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Pros: -Runs like a charm. Everything is being powered up as needed and supporting my GPU that demands 500W just fine (Sapphire Radeon HD 7950).
-The silence. Makes me double check if I really did power up my computer.
-80 Plus Gold certified assurance
Cons: Just a few nitpicks:
-The plugs might be a bit snug. It requires a bit of pressure to push it into my hard drive and CD drive.
-I thought it would have an individual box that it would arrive in like how you would buy a PSU from an electronics store. I opened up my Newegg shipping box to find that it was encased in a lot of bubble wrap and the wires were strapped down with tape to the PSU. It made me think that this was a refurbished product.
Other Thoughts: The size is just right for my Dell XPS 8300. I've only had it for a few days now as compared to my old Dell PSU that has been powering it up for the past 3 years. Only reason why I had to swap out was because I got the HD 7950 and it requires at least 500W to work.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Runs super quiet compared to my older HD 5770, even under full load (Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Borderlands 2) on max settings.
-Low idle temperatures around 34-39 degrees celsius and full load at 70 degrees during summer heat with no air conditioning on in my room
Cons: Not exactly plug-and-play for this card. It could be entirely my fault for not installing the drivers beforehand. Swapped out my older GPU and installed this one. Windows 7 booted up past the banner and got a black screen with a cursor only (booting in safe mode ended up with the same results). I ended up having to do a system restore and install the drivers right after. Minor hiccup, didn't dock an egg for that.
Other Thoughts: Everything seems to be working fine for now. I had to buy a new PSU (Seasonic SSP-550RT 550W 80+ Gold certified) to accomodate the GPU's power consumption because the one that came with my Dell XPS 8300 is garbage. It fit nicely in the case and currently have it hooked up via HDMI to my monitor. Graphics are as smooth as eggs...I mean silk. I'll update if anything comes up.READ FULL REVIEW