Date Joined: 02/04/20
Pros: - Stayed inaudible and <60c on stock settings (custom fan curve)
- Overclocked to play at 1440p, stayed super quiet even then.
- Memory is cooled properly with thermal pads
Overall Review: I loved this card while I had it, upgraded to a 1080 Ti. I had it overclocked for basically the entire time I owned it, but it still stayed cool and quiet. I've used gigabyte cards in the past and they never disappoint. The gray and black minimalist design looks great.
Pros: - Like other DIYPC cases, it's compact for while still supporting ATX
- Very easy to build in
- Nice lighting options
Cons: - Doesn't include fans, but other cases at this price point do. Something to consider
- Unlike another DIYPC case I've used, there's no stock ability to connect more ARGB devices / hub.
Overall Review: It's a little bit of a hassle to connect other ARGB devices, but with a soldering iron and spare length of wire, you can. See video for end result
Pros: Very spacious, it fit two front 120mm fans, a wide ATX motherboard, and a top 280mm radiator with no issues. Cable management was easy and had lots of spots to add zip ties in the back. Hard drive cage was shock-mounted, so my (usually) very noisy HGST server drive was silent in this case.
Cons: PSU can only be mounted upside-down, though this is a personal thing, it doesn't really matter. More importantly, the front LED strip was DOA. Using a multimeter, I found that the cable connecting the front strip to the ARGB controller was not continuous, so the 5V line was cut somewhere. I added a new connector to see if that would fix the problem, but coincidentally both connectors were broken. I ended up just soldering the 3 ARGB wires directly to the controller, and it works great now. A little bit of a hassle for me, but not everyone has the equipment to diagnose and resolder this part.
Overall Review: Poor QA, but everything else about the case was great.
Pros: -Can't even hear it under load
-Modular cables are great quality and all black
-Side stickers are easily removable for a cleaner look
-Good price w/ rebate
Overall Review: If I was building another SFFPC, I would most likely use this psu (if it's on sale) :). It's super efficient, silent, and has always worked perfectly for me.