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Emmanuel R.

Emmanuel R.

Joined on 05/13/14

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Absolute monster

ASUS Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support DirectCU II OC Video Card R9290-DC2OC-4GD5
ASUS Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support DirectCU II OC Video Card R9290-DC2OC-4GD5

Pros: This is an absolute monster. Without even overclocking it chomps at anything you throw at it without spitting out the bones! Its a beast! Battlefield 4 on ultra running beyond 60p? Num num num. Star Citizen alpha on very high? Buuurp!

Cons: None with card itself but do consider the the width of your case. The card is as expected heavily armored with scales, battle scars, protruding bones and the blood of all its victims! But mostly bulky.

Overall Review: The card's self monitoring and overclocking desktop suite is very convenient, Even comes with its own built-ni video capture capability. Again convenient.

Case=good

Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0
Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: Quality case. Nice design. Plenty of vents in well chosen areas. Neat side glass panel exposing the goods. Comes with an oh-so sci-fi slick blue LED lit fan. Solid for its price. Worth the value.

Cons: I have the ASUS Radeon R9 as my chosen GPU. The card is 11.80 inches long just shy of the cases's max 12in range. While it DOES FIT it leaves very little room for proper cable management. Lot of cable are mostly bunched under the main hard drive. It gets the job done but if you're ocd about good clean cable management this is something to consider

Do you hear that?

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler, 4 CDC Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan, Aluminum Fins for AMD Ryzen/Intel LGA1200/1151

Pros: What's that I hear? Exactly. Ohhhhh sweet nothingness! Oh such beautiful silence! If you're thinking of assembling a PC do it and your ears a favor and make that purchase. Don't be cheapskate. Sure, depending on the temperature of your environment you can by with the stock cpu fan, but this, for its value and performance, is WELL worth the investment. Assemble your pc without it, and chances are good you will end up getting the evo. Better to start off the build with this from the get go. And for the record i own: *CPU-AMD FX-8350 *GPU-ASUS DirectCU II OC R9290-DC2OC-4GD5 Radeon R9 My Evo is configured in a push-pull method with its stock fan, my case's stock fan and i have after market fans (Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition) to pull in and exhaust air. It is VIRTUALLY SILENT running BF4 nearly maxed out and Star Citizen on very high. Highly recommended.

Cons: Installing post PC assembly is a bit of a pain but NOT difficult. Other than that i got nothing.

Overall Review: Little side note you probably wont notice mentioned anywhere. Do be cautious with how you handle the evo. Its edges can act like serrated knives on dry skin. Evo means business and it will cut you. Cut you i say! Not that Im complaining, i only cried for like twenty minutes but when you dont have any tape around the house it will put a damper on your progress. Pfft i don't care if get an infection, to hell with my human parts is my evo ok? It better not be contaminated. But yeah the Evo is one quality product.