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ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ 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

1 out of 5 eggs Board failed within three months 04/19/2016

This review is from: ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It looks cool and has a lot of great features. Three M.2 ports is awesome. The front panel usb-c is a nice addition as well.

Cons: Not reliable. Gave me tons of trouble and finally just quit altogether. I had a i5 6600k in it that failed. Intel shipped me a new one and then the board failed. I am starting to think maybe the board fried the CPU and then fried itself. Majorly disappointing as I really liked the features and aesthetics of these asrock boards (also have an asrock x99 professional) but they just haven't been reliable. Also one of the advertised features for this board was "Sky OC" which could be used to overclock non K procesors. They went ahead and removed that feature in a BIOS update.Ho apologies, no nothin' just "oh hey we're removing this feature that you may have bought this board for in the first place" Hmm... Suspicious.

Other Thoughts: RMA process could have gone more smoothly and they make you pay to ship their broken board back to them. So I have to buy more thermal paste to mount my cpu on the replacement board as well as pay for one way shipping to asrock. I'll buy a different brand next build.

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Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Worked imperfectly for two months and then died. 03/11/2016

This review is from: Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

Pros: Most people will get a good processor and not have issues with it. This processor is a great deal for a mid-range gaming pc.

Cons: In my particular case the cpu died after two months and I had to get intel to replace it. Boy was that a hassle and they made me pay shipping to get it back to them. I got the CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT over and over again and was no longer able to boot windows. Tried reinstalling windows on a different drive bla, bla ,bla no luck. It was for sure a cpu gone bad. An hour or so on the phone with intel and then one week after I shipped the bad part to them I get the replacement 6600k and low and behold my new pc works again. Thanks for nothin' intel :(

Other Thoughts: Maybe I shouldn't be so hard on them. Any company is gonna have a failed part here and there right? But it really was a pain convincing them that it was their fault and that the warranty stands. Then they make ME pay to ship their failed part back to them??? Ick. Maybe they figure they're Intel and they've got no competition (aside from amd ha!) so they can treat customers at a sub-standard level even though companies like evga, Be Quiet! (who has amazing customer service btw) and corsair would have sent me a prepaid label. Frustrating.

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Zelotes Professional Up to 5500 DPI 7 Button 500Hz LED Optical USB Wired Gaming Mouse Mice Support Surface for Gamer
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The first impression that this mouse gives is that it feels a little cheap. But heck it was cheap. I think I paid less than $15 for this thing on sale. It doesn't feel flimsy really just very light. I think it will hold up well. It is comfortable and think maybe that's just because it happens to be just about the right size for me. I have maybe slightly larger than average hands for a male. Also the left and right click buttons are concave which feels nice to me. I am actually giving my newish Logitech MX Master to my wife so I can use this. If I'm switching a premium mouse out for this that should tell you how much I like it. I guess I do like the LED light. It sorta fades in and out a different color every five seconds or so. Total of 7 buttons with the scroll wheel.

Cons: If you look really closely at the mouse you can tell it's not the highest quality build but it's not horrible either. Feels hollow on the inside like it's got no guts. Also the cord while it is braided in black and blue is a little thinner than you normally see for a braided cord. The mouse did of course work right when I plugged it in and windows 10 went to work right away detecting exactly what mouse this is and started installing a driver but the driver installation got hung up so I cancelled it. The button to the left of the left click button is double click (apparently by default in Win 10) which is just how I want it but the two buttons in the thumb position do nothing from what I can tell. I'll try to get the driver and make these buttons left and right scroll. Anyone had any luck with this? Maybe the manufacturer could give a link as windows can't find it and the little folded up piece of paper it comes with makes no mention of a driver.

Other Thoughts: I don't see any screws on the underside of the mouse, otherwise I'd just take the thing apart and glue some lead or better yet tungsten weights (fishing sinkers) down to add some weight. I think if I attempted to crack it open I might ruin it.

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Display Name: DAVID C.

Date Joined: 11/17/08

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 11/23/09
  • Last Review: 04/19/16
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