Date Joined: 01/27/05
Pros: I picked this card up when it was cheap, and I have been very pleased with my results. After running it through a stress test, I was able to safely OC it to 1250Mhz Core, 1600 Mhz RAM, without having to adjust the 1.250 Voltage at all! When running that fast, the card still doesn't break 80C after hours of gaming, and no artifact issues.
Cons: The stock cooler fans are pretty loud, and it is easily the noisiest thing in my case. The card is also very long, so make sure your motherboard layout doesn't have the SATA sticking up from under it, as they WILL be blocked.
Overall Review: My Build:
NZXT Phantom (Black)
Crucial Ballistix 1600Mhz (2x4GB)
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
WD Caviar Blue 2TB
Sapphire Radeon 7950 HD 3GB
ABS Tagan BZ-1100W RockCable PSU
Dell S2340M 23" 1080P
Pros: This PSU has been the one component I have never had to worry about upgrading! Great cabling system, very low ripple, quiet, and solid!
Cons: Only con I can think of is that you can't buy them anymore!
Overall Review: This is currently powering an FX-8350 CPU on a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 board with 4x4GB of G.Skill DDR3 1600, 5xWD 2TB Scorpio Blue drives, 2xWD 1TB Scorpio Black, 2x MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II GFX SLi, And roughly a dozen case fans. It's only ever off for upgrades, and has never let me down.
Pros: Fast, compatible, good looking, everything you should expect from G.Skill
Cons: Had 1 of the 4 I bought die on a closed system in under 4 months. Gives me an opportunity to see how good G.Skill is at honoring their warranty. -1 Egg for that.
Overall Review: Been great for a mid-level gaming machine so far, but having to drop to 4GB from 8GB while waiting for a new stick is not fun.