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Thermaltake Commander Series VN40006W2N White / Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Looks Nice

Cons: The top fan hits my ram, and they dont even have heat sinks
The side panel is warping
The USB 3.0 is not working anymore
NO available spots for a water cooler
Watch out for video cards being too long

Other Thoughts: Don't do it!
Just get a corsair or NZXT case

MSI Radeon R9 290 GAMING 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Benchmarks I Ran On This Card (Everything Maxed Out)

Grid Auto Sport - 60 Avg FPS - 82c Max Heat
Thief - 66 Avg FPS - 88c Max Heat
Tomb Raider - 42 Avg FPS - 92c Max Heat
Just Cause 2 - 58 Avg FPS - 82c Max Heat
Company of Heroes - 36 Avg FPS - 80c Max Heat

Cons: As you can see above this card gets HOT! (In Skyrim and other less demanding games it stays around 65c)
Demands ALOT of power 350-400 watts
Needs one 8 pin power connector and one 6 pin (I would have like to have two of the same but its not a big deal)

Other Thoughts: I have this paired up with a FX-8320 and Corsair Vengeance RAM, my case is a corsair Air 540 so i have great cooling.

I upgraded from a Asus 7870 Crossfire setup and this card is anywhere from -5% to 35% Better or worse, depending on the game.

ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Super Fast RAM Support
Extreme Overclocking Support
Supreme Audio
Red LED's All Over Board Look Sweet
Comes With A Bunch Of Extra Goodies

Cons: Pricey compared to other brands like MSI but you get what you pay for

Other Thoughts: If you need a Z97 chip set for your new Intel chip just buy it and you wont be disappointed!


Joel H.'s Profile

Display Name: Joel H.

Date Joined: 07/10/13

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 07/10/13
  • Last Review: 08/17/14
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