Biostar TZ77XE4 because it has great VRMs and can OC. The matte black pcb looks sick as well. Also I am poor so a great overclocking board under $150 with features found in 200+ boards is the definite choice.
Their caps are most likely Japanese but the digipower is only partially true. If you read indepth reviews on their mid-high end motherboards, you will find that their motherboards have a hybrid design with both digi and analog voltage regulators.
They are basically Apple's 27" Cinema displays. They are actually rejected panels because they do not meet the strictest standard to be an Apple Cinema display so these small Korean companies buy them up and assemble to sell. Super high resolution IPS displays at an affordable price. I can't...
G. Skill is excellent and their customer service isn't bad either. I emailed their sales department and asked for free stuff, a week later I get package containing G. Skill dogtags, G Skill Stickers, Pens, Lanyard, and other assorted goodies.
The biggest thing I'm worried about is the one year warranty. Even though it might be manufactured by a quality company, there is always a chance that something could go wrong after a year of hiccup free operation.
I'll be getting a Biostar TZ77XE4 because it has a 13 phase VRM and it has all the features a midrange board from other companies would have without the insane price. Honestly, I love to OC and tweak but I can not justify spending more than $150 on good overclocking motherboard unless I were to...
I apply the paste on the heatsink base rather than the CPU itself because the base of the cooler has the machining imperfections on them. I then use a credit card or a hard thin plastic object to spread the thermal paste evenly all around the bottom of the cooler.
When you set up the schematics for your case, you should always strive for positive airflow. This means that the amount of air being sucked into the case is more than the exhaust. However, this is not say that it could create such a huge deficit between intake and displacement that hot air gets...
That's really good considering how much a new chip costs, but then again I don't know of anyone who has officially melted their chip while overclocking, provided that they have adequate cooling and know what they are doing.
RAM doesn't run hot unless you are running on high voltage and high clocks, which I doubt since it's a Intel Sandy Bridge E. Not going to make that much difference even if one configuration is warmer. If you are that concerned, buy a RAM fan.