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This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Good solid construction, VRM heatsink, 4 RAM slots, works...
Cons: NB gets a bit hot for my taste, second PCIe is at x4, CPU direction indicator arrow is hidden by the plastic mounting socket, only two fan headers (3 if you count PWR fan), front panel connectors are halfway up the board (which meant i had to redo my wiring... none of those are anything big, but just thought they should be mentioned
Other Thoughts: Good motherboard, very impressed with Gigabytes increase in qualityREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI R9 270 GAMING 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Pros: -Cold (~40-50C playing Thief @ ultra settings w/ x8 AA)
-Plays every game at High-Ultra settings w/ 8x-16x AA
-Quiet fans (can only be heard at 70-100% fan speed)
-Afterburner works nicely
-Can handle maximum overclocks (1050mhz core and 1500mhz mem) no problem
-Came with 2 games (i chose Hitman: Absolution and Thief (Mantle))
Cons: -No backplate (aesthetics thing, card is incredibly stiff)
Other Thoughts: Great card, going to buy a second to upgrade from the integrated graphics in my other AMD system (a10-7700k)
Current system specs:
-AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.4ghz
-8gb Gskill rampage RAM OC'd to 2000mhz
-MSI R9 270 OC'd to 1050mhz core, 1500mhz mem
-Samsung 840 pro 128gb SSD
-1TB WD blue @7200rpm
-Windows 7 Professional SP1
This review is from: Rosewill REDBONE - Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Sturdy steel construction, tool less installation for 5.25 and 3.5 drives, nice bright red fan, basic exhaust fan. Plenty of room inside to work with. Cable management isn't that bad, not damaged in shipping, holds computer parts, dust filter for PSU and fans.
Cons: Red. Even though I bought this color of case on purpose, most like myself can find it challenging to find case fans that match this case, as most cheap ones are blue. Not really an issue though.
Other Thoughts: Lies. The description of this case says there are NO 2.5 MOUNTING BAY THINGIES. THIS CASE DOES SUPPORT 1 2.5 DRIVE. At the bottom of the HDD cage, you will notice 4 little risers with holes. This holes happened to line up perfectly with my 2.5 drive. Lies. This case has lies. As well, even though it says it can only support 120mm fans, I and almost 100% positive, but I think it can fit at least 1 140mm fan on the door. I haven't tried, but it looks like it. Don't take my word for it thoughREAD FULL REVIEW