Date Joined: 11/13/13
Pros: -It looks amazing, as it's really simple yet all the details are present and visible
-surprising amount of filtered fan intake, and radiator space
-easy to build in, as the inside is roomy.
-direct filtered intake for your GPU
Cons: I wish the power supply was about 1 cm closer to the glass, it would've made the world of a difference for cable management. (There's a little compartment between the PSU and the back side panel for tucking the extra wiring, but it barely fits a 24pin cable + an 8 pin. There's no reservoir mount holes, you need fan brackets sold separately.
Overall Review: Love the case, built sturdy and solid, no sharp edges, very well engineered where you can remove EVERY PANEL easily. Would recommend!
Pros: -Has a great sound quality, beats by far any integrated solution
-Has a lot of connectivity
-Has front panel connector
-A lot of options on the menu
-amazing support team
Cons: -doesn't look good
Overall Review: The card works great, was bought to replace my onboard sound card and the sound was unbelievably better! Even on my cheap Logitech Z506 surround sound. The support team is great, when I first got it I played around in the settings and messed something up, I contacted them and they replied quickly with screenshots of the control center explaining what was wrong and how to fix it.
Pros: Silent, extremely cool, looks great, comes with a pure wing 2 fan (which is worth 20$ alone)
Pros: it has EVERYTHING you'd want on a case! Noise dampening material on all the panels, a very thick and rigid tempered glass window, a METRIC TON of modularity (you can move the drive cages, remove them, remove the optical drive cages for more radiator space,invert your system, move the motherboard tray around depending on whether you need more space up top or down there) it has excellent airflow, comes with 3 140mm silent wings 3, a pwm fan controller, 2 rgb strip you can move, an rgb controller, it also has a LOT of watercooling accommodations!
Cons: no powersupply shroud, but I can't see how they could've made one that would've allowed as much modularity
Overall Review: the shroud isn't really a cons since it comes with just enough "bling bling" to keep your attention away if you did a proper cable management and positioned your lighting and hardware properly
Pros: -very good IPC
-Stays cool and quiet even with the stock cooler on in a low airflow case with the stock cooler on
Pros: Works great, incredibly quiet PSU, fairly cheap. the 24Pin comes presleeved and the rest are flat cables which looks great imo. Comes with multiple velcros for cable management, and screws in case you dont have your cases screws.
Overall Review: Not much to say, its ram, but once again HyperX delivered with great and sexy ram
Pros: -A lot of good features
-support of any CPU
-USB 3.1 Type A and C
-Good sound card
Cons: Placement of some headers for USB 2, they are RIGHT ABOVE the PCI-E slot, so if you do any cable management, you're gonna struggle placing the cables between the motherboard or GPU.
Overall Review: I would recommend this card to anyone by far, but prepare to work harder for very good cable management
Pros: -Has tons of features for the price
-Bios easy to understand, complete and contains a lot of goodies
-Very good looking
-Get good overclocks
Cons: -Sound chip very cheap
-VRMs not so great, they don't send a constant voltage
Overall Review: Great workstation, does good overclocks but not an overclocking motherboard. not a gaming board either since the sound chip isn't great, but works incredibly well as a workstation. Did a lot of server in virtual environment without a hiccup. ran this board on both dual and quad channel and never had an issue
Pros: -Great Ram
-Very good looking
-Fast (its ddr4 yo)
Cons: -slowest ddr4 you can get?(still very fast)
Overall Review: There's nothing to complain about, simply great ram!
Pros: awesome blazing fast ram, very good looking
Cons: not "watercoolable", I have a custom loop which everything runs in a 3/8 ID, 1/2 OD which is a pretty standard size, but these pipes are 1/8.... and they are facing up and down... on top there is my rad and on the bottom theres my GPU... I dont get why they did this... once I was able to watercool it but it was very ugly and it was with car fittings and it leaked and it was just horrible, keep it on air with fans over it to make sure there's an airflow through the pipe
Overall Review: only made to be watercooled on an open test bench without a dedicated graphic card....
Pros: Excellent board, it does OC very well (i5 4670K @ 4.4GHz and 2000MHz on ram) BIOS is too simple, sometimes I feel lost then I realize it was right in my face, the look is extremely appealing in my white and green build, I could say it is a stripped down board since it only has the features you need (awesome Ethernet, awesome sound card).
Cons: The "skinny desing" is awful, I mean the board is too slim to go on the 3 stand off on the left, so when you plug in your 24 pin power or your ram it bends and it scares me, but its fine so I guess the UD certification is good
Overall Review: Overall great board, once again Gigabyte was able to beat my expectations, I just dont understand why they stopped using green for their "G1" series, it's beautiful and different.
Pros: The card is a great performer, it can run ANYTHING at ultra @1080P over 60FPS, the cooler is very quiet even at 100% on all 3 fans, it cools very well the card at MAX 72C in game, the pcb is the reference design so I was able to put a waterblock on it from EK, which litteraly cut the temps in half(25-35C idle, 40-50 gaming after several hours in a row).
Cons: does not support power outtage
Overall Review: Sadly, after a powerouttage mine died, tried to contact Sapphire for the warranty and the watercooling voided the warranty... I am looking forward selling my ASUS R9 290X to replace it for a Sapphire.
Cons: I got a DOA product, but I went on WD website for RMA and I had the BEST service ever, they sent me the replacement HDD before I sent them the defective one, it only took a week to get the new one
Overall Review: Like I said the hard drive itself is AWESOME, and even if I got a DOA product, their customer service was VERY good
Pros: The sound is more than great, the bass is soooo good that you can feel the headset rumbling on your ear,The headphones are well insulated, no sound from outside is audible.
Cons: The microphone is horrible, everybody ear what you ear, the feedback from the headphone is VERY bad
Overall Review: Like I said earlier, the sound is awesome, incredible, but the microphone is the worst I've seen, so I'd recommend to buy the version without the mic