Joined on 12/18/10
This is an excellent product. Very please
Pros: I just built my first computer and the installation of this graphics card went extremely well and extremely fast. I could not be more pleased that I bought this card over the 980 regulars. It is a very quiet card as well. My computer is so quiet these days, it is scary. Sometimes I need to check just to make sure it is on.
Cons: No cons other than all the plastic you have to peel off. I hope I got everything!!!
Overall Review: I would highly recommend this product to anyone, experienced computer builders and first time builders. When plugging the power in, make sure you fill up all of the power plug spots with the right plugs. I left the 6 hole plug empty and when I booted the computer, it had a message on the screen "Plug in the power to this video card". I was pretty amazed. I plugged in the 6 plug and now I am cruising. I downloaded 3d Mark, just the demo version and scored a 14,400 on it, I think. Firestorm? I saw a Carey Holzman video and he had a computer that scored a 14,200 so I figured I had every installed correctly.
Great Product, only have one issue...
Pros: Pros: Well, it WAS easy for me to set up. But that is because I resea4rched and researched and found the issues with the Wifi and Bluetooth beforehand. So, I built my computer, it did indeed post and go into BIOS. I then disabled the Wifi and Bluetooth. Updated the BIOS from 2407? to 2816. The earlier one was from 07/2020 and the newer one from 11/2020. Got Windows to load. Enabled the Wifi (left Bluetooth disabled). Wifi worked (even without the antenna for this part). Updated all drivers. I had trouble with the case, but that is for another review. This board, even though I had read bad reviews has worked very well for me. I watched Hardware Unboxed and it said the VRM was really good for this motherboard. And that was why I went with it. I read about the Wifi bugs later.
Cons: Ok, I am giving it 4 stars. Because even though I like the motherboard and it has worked really well and it set up pretty easy for me, there is one issue. The wifi. I am using the antenna now, but the Wifi is getting slower speeds than my previous computer's owner installed (me) wifi. I bought the best Wifi card I could find in 2016 and it worked really well for me. The wifi on this is not giving me the same speeds. So, 1 egg off.
Overall Review: Would I recommend? Yes. I would but I would suggest get without Wifi and install your own. I know a lot of gamers like to use ethernet so this won't even be an issue for them, but some of us need it. Other than that, top notch ASUS.
Pros: I have to give it 5 eggs because it does everything I ever wanted or needed at a very nice price. I used to have one of the ones that latched on to the desk, but the clamp wasn't too good, so I decided to get a stand that stood on the floor. The telescoping arm puts the microphone right in front of my face.
Cons: I have no cons.
Overall Review: I recommend this to anyone moving from desk clamped arm to standing mount. Others might find it a little low range, but it is perfect for amateur usage.
Very good product
Pros: Ok, let me preface this by saying on my first ever computer build, I went crazy and decided to install a water-cooler and to have a 4.0 CPU not overclocked. Supposedly, I could have gone with a fan and heat-sink, but I decided I needed a water-cooler and that was that. Pros - Quiet, quiet, quiet. And doing an excellent job. For a first time builder, not too awful hard to install. The heat-sink itself was not that hard to install. All of the screws sometimes was kind of hard to understand where they all went. Everything worked out fine, though. For a first time builder that needs a water-cooler, this is probably what you need to get, in my honest opinion - I don't overclock though. It fit fairly well into my Corsair 450D. I mo0unted it on the back. I took out the stock fan and used all the fans from the water-cooler box.
Cons: The only con and I will not take an egg off for this - Getting the radiator installed with the two fans in front and behind, and then getting it installed into the back of me case was difficult. I cursed a lot. But, it didn't take that long, I'd imagine. The frustration made it feel longer. Make sure you get the scre3ws in the tough places started first. Bottom in the corner and then bottom closer to the "front".
Overall Review: I would recommend this water-cooler to anyone. I have only had it for 2 days now, I guess, but once it was done, it looks sweet and works great. 3 cheers for Corsair.