Date Joined: 04/03/17
Pros: Been through a few AIOs, this one is best yet of the bunch. Easy setup.Comes with extra faceplate for pump unit for different look if desired.iCue works as advertised and all functions for unit up and running.RGB looks good.
Cons: Hair more pricey than others in same class, but seemingly worth the cost.
Overall Review: Yes I would recommend this cooler for a limited size case build where only 240mm radiators will fit in place, this works great. Zero complaints. I did attach additional fans for a push/pull effect, though the cooler does well with just the included fans on their own, the added effect of push/pull can improve cooling at lower overall RPMs needed, quieter running.
Pros: Up and running in no time flat.
All features seem to work and work well
Specific bios to support 5000 series Ryzen's (luck of the draw)
Cons: Requires WiFi feature to be disabled during Windows setup or BSOD (did not encounter myself, was forewarned)
Overall Review: If you make sure to disable the WiFi before running Windows setup, you shouldn't run into any problems with this motherboard.
I installed a Ryzen 7 5800X and 4x8Gb 3200mhz Corsair Vengeance and it's rocking along solidly.
Pros: Jaw dropping performance out of the box with nothing but drivers installed. Even better performance once Aorus Graphics Engine is installed and OC mode is selected. OC mode sets 1708mhz boost speed, but actual ingame clocks are consistently 1950mhz with 73C temperature while pushing 1440p@165Hz Gsync. Liquid smooth gaming when paired with Gsync monitor.
Cons: Largest video card I've ever owned, and very heavy, do not use with a cheapy motherboard or face possible PCIe slot damage from the sheer weight of this beast! Preferred to use boards with reinforced PCIe slots for best results.
Overall Review: Normally installing the extra apps for hardware isn't worth it. This time it is. Control of the RGB LEDs and a nice clock speed boost are only a few easy clicks. Completely worth the 20 extra bucks over a Founders Edition!
Pros: Same feature set as Asus while coming in significantly cheaper
Liquid smooth gaming on Nvidia cards with Gsync enabled @165hz refresh
Amazing colors and viewing angle!
Cons: Not fond of OSD controls positioning, perhaps will get used to them with time, not terrible
Overall Review: After researching the best screen possible for a Geforce GTX 1080Ti and starting in the 4K range, I found it unlikely that games 2 generations down the road will still run well at that resolution. 1440p or QHD is much more reasonable to expect longevity out of for a single GPU setup. This monitor plus any 1080Ti are a killer combination!