Joined on 10/24/03
Asrock & Roll then Crash Part II
Pros: I received the replacement board, tore down my machine again, and installed it with high hopes.
Cons: It will not boot into Windows 7 64bit. I formatted the SSD drive and tried re-installing the OS but ran into an error and the installation aborted. I tried installing the OS on a WD Raptor 150 HDD but the mouse and keyboard wouldn't work.
Overall Review: I removed the board put back in my Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. I had to reinstall Windows 7 on my OCZ 100GB SSD and was shocked by how fast the installation went as opposed to the attempt on the Asrock board.
Wild and wonderful
Pros: Set up as XMP on my Asus ROG Maximus IX Code and they are running at 3000 MHz with the timings of 15 17 17 17 35. ASUS Aura recognized them and controls the LEDs without a problem.
Cons: I have a NZXT X52 AIO cooler and the first RAM slot is tight but fits.
Overall Review: Bought two sets and they play very nice with my i7-7700K.
Pros: Very fast, quiet, and good looking. I replaced two 980s and except for synthetic benchmarks the card seems to make games and VR better looking and smoother.
Cons: Every generation seems to go up a hundred bucks.
Overall Review: i7 4930k on Asus X79 Deluxe 32gb 2400MHz RAM Samsung 256 and 512gb 950 Pro m.2 SSDs 64bit Windows 10 Oculus Rift
Full speed ahead
Pros: Used it to install a Samsung 950 Pro on an Asus X79 Pro. I am getting reads and writes that exceed the specs. It only took 8 minutes to clone and migrate Windows 10 from a Plextor PCIe card using the Samsung tool. Make sure you install the Samsung NVMe driver before migrating data.
Needed for RGB madness
My Asus ROG Maximus IX Code motherboard only has one internal USB header but I need three for my NZXT Kraken X52, Thermaltake RGB power supply, and the front panel header. The NZXT USB hub was inexpensive, delivered fast, and works great.