Joined on 12/15/11
Faster Than Superman
Pros: Upgraded from an EVGA 2080 Super KO - Install in a MSI Z590 A Pro Motherboard paired with an I7 10700KF cpu + 32 gb ddr4@ 4000 Mhz by G.Skill (Trident Z series) Outstanding performance - big leap from the 2080 Super Crushes any AAA+ titled Game Uses PCI Express 4.0 x16 connection along with 2nd Gen Ray Tracing Cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores. Hefty card , pretty wide as well , length is not outrageous, will fit most mid towers and probably a few mini's as well . Does stay cool with (2) 100 mm fans - did plot custom fan curve. Holographic shroud is eye candy - Has argb - Looks nice, not washed out nor dim. Sturdy metal backplate that is also illuminated , looks Awesome in MHO. Very secure packaging for shipping purposes - very impressed Did came with some goodies , cables in case you did not have (2) 8 pins avail - ( I just tossed those to the side ) also came with a couple of stickers - not bad looking just wont bother affixing to my case. When registering the card, got an extra year of warranty from Zotac - for a total of 3 years - Awesome Thank you Zotac. Benchmarked this card and was floored by its performance out of the box - stands right there with the higher end 3070 / 3070 ti cards. Even though the OC from factory is enough punch out of the box , was able to over clock both ram frequency and GPU core clocks. Had plenty of headroom to stretch , did prefer to use precision X software versus the Zotac Firestorm utility for overclocking purposes. When manually OC'd it out performed 85 % of so called higher end cards, Ranked # 259 Globally on high - using superposition bechmark ( again amazing ). The firestorm app does a great job with fan curve and ARGB lighting selection The version performs better than Zotac's own 3070 Twin Edge card (not Knocking it , just a point) Does have great cooling so any gpu throttling is kept to a minimum if any at all. Card cooling fans are a little droning, but at 100% what fan(s) wouldn't be annoying ?
Cons: Not really any cons, but it is a reference board and has the two 8 pin power connections smack dab in the middle - looks ugly as sin with regular cables from PSU - had to buy some extensions to have a more appealing look -used Phanteks 8 Pin VGA Premium Sleeved Extension cable to clean up the eyesore ( picture posted with review is before installing extensions ) A lil higher price than an Evga card - (Tariffs) and the Nvidia 3070 series cards are hard enough to find as it is, this happened to be what was available - no eggs deducted Has 4 outputs, 1 HDMI , 3 Mini DP , would have liked to have seen this card with 2 HDMI outputs for VR use- not a deal breaker of enough to knock off an egg as well
Overall Review: I would recommend this card to anyone looking to upgrade and take advantage of the new features from Nvidia , especially if using a 1060 /1070 1080 and any 20** series as well Size is perfect , will fit most mid towers with ease . Looks better than any other card out there and the Performance is outstanding - Another Great product from Zotac !
COOLER MASTER SF240R ARGB
Pros: Matches the rest of my CM series Argb Fan(S) setup - a COOLERMASTER MASTERFAN SF360 R ARGB and 2 single 120s COOLER MASTER MASTERFAN SF120R ARGB -Fans great -Argb lighting and effects are awesome except it does not have the ARGB extension connection as advertised see cons.
Cons: Second one that does not have the Argb extension so you can daisy chain them this time I took off 2 eggs for it last review I did look it up cm rep acted like I am lying and crazy MR CM rep Now I have to buy an ARGB 1 to 3 splitter An added cost that I did not expect from advertisement. If mr cm would like I can send you a pic of both products with no extension as advertised again minus 2 eggs for it not being as advertised
Overall Review: Ok but does not match description
EVGA has stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park for a Home Run.
Pros: Finally, a EVGA GeForce RTX FTW3 Ultra Gaming card At msrp ! Paired up nicely with an Intel 10700KF CPU and Z590 Chipset w/ 32 gb of ddr4 @ 4000 mhz A huge improvement over a Nvidia 3070 FE. 3 Year Warranty upon registration with EVGA. 3 Fan cooling solution along with a worry free Easy installation along with driver installment/update using the GeForce Experience program. Secure packaging for transportation provided by EVGA as always. EVGA's X1 software does the job well in terms of tuning performance and creation and storage of custom fan curve profile for customized cooling control. Profiles within the X1 program are easily saved and launched upon restart of machine applying previous settings in X1 software. This variant also possesses excellent ARGB lighting features, utilized by the X1 Software by EVGA. Benchmarked card, and it delivered an on par performance with a Nvidia 3080 FE and some other AIB 3080's as well. Has stayed very cool even during a 3 hour game session. Plays any game AAA title with every video performance option turned up to max.
Cons: Wasn't free. The card is thick and long with heft, thus will require a Gpu support to reduce sag over time. A vertical VGA configuration would deem the support bracket installation/placement unnecessary. Not a 3080 - but performs at eye level with a 3080 FE. Location of (2) 8 pin power headers still located on front length portion of PCB, but not smack dab in the middle of pcb like a FE or other AIB's. An ideal location for a power connection would be on the tail end. Awkward location was remedied by using custom sleeved power connections to card.
Overall Review: Never have been disappointed by any Evga product, will continue to purchase products from EVGA. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 TI FTW3 ultra card performed way above expectations, and stays cool under pressure, and continues to deliver top notch performance. Very satisfied with performance /price point.
Beyond Light speed
Pros: Made by Trusted Manufacture G.Skill - Is listed on mobo's Qvl Currently running @ 4666 C19 26 26 46 @1.5v Z590 Chipset w/ 10700KF cpu Extremally fast ram set - will close up timings even further down the road. Way faster than the Trident Z 32 gb kit of 4000C18 had previously running in same machine. with this memory improvement, ranked up 8 positions on global leaderboard. Has pretty lights. Life time warranty !
Cons: - not of new egg's nor G.skill fault - current 10th gen cpu and this Z590 chipset, the cpu does not have a sufficient IMC and will not post @ 4800 Mhz - runs stable below fact OC speeds, @ 4666 -19 26 26 46 1.5v unstable @ 4800 with XMP or not -
Overall Review: Recommend purchase of this memory kit to push your system to the very limit. At todays prices being very reasonable - obtaining a set of these is a no brainer. May not work at advertised speed due to limitations of chipset/cpu being used.
Excellent product from Deep Cool
Pros: Sturdy construction Hides cables Relieves sag from card weight Has ARGB lighting. Uses 3 pin 5v , ( not for 4 pin 12v RGB system ) Lighting is out standing, works well with any mainstream app/software to control lighting effects Has 3M adhesive pad pre affixed / just peel and stick. Packaged well.
Cons: Not really any cons : but..... Make sure this will work with your card /and case before purchasing , was not able to use for Video card support as intended , the Zotac video card I am using is to large : 11.50" long x 5.60" wide - and 2.5 slots thick When placed in case, side cover will not go on, card support sticks out past side panel, due to width of card not Deep Cool's fault. (no eggs deducted)
Overall Review: Overall it is a great product, coming from a reputable company. Sturdy construction along with top notch materials, will provide support for video cards that are quite heavy. Nice looking ARGB lighting. I would recommend this card to other pc builders / users to reduce sag and or damage to vid card and or motherboard alike.
Another Outstanding Product from Phanteks !
Pros: Used to power Nvidia 3070 GPU Replaced awful 8 pin connections cables from PSU Enables proper routing of cables from Psu to Gpu ( 19.68 " in length ) Quality sleeves and connections ( white sleeves ) Looks Trick ! connections are of high quality sturdy cables, not too thick nor flimsy - perfect balance all around came with standard cable comb - clear / does not look cheap at all Phanteks is a reputable company producing Quality parts and accessories This cable was not made / designed to replace cables from PSU ,but Intended to extend cables from psu to GPU with better cable routing / management / and aesthetics
Cons: none at all Just buy it ! - wont be disappointed
Overall Review: A must have to clean up interior of case/cable management Gives that pro Look Recommend to use for custom builds - especially when the card has power connections smack dab in middle of PCB - reference Nvidia 3070 boards well worth the reasonable cost