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Pros: Let's face it, you're buying this board for its insane OC abilities. True 8 phase board, 60A ferrite chokes, this isn't a board meant for play. Look, a lot of boards offer the same features, Tbolt, a PLX chip for your graphics, sure plenty of stuff. BUT. This outclasses them in terms of OC, heck it outclasses the MVE which costs $390. AND IT INCLUDES all the other features, like a seperate wifi card with BT, Two TBolt ports, Debug LEDs, and a 3.0 usb panel. You get all the new peripheral technologies, insane power delivery setup at an attractive cost.
If this appeals to you, then by all means purchase this board. If you just need your i5 at 4.5ghz with maybe 2 gpus, get something cheaper, save your cash. If you're Phase Changing or on DICE, well what are you waiting for man? PICK THIS UP!
Cons: Does not include OC Touch.
No peripherals for OCers like the EVbot or OC Key, sadly.
Color scheme may not appeal to everyone.
Other Thoughts: This board outclasses all other boards for z77. It outclasses budget boards by leagues, it outclasses nearly everything that is and will be available for z77. The extreme has hotwire, sub zero sense, and oc key. That's it. If giga could include those features separately, then well that board would be pointless too. You don't need anything else really, maybe if you had 4 gpus and needed the lan features, otherwise, get a sound card if you need, or consolidate to a twin gpu card if you wish. No real point to purchase any other board if you think about it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Let me start by saying this is my first Mechanical Keyboard. I've used MX blue's before for brief periods but never owned.
This by far is the best keyboard I've owned. The constuction is solid. MX browns are exactly my come of tea. Keyboard is solidly built, don't know why the negative reviews. The wireless feature is very useful for me, considering I run a KVM setup with around 30 wires, even with wire management, is a complete mess. I wanted an easier solution. Also, no worries of accidental cable yanks, or purchasing another protector. For the price, people expect more, but this is a mechanical keyboard. Solidly built, wireless and mechanical all under $100 is perfect.
Cons: DO NOT USE THE WRIST PAD. It oozes cheap awful afterthought. Nice textured surface, but you'll regret it the minute you install it, and it is next to impossible to uninstall it without doing some damange.
Other Thoughts: I didn't really expect much else from this keyboard. What I really wanted is an Otaku tenkeyless with PBT keys possible laser etched or double shot key caps, but those can be bought after market for $35. I don't need a ton of keys, I have a logitech gameboard for gaming, I use this for typing. I didn't want the acutation force to be that of a red and be fully linear, but wanted a linear experince. Red's seemed too light for me, I might have made mistakes. Browns are sensational for typing, and don't make a racket like Blues. I thougth about picking up a Model M style buckling spring, but went for the less force browns.
I'm a student, who must type quite a few reports. I didn't have the money for a Torpe keyboard which costs upwards of 200, so this was the next best thing. I don't mean to degrade the keyboard at all.
For all the negative reviews: Stop rating how you WANTED the keyboard, rate it for what it is. It is a fantastic keyboard. Does its job well.
Pros: Where to begin? I've cycled these through two builds
[P55 build, i7 860] and [x58, i7 930].
Running 2 cards in sli. Highest clocks I've got are 875/1750/2000. which are better than stock gtx 470s
So really my machines (according to countless reviews) are better than slightly OCed gtx 470s, while drawing under 550w total system power draw, a hell of a lot less noisy and cost less than a single 580.
Infact, not only did I do better than a 480, I do better than a 580, 5970 and gtx 470 sli. Talk about value! These cards are beasts, and getting 52fps on crysis (1920 x 1080, 2x AA, Very High everything) is a satisfying feeling. These cards aren't worth it anymore, I'd personally jump aboard the 6850 or 6950 (shader unlock) 2gb, If i were to start again, but at the time, these were amazing, and still are. Did I mention, they perform great in nvidia surround?
Cons: weren't free
wish they looked cooler
wish their memory width was 384 and started out with 2gb vram.
oh well you can't have it all for under $200 now can ya
Other Thoughts: Great cards.
Metro 2033 at max with DoF off at 1680 x 1050 gets 60fps on these, (Granted the cards were 925mhz and with a core i7 950 @ 4.5ghz thats still amazing)