Date Joined: 11/25/14
Pros: -Zero coil whine
-Quiet enough to match my Noctua fans
-Very solid construction
-It's as good as it's made out to be
-I'll never regret switching from EVGA
Cons: -Might be a bit large to fit in some areas, such as the top PCIE slot of Asus Z97-A motherboards. It's simply so long that it gets in the way of the USB 3 header. Doesn't look like it will fit too well in the bottom slot, but seats perfectly fine in the center slot. Recommend looking for a motherboard with a smarter design if you ever wanna SLI this beast.
Pros: -Outstanding single card performance at 1080p
-Excellent Technical/RMA support
-Doesn't break the bank
-You'll probably never need to SLI at 1080p
-It still performs excellent while downclocked
Cons: -Had to RMA
Graphics card drivers crash while under heavy load and result in permanent black screen until hard reboot unless downclocked by -150 from default stock speeds.
Tested with Unigine Heaven 4.0 Ultra presets @ 1920x1080 fullscreen with vsync disabled. Error also occurs in demanding games.
Overall Review: Always do a lengthy stress test for all components even if you aren't overclocking to verify their integrity.
-Installs ethernet drivers
Cons: -That I still need one
-Don't really use it for anything
Pros: -Average price
-Can support just about any kind of setup
-Stock 120mm fans are good
-Side fan support
-Front panel interface cables are relatively easy to disconnect for better cable management if you don't care for the AC97 audio connector, or USB 2.0.
Cons: -Does not support H100i without modification
Overall Review: Recommend 200mm fan from Cooler Master to replace the front 120mm.
Pros: -Fully Modular = better cable management
-High build quality
-More than enough power for 2-way SLI/Cross-Fire
Cons: -A single GTX 970 is already powerful enough for 1080p
-A Single GTX 970 only requires a bare minimum of a 500Watt power supply installed
Overall Review: Would recommend to anyone with a 1440p or higher resolution gaming setup, or just someone who wants a high quality modular power supply.
-Low noise at maximum operating speed
Overall Review: Would recommend to anyone
Cons: -Gets a bit loud at higher RPM, but not many fans don't
Overall Review: Would recommend for any sub $2,000 rig
Pros: -High quality construction
-Only a few $ more than lower spec G.Skill memory
Overall Review: Would recommend this to any enthusiast on an $800-2,000 budget