Date Joined: 01/28/09
Pros: Great product and moves a lot of air! Quiet as a mouse! Highly recommend
Overall Review: 1st Noctua fan and they do not disappoint!
Pros: I mean yea, these thing rock. 100% come as advertised and are excellent! Super quite and replaced the fans on my 280mm AIO that were seemingly dying. If you don’t mind the brown these fans are worth their weight in gold!
Overall Review: Superb product!
Pros: Solid case for the money. I used this case to build my wife a gaming tower and it has been going strong for 2 years now. I was surprised how easy it was to build in this case as it was rather cheap.
Cons: The front audio connector did not have any image indicators as to what plugged into them. Also they seemed very difficult to actually plug in a headset, but it's a small issue and since my wife uses a back USB port for her headset now it really is a moot point for us.
The IO shield for my motherboard, using an older Z77 Gigabyte board with my I5-3570k at 4.2 Ghz and still going strong I might add, was a flat out pain to install. This IO was by far the hardest thing to get in correctly, so I did remove 1 egg for that.
Overall Review: If you are looking for a minimal case to get a gaming tower up and running on a budget, I would highly recommend this case. It's not going to have all the frills and chills, but it works and was fairly easy to build in outside the issue mentioned above. It came with 3 fans already installed, one front intake, one side intake, and one rear exhaust. I have not added or needed to add any additional fans so far outside of the aftermarket cpu cooler. (Hyper 212 Evo) I did have to buy some fan splitters as my motherboard only had 3 fan connectors, 1 cpu and 2 system fan. Overall decent budget case I would buy again for a a build on a budget.
Pros: Great card for what you get and I was able to get a very decent overclock on it. Even without overclocking it it was consistently around 1950 Mhz with the boost. So far it's doing great on my 1080p 144Mhz monitor, but I have noticed that if you want 144 fps on everything you will not get it with this card. However, you should probably already know this before purchasing the card. Still it was a very nice upgrade from my 760 4GB card. The difference is very noticable imo.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: If you can find this on sale it's a solid card to get you through for a year or so until Volta hits. So if you are planning on dropping 550 on a GTX 1080, but just can't seem to pull the trigger; this would be a great budget card to get you through the next 12-18 months and give you a head start on saving for that Volta.
Pros: This case was excellent to build in and I was very pleased with it. The directions are a bit confusing, but the case is so well thought out that it didn't take long to tear it down like I wanted it for my build. Overall an excellent choice for anyone interest in a slick looking, easy to build in case, with an RGB build in mind.
Cons: The bottom screws in the tempered glass came out with the rubber washers on them. This made getting them back in a bit difficult, but it's a minor complaint at best. The front of the case does come off easily so be prepared if you plan on moving the case around a lot, however for me its not an issue at all.
Overall Review: I would highly reccomend this case for it aesthetics and ease to build. I was worried about airflow as Gamer Nexus had several issues with the thermals on their review of this case, but have found my temps are perfectly fine after several benchmarks.
Pros: Great card. Had zero issues with it or current drivers. Literally just plugged and played. Plays everything I ask it too on ultra/high settings with no issues. I dont play BF3 or Crysis so I dont have those bench marks.
Cons: I have read alot of issues with Evga products going bad after a few weeks, but as of yet no issues here. I had a GTX 280 and it ran hot, but lasted nearly 3 years. Hoping I have the same luck with this card.
Overall Review: Great card for the money and yes its not the absolute best card out there, but if your looking for great performance for the price this is a card to consider. I plan on getting a second to go SLI for Nvidia Surrond.
Pros: Used this to replace my old MSI P7N board. Solid board and was easy to overclock. Did exactly what I wanted it to do and just enough features to get you buy until your rdy to move on to a newer socket.
Cons: Unfortunately, the dual-channel memory would not work on the board I recieved. For me this didnt really matter since I was using a single 4 gig stick, but when I tried to install a second one it would not work in either of the two dual-channel memory configuration. Removed 1 egg for that.
Overall Review: Soild board and I am sure the dual-channel issue is limited to my specific board (friend has this same board and he had zero issues with his dual-channel). I really don't care since it does what I want it to and for the price it's worth it.