Joined on 08/30/09
Call me a fanboy
Pros: The BIOS is great The look of the MB is amazing Craftsmanship is what you would expect from ASUS - amazing Installation was a breeze Easily maxed out ram speed & got 5ghz stable on 8700k The M.2 slot on front is no joke and rock solid I love the two dimm slots because on a gaming PC that is all you need Unlike the old boards almost all of the lighting is back lit and very little is on the front distracting from what ever colors you choose.
Cons: RGB backlight needs to be diffused to avoid looking tacky and i wish they just went the simple route like GSKILL does with their ram. Big AIO coolers like the Kraken will have ram clearance issues and have to be rotated 90 degrees - this isnt on ASUS but know this if you intend to purchase one.
Overall Review: I bought my first ASUS mb a few years back and it was a Maximus Gene VII, i havent looked back since. While the price for this board is high the quality, features, and software make this totally worth it. ASUS will continue to have my patronage 100% in terms of motherboard purchases. This board in an mITX form is a very capable over clocker and even competes with some of the bigger much more expensive options. Im excited to see what ASUS does next.
Nice looking and perfect size for what I wanted
Pros: Good looking case and great layout.
Cons: Does not fit 280mm cooler on top at all I want see which AIO they tested. I had to modify front fan location to fit 280mm rad and fans. By modify i mean cut a hole in the bottom of the case to fit the rad. This case has been a nightmare thus far but you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: TLDR: Looks good, feels like low quality.
Why didnt i buy one sooner.
Pros: 165hz 2k IPS Tasteful red accent lighting that CAN BE DISABLED The stand is crazy well made Rear ports are easily accessed OSD is very easy to use
Cons: Minor back light bleed bottom right was easily removed by putting pressure on the bezel, must have gotten bumped in shipping and not worth docking eggs for
Overall Review: I usually buy dell monitors because the QC is amazing but I am much more happy with this as a primary monitor over my Ultra wide, the colors are still very impressive even compared to it. If you are a gamer and you dont have a high refresh monitor you are seriously missing out from a whole other level of immersion, get one.
This cooler is amazing paired with 8700k
Pros: Software is easy to use and actually informative The RGB is crazy beautiful for tempered glass cases Made getting stable 5ghz insanely easy Included cables were easy to plug in and route out of sight - big plus in my book Cables plug in high enough to clear tall ram like GSkill RGB - another big plus
Cons: Replaced stock fans upon purchase, they were way too loud even under a custom profile On an mITX board I did have ram clearance issues so I had to rotate 90 degrees which isnt a huge deal
Overall Review: Even having to replace fans and the mITX clearance issues this product still gets 5 eggs for just being a functioning piece of art. This is seriously the most beautiful AIO ive ever owned, I dont even want to do a custom loop its so pretty. I wasnt sure how things would work out with how huge the block is, but it is very well designed and the tubing isnt too firm (like with some of the new corsair AIO's) that I could easily fit a 280mm rad in an mITX case - yeah ridiculous i know. Very happy with my purchase and will buy again for my next build.
Pros: 8200 DPI. Absolutely beautiful. If at first it isn't comfortable to your hand you can adjust it and make it comfortable which is great for people with large hands like myself.
Cons: Had to add some fine cut pieces of electrical tape to the guide rails for the palm rest to stop it from being loose which honestly was an annoyance more than anything and resolved in about half an hour. Wont knock eggs off because lets be honest most everything you buy nowdays you have to do some rigging to get it to what you want.
Overall Review: This mouse is expensive and I am more then sure you can get something comparable for a lot less however once you get the package and open it up you realize it is a piece of art and Razer most certainly put a lot of love into this mouse and I think it shows.