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MSI N780 LIGHTNING G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet, Powerful, Stays Cool

Cons: Broken within three months, Poor quality RMA service

Other Thoughts: This card was great while it worked, but I've had it for less than three months and a component has already blown. Component C502 almost started a case fire in my case when it blew. Air flow was more than adequate as the case was open at the time and I had just started the computer up. My computer shut itself down one day and wouldn't start up again, so I started removing components to see which one was causing problems. The graphics card seemed to be the culprit since when I removed it, my computer started up. I had it out for a day, then decided to see if I put it back in if it would start again. That is when the component caught fire in my case.

This wouldn't be so bad, except that the RMA service seems to also be pretty bad. No customer service except on weekdays, which is fine, but what really gets me is that I am going to be sent a refurbished item and I have to pay for shipping! I paid almost $500 for this item, so the service could stand to be better than this. I'm really disappointed because I thought of MSI as a big company with good service, so I felt safe buying this card from them. Turns out I should have waited for another brand of non-reference 780's to go on sale.

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Five (5) Preinstalled Fans, Side Window Panel, Top HDD Dock
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This case has great cable management, decent quickswap hard drive bays, looks pretty stylish, and seems to have really good cooling. You can put fans EVERYWHERE if you're willing to move stuff around.

At this price, the fact that it has a hard drive bay up top AND USB 3.0 on top were deciding factors for me.

Cons: This case is let down a bit by its narrowness. Maybe its my 3 year old PSU, but the power connectors for the hard drives make it a bit difficult to close the case. Also, unless you seriously play with the cable management under the motherboard tray, you're gonna have a hard time getting the back cover on.

Other Thoughts: Good if you don't have larger PSU cables like I do.


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Display Name: Oscar N.

Date Joined: 02/01/03

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 01/07/14
  • Last Review: 03/01/14
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