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ASUS PRIME Z270M-PLUS LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboards - Intel
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Pros: Booted on first try, Xmp profile runs the G. Skill trident Z ram at 3200 at 1.32v, was able to oc my 7700k to 4.5 base clock with the oc tuner in bios without any vcore increases... All in all a very stable board thus far.

Cons: Wish it had more fan headers.

Other Thoughts: Thus far totally happy with this motherboard.

MSI Laptop GT Series GT780DXR-405US Intel Core i7 2nd Gen 2670QM (2.20 GHz) 12 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This laptop is a beast, it chews up Skyrim and spits out what looks like a high production movie. This thing just doesn't lag and the frame rate at max settings is still in the 60's(software limited I think). This thing is very quiet running games, the only way to get it to really ramp up is to run Furmark burnin mode for 10min strait and even then the GPU temps level out at 77c in a 22c room.

Cons: Like others, I am not a fan of the capacitive keys that provide no feedback to show if the button was triggered or not. I also am a bit annoyed at the lack of a caps lock notification led. A personal preference would be to have dedicated volume buttons instead of using FN left and right arrows. The MSI software is very stark with zero options for customization for the soft keys and every one is a running application that fills a slot in the running tasks that show up when you Alt-Tab, this is less than desirable.

Other Thoughts: The MSI software could use some help, add a button feedback tone at least, let me know it did something. Give me some options to remap the keys. Give me the option to make the track pad turned off by default when a mouse is plugged in like my old Dell 9300 did.

This thing is huge, it does not fit in my osprey backpack that claims to fit a 17.3" laptop when my old Dell 9300 fit just fine. I am talking 1.5" deeper and 3" wider.

Arctic Silver 7g Premium Silver Thermal Adhesive Set ASTA-7G (2-PC-SET)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Sticks to nearly everything, hot or cold.

Cons: Sticks to everything! I glued my needle nose pliers to my desk on accident.

Other Thoughts: The ram-sinks that came with the Aecelero S1 came with TIM on them but they failed to stick. With the AS epoxy they have been attached for a bit over a week with several hot cold cycles.


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Display Name: scott h.

Date Joined: 01/25/07

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 12/05/07
  • Last Review: 02/07/17
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