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Pros: Some of the best Bang-for-the-buck if you get it on Sale.
Gorgeous construction quality
Top-notch componentry throughout
Quiet, while kicking comparable GPU's backsides...
Cons: If you had to pay MSRP - some recent arrivals may offer better value.
However, I got this baby for low $5C and have only begun to explore the limits of what it can do on my 1080i Monitor.
Other Thoughts: Did A LOT of research and this GPU consistently gets great reviews on nearly all of the sites that I trust.
I was blown-away by how dang HUGE the box that it came-in was (inner hard-box is like a jewelry case...) - it was bigger and weighed about twice of what my Standard ITX Mobo box weighed...
Looking forward to many years of enjoyable use with my new toy!
This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Pros: More QUIET than stock coolers
Puts less stress on Mobo than gigantic air-coolers
Corsair Quality throughout
System runs nice-and-COOOOOLLLLL
Cons: Getting my new system (Corsair Link Applet) to recognize the USB dongle.
Initially, it did not work until I tried a different USB2.0 header. So, I deduct 1-egg for this
Other Thoughts: This unit provides a BIG step-up from the Stock fan.
Everything that I've read about the i7-4770K says that cooling it properly can be a pain - so, I decided to invest in some Corsair "peace-of-mind" and have not been disappointed.
Sure, there are better compnent-level Liquid Cooling Systems out there, but if you do not want to deal with exotic sourcing and complicated assembly - yet still want the benefits of a considerably-better-than-stock solution, this is probably one of the best.
Time will tell....
This review is from: SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Excellent reviews all-around - I did A LOT of research before investing in this new PSU
FUTURE-PROOF - Running an i7-4770K with mid-OC and MSI 780 Lightning - needed (2) 8-Pin Power for Graphix with room to add a 2nd in future if I so desire
Cons: None - maybe price, but I had (2) 20-buck gift cards from my Seagate HDDs & used those to supplement
Documentation / Labeling on cables could be a bit better (English is their 4th or 5th language...)
Other Thoughts: If you are assembling an upper-end (but not bleeding-edge) system, with modern componentry that draws less juice than it used to - an 850 Watt Unit should be more than ample for most people.
And this one is exceptional