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Pros: Sound quality, virtual surround quality, LOUD audio, all exceptional. I like the length of the cord, and both sets of earcups are comfortable. The headphone designs feel solid, and I'm not afraid to set them down and have plastic shatter everywhere. The removable microphone is a plus, as I stash my computer behind my TV and my case has a hanger for headphones. A well designed product.
Cons: It's a set of headphones now. The microphone has no gain, and I'm a whisper to my friends on teamspeak, skype, everywhere. The USB control box does not change my volume, and no, it's not muted. Windows controller doesn't allow a change either, so either I get a mic/audio splitter and hook it up manually [ losing the 7.1 in the process ] or just have a comfy nice-sounding pair of headphones.
Y'see, the problem is that I bought this Headset with the full intention of communicating online with friends. This product fails to deliver on the microphone part, but at least I can hear everything nicely. Still, half the reason I purchased such an expensive headset loses over half it's eggs thanks to faulty USB sound card hardware.
Other Thoughts: Sounds nice, doesn't talk too good though. Essentially a pair of headphones with a tail.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Roomy. This case is solid and heavy, which I like. It has appropriate number of slots, and fairly decent cable management.
Cons: the standoffs suck, the screws for the standoffs suck, and the USB front panel is junk save for 1 port. already tested a different header on the board, and it works flawlessly. small oversight, but important to me.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Pretty design, excellent cooling design, and lots of power under the hood. Handled everything I threw at it, and most of the problems I ended up with were unoptimized like ARMA 3 or Contagion. Worked nicely and wasn't noisy when It worked.
Cons: Unfortunately, I received a defective card. I noticed it happening during some SC2 where there were terribly defunct textures, and I started losing FPS even though my 6950 1gb can run the game on ultra settings with only a few things needing to be turned down. Then one day I fired up ARMA 3 and my computer would lock up solid, only getting my input every 30 seconds. After closing any game I tried this with, I went into CCC and saw it under 100% load, and over 70C even though I was sitting on the desktop! Something ain't right, so my RMA is submitted and it's getting sent out tomorrow.
Something people with mid-atx cases need to know, this card is one foot long. It's beefy, but worth it. Take a ruler and try to jam it where your slot is, and make sure it won't hit any drive bays. I barely squeaked by with a Rosewill Redbone, but things have gotten much better since I got it, so just do your homework.
Other Thoughts: The card is great! I loved every second I was rocking ARMA 3 at over 50FPS with everything maxed! It certainly can handle it own. I just need one that's not broken. Newegg will take care of me, they always have in the past. :DREAD FULL REVIEW