Date Joined: 11/24/11
Pros: -Fan is quiet! (quieter then my old 700w Rosewill psu)
-Built in voltage protection
-55$ after MIR
-I only used 1/2 of the modular cables.. so I still have room to add on :)
Cons: Nothing so far.. Just got it today. Will update review if I run into anything!
Overall Review: This was a great deal on Newegg!! Great brand, and a great price. Thank you to both companies!
Pros: -Performance is great (Gaming)
-Heat is Low
-Price is fantastic
Cons: -Sketchy stock Heatsink
-Uses lots of power
Overall Review: AM3/3+ is a great socket. If you are a gamer, I recommend AM3+ over FM sockets as of the time of this review.
This is a great CPU that can control most mid-high end GPUs.
Pros: -USB 3.0
-Bios is average, easy to work with
-Drivers seem stable
-Overall high quality
Cons: -Nothing worth complaining about at this price point
Overall Review: -It got to me and works, and it seems to be working very well. I'm happy with this mobo and I have never had a problem with Gigabyte for my motherboards.
Pros: -Great Style
-Decent Cable Management
-No Screwdriver Needed (except for mobo install obviously)
-2 Stock Fans That Don't Need To Be Pulled Out
-Room For Expansion
-Front Light is awesome
Cons: -Can Scratch Easily While Doing Installs (Especially the side Plastic)
-Need more light by the window
Overall Review: Price / Quality is a 10/10
I paid 35$ for a good-looking case that is tooless, has a window, has good cable management, and comes with two fans (One with an LED light). That CANNOT be beaten.
Side Note: You don't NEED to buy extra fans! The airflow is superb in this case!
Highly Recommended for budget builds!
Pros: -Great price/performance
-Comes with VGA adapter and 4 to 8 pin adapter
-Drivers perform well
-MSI Gaming app is neat to play with and very simple
-Maxes graphics on current gen games
-You can push the fan hard
Cons: -Can get hot ( But can work to 70c) Just make sure your case has decent airflow and you shouldn't have a problem
-Might be a tight fit in a ATX/Micro ATX case (I had to modify by back panel to get it to fit... but I also have a micro ATX board in a mid-atx case)
-Rebate makes me tear apart the pretty packaging :(
Overall Review: This thing is a great purchase for budget gaming! It might use a bit more power and get a bit hotter than Nvidia cards, but the performance is better and cheaper.
Only regret is that MSI makes me tear apart the box it came in to get my rebate!