Joined on 06/06/12
Excellent Z77 Board
Pros: Solid and durable construction. Clean layout with easy to use features. OC Genie makes overclocking a breeze. UEFI Bios is simple to use. Realtek 898 audio and Intel LAN
Cons: None so far...
Overall Review: This was my first build and it couldn't of gone smoother. Recognized all my hardware on the first boot and has been rock solid since. Overclocked my 3570k to 4.2GHz with one touch of the OC genie button. System performance is just grand and very stable. This board had all the features I was looking for. Couldn't of been happier with my decision. System: MSI Z77A-GD65 i5-3570k Samsung 8GB DDR3 Gigabyte GTX 670 LEPA G900W Cooler Master 212 Evo Samsung Spinpoint F3 Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Pros: Plenty of room Fan/LED controller Very cool temps Cable routing/management Handle Motherboard backplate cutout Sturdy materials w/ smooth finish LED fans can be rotated 90 degrees to face front Rubberized feet Small toolbox w/ plenty of building accessories
Cons: On the heavy side
Overall Review: Overall build went quite smoothly in this large and well made case. All the components fit well, though the cpu power connector can be a bit of a stretch for some power supplies...just made it! Cable management was nice and tidy; easily tucked away the excess. Added two more 120mm fans to the side and rotated the existing ones to the front for some serious air intake to keep my components frosty. It is as if you're investing in an Air Conditioning unit! System: MSI Z77 GD65 i5-3570k Samsung 8GB DDR3 Gigabyte GTX 670 LEPA 900W PSU CM Hyper 212 Evo CM Storm Trooper
Pros: Quiet Moves a lot of air Vibrant LED Comes with optional cable to lower voltage/sound Rubber tabs to help reduce vibration
Overall Review: I have two of these on my CM Storm Trooper to pull a lot of cool air in from the side. Looks great and my temps are nice and frosty. A little more pricy then some other 120s but the quality of these is well worth it.