Date Joined: 10/24/12
Pros: It's a Phanteks case
Plenty of room for airflow and cable management.
Overall Review: My second Phanteks and unless they quit building cases like they do now. I will continue to support the company.
Cable management and airflow is very solid with their cases. I have never really had a dust problem with their cases like i have with others and i have dogs that shed all the time.
I have a huge XFX 5700 GPU and it looks tiny in this case. Everything thing just looks clean and it's easy to keep it that way.
Pros: The performance you get for this price is crazy.
Very powerful while running games on max settings and resolution.
Cons: Not much room for OC'ing but it is extremely strong out the box. So it's not really a con when XFX GPU running a 2700x sit on top of 3Dmark leaderboards for all Time Spy and Fire Strike test.
Overall Review: This card made my day. I'm normally a PowerColor Red Devil man, but this XFX didn't disappoint.
I've had no issues with drivers or the GPU crashing. I was a little scared and almost went with Nvidia because of the driver reviews but I'm truly glad that i trusted my skills along with trusting AMD and XFX.
This card is a great buy and XFX gained some respect from me. Yes the OC limitation is kinda of a bummer but these 5700 cards in general all are strong and can run on the most challenging settings out the box. This one in particular was just the best deal out when i made the purchase.
No high temperatures or loud fans in my experience and i'm either doing benchmarks or gaming.
I would suggest anyone having driver/crashing problems.
Manually download the newest drivers.
Download DDU uninstaller and go to settings in windows.
Go to update & security and select recovery. Then advanced startup. When the PC reboots go to the option to repair then select more startup setting. Choose option 4 for safe mode.
Go to where you downloaded the DDU uninstaller and remove drivers.
Your PC should restart after and just go to where you downloaded the newest drivers and install.
This is a clean removal and fresh driver install and should always be done this way to avoid driver conflicts from content not being properly removed.
Great for gaming and workstations.
Overall Review: Really no need to even try to OC them because I've seen no real gains for the wear and tear that it will put on the CPU in the long run. They're strong as is out the box.
Pros: It's quiet, looks good and it cools
Overall Review: I would recommend this product
Pros: Solid construction
Full Modular so easy cable management
Does what it's suppose to
Overall Review: I would highly recommend EVGA PSU. This makes my 3rd PSU by EVGA and the other two are still running and both 6 years old. I've tried other brands but they didn't last and EVGA is my go to.
Running a Ryzen 2700X, RX 5700, MSI B450 Carbon RGB MOBO, RGB 16GB ram, 500 GB SSD NVMe, 4 RGB fans, 1TB HDD and Consair LED liquid cooling system. With no problems at all.
Pros: Great price
Overall Review: I normally run G.Skills but i decided to give these a try and don't regret it.
Pros: It does what it's suppose to do at a very good price.
Simple install for me on a fresh Windows install from a USB.
Overall Review: I would recommend this SSD NVMe. It's at a great price and is very fast,
Pros: Plenty of bells and whistles for the price.
Cons: My only complaint is the change to Genie Lite Bios on this motherboard to make it Ryzen 3000 series compatible. Still does all the same stuff just a different look but i didn't care for it.
Overall Review: The problems i see in most of these negative reviews seem to come from people who shouldn't even build a PC. Sure there are cases of DOA but most of these issues are just from user error. Not doing enough research on compatibility and basically not knowing what they're doing.
Seriously some of these reviews and just not for this mobo but reviews in general make you scared to buy a product.
This is a great MOBO and other than getting a DOA. Which can happen because if you ever watch a UPS or Fedex drivers. Some just slam boxes on their truck floor. Outside of that if there is an error it's on the users end imo.
Pros: : Price, for what this card offers, it is a hell of a deal.
: Highest Core Clock Speed among the R9 270x series
: Ability to run any game on High/Ultra
: Awesome looks, from the card itself. The packaging is sweet, along with the gigantic mouse pad that comes along with it.
: Battlefield 4 for free
Overall Review: Updated 2-18-20. These cards were the best of the R9 270x. 6 years after purchase. They both still work and that is with heavy gaming. My setup is ranked #1 on 3DMark Firestrike and Time Spy. Thank you PowerColor for the product.
I bought this card after returning 2 Nvidia 660, that failed too impress me.
The Devil impressed me right off the bat with it's impressive benchmark scores in 3DMARK, and high FPS in BF4, and other demanding games.
The concern that came to me with this card. Was due to the fact that it was running anywhere from the high 70's to the mid 90's.
I was all set to RMA it. Had the box, and shipping label reading to go. I ordered another R9 270x Devil, and waited for it to come in the mail the next day. Before sending the 1st one back.
I took the 1st one out, and put the replacement in, and same thing. High temperatures. So i am scanning online looking for more info on the R9 series. Concerning high Temps.
Found where many places were citing the high temps were the result. Of way to much thermal paste from factories, and that isn't just this particular card.
I love this card to death. So i went one last step, and removed the 4 screws on the back, and guess what. It looked like someone over in that china plant went bonkers with the thermal paste.
I cleaned that junk off, and used a drop of Arctic Silver TP, and the high temperatures went away.
I am now the proud owner of 2 R9 270x Devils. Like i said, I love this card, and i am glad i found a cure for what i thought was a defective problem. It took like 2 mins to remove card, and take the 4 screws off the back, remove, and apply new paste.
This card is seriously worth buying, and doing a little house cleaning on. I could send the one back, and get the money for it, but this is just a bad to the bone card.
Pros: I'm satisfied
Cons: Over priced for how cheap it looks and feels.
Overall Review: Should be sold for like 15.00
Pros: Excellent performance for under $100
Overall Review: If you can pick this CPU up on Newegg when it's for 69.99 or with a code for less, nothing will beat it performance wise. This CPU out performs the FX-4300 and is a heck of a lot cheaper.
I would however recommend going with the FX-6300 as it is under $100 at the moment and would be the smarter choice for those looking to spend less than a Benjamin for a excellent CPU.
Pros: Everything you need for gaming
Overall Review: I have had these for over 2.5 years and they are still doing what they were intended to do when i bought them.
Pros: Does what the description says
Overall Review: I use these for all my builds. I have some in 24/7 builds that are around 3 years old and they perform today like they did when i bought them.
Cons: Antique bios, lacks options for overclocking. Not a true Crossfire board.
Overall Review: Just add about $50 to $60 more and get a 990fxa
Pros: Cheapest in the Newegg 660 lineup. For 189.00 it's a pretty good buy, for what these cards can do. I can tell you 1st hand that this Gigabyte model will out perform the MSI Gaming 660
Cons: Very unstable Core Clocks, Voltage, Power %, and that just isn't the Gigabyte 660. All 660 do this. Look around online about them. Very hard to get a solid OC on them. Even the Manufacturer OC is unstable.
Overall Review: The 660 in general is a psycho card. You never know what readings it will give. From 1 second to the next. The one consistent thing about them. Is that they are inconsistent. If you can find a way to get the core clock, and the voltage to run a straight line. These cards would be even better.
If you plan on just buying one, and never think of OC it, our looking at the readings in Afterburner, or Precision X. Then by all means grab this Gigabyte, or the PNY 660.
In no way shape our form should you spend over 200.00 on a 660. 189.00 is the limit i would say these cards value end at. The 250.00 EVGA will not net you any benefits.
The Gigabyte R7 260x which is 149.00 performs real close to the 660 in quite a few benchmarks, and in some. It does outperform the Gigabyte, and MSI gaming 660 in some.
Bottom line, Either wait for the R7 265 to come out. Our grab up a 7870, R9 270x, or a GTX 760. All 3 are close in price range of the 660, and all 3 will make you happier. In fact you can get the 7870 for 10.00 more, and for the same cost as the EVGA 660 you can get a R9 270x, or a GTX 760.
I gave this Gigabyte a 5 star, because out of the models sold here. It is the cheapest, and compared personally with the MSI 660 Gaming. This one performs much better.
189.00 imo is the top end for these cards. They don't offer much wiggle room to achieve higher clocks. As i said, this, and the MSI version come OC, and unstable.
Pros: See Other Thoughts
Cons: See Other Thoughts
Overall Review: I been wanting one of these cards the moment i seen it, and snatched it up when it price dropped. I hate to say it, but i just finished doing a RMA on this card, and it is disappointing.
Not laying the blame on Neweeg, or trashing MSI, because i may just have gotten a hold of a Lemon.
I just did a complete new build, and this card was suppose to be the cherry on the top, but it was a complete bust. The card was very unstable the moment i got everything up and running. I sat for hours yesterday doing everything i could think of to get the clock speeds stable, and out perform my R7 260x. That i have in my wifes rig.
This MSI 660 could not outperform the r7 260x in any benchmark, and the only only difference in the two setups were the cards.
In Kombuster benchmark the R7 260x was hitting 20k in the Wavy Plane 720 preset, and 10.5k in the 1080p preset. This 660 was struggling to reach 14k in the 720 preset, and was around 8k in the 1080 preset.
There is no reason for a low end card like the R7 260x to outperform the 660. I expect the scores i got from the Radeon card to be in the range that they are, but was just blown away from what this 660 showed me. 14k 720 preset score, and cost $ 60 dollars more is just unreal.
Cons: These things will bottleneck your system majorly.
Overall Review: These sticks are about as impressive as the ones that come in low budget computers. For what you will pay for these. You can get some stellar G.SKILL sticks that will just wake your dead rig from the grave. Chances are you can even get them cheaper than what these sticks are sell for.
Matter of fact here you future buyers go. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426
Pros: They live up too G.SKILL hype
Overall Review: Nothing i can say really. That hasn't been posted before. 845 reviews, and just adding my input to this 5 STAR player.
Excellent choice in upgrading your RAM. Just make sure when you install them. Go into your bios, and set them to either an XMP profile, or do it manually. 9-10-9-28 1.5v
Pros: Small, protective case, and well built cosmetically.
Cons: Only seems to work well when it is close to the usb. If you have it plugged into the back of the PC. It sometimes has lag issues.
Overall Review: Overall it is a solid keyboard. You can tell just by holding it. That it is well built. Doesn't feel like it would break from the slightest touch like some. Our sound like a bunch of plastic clacking together when you pick it up.
Pros: He likes it
Pros: Top shelf product
Pros: Free games
Overall Review: When i got this with my GPU. I went to Steam, and redeemed my code. I had an issue with Hitman. As it told me my code was already in use.
I contacted AMD via email. I got a very fast response from them, and was given a new code. This time i had no issues with getting the game.
Just want to say thanks to AMD support team for fixing this problem. In a fast, and courtesy way.
Pros: Excellent cooling for a low price.
Overall Review: I have a AMD FX-4300 that is OC'ed to 5.0GHz, and i don't go over 38 degrees C. Even under the heaviest stress test.
Also fit my MSI motherboard like a glove.
You can't beat the price, and everyone should buy a aftermarket fan for their CPU unit. Whats 20 to 25 dollars? When it comes to knowing that you are prolonging your CPU life.