Joined on 10/23/15
This case is fantastic!
Pros: -Space, Space, Space. You have a ton of room for whatever kind of equipment you need. The HDD bays can be removed, which really helps free up a lot of extra space. -Great ventilation with there being some space in-between the glass panels and the case itself. -You can vertically mount a gpu (which requires a riser cable) -If you have a rig with LEDs, the tinted glass panels really help soften the brightness of the lights and give it a wonderful glow. -There are three fans total included with the case that are 140mm RGB led. -You can mount a CPU cooling radiator practically anywhere. *See other section* -There are mounts for SSDs and SSHDs on the rear side of the case which really helps with concealment and saves space! -From what I've noticed, the fans in this case and ridiculously quiet. -The controller for the fan setup it is to install/use. I found it kind of difficult to find a convenient and accessible yet hidden spot. -The front and rear panels are on a hinge, so the openly easily for quick and simple access if needed. -This case definitely has a lot of room for proper cable management.
Cons: -Weight: this case is pretty massive because of the panels. -Some of the threads that the screws go into needed some finessing. -The power button is on the far side of the case. This is not a huge deal for me; I just questioned why it's not on the side facing ou towards you.
Overall Review: When I mounted my CPU radiator in (because of the length of the tubes) I had to have it pretty close to the two grommets next to my motherboard. However, when I mounted my Gigabyte Aorus 1080ti, which is fairly long, the very end of the gpu was pretty much sitting flush against the one side of the radiator. *NOTE* This did NOT affect the gpu in terms of functionality and/or performance. This is just something to take into account when mounting the equipment in the case. I got lucky and didn't have any severe issues with parts and their dimensions other than stated above.
Pros: They look nice The leds are a nice touch Sounds good
Cons: Don't stay on very well and are not too comfortable.
Overall Review: I ended up rma'ing these because they would not stay on my head whatsoever. I tried adjusting them, but had no luck; they continuously fell off if I moved my head in the slightest way possible.
Awesome, truly wireless earphones
Pros: - sound great - noise cancelling - decent battery life - easy controls -versatile - very comfortable in-ear
Cons: One major issue with these is that one (or both) earbud will sometimes just randomly lose connection for a few seconds, then reconnect. If this issue were resolved, these would easily be 5 eggs!
Wonderful entrance-style MSI motherboard
Pros: Easy installation First try boot up Matched my color scheme perfectly Zero issues overall!
Cons: Does not support nvidia SLI. :(
Overall Review: For someone a novice at their first build, this motherboard is great. I ended up trading up to the gaming pro carbon z170 (main reason was because it supports SLI), then traded up to its bigger brother, the gaming pro carbon z270.
Pros: solid gpu slots that don't let the cards sag. LOVE the leds on it; each section of LEDs can be changed to a different color; also has a header for any extended LEDs that can be controlled via MSI's gaming app. I don't use any M2 slots; however, the heat shield is a great idea. The bios is easy to navigate, and it is extremely easy to OC your cpu and RAM (xmp OC the ram to 2400Mhz in my case) Easy installation and booted up first try with zero issues. Works great with my i5 6600K and was able to OC that to 4.4Ghz
Cons: The dram slot "armor" is very cheap plastic; it's more for aesthetics rather than functionality The XMP led cannot be turned off while XMP is loaded (which is rather annoying because it's a red LED in the middle of the board practically)
Overall Review: As an owner of the predecessor of this board (the gaming pro carbon z170), MSI hit the nail on the head with everything for my taste on this board. It has wonderful performance and looks all in one package.
nice looking board and works flawlessly.
Pros: very sturdy great color scheme
Cons: HUGE ISSUE: PCI-e slots 2 and 4 are WAY too close together. Trying to run gpu's in sli is an absolute nightmare. My two 980ti's reached 94 degrees celsius. They never did that on my msi gaming pro carbon mobo due to the slots having adequate spacing. At first glance, it looks like the cards would have enough space between them, but they don't. They pretty much lie against each other.
Overall Review: This board is perfect aside from the huge design flaw by MSI. Now I am stuck with this motherboard that will cook my gpu's if I play on them too long; huge disappointment with MSI and this issue. My only question is: why did they have the slot layout on this board the way it is, then change it for the MSI xpower titanium? If you are looking for a good motherboard to run gpu's in sli, this board is not the one you're looking for. Invest in the Xpower titanium.