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EVGA 02G-P4-2962-KR GeForce GTX 960 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5 128bit, PCI Express 3.0 2 x Dual-Link DVI-I, DP, HDMI, SLI, HDCP, G-SYNC Ready Graphics Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Small and fits in mITX case. Silent. Kicks things the sub don't shine on.

Cons: I sort of expected it to be a bit better. See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Completely stock, this is the 3D Mark results...

Ice Storm : 70216
Cloud Gate : 8650
Skydiver : 12101
Fire Strike : 5265

Now what I mean by I expected it to be "better". This GPU provided much more constant steady framerates as opposed to my 660ti which is also stock and posts higher scores but the framerates fluctuate more. So I think it's just more efficient, but not necessarily "weaker" than my 660ti.

I am also kind of thinking the G3258 is actually bottlenecking it. But that is also on stock clocks. One day I will get to playing with those. But if you combine these 2 for a cheap Steam Machine, amazing playability of many many games.

With all that said, I AM an Nvidia lover. I don't hate AMD, I just haven't had good experience with any of their stuff. Easiest way to explain it is Nvidia has more finesse to it as opposed to AMD's brute force. But this smokes a 750ti, and for $50 more it will have a long lifetime. So I do suggest this card.

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COOLER MASTER Elite 110 RC-110-KKN2 Midnight Black Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case with Standard Size ATX PSU and 120mm Radiator Support
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Really well built and designed. The logo as the power button is awesome. USB 3.0 on the case. Completely SILENT.

Cons: I can't truly give any cons. If you pick this type of case, you know what you're in for. I DO however wish it was smaller than it really is.

Other Thoughts: Tight as heck to work in. Use a modular power supply. If you can go with a closed loop liquid CPU cooler, do it. If not, consider purchasing a slim CPU cooler. Stock ones fit, but not by much.

If you use a mechanical drive with this, place it on the left side of the top of the cage. Then it doesn't block the PSU or the GPU. And if you have a boot SSD, put that on the left at the top. That doesn't block the GPU either. Use the bushings for both to keep down on vibrations.

This case is dead silent. And the temps have been great. Even when pushed. My build is on all air.

The built in USB 3.0 can be used either for standard USB or 3.0. DO NOT plug both in.

If someone chose this case as a small HTPC or Plex server, it would be perfect. So far so good, and my Daughter loves using it for Minecraft.

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CORSAIR CX series CX430M 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC CP-9020058-NA Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It's Modular.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: For the price you can't beat it. This was for the Wife's mini build. But I use the non modular ones for everything I build at work. Knock on wood, I have never gotten a bad one, and not a single one has gone bad. You really can't beat it for the price and quality.

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Display Name: Mathias K.

Date Joined: 05/11/08

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/16/09
  • Last Review: 03/05/15
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