Editors Liked

  • Excellent on-board cooling
  • Many over clocking specific features
  • Pretty decent pricing
  • Good audio rendering
  • Big software package
  • Simple color scheme that can easily match any other components well
  • Fully fun
  • Water cooling ready
  • High quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Color scheme matched by very few other parts on the market today
  • Limited Video output, with only HDMI possible without addon cards
  • ADDon 40mm nearly useless
  • Overclock ability is not as good as expected
  • Requires manual tuning with current BIOS, Lim
  • Not the greatest stock performance
  • Water cooling channel designed for 3/8″ ID tubing – most enthusiasts prefer 1/2″ ID or higher