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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR 4GB FTW GAMING w/ACX 2.0, Silent Cooling Graphics Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Amazingly fast.
- Fans will turn off when idling or even just casually web browsing.
- Bought two of these to replace a EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB Superclocked Edition. Two of these in SLI configuration have about 18x combined performance over the single GTX 570.
- Fans will cool the card rapidly (around 1 C per second in my tests).
- EVGA Precision X software allows versatile control over the cards.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Build:
- ASUS X99-DELUXE USB 3.1 Mainboard
- Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core Processor
- ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler
- EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W Fully-Modular Power Supply
- (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR FTW Edition

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ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Keeps Intel Core i7-5930K at very low temperatures (37-53 C).
- Cools rapidly after changing from heavy to idle activity.
- LEDs are bright but not annoyingly bright.
- Very easy to install, no backplate required for the i7-5930K.

Cons: - Fan feels flimsy. It feels like it will snap off.

Other Thoughts: Build:
- ASUS X99-DELUXE USB 3.1 Mainboard
- Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core Processor
- ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler
- EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W Fully-Modular Power Supply
- (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR FTW Edition

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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Price was low for me ($89.99).
- Very sturdy case, very well built. I feel like I could toss it out a building and it would keep its shape. It definitely has earned the word "tough" from me.
- Excellent cooling capability.
- Plenty of room for wire management.
- Front panel USB is mounted sideways, allowing for huge flash drives to be plugged in without bumping into other USB devices (this was a selling point for me).

Cons: - No carrying handles or easy grip areas, it's large and heavy enough that somewhere to grab or hold on to would be nice when lifting it upwards. The front and sides of the case are entirely flat so there's no place to grab. You have to lift from the bottom or risk it slipping from your hands. I did get around this by popping off the top fan area and lifting from there, but that's not ideal.
- The drive bay snap-ins are very flimsy and feel like they will break when plugging in drives. You have to hold the drive in place with another hand when plugging in cables otherwise it could come loose and fly out while you're inserting the cables.
- The front fans connector is backwards. It uses a male connector instead of a female connector, so I can't plug it in to the mainboard until I get a male-to-male adapter. There's also a MOLEX connector which allows the fans to be powered and allows you to control the LEDs but you can't control the speed using that.
- The case comes with an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port that's completely useless in modern builds. I will need to probably get a dust cover for the FireWire port as a reminder that it's not plugged in.

Other Thoughts: Build:
- ASUS X99-DELUXE USB 3.1 Mainboard
- Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core Processor
- ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler
- EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W Fully-Modular Power Supply
- (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR FTW Edition

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Carl B.'s Profile

Display Name: Carl B.

Date Joined: 12/29/08

  • Reviews: 21
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  • First Review: 08/08/12
  • Last Review: 12/11/15
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