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ASUS Z170-PREMIUM LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: It overclocks very easily. I have a 6700k overclocked at stock voltages at 4.6ghz, and I dont think I want to push it further than that...its good enough.

LED lighting on this board is amazing - it has wide array of color schemes, making it ideal with any color scheme you have in mind. You can adjust the color on the fly with the AISuite 3 software.

The sound is amazing. I dont hear any static whatsoever, and the optical connection makes Dolby Digital surround sound incredibly immersive. DId not have any problems whatsoever with the Rift being connected to this.

Didnt test any onboard video, but it worked perfectly with my GTX1080 video card, and the DDR4 - 3200 Gskill Ripjaw series ram worked without a hitch. Dont really see the need to run the XMP profile, but this board is awesome.

Cons: As awesome as it is, Im not sure its really worth the $400+ price tag. It has a few additional addons in the box that I dont even use. For instance the wireless charger I dont really see the need for. Others may use it, but personally I think this board comes with more than enough USB ports to connect your portable devices to that can charge just as good as the wireless.

Other Thoughts: Great board overall, I went to this after my last motherboard disappointed me greatly.

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Linksys Velop Wireless Whole Home Wi-Fi AC4400 Tri-band Mesh System (2-pack) WHW0302
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Pros: I was able to get this set up throughout my house within an hour. Set up was easy to understand and mostly automatic. I have comcast 150MB speeds, and on wifi Im getting average of 136MB/s with no signal degradation. The other nodes are kind of redundant now, the first node covers my whole 1400 sq ft house with ease. Im not complaining....the option is thereto buy more nodes and you can run them all from the original hookup. Theoretically, you can cover your entire neighborhood from one hotspot if you get enough nodes.

Cons: You absolutely, positively need to have a smart phone to set this up. Had I not purchased one the week before this, I would have never known I needed one. It has to be an android or an Iphone...and by luck I had one before I got this setup. I never had a need for a smart phone up until now. Keep this in mind when you purchase this unit - and this goes for all the other Velop product lines too.

Other Thoughts: When it advertises 4000 sq ft coverage, its the truth....and it will keep pace with any docsys modem. I no longer need a router for my house.

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Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
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Pros: Its fast, lots of storage and small for its size. Good cost too, reasonably affordable. Booted right up, never had any problems with it.

Cons: Not a con per se, but UPS delivered it to my neighbors house, and spent a week trying to figure out where my address is..
Also, keep in mind that this is a hybrid drive and not a solid state drive. It has moving parts, so its still an HDD at heart.

Other Thoughts: Good for laptops, not all that great for desktops. If you are using a desktop, just stick with a regular hard drive. Its still a 5400 rpm platter, not a 7200 rpm hard disk drive.

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Display Name: kevin u.

Date Joined: 03/08/08

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  • First Review: 04/04/08
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