Date Joined: 02/17/11
Pros: - Drivers are more robust and stable than nVIDIA's 30 series drivers.
- 1440p performance for high frame rate gaming is top notch.
- Easily runs over 2.7GHz when on Water.
- No coil whine at all.
Cons: - Current pricing
Overall Review: Best GPU I've ever owned.
Overall Review: I had some extra money and was basically just looking for something to spend it on. I was browsing NewEgg when the SoundBlasterX caught my eye. My primary computer had an Asus Xonar Essence STX II sound card so I figured I'd get this card for my secondary computer. The secondary computer uses onboard sound and I just can't stand the stale sound of onboard sound.
So I bought the card and then it arrived. It's nicely packaged too. I installed it and set about learning the software.
I started by testing music (FLAC format 24bit 96Khz files). Wow... it produces a clear and rich sound. I tried my old Logitech Z680 speakers (5.1) as well as my Sennheiser headphones and all I can say is that this card produces sound that might even exceed my Xonar Essence STX.
The RGB LED strips are a nice addition as well but I was moreso after the gaming aspects of this card.
Started up Doom Eternal and the neighbor started banging on the wall (that's a good thing).
Very impressed. Drivers are, despite my constant mockery of Creative drivers in the past, solid. It works. No crashes, nothing bad at all. I can't find something negative to say.
A+ Creative. Who knew I'd enjoy a new sound card like this in 2020.
Pros: - Plenty of room for several radiators
- Well constructed with Tempered Glass and Aluminum
- Back compartment makes it easy to manage cables
Cons: - Expensive
Overall Review: I definitely recommend this case to anyone interested in watercooling.
Pros: - Works with a Gigabyte AORUS X470 Ultra Gaming Motherboard
Cons: - None
Overall Review: - It's a cable and does what it is supposed to do.