Joined on 01/23/09
Works great in SLI
Pros: In SLI, works smoother at higher resolutions than lower ones. Runs very cool, even with two of them pressed up against one another (P5N-D Asus mobo). Presicion software is AWESOME. I can turn up the fans while heavy gaming and turn them down while doing everyday computing. Never goes above 65 degrees under heavy load. 35-37 degrees idle. If you have the means, get two of them. They scale wonderfully, especially at high resolutions. (1920x1080 runs SMOOTHER than 1440x900....amazing!!!).
Cons: This is only a con for my MOBO (P5N-D Asus). The second graphics card covers my SATA connectors...I have to use the L-shaped cables which means only two of them will fit...I have to get rid of one of my HDDs. Not the graphics cards' fault...my MOBO is no good. Not a con for me, but they are pretty large. If you don't have a gaming case (Antec 1200 or Cooler Master HAF 932) then you might run into problems. If you don't have a big case, then you probably don't play too many games and wouldn't own this graphics card anyway, so don't complain about size.
Overall Review: I originally got one (1281 model instead of 1180...no difference between the two), and it did not outperform my SLI 9800gt's. In fact, it did worse. So I bought another one and it is AWESOME!! Crysis NEVER goes below 30FPS...runs at 45FPS most of the time (noAA, all settings to Very High/Enthusiast). Call of Duty 4 with everything all the way up....91FPS, consistently.
Pros: Small Sleek Easy to build in (except see con) DUST PROOF!!! Options
Cons: Lack of cable management space.
Overall Review: After a month of ownership, there isn't a speck of dust inside my case! I have it setup for positive pressure. The design is understated. It is perfect for enthusiasts, but doesn't look like it was designed by a 13-year-old. I could have used an extra quarter inch of cable management space behind the motherboard, but if you're patient (which I'm not) it shouldn't be a problem. Not many people will run multi-gpu setups on this thing. This case carries my highest recommendation.
Easy install, better than AIO
Pros: Cools better than H110 on previous build (same CPU). Very very very easy to install...makes the Hyper 212 EVO seem difficult by comparison. Whisper quiet.
Cons: Heavy, may put strain on MOBO, but unlikely.
Overall Review: This is an awesome cooler. It is far more effective than the Hyper 212 EVO and cools better (and quieter) than my H110...