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Nathan W.

Nathan W.

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AWESOME!

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100283-2L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100283-2L

Pros: PCI-E 2.1, DirectX 11, only 1 6pin power connection required, low wattage & temp compared to the 4850 I updated from. 1gb ddr5 memory. HUGE heatpipes do a great job carrying away the heat! Basically a single orb cooler with HUGE heatpipes!

Cons: None what so ever!

Overall Review: Fantastic step up from 4850! Runs FANTASTIC on all my games I throw at it in high resolution and AA settings! My rig: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P mobo, AMD Phenom II X3 710 CPU, 8gb Gskill Ram, 500gb & 1tb Seagate sata 2 drives, 2 liteon dvd burners, XFX 5770 pci-e video, antec 300 case, 500w antec power supply, windows 7 64-bit.

11/18/2009
Most Critical Review

Riga28

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 500GB, 32MB cache, SATA2, 7200RPM...This baby beats the WD Velociraptor up! WAY CHEAPER and scores a 5.9 in vista! Rock on Seagate ROCK ON!

Cons: FAILED after 3 months! Crashed hard! Look at the reviews of other saying the drive fails FAST...stick to the 16MB version I guess! RMA here I come! UGG!

Overall Review: If you want the performace of the WD Velociraptor then buy this one! At a way lower cost! Be sure you have a backup drive handy with the OS and all your stuff backec up on it! You'll need it!

Very nice and cool!

DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan with Blue LED, Multi-platform Intel/AMD CPUs (AM4 Compatible)
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes, 120mm PWM Fan with Blue LED, Multi-platform Intel/AMD CPUs (AM4 Compatible)

Pros: 120mm FAN, includes clips for additional 120mm fan for push and pull cooling. Easy to clip to AM3 socket (once mobo is out of case). 4 Direct touch heat pipes. Size is just right to allow good fit in case and with ram and mobo heat sinks.

Cons: The included CPU grease isn't that effective. I used my zalman super grease instead. Must remove mobo to mount.

Overall Review: This is my 3rd heat sink/ fan trying to get my AMD 8320 cool. I think I finally got it! Using the push/ pull I am getting 23C idle! Not sure of load just yet. This is a great cooler and worth the money! My rig: AMD 8320 (4ghz clocked) 32GB Gskill ram MSI 970a-g46 mobo 512gb Crucial SSD AMD R9 290x video Antec LanBoy Air Case

Updated Review

NETGEAR R6250-100NAS Wireless AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit Router
NETGEAR R6250-100NAS Wireless AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit Router

Pros: Fast LAN & Wireless (when it works). Shared USB port, multi bioses to choose from to get the best one you like. If you disable the router's QOS you will see a small gain in a speed test.

Cons: The hugest CON I have found is that the wireless on the unit will stop accepting connections. Not sure how long this takes to mess up or what causes it. I usually must reboot the unit about every 3-4th week per month. Most devices keep their connection, but new or resumed connections don't.

Overall Review: I am now getting the Asus ac1900 router to do a small upgrade and see if that holds wireless and allows new connections without reboot.

Speedy!!!

MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 and SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 and SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: 6 internal SATA3 ports. Internal USB3 header. Killer NIC (It IS faster!). Crossfire at 8x for both cards. Internal serial port header (if you need it). Over sized heat sinks that help maintain coolness and great look. Not using it, but onboard sound is suppose to be really good.

Cons: Nothing at all

Overall Review: If you would like a noticeably faster wired network connection, and enjoy a great sound card, then this bad boy is for you! I upgraded from an MSI 970a-g46 and debated whether it would be worth it for a month, bit the bullet after the price dropped by $10. Only NIC and VIA USB needed installed. Had to fetch both updated drivers from MSI web site. WIN 8.1 Pro was happy after that. Notably faster web pages loading, online games seem to be running a bit smoother and loading faster. The NIC was the biggest improvement with this board thus far. File transfers across network and to USB3 memory sticks fly a bit faster also. My Rig: Windows 8.1 Pro MSI 970 Gaming MOBO Power Color 7870/ OC AMD FX-6100 @ 4.2ghz 16GB Gskill Ram @ 1866 Crucial 512GB SSD MX1000 Antec Lanboy Air case 850W Raidmax PSU

11/10/2014

Nice and smooth!

HIS iCooler Radeon R7 260X 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H260XFN2GD
HIS iCooler Radeon R7 260X 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H260XFN2GD

Pros: 2GB ram, PCI-E 3.0, ULTRA NICE COOLER, 2 year warranty (not just 1 year). Performance is great on this and the temp doesn't rise even 20 degrees higher than idle! BIG PROPS for the cooler on this card!

Cons: Not a one!

Overall Review: For the causal gamer to the WOW player this card handles it all very well and remains cool doing it!