Date Joined: 02/05/11
Pros: This card is quite the underdog, I couldn't find any reviews or info on this card other than the few here on Newegg so I was taking a bit of a chance here. Well, I'm happy I did! This card has some the ability of a much more expensive model. Came in at 72.2% ASIC score, better than either of my 670 FTWs. Doesn't get too hot, only ~75c and that was with an OC up to 1500/8000. Knowing Maxwell runs hotter than Kepler that is just fine.
Cons: No backplate, bare bones packaging.
Overall Review: I think MSI did a good job undercutting a lot of other cards, taking out a lot of the frivolous things and just giving a really well engineered design. Great Job!
Pros: G.Skill walks the walk. They've my RAM of choice since I ordered my first set from them. These sticks do what they say they will; they will set to the proper speed and timings without any hastle.
The low profile heat spreaders are a must, I really don't see how you can go with massive tall spreaders unless you are water cooling your CPU. If you're on air, go for a set of these.
Overall Review: I've bought RAM from other companies before with disappointing results. I have never had a problem with G.Skill and will continue to buy them for my builds and my customers builds.
Just do it.