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Pros: They are fast, stable and reliable. They dont require too much power to stay on XMP profiles, and they benchmark just as well as other RAM Ive used in the past. The best part about this is the latency; you can underclock these modules and come up with better frame rates for lower latency. Ive had these overclocked to 3500mhz without much in the way of adjusting voltage. Currently running just in default speed at the moment on an Intel 6700k overclocked to 4.7ghz nice and stable.
Cons: They dont cook bacon.
Other Thoughts: Ive always noted that the cheapest ram is the best ram you can get when it comes down to performance. Speed doesnt mean anything, but latency does. You can get better results at 1600mhz with 9-9-9-18 timing than you can with 14-14-14-32 at 3200mhz. Anything more you are just wasting money. Pound for pound these modules are worth it simply because of the sheer amount of memory you have. 32gb of memory would have been more than enough to run early versions of Windows Xp without a hard drive.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It looks awesome when its all lit up. Goes great with Captain 360 water cooling loop, and overclocks like a beast. Right now Im pushing 4.6ghz @ 1.32v with 32gb GSkill RipJaw ram, and it plugs away with everything. 4.7 pushes it, but I didnt tweak anything to try to get it stable. I have an EVGA 1000w power supply which didnt like overclocking my old Asus Sabertooth z87, so I was amazed that it worked wonderfully on this board.
Cons: Right now, the ethernet controller doesnt see a cable plugged in, so Im stuck using Wi-fi only. Running BIOS 1.7, all drivers are updated...this ethernet controller is unsatisfactory. Nothing but red LED lights lit up in the back. Cable works fine on other computers of mine. Also a big gripe for me is the lack of USB ports on the rear panel. There's only 3 of them that I can actually use, but a high speed hub works well...between the 2 MFDs, throttle and joystick, rudder pedals, trackIR, mouse, keyboard, external backup drives and whatnot, 4 USB ports doesnt help a whole lot.
Other Thoughts: Have enough for an RMA...but I spent 8 hours installing this motherboard and tidying up the case only to find that issue might as well just keep it and get an aftermarket ethernet controller instead. But seriously, how did this sneak past QC?READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Upgraded from a 4770k just for some future proofing of my system, along with an MSI Z170A M9 ACK motherboard, and was able to push it to 4.6ghz with ease. With. Ease. Didnt see much of an improvement over the 4770k though, but I did notice that heat temps and power consumption were way below what Im used to.
Overclocked at 4.6ghz on Prime95 stress tested, didnt get above 65c for the most part. It touched 70c after about an hour, but it ran exceptionally stable @ 1.35v. 4.7 was pushing it, and if I tweaked it a little more Im pretty sure I could squeeze another .20mhz out of it. Idle temps are floating around 23c per core...and I havent even tried to delid this thing yet! If I did, I could probably yield another 5-10c in temps. This chip has some serious potential!
Cons: I couldnt really find any cons so far. The price is very reasonable for what it is. Im a hobbyist, not a hardcore gaming tweaker.
Other Thoughts: My setup:
Intel 6700k o/c 4.6ghz
GSkill Ripjaw V series 32gb (8gb*4)
MSI Z170A M9 gaming board
MSI GTX1080 FE
EVGA 1000w PSU
CoolMax Captain 360 closed loop system
Corsair 760T case