Date Joined: 10/27/11
Pros: Sets up easily and is recognized by Win10. Great graphics and frame rate. Improves fps and control on games like Skyrim and Test Drive Unlimited. Easy to register and receive free game pack.
Cons: Like others who have reviewed this product, I did not receive a driver disk. After installing, I fired up the system and was greeted with a black screen, then a green screen, and back to black. I didn't do anything as I had noted that during this time the hard drive was working. After almost four minutes, my Windows 10 screen appeared and the drivers had been installed. While this is nice that Win10 wants to set things up for you, it can make you wonder if the card is good or bad. All I can say is, if you don't receive a driver disk (and you probably won't), let Windows 10 do it's thing. I'm learning that this OS has it's own way of doing things MUCH differently from all other versions. Just because, I would have liked it better if a disk had been included... That said, I really don't have any complaints.
Overall Review: From time to time, when I turn on my PC and monitor (I have an Acer 27" curved), it will make a crackling, static sound and then the start up screen is in all kinds of strange colors. After rebooting, it seem to be okay. Many have relayed this to a problem with the card, but after studying the problem, as well as continuing to learn more about Windows 10, I am of the opinion that this is not a hardware problem but a glitch in Windows 10 recognition. Sometimes it sees the card and sometimes it doesn't. Let us not forget that Windows doesn't like anything that isn't certified or contains a signature. Most video card drivers contain neither because they are constantly (usually monthly) being updated. Therefore Windows 10 recognition software has a habit of "kicking" your video drivers while trying to install it's own generic drivers which causes a problem. One thing I have been doing for the past week and, so far, all has been well, when I turn on the PC, I wait 30 seconds to 1 minute before turning on the monitor. So far...I have not encountered the evil pale colored screen. Hope this helps others who buy this card.
Pros: Checking temps with today being hot and humid...runs cool! Averages about 37 which is great. Fits well in my NZXT full tower. Twin fans are a plus.
Cons: Haven't owned long enough to list any but I am familiar with the XFX name and I've always been pleased with them.
Overall Review: Took WAY longer to get here than expected, but that isn't Newegg's fault. My local sort facility in PA decided to send my package to Colorado! Oh well...it's home now and running great! Thanks Newegg!
Pros: BIG! Lots of room for expansion. Easy to work with. Runs cool and quiet...a plus for any case. LOTS of extra hardware and some stuff I don't even know what to do with! Just for the record, I'm running an ASUS Sabertooth board with AMD 8120. Currently 750W PSU...soon to be 850 or maybe higher. Arctic Freezer 13 CPU cooler w/92mm fan. Everything fits with room to spare! Upgraded from a Cooler Master Elite mid-tower so I'm quite impressed with the overall construction, looks, and interior space.
Cons: Only thing I can see is the fan control, which I never used before so I went online and found a you-tube tutorial on hooking it up...not really a con, but the instructions weren't too clear on that.
Overall Review: Reading some other reviews, I noticed a lot of people said that this case had poor design because the side 120mm fans interfered with the hard drive cables...just FYI for those who may be interested...I turned my drives around so they hook from the opposite side and I have no problems with the fans since the cables are now hidden behind. Just a thought...