Date Joined: 12/19/15
Pros: - REALLY fast. With PBO enabled I'm able to hit a stable 4.2GHz on all-cores.
- Fairly power eefficient and cool, considering it's a 12-core CPU.
- Comes with decent CPU cooler.
Cons: - Wish it was a bit cheaper
Overall Review: Great CPU. Highly recommend
Pros: - Great VRM. Runs my Ryzen 9 3900x with PBO enabled with no issues
- Great price for what you get
- Plenty of USB ports
- PCIe 4.0
Cons: - Wifi is fairly slow. At least it uses a standard M.2 laptop card, so its easily upgradable.
- No debug LEDs
Overall Review: Would recommend to anyone looking for a motherboard at a good price.
Pros: -Big monitor
-Despite what the description/specs say, it is VESA 100x100 mountable.
-Low cost for the class of monitor
Cons: -Low pixel density so images may not look as sharp at 1080p than they would on a smaller monitor. Doesn't matter much for games but for school/work there is a difference between this one and my old 24" 1080p.
Overall Review: Would recommend to gamers, not so much for office work though but I'm a gamer so not knocking any points off for that.
Tested this monitor with G-Sync on (forced on in driver 417.71) with my GTX 1080:
It will mostly work. After a COLD boot, your screen will be split down the middle. Fixed by turning monitor off and on again. After that variable refresh works perfectly. Tear does not appear after a restart, sleep, or hibernate. Only after turning the computer all the way off and on it will tear, but again just power-cycle the monitor..
-Runs all my games at 1080p 144fps Ultra, even my AAA games.
-Won the silicon lottery. +180mhz core +600mhz memory with no voltage changes all while staying under 80c. Hit 2125mhz with boost also in play.
-Able to run games on my 4k tv at 60fps on non-aaa games and at least 45fps on my aaa games.
-DVI port keeping it from being single-slot if watercooled *unless you don't mind using a dremel.* (Why still include these? Everything is using HDMI/DP now).
-Some GPU sag even on reinforced PCIe slot.
Overall Review: Would recommend for either 4k gaming or high-refresh-rate gaming.
Pros: -Great design (I was lucky enough to buy this before they made the PSU shroud red.)
-All-aluminum (except for inside of the front bezel and case feet, those are sturdy plastic.)
-Good cable management for the size of the case.
Cons: -This could be a pro for some people, but it's small.
-Heavy case due to glass side panel and metal construction.
-Design of PCI-slot screw-cover could be alot better.
-Front SSD tray is hard to wire the power cable to.
-Not very good radiator support.
Overall Review: Highly recommended. Great pros and the cons can be circumstantial. NZXT delivers again.
Pros: -Cools your CPU about as good as the stock cooler. Great for HTPCs or non-overclockable CPUs.
Cons: -Mounting mechanism is VERY delicate. One of the plastic parts broke after I tried to remove it.
Overall Review: Good for if you are building a non-overclocking system or need a temporary cooler.
Pros: -Works while it's still in 1 piece.
Cons: -Plug came off of lightning connector with almost no force.
Overall Review: Do not buy.
Pros: -Easy to install.
-SATA (not Molex) power
Cons: -Fans are VERY loud. They work they are just incredibly loud. They are even louder than my blower-style card at 100% power. Not docking much for it though as this is easily fixed with 3rd party fans.
-Pump sometimes makes some "gurgling" noise. Not audible though unless you REALLY look for it. Might also just be my unit.
-Tubes are kind-of long. Could be a plus for some but I'm not using a very big case, so yeah.
Overall Review: I would recommend, but throw away the fans it comes with and get some better ones from another company.
Pros: -Gives you what you need and a bit more without sacrificing too much price.
-Decent OC ability. Reached 4.5 stable and 4.6 semi-stable on 6700k at 1.4v.
-Decent audio, no audible issues.
Cons: -Only 2 USB 2.0 headers. Can run into issues if using a lot of USB 2.0 devices.
-HUGE issue with memory. After 3 months of use board refused to work in dual channel mode, no POST and error code 55 any time I try to run any memory in dual-channel mode. Running in single channel works fine, however if you try to run a XMP profile or any overclock on the memory the same thing happens. Got a different board a few weeks ago from another retailer and it works fine with the same memory sticks in dual-channel.
-DualBIOS is marketing. The only time it seems to kick in is if you flash it wrong. If there's a problem with the flash chip itself you are out of luck.
-Has a lot of boot failures after exiting UEFI.
Overall Review: Good board for the price, but mine has had some issues. Just be warned, i've heard of alot of other users having these issues with all Gigabyte boards.