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Pros: I have used EVGA video cards in every gaming pc build for years now and they do not let you down. When you go with EVGA's flagship card for the 980's that's what you get.
I replaced an EVGA GTX590 CLASSIFIED card with this one and it blew me away with the performance from a single card. The GTX590 was still running fine I just want to upgrade to the 980 classified card.
The performance from the card is amazing with half the fan noise. I have only had the card a few days but I love it. This is one cool running card with temp far lower than the GTX590 it replaced.
Cons: None for me I use full tower pc cases for all my gaming pc's but this card is huge and very wide...
Other Thoughts: For the money a back plate should have come on the card.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This case has more room than some full tower cases I have and is laid out better than any I have used.
It will take the largest video cards out without issues with room. The cable cutouts are all where they are needed for clean installation.
I have a lot of full tower cases some even made by cooler master and this case is almost as big and has more room inside than some like my inwin dragon rider full tower.
Cons: Not one con..
Other Thoughts: If you need a smaller mid tower this one may not be for you.
If you want a mid tower case with lots of room and laid out perfect for installation of high performance hardware this is it.
Pros: Don't let some reviews stop you from getting a solid cooler with very good performance. I have 4 of these on my gaming pc's and they do perform well with temps (27c to 31c at idle)(Intel and AMD cpu's) and at gaming loads (42c to 45c). My systems have not gone over 45c while running any of my games at all and flight sims like rise of flight and A10 warthog do push the cpu hard while running. For me this is solid performance from the cooler. With a slight overclock my temps go up by 2c to 3c depending on the system I am running at the time.
I do run 2 120mm fans (cooler master jet flows) on the coolers to get best performance.
As for the back plate I have not had one issue with any of my coolers at all. The back plates with this cooler have worked fine for me. You can get a kit on e bay made by the manufacture of this cooler to use it on AMD cpu's and I have 2 of them installed this way on AMD cpu's without one issue. You can even use the back plate that comes on the motherboard with these kits with AMD AM3+ cpu's.
Installation was easy and I had the cooler installed in around 30 min.
If you spend more you may find better performance but if your like me just gaming (world of tanks and rise of flight) and not trying to run super overclocked system this cooler will serve you well.
Cons: I have found no cons with this cooler at all. The only thing even close to con is it would be easier with 2 people to install. It's hard to hold everything and start the screws in the radiator using 2 120mm fans.
Other Thoughts: I have only found these kits for this cooler on e bay and they do work well for the cooler to use with AMD cpu's.
Also this cooler dose not need the extra usb plug in on your motherboard other coolers need. It dose not need extra software that can have issues like some other coolers have and I have had these issues in the past with other coolers. You just install it and it works so if you want to keep things simple that should be that way check this cooler out you will love it.