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Pros: Really good sound for gaming and music. Clear non-distorted audio and accuracy.
Great build quality and very comfortable ear cups.
2 year warranty is nice and the color is pretty cool.
The microphone does a pretty good job in terms of voice clarity and reducing background noise such as, PC fans, people talking and other silly stuff in the back ground.
Mic mute and volume controls are on headset and not on the cable.
The headset comes with a case for traveling.
Cons: Volume control does not let me mute my headset. The wheel adjusts from 40%to100% volume.
Cable is not detachable.
Other Thoughts: I wish this headset had more features such as sound presets. Luckily this can be done on the PC via software, but would have been nice to see it incorporated into this headset. I owned a Turtle Beach PX5, which had 8 audio presets that could be changed with the push of a button on the go. Not really a big deal, but just a thought.
I also wish Sennheiser sold replacement ear cups. I would like to try the cloth style cups on this headset.
Pros: This is a great board, big upgrade from my old Gigabyte X79 UP4. I couldn't overclock past 4300mhz with my old board, I can do 46 on this one, but the bios still needs to mature which leads me into mentioning that this board was built from the ground up. It is not a Ramaga 4 extreme with modifications and black slots, this board is different and optimized for the newer Ivy Bridge E processors.
I like the bells and whistles that come with this board even If I don't use most of them. AC wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, Supreme FX, OC panel, 6 sata3 6gb ports, and glowing ROG logo.
It handles my 2400 G.Skill TridentX kit, 9 11 11 31 kit with xmp with no trouble at all. My best overclock on my 4930K is 4600mhz and I get some really good benchmark scores.
Comes with Assassins Creed
Cons: Bios could use some improvements. Some common settinds can make the oc unstable if tweaked. But, again this is to be expected as the board is not a modified RIVE.
Asus and Newegg both didn't care too much about packaging. My newegg box arrived beat up and with minimal padding. The Rampage box had a hude corner dent and the box wasn't able to close properly. NO SEAL, or anything to ensure the box wasn't previously opened. Just a sloppy presentation for a 500 dollar board.
Other Thoughts: Again this board is not a Modified Rampage 4 Extreme, but I also wouldn't say this board is better than the original RIVE. If you have a Sandy Bridge E cpu and wan't to upgrade because of the cool looks, here are some points to consider. CPU overclocking is not any better on the Black Edition, they OC the same. The memory Controller is much better, but not worth the money to upgrade. Most features can be added to the RIVE to match and even beat the Black Edition such as a usb wifi AC adapter, Dedicated sound card etc. Lastly if you want to upgrade from a RIVE just because the board looks great, note that you will hardly see the board once you install your components. That being said if you don't own a RIVE and want the best x79 board, this is the one to get.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works at rated speed right out of the box. Removable heatsink tops. I really like that since I didn't want to use the standard red and didn't want to take them off. I sandblasted the paint and now match my build theme perfectly. Can't say much about durability since I've only had them for a few days, but they feel solid. Finally I wanna say that price is unbeatable from other 2400 kits with 9 11 11 31 timings. I'm really happy with the price.
Comes with optional cooler. In my opinion, keep that cooler and make it less expensive.
Cons: Ugly Trident X Stickers. Color options. Reason why I was gonna do some Dominator Platinums was because of its stunning looks when matched with high end hardware. I suggest more color options or a more neutral color. To be fair, Red is an awesome color, but shouldn't be the only option. At this price, I'm not even gonna complain.
Other Thoughts: So far, I'm pretty happy. I have these on a Rampage IV Black Edition with a 4930K, I'm really happy to be running them at 2400mhz, right out of the box. Big jump from 1600mhz, even though I can only see the difference in benchmarks. Luckily I like running a lot of benchmarks to justify my upgrade.READ FULL REVIEW
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