Date Joined: 07/15/08
Pros: -Tons of room to work in, hide cables, and mount many different rad sizes.
-Easy to clean dust filters.
-Tempered glass looks fantastic, and easy to get the panels on and off.
-4 different radiator mounting options.
-Looks fairly nice from the front as well.
Cons: Really can't think of any. For the price it's what I expected and very happy with it.
Overall Review: I really enjoy large cases, This one has been the biggest I've owned and though I never planned on having two systems in, Or a massive custom loop, I just wanted a large space to work in. I will admit the case can look a bit empty like this.
One thing I didn't notice about the case is a RGB light bar on the top of the PSU shroud. It looks really nice, and works with Asus Aurora or whatever it is. Others too I believe.
The price is really good for what all you get, And I believe it's because no fans come with it. I'm glad they didn't since I replace stock fans anyway. So saving some money was nice.
The best thing about this case is the amount of options you have with it. The ability to mount a ton of SDD's, all neatly packed on the side of the case, or some cages to be placed at the bottom. It can keep the system still looking clean.
Being able to mount I believe 3 radiators at once is outstanding. Though I only have one.
Back behind the mother board tray, There is a good amount of room down in the PSU shroud to hide a ton of cables. I have a Corsair AX1200i in there.
I don't know what else to add, It's not the most fancy case but I wanted more utility and space, and options then anything else.
Highly recommend the case. Was a joy to build in it.
Pros: Packaging came fine and no damage. Worked fine and was listed in bios correctly.
Cons: No con's. It was a cheaper hard drive so time will tell how long it lasts, But overall seems like a good product.
Overall Review: If you need a cheap hard drive this is worth a look.
Pros: Waited 2 months for this card to come in stock. And over a year for them to be announced. I switched from eVGA 3 years ago to Asus after having great luck on their mother boards. Had a Asus 970 prior to this card and the upgrade is wonderful as you might guess. The card itself looks amazing. Like others state its big! And I too had to remove a fan from my Antec 1200 case to fit it.
Out of the box OC Mode pushes the card to 2,101 MHz. So I'm very happy with that. I play all games now at 4K, And mostly all maxed out. Frames range around 40 - 60 fps.
Cons: Biggest con for me is GPU Tweak. Asus really needs to step up their game. Coming from MSI Afterburner (just to get oc mode) I'm VERY disappointed in the options you get. No OSD? That's just silly.
Also can't seem to set my own fan curves with OC mode. Temps are allowed to get to 76C max. (Still fine but to hot for me.) This maybe in part to my limited knowledge on this program. So maybe not a con for others.
Also as others mentioned, Drivers crash often for me. In games such as Ark, The Division, And GTA 5. I'm hoping it's just the drivers and need new ones over time. Really will be sad if it's the card. :( Need to do more testing.
I can benchmark 3DMark without issue.
Overall Review: Asus did great. Very happy besides drivers crashing and GPU Tweak. 5 Stars for now! However Newegg only get's 1 star for being greedy and jacking up the price 40$ that I could have spent on extended protection!
CPU: Core i7 3930k (4.5 Ghz) With 32 Gigs of Corsair DDR Vengeance ram (1685Mhz). Can only see a slight bottleneck in benchmarking score wise. Nothing major.
I'll update my review if I can't seem to fix driver crash issues. Highly recommend this card though so far.
Pros: Great feel to the mouse, A wonderful area for your thumb to rest easily.
The buttons on the mouse have a great feeling to them. You can define which one is where by feeling.
Scroll wheel has a great heavy feeling to it. And can push it down easy.
The logitech software is not only user friendly but easy and quick to use and program your needs.
You can switch between wired and wireless easy, Only a few seconds down time.
Cons: Really the only con I can think of that has to do with the mouse itself and not my own preference is the wired cord to plug the mouse in. While it's quick and easy to do. Gaming while using it can be alittle awkward. It doesn't bend well at all and makes you put alittle more force in moving the mouse when the cord is in the way.
If the cord had way more flexibility to it, That would be perfect.
Overall Review: Only other preference related con I have is I'd liked to have had the mouse alittle wider. I can't place 3 fingers on it very comfortably. But again just my preference! Not really a con.
I've owned Razor mice, To many other brands and I got to say, Logitech has always had the BEST mice in my opinion. They last the longest and work the best.
I play all kinds of games, From that really bad BF4 game, To RTS games, Down to Diablo, And SWTOR. Works great for anything.
Pros: Sounds fairly well for the price, Easy to plug and play. Looks pretty neat too! Long USB cord.
Cons: Doesn't block out as much background noise as I had hoped but still does great! The Red light when plugged in (even if computer is off) stays on and is bright. Very annoying.
Overall Review: This isn't a con, Because the mic itself is a good quality but the stand as stated elsewhere is cheap. HOWEVER it works FINE! Overall if the price is right it's a great mic to have.
Pros: I got lucky! With soooo many bad reviews of DOA boards from ALL brands this board came in perfect shape and worked right out of the box.
It's a very nice styled board! With a great bios! Easy over clocking settings for newbies or people who are alittle worried with doing it. An a lot of advanced features for the price.
I looked at a ton of boards and the Asus caught my eye. Overall I'm VERY happy with the board. Runs very cool around 26C at idle.
Cons: I honestly can't think of any. Other then minor things I'd like to see changed.
Overall Review: Great board, I'd buy it again!
Running a i7 3930k @ 4.2 Ghz with a Corsair H80i.
16 Gb of Corsair ram with SLI'd eVGA 680 Superclocked Signature 2's.
I love it!
Pros: Amazing! I LOVE these babies! I run two in SLI. I adore them! Coming from SLI'd 480's these things are a dream not just in power but also noise and temps!
Idle they sit around 29 - 30C, Load temps under benchmarking (Valley) the top card doesn't go over 57C and bottom around 50 - 54C with very modest fan curves.
The look of them are GREAT! They have style to them.
Cons: Price really.
Overall Review: I run these bad boys on a Asus P9X79 Pro with a i7 3930k @ 4.2GHz. 16Gb of ram.
They'll max any game out. Even PS2 maxed in every setting in the biggest battles they'll still pump out 40 - 60 FPS with hundreds of people on screen. An I know they'd do alot more if the game was more optimized.
I'd totally buy them again! They run so much cooler then my 480's!
You'll want a good case with airflow. Since these allow most of the heat to go in the case! I have a Antec 1200.
Pros: I LOVE IT! YOU'LL LOVE IT! EVERYONE LOVES IT!
It's everything you'd want and more. Easy to OC and runs things like a dream. Well worth the money!
I run this on a Asus P9X79 Pro, With a Corsair H80i. Idle temps are 29 - 30c. Load temps are roughly 36 - 45c depending.
Cons: I'd say no HSF but who uses them things anyway? Price too. But worth it.
Overall Review: I'd buy it again!
Pros: This is my second SDD in my new build. I run my OS (Windows 7 64Bit) off this SDD and it runs flawless.
Good price for it, And a good brand. Not much else to say!
It even comes with a mounting plate!! I didn't know this and ordered another one anyway.
Overall Review: Even comes in a nice box!
Pros: Amazing ram. I've ALWAYS been using Corsair ram. An always will. Their prices are good and their performance is amazing! Along with a great style!
Pros: Really got a nice feel to it, And a good looking style. A good range of options and a very well done control panel for it.
A lot of options to customize your LED colors and adding small weights in the back comes in handy when you come from a larger mouse that's heavier.
Macro's took alittle time to get setup. But work perfectly.
Switching my DPI on the fly is easy, And DOES NOT lag a game out while doing it.
The 12 buttons is nice, As I'm a MMO gamer & FPS / RTS gamer. But honestly I can only use 6 of them with ease. As a pro though the buttons are small (could be a con for some people) but they are in a position that you can roll your finger(s) to either side and tap your macro.
Cons: The ONLY con thus far is the two ugly red sides of the mouse. Having a blue themed system.
Overall Review: I found this mouse review from 3DGamerMan. Coming from a Razor Mamba (One of razors top of the line mice 130$) This mouse was cheaper and yet had alot more options. I also like the Gila MUCH better!
The only other thing I don't like but getting use to is how small the mouse is. I like larger mice but it's something I'm over and use to.
Pros: One big mouse pad! Very slick and works great on my optical mouse.
Also covers the whole desk!
Cons: None that I can think of.
Overall Review: I'll admit I didn't read how large it was and I was really surprised to see it. lol Really great mouse pad for the price.
Pros: Amazingly great upgrade from the older models. By FAR the biggest upgrade for me is how EASY it installs coming from my H70 which I needed another person to help me get it on, with a fight!
The H80i was SIMPLE to put on by myself! The thicker 3/8's? Tubing really helps bending and mounting problems in tight cases as well.
Corsair link! I had no issue installing it. And being able to change the logo on the pump was a HUGE bonus.
Temps are wonderful! I run a 3930k @ 4.2 GHz and temps are 29 - 30c Idle, 36 - 40C Load. (Yes I can go much higher!)
Mounting brace is great. Very simple and easy to do.
Cons: I really can't think of any.
Overall Review: Even if it's not a new build. If you're running a older model. This would be a wonderful upgrade.
Pros: This baby run's my sli 480's, My core i7, On a eVGA E760 Classified with ease. Along with 9 fans, Two hard drives, And some light bars inside the case. It stay's 100% stable at 12.18 Volts.
Comes VERY nicely packed, And everything is sleeved. Looks very clean and nice. I have it in a Antec 1200.
Cons: The only con I can think of is the 4 pin wires aren't sleeved only painted black. :( But still a really great psu!
Overall Review: I was going to go with the 1200 watt Themeral take. But this one was cheaper and I think better. All my other psu's have been TT's. I think I'll switch to Corsair's from now on. I love their ram and the sealed HSF. :)
I fully trust Corsair. :)
Pros: I have the older Fatality card from a few years back with the I/O panel as well. An this card and I/O panel looks so much better! There is no big ide cable you have to hook up from the sound card to the i/o panel. Just two small black wires! Makes the case look much cleaner!
The sound card itself is VERY nice looking and covered. There is a white X-Fi light on it, Which is better then the red one they had on the older models.
Install was a breeze, And the front i/o panel is very clean. Two knobs can be popped out when you wanna change volume etc. Also you can change the volume using the big middle knob while gaming if your keyboard doesn't have a volume control.
Cons: Wish the front buttons that light up was white not red. Or blue!
Overall Review: Great sound card! Really good price!
Pros: Been loving windows 7! Wouldn't go back for the world!
Overall Review: Installed on a WD 64 gig SSD!
Pros: I went with the H70 over the H50. I love the push pull setup it comes with. Though one of the fans did break right away, Which I had extra's so no big deal.
I'm running it on a eVGA E760 Classified, With a i7 (930), Keeps my temps at stock around 28C idle and 35C gaming.
Cons: The Rad is MUCH thicker then the H50, And you need to make shure it will fit in your case and not hit things on your mother board! It get's even thicker when using a push pull.
Overall Review: Mine is in a Antec 1200. Wasn't the easier to install on the fan side of things.
Worth the money for a sealed water cooling setup! I really think it's better then a air cooler.
Pros: Really a good cpu. I haven't tried to oc yet. But 100% worth the money.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I'm running the cpu off a eVGA E760 Classified. With a Corsair H70 on it. My temp's on stock is around 28 C idle and around 35 C gaming.
Pros: I've always bought Corsair ram, And once again it's really good ram here. Good price and good stock timings. :)
Overall Review: I'm using the ram on a eVGA E760 Classified.
Pros: Really a nice drive for the price, I'm glad to see SSD's coming down in price. I only use this one for Windows 7. And does seem to boot faster.
Cons: I wish I had went with a 128 gig! :(
Overall Review: I haven't put any games on the drive but would like to try it!
Pros: The front is all black which is what I wanted. I don't use a CD drive much.
Overall Review: Does everything it's suppose to for me. :)
Pros: Does everything it's suppose to. Rather easy to install in most cases.
Cons: It's plastic!
Overall Review: For the money it's worth it.
Pros: Worked with no issues, Using this one as simply a storage drive.
Haven't had a problem at all. Great amount of space for the money.
Overall Review: I always go with WD!
I'm also using WD's SSD 64 gig drive for Windows 7.
Pros: The board itself is nice. Runs good so far.
Cons: The first board came DOA, Newegg was amazing in cross shipping and getting me working again.
Overall Review: Running the board with two 480's. With a AX1200.
Pros: They can max out any game with no problems. Looks really nice too!
Cons: They run super hot. You have to control the fans on your own because they cards can get up to 90c and the fans only run at 50%.
I bought two of these babies, And one of them blew up on me a few days after buying it. :( Kinda sucks but Newegg was great in cross shipping and getting me a new one!
Overall Review: Make shure you have a case that can give enough air flow for these. An a big enough psu.
I run them off a AX1200.
NewEgg was the best! Thanks again!