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ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: RAM Disk - turn your memory into storage
OC - so incredibly easy to over clock your system. My 4770K is running at 4.6GHz
Looks Fantastic - With my custom water loop you get to see everything.
mITX fanboy dream.

Cons: It seems to have the same issues that seem to be inherent in the newer ASUS motherboards...
USB - My Corsair K70 Keyboard will only work if the keyboard is plugged into the bottom USB 2 port. My external Seagate hard drive will only be recognized in the bottom USB 2 port. My Canon printer will only work in the bottom USB 2 port. See the issue with this? I have tried other devices and keyboards and most things seem to work in the other USB ports. for this I had to dock the egg.
Other Minor complaints...
The m.2/wifi daughter card seems to shift around even when bolted to the motherboard. Once installed it doesn't get touched so not a big deal.
SATA port placement - It's packed between the PCIe slot and the Memory so I had to get imaginative with the cable management and still couldn't hide the SATA cable as much as I would like. With how much they packed on this board how can I complain?

Other Thoughts: Runs hot, but that's to be expected when overclocking! I have a custom water cooling loop in this one and I can keep the temperature down to below 60C under full load, but I did so by dropping the over clock to 4.2GHz. I was running fairly stable at 4.6 but the temps were getting upwards of 79C so I didn't push it any higher than that. Still not too concerning but beware, if you want to max out the OC make sure you have the proper cooling in place.

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Razer Naga Hex MOBA PC Gaming Mouse - Red
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Love it, but... 04/08/2014

This review is from: Razer Naga Hex MOBA PC Gaming Mouse - Red

Pros: I love this mouse custom DPI, looks, feel, quality, it's weight, it has a braided cable which has become a must for me. I also like the synapse software. It's easy to use and it works soooo much better than Logitec's hack software which would frequently crash my pc.

Cons: The buttons on the side. I thought this would be a big improvement playing games like dota 2 and league but they're just not for me. This is completely my personal preference. Sometimes I will accidentally hit one of those buttons and drop a ward where I don't want it. I have just turned them off completely

Other Thoughts: This is my first Razer product but it won't be my last. This is a great mouse I love using the top buttons to change the dpi settings in games like battlefield 3 and splinter cell. My next mouse will be Razer but I'll probably go with one that has fewer buttons on the thumb. Then again, maybe I'll just work on getting better at using them.

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SilverStone SG06BB-LITE Black Aluminum front panel, Steel body Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price - in my opinion this case has the highest quality for the price range. It's just about as small as it gets for a high performance Mini ITX gaming machine. See "Other thoughts" for more details.

Cons: Size - I'm water cooling mine and I was able to fit a single 120mm rad (25mm thick), fan and pump/reservoir combo but it's a tight fit and I had to remove the drive bays. Also, it fits one 2.5" drive and one 3.5" drive. So don't look to this case if you're looking to build a NAS or have more than a couple drives.

Other Thoughts: Bravo to Silvestone on this one. I liked this case but up until this "lite" version they all came with power supplies. I have a 600W power supply and the largest offered by Silverstone was 450W. The front of this case is metal and feels very solid (there is some plastic mounted to the front to connect it to the case).
I love that the 5.25" slim drive and 3.5" bays are removable. Makes it very easy to install all your components. There is plastic grommets to protect cables from sharp metal (I personally wouldn't expect this for a case in this price range).
When I had taken everything out of the case (bays, fan, front cover, etc.) the frame is still very solid. It does not bend or twist.
Stand-offs are mounted to the base. Screws for the standoffs fit perfectly. Fan comes with grill.
If there was anything I would change about this case, I would make it 1" longer. That's just so I could fit a thicker radiator in there. Air cooling, I think this case hits it out of the park.

What's inside:
ASUS Maximus VI Impact
Intel i7 4770k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
ASUS GTX 760 (beware water cooling as there is no water block for this card)
Athena Power 600W SFX power supply
Alphacool NexXxos ST30 120mm Radiator
Bitspower AIZ87M6IITX Water block Nickel/Red
Alphacool DC-LT Pump/Top/Rez combo

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Tyler S.'s Profile

Display Name: Tyler S.

Date Joined: 03/18/08

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 01/13/12
  • Last Review: 09/23/14
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