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Jeffrey M.

Jeffrey M.

Joined on 03/02/14

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Most Favorable Review

Solid performer

GIGABYTE GA-B85N Phoenix-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-B85N Phoenix-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The board worked right out of the box with Windows 8, a Haswell i5, and 8GB of cheap RAM. It's orange, which is an under-represented color palette in motherboards. It has gimmicky flashing lights, which some people may hate but I personally like (can be turned off in BIOS though).

Cons: None so far, almost a year's worth of use without a hitch.

Overall Review: It's a bit pricey for a B85 board, to be fair. But it runs a stable gaming rig perfectly and looks awesome. Some tricky header placement, but if you're buying ITX boards that's to be expected. I also had a bit of a headache mounting an aftermarket CPU cooler, but I'm amounting that to the fact that I'd never done such a thing before. Highly recommended product.

Great upgrade/replacement

COUGAR 200K Gaming Keyboard with 7-Color Backlight
COUGAR 200K Gaming Keyboard with 7-Color Backlight

Pros: Look and feel are both great. The 7-color illumination is awesome. Scissor switches are snappy and quiet.

Cons: The / and Enter keys are oddly positioned. Easy to get used to, but A BIT weird at first. Not worth deducting an egg.

Overall Review: It's not a difficult thing to get used to the Enter key, honestly. It looks weird at first, and I accidentally typed a handful of slashes unintentionally. But, to be fair, typing on a different keyboard from what you're used to is always strange at first. There's no reason a slightly unusual arrangement of 2 or 3 key out of 110 should condemn this keyboard, especially because it's so nice in all respects. I'd definitely buy Cougar gear again.