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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Aesthetics is a 10/10
Overclocking potential is a 10/10
Runs smooth and hasn't given me any problems.

Cons: The motherboard LEDS could use a little work. The way they have it you can tell where each individual led is. It's not solid on some colors. it looks fine with dark red. But if you're trying for white. Yeesh it's not a pretty sight lol.. which is disappointing because I was going for a blackout build with white led accents. Dominator platinums led bar, corsair h100i light up logo, case leds, etc. all white led. The white on the Formula is terrible. so I just turned off the leds on the board completely. (Sort of defeats one of the main selling points of the board right?) haha.. Anyways I find myself switching between colors depending on my mood. thanks to my monochrome components I can have whatever color build I want! So it all works out. That is my only gripe. WHYYYY WHITE LEDS WHYYYY!?

Other Thoughts: All in all its a very well built and high quality board. Definitely worth its $400 price tag. Although I struggled pushing that "confirm order" button... lol I've never spent $400 on a motherboard..! Did I need this particular motherboard? Do I use it to its full potential? Honestly, NO! But was it worth it? Why don't you ask all the people that drool over it when they see it. LOL!

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NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit Smart Home Router w/ Arlo Wire-Free Security Camera Support
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The set up was VERY easy. Literally plugged it in and BOOM! Connected to the internet. Just changed admin passwords and set a new password for the Wi-Fi, as one should do when getting a new router. Updated to the latest firmware and had no problems. I don't know how some are having such difficulties. I guess I was lucky? But like I said the setup was easy. The QoS Downstream and Upstream is AMAZING! My 1080p videos load as fast as my 360p ones did.

This thing looks so sexy! Yeah I'm a nerd, I'm into my electronics being aesthetically pleasing!! Bummer the SB6141 modem it came with had to be white but what ever it still looks sick!

Cons: The Size? But I mean... It looks bad a**! Like a Nighthawk should :) It seriously is beautiful!! I just turned this section into another "Pros" haha..

Other Thoughts: I'm currently on a 25mbps Down speed internet plan under Comcast and I'm getting these amazing results! Everything is so much more smooth. (Not sure if it's because I upgraded my modem at the same time I upgraded this router.) I took advantage of the Motorola SB6141 bundle deal. Comcast got my Modem registered and working with no issues. I thought it was going to be a pain in the a**. But no, they got my modem set up within minutes and told me about their Extreme 105 (their highest internet bundle) which I will be upgrading to shortly to take advantage of having this high end router and modem! A small increase in my overall Comcast bill will be so worth it!

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Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - The Blue LEDs are perfect
- Very good air flow
- It's super quiet but.... (read CONs)

Cons: - Screws were a bit hard to screw in but I got them in with a little bit of pressure
- Okay now these fans are extremely quiet yes, all you can hear is the airflow unless you like put your ear an inch away from the fan you'll hear... wait no all you'll hear is the air. The problem though is that if you put this up against any mesh grill on your case it will make a really loud noise. The fan itself isn't making the noise but I'm guessing for whatever reason when placed into the back of my case or against any mesh (which is attached to a radiator) it made this really loud sound. But after swapping around the radiator and the fan. (radiator against the grill and fan on the inside of the case) the noise disappeared. I'm sorry I'm terrible at explaining things LOL you'll know what I mean when you put it in.

Other Thoughts: I am not docking an egg because of that one con simply because I compromised and fixed the problem and still got the results I was looking for. REMEMBER the fans are virtually silent. All you hear is the air. And the air flow is great. That's all you can ask for in a fan. I purchased 2 of these and both of them are in my case but away from the mesh on my case.

I have 1 like i said sitting on the other side of my radiator and 1 sitting on top of my PSU blowing air up into my GPU. I didn't even screw in the 2nd one I just put foam paddings on the corner of the fan and plopped it on top of the PSU it works wonders lol

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Brandon N.'s Profile

Display Name: Brandon N.

Date Joined: 03/13/14

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 04/03/14
  • Last Review: 03/21/16
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