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ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Setup was easy. The manual is well written and I did not come across any broken English common in MOBO manuals. The UEFI BIOS menu is easy to work with and has many automated overclocking options you can enable at any time. I would even suggest this board for a first time builder as everything in the bios is written in a way that explains what you are changing and the effects of the change. Also none of the jumpers are set to stupid default values, the mobo is about as plug and play as you can get.

Cons: The software that is provided with the board (AI Suite 3, Fan Xpert 2 and Network iControl) are a bit clunky. Not in the way that they are recourse hogs or anything but rather the interfaces are busy, way too many options with not much of an explanation of exactly what you are changing. The only one I have kept on the system is AI Suite 3 as the system monitoring tools are nice to have. I would normally use a combination of some of the many freeware apps to achieve the same functionality however having everything in one application is easy. Trying to learn to love the app however it would have been awesome if the app were more lovable from the start.

Other Thoughts: I have been avoiding "gaming MOBOs" sense around 2007. I have found that most of the "features" these companies cram onto the chipsets are not very useful and only make for a more unstable machine. I had some particularly bad experiences with ASUS around 2007 that drove me away from gaming boards altogether. I have however been reading so many good things about the Asus 787 line that I decided to give them a try again. I am happy to report that I do not regret my decision, setup was quick and easy and no issues so far. I have only had this for a week however so time will tell.

System info

CPU - i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA
GPU - EVGA 770 4GB SC edition
Ram - 8gb
SSD - 250 GB samsung
HDD - 1 TB and 2 500gb 7200 RPM SATA drives

Running-BF4, Titan fall beta, Crisis 3 all maxed out at 60+ frames per second. 1 monitor 1920X1080 resolution.

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LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It works! For about 2 years..

Cons: This is my third light on drive in about 6 years. These have about a 2 year life span. I rarely use my CD drive these days (who does?) but I buy light on for the price. I also don't expect much more given the price point. Cheep and works great until it doesn't.

Other Thoughts: I don't have much experience with more expensive/faster drives as I have failed to see the need for one. If you are looking for something to do fast/extensive data writing/reading I imagine you would be looking somewhere else.

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Brand New white Color 85W AC Power Adapter Charger Made for Apple MacBook Pro (A1222 A1290 A1172 A1343) 15 & 17 Inch Series Laptops
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It works and it's not unreasonably expensive like most mac chargers. Also all mac brand connectors work, like the longer cable add-on that comes with the mac chargers.

Cons: It's slightly larger than the mac brand charger but works all the same. The price more than makes up for this however.

Other Thoughts: Got it to replace a charger for my Girlfriends Mac Book Pro that had a damaged charging cable. The covering had worn off in a few spots on the portion of the charger that connects to the laptop and it was stating to have issues.

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Display Name: Blake B.

Date Joined: 11/21/12

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 01/14/13
  • Last Review: 02/24/14
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