Joined on 10/30/07
Bye bye water
Pros: Really great performance with Oc'd 2600k. Able to overclock to 4.7Ghz comfortably. I replaced an existing Watercooled setup with this and am really happy to leave the WC hassle behind and get great performance like this.
Cons: Its scary BIG - can block memory slots and has some issues with MB heat sinks in certain configurations.
Overall Review: Just fyi. CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB(massive heatsinks) will fit with Noctua NH-D14 and ASUS P8P67 Deluxe LGA 1155. Blocks the first mem slot and you need to shift the heatsink fans to the opposite side. Still works and looks nice
Ok but not for sli
Pros: - Looks nice and has MSI afterburner - Decent performer in single card configuration
Cons: - Runs 8 degress hotter that Evga in sli. (it is the the top card however). I have Asus P8p67 Deluxe with Silverstone Tj07. - Discharges lots and lots of heat into the case. Evga solution is a better heat exaust if you dont have a wind tunnel for a case. - Wasnt stable at factory clocks. I needed to bump the voltage to get it stable at default 750mhz. I was however able to get it stable at 797 to match evga sc clock with more volts.
Overall Review: At the end of the day i would say this is a nice card if you wanna run it solo. In Sli it is not as good as evga type because of cooler. The default clock instability was a bit sloppy too.
Good board but...
Pros: Great board. Overclocks easily to 4.5ghz and beyond.
Cons: Bad bios. The shipped bios was really bad and caused my system to double boot everytime and not overclock at all. Needed to upgrade to asus 1053 beta bios to get some potential performance.
Overall Review: Overall im happy with it bar the initial bad bios shock. New build spec. i7 2600k (4.7ghz) Asus P8P67 Deluxe CORSAIR avenger 8gb ddr3 dual 1600mhz noctua dh14 evga 570 gtx Western Digital Caviar Black 1T (7200) ocz vertex 2 120 gb Veloceraptor 300gb (10000rpm) windows 7 ultimate 64bit Silverlink TJ07 Xfi Fatality Pro (with front panel) Sirtec HighPower RockSolid 1000W