Joined on 09/28/15
Amazing performance and great temperature
Pros: + Stays cool at all times + Relatively easy to overclock + Sexy RGB
Cons: - Has 2 annoying power lights that never go off
Overall Review: As many reviews say, it has upper tier performances , but it's also REALLY good at staying cool. It also feels very solid, which is great because of how heavy it is. Whether you rip and tear until it is done or just enjoy some high-fps Minecraft gameplay, you won't be dissapointed. If you want to max out performance when using Ray Tracing, however, you should go with something even more powerful. Nevertheless, this card is great for 1080p and 1440p gaming. Probably even 4K.
Feels cheap, but does the trick for budget gaming PCs
Overall Review: I used this card for 3 years until I could afford a better one. I always had solid performance in any game until very recently, but only because of volumetric effects. It's great for gaming at 60fps on a 1080p monitor. However, I don't think it's a great investment since the coming console generation will raise the bar for graphics.
Pros: + Pretty great all-around + Has heat-protection covers for M.2 SSDs + Neat RGB + Lots of USB plugs, all 3.0 or newer
Cons: - I have trouble getting the RGB and system lights to shut down when the system is asleep - You might want an extension card if you have more than 4 fans + a water-cooling system
Overall Review: At this price range, I think that ASUS mobos far outclasses MSI in build quality. The others don't even compare.
Great processor, very easy to overclock
Pros: + Can be overclocked to 4.9 GHz without any drawbacks + Solid performance accross games
Cons: - 4.9 GHz+ pretty much needs liquid cooling to stay at safe temperatures - Nowadays, everything short of an i9 will be a bottleneck if you use it along with a TI or Titan graphics card - Intel Performance Maximiser will take some space from your OS drive
Overall Review: While Ryzen is probably pretty great, you just can't go wrong with Intel. Their processors always come with a basic OC frequency (called Turbo), but while it says 4.9 here, in truth, it defaults to 4.6 until you run a few tests using Intel Performance Maximiser to make sure that your machine is able to sustain higher frequencies and voltages. A lot of people go over 5 GHz, but I didn't because 4.9 already barely passes 3DMark's DirectX12 Stress Test.