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Pros: This is a great solution for budget gaming rigs when paired up with the new Kaveri APU.
The rig I just assembled for my brother pulled in a 7.2 on the WEI whilst properly optimized and hit reasonable FPS in the Heaven, Valley and Star Swarm gaming bench programs.
Cons: This is not an ultimate gaming GPU but paired with the right APU you're still looking at a favorable $/stream ratio.
Other Thoughts: I like the card and AMDs HSA & Dual-Graphics have come a long way towards making them more attractive market offerings but I would still call this a little above entry-level.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APEVIA CF12SL-BBL 120mm UV blue LED fan w/3-pin and 4-pin connectors and black grill
Pros: Inexpensive and whisper quiet. I grabbed a pair to install into the top of a Sentey Black Box and I'm very pleased.
The LEDs are a touch bright for my personal taste but this was for a family member's build so he gets what he asked for.
Other Thoughts: These do what they're supposed to at a good price. Not much else to be said.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Genius GX Gaming SW-G2.1 1250 38 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System
Pros: This is an inexpensive set that suffices well for home gaming sound. The lows and highs are adequate even if not exemplary and you'll be hard pressed to find more output for the price tag.
Cons: You'll note a little distortion with very high definition audio but no more than you still might find in a set listed at thrice the price.
The truly avid, immersive type of gamer may still want to search out a proper surround set.
Other Thoughts: I try not to be an audiophile but I've heard better speakers. Mind, I'm talking about very high end sets so take this review for what it is, an endorsement of a low-cost unit that is more than adequate to bump your floor and upset your neighbors.
I did wait to put this review in because my first set had a bad distro tower. The unit puts the input through the tower and then to the speakers. My first one blew out after an hour of use and I hadn't even done a stress test on it yet.
Kudos to the RMA process. While I'm not exactly thrilled to have had to wait for my replacement, it's been running over two weeks now with no issues.