Joined on 12/05/09
Excellent Build Quality
Pros: Build quality, very quiet, solid mounting.
Cons: Have to completely remove mobo to install this cooler. Not a con if you are starting your build, I was adding to my HTPC and was not expecting it.
Overall Review: Using this on an i3/H55 combo in a Lian Li PC-C37B case and it just fits. There is maybe .5 cm between the fan and the top of the case, under the vent. Not perfect, but good enough.
Pros: HDCP 2.2 4K/60 compatible Fits my low profile HTPC case
Cons: The screen goes black and sound cuts out at random times. Changed HDMI cables twice, followed all setting and BIOS configurations suggested on numerous forums, routed strait to the TV, tried different media players and codecs, still has random black screen.
Overall Review: Given the failure to deliver a smooth and defect free playback solution, I can not recommend this card for video applications.
Pros: Not sure, was DOA.
Cons: Out of the box, it would not POST. Fans would start briefly then immediately shut off and cycle over again. Tried multiple power supplies and in and out of the case.
Overall Review: This is the first time I've been disappointed with a purchase from Newegg. The item did not work on delivery and I could not return it to Newegg. Instead I had to request an RMA from the manufacturer, who replaced the retail unit with a "brown box" unit that only contained the motherboard. No accessories were returned with the replacement, not even the I/O shield, but the RMA conditions required me to return all accessories with the RMA! So now I have to wait for them to, hopefully, send me an I/O shield.