Date Joined: 09/12/11
Overall Review: It's a standard KN95 mask. Its perfectly fine for going outdoors. The company name printed on it might put some off, but it doesn't really affect the usability. If that's an issue then you could just put a cloth mask over it.
Pros: -Clean, sleek, simple design that'll make any sort of internals look good
-Extremely well-built and sturdy. It's completely rock-solid and I have no doubts that this case will survive a very, very long time.
-Screwless side and top panels makes opening it up a breeze
-Optical drive support
-Front door with metal hinges
-Removable front door and included mesh top panel allows for extra airflow
Cons: -Not really a con as much as it is a word of warning -- This case is built like a tank, and it weighs about as much as one. It's almost 37lbs with nothing in it. If your physical strength isn't great then you're gonna have a tough time.
-The mesh top panel included in the accessories looks kind of ugly and gaudy. I used it briefly for extra airflow but really disliked its look, so I changed it back to the solid panel.
-Non-removable PSU shroud -- Plugging things into the left side of my full modular PSU was a challenge. Would've been great if I could get at the PSU from a different angle, but it wasn't possible.
-There isn't really a good area to hold onto the case when lifting it up. You can't really hold it well from the bottom because of the dust cover in the way.
-Some of the included screws didn't resemble the screws shown in the instructions. I was freaking out trying to find the motherboard screws because they didn't seem to be included, only to find out that they looked completely different than what the instructions said.
Overall Review: This case is amazing. A sturdy, long-lasting case that's worth every cent. Building in it was a pleasure and the amount of features is just astounding. I won't be replacing this case for a long, long time.
Pros: This motherboard has a whole bunch of great features. Wi-Fi adapter (which you need to download the drivers for, how ironic), built-in Bluetooth, and a ton of USB ports. Also, USB BIOS Flashback is an amazing feature, and one that I will definitely miss once I get a motherboard that isn't ASUS.
Cons: The BIOS is really unstable. A few months after first getting the motherboard, my computer would get stuck during boot. Endless load times would persist until I did a full power cycle (as in: turning off the computer, turning off the PSU, unplugging the PSU, and then turning everything back on again). This culminated in my OS not booting up after a power outage, and me having to do Windows Startup Repair.
And then, I updated the BIOS. This introduced a different problem (I had to set my boot drive literally every time I turned it back on) but it was much more stable. However, I just experienced another endless boot. It was only once, but that's how it started last time.
Overall Review: No good motherboard should make the user afraid of turning off their PC, especially not when it's this expensive. This is absolutely unacceptable, and I think I might just swap out my board for MSI in the near future. But one thing is for certain: I'm never buying an ASUS product again.