Date Joined: 06/02/10
Pros: Great card, quiet even under load, an excellent choice if you can afford it.
Benchmarked for about 2 hours, card does not go over 78 degrees Celsius.
Cons: None I've seen yet.
Overall Review: Once installed, a moment of terror and despair came to me when no picture showed on the monitor.
OS was loading fine, heard rumors about a possible incompatibility with the p9x79 pro - turned out to be the HDMI cable not fully inserted - yeah I goofed up.
Pros: This card is a great performer: unigine heaven benchmark runs quite smoothly, no slowdowns or anything. Tested with some other benchmarks and was blown away by the performance.
Installation was a breeze, the card IS BIG and LONG, so make sure you have the right amount of space in your case.
It also keeps quite cool and quiet (this is subjective, I know, but it's quiet to me) while under load.
Latest NVIDIA drivers seem to work quite nicely with this card :P
Cons: None that I can see or think of until now.
Overall Review: As I stated before, this card is BIG and LONG, will take the same space as 3 normal card to be mounted, also the length might be a problem for some cases, please do your research and take some measurements before purchasing. I had to do some more cable management in my case before the card could fit comfortably.
Pros: Easy to install with the right case, had no problem mounting this in my HAF-X, keeps my 3930k quite cool (about 28 degrees C when idle).
Instructions are (at least to me) easy to follow.
Cons: Some diverse mounting screws would be really helpful.
Pros: Fast with great timings.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Will possibly get one more (!)
Pros: Looks great, performs quite well, keeps my 3930k at bay.
Thermal paste that comes with it seems to be quite good as well.
Cons: Instructions are a bit confusing, every socket compatible with this cooler is listed making it a bit difficult to follow the proper procedure.
Watch some videos on youtube before installing it, just to be safe.
Overall Review: All in all a great cooler, runs quietly (not really a concern of mine but a nice feature nonetheless), docked an egg because of the instruction manual being confusing, but I'd like to recommend this cooler.
Pros: Fast, even at stock clock.
I've neem test rendering with Blender and 3DS MAX for some days now, still giggling at the rendering times.
Cons: Runs a bit warm, although temps under load are not extreme (about 55 to 60 some degrees C).
Got myself a Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL cooler and it seems to keep this beast at bay.
A bit pricey but well worth if you need multi-core apps to run fast.
Overall Review: Will try some overclocking ASAP, possibly going to get a hydro 100i (reviews are bit mixed though) before trying pushing my luck.
Pros: Excellent quality, UEFI bios was a breeze to configure.
Running a 3930K with 32GB of ram, no issues at all.
Updated BIOS to latest one through USB BIOS with ease.
Instructions are quite easy to understand.
Cons: Unable to make coffee in the morning ;P