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Pros: I've had this card for over a month now and I am continuously impressed by it. I replaced an AMD R9-280x, and not only does the 970 blow it out of the water in regards to performance, my whole case is MUCH cooler and almost dead silent (even under load). You can see by all of the dramatic price cuts to AMD's lineup that this GTX 900 series is a real game changer.
Cons: It's big, but that really isn't even a con because it's large size helps keep it cool and quiet. Just make sure you have room in your case.
Other Thoughts: I am hoping for a decent deal on black friday or something to pull the trigger on another one to run SLI.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks cool, rebate came through making this a "good deal"
Cons: Received the first board with a non-working PCI. With the video card installed, the board would not boot. Moved the card to another slot and it worked fine. Since I bought all my components for my PC over the span of 2 months, I was passed the 30 day Newegg return time frame. I decided to RMA, which began as a non-responsive situation from ASRock. I contacted Newegg and they were able to get the RMA set up with ASRock.
I had to pay to send my board back, as per the terms of ASRock's RMA process. 2 weeks later I received my replacement board from ASRock, and was delighted to see that all of the HDAudio pins on the board were bent over flat. The shipping package was not damaged at all, so ASRock's quality control let this one ship out to me damaged. They wanted me to pay to ship it back again, which I demanded otherwise and they agreed. They emailed me a FedEx GROUND shipping label. It has been another week and they have received the board (NY to CA). Now I'm sure I'll wait another week or 2 before getting my replacement, which hopefully is fully functional and undamaged.
Other Thoughts: ASRock has very poor customer service. They are nice enough to talk to, but the quality isn't there. I paid for a new mother board that didn't work, they shipped me a replacement that didn't work, and almost a month later I'm still waiting. I really don't see myself purchasing another ASRock product in the near or distant future.
It's very sad that I actually received a mail-in rebate BEFORE I have received a working product. At least the rebate process is functional, I suppose.
*Great brightness and color
*Was on sale for $150
Cons: Stuck blue pixel out of the box. I waited a little bit hoping it would un-stuck itself, but it has not.
Other Thoughts: Just started the RMA process with AOC. We'll see how this goes. Aside from the stuck pixel, this was an absolute steal at $150. If it goes on sale again, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a second and third.READ FULL REVIEW