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Erik S.

Erik S.

Joined on 11/17/11

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Most Favorable Review

Cool

Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)
Noctua NH-D15, Premium CPU Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans (Brown)

Pros: Keeps my i7 7700k cool as can be while OC to just under 5ghz. I can go a little higher temp wise but I think this is where I am at with the silicon lottery for stability. And I don't have to worry about flooding my case.

Cons: None, it works as expected.

Overall Review: I did replace the two fans with one NF-A14 iPPC-2000 PWM, which pushes a lot of air. It runs silent at normal load, cools better than the two fans at full load and is not noticeably louder. Looks better too. I used the two fans it came with as case fans so it all worked out for the money. My theory is the higher velocity air flow is more efficient and it seems to work.

Most Critical Review

Very Delicate

Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX, Premium Quiet Fan, 3-Pin (40x10mm, Brown)
Noctua NF-A4x10 FLX, Premium Quiet Fan, 3-Pin (40x10mm, Brown)

Pros: Don't know

Cons: When attempting to install I broke a blade. Very delicate too easy to brake.

Overall Review: I am unable to rate how quiet it is because it broke a blade before I could even use it. It can't have very good longevity if it is so delicate.

Solid Processor

Intel Core i7 7th Gen - Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor
Intel Core i7 7th Gen - Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor

Pros: Running 4.38 GHz to 5.08 GHz, 1.31v. with air cooling. Does not get much over 60 degrees while gaming.

Cons: Was not free.

Overall Review: i7 7700K on an Asus Tuf Z270 Mark1; I found this system to benefit from fast memory. Get the fastest you can afford.

Solid Performer

ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 1 LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard
ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 1 LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard

Pros: Great BIOS easy to update, easy set up, solid performance, good sound and it looks great. The i7 7700K easily clocked over 5Ghz and the G.Skill memory clocked higher then the XMP profile at 3432 Mhz. All is stable and cool.

Cons: One egg off because the software that comes with the motherboard does not really work very well. I left it all uninstalled. If Asus is going to offer software goodies with their motherboards then don't waist time and money with stuff that does not work right.

Overall Review: I am running with the latest updated basic drivers from the Asus web site and all is good.

Solid Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Desktop Memory Model F4-3400C16D-16GVK
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Desktop Memory Model F4-3400C16D-16GVK

Pros: Running solid at 3432 Mhz with timings at 18-18-18-38 and 1.353 v.

Cons: XMP profile did not work but with the performance I am getting I don't think it is a fault of the memory.

Overall Review: Asus Tuf Z270 Mark 1, i7 7700K clocked to 4.38 Ghz - 5.08Ghz. With this memory this system screams!!!

THE HARDWARE WORKS AS EXPECTED AND ADVERTISED

ASUS ROG Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING
ASUS ROG Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING

Pros: Plays all my games in 1080p at full settings.

Cons: 1 egg off because the software that comes with the video card does not function completely so I left it uninstalled. I found the same with the Asus motherboard software, just a lot of fluff that does not really do anything. My advice to Asus is, if your going to spend the time and money to have software come with the hardware you sale, then do it right. I feel I payed more for this product to get software that I don't use because it does not work.

Overall Review: I did have some issues with crashes and fluttering frame rates. After a lot of time troubleshooting thinking I had a bad GPU, I found it to be caused by Windows 10 apps updates. This card works with windows 10 even with latest updates and video drivers. Any issues are from apps updates, Microsoft and/or third party. I have not had time to identify which one it is yet. I turned off auto updates for apps and run basic AMD drivers and it works great.

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Arrived ahead of time

Shipped the next day and arrived before the stated day. The item was well packed.

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