Date Joined: 07/29/05
Pros: Looks great, stays quiet, and the heat is manageable. Simple RGB, only the Gigabyte logo glows with a clean smooth look. Fantastic speed for a budget card!
Cons: Gets warm, not dangerously hot, but airflow in your case is a MUST!
Overall Review: Strong card for the money! I am not an FPS snob, so I don't need anything over 60 frames. This card provides some beautiful gameplay and stays pretty quiet. I haven't seen any kind of throttle so far and it has definitely improved my workflow in Blender. If you need a decent card on a budget, I would recommend this card to almost anyone.
Pros: Very nice layout, everything is accessible, nice heatsink work. Plenty of headers for all your needs.
Cons: RGB software is complete and utter trash!!!!!! Asus has always sucked hard at the software side of things. Use literally anything else except the garbage Aura software!
Overall Review: I have been using the TUF boards since the the old bulldozer/piledriver days and have never had any kind of issue. I trust the TUF boards to stay strong and live long. Considering my other board lasted for a decade, I am looking forward to the same great stability here. So far she is very stable, through all the overclocks and tweaks, I have not seen a single problem. Here is hoping nothing goes wrong to change my opinion for another decade!
Pros: Easy and spacious layout. Finally NO optical drive cages or wasted place for said option. 3 fans included. Surprisingly quiet for an airflow case, lives up to the name!
Overall Review: This case is absolutely beautiful! Two things that Be Quiet! never touched: RGB and open airflow. DONE RIGHT! This case still has great silence while giving you all the airflow you need. My system is staying cool under load and looking good doing it. I would absolutely recommend this case to anyone! Well done Be Quiet!!!
Pros: Very pretty to look at. . .
Cons: Zero Stability
Ridiculously long boot times
Worst support ever seen
zero eggs wasn't an option
Overall Review: I have NEVER dealt felt rage like this junk nugget has instilled in me! After spending 40 minutes tripping options just to get the dam thing to see my optical drive (because USB doesn't work with this chipset...bee ess), I took me another 2 hours to get windows installed because the trash kept locking up. Finally got the OS on there and I can't do anything for more than a few minutes before it goes paperweight mode all over again. . ."Just update the BIOS" they said. . . IT WON'T RECOGNIZE THE BIOS FILES FROM MSI'S OWN WEBSITE!!! This was the first and LAST time I touch an MSI mobo. Packing it up and sending it back as we speak. Wasted over 8 hours of my life trying every update and forum voodoo post to get this lump to function. Not even worried about the money, give me back my life.
Pros: Brilliant design, great looking back-light, nice feel to the keys.
Cons: Flakey. I had this for 2 days. . .2 DAYS and keys start to stop functioning. I lost the windows key, backspace and shift. This can't happen to a programmer. Backspace is my favorite
Overall Review: You have to turn on the illumination everytime you boot your machine. The Mouse light stays on constantly with no way to turn it off at night. Wish better functionality had been though of for controlling the illumination.