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ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Rock solid for 3 years - BUT... 11/06/2016

This review is from: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Never had a hiccup from this board since purchase.

Cons: This board is not terribly old, but it is not Windows 10 compatible.

Other Thoughts: Too bad, since it was so solid I was (am) going to keep using it for years yet.

DIYPC Skyline-07-B Black SECC ATX Full Tower USB3.0 Gaming Computer Case w/ 7 x 120mm Blue Fans
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Top mount hot-swap HD connection (SATA) - pretty unique.
Fan controls on the top (Hi/Lo/off).
Positively insane number of fans.

Cons: Full length hard drives will NOT FIT - the case is not wide enough.

Other Thoughts: I like the design, weight, features all that - I have yet to power it on so I'll reserve any comments about the fan noise for later.

Unfortunately the case has a great big huge deal breaking flaw: The quick mount hardware for internal drives wastes over 1" just for the quick connection, and they're inset from the left panel by an inch or so. Which means that if you want to use full length hard drives they're going to be seated all the way to the rear of the bay - meaning that, if you are using standard SATA power connections you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THE RIGHT SIDE PANEL BACK ON unless you torque the cables severely (or you happen to have a set of 90-degree SATA power cables handy, which no power supply comes with so you'll have to special order them).
Honestly, if the build was not time-sensitive I would be sending this case back for something else (the former case is a Rosewill Thor I would've used, but it's still in operation), the top-mount HD connection is not THAT important. Oh, yes, there are no protective caps for those connectors when they're not in use.

Suggestion to the manufacturer: I note that the HDD bays are molded with fan mounting in mind - a good idea would be to add standard HD screw holes as well, so I can attach the HD to the underside of the rack so that it'll be closer to the left side and my power cables will work without having to order a set of 90 degree connections.

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Compared to what?

Cons: Video card drivers crash constantly... they 'reboot', but any applications DON'T.
My other comp runs a pair of 460s or whatever they are... older cards. NO crashes, under twice the load.

This 660 is a [censored] pure and simple.


Damian C.'s Profile

Display Name: Damian C.

Date Joined: 07/04/07

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 02/09/11
  • Last Review: 11/06/16
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