Date Joined: 12/10/10
Pros: - Ram just doin' its job. It does its job well.
Cons: - no complaint
Overall Review: Excellent product. I don't know what else to say. It is ram and it does its job well. I would recommend buying it. I just bought a second stick today and I intend to fill up all my slot.
Pros: - It does its job well for a computer case. Holds everything in there. The glass side really lets me show off all the pretty parts of my computer.
- I really like the fans that come with the case. They have connections to connect directly to the power supply but are also spliced to connect to the motherboard instead. Which is also really nice for variable control by the mobo.
Cons: I am still a bit baffled with the design of this case. It supports a 360mm radiator which I have. But the design is kind of weird. Is the radiator suppose to sit behind the three fans in the front? That would blow all the heat coming from the radiator into the case further heating everything else up.
I tried reversing all the fans so that it pulls from the back and blows out the front but then it creates too much negative pressure. Although, with the radiator exhaust being directly pushed out or being blown back in I have not seen any significant temperature differences between the configurations. I played with a couple of different configurations and I am still unsettled by the design behind it. It seems counter intuitive to have the radiator exhaust circulated through the case.
I have also removed the glass front as it seems to be conflicting with the fan in the front. Because I am a tinkerer and a bit of a dust freak I have covered the intakes with dust filters. Which with how much air goes through this case seems to be a good idea.
Overall Review: Overall I am still very happy with the case. I would recommend this case to anyone who isn't going to liquid cooling. Mainly because the design seems counter intuitive. However, if a 120mm radiator is installed it might be beneficial to mount it to the back of the case.
Pros: - It does it job fantastically well. I have not had any connection issues with this card. My connection to my router is strong and reliable. Knowing that this connection is made clear across my house through multiple floor levels connecting to a terrible centurylink box.
Cons: - No complaints
Overall Review: - I'd recommend it. Great value. Great product. I will buy another if I build another computer.
Pros: - If you need processing power this chip has it. In comparison to Intel counterparts, I think it is well worth the money.
- Power, just sheer power!
Cons: - 220W is a lot of power and a lot of heat. Make sure you have a power supply that can supply it. A motherboard to handle the power and heat. Very good cooling is key here. I am using liquid cooling, and recommend it, just to be on the safe side. Also with this chip, make sure to have plenty of cooling on your vcores supplying the chip with its power; because those will get warm as well.
Overall Review: I did a bunch of research before buying this chip and so should anyone else that is considering buying this chip. I think it is definitely worth its money. This is coming from someone who prefers Intel chips over Amd.
Supposedly this chip is not optimized for gaming because Amd has been lagged behind in single core processing power. But, with a clock speed of 4.7Ghz and a boost of 5.0Ghz I have not seen any suffering in the games I have played. Gpu will most likely be the first drawback in gaming.
As I mentioned in the con section, which I don't think it's much of a con but the 220W is something that has to be heavily built around. I built my entire computer around this chips needs. If all the needs are addressed properly this chip just destroys anything you throw at it.
Pros: - You want power? You got power, it supplies more than enough power to my computer and then some... and I even built a power hungry computer, so yeah.
- A ton of different connections. Well suited for a variety of different builds.
- A good way to future proof your build
Cons: - The cable that supplies my cpu with its juice was almost too short. I don't know if this is a case design issue or cable length too short.
Overall Review: - I would buy this product again. Maybe in a different color for a different theme but I will buy this product again.
Pros: - You want fast? You got fast... well kind of. I honestly cannot tell the speed difference between the M.2 and a regular sata connection. Other than a benchmarking program to actually show numbers I can't tell.
- Looks really cool mounted to my motherboard... so that's a plus.
Cons: - No cons
Pros: - I haven't found a game that this thing has trouble with. Been playing all my games on max to ultra settings with res of 1920x1080 double buffered w/ v-sync and haven't had a game reach below 60fps.
- Even under a heavy workload this card runs cool. With an aftermarket software like asus gpu tweaker or msi afterburner the card can run overclocked and still maintain a temperature under 75C. More often than not the card is well below that temperature.
Cons: - I needed an aftermarket controller program to activate my fans. My unit at least, the fans would never turn on regardless of temperature. It's a minor drawback but easily fixable.
Overall Review: There is a 3GB and a 6GB version of this card. Looking at the resources used while gaming, I have not come across a game that used up all the gpu's ram. Would be nice to have a 6GB for that "just incase scenario" but I haven't max out the 3GB yet...
Pros: - Easy setup.
- Comes with mounts to fit both intel and amd processors.
- Has extra screws for mounting the system to the case.
Cons: - It is huge! Make sure you have a case big enough to house the radiator. I got mine to fit... but barely.
Overall Review: I am running an amd FX-9590 that puts out an insane amount of heat. With this cooling system my idle temp is anywhere between 25 to 30 C and under a heavy stress test for a couple of hours the unit doesn't exceed 45 C. I'm impressed by the cooling ability of this unit.