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Pros: This is one of the best, if not the best graphics card for it's price range right now. I've been playing Sleeping Dogs a lot recently and I don't go below 40fps at 1080p with ultra settings. Nothing much more to say about this cards performance. It's a great card.
What really surprised was how quiet this card is. Seriously, I had no idea my old card was so loud (upgraded from a ATI 5870). I can't even tell if my computer is on because I can't hear the fan. Even under load it's still quiet. It also runs cool, too. The ACX cooler is amazing.
Cons: None so far. If I have to find something I'm a bit mad that I purchased the card 2 days before the free Watch Dogs offer. Oh well.
Other Thoughts: I upgraded from a ATI 5870 and the performance increase was very noticeable. I bought the 5870 on release almost 5 years ago and it was a great card, but it was starting to fall too far behind performance wise.
As I said under Pros, the thing that amazed me the most was how silent this card is. I don't have any coil whine either.
I'm happy I went with this card. I have no regrets, at least not yet.
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Pros: BIG upgrade from the stock i5 fan. I haven't been able to really test my cpu but I get temps around 35 degrees playing games.
The fan is pretty quiet.
Cons: On a new build, this took me the longest to install... The instructions are kinda hard to understand but not impossible. Installing the fan is pretty easy once you get it.
Other Thoughts: I stupidly installed mine horizontally instead of diagonally which blocked a ram slot. By the time I realized this I didn't feel like reinstalling it. It doesn't really bother me anyway, I'm only using 2 sticks of ram.
Make sure you install in diagonally so it doesn't block your ram slots!
Pros: First things first, its huge! I was expecting it to be big but when UPS delivered it I was in awe! Now onto the review.
Looks great. 3 big fans keep this case cool and they're very quiet! The airflow design in this is great.
The cable management is nice. Being able to hide the bulk of my cables out of sight is awesome.
Big enough to fit almost anything and it has options for watercooling.
The tooless installation is great. After installing the motherboard I didn't have to use my screwdriver again.
Cons: For me the hole to replace the heatsink isn't nearly big enough to remove the heatsink without taking out the motherboard.
I thought the other reviewers were talking about the fan led being bright, but its not at all. What is bright is the power/HDD leds! It's not really a con for me but I've seen other people complain about it.
Other Thoughts: This was my first case for my first build and I gotta say I have no regrets. Installing everything was easy. Even my cable management wasn't bad with the cases help.
Its got a lot of room for upgrades/expansions, so I'm hoping this case will last me a long time.
It fits an ATI 5870 easily.
Display Name: Michael P.
Date Joined: 08/27/09
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