Joined on 10/29/17
3070 w/ 3 Fans and an LCD
Pros: Great cooling LCD feature is a nice touch RGB zones Plug and Play
Cons: None apparent other than availability
Overall Review: Admittedly the Aorus Master wasnt my first choice, because I typically go ASUS or MSI, but I won this in a shuffle and used it for my girlfriends custom build. The card runs cool and the LCD was a pretty awesome feature (she loves having it match her theme). Neither of us have any complains about it and havent run into any issues. Definitely a solid quality card.
Visually pleasing, but functionally flawed...
Pros: - Shows off your beautiful graphics card. If you have RGB on the fans, why not display them? - Sturdy construction - eliminates GPU sag.
Cons: - Running an MSI X370 Gaming Plus motherboard in a Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5, my GPU (MSI Gaming X Trio) is resting against my memory modules and pushed out slightly. - Warmer temperatures. The backplate is a bit taller than their competitors' design. You choke off some of the exhaust and it also exhausts the warm air ONTO the motherboard. I knew this when I bought it, but it doesn't change the fact that it is a Con that should be considered.
Overall Review: - I would definitely suggest to the manufacturer that they redesign the bracket to shrink the backplate and also to give more clearance from the motherboard, this way the warm air has more room to be pushed out and there's less interference with memory modules.
I got Unlucky
Pros: - Beautiful Card - Great Thermals - Performs Great out of the box
Cons: - Loud Coil Whine (Using Corsair HX1200) - Disappointing Overclock (pretty sure I got a lower performing XTXH chip, because Ive seen others getting 2700+ MHz and I cant break 2600MHz)
Overall Review: I reached out to support and had quick responses and some trouble shooting suggestions for increasing the clocks. Even though Im disappointed in this card, not all chips are created equally and I seem to have drawn the short end of the stick. Ive seen other Red Devil 6900XTs clock upwards of 2700-2900.
Pros: Nice Image Quality Good Viewing Angles Strong Stand Adjustable Tilt/Angle Competitively Priced Soft RGB Lighting in the back Easy Assembly Well Packaged
Cons: RGB Lighting is only visible against a wall/panel and is soft if youre going for a vibrant RGB build. Not a CON for me at all, but may be something to consider if thats what youre after.
Overall Review: Easy to assemble and hook up. I came from a 27 Dell S2716DGR that ran very warm and emanated warmth, because it was hot to the touch. This appears to run much cooler, has great quality, and is quite large! I have it flanked by two 22 screens in portrait orientation and simply love it.
Pros: - Decent Aesthetics - Easy Overclocking (Use Ryzen Master) - Well Built - Inexpensive
Cons: - M.2 drive location isn’t in the best position - No CMOS reset switch or jumper cap - The I/O panel didn’t line up very well with the shield - MSI did not honor their Mail in Rebate
Overall Review: There are still RAM overclocking issues. Only a few sets of RAM can support the 3200 OC speed, so do your research. The board is one of the cheapest x370 boards you can get. I was able to reach 4.1GHz on all 8 cores and 32GB RAM @ 2933Hz. One of the best value for your money MOBOs you can get with this chipset!
Pros: - Extreme overclocking potential (easily reached 2k MHz core clock and 6.2k [12.45k] MHz memory clock) - Low Temperatures (with aforementioned overclocking during stress testing on ultra settings (only 1080p), it never went above 68ºC) - Low Noise (case fans and NZXT Kraken X62 are louder) - Awesome looking card and well built!
Cons: - The card is massive. - The card is heavy. - You are charged a premium to have one of the best
Overall Review: - I would highly recommend this card to anyone looking for a card this powerful!