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MSI MSI Gaming 990FXA-GAMING AM3+/ AM3 AMD 990FX & SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very well built, clean looking and plenty of fan headers. Sturdy and has very nice north and south bridge cooling heat sinks. The Bios is easy to navigate and functional. Does the job I need it to do flawlessly, which is play graphically intensive games for long periods of time. Don't know about it being able to power the 220 watt AMD cpu, but it powers my 8350 without toasting the mother board, which is what happened to my other motherboard.

Cons: The pciex16 slots are way to close together, would of been nice if they included some specs on the spacing, cause I had to remove my soundcard from the system since with my two 970's in there it covers up one of the pciex16 slots, the pcie slot, and the pci slot, so all I have plugged in is my net card, and the two graphics cards.

Built in audio is a joke, my Logitech keyboard has a better sound circuit than this motherboard, but it is quiet. The USB 3.0 port is also in a bad location, it's right above where the second graphics card sits. I mean, you can plug it in and it works, it's just gonna be pressing hard against the card and possibly break off the connection from the board.

Other Thoughts: First MSI product I've ever used, and I'm not disappointed, the price point was right, and it functions good enough. Its a bummer I can't use my sound card, now I got two of them just sitting around. Didn't use the software included since from my experience it's usually junk, learned from my ASUS board that it causes more issues than it helps with.

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DIYPC Skyline-07-G Black/Green SECC ATX Full Tower Gaming USB 3.0 Computer Case w/ 7 x 120mm Green fans
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Huge, huge and huge. This thing has space...I may be overselling it a bit, but it's got alot of room. It also has an awesome hard drive rack system and peripherals rack system that I love. And the side panel is easily removed so you can constantly change your wiring routing and adding hard drives without pulling the entire thing apart. Has a fan control switch on top that's pretty neat too, and do low, high, or just have them off if you don't want the lights on, but the fans don't spin either in the off position.
The front pannels are removable with out taking anything apart, and the filters are awesome since two of them are removable without pulling the thing apart. And it's very well vented. All the PCI slot panels have vents in them, and aren't tack welded in. Also has a Mini solid state hard drive slot on top of the tower, which is neat. Also has solid metal thumb screws for removing the side panels, instead of those stupid two piece plastic ones.

Cons: Not all the fans light up, the ones on top are just green colored, but not led. Also, getting to any other fans other than the side fans and the cpu fan are difficult. Have to take the entire case apart to remove them or replace them, but they are of good quality. Doesn't have removable filters for every fan slot, just two of them. Also, very heavy case.

Other Thoughts: Matches my keyboard, mouse and mouse pad, needs to be more green and black computer cases in the world. May not be super flashy, but it functions and looks solid.

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Enermax ELC-LMR120S-BS Liqmax II 120s / Liquid CPU Cooler / 25mm Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Things a beast 03/02/2016

This review is from: Enermax ELC-LMR120S-BS Liqmax II 120s / Liquid CPU Cooler / 25mm Fan

Pros: When it first came, it was a monstrosity. Thing is huge. But once you get it wiggled into place, the thing can cool. I would only use it in a full tower set up, the tubes aren't exactly flexible and the pusher puller fan setup takes up some room. But it keeps my overclocked AMD FX 8350 at 40 c at full load. The radiator is pretty high quality, rubber coated aluminum and just feels solid. The hoses are pretty stiff, but solid. The pump is also pretty huge, but that's ok, just more capacity to pull heat away. The fans it comes with are also of high quality. You can even select the fan speed on the fan itself. Seems pointless, since everyone is going to set it to high anyways, but it's a nice thought.

Cons: The size is one thing, but I understand why they built it the way they did. Other than that, no cons yet...till it springs a leak and blows up my computer, catches my house of fire and burns down my neighborhood.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a good watercooler that's built to take abuse, then this is the one.

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Ethan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Ethan H.

Date Joined: 10/14/13

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 11/05/13
  • Last Review: 06/09/16
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