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Pros: -Quiet, if you keep the fans below 60% (above 60% it starts to get fairly loud, but I've had no reason to run the fans any higher than 60% so far)
-Runs every game I've thrown at it so far on maximum or very near maximum settings (see other thoughts)
-Low power consumption and requirements
-Runs very cool, I have yet to see it exceed 65C even with fan control limiting fan speed to 60% max using EVGA Precision.
-OC's quite well over factory OC settings (ive got mine running at 1260 MHz base clock/1463 boost with Memory speed bumped by 200 MHz - card runs great and still stays quite cool compared to my older 560 Ti which regularly ran around 80C under load, this card hasn't exceeded 65C)
-Can set the fans to shut off completely when card is running cool (using EVGA Precision you can decide what temperature you'd like the fans to shut off around) keeping the card completely silent when card is idle.
Cons: -Card is somewhat large, may not fit in MicroATX cases, almost didn't fit inside my older ATX Mid Tower.
So far, no other cons to this card! Knowing it's more of a budget card, it as exceeded my expectations.
Other Thoughts: Coming from a GTX 560 Ti with 1GB VRAM, this card is an amazing improvement. Heavily modded Skyrim and Fallout 4 both play completely maxed out without issues (Fallout 4 does drop below 60fps regularly, but stays solid around 40).
Main PC Hardware
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ Stock 3.2 GHz
8 GB DDR3 1600
GeForce GTX 950
WD Black 750 GB Mechanical HDD
Not a very powerful rig in today's comparisons, but this card performs amazingly for the gamer on a tight budget who needs an upgrade to their GPU.
Pros: Great card while it worked. Owned since Oct. 2011 and the card had worked flawlessly... until...... see cons!
Cons: A few days ago... while on the phone, left a game open on a menu screen. Seen the temp's running at 90C but didnt think anything of it, suddenly, computer shuts of completely and wont turn back on. Disconnected all cables except GPU, and main motherboard power and turned it back on. Loud pop from the gpu and a flame shot up near the back of the card near the PCI-e power connectors. Luckily I still have my old 8800GTS and the computer is running fine, so it didn't take anything else out with it.
Other Thoughts: EVGA was very helpful as the card was still under warranty. I have RMA'd the card with them and should be getting something different in a couple weeks. The card was also mislabled as all the stickers said it was a GTX 560ti card. The EVGA forums mentioned quite a few people who have gotten these mislabled cards and noted that the heatsink/fan on them is not the right one, making those particular cards run much hotter than they otherwise should. Be wary if you find one of these cheap someplace. You may kick yourself down the road if you end up with one like mine.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speakers
Pros: Love the way they sound, even with a bad speaker (see cons). They aren't the most amazing speakers on the planet, but they do produce good bass, decent mids, and highs. Not bad for the price.
Cons: Purchased a set from somewhere else, just purchased a new set from here. The first set had a bad right speaker enclosure that created a bad static hiss when a range between 200Hz and 750Hz was played at low to moderate volume.
Other Thoughts: Haven't received my new set from Newegg yet. Returning the first set as soon as they arrive. I'm hoping that a second chance with these will go much better, because I really liked the sound they produce, even with the bad right channel.READ FULL REVIEW