Date Joined: 05/04/11
Pros: Great temps for a 120. 25c idle. We will see what happens this summer.
Dual silencio fans. I like the rubber seals that come with it as well. I've heard bad things about the gaps in the 280L.
SUPER QUIET. Getting one for my 295x2 rad.
Cons: Tubing was a bit long if you are mounting to the back, but not a huge deal.
Temps were high when I had the rad set up wrong. *See below.
Overall Review: I didn't actually believe these fans would be quiet. But they are! I've had some other fans by cooler master, and of course the stock 120s in my Storm Stryker, and I am already planning to add some more silencios to my case.
One thing to note! I thought you could position an AIO cooler anyway. When I first installed I have the tube side up on the back wall of my case. Idle temps were 60s! I unscrewed and moved it around a bit, and I heard the bubbles rushing, then quiet down, and the temps instantly dropped to mid 20s. Not sure, but I wish the instructions would have said something. All is good now.
Pros: Was less than the cost of 2 290x singles.
Kills everything I throw at it. (1080p single screen)
Quiet thanks to watercooling setup.
Cons: Heats up a small room real quick.
The card will shut one core off to save power, but the screen flickers a bit when this happens.
Overall Review: I did not need this card by any means. I but it works great, looks cool. Will last me a very long time.
The power draw and heat are the only things that make me think of going to a single 970 or something.
Pros: Not sure what to say. Quiet. Super fast. Comes with a back plate.
Overall Review: Upgraded from a busted HD 7850. I'm only gaming at 1080p, so I haven't seen any of the issues everyone is freaking out about.
Pros: Simple. Not a lot of buttons.
Cons: About once a day the laser shuts off and I have to unplug the mouse and plug it back in. Don't know why, but I'll probably be switching soon.
Pros: Works, and is very quite.
Cons: One of the plugs for my SATA HD broke, i'll try to fix later, but could use a better plastic. I don't have enough HDs and disk drives to use them all anyway, so it doesn't hurt me.
Pros: Works great, writes fast, plays my movies.
Pros: Works, holds half a gig.
Cons: The noise. I don't know if all hard drives makes this sounds, but there is a high pitch noise on top of the normal writing sound. It bugs me.
Pros: No issues, bought with new APU system. ASUS board didn't see it as 1866, so i'm "overclocking" the it to its norm.
Cons: None for me. Plan on buying another set to fill out the other two spaces.
Pros: No issues, worked fine even with a low power APU as my CPU, I'm sure the FPS will go up when I get a new CPU.
Cons: None yet
Overall Review: XFX doesn't really like to get you your rebate. So don't purchase this with a guarenteed lower price in mind. Be will to pay full. I still got my Bioshock though, so i'm happy.
Pros: First time building my own PC. Went ASUS because everyone I talked to said they were the best, chose this board for the 4 RAM slot, planing to order 2 more in a bit. Everything worked the first time right out of the box, easy to use bios and manual, I am currently overclocking the A6 5400K. The system says it's running at 4.3Ghz, but I think it just defaults that as the max for the A10. Either way, its all running great.
Cons: On board audio was horrible, I never tried to fix the issue because I had a better headset now that is USB only.
Overall Review: If you're not worried about the audio, this is a good budget board if you still want quality. Lots of room for expantion, i'm tempted to try a crossfire setup on this board next. Who knows.
Pros: Cheap and very powerful! Runs cool even when running at 3.8GHz Turbo, only using the stock fan, no issues yet. Bought it for budget build, been a dream so far.
Cons: None yet. It is an inexpensive dual core APU, and the younger brother to the A10, so don't buy it expecting the quad power or higher and you'll be happy with it.
Overall Review: Built this system to play Starcraft 2. Was expecting to play everything on low, with a playable frame rate, something my laptop cannot do. I was blown away by what this thing could do. 1080p res, solid medium graphics FPS around 50-60, stays above 3 when in battle. I could probably set it to high with a lower screen res., but I am happy right now.
I can't wait to see what heart of the swarm does to it. I'll probably be adding a card to use the crossfire feature very soon.