Date Joined: 08/19/13
Pros: Card runs amazing with up to 2100MHz in boost clock 4350MHz on the memory and in games stable 2025MHz and 4250MHz on the Memory, even after hours with custom fan profile and stock BIOS there's no shift in speeds.
Cons: The card looks good alright, but FE isn't worth the extra since the reference cooler is as noisy as it is to be expected from a stock heatsink. nVidia doesn't have to milk their customers since this card is already an in house GTX980Ti and Titan X killer.
Overall Review: OCing tool used was EVGA's Precision X. Card is running on Win10 Home Premium.
Pros: I could write probably a book about this mainboard, but in all reality, if you consider yourself a pro or an enthusiast that likes good looks, there you go.
It's pretty much as fast as the Rampage V (within the margin of error) and works like a beast.
Especially when you go for hard overclocks on watercooling, the features are superior.
I am sure there are other X99 boards out there, that are just as amazing as this. BUT this board is my favorite!
You have besides all the well known features a lot more stuff on the side.
Perfect for multi GPU users. I use a 3 way SLI GTX780Ti setup... it is awesome!
It even lets you decide with a switch on the board what kind of CPU (either 28 lanes i7 5820K or i75930K/i7 5960X) you want to make use of it!
Overall Review: I you are looking for the sweetspot in X99 motherboards, this is it!
The only thing is, but that's normal for a new platform, you should after initially running go right away to Asus's page and update the BIOS and all the drivers.
The BUG that not all keyboards work is known with the standard BIOS. As tip on the side here, disconnect everything but the keyboard and it'll work until you updated the BIOS.
Pros: This CPU is for an enthusiast heaven. Sure it maybe in lack of 2 cores compared to the 5960X, but this CPU is a beast through and through.
I use a 3 Way SLI and the native 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes are killer!
The OC potential is blowing my mind. Not only that you don't have to work with the Turbo that much, it handles a Strap of 125 MHz! That being said at the same time it allows you to OC your RAM easy to 3000MHz.
I have a custom watercooler on this bad boy and I can OC it super stable (Aida64 24h stress test) to 4.625GHz.
What more can I say?!?
If you consider yourself as true enthusiast and use 3way or 4way SLI/CF THIS is as good as it gets.
You won't have any disadvantages regarding the 2 missing cores from the 5960X because in 3D based application you can't make too much use of the 8 cores anyway.
Cons: Nothing, not even the price. The price is enthusiast level and that's good. If people don't like that maybe the 5930K and X99 is nothing they want. They should go with mainstream i5 or i7s.
Overall Review: I run this with a Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard.
Pros: You get 500GB for an awesome price. This Crucial is indeed a good product.
Cons: I use this SSD as storage for games, and this is just awesome! But I prefer something faster in read and write speeds for my main drive.
Overall Review: Perfect as additional SSD for games and storage.
Pros: Very fast SSD, that runs rock solid performance. Very stable.
Cons: The price tag for 256GB is a bit too high, that's why I give it just 4 eggs.
Overall Review: If you are an enthusiast this is awesome as a main drive.
Pros: The look is simple and nice and the black color scheme fits in a lot of builts.
The RAM run very stable and caused no issues what so ever. I can easily run an OC XMP profile at 3000MHz.
Cons: They are a bit pricey just as all DDR4 are at the moment, but it is worth the upgrade
Overall Review: These RAM are also very good, if you are using a bulky big air cooler because of their low profile.
Pros: Works fine so far had no issues what so ever with it.
It´s built into my HTPC and deliers stable conncetion.
Cons: Installation is without an optical drive painful.
Overall Review: Rosewill should really work on their support page.
Pros: latest and greatest of Microsoft´s Windows atm, which means you get all the support and updates.
Once installed and have it running, it works very stable and normal users can make use of it for their every day apps.
Cons: Cons are obvious. For every professional user this is somewhat a pain...
Surface isn´t good enough for a pro user, program options are limited by its surface, app screen is terrible, and for me personally the worst thing is its bad handling for a person that does a lot of overclocking.
Overall Review: If they would remove this app surface and bring a really smooth program which allows overclockers more easy to tweak their setups and system this would be better.
Pros: I´ve bought this wheel because I found myself being interested again in race sim gaming.
There are many wheels from super cheap to way overprized out there. The G27 hits IMO the golden middle.
It´s overall build quality is very good and it handles very nicely. The ForceFeedback is awesome and the whole Logitech software package works fine.
I am playing most of the time Assetto Corsa und will play in the future Project Cars as well with it.
This wheel gives you with the right setup and gaming PC the perfect feeling for a race simulator!
Cons: On the Cons side there isn´t really much to say. The only thing, that would have been awesome was, if you could adjust the pressure of the pedals. But with that being said you find this option just on really expensive wheel sets from 700 USD and above.
Overall Review: My recommendation to complete this setup is easy. This is an awesome wheel and to make your race sim experience perfect get the V2 stand and get a real race rig for a very cheap price with awesome quality
Pros: I got the card as SC edition, because I want to overclock and with the SC zou know already that the card will do. So the silicon lottery ain't much of a deal here.
Before I had an EVGA GTX780 SC with ACX, fine overclocker as well, but no comparison to this card.
The performance is just superior! All games and benchmarks show a clear result... it rocks! It is indeed the fastest GPU out there right now.
I tested the card in 1080p and 1440p in several games, and it is just awesome. The 3 GB RAM are no serious limiter for 1440p, because they are way faster than any other out there!
Cons: Fan is louder than on the GTX780 (Reference design). I have had the GTX780 SC in reference as well and the GTX780TI SC is a bit louder but no comparison to the R9 290(X) series!
All people that complain about the price tag should really think about the card as enthusiast item and if you think it's to expensive there are a lot cards out there, where you get nice performance for your dollars. But you won't get this performance
Overall Review: I don't mind the louder fan, because I am putting a water cooler on that beast. I managed to overclock this card stable to 1267 MHz on air with the reference design!
I think there is not much more to say to the EVGA GTX780 Ti SC, other than, if you are looking for the best performance, this is the way to go!