Date Joined: 06/23/13
Pros: -Still works no issues
-Overclocking has improved and memory support is much higher with Gen2 BIOS
-is obviously still very much relevant
-price is even better than when I bought this at $230
-for some reason I feel paired with the RX 580 STRIX I have, the entire system runs buttery smooth
Cons: -overclocking isn’t stable consistently. I think this is a gen 1 issue. I can have an overclock set in, stable, with good temps and one day 3 weeks later while booting it loops until the bios resets. This sos quite annoying, considering I do nothing different to my pc.
-I’ve noticed a 5-10% degradation in performance since purchase. This may have been from new bios updates to increase stability, or chipset drivers. Not sure. The performance loss is minimal at this level anyway.
Overall Review: I know infinity Fabric was designed for speed in speed in mind but anything less than 2666 MHz ram and you’re wasting you’re money.
Pros: The unit is pro.
Cons: cons? its evga. please *eyeroll*
Overall Review: I have owned a dozen EVGA products in 5 years with zero issues. I cant recommend enough.
Pros: -looks amazing
-The OC from the factory is plenty good
-only one 8 pin needed to power it
-boost clock stays exactly where it it's clocked to. No fluctuation. No tearing. Amazing stability.
Cons: -at 100% speed the fans are the loudest fans I've ever heard. Granted, they should never be there, but, just a thought.
Overall Review: This massive, RGB loaded, power 1070 that is factory OC'd and has the best RGB software I've seen, is by far one of the best looking, quietest, and well packaged GFX cards I've owned. I came from EVGA from this because I bought this bad boy during the mining shortage of 2017 (pls end) and EVGA 1070's were going for $600. How bout nooooo
So I bought this one because it looked great, had great reviews and I was not disappointed.
Edit. Thought i would add a comment about its size. Mine is in an NZXT Manta. Yes it fits no issue. if you're buying a mini itx case in 2017 that cant support a full size GFX card, find a new case.... just saying
Pros: -Heat management
-Well placed header locations
-Supports more RAM than i thought it would even more RAM and constant BIOS updates are niceeeee
Cons: -RGB is blocked with any sizable graphics card. but the X370? oh it has RGB on it I/O cover. I see what you did there ASUS.
-Does not support core overclocking in the BIOS. Maybe this is an AMD thing? idk. I dont like Ryzen Master.
-The last con is the worst. Description below.
Overall Review: AI suite 3 is TRASH. The install never works, ive reinstalled and uninstalled a million times and nothing. said yolo and reinstalled windows since the common errors were .dll related. Same thing even after that. I really wanna use Fan xpert 3 but.... nope. It so trash. the rest of the software is fine. Aura, Supreme FX, etc. but AI suite? trasssshhhhh
Pros: RGB leds
Price as of this review is the same as LPX for the same speed
Cons: None really
Overall Review: I read all these reviews and took a gamble. Motherboard says it supported said ram even though it says it's designed for intel 100/200 series motherboards. I installed Corsair link, set my colors, enabled DOCP in bios, and bam. 2933mhz all day l, no issues, very surprised everything worked well. Seems they're really getting the kinks worked out with Ryzen.
Pros: -Tons of room
-tempered glass is beautiful
-Price is very good
-support for up a 360 rad at the front with push-pull capable
-RGB strip included
-dust filters everywhere
Cons: Front airflow is my only complaint. It taxes the fans, they are louder with the front cover on. I have an h100i in the front with push pull set up bringing air into the case, just to pull as much air as possible. It's louder than it needs to be, and could be made better with some larger openings.
Overall Review: This case will show off your RGB light set up very well. The entire spade above the PAU shroud is just one massive open space with no drive bays at all. There is two SSD mounts behind the motherboard and two 3.5 drives in a bay farthest from the PSU under the shroud. You can buy more bays on phanteks website if you need more though.
Pros: Excellent heat transfer
Easy clean off
Overall Review: I was shipped this literally taped to another item I ordered.. lol?
I bought this because I forgot I didn't have any when I ordered my Hyper 212 EVO. Had to use the cooler master provided thermal compound and it was... barely worth it. Lol
Pros: Great color.
Price isnt two bad when you buy 2+ packs.
PWM connectors, i finally could utilize all my fan headers, and get rid of molex connected fans
Cons: The self tapping screws that go into the fan are INSANELY difficult to screw in. I bought 4 fans total, and I stripped at least 5 screws. -1 egg because it was SUCH a PITA.
Overall Review: These fans are nice, Good build quality, quiet even at 100%. The color is actually pretty bright but not overly bright. Good fans, will buy again for next build but man. Not looking forward to the screws lol
Pros: looks like a DxRacer, costs 60% less
Pretty good build quality actually
Cons: Arm brackets were not the same length, I also needed washers to fill a gap even though the bolts were all the way in.
There are plastic covers for the metal pieces that bolt to the back of the chair, and one I got was the completely wrong part. Doesn't bother me too much, but still.
Kinda pops in and out when at a higher sitting position. Its secure, I just don't think the piston likes it too much.
Overall Review: Instructions are good, build quality is good, but if i had to change anything, it would be more padding in the back of the chair. Its really good, and the lumbar support and neck pillow are pretty good. If the few things that were kinda iffy would be fixed, and a little better pack listing, Id be 5 eggs easy. very impressed for the price.
Cons: No pci-e 3.0
Overall Review: It's good working solution for fix processors. But for $50 more you can have 990fx, pcie 3.0, and more if you get the right board. It's just really worth for it for a "gaming" board. Get a 990 instead
Pros: cooling ability.
ease of set up
Cons: big cooler. blocks number 1 memory slot
Overall Review: if you wanna run quad channel ram with large head spreaders, think twice before buying this. my number 1 slot is barely accessible. MSI Gaming 970 AM3+ mobo
Pros: quick. Vishera. cores+threads. 95w. runs cooler than the old Zambezi architecture
Cons: absolutely garbage stock fan. I bought a cooler Master hyper 212 EVO to go with it and that is much better.
Overall Review: this processor may be the best in the sub 130 dollars processor range. I upgraded from the old Zambezi architecture and it's so much fast and even more overclockable even on air cooling. I'm pushing 4.4 GHz and it runs under 65c at load. matched with a 970 Mobo this is great.
Mobo: MSI 970 Gaming
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera
PSU: Rosewill HIVE 650
RAM: adata 2x 4GB
GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB ACX
HDD: WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM
Pros: Runs almost like a 680
Cons: Initial cooling issues, none really
Overall Review: Owned this for 4 months now and initially, it would get really hot under load. After a few weeks of use though, it settled out at around 60C load 29 idle. Runs everything blazing fast. Even has PCI 3.0 so it'll run faster when mobos update to 3.0
Great card. Getting another for SLI and then I'm going to forget about my power. I'll be set for awhile.
Pros: Thermal compound, some of the best.
Overall Review: People who say this sucks and doesn't work obviously didn't apply it right. You use the pea size method, and don't spread this stuff. Apply directly in the center and then put the fan down straight on it. Wiggle the heatsink a little - just a little - and you should be fine.
Pros: Insane amounts of power
Great for quad SLI / Crossfire
Supports all OC'd hardware easy
Cons: Huge. At least and inch and a half if not two from regular PSU's, you'll need a full tower
Price, but hey. Its 1600 watts
You will actually see you electric bill go up.
Overall Review: I use this for my ultra OP build, which includes 3 GTX690's, as well as a 3770x extreme edition, and 32GB of G.skill ram at 1866.
Handles it so easy.
Also, i had to redesign my fan layout, since my cpu is watercooled, and those 690,'s get hot enough, this bad boy needed some more air. Im currently playing with a fan solution that pulls all air up and out, since hot air naturally rises anyway.
Cons: None really but my case didn't support the fan- screw posts were too short and too small for the provided screws.
Overall Review: Its a cool coloered fan, and if it wasn't molex it would be perfect. But its an 80mm: and those are old. lol
Using in a Orion Azza case as the front fan.
Pros: Fast, easily overclocked with EVGA Precision X
Cons: Hot hot hot
Hard to keep cool
Overall Review: I have a pretty well ventilated case with a lot of airflow, but this huge card is hard to cool. The factory overclock also seems to keep it running hot. It idles at 29C and under Battlefield 3 load on ultra gets aas high as 87C, shortly after which it will shut itself off and crash your PC to prevent damage to the card. I use Precision X to set the fan speed to 74% and that seems to work okay. The normal fan curve is ridiculously not enough for the overclocked card. I also set the GPU clock speed down 100Mhz to also keep it a little cooler, since this is a factory overclock. All in all its a great card but if you can better cool it, go for it.
Pros: None (?)
Overall Review: Free check up, yet they're advertising it as a free software, you get a free check up but you have to pay to fix those issues. No smart newegg person uses bloatware so anything slowing down our tanks we would know already
Pros: Lightning fast CPU, doesn't need upgraded for at least a year.
Nice LED lit case
Plenty of room to upgrade
Cons: Louder than the air conditioner
Low end video card
Overall Review: First, kudos to Newegg. I ordered this and it was shipped to my house 2,200 miles away from the warehouse in 24 hours. I did 1 day shipping and rush processing.Cost 56 extra, but I wanted it quick.
This PC will do just fine for anyone wanting to play Minecraft or other medium range games. Case looks cool, and being a mid tower format its not too bad. The fans are super loud, and I'm pretty sure its the CPU heatsink fan. The keyboard and mouse are pretty good too, and i didn't realize they would be this nice for a sub-600 dollar prebuilt. The MSI mobo is fine, the HDD is standard, 500 gigs will do me just fine. I do plan on upgrading the video card to a 660. The 6670 in this one just doesn't cut it for me (Battlefield 3 is unplayable to me, 25-40 FPS on low settings and in low resolution). I have heard alot about bad power supplies on this computer, but i haven't gotten one. Also, cooling is not an issue. the cpu temp runs about 10-20C when idling, max 40 under load. Idk about the GPU, but according to other reviews it runs kinda hot. Overall, upgrade the graphics card and maybe a new cpu fan and you should be good to go.