Date Joined: 08/04/04
Pros: ASUS wins again. Love their stuff. This replaced my old GTX 660 Ti (SLI x 2). Single GTX 1070 outperforms, rendering 4k videos and running Adobe Photoshop CC smoothly.
Uses less power than my old GPUs.
Nice outputs for several monitors, I have two HDMI cable outputs.
Cons: Export encoding media in Adobe CC surprisingly isn't much faster. I think it's probably more effected by CPU. Realtime rendering while working with media is definitely smoother.
Size is 1 inch longer than my old GPU, a little wider too. Wish it was more compact.
Overall Review: Not a gamer, but ran max settings on monster hunter with my i5 9600 no problem, looks amazing.
Pros: easy install, internal and external USB ports
Cons: drivers work 'ok' with windows 7, wonder if it would have been better recognized on a newer system.
Overall Review: Yes, overall I would recommend
Pros: Able to overclock my i7 from 3.4turbo3.8, to 4.4Ghz with temps only around 60'C while encoding in adobe premiere. Ambient temp is 27'C and CPU temp is 28'C at idle. Wow! That's crazy, it totally is at ambient temperature.
Cons: Just installed today - backplate takes a little fidgeting to get the screws to line up perfectly for my 1155 socket i7 2600. I I used the following fan which cut down noise about 30% I'd say:
COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan. I wish the silent mode was really silent, but it's not bad.
Overall Review: Take the time to watch a youtube video, the instructions are only so-so. I'd recommend the above fan to use with this as well.
Pros: 6xSATA connections
expandable with 6 PCI(ex) slots
good software and bios interface
USB3.0 w/front panel
integrated audio works well
stable so far
Cons: Intel BIOS is awkward. I want to set up RAID-1 mirroring on the intel rapid storage technology. Didn't install the raid drivers on initial OS installation, and think I have to reinstall OS to add in RAID support. First, I'm trying a PS2 keyboard (just ordered), as others have posted that standard USB will not enter the Intel Raid management on system post.
Overall Review: Other than setting up the intel RAID, the board was a rather simple setup and easy install. I'll update this later with final thoughts. If anyone has more details on how to setup intel's RAID, please post a reply.
Pros: I have two of these and both work great. Wi-Fi, many features, stable, many connections
Cons: No speakers for POST failures -- i had a defective memory chip and it took a little more reasoning to figure what was wrong.
Overall Review: both asus and newegg are good at replacing if needed.
Pros: 2/3 have worked with my P5N32-SLI Premium Asus Board.
Cons: 1 was DOA - started up for 2 sec
Pros: 3 / 4 modules worked perfectly. One was defective. Corsair is pretty good about replacing (at least i think - in that process).
Cons: 1 of the modules was defective.
Overall Review: if you're not sure why your computer doesn't POST, try alternating the memory sticks
Pros: Lets me use 1 printer and 1 Microsoft Wireless desktop set with two computers. Easy to switch back and forth.
Cons: NONE realy, but ... If you use this to switch between two computers with one monitor, you have to hit two buttons to switch between computers - one for the monitor and one for the USB switch.
Overall Review: If your monitor has a dual input, this can save a lot of money over a DVI KVM switch.
Pros: Very durable -- I accidently hit it several times installing it incorrectly at first.
Works well. Very compatible.
Pros: Great. Fast and Quiet.
Cons: Only SATA connection (not a con for me, but maybe for some?)
Overall Review: Setup is a 2x320gb RAID 0
It's fast and works well. I think it's a better deal than one 10,000 RPM Hard Drive.
Pros: easy install. Very conveninent. USB Card reader AND Floppy Drive (Which can still be useful, believe it or not). It's not obsolete quite yet -- but maybe under vista it will become obsolete.
Overall Review: make sure you have an internal usb AND floppy drive connector on your motherboard
Pros: absolutely no problems. works well with Asus Wireless Deluxe motherboard and Intel Duo 6600 processor.
Cons: none i can think of
Pros: provides plenty of power for a Intel 6600 duo processor and fully decked out system [almost all my slots are filled in the asus wireless deluxe motherboard]
--great experiences with antec
--fits my antec case nice (P160W), not available on newegg.
Cons: none i can think of....maybe 550watts isn't enough for someone
Pros: -easy to install
-a lot of expansion slots
-board is well planned out
-a lot of extras + software utilities
-wireless is a plus
Cons: -generic sound card, which comes with it takes up a PCI 1x slot.
-not compatible with the new intel quad core processors - i don't think.
seems better priced than AMD per Mhz
Cons: A little pricey
Pros: Great Card. Works well under WMCE
VIVO - have not tried yet
2 monitor outputs + S-video/HD out
Cons: Very Large - plan your motherboard out wisely with this card. It takes up TWO slots, not just one. So, it will block the slot adjacent to your 16x PCI Slot.
Overall Review: Just be sure to plan out where you place this card on your motherboard.
Pros: works just fine
Cons: CDs are labeled poorly - see below
Overall Review: Be SURE to know which CD is which. Service Pack 2 is located on CD 1, NOT on the Update CD as one would expect. other than that, no problems. works just fine.