Date Joined: 07/03/05
-Loads of fan headers
-Good variety of rear connectivity
Cons: -Sluggish BIOS
-Only get's the 1800x to 3.8Ghz
-Gets the 3200mhz memory to 2666mhz
Overall Review: I wish manufactures of matx AM4 motherboards put more effort into them. It's clear the matx market was an afterthought. I have been using Intel chips since core2duo, so I was hesitant to switch back to AMD but I needed horse power to work with 4k footage. My rig was over $2,300 and would have gladly paid more for a better board, but this one looked the most promising at the time with the form factor I reqquired. Perfectly willing to pay $200+ for a motherboard that runs everything as it should.
I'm running the most current BIOS, as of mid-July 2017, and I still cannot get my chips to meet their OC/Spec potential. I plan on keeping an eye out for better boards in the coming years to replace this one. This is just getting the job done, for now.
Pros: Top-of-the-line GFX
Affordable (I paid $690) for i
Cons: HOOOOT! Playing games at 1440p with ultra settings this thing got up to 85 degrees!
Overall Review: Spend more on a card that is better at cooling. I don't mind the noise, but the temps were dangerous! I would have returned it but newegg had a no-return policy on it when I purchased.
I ended up buying NZXT's G12 and Corsair's H50 to add liquid cooling to it, which dropped the temps almost in half. So, in the end, I ended up sinking $100 more (after shipping and taxes) just to cool the card.
Pros: -Slick Design
Cons: None So Far
Overall Review: I would consider myself a casual gamer, only playing 2-3 titles (Battlefront, Doom & Starcraft II) but when I buy hardware I want it to last 5 years. I went from a 4870 X2, 560ti, 670 4gb, 970 SLI to this card...I love it! I paid more for the 670 and only used it for 2 years, blah! When I switched to 1440p 144hz My single 970 was getting me 60fps, most of the time. I had to lose SLI because my MicroATX setup was overheating. I was lucky that the timing of this release was perfect for me and it is worth every penny. now I'm getting 100fps in Battlefront and 80 in DOOM with all settings ULTRA.
A 1080 would be great, but not worth that much extra $$$ This card will follow me into my next machine for sure!
Pros: Fits Great in my M-ATX case
Price for Performance is fantastic
Improvement over my 670
Cons: I'm gaming at 1440p so the FPS could be better, but I only play SC2 and Hero of the Storm and I have no issues.
Overall Review: I had purchased a 980 and it was a lemon and was very expensive. This is $200 less and I get nearly the same performance. I really love the fact it looks great in my M-ATX setup. This will carry me into the next generation easy, might even get a second for SLI!
Pros: -Sexy looking
-Open Box price was helpful savings
-Performance was good
Cons: -LOUD FAN!
-Less that helpful customer service from ASUS
-Have returned for a refund
Overall Review: I purchased the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q monitor and needed a upgrade from my ASUS GTX 670 4gb, or so I thought. This card sounded like a jet engine once I loaded up SC2. Once the game was in progress the fans would be erratic and the card would spike up to 75 degrees without even being in a match. Adjusting the cards settings using the GPU tweak software did nothing.
ASUS chat support simply said to return it. I have an ASUS mobo, pci-e SSD, monitor on top of my video card and have gotten great support over the years. I was surprised all I got was a simple "return to vender" reply and not actually troubleshooting.
I am a very casual gamer, so when I decided to spend a little money on hardware that I thought could last a few years this would be a good purchase. Going to hang on to my 670 for another year until the next Gen comes out and try again.
Pros: I went from a Full ATX Case to this one. LOVE IT! I planned on doing many LAN parties and taking this to work on a regular basis and the handle is sturdier than I expected.
Good Air Flow
Cons: Cramped. Just like every other review, cable management is a creative challenge. I have a modular power supply but it was still crazy.
Overall Review: I would recommend this to anyone looking for a slick, light mATX case
Pros: Fast, enough said
Overall Review: I really don't notice a performance difference from the 920 (my last CPU) in gaming. CPUs have come a long way and this one should last for years and handle anything. I also edit HD videos, that should stretch it more than gaming.
Pros: Compact Powerhouse
Simply overclocking, fancy BIOS, very sexy looking.
Cons: Many of the *Auto* functions did not come through. My GTX 670 only showed up as a PCIe v.1.0. I had to manually set it to 3.0
Overall Review: I had the Rampage II Extreme for over 5 years, I knew I was going to buy this and I am not disappointed.
Pros: Newegg has great sales with these drives and I could not pass it up. I was on a budget for a new system and these fit the bill.
I had a PCI-e SSD from OCZ in my previous machine so I trusted the brand.
Cons: Bought two, one died after a week. I lived with just the one till the replacement came. Now my RAID 0 seems very stable.
Overall Review: I hope these last a long time. I bought these because they were cheap, but if they cannot last the years I need them to I will go with a different brand.
Pros: I used to believe that wireless was the way to go, the one feels much more comfortable and saves me on batteries.
Pros: Keeps my 92mm liquid CPU system even cooler