Date Joined: 01/22/04
Cons: RMA process very slow. Here I am five weeks later, and all I have is several thousand dollars worth of useless parts. Customer service just keeps kicking the can down the road!
Received replacement board. Almost immediately after rebuild the 1 GB Intel port failed. Seven months later the Realtek 2.5 GB port failed. Received the typical "replace cables" support, and then offered another RMA. Wireless port is working, so I have a working machine. I purchased this to work with the computer, not to build it over and over again.
Overall Review: Part did not work. Waiting a long tome for replacement.
My first ASRock board (Z170) has worked flawlessly. My second (X299) required an RMA for bad memory channels. I am now faced with the choice of another rebuild or work with a hobbled machine.
Pros: Display is gorgeous. Plenty of screen real estate. Build quality is excellent. Can run Linux VMs at 2560 x 1600 in a window with plenty of room left over. No Styrofoam in packaging.
Cons: Unit was touchy at first. I had to boot and restart to get a full screen using MST for 60 Hz. Turned sleep mode off. With latest drivers it is working well.
Overall Review: My config:
Titan video card
Win 8.1 Update
337.61 Hotfix driver.
Understood from experience that buying cutting edge tech can cause headaches. It was thus with this monitor. But such equipment has its rewards as well; in my case plenty of viewing area. Problems are fixed now. This is not a monitor for gaming. Unigine demos run at a crawl. But if screen space and color accuracy are what you seek, this is a fine display.
Pros: Price, Capability, Cores, Speed
Temps reasonable; 58C loaded, 34C idle.
Significant improvement over FX-51 at one third the price!!
Cons: Hard to get. I was apparently lucky.
Overall Review: Works very well. Quite capable for price. Applied mild overclock (4 GHz) easily.
My setup: FX-8150, Sabertooth 990FX,
16 GB GSkill 14900/GBSR, 128 GB Plextor M2P
Win 7, Seasonic X750, Solo II, Noctua NH-D14
Fine performance and no earplugs required. Insert memory before installing heatsink. Passed Unigine Heaven and Prime95 tests.