Date Joined: 01/17/14
Pros: The panels are robustly built.
Back panel has sound insulation material
Comes with three 140mm fans
Space to mount 4 2.5” SSDs and 2 3.5” HHD without interfering with airflow.
Cons: Back panel should have more clearance to aid with cable management.
Overall Review: This case allows for exceptional airflow, looks professional, and fits one of the largest CPU air cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 4.
Pros: Low acoustic signature.
Well designed heat sink.
30 to 55 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at Ultra Graphics, 1080p, silent BIOS selected. This boggled me but I will accept this level of performance.
Cons: With the OC BIOS selected, the fans spin at full speed for a short period during boot sequence. This is loud and I do not understand why.
Overall Review: Yes, I would recommend this product. I did not have a good experience with the ASUS TUF 5700XT. It crashed to desktop a few times and then failed to POST on third boot. This Aorus card has proven to work and exceeds my performance expectations.
Pros: This graphics card has proven to perform as advertised. I am surprised at its performance despite not having the need for external power, therefore, no fancy power supply needed either.
In the past year, I used this card to render X Plane 11 simulation with HDR level graphics, at maximum texture, 4x FXAA Anti-aliasing and maximum objects. In highly dense areas, the card puts out 50-60 FPS at 1080p. These specifications are not the maximum settings for the X Plane program but about 80% of the way there and surprisingly detailed and smooth graphics.
Arma III fans, this card has performed well with this games as well. Ultra graphics settings is still rendering between 40-50 FPS.
The dual fan setup is very quite compared to my last experience with the ASUS Radeon HD 5770. This is a huge perk because there is really not much of a sound increase when gaming. Dusting this card is a breeze as well because the sides of the heat sinks are exposed.
Cons: -I can't set graphics to highest setting but not needed regardless. The difference in price to jump to next levels of graphics card did not warrant the increase in needed budget...not coin mining here.
-In X Plane, the limiting factor is using reflection detail. Increasing this setting was detrimental to frame rates. Going from low to medium reduced from 50 FPS to 35-40 FPS. This reduction was not desired but to the naked eye, I couldn't really tell the difference of reflections on the digital 'glass'.
-This is not a con but a notice to properly configure the Ryzen CPU's and ensure to download AMD's latest chipset with Ryzen Power Management profile. The performance of this card really began to shine after this update was installed on this computer.
Overall Review: Budget Gaming/Simulation PC Specs:
Gigabyte A320 Motherboard - tuning was not the main interest during build
AMD Ryzen 1300x Quadcore @ 3.5 GHZ
8 GB DDR 4 @ 2133 Mhz Patriot Viper Series
ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC
7200 RPM HDD
500 Watt Thermaltake Power Supply
Main reason for purchase was my experience with G series laptops. G73jh to be more exact. ASUS puts out good products and I have not been let down yet.