2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I say almost but not quite because of three minute problems, nit picks really. The cable management is poor I used a semi-modular PSU and their ain't a lot of room behind the motherboard tray, granted their is sufficient grommet cutouts without the rubber grommets (that's the second nit-pick) to feed through the cables you are using for tidy cable management but that goes out the window when you have to put the cables you aren't using over the bottom fan mount (that's the third nit-pick) so the bottom fan mount becomes obsolete.
I have rated it four stars because the build quality is really rather good for a 50 quid case, (that's how much I bought it for through amazon) I own the… Read more
This board ticked all the right boxes for me. If you have a huge gfx card plus a huge heatsink the layout of the fan headers plus the position of the first pci-e slot is a god send.
I had a MSI 790fx-gd70 and the space between the back of the gfx card and the heatsink was almost touching, with this board I have at least 20-30mm more space.
Hopefully this board will last longer than my previous mentioned board. Just over 1yr is unacceptable for a £130 board.
Anyway I have made the right decision this time as the last gigabyte board lasted 4yrs and this has a 3yr warranty go figure.
MSI ARE PANTS
ALWAYS BUY A GIGABYTE BOARD :¬)
P.S… Read more
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
This cooler is a piece of cake to install if you have an AM3 board. No need to take motherboard out unless the cooler you used previously got rid of the standard backplate which you will need to fit this cooler.
I was using the Antec freezer 7 pro v2 on a 1090t at 1.35v 3.6 GHz ambient temp 22c; idle 32c load 50-55c.
This beaut of a cooler on a 1090t 1.536v at 4.12 GHz ambient temp 22c; idle 28c load 55c.
These temps above are the CPU Die temps, the core temps are about five degrees below those figures. I was using Artic silver 5 thermal compound.
You can get these volts down if you use the latest chipset, I'm using a MSI 790FX-GD70 board which is… Read more