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ASUS GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Runs at about 31C idle in my Silverstone Ft02

Some broad benchmarks:
About 45 FPS in RIFT maxed out
About 45-50 FPS in Crysis 2 maxed out w/ Dx11+High res pack
About 25 FPS in Metro 2033 maxed out
About 15 FPS in The Witcher 2 maxed out WITH Ubersampling
About 50 FPS in The Witcher 2 maxed out WITHOUT Ubersampling (???)
Straight 60FPS in BFBC2 maxed out
About 140 FPS in Minecraft (Woo)
Can almost run Solitaire

Cons: 2x 560 Ti's would yield about a 15% performance increase at the same price range, I went with the 580 because I heard SLI can be a hassle with compatibility issues.

Other Thoughts: What is Ubersampling anyway?

Also, for greater performance add http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16896010215

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SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum / Steel Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Great, once I replaced the missing parts 09/19/2011

This review is from: SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum / Steel Computer Case

Pros: Great cooling, unique mobo mounting design that was annoying at first but once its built the form of the case provides top tier cooling and space. Sturdy, sleek, minimalistic design with strong side window.

Cons: Switch in the Power button was missing a piece (The tiny copper circular piece in the middle of the switch) . 2 hours in a PC repair shop and half the price of the case itself later, they replaced it. The reason it took so long was because the switch was of a proprietary design, which took some cleverness to mimic. I guess I could have RMAd the case, but I wasnt going to lose the week of shipping and the 6 hours I invested putting all the parts together (First build). Overall this was the only major headache of my build, which would've ran perfect from first boot otherwise, not to mention another chunk out of my wallet, and im disappointed because I thought Silverstone was a reliable brand. Unless they want to reimburse me the $120 lost from the PC repair shop (This is my first build, I'd of had no idea how to handle a manufacturer issue like this) I think Ill be recommending the Corsair 800D over this to my friends.

Other Thoughts: In case you didnt know, the motherboard is mounted 90 degrees clockwise in this case, the video cards are mounted vertically, and the SSD bracket is on the side of the DVD drive slots. also, the I/O port is on the top, which may seem dumb at first but when you have a 60 lb machine up against a wall removing the top panel is much easier then moving the whole machine to reach the back. Also reserves room in the back for PSU fan.

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Anthony G.'s Profile

Display Name: Anthony G.

Date Joined: 09/24/10

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 09/19/11
  • Last Review: 02/25/15
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