Date Joined: 11/30/03
Pros: Replaced 8800GTS with this card. Greatly improved FPS performance for the games I've thrown at it so far (CoH, TF2, Battlefied 2142). I run most games at 1680 x 1050 with maximum detail. Also is smaller form factor versus 8800 it replaced.
Cons: Loud, very loud. Had built a nearly silent gaming PC until this card came along. Guess its the price you pay for overclocked performance.
Overall Review: Overall a good upgrade over 8800GTS. Able to run my favorite games at full resolution with maximum settings. Card is noisy, so if that sort of thing bothers you, look elsewhere.
Pros: Cheap price, decent case, and fast shipping from Newegg.
Cons: This is my first and last MSI motherboard. Machine was meant to be media storage server (RAID 1), but the VIA RAID controller is slow and unreliable. RAID controller randomly has issues duplicating across the array. RAID driver floppy is not included with package, finding the proper drivers on MSI website is difficult.
Overall Review: MSI BIOS/driver updates require MSI Live Updater utility which is causing XP to constantly reboot. If you have plans to use the RAID feature, don't buy this product. This is definitely a case of you get what you pay for.
Pros: Terrific fit and finish. Paired with Seasonic S12 power supply, system is nearly silent. Excellent case for the price.
Cons: Speed switch for rear 120mm fan is internal. Why not put it on the back of the case so you can adjust the speed without opening the side panel? Suspension hard drive mounts are useless.
Overall Review: As usual, great service from Newegg, would recommend to anyone looking for a new case.