Wooooo boy. This was a fun one to assemble. Finally bought the components to replace my old b85pro4 from ASRock. Also decided to upgrade the GPU to a 980ti from an R9 290. Really the only difficult thing was the Kraken X41. It's bracket had two holes that were missing threading, and made installing the standoffs for it strip skin off my thumbs. Worth it in the end however. PC is -DEAD- silent. No sound whatsoever. THe silence of the water cooler plus the Twin Frozr zero speed fan tech on the GPU make the computer a gentle whir in my nearly dead silent room. Also, M.2 boot speeds are incredible. Benchmarks and overclocking results will follow soon.
Here's the 3DMark Scoresheet: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/6929932 And here's it compared to the previous: http://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/5906474/fs/6929932
Excellent processor. Recommend water cooling.
Would be five stars, the only issue is the standoff mounting system is literally murder on your fingers.
Would be five stars, but the rear panel I/O USB is 1x USB 3.1 Type C, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0. The motherboard I used prior had 4x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0.
Fast and reliable, at a price that doesn't destroy your budget.
I somehow managed to fill this up. Time for another.
Extremely good looking case. A bit dated now, but reliable, solid, and -SILENT-.
A bit of an odd buzzing now after one year of proper use and cleaning. Still functioning quite well mind you.
Colours are a bit inaccurate, and it takes well over 15 seconds to get through the annoying splash screens.
Well built, no backlight bleed, inclusion of a (sadly 2.0) USB hub, and versatile mounting system earns this 5 stars.
It's fairly expensive for what it is, especially with all the other excellent mechanical keyboards (K70). If you can get this as a gift, do. It's excellent looking and excellent feeling, with the satisfying clicky clacky found on mechanical switches.
Five years and still running beautiful, no noise audio thanks to the 7.1 capable DAC it ships with.