Date Joined: 09/12/07
Pros: Zero flaws - just an excellent monitor with good connectivity. And of course it arrived faster than fast from NewEgg...it's like they shipped it before I ordered it! Amazing.
Pros: I've used ASUS for many years, this is much better than their prior boards...the new bios model, the build quality, the features...outstanding.
I've had it running for a couple days now, zero issues, booted right up, very fast. Core i5, 8gb 1333 ram, 10k rpm drive, Nvidia 250gtx.
Am running RealVNC Server on it and remoting into it from my laptop, zero issues, like sitting at the console.
Pros: I've built dozens of systems over the years, and this is a superb case, especially for the money. You can spend $300-500 on a case and get essentially the same quality and features as this one.
The fans are nearly silent, the power supply on the bottom is still fully vented and I can tell no difference if lift the case or have it on the floor, so the psu fan clearly isn't working extra. I have a good psu (the Corsair 750), and maybe that makes the difference.
Ton's of room, space for the largest air cooled cpu cooler, very solid construction, plenty of front panel connectors.
Pros: I'm using the CoolerMaster HAF932 case with a standard ATX MB, it fits perfectly with no interference issues anywhere, can get to everything on the MB easily.
The cooler came with TWO pairs of identical mounts for a Core i5/i7, so just in case you broke one, you'd be able to replace it and try again.
On the install, just read the directions, they make a note of mentioning tilting the mount pins (important) and ensuring that the pins are in the correct unlocked position. I experimented with them a bit before starting the install to make sure I understood how they behaved, then started the install. It took about 3 minutes, and it does require significant force to get a final "click" on each pin. If you don't get that click, it likely won't be properly secured and then the thermal transfer will be compromised, leading to poor temp readings.
This is a class A product all the way. It is also essentially silent with normal loads.
Pros: This is really an outstanding design, massively engineered, looks amazing, and if ordering late at night for a Core i5 notice that it is only compatible with the Core i7, not the i5. My bad, have to return it, but if you have an i7, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Pros: While this isn't a "photo grade" monitor, for normal business and video/gaming use, it is an amazingly good value. Product quality is very good, all cables are included. I like it so much, I bought a second one for work so that I always have that enormous real estate.