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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6286-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Card is aesthetically pleasing with neutral color scheme, dark slate gray with silver accents. Doom runs at well over 120 + FPS at 1080p with boost clock enabled using the Vulcan API.
Very well constructed and extremely quiet. Comes with a back plate installed which is a big plus.

Temperatures have not exceeded 73 degrees centigrade throughout all benchmarks and games.
I have not experienced sagging even though this card is very heavy and much taller than my EVGA 780 GTX reference card. This is most likely due to metal construction, custom PCB and a sturdy back plate.

Cons: This card is about 1" taller than my 780 GTX so, the mounting bracket is almost impossible to mount the thumb screws by hand. I have sausage fingers though.

The RGB interface is part of the XOC software and is hard to locate at first. It also has an antiquated interface comparable to older windows or DOS GUIs.
The colors are not absolute, so, you are limited to a few choices on the spectrum grid. Whites are cyan, reds are pink or purple. The blues and greens are most accurate.

Maybe I am nitpicking but when I pay $679.00 for a GPU... I expected more!

I refuse to take away an egg for the LEDs because I bought it for performance! RGB lighting is fairly new, so, it will be a while before it is perfected. I am think newer versions of XOC and Geforce Experience will improve these issues.
Lastly is the price which I mentioned above.

Other Thoughts: This 1080 FTW has a base clock and boost clock that is only matched by the Classified but ... at a higher price tag!
Using the XOC software and clicking the "K" button this beast tears through graphic intensive games with a boost clock of 2017 MHz and memory clock of 5000+ MHz.
I definitely be buying another when I have the cash and recommend it highly to everyone I know.

If you are on the fence about this card and have the money, Just get it... You will be amazed!

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6286-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Card is asthetically pleasing with neutral color scheme, slate gray with silver accents. Runs all the modern game titles at well over 150 FPS at 1080p with boost clock enabled using the Vulcan API.
Very well constructed and extremely quiet. Comes with a backplate installed which is a big plus. Temperatures have not exceeded 73 degrees centigrade throughout all benchmarks and games.
have experienced no sagging even though this card is very heavy and much taller than my EVGA 780 GTX reference card.

Cons: This card is about 1.25" taller than my 780 GTX so, the mounting bracket is almost impossible to mount the thumb screws by hand. I have very large hands though
I exchanged the first card with Newegg because of the LED lights on the top logo... the left of the logo was brighter at the E.
The replacement had the same issue so I called EVGA. They told me it was the positioning of the lamp and is common across all of the cards. It is a little annoying but I don't really care about the LEDs being perfect. Speaking of LEDs... The interface is part of the OCx software and is hard to locate at first. It also has an antiquated interface comparable to older windows or DOS GUIs.
The colors are not absolute, so, you are limited to a few choices on the spectrum grid. Whites are cyan, reds are pink or purple. The blues and greens are most accurate.
Maybe I am nitpicking but when I pay $679.00 for a GPU... I expect more!
I refuse to take away an egg for the LEDs because I bought it for performance and RGB lighting is fairly new, so, it will be a while before it is perfected.
Lastly is the price which I mentioned above.

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Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Attractive/Quiet Cooling 03/04/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Pros: Very quiet compared to the system I am running now. Comes with all hardware many processor models.
Looks very sharp in my case and is manufactured with quality materials. Temps held at 37c or less with normal operation in a warm environment.

Cons: The instructions are useless with the wiring.
Here is why:
Instructs you to plug both radiator fans into a splitter that converts down to a one wire connector for the CPU1 header. The radiator fans did not start up!
It had a SATA connector coming of the pump also and the instructions never mentioned it or show a picture. I plugged that to a SATA plug from my PSU and the radiator fans started working. Plus, a thick USB wire that requires connecting to a MB header. The three wires from the pump and the USB can be a nightmare for cable management if you like a clean look!
The "link" software is pretty useless unless you want to adjust the fan speeds. Other than that, It only sits in your tray and uses valuable resources. It actually affected my wireless USB mouse... The cursor would jump around.

Other Thoughts: Even with so many cons, It is a good cooler and highly recommend it.
You just have to have a plan on placement and be patient with the poor instructions.
I installed it in the top of my Air 540 and all 5 fans match in color, type and size.

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Display Name: Kenneth H.

Date Joined: 02/18/08

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  • First Review: 02/21/09
  • Last Review: 09/14/16
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