Date Joined: 05/11/09
Pros: I was thrilled to get this well-reviewed, high-powered card at around $250 on sale. It worked perfectly for maybe 10 minutes... see cons.
Cons: Crashes my PC constantly, even on just web browsing or watching YouTube videos. The display locks with a black screen, and then my computer reboots.
When it comes back, Windows displays the error BCCode 124. I've researched this on the internet, but haven't yet found a solution that works.
I sent this in for RMA, and received it back very quickly, but I'm still experiencing the same issue. I've reached out to the tech support e-mail listed in other responses here. I hope I can get this fixed or I will have to buy from their competitor in the future.
Overall Review: My old HD 5770 still works perfectly...
I hope I can come back and adjust this rating to a higher score after I get the card to work without crashing every 10 minutes.
Pros: Great value. You'd be hard-pressed to find a gold-rated PSU at this wattage and price point. It just works, no problems here.
Cons: Cables are way too long. It is modular, but I have no idea why they decided to make these cables go two feet longer than necessary. Makes cable management pretty messy.
Overall Review: Relevant build info:
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 BE
GPU: MSI Radeon R9 290
HDD: Samsung 1TB 720RPM
RAM: 8GB (G.Skill 2GB x 4)
Pros: No dead pixels, good contrast and viewing angle, built in speakers. Tilts nicely. Perfect price. Looks nice.
Cons: Speakers not great but who cares. Base sticks out a little.
Overall Review: No regrets, I love it.
Pros: Price is excellent for what you get. Was quite large and roomy. Tool-less installations work well for the most part. Love the clean looks and HUGE number of connectors - 4 USB is excellent. The two fans seem to move air acceptably.
Cons: PCI slots were reeeeally annoying to get out. I advise you take out the ones you know you'll fill before installing anything else. Try sticking a flathead in and twisting.
Case was beaten a bit during shipping. Had to bend it back into shape with an adjustable wrench. Cable management is kind of difficult, but I can blame my PSU just a much for that one. The fan isn't too bad, but the power LED is obscenely bright.
Overall Review: An excellent budget option. Very roomy, pretty good fans, looks nice. I have no qualms recommending this.
Things I put inside this case, with room to spare:
Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Ed.
HIS Radeon HD 5770
2x2Gb G.Skill 8 CAS RAM
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 Gb
LG DVD/CD Multi Reader/Burner
OCZ 500W Mod PSU