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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2974-KR 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0, Silent Cooling Graphics Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: With Windows 10 on the way I needed something with DX12 that didn't break the bank. I don't game like I used to but I need something that if a game comes out that I want to play (Fallout 4 I'm looking at you) it can handle it. When surfing or watching a video the card is completely silent.

Cons: None encountered so far.

Other Thoughts: I quit bothering to overclock video cards when I bought my GTX 260. I see on reviews that it should be able to clock well but it isn't worth my time to bench and tweak for hours on end for that extra MHz/FPS.

The last 6 out of 7 video cards I've bought have been nVidia. I was wanting to give AMD a shot but the power consumption and my personal driver issues with a R7 260X scared me away.

Geforce Experience seems to be conservative with settings so if you apply the recommended settings there is likely room for improvement.

EVGA GTX 970 Backplate ACX 2.0 Model 100-BP-0972-B9
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Looks Good 08/03/2015

This review is from: EVGA GTX 970 Backplate ACX 2.0 Model 100-BP-0972-B9

Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Installing one of the screws almost requires 3 hands. Make sure you have a good set of needle nose pliers handy.

Other Thoughts: Does it work? No idea. I got the plate when I ordered a card and installed it before I ever put the card in the machine.

OCZ ARC 100 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast enough for my needs. Boots a messy Windows install in under 30 seconds. The software adds value. I needed more room for my surfing machine and it fit the bill. Cheap, SATA III, and Toshiba seemed like a no-brainer compared to other value drives.

Cons: No temperature sensor. I can't for the life of me get Acronis to load through the SSD Guru software. I finally gave up and used my go-to workaround. Temporarily install a WD drive and use their Acronis version to backup the drive.

Other Thoughts: How does a an ancient Corsair Nova 32GB drive have a temperature sensor and this drive doesn't? That and the Acronis issue are for the one egg off.


Stephen B.'s Profile

Display Name: Stephen B.

Date Joined: 05/07/02

  • Reviews: 30
  • Helpfulness: 13
  • First Review: 01/03/06
  • Last Review: 08/03/15
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