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This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC GV-N1070IXOC-8GD Video Card
Pros: One of the cheaper GTX 1070s but still gives the performance you expect. Solidly built, quiet and cool running.
Cons: Absolutly none that I can find.
Other Thoughts: The highest temperature I've seen in a small Lian Li case with an upside down motherboard orientation is 70C. The single 90mm fan works very well. I can't hear it over the case fans while gaming. No coil whine or buzz either. I actually bought it from another vendor and it turns out Newegg shipped it. Highly recommended card whether you have a mini-ITX case or not. I'm set for years now.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 1. Well built - solid
2. Straightforward traditional BIOS interface
3. Lots of overclocking options
4. Manual written in clear English
5. USB 3.0 with a front header
Cons: Given its a 760G chipset there really are none save for its age - 7 years. I'm not going to ding it too hard for its SATA II and DDR3 1333 limitations given that. The only con that I have with it are too few fan headers.
Other Thoughts: I paired this with an FX-8320 and its a very nice and economical combo. I've had 990X and 970 chipset motherboards and they really don't perform very much differently in day-to-day tasks and gaming that this one. They certainly cost more. While this has a 4+1 power phase set up the VRMs are quality sourced and overclocking is an option even with an 8-core CPU. I have mine @ 4.2 Ghz and there is no overheating or throttling. All in all its pretty hard to beat for just $40 after rebate. If you're looking for a budget base for an FX system without sacrificing too much this is a quality option.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fractal Design Core 3300 Black Wide-body ATX Midtower Computer Case
Pros: Price - just $49.99 for a very solid cae
Lots of room to work
Plenty of clearance for a 140mm tower cooler
Good cable management
Add in card slot covers
Two options for SSD placement
Cons: No USB 2.0 front headers. This was for a an older AM3 build and my motherboard doesn't support front USB 3.0. Left me reaching around to the back to plug them in. Also, the motherboard standoffs were the absolute worst I've ever dealt with. The holes on the motherboard tray were drilled too small and it was impossible to finger tighten many of the standoffs. Had to use pliers. Plus the case is slightly misaligned and any cards (GPU in particularly) had trouble being fully seated in the motherboard as a result.
Other Thoughts: It has many pluses and nice ideas, but the cheap cost seems to have meant corners were cut in the manufacturing. While a sturdy well designed case the misalignment of the card slots in relation to the motherboard placement and the difficulty in screwing in the standoffs meant one egg taken off.READ FULL REVIEW