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Andrew S.

Andrew S.

Joined on 03/03/05

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome Mobo (beware of the WiFi connectors though..)

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Intel USB 3.1 USB 3.0 U.2 Extended ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Intel USB 3.1 USB 3.0 U.2 Extended ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard

Pros: This is a top of the line board, and so far I love it. The WiFi came in very handing as I was putting this together on my dining room table. I used the AI Suite III's 5-way Optimization to OC the board the first time, and with my Thermaltake 360 water cooler I got 4.8ghz on the first try. This was just a quick 'test' overclock though. Windows crashed with a blue screen saying 'Registry Error' about an hour later. So, I removed the OCing. But I think the crash was due to an error that I saw in my Device Manager with a USB driver, which said it had a Registry Problem. So, I am hopeful to try an achieve that again after I fix that..

Cons: My only big problem with this board is with the WiFi Receiver. It has these itty-bitty, teeny-tiny gold plugs that are impossible to plug into the back of the mobo without using a pliers. Plugging them in while building this on my dining room table was not too hard, since I had easy access directly to the back of the mobo. But it took enormous pressure to get them to snap in. Now that I've had this all built, hard wired to the net, and at my desk for a week, I decided to unplug the WiFi receiver and store it away. Again, the connectors were very difficult to unplug. Impossible is more accurate. Using a pliers again, I pulled and pulled. I twisted while pulling. I wiggled back and forth while pulling. Finally the first one popped out. But the other two connectors did not come out. The wires pulled out, and the gold connectors are still in the board. I'm hoping for a replacement with the 30 day warranty at Newegg, because Asus said they do not warranty their accessories.

Overall Review: I like this board, and hope I get a new wifi receiver. I will pull those other connectors out the next time I take my pc out from my desk to work on it so that I have good access for leverage to the back.

11/25/2015
Most Critical Review

A WASTE of manufacturing resources...

CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans
CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans

Pros: They blow air.

Cons: I bought a triple pair 6gb set that came with this fan. It made so much noise I could not believe it! So, I sent them back as defective. Corsair sent me a fan in a new 'box' that made just as much dam noise as the first ones! They actually screech like they are being torchured for the first 2-3 minutes of booting up. Then they quiet down to a rumbling howl for the rest of they day. They are the noisiest things actually in my entire house. I cannot believe it took me this long to decided to buy some other fan to replace them and post this.

Overall Review: These suck to high heaven!

Works well for the price.

ADATA 16GB Class 6 Micro SDHC Flash Card with SD adaptor Model AUSDH16GCL6-RA1
ADATA 16GB Class 6 Micro SDHC Flash Card with SD adaptor Model AUSDH16GCL6-RA1

Pros: Fast, and works well.

Cons: Flaked out and became unreadable two times. But formatting and reloading and it's been working fine for over a month now.

Overall Review: I purchased this SDCard for my Droid Incredible. Its seems like a good card, but I have only had it for about 1.5 months. The first two weeks that I had it, it became unreadable by my Droid two times, so I had to format it and reload all my music, ect.. But it has been working fine for the past month. Fingers crossed.... I'm happy now. I won't be if it craps out for good...