cons: ClickBios II is a joke. It supposedly lets you enter the BIOS while in Windows. Takes forever to load and it's very slow. It's easier and faster to simply enter the BIOS on boot.
Other Thoughts: Cool little front panel leads doohicky lets you plug front panel pins into it and then just plug the doohicky into the MB. Clever.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works fine. Very stable. MB friendly 1333. Will by another pack soon and bump my computer to 32 gigs.
Other Thoughts: Over the years of building computers, I've found that keeping RAM one level below the highest non-OC supported RAM keeps everything much more stable. I run music production and stability is much more important to me than speed. Therefore, while my MB supports 1600 without OCing, I drop back to 1333 and never crash.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Excellent CPU. I run music production with Windows 7-64 and Sonar 8.5. Anyone who's ever used Arturia's Moog Modular V knows how CPU intensive it is. This CPU doesn't even break a sweat. It's also a very cool CPU which means quiet fan speeds (another plus for music production.)
Other Thoughts: Graphics are fine for non-gaming uses. Text is clear and colors true. Don't let the i3 designator fool you, this is a powerful CPU.READ FULL REVIEW