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John A.

John A.

Joined on 01/07/12

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Most Favorable Review

Works with Linux

ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challenger D Gaming Graphic Card, 12GB GDDR6 VRAM, AMD RDNA2 (RX6700XT CLD 12G)
ASRock Radeon RX 6700 XT Challenger D Gaming Graphic Card, 12GB GDDR6 VRAM, AMD RDNA2 (RX6700XT CLD 12G)

Pros: -Handled every game I've thrown at it in 1440p -Amazing open source drivers for Linux

Cons: -Overpriced -You may find it ugly. I could care less as I'm not eating my lunch inside my computer case.

Overall Review: I've intentionally dropped NVIDIA due to them always giving us Linux users the finger. This has opensource driver support right out of the box that work just as good as the proprietary drivers in my experience. The only OS I had issues using this card with so far was Debian. Even after upgrading the kernel version from backports or upgrading to testing. In the words of Linus Torvalds when asked about Nvidia... Maybe I should keep this review family friendly. Thank you AMD for looking out for us.

Most Critical Review

Fast card, loud fan

HIS Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity H679F1GD
HIS Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity H679F1GD

Pros: Fast and runs all the latest games on medium-high settings. Good for a budget.

Cons: After about 4 weeks of owning this card, the fan started making this VERY loud grinding noise. After reading all the other reviews on this card I see I am not the only one with this problem. Until HIS starts using quality fans and bearings, I'm going with a different GPU brand next time. Also, if you are a linux user don't buy the 6790. You will run into driver issues that are at times impossible to get around.

Overall Review: I thought about doing an RMA on this card, but what would be the point if I'm going to run into the same problem again?

Best bang for the buck

Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv3 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna
Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv3 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna

Pros: Works out of the box in Ubuntu 12.10. Fast and very reliable. Comes with a little USB base which is nice so you don't have to worry about bumping the thing while it's plugged in and breaking the adapter. Rosewill also has native linux drivers you can use if there are no available open-source drivers. Although I wouldn't recommend using proprietary drivers. Of all the adapters I have looked at online, this one seems to be the best bang for the buck.

Cons: None so far!

Overall Review: I didn't buy my Rosewill RNX-N180UBE on Newegg. But I highly suggest you do to avoid trouble with less reputable resellers.

12/13/2012