Date Joined: 04/18/12
Pros: Simply put, this is the best card for the price on the market that is Radeon made right now. It eats Crysis 2 for breakfast. It's quiet, doesn't consume a lot of power at idle, and if you have the money, can be CrossfireX'ed for even more performance. If you have the money, that is...
Cons: Pretty expensive, and kinda big. Make sure the case can deal with a card this size, and has enough airflow too.
Overall Review: It comes down to if you want to go with NVidia or Radeon. The top end cards from both companies are neck and neck, so I went with Radeon.
Pros: This thing is fast. I mean, the leap forward in speed is nearly the same as SSDs compared to a standard hard drive. Installation is a piece of cake, just put it in the PCI slot, boot up the computer, and install the drivers.
Cons: Price. Price will be everyone's decision point on a product like this.
Pros: This mobo is a pretty decent buy. The built in overclocking options are easy to use, and the fact that it's built by Intel really ensures that you can get the most out of the CPU. It has a reasonable amount of PCI slots, it has SATA 6gbs, and pretty much everything a mid to high end user would need for a good build.
Cons: It has issues with detecting more than 4 memory slots. I bought this board in the expectation that I would be able to use all 8 slots to max out the memory at 64Gb, but it's not a huge con for most people, because, really, who needs that much?
Overall Review: It's a good board for mid to high end builds, with all the Intel support behind it. I haven't have had any glaring issues with it, so I would recommend this to a friend.