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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.
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.READ FULL REVIEW
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.READ FULL REVIEW