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PowerColor Radeon RX 480 DirectX 12 AXRX 480 4GBD5-M3DH 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card
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Pros: For $200, You really can't get better performance than this card. I am able to max out most games at 1080P with 60 FPS+. Card idles around 50C and loaded at 80C. I don't think the 8GB version is worth the $50 extra since you won't be able to run 4K with this GPU, And 4GB should be enough for most games at 1080P or even 2K.

Cons: I run dual monitors: Usually you do one HDMI and one DVI with most video cards. Unfortunately this one has no DVI nor included a display port to DVI/HDMI adapter. Display port monitors are still not very common right now and I do not want to throw away my perfect good monitor for one uses display port.

Other Thoughts: Fortunately I was able to find a display port to HDMI adapter elsewhere for $2 and solved the problem, But I really wish it was included.

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5 out of 5 eggs Best case I have seen, Out of 100+ different cases I have used. 06/16/2016

This review is from: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Series PH-ES614P_BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: I have used many different cases ranging from $40 - $300, And this is the best I have seen. It offers more features than most of the $200+ cases out there. Here are a list of things you won't find even on more expensive cases:
1. A fan hub on the back that uses SATA power connector, It also connects to the motherboard CPU 4 pin for easy speed control.
Sure NZXT has something similar, But they are still using outdated molex for power and doesn't hook up to the motherboard.
2. Velcro cable ties on the back of the case that actually works like a charm, very easy cable management.
3. High quality, Easily removable dust filters on the front, bottom and top. Sure Corsair NZXT has similar, But Phanteks does it better. Also you can not remove NZXT case front panel once a optical drive is installed.
4. Rubber grommets for easy cable management and they don't easily come out. They are also at the right place for all different builds. Whoever designed this case really took everything into consideration.
5. Radiator support at top, bottom, and front. Pre-drilled holes allow lots of adjustments and they don't conflict with other parts of the case.
6. The whole case can be disassembled by removing screws, You don't even see this on a $300 expensive case.
7. Working tool-less hard drive trays. I know tool-less hard drive trays are common nowadays, But Phanteks does it right. It's not a pain to get the HDD in, And once it's in it's very secure.
8. The SSD tray actually leaves enough height for you to bend cables. Sure other companies have done SSD tray before, But they always make the tray sitting too low and preventing the SATA cable connecting to it.

Cons: The aesthetic might not be for everyone.

Other Thoughts: I have never seen such high standard on a case, Every little detail is paid attention to, And the design is flawless. $100 is a steal for a case this quality. I was impressed with the build quality of Nanoxia DS1, Define R4, But this case blow them both out of the water.

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ASRock H170M Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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3 out of 5 eggs Not as good as its predecessor H97M Pro4 01/15/2016

This review is from: ASRock H170M Pro4 LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It's simple and it works.

Cons: I am taking two eggs off because this motherboard ONLY HAS ONE USABLE FAN HEADER, Seriously?

Yeah, Only one usable fan header on this entire motherboard in 2016. So if your CPU aftermarket cooler needs two connections (which is pretty common, since most all-in-one liquid cooling requires one for the pump and one or more for the fans) you are stuck until you find some adapters, Let's not forget about case fans either.

The second header conflicts with just about any two slot high end video card because it's in the way. Even with the lowest profile plug, It prevents the video card from sitting into its slot.

Other Thoughts: Put two extra fan headers on this board and I will consider giving it 5 eggs.

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