Date Joined: 04/20/12
Overall Review: I was coming up from a mag27 1080 so I knew what to expect, including solid CS should I ever need it. Display is great, blacks are black and there are no dead pixels. The preset lighting modes are notably different from one another and are fairly useful. Included DP and hdmi cables are 6".
Cons: Fried all the rgb headers on my crosshair viii the first time I tried to use it.
Overall Review: Idk if it was wired wrong or what, but I would look for a better rgb controller if I were you.
Pros: Recognized right away.
Great deal from the Egg.
Cons: It didn't spontaneously quadruple in size in transit?
Overall Review: Definitely recommend. Enough space for Windows, all my drivers and core programs with plenty to spare.
Pros: I like the sleeved look. Connectors lock into place easily and are easy to remove, but stay seated well.
Cons: Stiff. You can see the writing on the cable through the sleeve(up close).
Overall Review: These do what I need them to, but I feel like I wouldn't have spent this much on a SATA cable at 2 in the afternoon xD
Pros: Recognized on first boot.
Loads and writes very quickly.
Nice looking, for a hard drive.
Sale price was good.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: I'd have liked an argb logo/ outer strip instead of silver, if you're going to make me pick something.
Pros: -All the ports and headers you could need, including dedicated water cooling spots.
-Thick heatsinks everywhere, including for the m.2 slots.
-Audio is good.
-Easy BIOS flash, decent UEFI.
-Classy RGB, the bit on the shield could actually be a touch brighter.
-Absolutely beautiful, and very well made.
-POST codes are very useful.
Cons: -Multiple RGB apps lead to watered down product, Aura Creator doesn't support this mobo. They could really stand to condense these and expand access to more devices and user content.
-Chipset fan blocked by GPU, though the temps aren't bad and switching to vertical orientation will solve this issue(once I get to the GPU cooling, anyway). This seems pretty common on x570 boards.
Overall Review: I love this mobo. I was waiting on a good price from newegg for a few weeks, got it, and couldn't be more pleased. Flashing the bios before assembly was a breeze, put everything together and it worked like a charm. The UEFI didn't make it easy to push my ram, but it wasn't difficult either. I'd enthusiastically recommend this board, the rich feature set is tough to beat at the realistic price point. Also, 20% off cablemod is a nice coupon. Now to start saving for Thor.