Date Joined: 05/22/01
Pros: No coil whine. When I am not gaming I don't hear it all. During gaming it cranks up the fan. I can hear it if I listen carefully. Keeps cool and runs great even under long play times of high graphics like in Witcher 3 or Batman. When I bought the card it came with a rebate that was promptly received. I like that it's already overclocked for me but still room to push the limit a little more if I want to.
Pros: I was looking for an inexpensive way to get a controller to work with Steam games. Mostly Grid 2 and Dark Souls. Since I already had several wireless Xbox 360 controllers this was a cheaper than buying another Xbox 360 controller for Windows. It works great on my Windows 8 64 bit system.
Cons: As others have mentioned the drivers installation is horrible and tricky. The disc it came with is useless. I had to search the internet for "how to install a wireless Xbox 360 controller on Windows 8"
Pros: Fast and stable
Overall Review: Decided to upgrade my Core i7 950 to this Core i7 4770k. As you can imagine it is noticeably faster. The newer processors are faster and have features likeTurbo and that make them more effcient. One bonus is the better chipset which means a better motherboard as well. I was glad to see that the memory format is still the same. For the first time, I was able to upgrade to a new processor without having to upgrade my memory. I put that money into upgrading my SATA2 SSD to a SATA3 SSD so the memory companies still made some money. Was a perfect upgrade for my Core i7 950.
Pros: Fast Drive. Samsung Magician Software.
Cons: more expensive
Overall Review: Was slightly more expensive than other drives but was worth it for the speed, and software tools.
Upgraded my system from a Core i7 950 to one of the new Haswell Core i7 4770k. Along with this upgrade came a new motherboard that supported SATA 3 over SATA 2 so I decided to upgrade my SSD as well. I had an OCZ Vertex2 that worked great but decided to go with the great reviews that the 940 Pro series has been getting. It is every bit as fast as advertised. I was pleasantly surprised with the Magician software that came with it. Magician really simplified optimizing my Windows 8 system after the install. It helped to insure the drive were installed correctly with Trim support, ACHI, and on the lastest firmware.
Pros: Great motherboard for the price.
Overall Review: Just like Daenerys Targaryen it's sexy and powerfull.
I upgraded my core i7 950 to a core i7 4770k and choose this motherboard to go along with it. I have been an avid ASUS fan over the years and decided to try another brand. This motherboard had great reviews, more features, and cost slightly less. After building my system I feel I have made a good choice. It was easy to work with and performed very well.