Joined on 09/15/05
Pros: The first thing I would like to say about this thing is that it is "AWESOME", I know that It works and it works great.I got this one to replace a 700w thermaltake toughpower that was 2 years old (and still working BTW). everything it say's it does, it does well.
Cons: first one was DOA, contacted newegg and they took care of me. cudos newegg.So i guess thats not a con. if you get something from a store and it's no good than you return it for a replacement. you drive there and back. If you get it off the internet you should expect the same only longer, I have had a few things come in bad but i will never blame NE they always take care of it nomatter what the prob some times. I'm putting this in the cons becouse some persons need to understand sometimes things happen and there is nothing you can do about it, however with newegg in my experiance they are excellant at what they do.
Overall Review: I got this for a upgrade for my pc, I went from 1 asus 3870 512mb video cart to 2 sapphire 4890's (the 2 gig ones) and now I am going to transfer into my new rig that will be here today. current rig: asus rog maximus formula x38 se(with the watercooled N+Southbridge) 2x250 seagate sata 2x320 seagate sata the 2x sapphire 4890@2g each 8g coarsair dominator ram. asus sata dvd burner and a pioneer dvd burner in a coolermaster 830 case. my new build is going to be in in a couple hours asus rampageIIextreme w/rog oc controller intell x25ssd i7 920 coolermaster v10 and ocz 6gb tri channel with windows 7 all in a coolermaster haf 923 case. Life Is Good. I will add my respective thoughts on my new products as they prove themselvs (or not) but I cant blame NE for something beyond there control. Happy shopping at NE. And thank you newegg.
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Pros: I have had this ASUS Product for about 4 months now and I have nothing bad to report. I dont overclock (as of yet) and have had no problems at all. I buy the rog boards becouse of there reliability factor and have never been dissapointed. It boots and works. the software that is included was not used but instead I downloaded the newest from asus web site and works flawlessly. I also have the R.O.G. station to go with it and that works for built in control of the boards many many features. I use this board for gaming and video editing as well as many other fun things related to computers.
Cons: the video card slots are just too close together for me to run both my sapphire radion HD 4890 2g vapor-x cards I can only run one. as well the sound card that came with does not do justice, so it was replaced with a ASUS xonar D2X that had to be put on the lower PCI ex slot becouse nothing longer than the original creative card will fit. this kinda works out becouse the 4890 video card does not allow for a straight in fit for the audio card, they hit each other. I suggest that before getting this board plan and measure all your components first it is a great board and works exceptionally well.
Overall Review: In my humble opinion, If you like quality and relyability than this is a great board, some of the issues can be worked around with some research, as i have done, I will be adding 2 new 5870 2g asus video cards on the way, should fix the 2 card issue since the sapphire vapor-x cooling is the problem with fit (heat sinks on card are the real issue) other than this issue i moved the sound card to the very bottom PCI express slot and have the begining of a monster PC. Rampage II Extreme intel x25 ssd 80 gig 2x seagate 320 gig 1x samsung 1 terabyte drive 12 gigs ocz 1600cl core i7 920 (soon to be an i7 980x) thermaltake 1200watt ps coolermaster haf 932 rog controller asus optical drive (internal sata) asus Blu-Ray player (external) 1x 4890 sapphire 2 gig vapor-x video card (soon to be 2x 5870 asus 2gig ea with eyefinity @ 12 ports 6 each) will add monitors later right now I have an ASUS 25.5 and HP 22 in in dual set up. Logitech g15 Keyboard and logitech 19x mouse.