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ZOTAC ZT-71202-20L GeForce GT 720 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x 8 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 1 - Uses current drivers (even though system is running XP)
2 - Silent (even though I added a 70MM fan running @ 5V)
3 - Low power consumption
4 - Picture looks great
5 - H.264 hardware decoder

Cons: Nothing so far in my application with the card.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to get updated features that were missing with my last HTPC card. Unfortunately am stuck with Windows XP due to my TV tuner card. I previously ran an AMD HD5450 but it got to the point where I could no longer get updated drivers because the card was too old. I don't game on the card but I am a big fan of current drivers, especially for video cards.

Can this card play games? I have no idea but I don't need it to either. If you are buying this for pure multimedia needs then it is perfect. Anything beyond that I doubt it will leave you as satisfied as I am.

Cooler Master Hyper T4 - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Works as Intended 06/20/2015

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper T4 - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Pros: Dropped the temps by 20 degrees Celsius over the stock FX-8320 cooler. The fan is silent, even at full speed it is hardly noticeable.

There is mounting hardware for just about every CPU in the last 10 years in the box. If you can't get this thing to install on what you have, then it might be time for an upgrade.

Cons: The mounting system for the AM3+ socket is not ideal. After installing it the 1st of 3 times I noticed the base of the heatsink was only making contact with half the CPU. From there I mounted it 2 more times. The last time I mounted it I just had to man handle the thing to sit over the center of the CPU.

Trying to be cheap I wasted the stock paste after taking it off the CPU. Then I proceeded to waste some much more expensive paste after the second "failed" attempt. After cleaning it up and installing it the third time I got it close enough and didn't want to waste any more good thermal paste.

Other Thoughts: This computer is sitting out in my garage in the Texas heat. I needed a cheap heatsink that would outperform what AMD shipped with the CPU. It's almost July and August so I'll know if it works or not very soon.

It has been two months since I ordered this heatsink and I have yet to receive my rebate card. As of today (6-20-15), it is still in the "processing" state. If I am required to send in a MiR in a certain amount of time they should be required to fulfill in a certain amount of time.

I've owned several Cooler Master heatsinks and it seems like they hold up better than other brands I have used in the past. I have yet to pull a CM heatsink and find corrosion around the heatpipes/base plate like some other brands.

AZiO BTD-V401 USB USB Micro Bluetooth Adapter (V4.0 EDR + aptX)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Wasted Purchase 04/19/2015

This review is from: AZiO BTD-V401 USB USB Micro Bluetooth Adapter (V4.0 EDR + aptX)

Pros: -Range
-Great for quickly transferring files from one device to the other

Cons: -Windows 7 x64 default drivers don't work
-You must use the disc that comes with it for Win 7
-The speed is slow
-Aggravating that you have to confirm every transfer (Bluetooth issue really)

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these to see how I'd use them in a day-to-day basis. In the end I rarely use it and feel like I could've spent my money better elsewhere. The dongle works exactly as it should but the Bluetooth standard makes it not worth messing with.


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Display Name: Stephen B.

Date Joined: 05/07/02

  • Reviews: 27
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  • First Review: 01/03/06
  • Last Review: 06/20/15
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