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Pros: The style and construction of this board is great, programmable like the competators boards but at a fraction of the price, the cherry MX blue switches are great. Bought this board to use at the office. I do a lot of notes in Chiro Touch EHR and the programmable features and macros greately reduce the time I spend taking notes! The lighting effects are also very nice with good brightness that is not an eye sore. I will most likely buy a second board for my gaming PC. I would highly recommend this board!
Cons: I kept hitting the caps lock button a lot when I first got the board, however I solved the issue by putting the red gaming keys it came with in place of the regular keys for the A and the S keys. Not really a con but it was a bit annoying at first.
Other Thoughts: The cherry mx blue switches to produce an audible click, so if you want a quieter board, go for the cherry mx red or brown switches version of this board. The programming features are great and I may post an update later when I explore more of them.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: PRICE: Picked this card up for $274.99 when it was on sale, came with the new Borderlands The Pre-Sequel as well along with (Splinter Cell Double Agent, Conviction, & Blacklist).
PERFORMANCE: I upgraded from a previous Zotac 560 ti. So far my most demanding game was The Witcher 2 which ran at a painful 25-28 FPS max with it overclocked to the fullest on the 560 ti. With the GTX 770 AMP! I got an average of 47 FPS during the most intensive scenarios and an average of 59-67 FPS during less intensive not so battle heavy scenarios. Well worth the upgrade for the price!
SIZE: This Zotac card is an inch shorter than the Asus R9 280x as well as some other variants of the 770, which made it fit nicely in my InWin Mana mid-tower case. The R9 280x almost didn't fit in my case, and I ended up returning it and buying this 770 card instead, due to the R9 280x's poor performance.
Power consumption is also lower than the Radeon equivalent.
Well worth it, if you are in need of an upgrade get it! The price vs. performance ratio is awesome. Pound for pound best card out there currently that won't set you back $500-600 and priced in the $300 ballpark it benchmarks almost as good as the GTX 780, falling only about 10 fps behind at most. When boost clocked to 1200 mhz it performs like a stock clocked 780 :D.
Cons: Make sure your case has solid airflow to house this beast! That will play a crucial role in temperature control.
A bit on the hot side, Witcher 2 ran at 78-79 Celius during the most intense scenarios. Also my case size and airflow could be playing a role in the higher temps so not gonna dock an egg for that. However once I moved my top fans (2x 120mm running at 69 CFM) to the side it dropped to 69-71 Celcius under the same gaming conditions.
Other Thoughts: My main reason for buying this card was to improve performance in current demanding games as well as future proof for about another 2-3 years of gaming.
Newegg also shipped it in 3 days which is nice for free shipping :).
Pros: This board is a very good deal for the money. Having USB 3.0 front panel option is nice, SLI ready, supports modern AMD CPU's, utility suite was nice as well, 6gb/s SATA. Considering I bought it 2 years ago when it was already in production for quite some time it still fits my needs. It also has an older PCI port for those peripherals that still work well, which you want to keep. Bought this board refurbished from another site that don't exist anymore, with that in mind considering it's longevity for me I'd say that is a pro as well.
Combined it with a GTX 560 Ti, 8 gb Crucial Ballistx ram, and a AMD FX 6200 Zambezi 3.8 ghz CPU. So far it runs every game I have thrown at it on Ultra settings (e.g Far Cry 3, Skyrim, The Witcher 2).
Cons: Had issues running two GTX 560 Ti's in SLI (bought on E*bay). Not sure if it was the board, cards, or drivers. Because I'm not 100% sure if it was the board that was having issues I'm not going to take off an egg.
Other Thoughts: May have issues with SLI, but since I only plan on running one card. Survived a lightning storm without blowing up lol. For the price I'd say get one before they are gone!READ FULL REVIEW