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HIS Radeon R7 370 H370QM2G2M 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 IceQ X2 OC Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The construction seems to be very sturdy, well made. Typically with these dual slot cards with a heat sink, you will see the outer most unsupported corner of the card drop significantly after installation, but in this case it droped very little.
Up to this point my Corsair 850w PSU's cooling fan would never kick on and my system is an overclocked Intel i7-4770K 3.5GHz processor with 32gigs ram, surely I thought adding the card would demand enough additional power to cause the cooling fan to kick on. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not. So the power draw is not that bad.
As for the cooling fans of the card itself, I can barely hear them. Very cool!!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I use my PC primarily for Lightroom and Photoshop use, very little video editing at all. I read many articles how adding a VC to a photo editing machine will not benefit you much at all, they were all wrong. Adding this card has helped to speed up my workflow quite a bit. I am very pleased with the results.

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Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25 ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I used to water cool but prefer this heatsink much better because it keeps the temps down in the low 30s C, even on my overclocked i7 4770k. This thing is whisper quiet and even though it's tall, it does fit inside an Antec 1200 case without the side fan on the door panel.
Comes with multiple mounts and assorted connectors. I love the option of adding an additional fan if needed.

Cons: The color if it bothers you but no big deal to me. Not docking an egg for it.

Other Thoughts: This unit does not block any of the ram slots on the Asus Z87 pro board.

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ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great overclocking board right out of the box, no issues. Wifi is cool but I prefer Ethernet for my main desktop. The Dual Intelligent Processors 4 for Four Way Optimization program that overclocks the entire system is very very very cool!! I wanted an overclocked system but didn't want to spend hours doing it like the old days, this did the trick and probably better than I would have.
Plenty of fan headers (x4 cases fans + CPU fan header) to allow the Fan Expert2 program integrated with Dual Intelligent Processors to tweak your OC to the best settings based on your equipment.
Lots of Sata connectors and USB connectors.
Asus put a lot of thought and planning into these Z87 boards, well done Asus!!!

Cons: None

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Barry B.'s Profile

Display Name: Barry B.

Date Joined: 07/26/05

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 12/21/07
  • Last Review: 12/14/15
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