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This review is from: Rockwell RK5100K SoniCrafter 20 Piece Kit
Pros: *High Quality Build, Top Notch Materials.
*Very sturdy feeling in the hands.
*Cuts into odd locations with ease, oscillates through like a hot knife through butter!
*Absolutely vital when doing interior and exterior house renovations, cuts work time by hours when added together.
Cons: *Included straight-blade may have the welds pop loose during use.
Other Thoughts: I have used this exact tool for the last 2 years, and have nothign bad to say about its high quality build. Rockwell has been a very trusty brand for me over the years. I was doing a tile renovation and had to cut into the door trim, absolute pain in a compact kitchen setup. This tool fixed that problem, 10 times over! Takes less then 10 seconds to get a straight cut line all the way through, just be sure there are no finishing nails in the wall you may knick into, it will dull the blade in seconds.
The build quality is amazing, as stated.. when you initially pick it up, it has the feel of a very expensive $250 unit. It is rock solid, a drop onto concrete floor will do nothing to it. The cord is of an acceptable length, but you typically will find yourself using an extension cord as-is the nature of powered tools.
Don't sell yourself short on a cheap brand.. get a Rockwell or like-brand, you can't go wrong!
Pros: Rock Solid, Stable, Easy Setup. Took less then 5 minutes from hitting power on at first boot; to hit a stable 1867MHz on my 16 gigs of G.Skill Sniper Memory, Running a Phenom x4 955 BE at 3.74GHz. Not a single burp in the entire system.. Set at 1.12 NB Voltage, and 1.55 DRAM Voltage @ 9-10-9-28 (Manufacturer specs). Ran computer for 12 hours on Prime and it cruised through without a stutter!
Coming from the original Crosshair, Crosshair II, and Crosshair III. Officially retired my Crosshair III as of last night, had no need of the newest Crosshair, as this motherboard had everything I needed, and nothing I didn't!
Enthusiast at heart, I am comfortable with diving into the heart of things and tweaking what I can, where I can for maximum performance; and this motherboard did the trick with flying colors!
Cons: I miss the vertical standing SATA ports of some of my old motherboards, only because having to plug into the side can be a bit of a pain. But the side plugins are the future of motherboards, because they can fit more in a local area. Will never ding an egg for that, as it is completely personal preference.
Other then that, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this board. Any motherboard or piece of hardware that boots up and purrs like a kitten deserves 5 eggs, many reviews below this knock an egg for a matter of personal preference, or they couldn't get a stable overclock, or couldn't get a 16 gig ram setup working at full speed. Nay to those people! That isn't a review, its incompetence at not knowing how to review hardware!
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to ANYONE wanting a rock solid, and stable platform to build a new computer on. The UEFI Bios makes things a bit easier for the hardware newbies, while providing a bit more leverage on being able to use a mouse for us hardware canucks. It has a clean, professional look... very sturdy, the weight of the motherboard itself is nearly +50% more then the old Crosshair III I pulled out to replace.
Pair this motherboard with a new FX chip, or a x4/x6 Phenom, and you will be in steady hands until the next new gadget comes out to upgrade to!
Pros: These blow all other fans out of the water, and I am not fluffing that fact up!
*NO Noise! The only noise you will hear is the air being pushed past your intake/exhaust vents, to rectify this - remove the metal slats with a dremel or something likewise.
*Static Pressure - these have amazing pushing power, dont think twice about using these for a water cooling setup, they are FANTASTIC in this department!
*Looks - They may look slightly gimmicky, but its all quality - and they make a case look great. No fancy glowing lights (thank gosh!), and they are of the utmost design and quality.
Cons: Zero, None, Zilch.
Other Thoughts: I jsut installed 6 of these into my case today, replaced some stock fans out of the Cooler Master Storm Scout case. They had a few 140's and some 120's.. Currently running a positive pressure case (Meaning, air is constantly pushed out through all vents, reducing dust and buildup). These case fans are absolutely fantastic, I dont have a fan controller so they are running at a constant 100%, and they make less noise then the stock fans that came with this case, while pushing EASILY twice the amount of air!
Dropped temp's all across the board, everything from the GPU to CPU and Memory, NB/SB, its just an amazing change.
I highly recommend these, dont even look at the Typhoon's - those are a gimmicky loud fan that dont operate and perform NEAR to the quality that these do!