Joined on 06/11/11
Welcome back to your throne Intel!
Pros: Runs like a dream, as an avid gamer this is the perfect processor. Low power consumption, low temperatures. 25-30C idle and 65 C at peak loads. I wasn't a huge fan of the last gen intel processors, but this is what I more expect from intel... greatness.
Overall Review: Not a con more of a suggestion when installing the heatsink that comes with this CPU make sure all of the pins are turned the correct direction I recommend using a flashlight because the arrows are somewhat difficult to see.
GSKILL is fantastic
Pros: Easy to install and quality RAM at a bargain price.
Cons: None to speak of.
Overall Review: Not exactly a flaw with the RAM but worth pointing out that on some MOBOs it may require some additional finesse to seat it properly because of its shape. Also on the ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming the XMP setting did not detect the RAM at 2400 and defaulted to 2133. I was able to set it manually, but still kind of a pain.
You get what you pay for.
Pros: This card is truly a masterpiece. With the exception of 3DMark 11's 4K test this card rips through everything like it was made of tissue. Even on the 4K tests it still maintains around 30-40 FPS. Now that I've got a card that is liquid cooled I'll probably never go back to air cooled. Under full load I've yet to have temperatures break 55 C. It's super quiet and I've gotten none of the reported pump whine from prior models.
Overall Review: If you can afford the price tag and are a gaming enthusiast with an eye to future for 4K gaming there is no reason to not get this card.