Joined on 12/20/19
Easy install. Works great
Pros: - Antenna extension - easy driver install with the disc - does what it's suppose to do
Cons: - non I can think of
Overall Review: - Easy install, and if you have a portable usb DVD reader then the driver install is a breeze. My PC sits under my desk and is blocked from all sides pretty well, so got this specific model for the antenna extensions, which were easy to set up, with enough cable length to put up high above everything on my desk to get good reception.
It works... but it's not quiet
Pros: - powerful - easy to use - 10 different levels - Charges quickly
Cons: - not exactly quiet operation like it claims - inconsistent pulses can make for a jarring experience at times
Overall Review: Have a buddy with one of these, and I use it every time I go over to his place. It works great and really gets in deep. Only issues I'm having with this one are the loud vibrations during operation (My buddies doesn't do this), as well as the head striking inconsistently at times (Which again, my buddies doesn't do). I believe both issues are due to the piston being too small in diameter for the housing, so it just shakes and vibrates, as well as causes the occasional inconsistent strikes.
Great price to performance!
Pros: Does exactly what it's suppose to Great pairing with a 5800X Set custom under volt curve boosts to 2150Mhz, depending on load, while keeping temps lower and using less power.
Cons: Stock out of the gate it would be what I would consider a power hog, that ran on the warm side, but I know that's manufactures being safe with voltage for sake of stability across the board. Fan wine at higher speeds can get annoying, but overall not too bad, especially with UV curve No dual bios, with a lower power limit than other cards, making the option for OC'ing, even with aftermarket cooling options, limited If you're looking to play at max setting with some games at a steady 60FPS, such as CP2077 & MS FS2020, at 1440p or 1080p native, then look to the 3090 or 3080Ti for that, but AMD's super resolution really helps out bring back performance. DLSS 2.0 had a lot of ghosting that was distracting and didn't like using. This is case dependent, but on certain titles the 3080 just couldn't maintain 60FPS, and it was GPU bound, so I had to bring the settings from "Psycho" to "Ultimate". lol I'm just knit picking here at this point, and noting my observation
Overall Review: Got this under the rebate, and couldn't pass the card up at $769. Nice. Running it with a 5800X, they are quiet the match. After running test stock, I immediately used MSI Afterburner to find an UV curve. Took some fiddling, but got the card to where it would boost stable to 2150Mhz at 1050mv under lighter loads, and average out around 1965Mhz at 918mv under heavy loads settling with temps around 65C with my custom fan curve, which kept the noises acceptable. Seeing as I sit about 3' away from my PC, and really try to keep it as quiet as possible. If you take the time to find the proper settings, this thing is a proper efficient power house for gaming. Had a buddy who's RX580 4GB was well, holding him back, and as I'm his PC guy, he had been asking me about GPU's for a while, so I ended up just selling him this card, and setting up all my voltage curves for him, and he loves it! So I'm currently back on my 1070Ti as I write this, which can't complain about. Overall, the MSI Ventus 3X 3080 12Gb Great card, and will do exactly what is was built to do, but honestly grateful my buddies GPU had issues and sold it to him, as now I know exactly what I really am looking for in a GPU.
Quiet and Cool
Pros: -Quiet - even when under load noise is minimal -Great cooling performance - dropped 10C average across the board, with my max being 63C in Cinebench R20. Love it! - No water to deal with
Cons: Not a con, but be aware this thing is big, more specifically tall, and I even knew that it was going to be a tight fit inside my mid-tower ATX case, but I wasn't expecting it to be as close as it was lol
Overall Review: Running a Ryzen 2700, which I know this cooler is overkill for, but I plan on upgrading to a 5900X whenever stock starts to become more regularly available. What I was really going for was a more silent operation, as the Wraith Prism cooler I had would get quite loud when under load. Now running 10C cooler on average cooler across the board, while never even being able to hear it operating. Mission accomplished.
Did someone mention fast?
Pros: -Super fast -tested to advertised speeds of 3450 MB/s read and 2590 MB/s write
Cons: Non that I can think of
Overall Review: Great product, and does exactly what I expect it to. Tested this against my Samsung 860 EVO SSD, which has my OS on, and I couldn't believe the speed difference! I mean, Windows already boots up in about 10 sec on the 860 EVO, so I'm just using it for my most demanding games as far as load times are concerned.
Pros: -Magnetic frame with adhesive on the back makes it super easy to install anywhere -Magnetic dust filter makes maintenance super easy as well -comes in many sizes to accompany almost any size -Does not impede air flow into the case, unlike my top filter that came standard with the case
Cons: None that I can think of
Overall Review: Cut some slits in the front of my case to give my fans a little bit more access to some fresh air, and these filters were perfect to still allow for unrestricted flow, while keeping my system safe. Just be careful installing it. The adhesive on the back of the magnetic strip is extremely strong, and sticks to whatever it touches, so don't take it all off at once, especially for bigger sizes. Suggest peeling a little bit of the protective layer off to get the placement right to start, then peel as you put the frame in place to keep other parts of the frame from unwittingly sticking where it shouldn't. Otherwise you may be in for a fun time. lol