Date Joined: 01/22/09
Pros: Purchased this card to get another internal USB 3.0 header for a front panel, it performs as expected. It's also nice to have a few more USB 3.0 ports in the back.
Overall Review: It does what it says it does.
Pros: If you're building a high-end gaming rig, look no further than the Asus Maximus VII Hero. Not only does it have all the bells and whistles (and a next-generation BIOS that makes overclocking a snap) but it also looks completely stylish doing it.
Cons: Haven't found any so far!
Overall Review: Speaking of style, I really love the glowing red paths and the lighted power and reset buttons. The LED POST code display directly on the board is also a nice bonus.
Pros: The built-in cable management system works very well. The extra space behind the motherboard mounting panel keeps your cables out of sight, and all the rubber gasket holes are well placed. The front mounted fans do glow a bright white, which could be annoying at times, but there is a front panel button to toggle the lights on and off. The majority of the case feels solid and well constructed. Plus, it looks pretty stylish, both inside and out. Also, the inside was quite spacious, and I had no problem installing some very large video cards.
Cons: The 3.5" drive bay trays felt like flimsy plastic. I should point out, however, that while installing hard drives in the bays and sliding them in and out of the dock repeatedly, the trays did not bend or warp, so I was wondering if their "flimsyness" was actually intentional to absorb shock and vibration.
Overall Review: Overall, this is a wonderful case for a gaming rig and very easy to work with.