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VisionTek 900250 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Still fast enough to run any game I have ever tried to throw at it with either max or near max settings.
Whether this is due to great hardware or a lack of innovation among game developers I do not know.
None the less, I do not regret the $550 I spent on it back in October 2008 even though that is a lot. It is still working great and unless it fails on me I plan to use it for at least another hardware generation or two.
It is not DX11 of course but not a feature that I feel is used enough yet to need an upgrade.

I do run the card slightly overclocked to 782 gpu clocks to squeeze out a tiny bit more performance and it seems to run fine with no crashing and F@H has no errors so it seems stable.

Cons: VisionTek customer support? do they have any? I don't think so -_-#
When I first got the card I was having some issues which I thought was the gpu at fault so tried to get some tech support from them. Yeah... good luck with that.
took like 2 weeks just for a reply to an email or online post. Then their suggestions were completely useless. Yes the card is seated properly, yes my psu is rated to run this card very well! sheesh. anyway I am never buying from them again. luckily my card is fine.

Other cons:
hotter than the sun I suppose? and a room heater as others have mentioned. though in the winter that is kind of a pro for me lol. It is especially hot when I leave F@H on both cores 24/7 as I have been doing lately.

With the stock air cooler it was also loud as a hair dryer when I cranked the speed up to keep it cooler.

Other Thoughts: I run a custom water cooling system in my rig so the heat and noise the gpu once made are a non issue now.
I highly recommend anyone who is running a good water cooling system to think about sticking a water cooling block on their 4870x2. makes a huge difference. silent except for water pump and other large case fans and temps on the gpus are max around 60 degrees Celsius maybe 70 or so with a furmark running for a while.

If interested as I like to read computer specs myseflf:
case: Cooler Master HAF 932
MB: Asus P6T Deluxe
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
PSU: Corsair HX1000W
RAM: OCZ DDR3 1600Mhz 8-8-8-20
HDD: 2x WD Raptor 300GB in Raid 0
2x WD Caviar Black 2 TB
monitor: gateway FHD2400 1920x1200 best res by far imo

Cooling:
mostly danger den items since purchased form a local micro center. it seems to be excellent equipment

gpu: 4870x2 water block
cpu: 1366 cpu block
pump: D5 Pump Fixed Speed
Swiftech
radiator: extreme duty dual fan
resevoir: Hi

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Logitech G7 Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser 2000 dpi Mouse
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs One of the best wireless mice 10/08/2009

This review is from: Logitech G7 Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser 2000 dpi Mouse

Pros: This mouse is more responsive than most wired mice I have used, which is very impressive. The dpi settings can be customized with setpoint to whatever you like between 400 to 2000 dpi. The report rate can also be set between 125 and 500 reports per a second. It is a very slick feeling mouse and has been very reliable.

Cons: Nothing too much, but the wireless signal can be interfered by other wireless devices pretty easily. This mouse uses the 2.4 Ghz wireless spectrum so when I had used it next to a wireless receiver, the mouse responded very erratically and dropped signal occasionally.

Other Thoughts: I've had this mouse pretty much since it came out. I am a hardcore gamer and use my computer for hours every day. I am also constantly moving it about between my desktop and my laptop bag when I go out, but the mouse is still working just as well as the day I bought it. The durability and reliability of this mouse has amazed me and I hope it lasts for at least a couple more years. The only thing showing any wear and tear is the left click button's spring is a little softer, but it still works great. The battery life is shorter now than it used to be, which can be annoying. Changing the batteries out is simple enough though so I have no complaints.
I recommend this mouse to anyone wanting a long lasting, very responsive wireless mouse. You won't be disappointed :)

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Trevor A.'s Profile

Display Name: Trevor A.

Date Joined: 11/06/06

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 10/08/09
  • Last Review: 10/22/11
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