Summary: fast delivery, arrived in great conditions product is "must buy" to use with the gryphon motherboard. looks great, makes motherboard very sturdy and stable, allows airflow and protects from dust.
Summary: With motherboards constantly being exposed to both heat and dust, this nifty little item does what it's designed to do. With the ASUS Sabertooth model, the Thermal Armor Kit for the ASUS Gryphon Z87 motherboard re-enforces it and protects it from not only heat, but dust as well, which also expands the lifespan in return.
Summary: Living in a hot humid climate that kills electronic stuff in no time, I wanted something designed to be tough and durable. So far no problems, easy to install, and the attention to detail they've given to its construction give confidence that it will do the job.
Summary: Simple to use the kit. Includes covers for every port, as well as expansion slost. Really stiffens up the motherboard, and makes the install look very clean. Not sure how it helps with airflow, as I installed it in a built from scratch system, and didn't have any reference prior to this being installed. It does look awesome though.
Summary: The only reason I have this is because I have an obsidian 650D case with the window so my components are in full view when people are in the room. The armor looks pretty cool but aside from that, I don't see much more benefit. The cooling benefits are negligible at best I assume but you do get some thermal sensors with the armor kit as well as a small motherboard fan too so if you use ASUS' AI suite to monitor temps and control things on the mobo, the sensors give you an...
Summary: Nice addition to the Gryphon - gives a nice clean look to the install, and the port plugs will come in handy in an environment is as dusty as my own. I've built a special dust shield for my PC using speaker grille cloth and somehow some dust still finds its way into parts of my system, and in this coastal environment, dust=rust=electronic death. Cost may be a little high for what you get though.