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Pros: Value, performance, cool LEDs
Cons: Timing recognition error easily corrected with XMP
Other Thoughts: Bought this RAM to complete a blue-themed customer build. Although it's not on the QVL for the ASUS Z77-A board, I can confirm it is compatible. Board initially recognized correct speed but wrong latency (11). One click on the XMP profile option corrected this and it's running fine so far.
Cool blue LEDs pulse asynchronously, giving you that extra little bit of attitude for your rig.
Pros: Inexpensive, available in single or dual-DVI out plus HDMI and Displayport, runs games at medium to high settings
Cons: Power-hungry compared to cards like the 750ti
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best entry-level cards you can get for around $100. I've installed half a dozen of these so far and no performance or reliability issues so far. Performance is solid in line with its price and it incorporates useful AMD display technology like Eyefinity and support for OpenGL / CL and of course Direct X 12. Design is a little plain and the cooling solution is just adequate. The plastic shroud feels flimsy but does an OK job routing the air and results in a lightweight card, no worries about it sagging like some with metal shrouds. Because it's built on the Bonaire GPU it does use more pwer than newer designs, definitely don't use in conjunction with a cheap power supply. For the price it's worth a look.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS Z77-A LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Good features on a high-performance board where overclocking is not desired, ASUS quality, easy setup and tuning.
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: Bought this board after two bad experiences with the ASRock Z75 PRO 3 board. I'll end up paying $70 for this after rebate and it;'s well worth the $3 difference. Much better quality and great features for the price. 4-phase power means it's not great for OC, but if you're looking to run a Core i3 or locked i5 this board has everything you need for a single card setup. Installed and fired up without a hitch. I've never had a bad experience with an ASUS product.READ FULL REVIEW