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Greg H.

Greg H.

Joined on 05/07/07

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Most Favorable Review

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Giada N70E-DR Intel Celeron 1037U Intel HM77 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo
Giada N70E-DR Intel Celeron 1037U Intel HM77 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo

Pros: 24 days of uptime so far. Temp of 27.8C. This is a nice little board for high performance routers/firewalls/vpns.

Cons: None

10/31/2013
Most Critical Review

What a piece of junk

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)

Pros: You're kidding, right?

Cons: I bought and installed this on my new machine so I could at least get a first hand experience at it. So if i heard people complaining about it, I could at least understand. The amount of junk in hot corners, on the edges of the screens is terrible. The information overload on the metro screen was so annoying that after 2 days i installed a utility to remove the metro junk and bring back start menu. I only built this machine for gaming, so once Steam has all my games running under linux, I will ditch this piece of junk.

Overall Review: Buy Windows 7 instead of this.

12/27/2012

Noisy Little Sucker

Dynatron R5 60mm 2 Ball Bearing CPU Cooler for Intel Sandy Bridge EP/EX Processors
Dynatron R5 60mm 2 Ball Bearing CPU Cooler for Intel Sandy Bridge EP/EX Processors

Pros: 2U - fits in a micro atx case

Cons: Too noisy for desktop use. I swapped it out with a Noctua NH-L12.

10/31/2013

I love this board

ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: The number of 4 pin PWM controlled fan headers is great. With my water cooling setup I have 3 fans dedicated to the radiator that I'm able to control their RPM from either the BIOS or the desktop. Overclocking is easy - I just chose the automatic by setting the desired GHz of the CPU and it did the rest. I could delve into each individual setting, but I couldn't be bothered and the fact that I don't really need to is kudos to Asus. I have taken advantage of the water cooling abilities of the VRM heat sink and think that it is a good idea.

Cons: They should not have used barbed connectors on the VRM, but rather have the G 1/4" thread that is the industry standard. I have compression fittings on everything except this which has the little clamps. It would have been nice if the board allowed me to decide what connector I wanted to use.

Overall Review: Apart from my small gripe, I love this board. I am hoping that the ASUS Thunderbolt Ex card will work with this board. The only reason why I didn't go for the Extreme version was because of the water cooling of the VRM.

12/27/2012