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This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360
Pros: Great single player campaign and spec ops. The meat is in the multiplayer though. Once you get on and learn the maps and how to play Call of Duty, theee is NO BETTER ONLINE SHOOTER EXPERIENCE. PERIOD.
Cons: The campaign can be completed in a day. Multiplayer can be extremely frustrating until you pass the learning curve. Its made to suit more aggressive play styles, so expect to be utterly stomped online in some matches.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: A lot of power for the price I paid. I've had it over two years and have had not a single issue with it. I've played quite a few games with the settings and resolution cranked up and I can honestly say I can't remember this ever being the bottleneck one time against my DDR3, GTX 460, GTX 670, or my HDD for gaming. When I use it to encode MP4 out of DVD, it does it flawlessly. I can even still get on FB and watch videos, etc. without it showing any significant signs of getting bogged down WHILE ENCODING VIDEO. Even if I run this CPU at 70% clock, it still monster trucks through every thing. If I'm not gaming/encoding video, when I put my hand behind my case, there is practically no more heat than the ambient air.
Cons: The fan can get a bit loud and if you don't have a decently laid out case, it will warm up a lot. It does have a 'thermal design power' of 125watts, but I don't care about that since I'm not trying to save a whopping several dollars a year.
Other Thoughts: Performance/cost ratio for AMD is much higher than Intel in this range. While Intel may be ahead in 'clock for clock' or 'single thread performance', in a practical application of any type of significant load AMD is just as good and actually often beats Intel under heavy workload multitasking applications dollar for dollar.
I built the PC this is in with a GTX 460. I've since replaced that with GTX 670 after 16 months. Now nine months later the 670 has died, I've put the 460 back in and am waiting on RMA from Zotac who's customer service is terrible. I've had good luck with this CPU. I think I'll buy an AMD GPU next time.
Pros: This card failed on me after only nine months. I put my computer to sleep like I always do and it wouldn't start back up. I forced and shutdown and couldn't so much as get a post beep. I put my old GTX 460 1G back in and it's running like a champ. I'm waiting on a reply about RMA from Zotac. This card is very large. If you plan on getting one, make sure you have the room. I had to relocate my HDD to fit it in my case.
Cons: This card failed on me after only nine months. I put my computer to sleep like I always do and it wouldn't start back up. I forced and shutdown and couldn't so much as get a post beep. I put my old GTX 460 1G back in and it's running like a champ. I'm waiting on a reply about RMA from Zotac. This card is very large. If you plan on getting one, make sure you have the room. I had to relocate my HDD to fit it in my case. I have tried to get do the RMA process and have yet to receive any sort of legitimate response from their customer service. On their site, it says you should have some sort of response within three days. The first took five and I'm now at two weeks. The response I got from them can be simplified as 'we're backed up, regards to you'.
Other Thoughts: I'm glad I kept my old card for the time being. If not I would be going on the third week without a computer right now. If it had worked fine, I would give a five star review, but it broke and the company doesn't seem to care about it's customer service at all. Because of this, I do not recommend buying anything from Zotac if you plan to return it if it breaks.READ FULL REVIEW