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Pros: No problems with any modules. Plugged in just fine. Used the XMP on a ROG V Extreme. Had to tweek voltage just a tad. But ran several tests and was able to get 2800 with no failures. Also they don't dominate a board so you can go air cooled if you want with little fuss.
Cons: None really........it may not pan out price vs performance compared to some other kits....basically you pay extra for the extra performance...law of diminishing returns.
Other Thoughts: They are worth it. no hidden issues.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: There is a lot to like about this card. First from a performance standpoint. It is a 980ti and it is going to chew thru games like a hot knife thru butter. I have a 2k screen and it handles everything I throw at it. It is certainly up to performance as any 980ti would be.
Next, quality. MSI has taken great care to increase their brand quality. The card looks and feels solidly built. MSI points out it uses military spec parts. I think it is bit of a marketing thing, but there is nothing flimsy or weak about the card it comes secure with the exposed slots for pci and sli covered with extra plastic.
Aesthetics. The card looks great and the color scheme fits my ROG color scheme. It is not as large as some cards and has any easier time fitting my case and working with my cable management.
extras. It comes with a cable to convert a 6 power to an 8 power which you need two of. The programs that are bundled with control oc'ing, monitoring and testing. It is a fairly complete suite for a card.
sound. Great. Quite mode the fans don't run and when the fans spin up for gaming it is barely audible. MSI gets a big plus for this and is probably the best benefit of the card.
Cons: The biggest gripe I have is that the LED is annoying. You can turn it off but you have to have the MSI gaming app running. as soon as you turn the app off the led comes back. The led is one color, white. Most people who buy this card typically have a windowed case and want a certain look for their pc. The led sticks out like a sore thumb if it doesn't fit your case looks. MSI would get 5 eggs if it could at least be turned off at the card or if you could change colors. It may seem like a big deal, but this is an enthusiast card and needs to act and look like one.
The bundled apps feel out of date interface-wise. Also the gaming app, which controls the led the most conveniently starts maximized, so you have to click on it when you start up to keep the led off or managed.
Not a con, but their survey on their website is horribly translated. That doesn't add to anything confidence inspiring. If you going to do it, do it right.
Other Thoughts: The bottom line is that MSIs quality is stepping up and it is the major reason I considered this card.
It is deadly quiet. Its size is better than most 980tis out now.
If you can live with the led thing it is a card that should be considered with any of the top manufacturers.
I have always been an evga customer, but this rivals anything they have as far as quality.
This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler
Pros: Very easy to assemble. Keeps my 8 Core Intel CPU cool. I overclocked my 5960x from 35 to 41 that is about as much as I can get from this cooler without going above 65c on load temps. I could squeeze out more, but I am not trying to win a race, just speed up my cpu rendering.
It feels like decent quality, not flimsy. It comes pre-thermal greased with decent enough paste. That could be a con or a pro depending on your point of view.
The fans are PWM and aren't terrible.
Has programmable RGB Led. I was able to match up the color on my RVE board.
Comes with all mounting accessories.
It installed very easily the first time around.
You can set fans to push or pull.
Cons: Not good enough top level multicore overclocks. If you want extreme you probably wouldn't be looking here anyway.
The fans are so so. a bit flimsy and they don't line up exactly with the radiator holes.....that could be the radiator or the fans. One of my fans I could not get every screw in properly.
The software that comes with it leaves much to be desired. It doesn't always seem to work as far as readings and is a bit laggy. However there are other ways to control the fans, so not that big of a deal.
The fans that it comes with seem to be proprietary to this product as I could not seem to find an exact match to add on to make a push/pull combo, so you will have to buy 4 fans if you want them to match in a push/pull setup.
It would also be nice for the hoses to be a little longer so you have more flexibility in a larger case.
Other Thoughts: The bottom line is that this is a really solid closed loop system.
It is not designed or usable for hard core or even heavy long term overclocking. If you are afraid to go full water cooling system, but want to get a taste of it this may be for you. It is either a baby step towards hard core water cooling or a mid level overclocker or someone who wants to quiet things down a bit in their case.
It does the job well at mid level OCing and below.