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Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Multi tasking workhorse, great upgrade for content creation,

Cons: not much of an over clocker, not really great for gaming YET, once DX12 comes around along with better multi core support on PC games, this CPU *should* get a huge boost.

more expensive then it really should be imho

Other Thoughts: Runs relatively cool, OC as a daily driver at 4.2 Ghz water cooled, can run at 4.5 Ghz but i prefer lower temps right now, and it eats anything you throw at it even at 4.2

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ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is a another great quality board from Asus, they are asking a pretty high premium though. Lots of Bells and whistles, lots of tools to make an overclockers job easier.

Cons: I blame this more on the chipset being so new, rather than asus, because this is affecting other x99 boards as well.

Dedicated soundcards, atleast PciE are having issues on this board. I have an Asus Xonar Essence STX, great soundcard, and it would not work on this chipset!

After some searching I found that after placing the PC in Sleep-mode, once its awakened the SoundCard is functional again. This appears to be only affecting people who have a single graphics card and a PciE soundcard.

Other Thoughts: I home the issues with the soundcards gets addressed soon, although many people have been having the same issues, Asus reports they have not been able to duplicate the problem.

Corsair AX1200 PSU
5960X /GSkill 3000 DDR4 / ASUS 290X / Xonar Essence STX
Custome Water Cooled

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ASUS R9290X-G-4GD5 Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Bundled with BF4 coupon and door hanger
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Just to follow up on my previous review, cards that use Hynix memory have more potential for OC, probably not all Asus 290X cards have Hynix, but I can verify at least some do. I have Hynix H5GQ2H24AFR.

This really only matters to those who plan to OC their 290X cards heavily, especially those on waterblocks

Cons: I have non at all, I'm lovin this beast

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Abel G.'s Profile

Display Name: Abel G.

Date Joined: 04/23/07

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 04/03/08
  • Last Review: 03/15/15
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