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Pros: Solid build quality, custom white PCB is sexy as all get out, OC's to 7200MHz eff. mem and 1293MHz boost out of the box (and you can reach 1342+ easy if you know what you're doing), cooling system keeps it in the low 60's even with the OC. The performance is unimaginable, easily one of the fastest GTX 680's on the market right now. Games like Crysis and BF3 are pure eye candy with this card, absolutely everything maxed out and it never dips below 60 FPS.
Other Thoughts: Well worth the investment, this is my second video card from Galaxy and they've never let me down, I'm very impressed with the overall quality and performance of their products.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Lots of good features: built-in WiFi, UEFI BIOS interface, four 6Gb/s SATA connections, PCI-E 3.0, nice layout, can accomodate a large CPU heatsink (Xigmatek Dark Knight II) with two 120mm fans and doesn't block any RAM slots, 4x4GB fits perfectly.
Cons: It crapped out on me after 6 months. One day it was working fine, then the next day I power it on and get a blank screen, the BIOS won't post, and the red DRAM LED is on. Of course I checked the RAM one stick at a time in all four slots, I tried using the MemOK! feature, I checked all of the power connections, I tried clearing the CMOS memory, flashing the BIOS, powering it up with a different power supply, I even took it out of the case completely, hooked up just the 24-pin and 8-pin power connectors and a single stick of RAM, and powered it on by shorting the two power switch pins. Every time I got nothing but a blank screen, no post, and that infernal red DRAM LED. I'm in the process of sending it back for a warranty repair right now, so looks like I'll be two weeks (at least) without a computer.
Also, for $190 it's pretty expensive for what you get, especially compared to boards like the ASRock Z77 Extreme 6, which is going for $150 right now.
Other Thoughts: I hope mine was an isolated case, but if I had to do it again I wouldn't buy this mobo. It's a decent board when it works, but it definitely wasn't worth the price if you ask me.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: *Performance for the price is fantastic, it handles anything I can throw at it on Ultra with ease (heavily-modded Skyrim, Crysis w/ DX11 and HD texture pack, SC2).
*Very overclockable, got mine to run stable at 1275MHz boost and 7508MHz effective memory. That gives me a memory bandwidth of about 182GB/sec (compared to 144GB/sec on a stock GTX 660 Ti and 192GB/sec on a stock GTX 670). All of a sudden that 192-bit mem bus isn't such a big deal.
*Idles around 29-30C OC'd, averages low 60s in games.
*Absolutely gorgeous design. The brushed aluminum housing and blue LED behind the "GTX 600 Series" insignia is a nice touch, makes it look and feel like a premium product.
Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
Other Thoughts: Can't wait to try two of these in SLI, talk about future-proof...READ FULL REVIEW