Yes they still work. No problems there.
The window has no issues, but when looking at it in some angles that reflects light, I do see some scratches.
HAHAHA. I did this thing on Disk Management where I accidentally allocated the SSD's system reserve partition. Then hours later something was written on it. I didn't know that it was that volatile of a reserve.
The technician told me not to mess with it AND don't allocate anything on it. Words like "Let it be that way" was his last words.
4 months and counting, I haven't encountered any problem at all. Also, I never defragmented my SSD, people say it's bad for SSD's
How well does it run? It runs very fine. My normal boot time never exceeds 15 seconds. Most core programs I use open up lightning fast. I haven't tried the motherboard's Fast Boot option though.
Yes. The drive bays are removable. I removed all the unused drive bays and maintained just one, up above where the 970 hits it.
Yes I've played GTA V for many hours now. I don't know how many FPS I get. I didn't bother to get an FPS counter. But I have settings on very high without a problem. I have reached 3.2-3.3 Gb of video card memory and the GPU is still quiet (or it's just because I play with very high speaker on?)
I even played with cheats full of explosions and smoke and the card had no problems whatsoever.
Concerning FPS numbers, I don't have it tho :(
It's alright. I blame it on the availability of hardware here in our country.
I was considering buying 144Hz monitor when the GTX 980 Ti came out. But then, finding an importer is hard.
I read it in a review about its performance and the legacy PCI ports. It was on overclock3D.net if I remember correctly.
Anyway, I am currently enjoying the Gaming 5's performance. I really love the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 that comes with it.
I thought so too. I was gonna mod the case for more eye-candy, but I'm seriously lacking tools.
Thank you sir. The technicians were really helpful. They let me do the cable management while offering lots of tips where to place this and that. In the end, it was worth doing even though I got shaky hands.