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Originally Posted by pcantu
Thanks Pury and Gamedaz for your support! I'm very happy to have joined the SaberTooth Z77 club. Today I'll run some tests on the monitor with a friend's laptop but most likely it's already damaged and I'm gonna have to buy a new one.
I just purchased the Asus z77 over the summer and put together my system with this mother board, compared to my previous motherboard X58 gigabyte ud5, this motherboard is simply what I have been waiting for...it has all the fan headers located at all case fan locations, for easy fan plug and play, the BIOS is stunning I don't have to see the monitor garble all this Data when it is loading the OS...just loads into Windows and desktop...the user friendly OC is just what I want to allow the motherboard to O.C without me manually tweaking here and there...1 button O.C.'s it to 4.23GHZ which is fine for me...the 3770k chip runs cooler than the previous 950 I owned...the Motherboards tuff shield is what really draws me to this Technology...with most motherboards the surface mounted chips are exposed, which IMO is not cosmetically appealing, the tuff shield actually allows air from fans to coherently move across the entire motherboard's surface without resistance from onboard capacitors and surface chips as with a regular motherboard...the onboard video is convenient when you need to RMA a GPU card...where you can still use your computer instead of waiting weeks without one, (As I had to when I accidentally shorted my GPU's power connector to the motherboard, which was not an actual electrical short but some type of electromagnetic short from exposed wire?)...the padded IO ports on the back make for a very snug fit without loose connectors> USB connectors fit snug and tighter than my previous motherboard...the onboard fault LED's help diagnose issues visually with out extensive diagnostics (convenient as well)...its surge protection ground issues and humid resistance technology also adds to it's resistance to environmental wear and tear...+ 5 Year warranty adds to a great motherboard if you arn't extreme OC'ing it.Here's my Antec case Before Mod: Notice Extreme wires!
I broke my OS hard drive's sata power connector trying to access it in all those wires, I lost my pc for 2 months because of Western digitals warranty, they sent me a velociraptor without heatsinks? Twice!...finally ordered my own and Wetsern Digital refunded me for the warranteed drive after 3 months. I ended up modding my Antec case to allow convenient removal of hard drives.
Here's after Installation of Asus Z77
Bottom fans (120mm Vipre) air flow much more coherent with tuff shield.Edited by Gamedaz - 10/4/13 at 9:08am