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Pros: i love this card. it is my favorite graphics card to date. there just isn't a better combo of value, quality, performance, silence and driver support available. even under most intense loads i can barely hear it. scores over 12000 on 3dmark 720p. all games including bf3 on ultra without a hiccup. paired it with a 4770k and could not be happier. i've really been impressed with msi cards. i know evga is the bomb, but when these go on sale there is no question these are a better value. msi frequently offers large rebates and i've never had an issue with any of their cards. i also like that this card has 2 dual link dvi. that may seem obvious, but surprisingly a lot of cards only have one which is dumb especially if you want to run multiple high res displays and have to pay $50+ for a dl adapter.
Cons: i should have bought 2 when they were on sale. i do wish it had more memory. i know they have 4gb versions, but those are overpriced in my opinion as there just isn't enough of a performance gain, and when you're paying $400+ for a 770 it takes away from the real value in the card to begin with at the 300-330 range.
Other Thoughts: can't wait to get another one when it goes on sale so i can set up sli. two of these in sli would destroy a 780ti, but would cost 100 or more less. yes, it would ONLY have 2gb of vram vs 3, but since i haven't had a single issue with memory i don't think it really matters at least at 1080p.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: i had no issues with this memory. easily ran at xmp settings in bios and performance was in acceptable range using standard benchmarks. no news is good news for memory, and there's really nothing to add. it does what it's supposed to without complications. vulcan were really cheap when they first came out, and everyone wants gskill or other big name brands, but if you can get this for 20-30% less than a name brand you'd be crazy to pass it up.
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This review is from: Fractal Design Arc XL (FD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W) Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: great case with all of the standard features like usb 3.0, window, etc, but the reason you want this case is for the space. easily fits a h110 water cooling system and would easily support multiple graphics cards and large motherboard, psu, etc. if you are looking to house a beast machine this is the way to go. all fractal cases provide excellent cable management and contrary to rosewill and corsair, their stock fans are actually high quality and dead silent. case is sleek and simple and window provides great opportunities to show off the internal components if you are into that.
Cons: i don't like the wire mesh on the front. collects dust too quickly just like most wire mesh. if it had a front panel like the r4 then it would be perfect in my opinion, but that's really personal preference. i just don't like dust buildup because it makes your super awesome shiny case look tacky.
Other Thoughts: it's pretty big, but that's what you should expect with a full tower case. i definitely wouldn't get this unless i was planning on using a large water cooling radiator or had multiple graphic card setups. the mid tower fractal cases would be perfect for pretty much any other setup.READ FULL REVIEW