Joined on 11/21/09
It's a 3070
Pros: -It works -Slightly better than a 3070, but still not even half way to a 3080
Cons: -Horrible price to performance increase with regards to standard 3070 -Fans at 100% are loud, though in a good airflow case, take off speed is not required -No lights, extremely bland styling
Overall Review: In todays crazy market is a review really needed? Will this ever be available again? The smarter money choice is to get a 3070, if you really want performance, get a 3080. Desperate for a graphics card? Get this, get anything you can. What really gets me with this card is the lack of lights. $1,000 and no lights? I'm not all into the RGB thing, but I really like the standard white "RTX" "GEFORCE" "MSI" "insert model number" along the side of the card.
Good + Bad = Average
Pros: -Smooth and rounded edges -Doesn't feel cheap and thin. Side panels are pretty beefy -Dust filters galore -Decent cable management and back plate cut-outs -Easy to remove front panel
Cons: -Only 1 USB3, super dated front IO -Strobe light disc use LED. Seriously bright, will blind you. Don't plug it in -2.5" SSD placement on the back panel is awkward. Screws behind PSU and cables are tight -Only 1 usable 5.25" bay with radiator mounted on top -Mine had one side panel retainer bent
Overall Review: Overall it's a quality budget case if you absolutely need a dvd drive. There are better, or cheaper cases without the 5.25" bays. It really has some awesome good features to balance out some terrible ones to give you an average case. It does only come with the 2 front fans, so if you are air cooling you would need to source an exhaust fan. Worst feature by far is probably the aircraft grade strobe light used for the disc in use LED(HDD LED).
Whats with Noctas ugly fans?
Pros: -Way better than stock cooler -Does not block RAM or other PC components -Easy install -Comes with thermal paste!! Really awesome bonus
Cons: -UGLY FAN, come on, give me an option for a black fan...red, anything other than that ugly brown/tan
Overall Review: It deserves 5 eggs, but the ugly fan knocks one off. Works as intended, fan is quiet, if ugly, does not block RAM and can mount the fan going any direction you want.