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ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quiet - thats about it

Cons: 1. Voltage is completly locked... Im so angry that ASUS didnt state this on the product description page... The reference cards are unlocked you built a OVERCLOCKING card and then stop people from overclocking on it... unless you solder wires onto it and even then you need the R4E to do that and in the process instantly loose your 3yr warranty...

Crossfire is herrific , single card works considerably better in most games... BF3 you need 100fps+ just to avoid the micro stutter that makes the game feel like its running 5fps..

Saved up for these and feel like i have been cheated by ATI and ASUS in particular

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ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quite and run well... Bought 2x Top DC II's, one came DOA... Replacment works perfect (these things happen dont knock eggs off because of a DOA)

Both cards do 1125mhz / 6000mhz Stock to problem
Both cards do 1250mhz 1.2v no problem (havent tried Higher yet)

Going to watercool them with EK blocks shortly

Upgraded from 3x GTX480 @ 900mhz and notice MASSIVE diffrence 40-55fps (3way GTX480) vs 90-140fps (7970 x 2)

This is the first time ever owning AMD cards always been NVIDIA ... but as i was getting destroyed by the 1.5gb vram on GTX480 there was no way I was spending more money on a GPU (GTX680) with only 2gb VRAM...Playing BF3 2560x1440 maxed I use 2.3gb VRAM..... These cards are completly worth it over the GTX680 for the added VRAM if you play on displays bigger than 1080p and want some future proofing

Cooler works well on GPU's see top temps 80deg OC (1250mhz)

Love the full Display ports not mini ones as on stock 2560x1440 dells work no worries with DP (other than

Cons: VRM temps could be better one card runs 90deg VRM whislt other runs 70deg VRM ... unsure why the discrepency maybe poor thermal pad contact on the higher temp card

Not all the DP connections support 2560x1440 + screen sizes (didnt know this and cant see it on the product page)

Other Thoughts: In buying a OC or premium card you are not guaranteed OC above what they sell them at ie 1000mhz in this case... It is luck otherwise ASUS would sell every card at 1250mhz

And dont complain about size or its 3-slots etc you know what you are buying and there are measurments avialabe

for top teir card Great buy for the money and hope I get the use out of them like my GTX480's

and as a Tip have a solid gap between the cards in X-fire and good airflow as they can get very hot very quickly

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LIAN LI PC-P80NB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Too many corners cut 05/24/2012

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-P80NB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Fantastic lay out, could be perfect if abit more consideration was given to internal radiator support
-Love the top fan pannel
-Design improvment on my PC-80
-Overpriced due to cut corners by lian li (see cons)

Cons: 1st of all Quality Control is getting much worse at Lian li, I had bubbly paint on the bottom of the front door
2. No LED fans , for case of this cost, should come with LED fans with a switch next to fan speed controller to turn LEDs on and off
3.Poor watercooling options , The top rad has to be 30mm or less thinckness
4.Ended up cutting a 140x2 in the floor (should come as a standard cut out for a case of this cost
5.Got the case powder coated due to botched lian li paint

With so many cases with fantastic watercooling options like the 800D, Lian Li have to provide the same service to there highest end cases at a minimum, puting two watercooling grommets on the back and calling it a day is NOT WATERCOOLING READY!
IF better radiator support out of the box was available (at least two rads in a case this size, it would be worth every $$) ... I dont mind spending this amount of money , if A-Quality is flawless (PC-80 was) B- I dont need to MOD it for what should be simple on Lian

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