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I recently upgraded my i5 2400 Sandybridge (2nd Pic) to i5 6600K Skylake (1st Pic) mainly for gaming and the odd bit of photo/ video editing. I thought the 2400 was getting old but this wasn't entirely the case as the Sandybridge CPU's are strong CPU's even at 5-6 years old. The 6600K is very good though, certainly impressive enough with a 4.5Ghz OC and stable as a rock with the Kraken x41 cooling it.

Pictures to follow...

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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like that mobo?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's very good, over clocking is easy. UEFI could be a little easier but you soon get used to it. So far so good! The only down side IMO is the poor RGB aspect, its very weak and does nothing really. I switched these off.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking at info for that motherboard. It looks amazing. My question is the lighting around the sound portion of the motherboard RGB also or only red? And can you turn it off?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

only red but with pulsar featuer :/

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know whether it's possible to disable the audio and XMP LEDs (both are red)? Or even all LEDs if necessary.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It is in the sound section of the Mobo. Top right is RGB however.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a decent mobo for the price, I also got the nzxt hue+ thrown in as part of a deal. The RGB aspect of the mobo though is actually quite dull compared to the manufacturer photos. So I turned these off all together and rely on the hue+ for illumination.

The sound portion is red only I'm afraid but can be switched off.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the MSI z170a m7 an think the onboard audio is not too great; it is pretty quiet even at 100% volume. How does the Pro Carbon compare? Is the audio chip, voltage and audio software any different?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit I hadn't tested this out as I use external USB DAC but after doing so my Beyerdynamic DT 770s sounded awful and low on power, not loud at all. So I'm guessing its the same as with the MSI z170a m7. My recommendation is just buy a good DAC, they're wonderful. I use the Cambridge Audio DacMagic. Both that and a cheaper mobo is better IMO than the really expensive mobo's alone.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

more pic's plz -

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure these will be coming shortly, any suggestions in particular?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post a picture of the motherboards lighting strip on and only that? I really want to know how bright it can get.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try to do this at weekend mate, remind me again if I forget.

Cheers

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You think you can post

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Done

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a good budget board that isn't too flashy, OC is great. You can't change the inner left side LED from Red but it does turn off if you prefer. Personally I like the red, even with other case lighting.