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

Pros: great motherboard. I've owned it for more than a year and still no problems at all. does everything you would want. The guy who made the comment about the pci-e lanes being 8x/8x when two cards are inserted so it is cutting the power in half is wrong and doesn't deserve the 4 out 5 tech knowledge he gave himself. If you do some research you'll find that there is almost no, if any will be very minimal, performance gains between 16x/16x and 8x/8x on the pci-e lanes for the video cards. and two, I'm not sure what he expected. All ivy bridge chipsets share 16 pci-e lanes unless you buy a board with the PLX chip (think $350 and up). This board is out standing. Very easy to over clock thanks to the BIOS. Running sli 780's and scoring the same graphical benchmarks as my x79 platform with sli 780.

Cons: It would have been nice if I came with built in WiFi. Also the limit you could run Nvidia cards on this board is two cards max. After three cards, it splits the pci-e lanes down to 8x/4x/4x and nvidia cards do not recognize 4x. You can however run three AMD cards at 8x/4x4/x but that would be a waste of money. You would only see a 10-20% increase in performance with trip crossfire compared to dual crossfire. So spend an extra $300+ to gain 10% performance if you want.

ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: can nearly max out all games at 2560x1440. amazing cooling options. compared to a 290x, the 780 actually beats in on air cooling. of course when you get to water cooling then the 290x pulls ahead but that's a major price difference between the two. This cards competition is the 290 which this beats even on water cooling. you won't regret this card.

be warned: you're wasting your money if you get this card to play on 1920x1080. I tested it and this card almost idles through that at 35 degrees and 27% usage. this card is designed for greater than 1080p resolution just as the 290 and 290x are.

Cons: not one

ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Clear resolution, awesome performance, Great price for a 1440p monitor. Asus product which is always a good thing.

Cons: none other than if you don't have a sturdy table, this may wobble a bit. Nothing extreme by any means, but if I just paid $600 for a monitor... I would duct tape that sucker to the wall


Michael K.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael K.

Date Joined: 01/15/09

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/19/13
  • Last Review: 01/20/14
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