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Pros: I love this card. I upgraded from a old GTX 570. Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and COD Ghosts are all on max settings in 1080p. I even tried to overclock it a little just to test the waters. This thing overclocks 100 times better than the old 570 I had. I was lucky to get 50 more mhz out of the 570. I clocked my 780 ti 150mhz over core and 57mhz over memory and it worked fine. I put it back to stock speeds because that is more than enough for current games at only 1080p.
Cons: Only 3 gigs of vRAM makes this card not so much future proof. I've hit 2.5 gigs of vRAM in crysis 3 a few times. The Assassins creed game that came with the card requires you to download UBIsoft's equivalent to Origin, Uplay. It was bad enough installing Origin. I like all my games under one program. Not two or three.
Other Thoughts: Reference design looks better than the ACX cooler IMO. "GEFORCE GTX" lime green LEDs look cool at night. I don't hear the fan. I have a huge case so it really doesn't run hot at all. fan speed stays around 20-60%READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
Pros: I ran a overclocked core i7 930 at 3.3 for a few years with temps around 50-60c idle with the stock cooler. I'm now at 4.1ghz with my i7 930 and it idles around 28-33c. Two hours running prime95 and the highest temp was 71c. Love this cooler.
Cons: Color is strange but I wanted some series cooling without liquid. As much as I didn't like the color I never took an egg off because I knew what I was buying; A COOLER THAT WORKS WITH HIGH OVERCLOCKING!
Other Thoughts: Make sure this cooler will fit. The manufacture's website has a list of ram and motherboards that WILL and WON'T fit. It fits really well with my x58 sabertooth mobo and Kingston hyper x ram without the stupid cooling fins. I have 6, 2 gig sticks installed. The cooler sits over the first three sticks. I had to remove one fan on the side of the case that cooled the gpu. Other than that if fit really well in my Antec twelve hundred case.
My north bridge temps cam way down from 65c to 42c. The stock cooler must have been blowing hot air onto it.
This review is from: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
Pros: Lots of fans and they're still working after 3 years of use. Blue led's are bright and look really nice.
Cons: I really don't like this case at all. it's big but not in a good way. It's really tall but not very long at all. My sabertooth x58 sits right on top of the rubber grommets. hdd slots are mounted north and south with the case. Very hard to have any cable management when running 4 hdd's. everything is held in place with screws. There are lots of cases in this price range that have hot swappable bays. gtx 570 fits with about 2 inches to spare. I don't think a 780 or titan would fit.
Other Thoughts: Bought this case almost 4 years ago and now that the x58 is long gone. it's time to upgrade to z87. I will be buying a different case for sure.READ FULL REVIEW