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G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16Q-16GTZB
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Pros: Possibly the best looking RAM on the planet IMHO.
Matches the current gen of Asus ROG Mother Boards being; gray, black and red.

Cons: None relative to this RAM. My Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Mobo does not have this kit on the approved ram list. As such it only runs at 2133. Hoping they will create the programming to make it work with the board at the 3200 speed it should run at.

UPDATE OF THIS REVIEW: 10 months after I built the Skylake PC using this ram the Asus mother board now has XMP profiles that are recognizing this ram and running it at the 3200 Mhz that it is rated for. 100% satisfied now. I think this is a problem for many people, we buy a set of ram and don't check compatablity first, then get angry at the RAM when it is a matter of BIOs / UEFI code not recognizing the Ram. I flashed my Bios in October and that is what broght in the XMP profile to recognize this ram fully. I can now recommend it for the Maximum VIII Ranger board by Asus.

Other Thoughts: If you're getting G. Skill Trident Z RAM for an ROG board go to Asus's web site and research the compatibility list to make sure that what ever kit you get will work at the speeds they are rated for. That was my mistake, not docking an egg for that one.


5 out of 5 eggs ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING 08/29/2016

This review is from: ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX-GTX1070-O8G-GAMING 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

Pros: I replaced a Asus GTX 780 Poseidon card with this ROG STRIX 1070. (I picked up the 1070 locally as the price was only $6 bucks more with sales tax factored in. I was trying to hold out for Cyber Week deals but the pressure got to me). Let me say right off it slaughters the performance of the 780. The only benchmark program I have is Heaven. Score comparison below in "Other". This card is; Cooler running, therefore quieter. Video performance is everything I hoped it would be. It plays current AAA titles like Witcher 3 and XCOM 2 butter smooth. Maximum DDR5 used in XCOM 2 is about 6.4 Gb which explains why the 780 with only 3 GB of DDR5 struggled at high settings. The games defaulted to Ultra settings, including Hairworks in W3. I had to keep that turned off to make it playable using the 780. I only game in 1080 on G-Sync 27" monitor by ACER.

The card automatically boosted to 2025 to 2035 with no Overclock selection. Using Overclock mode got me up to 2060 ish which I see no practical in game change in performance. Haven't played with it to see IF it can be pushed to 2100 and stay stable. Then again do I need to do that? I'm thinking no not really.

On the Aura lighting software, so far it works to my satisfaction. It pairs well with my GSkill Ripjaws KM780 Keyboard. I have both set to blend through the entire color spectrum.

Cons: Not one so far, (Other than the price $466) then again I've only owned it for 2 days.

Other Thoughts: The System I'm running.
Intel Skylake i5 over clocked to 4.2 Ghz
16 Gb of GSkill Trident Z running at 2400 Mhz.
VGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750 W Fully Modular Power Supply
Two, WD Black 2TB Hard Drives in Raid 1.
250 Gb Samsung 850 EVO for the C: and OS of Windows 10 65 bit Home.

Heaven Scores
ROG GTX 780 Poseidon on Ultra with tessellation set to Normal. Average Frames Per Second 73.4, Score 1849, Min FPS 30.8 (but some times it dropped to 8 or 9). Max FPS 140.7
ROG STrix GTX 1070 Ultra with Tess set to Normal. Average FPS 127, Score of 3199, Min FPS 35.6, Max FPS 152.6.

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 80+ GOLD 750W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
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5 out of 5 eggs VGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750 W Fully Modular Power Supply - 3 days of running it. 12/24/2015

This review is from: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 80+ GOLD 750W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply

Pros: Quality build
solid feeling, heavy
visually appealing being a dark gray\
Nice cables, all black no Ketchup n Mustard. Generous length.

Cons: None that I can identify at this time.

Other Thoughts: I had purchased some cable extensions for the build this PS went in. Didn't use them as their cables looked good and were long enough I didn't need the extensions.


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Display Name: Deane P.

Date Joined: 01/17/07

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  • First Review: 03/15/11
  • Last Review: 12/04/16
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