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Raymond C.

Raymond C.

Joined on 08/17/08

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Most Favorable Review

Nice Case with Slight Problems.

MSI MPG Series SEKIRA 500X, Premium Mid-Tower Gaming PC Case: Tool Less Tempered Glass Side Panel, ARGB 120mm Fans, Modular 360mm Radiator Bracket, Vertical Graphics Card Support
MSI MPG Series SEKIRA 500X, Premium Mid-Tower Gaming PC Case: Tool Less Tempered Glass Side Panel, ARGB 120mm Fans, Modular 360mm Radiator Bracket, Vertical Graphics Card Support

Pros: Great build with plenty of room. Nice look to it.

Cons: The top two case fans have failed. They started sounding like they had sand in the top two fans, This went away after about two weeks. Later (about 2 more weeks), the fans stopped turning. You could restart the computer and maybe one or both would start to turn but both would stop turning after a period of time running. Now they do not turn at all. I have contacted MSI over this issue but so far I have no real reply.

Overall Review: I would recommend this product if they fixed the case fan issue. I would not buy this again until I knew the fan issue was fixed.

Most Critical Review

Great Motherboard with a Major Problem.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero (WiFi 6E) LGA 1700 Intel 12th Gen ATX Gaming Motherboard- PCIe 5.0, DDR5, 20+1 90A Power Stages, 2.5Gb LAN, Bluetooth V5.2, 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 5xM.2/NVMe SSD
ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero (WiFi 6E) LGA 1700 Intel 12th Gen ATX Gaming Motherboard- PCIe 5.0, DDR5, 20+1 90A Power Stages, 2.5Gb LAN, Bluetooth V5.2, 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 5xM.2/NVMe SSD

Pros: Great motherboard and very well built. I really like ASUS products.

Cons: A capacitor is installed backwards on this board causing a loss the memory area. Once capacitor fails, you lose all ability to read memory. Returning the bad motherboard was very complicated. I had to pay for freight for a motherboard that was built incorrectly. Poor technical support on ASUS's part. They made me feel like I was the one who destroyed the motherboard.

Overall Review: I have had many ASUS products. I like ASUS ROG products. I have had many ASUS motherboards in the past including the computer I am replacing. I buy this motherboard right before Christmas and wait to build my new computer due to getting DDR 5 memory. After Christmas, I find many complaining about this "Hero" motherboard burning up. So after New Years, I carry this new motherboard to my local computer shop to have it checked for same problem. I find out my capacitor is installed backwards also. So I get on ASUS site chat to report my problem. After too many questions about what "I" had done, I finally got an RMA. Even though this was an ASUS assembly problem, I had to package and pay for the shipping. As of yet, I have not had a new or repaired motherboard sent back to me.

New DDR 5 Memory

ADATA DDR5 (PC5 38400) 4800MHz 16GB desktop memory module
ADATA DDR5 (PC5 38400) 4800MHz 16GB desktop memory module

Pros: DDR5 memory.

Cons: Costs way too much.

Overall Review: I got this memory straight from the Adata factory. Took over a month to find some DDR5 memory. This was flown to me from overseas. The price was way TOO HIGH. I will wait to acquire more DDR5 memory after prices have become more reasonable. I do not recommend DDR5 memory until the price has become more stable.

ASUS Slow to Replace

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Great looking board. All the extras. Plenty of room for additions. Great BIOS back-up for any overclocking. Ran very cool with my fan system.

Cons: Started having random lock-ups. Replaced my power supply thinking that was the problem. After about 3 months, USB ports failed. No use of keyboard or mouse. The board reset and on/off button would turn the computer off but would not restart. Power had to be drained to zero to use start button. All card and case checked and removed. Motherboard would not restart.

Overall Review: Tried to get an RMA from ASUS. 3 days now and no RMA. Talked to US ASUS Tech. Support. They want me to send my board back to them (still waiting for RMA) and then send me a new one in about a week. Does this seem like a normal time period? I once had a WD hard drive go bad and they sent me one in two days and I returned the bad one in the same box. Should not ASUS do this with a new motherboard?