Date Joined: 11/14/05
Pros: Good upgrade from NVIDIA 1060. (Moved 1060 to another computer)
Cons: No DVI port
Overall Review: Recommended.
Pros: Newest AI suite 3 overclocking app does a magnificent job. 1 button optimization. Latest fan optimization is pretty good now. Still needs minor work. Skylake i5-6600 overclocked to 4.5GHz.
Love that it has place to plug in water cooler
Cons: Where do I start?
1) Stuff on CD is very buggy.
Do not even attempt installing stuff on CD. Immediately download newest stuff from their website.
2) Fan optimization on Motherboard did not worked right, and I could not even reset lowest fan setting after it...
Use AI Suite 3 in windows.
2) I changed setting so that motherboards from USB, however that caused BIOS not to show up at ALL and it was still booting from windows HD. I had to pull motherboard battery to get BIOS to even show "Press F2 or DEL"
3) Ethernet driver has a problem - sometimes. In Windows 10 from time to time you will see "System - NT Kernel" using 30% of CPU. At this point you can't even disable ethernet driver. Windows hangs doing that.
Overall Review: Once they debug drivers it will be a great motherboard.
Pros: Overclocked with ASUS Hero VIII to 4.5 GHz. Stable and working fine.
Corsair H60 keeps it at 65C max when running prime 95 Max Heat test - this is without running all fans at max.
Pros: Work great at 3066
Cons: Asus Hero VIII does not recognize them and thinks it is 2033 speed. Had to go to BIOS to force the speed myself. Not fault of the RAM
Pros: Cable management is OK but tight.
I user Silverstone own 500W power supply with long cables that came with it.
There is enough space to put LEDs so light comes through fan hole in front.
Cons: Corsair liquid cooler H60 fits into it only 1 way with pipes pressed against 180mm top fan. Reused Silverstone fan that came with the case for second fan on H60.
H60 does not fit until you unscrew one of 180mm fan screw about 3 mm. I added small washer close at the top of the screw so it is not loose.
I suggest Silverstone changes something and gives us a bit more space. I mean 5 mm would be great!
Top 180mm fan needs of lot of power to start spinning. My asus Hero VIII motherboard had to give it 80% of max power to get it to spin at all. It does work quietly.
Pros: Skylake i5-6600K running at 4.5GHz, with Prime95 max heat test got max temperature of 71C (it was about 27C in the room)
However I made it dual (push-pull) fan setup in small Silverstone Sugo SG-10 case. It is hard to fit them into that case only 1 possible position and I had to unscrew 1 fan screw about 3 mm.
Cons: Wish it had screws for second fan. These are metric screws I bough them at Home Depot.
Pros: + Used it with both hands!
+ Healed my capral tunnel.
Cons: I brake wires in the mouse cable on all mice within a year. Just the way I hold the mouse I guess.
- DPI change button never felt quite right.
- Broke the wires in mouses tail.
Overall Review: I would buy it again - just wireless version
Pros: Overclocking is easy (without graphic card plugged in).
UEFI Bios is nice.
Not sure it will support Booting from 3TB drive since you need to install driver from windows to recognize 3TB.
Has holes for older 775 socket heat sinks - big +1
Cons: Incompatible with my ATI 6870 graphic card. Will not get into BIOS if graphic card is plugged in. Graphic card works fine in my other computers. Boots fine without graphic card.
It boots if you set PCIe2 link to "Gen 1" - but then Catalyst ATI driver for the card says that card has a problem and drivers will not work.
This is common problem! A lot of Z77 motherboards have problem.
Overall Review: I have build machines since AMD-40Mhz. Never had such terrible problem with compatibility with graphic card. Last time I had such problems was with AMD-90MHz which did not work right with the motherboard.
Pros: When you get it installed it works. Controller has 2 inputs
Controller gets recognized on Vista, Win7, Server 2008.
Cons: Does not work on XP and Server 2003. Drivers for the card do not exist on these OS. Tech Support says there are no such drivers available for download.
It seems to require your SATA to be in AHCI mode (documentation says something like that). Without that you may see only 750GB.
Default Intel drivers only see 750GB.
Overall Review: Tech Support has no idea which OSes drive should work on and tried to tell me that I need to patch my 2003-64 OS.
Ask for Level 2 Tech Support they are better because they talk to the real tech who actually knows something.
Pros: At 1680x1050 I played Bad Company 2 at highest settings, also Company of Heroes, Supreme Commander 2.
Voltage seems to be at 1V so changing with Smart Doctor is not necessary. Runs at 800MHz overclocked without problems.
Cons: I was trying to install just drivers from included CD - it installs crapware like WOW trial and who knows what else. SmartDoctor claims it will not run without drivers from CD only, but after I installed NVIDIA drivers it worked. SmartDoctor still complains that something else from CD is not installed and it may not work correctly.
With SmartDoctor card seems always start at 675MHz and I need to overclock it every time I reboot. I will try to remove it.
Overall Review: MSI Afterburner overclocks card too.
Why is the ASUS card box 2 times bigger than the card? They wasted a lot of paper just to fill in the box inside. Not very "green" of them.