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Pros: Great ventilation. Lots of room. I installed an additional 140mm exhaust fan on top and it blows that hot air right out of the case. I will install another one shortly. I like the hot swap bays. I also like the mesh front bay covers. Both sides are removable which makes the case easy to work with. I fit a HD 7870 real easily.
Other Thoughts: When I turned it on the front fan made a terrible sound, I thought RMA. But I discovered that the whole front plastic cover is removable... you just pull it forward and it slides off with a little force. The fan screen had bumped loose (probably during transit) and I pushed it back into its clips and the problem was solved. I was unhappy with my other case due to standing heat and so I got a case that can breath a bit. I recommend this case... especially for 30 bucks after rebate.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Well built. I like the results with BF4 and SH5. With a stock configuration the card is undetectable at idle. Fast delivery and low price. The software (MSI Afterburner) is actually really nice, it gives me info like GPU temp and fan speed in the tray as well as on screen. Upgrade from a broken 4890 and what a difference. It is very powerful. Installed easily of course. It felt solid when I picked it up. Low price. I am really happy.
Cons: I've never had the ability to see my temps and fan speed so now I am paranoid about the card being to hot, it is currently at 38 degrees idle after some BF4. When I first installed it I was running at 35 degrees, but with almost three years on the warranty I'm not concerned with anything and I'm not an overclocker so I expect it will last.
Other Thoughts: My system specs are approximate.
Phenom II x3 unlocked to x4
GSkill ddr3 1333 16GB
SB XFI extreme music
Corsair 650 watt P/S
Pros: Easy install. Card works perfectly. Nice 20 dollar rebate. Two free games. I don't OC myself and the card seems to run cool.. I reached in and got close to the heat pipe then touched it after some BF3 and to my surprise it wasn't hot at all. All my games look great.
Cons: I usually don't like cards that are OC'd out of the box. I had some artifacting which makes me want to lower the clock but I never unlock my cards. I don't like the MSI website so far but maybe that's just me. The stock driver package was old and they don't seem to make their own drivers... at least I can't find it at MSI.com.... I paid as little as possible but feel the transaction was in my favor.
Other Thoughts: The card is cool and quiet, if you can get it under 150 then, I would say good purchase. Would I buy MSI again? Yes, I am currently eyeballing some MSI mobos.READ FULL REVIEW