Date Joined: 03/31/15
Pros: This board is FULL of many features for those who want to embrace on many different avenues to work with. Plenty of fan headers, an AIO fan header, and a water pump header to set up the most extensive and advance cooling system. Love the ARGB headers to allow to control various different RGB equipment to pretty up the custom build you are planning or working on. The CPU mount is SOLID and the heat sinks are really beafy to keep the power centers cool. Love how many different connection points you have to be able to use such a wide variety of different peripherals to custom your build. Asus really thought of many things to make this MOBO upgradable for the future. One should be able to get a lot of use out of this.
Cons: Where as this MOBO supports 10th gen processors and the latest 11th gen processors, unfortunately you wont be able to use the full potential of the PCI-e 4 slots. Some of the M.2 slots will be disabled unless you use an 11th gen CPU. The other issue I found was the user manual was vague in some areas. I had to really rely on the internet to get some answers to some of the issues that came up during my recent build with this MOBO.
Overall Review: This is really an advanced MOBO and a board that will SCREAM if tuned properly for gaming. I bought this for music production whereas some of the DAW's that I use can be just as intensive on various different PC components as some of the most advance games of today.
Pros: This is the first time I am installing a closed loop AIO, CPU Liquid cooler. I found it to be EXTREMELY easy to install and get configured into the case. Fans are nice and quiet when running a low rpm but can be heard when the fans do crank up. Please forgive the blurred look whereas I have not pulled the protective film off the case glass panels.
Cons: The hoses from the pump head to the radiator are stiff but other than that it is manageable.
Overall Review: Really nice way to cool down the CPU when gaming or running a load on it.
Pros: Plenty of room to put ALOT of stuff inside the case. Love the glass face and side to see all the great technology that you installed and see working! Temps on the CPU with all the fans running at optimum performance and the AIO located on top to vent out heat, I am catching temps in the 27c to 29c. My GPU even in the side mount and so close to the glass side wall, is running in the upper 30c range. The cable management is top notch with plenty of room on the cable side of the case to be able to route them and keep them organized. I used Velcro straps to tame the cables and then used the shroud that is used for keeping them in a central location to clean up the look. It is obvious that Lian Li did plenty of R and D to design and build a dam near perfect case.Please forgive the blurred look on the glass of the case whereas I have not pulled the protective film off the glass or the face of the case yet.
Cons: Really there are not any that I can think of except for when mounting a GPU vertically, it would be nice to be able to set up the vertical slots the same as if you were mounting the GPU directly to the motherboard and securing the tabs to the case.
Overall Review: This is one hell of a case to show off what you installed into it! Gives the end user a real sense of pride of the work that he or she has done.
Pros: To start off it is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful case. The glass for the side and front is well accented with the black border and love the slight smoke tint that the glass gives to make the bright RGB equipment really vibrant. Love also how you can configure the supplied fans to either the front, top or rear to allow for other fan cooled items to be installed. This case will take a 360mm liquid cooler/rad but can only use the fans on one side of the rad. Either inside or on the outside to show off the fans from the front if you have RGB fans. I also love the removable filters to keep the dust to a minimum.
Cons: But this case falls a bit short when it comes to cable management, especially when it comes to loading up this case with a ton of components and all those components have cables to be connected and routed some how. I think it would be better if there were defined channels to route such wiring and have better securement then just simple wire twist ties or wire zip ties.
Overall Review: OVERALL this case would make for a great case for those who just want to start getting into a basic to intermediate gaming PC and want to show off some of the components you invested in to make such PC a great one.
Pros: Ram is plenty fast enough for what I am using it for and it looks great. The Icue software saw these RAM Sticks immediately and was able to custom the color patterns to taste.
Cons: These are BEAFY!!! They stand much taller than your typical ram sticks and if you have a low lying CPU fan. you may have a clearance issue. These will fit best if you are using a liquid cooling system on your CPU whereas the cooling head on your liquid cooler has a WAY smaller footprint than a typical heatsinked CPU cooling fan.
Overall Review: Lots of power for being 3200 Mhz speed for my needs and if you are looking for a middle of the road leaning toward top of the line RAM... then these RAM sticks are for you.
Pros: Easy to use, compact, great quality.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: Bought this piece to connect my laptop computer to the aux input of my vehicle sound system via the bluetooth feature because the headphone port on my laptop is no longer functional. It was very easy to pair the laptop to this transmitter and the sound quality is quite superb.