Joined on 12/02/09
Removed GTX 470, looks like I'm putting another one back in!
Pros: Cheapest 570 on here, working so far. No funky graphics or artifacts. Faster than my 470.
Cons: Well, I ordered what I THOUGHT was a reference model GTX 570. What I got was a GTX 470 PCB and cooler, with a 570 GPU and RAM. I did some google searching, found out this has happened to a few other people as well. At this point, I am going to email for a return, or an exchange for a model closer to what I planned on getting. I am afraid to try overclocking at this point, who knows if it can handle it... I guess I don't like putting 75% of the same card back into my computer for over $300.
Overall Review: I will update if anything changes, for now I am posting this so others think twice before making this purchace.
Excellent CPU for the money
Pros: Runs fairly cool with my H50, overclocking is stupidly easy. Sitting at 4.5Ghz right now, I have run some benchmarks at 4.8Ghz without trouble as well. I am a gamer, so the HT offered by the i7 was not something I would use, saved some money!
Cons: I never installed it, but the stock heatsink looks fairly poor.
Cool and quite, destroys games!
Pros: Full PCB, higher than 680 clocks, runs cool. I have a custom fan curve and I can barely hear it until the fan spins up past 80%, the temps run in the high 50s low 60s. This thing rips into every game I play without any trouble at 1080p. I came from a GTX 570. Running a Phenom X6 @ 3.5Ghz.