Date Joined: 02/07/11
Cons: Bought this to pair with a 9600k. This board is advertised as a gaming motherboard but does NOT support overclocking. No where in the specifications does it say it doesn't support overclocking. So now I'm stuck with a board that doesn't do what it should do. Buyer beware.
Pros: Runs everything on ultra at 1440p and 4k (I play mainly at 1440p 144fps)...
Cons: Installed this card and immediately began testing. I noticed an hour into playing the frames were jumping everywhere. I checked EVGA precision and saw that the temp was 85 Celcius and was throttling to regulate temps. You would think a $850 card with a 3 slot cooler would run cool right? Wrong. My case is well ventilated with excellent air flow, my house temperature is around 70 Fahrenheit. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I can't imagine how hot the regular 2 slot card runs.
Pros: It works despite overheating.
Cons: Gets too hot even when underclocked. I'm running it in a well ventilated case (my previous 1080 never got above 70 degrees). This card averages between 85 degrees and 91 degrees. MSI isn't doing anything about it and is being rude to their customers on their forums. This is absolutely unacceptable. Not to mention it is nonrefundable.
Overall Review: This is my first and last MSI product I will ever buy. Stay away from this card and MSI.
Pros: Plenty of room and perfect cable management, awesome LEDs, great airflow.
Cons: The rear panel seems to be designed for older video cards--I had a very hard time getting my EVGA 1080's in. I had to remove the sliding cover completely to get them in and it will not go back in once the cards are in. No big deal though.
Overall Review: Case is well packaged and shipped so you don't have to worry about it arriving dented or damaged.
Pros: Arguably the best 1080 out there. Great cooling, great EVGA quality, great overclockability.
Cons: If you want 60 fps or higher at 4k you will need 2 of these in SLI. I ended up getting a second one after my first one as it could not reach 60 fps at 4k. Now with 2 in SLI I am getting 60 fps in 4k for the most part, which is great. But the cost was over $1200 plus a SLI bridge.
Overall Review: If you are trying to game at 4k you will need 2 of these in SLI, regardless of your other specs (I'm running an i7 7700k and 16 GB DDR4 RAM). If you are gaming at 1440p or less do not waste your money on this card, it's overkill. a single 1070 will run 1440p at 60 fps in pretty much all scenarios, and therefore 1080p and less as well (obviously). If you do get 2 1080's in SLI, be sure to download nvidia inspector so you can set SLI profiles for whatever games you are playing, it is vital that you do this, otherwise you won't be getting the maximum benefit of SLI in most games.
Pros: Wicked fast and reliable. The type of quality you would expect from intel.
Cons: None yet.
Overall Review: I never thought I'd see the day SATA SSD's would become a thing of the past, yet the day is here and far sooner than I thought. Get a motherboard with a m2 slot, get one of these m2 SSD's and never look back.
Pros: Works great, plenty of ports and great quality, especially for the price.
Cons: WHY would you have 2 PCI express x16 slots but no crossfire or SLI support? I'm totally baffled about this.
Overall Review: I bought this board for a gaming rig only to find out it does not support crossfire. What the heck is the point of 2 pci express x16 slots but no crossfire or SLI support? It makes absolutely no sense. Extremely disappointed. The specs do not indicate whether or not it supports crossfire or SLI. I assumed it would because it had 2 pci express x16 slots--every other board that has 2 slots supports it. So one slot is pretty much there for no reason at all.
Pros: I bought this card to play the new Doom, and it runs it flawlessly. I have everything on ultra and at 1080p with 8x AA and the framerate never once dropped below 60 for the entire game, even in the most intense battles. I upgraded to a 1440p display a day ago and the framerate does occasionally drop down into the mid 40's, but I expect that will be fixed once Doom is patched to support Vulkan API, which is right around the corner.
The highest temperature I have seen this card reach was 79 celsius, which was after playing Doom for 6 hours straight. The fan is very quiet too. I saw a few other reviewers state that the fan was loud, but mine has been dead silent.
Also, the $40 rebate was awesome! Got a killer videocard for $270. I couldn't be happier.
Cons: I ordered this card the day before nvidia unveiled the 1080 and 1070. Just my luck! But I bought the card just to play Doom, which it does so flawlessly, so I cannot complain.
Cons: Drive was noticeably slow as soon as I got windows 10 running on it. This was my first SSD. After hearing about how fast SSD's are I thought I would finally give it a shot. I was like "Wow, I can't tell any difference between this and my mechanical HDD. I don't get what's so great about them." The first few days I kept getting read/write errors, so I knew something was up. Three days after owning it it completely failed. So now I'm stuck in the water without a usable PC until a replacement arrives, which from the looks of it, it won't be anytime soon. I will give the replacement a shot if it ever arrives. If it fails too, I am getting a refund and never buying a Mushkin product again. After initially believing the price was too good to be true, I should have known that this would be a classic case of "you get what you pay for." Learn from my mistake and spend more money on a better SSD. Don't buy a 512 GB SSD unless it is at least twice the price of this one.
Pros: Great performance to price ratio. Stays super cool (has yet to exceed 53 degrees celcius, which is incredible for a stock cooler). Fans on it make hardly any noise whatsoever. Plays all my games at max settings with no less than 60 fps.
Cons: None yet!
Overall Review: I have always used ATI cards in the past. Mainly because my tech knowledge of ATI cards far exceeded my knowledge for nvidia cards. After countless overheating deaths of previous ATI cards and buggy drivers, I decided to give nvidia a try. I am thoroughly impressed. And as for gigabyte's manufacturing on this card--beyond outstanding. I read all of the reviews for this card on newegg and there is not a single report of a DOA card or one dying after ownership. I know of no other card with such status. Way to go Gigabyte!
Pros: It worked wonderfully for half a year.
Cons: Suddenly started overheating like crazy and died--all in the same day. Fan was working fine. No explanation for the sudden overheating. I had never once overclocked it either. There was no need to do so.
Overall Review: This was my very first powercolor product. It will also be my last. Of course the card died not too long after the warranty expired. In the past I have always bought sapphire cards. I never had a card failure with them. I should have stuck with them.
Pros: Overlcocks with ease. I have it at 1866 9 9 9 24 on stock voltage. 7.9 WE index.
Cons: I took 2 eggs off because of fed ex. I ordered it last tuesday, and it did not come until monday (today). I paid for 3 day shipping, and it took 6 days. On top of that the package the memory was in was severely damaged. Miraculously, the memory was not harmed, even though by the looks of the packaging it appeared to have been through a nuclear apocalypse. By far the worst delivery experience I have ever had.
Overall Review: As long as the memory survives fedex's deplorable shipping, you will be very happy with this memory.