Date Joined: 11/15/11
Pros: see cons
Cons: I seem to recall ordering a 90 degree HDMI adapter, which is odd, seeing as how I received an ethernet extender instead.
Overall Review: this is the last time I buy from no name sellers.
Pros: - Looks nice in my system
- much faster than my old ram
Cons: maybe I just suck at setting clocks, but my mobo likes to downclock them for whatever reason. probably my fault.
Pros: - 850w
- The cables come with a nice little storage bag
Cons: none at the moment. has no issue powering my system.
Pros: They're SATA cables. they work. not much to be said.
Cons: None, really.
Pros: Great performance, can max out most newer games and not drop below 40 (Evolve runs at a solid 60fps Maxed, Far Cry 3 hovers in the 50s). has no issues running multiple monitors.
Cons: firstly, maybe it's just my Monitor, but the HDMI port wouldn't work with it. it worked fine when plugged in to a different HDMI monitor, but my TV worked with my old card, so I'm not sure who to point the finger at.
Secondly, the Cooler this card comes with needs a redesign. badly. the way it sits now, it's almost impossible to get a crossfire cable attached without bending the cable at a 90 degree angle.
Overall Review: It doesn't light up like the 290x.
Pros: I'll let you know when I can actually test it out. I'll update this review if I ever get it working properly.
Cons: for some reason, it simply does not like my HDTV (Vizio E260MV). did a fresh wipe of windows, thinking maybe it was just conflicting drivers. HDMI still didn't work. Tried my roommates dinky 720p TV and lo and behold, the HDMI port is suddenly working. Plugged my TV in again. Nada. Tried my old graphics card again with the generic Nvidia driver. My TV works fine. keep in mind this is all with the same HDMI cable, so apparently my Vizio and my new R9 280x just don't like each other. reason I'm giving the card 3 stars is because this seems like an oddly specific issue, as I haven't found people with any similar issues, and also because I can't properly stress the card when I'm using a cruddy little 1280x1024 LCD from the early 2000s.
Overall Review: as I said, I'll rewrite this review if I ever get this working with my TV (or if I just get a new monitor)
Pros: This thing is huge. I don't think its physically possible to run out of room in this case. plenty of drive storage, great cable management, and the ability to house two (or even three) systems. right now I have the 915R on the bottom housing my HDDs and DVD drive. very sturdily built, too. the tinted acrylic panel is a nice addition, if a bit of a fingerprint magnet. watercooling potential is huge.
Cons: a few nitpicks. the standoffs were a bit stubborn to get into place, and the included Phillips head adapter is completely useless (maybe I just got a junk one). a few of the drive bay caddys had the screws that hold the hard drives in place pop out, so they could be designed a bit better. also, USB3 to USB2 adapters really should be standard on cases with USB 3 ports. also, this thing is a behemoth, in case I didn't get that through. its about 3 feet tall. also, the 915R is useless on its own because it doesn't come with any power buttons or ports, making the mini-ITX mounts next to useless.
Overall Review: If you plan on using this as a multiple system build, get the HAF Stacker 915F along with it. it's a bit better designed for Mini-ITX systems. for any other use, this is a great case.
Pros: really good legacy support, core unlocker, price
Cons: Does NOT like OC'ing. maybe its just my particular setup, but anything past default clock speeds = randoml BSODs.
Overall Review: overall decent product.
Pros: It was 40$ on sale. Seems sturdy enough. fans blow a lot of air without being loud or distracting. The power button being blue doesn't really bother me. front E-Sata and HD audio ports are a plus.
Cons: Not sure if this is Rosewill's fault or just UPS being lazy, but when I received it in the mail, the bottom left corner of the case where the power supply mounts was dented to the point where the power supply wouldn't fit properly. Not really a reason to knock an egg off, though. (nothing a pair of pliers couldn't fix)
Overall Review: Apparently the side fans are supposed to be 140mm, not 120mm. just a heads up to whoever's reading this...
(not that it matters, I stuck an 80mm on there I had lying around anyway, and it fit pretty snug.)