Date Joined: 10/11/05
Pros: - Shipped extremely fast. Ordered on a Thursday night, paid for Saturday shipping... didn't expect it (wasn't anywhere near what the shipping cost should be) to my surprise I had it by 10am Saturday! (something that almost never happens today)
- Brand new, in box, sparkling, shiny, and smells fresh. Everything was in mint condition. The cable management is flawless.
-Everything is advertised, no part substitutions, or crazy stuff like that.
-Windows activated no issues. No garbage software.
-Plays everything flawlessly.
Cons: - Only a small gripe, but as other have said, this mobo's wifi (while it does come with an antenna) seems to underperform. I have 1Gb internet and a decent router and while the onboard is AC I wasnt getting more than 5-8mb down. I plugged in a spare USB3 MIMO and was getting 100mb+.
Overall Review: I've built PCs and worked in IT professionally for decades. In the current climate getting your hands on PC parts is troubling to say the least. My old PC kicked the bucket so I needed something sooner than later. I didn't prefer to go with a pre-built but it was the best (and cheapest) method to get a decent system with a modern GPU quickly. I am glad I settled on ABS as this was top notch quality product.
Not only was I impressed with the shipping and timeliness from Newegg's standpoint, but speaking to the overall build quality, everything is top notch. The box was double packaged and secure. They even pack the inside of the PC with some foam to prevent GPU or ram movement. The included quick start guide covers cable checking and bootup.
It comes with a nice little case for the extra mobo cables, and the included mechanical keyboard and optical mouse are great additions to make it truly feel an extra mile.
The case is sharp and clean. You will have to go to ASUS website and get the mobo utility to control the CPU fan lights. You will only be able to control the front case fan lights through the button on the case.
Overall, great quality. Would recommend. Will update the review if I need.