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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6276-KR, 8GB GDDR5, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Destroys just about any game at 1080p. Max temps around 73C in a H440 which are notoriously hot cases. Also, the fans haven't gone above 900RPM on the default fan curve, so you could adjust this to be more aggressive if you want. The build quality is top notch, heavier duty than the gtx 770s I upgraded from. Plays DOOM at 150 fps on max. 8GB of video memory is over kill and a nice feature. Really, unbelievably fast. Impressed with the Pascal architecture.

Cons: Really expensive too. Good luck finding one for the suggested MSRP. Also, I can take or leave the LEDS. But you can turn them off if you want, so not really a con, just a matter of personal taste.

Other Thoughts: Always happy with EVGA, good quality cards. I also have not encountered any coil whine like some people have mentioned. So, I guess your mileage may vary in terms of noise from the fans.

Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cheap price, serves well as a boot drive so long as it works.

Cons: Died after 1 year, taking some important files down with it.

Other Thoughts: Apparently the cheap SandForce controller is part of the problem. But I will be doing more research before I buy an SSD next time.

NEW NZXT H440 STEEL Mid Tower Case. Next Generation 5.25-less Design. Include 4 x 2nd Gen FNv2 Fans, High-End WC support, USB 3.0, PWM Fan hub,  Matte BLK / Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I love almost everything about this case. The case is well built, the steel feels high quality. But the most impressive are the small details. The stand-offs are pre-installed, and are perfectly straight, so you will feel no resistance when installing a motherboard. Cable management was obviously a major factor in the design of the case, because when you are finished no unnecessary cables will show. The top panel and front panel of the case have NO WIRES, because there are electrical contacts, so you don't need to struggle with short wires. The dust filter attaches with magnets. All of the case fans connect to a small hub on the back of the motherboard panel so no unnecessary wires are in view. Looks stylish yet professional, a lot of thought went into the design and it shows.

Cons: I had some heating issues in my first build with this case. I have 2 gtx 770s in sli and a 4790k using a corsair H-50. Initially I had the front three fans pulling are in, the h-50 in stalled in the rear exhaust pulling air in and the top two 140mm fans performing exhaust duties (because hot air rises, right?). My GPUs hit 89 degrees after 30 minutes of Far Cry 4. Right now the most successful configuration is installing the h-50 radiator in the front of the case and having the rear and top 140mm fans performing exhaust duties. With this set up, the 4790k will occasionally reach 58c but the gtx 770s never get above 78c and 70c (top and bottom) For less demanding games like Fallout 4, the CPU goes no higher than 50c and the 770s stay at 66c and 58c.

Other Thoughts: If you plan to using multiple cards with this case, invest in a good water cooler and install it in the front of the case.


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Display Name: Daniel S.

Date Joined: 08/13/12

  • Reviews: 22
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  • First Review: 08/16/12
  • Last Review: 08/14/16
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