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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 4 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Seriously is it that hard to build? 10/01/2013

This review is from: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 4 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Ok... I had to come back on here after reading all the latest negative reviews regarding this mobo. I can't believe all the issues people seem to have. I've owned this board for almost two years now and it has ran flawless the whole time. I've never had an issue with memory, my memory (Corsair Dominator GT 2133MHz) has run at spec and over spec when I've overclocked up to 5GHz on my 3930K without a hiccup. All these recent negative reviews leave me to think that certain folks aren't that skilled at building computers. I use this mobo and 2x ASUS GTX 680s and everything has worked period. To the guy that claims EVGA is better...lol they have major BIOS issues all the time dating back to when I used their X58 mobos and they need good support because their products aren't that great. My ASUS GTX680s blow away anything they have in the 600 series just by design alone. However, this is about the ASUS RIVE, so we shall stay focused. This board rocks "in the right hands" and to those who claim differently resort to my quoted statement above.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This board is pure power and top-notch. The design and layout work great for 4x graphics setups or 2x triple slot setups. I had room after installing both my triple slot cards to still fit my PCIE sound card. RAID works like a charm, overclocking on this board is,. as good as, it gets and NO EVGA board can compete on this level so spare me the EVGA Fan Club membership form. Bottomline here future buyers is this.... if you KNOW what you're DOING and you want an awesome board to do it with then this is clearly the winner. If you DON'T know what you're doing and you need a motherboard that has dummy OC features then buy EVGA for sure. Also on a side note why would anyone buy a $400+ mobo and try to run cheap memory on it in the first place?

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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 4 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This review is for filthpig. The only idiot here is you! You're on here crying about ASUS not supplying a tri SLI bridge for triple slot card setup in 3 way sli when that bright idea you have WOULDN'T WORK for NEWER cards such as the ASUS DC2T GTX680s in the first place. Triple SLI bridges are solid bridges and there is no way those would fit on cards like the ASUS DC2T GTX680 since those cards have a side support bracket that goes across the SLI fingers in the front. So why would ASUS spend the time to make a bridge that only YOU could use. Nobody cares you have 3 Matrix GTX580s. You need those just to equal the same number of Cuda cores one of my GTX680s have. The SLI bridges supplied with this motherboard are for reference cards which is the standard bridges included on all SLI capable motherboards that support 3 way and 4 way SLI. As to your case cooling comment and your BIG 35c in temp WOW I'm so not impressed my ASUS DC2T GTX680s yes there are two run 24 and 26c idle which is way better then your temps so put that in your straw pipe and smoke it up scarecrow. ASUS has done nothing wrong. Your card choice is custom and while the RIVE can support the use of three triple slot cards it would be impossible to use a tri SLI bridge on cards like the DC2T GTX680s in the first place even if it existed. Perhaps if you had upgraded your video cards to newer tech you would've know this before making such a stupid comment.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: filthpig isn't so smart after all...

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Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I left a review for this SSD drive a few months back because it was an awesome drive, BUT almost six months later and guess what..... drive is completely DEAD! Now I'm not sure what could have happened, but I'm going to guess the firmware isn't compatible to Windows 8. So here's my story... I bought this drive back on June 13th, 2012. Installed it in my new rig and put Windows 7 on it...drive ran fine...no freezing, no BSOD, no nothing! Then last night I decided to upgrade my computer to Windows 8 Professional 64-bit. Installation went well and everything was looking up and up, that is right until the computer needed to reboot after installing Windows 8 and that's where everything fell apart. Soon as the computer tried to reboot I was getting a no boot drive found error. So figured I reboot again and this time I noticed that it was taking my core i7 3930K an awful long time to get to the BIOS screen. So I rebooted again and this time went into my BIOS and what did I find NO SSD showing under my SATA connections. Changed SATA cables, changed ports nada, drive was completely dead. Took the drive out and tried it in two other computers...same thing no detection of it in BIOS and each computer I plugged it into had a problem booting into BIOS. I called Corsair and explained to them what had happened and the best answer I got was the drive is dead you need to RMA the drive. Ok, so my perfectly running SSD drive which had NO PROBLEMS at all running under Windows 7 and which was only going on 6 months old just happened to die after installing Windows 8? I think not and I think this drive has an issue running Windows 8. Keep in mind I never updated firmware as it wasn't needed since my drive ran normal and up to spec. So Corsair why did my drive all the sudden just die right after installing Windows 8 Professional 64-bit??? I mean come on are you kidding me with that answer your support guy Jason gave me "it just died" I ran my computer all day under Windows 7 before upgrading and it never once displayed any issue with the drive. So how does a perfectly working drive all the sudden just up and die after upgrading Windows? This is the lamest excuse I've ever heard a support tech give to a customer. Do you honestly think I'm going to put another one of these drives in my machine and install Windows 8 on it just to watch it die too. I've got 2 1.5TB Seagate HDD over 3 years old and I had to install Windows 8 on one of them last night after this drive "died" and guess what here it is 24 hours later and it's still working and it's 3 years old.

Cons: Corsair said I could RMA the drive which means I'll probably get a second hand refurbished hunk of metal which will take a month to get and which I'll have to pay the shipping on.

Other Thoughts: Great drive for Windows 7, but be very careful if you decide to install Windows 8 on this drive. Mine died instantly after the install and Corsair's support was anything but supportive. I might RMA this drive, but you better believe it is going on Craigslist the minute it gets delivered. I think I'll move to Intel SSD this time because this is very, very sad to have happen to a drive that's only going on 6 months old.

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Date Joined: 05/08/09

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