Joined on 01/19/22
Pros: True single slot card, low profile, low power consumption, FSR, price
Cons: Temps, PCI express 4.0 x 4, ray tracing
Overall Review: I bought this to bring an old dell optiplex back to life. And now my old computer is an awesome gaming pc. First of all, the card is tiny, and only takes a single slot. Its power consumption is extremely low, I can power my entire system, with only a 250w power supply no problem, plus it doesnt even get close to max out my psu. It works great for 1080p low/med settings at 60 fps in almost every game plus FSR definitely helps performance. Even though this card is amazing, it has some drawbacks. First off, the temperatures are pretty high, I got about 82 degrees C on it while gaming, also, ray tracing makes the games unplayable in every title i tested, there just isnt enough RT cores. Plus the pci express 4.0 x4 isnt good. Youre cutting your bandwidth in half when you use 3.0. Overall, this card is an awesome low profile card to use for a budget pc and I highly recommend it.
Decent card for the price
Pros: FSR, aesthetics, power consumption, price
Cons: 64 bit bus, pci express 4.0x4, only 4gb of vram
Overall Review: I used this card in my $470 gaming pc and it performs really well in all the games I tested. Every game i tested at 1080p low/med got at least 60 fps and certain games got much more than that. The price is pretty good, I got mine for $175 after the rebate. Unfortunately, this card has its disadvantages. First of all, the cards performance Tanks if you use PCI express 3.0 as it essentially cuts your bandwidth in half. Then theres 4gb of VRAM and thats not quite enough in 2022. Overall, dont listen to the haters, this card brings a lot to the table and its got pretty good 1080p gaming performance.
One of the best cases for the price point
Pros: 4 rgb fans, two led strips, good case quality
Cons: Power supply placement, certain cables are hard to cable manage, airflow.
Overall Review: I bought this case for $65 and it is an amazing case for the price. First of all, the is room for SO many sata drives, there is room for two 3.5 in drives, and four sata ssds. Next, the RGB fans were really nice and you can control them using only the button in the top of the case. At this price point, it does have its disadvantages. Putting the PSU at the top was not a good choice as it spits hot air right into your case making temps hotter plus it makes managing the psu cables a lot harder. Also, the case doesnt have a lot of airflow so it will make you temps hotter. Overall, this case is amazing for the price and I highly recommend it, especially since its been on sale for $50 at times.
It works great
Pros: Lets you see your GPUs face, doesnt affect temps of your system
Cons: It takes up all the expansion slots on your system.
Overall Review: Really awesome add on to show off your Graphics card. It was easy to setup. Keep in mind that if you have a pci express 4.0 slot youll need to change it to gen 3.0 in the Bios or it wont work.
Nice little gift.
Pros: Its free, gives you access to hundreds of games.
Cons: You only get a month and you need to give them payment info to get your free gift so it auto renews monthly.
Overall Review: Its nice to get it for free but come on, youll probably forget your signed up for auto renewal, or just not care enough to cancel and youll end up paying $120 a year on this service.