Date Joined: 06/13/12
Pros: Looks amazing. Cooler and carbon look are a bit heavy, but look phenomenal
Backplate is appealing
Card boosts close to 2000mhz core clock out of the box
Never rises above 68c in benchmarks and games. Not sure what the other folks are complaining about.
LED customization is great when you download the latest version
Cons: Watch out for GPU sag. Use a higher cable management hole so some of the downward tension is relieved by the power connectors coming from above
LED software doesnt work out of the box, have to download latest version of Firestorm from Zotac site.
It's a long card. About 12 inches. Had to move around my HDD a bit to get it to fit.
Overall Review: Participating in ZOTAC Experience campaign
Pros: - Leaps and bounds more capable than any FX processor (save maybe the 9590 overclocked)
- Great potential for overclocking
- Excellent per core performance
Cons: - Its not an i7?
Overall Review: I'd recommend it if one is unable to justify dropping the money for an i7. This will almost keep up in most games.
-pushes more air than my stock Rosewill case fans (Ranger Mid tower- red LEDs)
- No vibration
- Molex AND 3 pin connector
Cons: -No rubber braces (not a big deal at all)
- LEDs could be a tad brighter (i'm just nitpicking here)
- Case fan shipping cost usually helps determine my selection of brand (although this time, I lucked out)
- If molex connector is unused, it can affect aesthetics (cable manage what you can)
Overall Review: I'd recommend right now. They're quite silent compared to my ole sleeve bearings, no whine whatsoever when cranking fan speed. They move a noticeable amount of air and were cost effective.
Pros: Reasonable build quality for the price. Macro keys work as advertised. Not full rollover, but for what it is, it works well.
Cons: - I disliked how separate keycaps were advertised but not provided
- The enter key is an ancient layout. Took some getting used to.
Overall Review: Decent for the price, but get your act together with the false advertising.
Pros: -Solid build quality
- Rifle bearing, so you can mount it horizontally as a top exhaust
- Barely audible with my ear up to it at medium/low speed
- shipping was quick
Cons: - It...wasn't...free?
Pros: - Price
- 2 PCI - E slots allowed me to crossfire my two R9 280x's
- Nice UEFI bios
- Nice overclocking capabilities.
- Solid for gaming
- Good energy saving features too!
Pros: - Excellent price for performance
- Uses a widely introduced socket that has been out for awhile, but still makes good advancements
- Powerful capabilities for gaming
Overall Review: I sleep soundly at night knowing my rig can now run any modern PC game on ultra settings, all for a reasonable price.
Pros: card died after a week
Cons: I sometimes leave my computer on. Woke up one day and my computer was off.
Turned it on and sparks flew from the card. Looking around the internet, many people have encountered the exact same issue. Going to RMA and hopefully they send me one without the VRM issue or whatever caused this
Overall Review: Never again.
Pros: plenty of power on 12v rails
Nice to look at
Cables are firmly sheathed
Cons: Wish it was 100% modular? Thats about it, honestly, not enough to justify taking off an egg since I knew this when I bought it.
Overall Review: I really like Rosewill products. I have only used cases of theirs at first, but have a few different products of theirs, and all are still working great even years later. Ive always thought because of the price that there had to be a catch, and maybe im one of the lucky ones, but its solid enough to consider a decent brand name.