Date Joined: 03/14/07
Pros: Cools surprisingly well for an air cooler.
Overall Review: I installed this on a Ryzen 5 3600 6-core AMD CPU I bought for a build in an older Lian Li HTPC case, used primarily for 4K encoding. I bought another Noctua fan for a push-pull configuration and installed the cooler on an ASUS board.
I encoded videos all weekend and the temp never exceeded 55'C, and idles at 25'C. The CPU runs at 100% for hours during video encodes.
I used Noctua's thermal compound, they send enough for ten builds. I usually use Arctic Silver, but Noctua's compound seems to work very well.
Pros: I bought a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones to use with my PS4, I didn't even think that Sony headphones would not be compatible with a Sony PS4. Silly me.
I bought this Bluetooth dongle through Newegg, and it works just fine. Initial pairing was slow, but now I pair back and forth between my Yamaha receiver and my PS4.
Cons: I have to re-pair to my receiver every time, but I don't mind. The headphones remember the PS4, and they sound pretty good.
Overall Review: Yes, I would recommend this product.
Pros: It's fast, loaded and booted right up. My Gigabyte MB had the extra mounting screw, so all good there. Installed in 10 seconds. Ramped right up to advertised speed plus some.
Cons: Samsung Magician won't OC it, but I hear they're coming out with a revision that will. The speed test still works. Can't wait.
Overall Review: Git it!
Pros: I rebuilt 2 systems with Corsair cases, the 750D and the 450D. The 750D was oversized for my use, but the 450D is perfect. For years I've been trying to stuff too much into little "home theater" cases, they just don't get it anymore. I built a brand new system with a Gigabyte MB and an i5-6600K CPU with a Corsair 115i 280mm water cooler, and it works perfect.
The radiator is mounted on the front panel with 2-140mm Corsair stock fans, and does a wonderful job of cooling. I hardly ever load this machine up, just light gaming, so it's a little overkill. But I trust liquid cooling over air, and heat degrades CPU's. The fans are also very quiet, and my CPU never breaks 30C. There's plenty of room for extra fans in a push/pull configuration, but I didn't need them.
I installed 2-140mm fans in the top, but you can fit 3-120mm fans there, and it might seal the case a little better. I'll give it a try someday.
I you plan on building with a micro-ATX board with all-in-one liquid cooling, this case is your best bet.
Pros: It's huge. You can lay it on it's side and raise puppies in it. If you plan on water cooling this case will fit the bill. For my use it is actually a little too big; it's designed for extravagant "mod" cooling systems; I'm using a corsair 110i GTX all-in-one cooler on a 6-core 2nd gen 3930K chip on a micro ATX motherboard. I encode videos with this machine, I put that CPU at 100% and leave it there for 90 minutes, so I need good cooling.
I mounted the radiator in the front grill in a push/pull configuration (4-140mm fans), with plenty of room to spare for the motherboard. There is absolutely no problems with space in this case. In fact, the hoses on the Corsair cooler just reached the CPU. In the front-mounted configuration, the top of the radiator is level with the pump, not the best way to mount it, but apparently Corsair coolers are filled completely with no bubbles, so it works OK. At 100% the CPU hovers around 50C.
I'm using Noctua fans, so I can't tell you about the stock Corsair fans. I boxed them up and stored them.
I added 3-140mm fans to the top and 1 fan at the bottom and 1 at the back, so I have good air flow. When you mount push/pull fans to the front radiator, you can only add one fan to the bottom, a 120mm. I never tried to fit the radiator to the top, but it will fit a 360mm radiator, except you will have a problem getting a fan under the DVD tray, it would be a tight fit. A 280mm radiator would fit nicely, though. Can't tell you if a push/pull configuration is possible at the top, depends on your MB and RAM.
The filters are a dream...they are equipped with magnets on the side, are very flexible and wash very easily. The front panel snaps on/off easily, too. The back panel behind the MB can fit 4 SSD's, and cabling is a breeze. It comes with extra HDD mounts, but in a front-mounted radiator configuration, you can't use them. You'll have to mount it to the top.
Overall Review: Make sure your desk is large enough for this. I own a Corsair 450D for my daily use, if you are not planning on modding a large cooling system into your case or installing an ATX-E MB, get a 450D instead. It's the same size as any other large tower case. The 750D is gigantic, and it's not even the biggest one.
Cons: Installed board, red ram light came on, swapped ram, light still on, swapped PSU, light still on, pulled CPU and reset, nothing. Tried to RMA, but somewhere during this whole process the CPU pins got damaged, now it's a doorstop.
Overall Review: In all fairness,1st bad board from Asus in 20 builds, will buy more. A little better inspection process in the future, please.
Pros: Worked fine for a while. I bought this for the two HDMI outputs. On screen control is fairly easy and intuitive.
Cons: The volume bezel light went out after 1 month, the video goes out intermittantly, and now I noticed heat...lots of heat, boiling out of the receiver, even when it was off! I thought it was going to catch fire.
It's too late to get a refund, maby they can fix it, but I don't have much hope. I think I'm probably going to be out of luck.
Pros: I love this case. I was looking for a case to replace my Antec 301 'cause I needed a plain (non-gamer) case that would fit the Corsair H100 dual 120mm cooler. I was unable to overclock the CPU due to the cooling limitations of the Antec 301. The H70 Corsair cooler could not perform well enough and air cooling was out of the question.
This case is large on the inside, very wide. I transfered my X79 Sandy Bridge-E 3930K rig into this case no problem. The overhead dual fan slots fit the H100 neatly.
This case is shorter and wider than the Antec 300/301, very clean and square.
The fans are very quiet. I overclocked my CPU to 4.5Ghz and encoded several videos to test the system and the fans barely increased speed. I can barely hear them, even on a heavy load.
The CPU temp stayed around 53C and the MoBo temp never strayed above 33C! With fresh, 12 hour-old thermal compound, no less. Very respectable.
Cons: Heavy, but not a con...the insulation is thick and heavy and does it's job well.
Overall Review: This case is heavy due to the insulation, but then that's for the noise reduction; that's what this case is designed for.
The center HDD frame is removable, allowing great airflow and still leave room for 3 HDD's on the bottom and 2 SSD's on the MoBo side.
This case is just my style, minimalist. Today's options seem to be somewhere between the basic black obilisk and the "gamer" cases that look like the sign outside of a Vegas strip club.
If you want a quiet, minimilist case that will accept the Corsair H100 cooler, this is it. In fact, I'm starting to plan for a full liquid-cooled internal system. This case will handle it.
Pros: I bought this board for a Core i7-3930K proc, not one single issue yet. Asus rocks!
The auto-tuning overclock through TurboV-EVO works well. A little too well, actually. Just hit the "extreme" button and watch it go until you click "stop". Your computer will reboot and start stress testing. I lost my nerve at 4.5Ghz @ 65C, a 50% overclock on this chip.
I shoot photos and videos as a hobby and a 50% overclock drops the process time of a video conversion by 25% and large (200M+) panoramic conversions of photos by 30%.
An XMP overclock will ramp things up without the excess heat (3950Mhz @ 45C), and runs circles around my old X58 i7 950 build, but I'll try different cooling and try again.
My 1866Mhz RAM dropped to 1600Mhz during the overclock test, but I believe that to be my RAM choice rather than the BIOS.
Overall Review: Be prepared to install the best cooling if you plan to overclock manually or with TurboV. The Intel 2011-based chips do not come with coolers.
I'm using a Corsair H70 cooler, but with the potential of this motherboard with the Sandy-E procs, get a better cooler.
I bought my board at the end of March and the BIOS version was adequate for booting; if you're buying now the fore-mentioned BIOS problems should not be an issue.
Pros: I installed 32G (8x8G) of these on a P9X79-Pro Asus MoBo 'cause I couldn't find 8G sticks of Ram on the QVL.
An older post/reply from a G.Skill rep stated that they would work on the Intel X79 chipset, so I took a chance and he was right.
According to BIOS and startup screen they're purring right along at 1866Mhz using only the XMP switch. I thought I would have problems reaching the stated speed, but that seems to be an X67/68 problem.
I'm glad I went to an X79 board, which was the primary purpose of this build. I didn't see much point in upgrading from an X58 board to an X68 Board, just a one-generation jump.
Overall Review: A fair price for this much Ram. I'm a G.Skill fan!
Pros: I'm using two of these in RAID 0 on a P9X79-Pro MoBo with 32G of ram and I'm reaching over 1000mbs on ATTO using the Intel RAID driver.
I couldn't believe it. My two year-old X58 board was fast, but wow.
Pros: Installed 2 of these in RAID 0 on a PX58D-E Asus motherboard using the 3Gb ports with the Intel controller, breaking 500Mbs+ R/W. I tried the 6Gb ports using the Marvel controller, but couldn't break 300Mbs.
Cons: None on the SSD's, but the Marvel controller is useless, making the 6G ports useless for RAID arrays. What a shame.
Overall Review: What I found out about RAID installs;
1. There are TWO controllers on most boards. On the Asus PX58D-E board, the Marvel controller supports the two 6Gb ports; The Intel controller supports the six 3Gb ports. This is not stated in the manual.
2. Set the BIOS HDD drive spec to RAID; No, it will not RAID all the disks; you have a choice with each one.
3. Intel recognizes only the 3Gb ports. During boot up you will be prompted to press CTRL-I for the Intel RAID controller. You wil not see this if you are connected to the 6Gb ports.
4. If you wish to use the Marvel controller, press CRTL-M when prompted.
I realize this is out of topic, but people come to Neweggs's reviews for answers. I hope this clears up some issues for somebody, only took a week for me to figure it out.
Pros: It's fast, It's accurate. The compass works excellent. Love the ability to change to larger fonts.
Cons: Didn't come with a case.