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Pros: XMP profile for 2400mhz worked right off the bat. Running in Asus Maximus VII Hero.
The black steel heatsinks look dead sexy. I was considering getting the Gskill Trident X to match my red theme, but I am so glad I got these instead. These look much better than they appear in the picture. They are like black metal, not metal painted black, so they still have a very metallic look to them kind of like a gun or something. They are just really sweet looking.
Get these, they are cheaper than the GSkill with the same timings and look better in my opinion. The sticker faces toward the back so you likely won't see it.
Cons: They should have used a black sticker but it faces towards the back so no big deal.
Other Thoughts: I like, like a lot.READ FULL REVIEW
Push insane amount of air.
Cons: LOUD LOUD. Think of the loudest fan you have ever owned. Maybe a Delta server fan or something. This is probably 2 to 3 times as loud as that. Its about on par with a blow dryer though not quite as loud as a vacuum cleaner. Using PWM and turning the fan down to 8% lowers the volume to Delta fan level, but also make the fan make a lot of really weird electrical PWM sounds. It buzzes and revs up and down constantly. Also there are other noises beyond just the whooshing of air. The bearings make a rubbing clicking sound. Two of the three fans I purchased had this clicking sound. I exchanged them and the two new fans have this clicking sound as well. I am not even the silent type. I use cheap antec tri-cool fans on the medium setting (about 1600 RPM). These are just like next level noise, guaranteed to drive even the most hard of hearing users crazy. And if the sheer volume wasn't enough it has plenty of clicks and buzzes to help push you over the edge.
Other Thoughts: These are junk. They look good on paper but suck (not in a good way) IRL. They are seriously the worst fans ever created.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks nice. Good software fan control. Good BIOS overclocking tools.
Cons: This motherboard can not go to sleep. Second Asus motherboard with this problem. Had the Rampage II Extreme before this. Asus just doesn't know how make sleep states work. Google it, its an extremely common problem on Asus boards. Suggest you look at Asrock or Gigabyte. This board is seriously overpriced which would be okay but not being able to put your computer to sleep? Seriously its 2015.
Other Thoughts: Frustration station.READ FULL REVIEW