Joined on 01/15/06
Pros: This bad boy does what it is suppose to with some nice cable management features to boot. With 7 120mm fans ( 2 optional) and 1 200mm big boy installed, My whole set up runs about 2-4Cs colder over my 900. The back panel fan control for the exhaust fans are also very nice.
Cons: Doesn't cook.
Overall Review: I had very little trouble if any getting this case together. This thing cools anything immediately around it. I'm getting chills just sitting next to it.
Pros: This card runs everything ultra for me and boosted way above what I thought it would out of the box around 2012 mhz which is a huge plus. Runs pretty cool within my case as well. My highest temps have been 65C running BF1 ultra detail. The card usually idles between 27-31C as well. This has been the biggest GPU purchase I've made and it looks like I have nothing to regret.
Cons: Size. Stepping up from a evga 1070 to this 1080 there was a noticeable size differences. I'd recommend a large case for this monster.
The case to end all cases
Pros: This case is spacious with a clean layout. Has many options for expansion and cable management. You can easily fit two 360mm radiators within this monster. Comes with three 120mm fans ( 2 in the front for intake and one in the back for exhaust) with room for expansion at the top of the case and at the bottom. I've already ordered four 140mm fans ( two for the front and two for the top of this case). This case also has a divider for the power supply and its cables. I'm in love at the ease in which the side, top , and front panels can be removed in seconds. This is easily the best case I've owned coming from an AzzA Hurricane and some flagship Antec cases as well in the past.
Overall Review: I would recommend and purchase this case again if need be. The only thing cougar could do different is offer some different colors other than black. I think A white, Grey, or even a cougar orange and black would be nice.
Pros: It gets the job and then some. I've got my chip overclocked to 4.4 Ghz with no problem. Have yet to see this thing flinch doing anything. Wish I had made the jump earlier.
Cons: None that I can find.
Overall Review: This is my first Intel chip and I must say it feels like I've been missing out. I've got my chip paired up with a asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 board and a 6950. Its a thing of beauty.
So Worth It
Pros: This is my first red card and I must say coming from a green 260gtx, this card beast. I've been playing through the BF3 beta for hours at at time with high settings beautiful. I cant even hear the fan on this thing, Have not suffered one crash with this card in.
Cons: Did receive the dirt coupon.....but im not interested lol.
Overall Review: I should have made the jump a long time ago. Nothing has slowed this card down paired up with an I5 2500k.......(Tear)