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Davin F.

Davin F.

Joined on 08/05/11

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Most Favorable Review

Pleased with these cards

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: -Good budget performance -Stock Overclock is easily OC'd even higher -I was able to get a stable 1100Mhz Core clock, didnt push much farther though. Temps were pushing high 80's. -Good heatsink -Good fan -No BIOS issues -So far nothing has come close to holding back my PC with these in SLI. -Packaging is very professional. -All adapters needed are included.

Cons: -Size. For my case they are smallish in size. The reason this is a con is because if they were a little larger than more heat would dissipate so that i could OC more and more. They are great for anyone with a mid-tower and factory oem case. -No free games -Mini HDMI port, comes with adapter however. -The shroud will most certainly let everyone know that it is EVGA, seems a little much to me. This is a nit picky con though. -These cards seem to have a tough time recognizing my TV as a display. If i boot the PC with the TV on and on the HDMI input for the PC it is fine. If i change the input and change back it loses the signal and reverts to a single monitor. Sometimes it will still recognize the TV but not show anything. I believe this may be a faulty cable, BIOS issue with the cards, or somewhere in all my tinkering with my PC i may have messed it up.

Overall Review: -I previously tried the Zotac GTX 560 Ti AMP edition for SLI. Stock clocks were 950 core, 2000 shader. These EVGA are stock 900/1800 in SLI. On heaven benchmark the EVGA received a 2493 with settings maxed. Zotac received a 2500. Here is the kicker, Zotac will overheat and shutdown regardless of airflow after 15 minutes. They were at 85 within 3 minutes. Fan maxed at the allowed 75%. EVGA maxed out at 73 degrees fan static placed at 70%. -The Zotac did not have much room for OC. Stable max was 1000/2100. Lasted for 10 minutes before overheat. EVGA stable max was 1100/2300. Temp max was 78. PC: MB: ASUS P8P67-PRO Mem: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600Mhz CPU: Intel I5-2500K OC to 4.6Ghz. GPU: EVGA GTX 560 ti SC in SLI PSU: Ultra X3 1000w SSD: Corsair Force 3 120Gb. Sata III HHD: Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200Rpm Sata III Case/Cooling: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1. 8 fans, CPU liquid cooled

Most Critical Review

In regards to a previous review i wrote

ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ZT-50302-10M
ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card ZT-50302-10M

Pros: -Fast. -Powerful -Free game -Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter included

Cons: -HOT! -Fan limits at 75%, which will not stop overheating problem In SLI I cant keep top card from overheating. This is due to a terrible fan. My case is large and airflow is clean and there is a lot of it in my case. Worked for a day or two. Will no longer work without overheating. With only 1 card in case the card still reaches 85+C While gaming. Not good at all. My old Gtx 480 only reached 70C under full load.

Overall Review: Spend the extra bucks and get an EVGA or ASUS card. You will have no headaches. My previous review (Titled Great Cards. Seriously.) was more excitement and the fact they worked proper for the first couple days. -Service department acknowledged overheat problems and are kind but there just isnt a fix available for this problem and probably never will be unless you purchase an after market VGA cooler.

OC!

Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K
Intel Core i5-2500K - Core i5 2nd Gen Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop Processor - BX80623I52500K

Pros: Have this stable at 4.3ghz. This has performed at 4.3ghz for over a year now with no hiccups. Better than 22nm architecture to me as the i5-3570k doesnt have the same OC potential.

Cons: Zero

Overall Review: Perfect for an enthusiast, OC fiend or a gamer.

Good for price

Kinivo BTH220 Silver / Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling
Kinivo BTH220 Silver / Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling

Pros: -Sound quality is good -Pairing is simple -Battery charges quick and lasts a long time -Headphones are comfortable -Foldable, comes with carry pouch

Cons: -We'll see about durability. They seem a little frail but i think as long as you dont throw them against a wall they should work.

Overall Review: To the reviewer prior. The PS3 bluetooth is voice only. It does not support audio and/or you need to change the settings on the PS3. This is not the headphones fault and more your own.

Good for cost till it stops working

Link Depot LD-DVI10HDMI 10 ft. Black DVI TO HDMI CABLE
Link Depot LD-DVI10HDMI 10 ft. Black DVI TO HDMI CABLE

Pros: -Was a good price for length -Put out a great picture -Good quality

Cons: Bought this in August 2011. Has worked great until last night. It just stopped working all together. I tried a different cable in the same DVI slot to the same HDMI slot and it worked again. Dont know what happened.

Overall Review: All in all for cost to performance metrics i would recommend this product. I think i just got hit with bad luck.

Good memory but....

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Pros: -Fast -Heat Sink that looks good -Lifetime Warranty -Easy install -Works with a large assortment of motherboards. -No changes were needed in BIOS -Its Corsair....

Cons: -None really except a major problem. See other thoughts.

Overall Review: Bought these in September '11 from another retailer on sale. I have been very pleased for the most part with the design and performance. However, I was having issues installing some software last week and ran a memtest86 to see if the memory was at fault. Turns out that one of the sticks of memory is faulty. My PC recognizes all 16gb with it in but during memtest it pops more errors than i have ever seen before. There is a lifetime warranty and I will be filing an RMA this week. Corsair customer service is top notch and has been very helpful. The only bad thing is that i have to send 2 sticks back as i bought them in packs of 2 (2x4gb x2 packs). This is understandable however so that I receive the same lot code in return for best compatibility. To the previous reviewer: You do not need the original packaging to start an RMA. It does however need to be packaged in a way that will not cause further damage to the memory.