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EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6173-KR, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
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5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic Card, good upgrade from a GTX970 10/16/2016

This review is from: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6173-KR, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)

Pros: Very quite
Super fast (slightly faster than 980ti)
One 8 pin power connector
New die size on the GPU
Low power consumption
Runs cool (<73c)
Comes with white LED's & a backplate!
Current EVGA promo gives you a free powerlink
Current Nvidia promo gives you GOW 3

Cons: Not really a con but like most GPU's when there isn't a frame limit in a program, the card will experience coil whine. No whine under load.

Not the cards issue, but Nvidia's current promo gives you GOW 3 and makes you download it from Windows store, which is terrible. Not dinging the card at all for that, just be aware if you're buying this card for the game, its not a fun experience.

Price - we all know the price thing with Pascal has been a disaster so far and Nvidia is to thank for that. I mean, who sets and MSRP at $380 and makes the founder editions (which are inferior to this) sell for $460? Yep, this card's price is inflated, but when you factor in the price drops recently (got this for $409) and the free game, its not that bad of a deal.

Other Thoughts: Built many a gaming PC's over the last 10 years and every time the hardware is better. This card is no exception. Coming from a GTX 970 SSC that I bought two years ago, this thing blows it out of the water as far as performance and efficiency goes. I play on a 2560 x 1440 monitor and my 970 would struggle with high settings with Wither 3 (especially in close up cut scenes). I can now play on max settings and haven't seen it go below 40 FPS in those same cut scenes, which is very playable.

I'd recommend this card as a good upgrade for anyone with a 970 or a card that is inferior to it.

If you already have a 980ti then an upgrade to this just isn't worth it, unless you want to do 4K, but then, you'll probably want the 1080. Either way, its a fantastic card and comes with EVGA's legendary support and active forums. If your in the market for a new video card, this is an excellent option!

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Skylake 1151 socket
Qualitry parts
Easy to use Bios (all are pretty much now UEFI)
Easy OCing
Good port locations
X-fi option
Killer network option
Red LED can pulse, beat or stay on/off
Built in Wi-Fi (but I use the lan)

Cons: As my first mini ITX build, this mobo is way smaller than a normal ATX ( hard to build in)
CD comes with many usless programs
USB 3.0 should be right angled like a sata port

Other Thoughts: Had this mobo for about 2 month and I must say, its a great little board. Z170 chipset seems to work great, bios is easy to use and flash. The built in wifi and killer lan port both work great. If your in the market for a mini itx board, this could be the one.

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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5 out of 5 eggs Much better than expected 03/02/2016

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Compact design fits snugly in my Thermaltake core V1 mini case
Cools better than expected
Cooler Master Brand is quality
No need to install a backplate

Cons: *Neweggs shipping is really getting slow (not to deter from the product at all), but took 2 weeks to arrive....
Not water cooling, but its not trying to be
Uses the same style plugs that intel does on its stock cooler (yuk)...but its easy to install.

Other Thoughts: After reading all the naysayers out there that this wasn't even close the the 212 evo, I didn't expect much. I've owned many different cooling solutions over the years from custom water loops, to AIO water solutions, to 212 evo and many others. I recently did a mini ITX build and needed something compact that wouldn't make me switch out the big front fan in my Thermaltake Core v1 case. Ya, I thought about watercooling, but decided it wasn't worth the cost for my Skylake i5 6400. So, looking at what would fit in my small case, this baby popped up. As mentioned, I owned many other products and really liked the tower design of the 212 and knew this would be similar but on a slightly smaller scale.

As it turns out, this is a great cooler! Don't let people who want a degree or more out of their cooling deter you from this item. This thing is quiet and cool. Keeps my cpu @ 25C idle and 40C load. Its actually pretty decent and considering the price (which is super cheap)...why not!

Sure, its not a water cooling solution, nor does it have the other high end coolers specs, but hey, this thing is super cheap and gets the job done without having to remove the mobo.


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