Date Joined: 01/26/16
Pros: -Looks pretty good
Cons: -PCI ports sort of sag with heavy GPU (Don't they all?)
Overall Review: Note- the code A0 on the debug LED does NOT indicate an error with this board, but rather that the Bios has passed over to the hard drive (i.e., probably windows).
Pros: - Amazing picture, lighting, features, specs
- Sturdy design and mounting
- Low 'dead pixel' rate in production
Cons: Sometimes switching between from HDMI to DisplayPort (but not back) will put monitor to sleep unless you unplug and plug DP back in. Not really a big issue, but I sometimes plug my Nintendo Switch into this while running data on computer and need to unplug cord and plug back in when going back to DP (which is my PC). Really, that is a small nitpick.
Pros: - A competent and cool i5
- Stock cooler included and sufficient
Cons: - Not as powerful as an i7, obviously
Pros: -Was super powerful in its day and still competes at 1080p
-Cools well, for a 980 Ti, but...
Cons: ...980 Ti's run hot
-Can't keep up with 2019 1440p
Pros: Used it for 4 years in first build, still using it in 2nd build!
Cons: None to speak of!
Pros: This RAM is fast and stylish, what else do you want?
Pros: Great speeds, decent cooling, excellent price
Cons: CPU temp fluctuates wildly and somewhat erratically
Pros: - Great 1440p performance
- Great cooling too; running in mid 60s during 1440p gaming everything on max in lots of modern games
Cons: - Not the most stylish
- Very heavy; needed to buy an 'Uphere' brace to hold it up on the far end and prevent mild sagging in motherboard.
Pros: - Nice black design
- Strong PCI Slot for massive GPU
- Subdued RGB
- Great Bios
- Decent build-in wifi
Cons: - Not sure if I am getting the reading right, but CPUID says TMPIN7 is often very high (70-80) degrees, while the rest of the parts are cool in the 50's, even the overall Motherboard heat rating.
Pros: - Runs at advertised speed with the proper profile (easy to select in BIOS)
- GSkill has reliable RAM and warranty
- RGB is actually pretty cool
Cons: - the RGB section feels pretty flimsy next to the sturdy other parts