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This review is from: XFX Radeon R9 390X R9-390X-8VR6 8GB 512-Bit DDR5 CrossFireX Support Video Card
Pros: Cooler is waaaaaay quieter
Uses Hynix memory vs the old Elpida
Easily overclocked to 1071/1725 with no voltage or power bump, haven't gone further because there's no need
Eats games like I eat bacon!
Cons: Can't think of any
Other Thoughts: I have an old Powercolor r9 290 with the reference red/black hawaii cooler and wow this cooler is way better! The shroud is just like the Nano and Fury with a nice sturdy design and thick plastics. I didn't take the cooler apart but looking through the fan I see that the heatsink is all copper, not nickel plated. It also appears that there's better cooling for the VRMs. The blower fan is a different design too which you can see in the pictures, the blades are like a 120-150 degree angle vs the old round fins and it blows air out better too. On default speeds and fan speed using MSI Afterburner, which does a different fan curve than AMD's software, would be 91C with the fan only at 30%. I know thats really hot but its barely audible for a blower fan and to keep it at only 91c vs my 290 going up to 98c at 55% fan speed, that's an improvement. So I made a custom fan curve which has it going 34% when it hits 70c and stops at 42% at 82c! (my 1070/1725 overclock will run at 86c after 3 hours of Unigine Heaven) So than i started undervolting and got to -56 volts stable at stock speeds and only gets to 78c which is a 4c difference. For kicks and giggles I underclocked the core to 949 which is close to my 290's 947 and lowered another 3c. I only tried that because currently my build is in a coolermaster elite 130 so I was trying to see how quiet I could get it without being too loud which if anyone knows the 130, its small and has open vents so its not as quiet as it would be in a case. So I'm thrilled with this card and I've had experience with a friends Titan X cooler and my GTX 980 ti that has the MSI silver plastic cooler which is as loud and hot as this card though the Titan was quieter due to cooler shroud being aluminum. If your looking for an AMD blower card I highly recommend this card! If your going to do a custom loop get XFX's xxx overclock one with the hawaii cooler because this cooler is worth keeping!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: What can I say, its a 144hz, 1ms monitor that is dirt cheap and awesome! (I got this when it was on sale for $169)
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: I know its a little early for a review but I felt like reviewing it anyway. This is a TN panel not an IPS which isn't bad. I'm coming from a LG 27MP65 monitor which is a 1920x1080 27" IPS 60 hz monitor. This monitors colors aren't as good as my LG's but I've gotten it super close to it! (brightness 45, contrast 5, color setting - user) I must say the trade off is worth it. 144hz is amazing for gaming and I can notice the difference easily over 60hz. 1ms is a lot better than the LG's 5-6ms and the pixel density is slightly better being 24" vs 27" for 1080p. I would've loved to buy one of those 4ms IPS 144hz that Asus, BenQ, and others make but I don't feel like dishing out $600+ for one right now. I'll probably get one once 1440p monitors become more mainstream than 1080p and cheaper. So if your a gamer that wants 144hz and has a small budget, get this monitor especially if its on sale! If your worried about the color/picture quality, don't worry some tweaking on your part in the monitor's menu will help a lot!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Comes with 2 for $15
-Moves a lot of air
Cons: None really. Obviously these are just plain black fans so no fancy leds or anything. The cables aren't sleeved but they are black/dark grey wires so they still look good in a case so not a con
Other Thoughts: I have the GX700 case from Antec which came with 2 140mm fans and 1 120mm. I'm utilizing the fans that they came with and they move decent airflow and are quiet but once of my 140's stopped working and the other one developed a clicking sound if your 7w+ so I needed replacements. These fit the bill cause their plain black and came with 2 fans. They actually have more blades than the antec ones and push waaaaay more air and are quieter than the stock antec ones. These fans are fantastic! So if your like me where your stock fans stop working or simply want to add more fans to a case without leds (assuming you don't have a window or just dont want leds) than these are your fans! they are a steal!READ FULL REVIEW