Date Joined: 08/23/10
Pros: - Fantastic configuration options
- Beautiful G-Sync
- Comes with a DisplayPort cable
- Blue light reduction feature
- Very crisp display
- Looks sharp on my desk, very easy to maneuver.
- USBs were on the left, very easy for my desk.
Cons: - One time I turned the display on after coming home from work and it had a very fuzzy picture. I had to reboot the computer to fix it but haven't seen the issue since. I'm guessing it was drivers.
Overall Review: - Instructions were a little hard to read, but assembly was easy.
- Plug ins are on the bottom side of the monitor, so it's a bit annoying to plug everything in (do this before you mount it!).
- Make sure your video card is supported before buying this for use with Gsync.
Pros: Arrived in a lot of bubble wrap, works great I can't complain. I try to give 5 egg reviews to hard drives when they arrive not DOA like some of the ones I've bought.
Lots of space! Good price.
Cons: None, its a HDD, you know what you're getting.
Pros: I have to say that I was really happy when this case came in. It works wonderfully with my current SLI setup, and there is plenty of space. I really liked the extra length cords attached to the front panel, it allowed me to do precise cable management. If using an E-ATX board, you will have close clearance on some of the rubber holes, but there are plenty of other ones to use if you can't get your connects through.
This case is sexy - the White LED looks amazing. I really like it! Try setting up your fans on the case controls, it's well worth it and it's easier than trying to attach them to your motherboard. You can attach up to 3 fans per knob, so you could tailor your side and bottom fans with your top fans and get the precise control/noise level you want.
It was really easy to install the HDDs and SDD, the front Blu Ray drive went in with ease. Plenty of room and side profile allows for an easy cable management setup.
Great airflow! Good for people that don't want another boring black case with blue or red LEDs. On my 4th computer build, I'm sick of my computer looking like it's a blade server.
Cons: You've gotta PULL that top off, I was scared I would break it, but thankfully its designed to pop off and make that 'oh boy I just broke my case' sound without breaking.
This case does not have very much room at the top. If you use a large motherboard that means that you will need to be very careful if you decide to replace the fan at the top and go with a radiator/watercooler (like the h100i). I had to take off one of the fans only because my Asus Maximus V Formula CPU power outlet was in the way of one of the fans. Sucks, but if you are getting the Thor with this mobo, get a slim fan 120 mm (you can find them on Newegg) and it should have enough clearance. I was able to safely run without one of the fans on the radiator, so that's good news too, I just wouldn't do it for very long or push your CPU to the max without both fans.
Couldn't figure out how to use the bottom fan, it was a little sharp and I almost cut myself.
Overall Review: This case is gorgeous, it lights up beautifully, I recommend running a blue led extension on the bottom of the case to really show it off.
KEEP THE FINS CLOSED while you're assembling. I know it's cool to think your case is a Transformer but this sucker was not made on Cybertron, it will crack at the top if you put your hand down and rest your weight on it. I -nearly- did this while flipping my case to put in my h100i backplate.
Pros: I was able to get this safely overclocked to 4.4 Ghz using the h100i water cooler. I had to take off one of the fans on the radiator to get it to fit in my case, but wow, was it worth overclocking.
This processor is amazing, I upgraded from a Yorkfield from 2008, this is heaven.
Cons: It doesn't keep my ex-wife from calling me
Pros: These sticks are blazingly fast. Two clicks in my bios got me using XMP up to 2400 mhz and I blew everything away. Make sure you get the right kind of processor so that you can run this RAM!
Cons: A little tall, but you can take the heatsinks off.
Overall Review: What are you waiting for?
Pros: Alright, this motherboard is absolutely awesome and I really enjoyed putting it into my new Thor V2 Case. Plenty of space to work and very easy to run my SLI setup.
This thing works very well with the G.Skill 2400 RAM and a Core i7 3770k. The Bios is very easy to work in and all the extra features are really cool. I geeked out a bit when I was able to 'Rampage Formula' my desktop icons, theme, and mouse, very cool.
Cons: However, I caution all buyers that are planning on putting in an h100i water cooler using this motherboard in the Thor V2 case. If putting it on the top of the case (like normal folks) You will not have room to put in the CPU power cable and will have to amputate one of the fans off of the radiator (or case mod and relocate the radiator). It's not the end of the world, but it made me a little salty. I can't be mad at the motherboard company for this but its enough to knock an egg, putting the power connector on the very edge of the board all the way at the top when everyone is moving towards large radiators on the top of the case is asking for these types of problems.
Lots of connectors right on the edge of the motherboard, if you don't have much room on the top of your case or plan on using an h100i water cooler, you'll be holding your breath the whole time.
Also, it was rather annoying to realize that the wireless card had to be attached to the motherboard before it was put into the case (although no where in the manual did it say this, in fact it was after all of the other parts had been installed) I had to toss it.
Overall Review: This motherboard is a REALLY good piece of hardware, definitely worth the money. Just be careful if your case doesn't allow much room at the top.
Pros: I love this card, it eats everything I throw at it... it's so good it allowed my 5 year-old PC with a 2.5ghz Core 2 Quad (lol) to hit a 5200 (Very High) score on the FFXIV ARR Benchmark which just came out this month. I'm getting a second card to run in SLI for my new rig. Anticipating playing FFXIV A Realm Reborn SLI'ing these beasts.
Cons: None so far, I've owned the previous card approximately 3 months.
Pros: I work as a computer systems analyst, come home and play lots of video games. Needless to say, I spend lots of time in front of computer screens. The eyestrain was getting to be unbearable, I bought these and I haven't rubbed my eyes once or had a single headache.
I'm going to be wearing these a lot, I think.
Cons: The nose piece was a little tight but I have a big nose. Those of you with big honkers might want to look at a different pair of glasses from this company. I can't take an egg off for it though, since I was able to stretch it out myself.
Overall Review: They look cooler than I thought, I've already gotten some compliments.
Pros: Extremely fast, runs all of my games at max settings. Crysis Warhead and Just Cause 2 look beautiful with all settings at max - around 25-35 fps, but I think my processor is my bottleneck not the card. Final Fantasy XIV looks great assuming you run windowed and don't try to turn on too many fancy settings - but that games full of memory leaks so it's not really the cards fault.
Intel LGA775 2.5ghz quad core
8 GB G.Skill DDR2 RAM
Corsair 750w PSU
Cons: None so far, looking forward to a good year or two of high-grade gaming on this card.
Overall Review: It's pretty big, and runs pretty hot, and asks your PSU for a lot of juice. I guess it's supposed to be like that though. Make sure you dust out your case and have good ventilation.