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David B.

David B.

Joined on 09/20/20

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Monitor Review

MSI Optix G273QF 27" QHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 1ms (GTG) 165 Hz 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible Rapid IPS Gaming Monitor
MSI Optix G273QF 27" QHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 1ms (GTG) 165 Hz 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible Rapid IPS Gaming Monitor

Pros: Awesome picture with plenty of options

Cons: My cat chewed through the power cord!

Overall Review: Great monitor no complaints really. I do need a replacement power cord though, seems difficult to find replacement.

Most Critical Review

Defective board

ASUS ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi 6 LGA 1200 (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX White Scheme Gaming Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 5333, WiFi 6, Intel 2.5Gb LAN, Thunderbolt 4 Support, 3 x M.2/NVMe SSD)
ASUS ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming WiFi 6 LGA 1200 (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX White Scheme Gaming Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 5333, WiFi 6, Intel 2.5Gb LAN, Thunderbolt 4 Support, 3 x M.2/NVMe SSD)

Pros: BIOS has a ton of option and makes over clocking simple with presets. Board is pretty to look at. MB feels durable.

Cons: Had a terrible time with drivers for audio, and Wifi. When I tried to use my steel series headset the board would not detect it. I troubleshot everything under the sun to solve the issue. For whatever reason the installation cd with drivers would indicate the drivers were installed but when I would reboot and check the drivers were still not installed! Ive never encountered such difficulty with installing audio drivers or any driver for that matter. I spent couple hours trying to figure out then I just have up. I was able to connect to the internet because I have a usb WiFi adapter and attempted to download drivers straight from Asus website but again to no avail. The second PCI express slot locking clamp appears defective when compared to the other two available slots. I would at least expect the drivers to actually download from physical media. Additionally I would observe this message every time I would be on the desktop (ensure to install mei driver before using asus 5-way optimization). Keep in mind I did everything I could to resolve these issues, via YouTube videos, forums, and basic troubleshooting procedures in the device manager.

Overall Review: Great looking MB, RGB lights are a nice touch. IO panel is sturdy, the board feels hefty and durable. Installation of drivers and additional software was a nightmare. I really wanted this board to work out the box.

10/14/2021