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Pros: High wattage
EVGA support as always is top notch.
Cons: I've been through 3 of these power supplies. First one worked for a while and then suddenly my computer started rebooting randomly. Intermittent power failure in various scenarios made it super hard to nail this down. But when I kept my computer in BIOS and experienced the issue again with individual sticks of RAM at a time and removed all unnecessary peripherals, I narrowed it down to either the PSU or Motherboard. That was my first time replacing the PSU. Got the RMA replacement, and replaced the device. started happening again a few days later. Replaced motherboard and experienced the same issue.
So, I ran the computer on two different PSU's. Ran the Motherboard on the EVGA PSU, ran all the extras on a separate PSU by jumping the pins on the motherboard connection of that PSU. Didn't have any problems. The computer ran fine for a couple weeks in this state. I decided it most definitely has to be the PSU tripping something with an overload false positive or something. Replaced the PSU again. That was the last straw. A week later, reboots happened again.
Other Thoughts: This has all occurred over a year of "just dealing with it" and switching to gaming on a console to get away from the frustration.
I've since bought a different brand altogether to see what happens. I've been up on that PSU for 3 weeks. No random reboots or issues. Are my issues truly resolved? I'm not sure...
I wish I didn't have this unreliable PSU sitting around though. Can't sell it with a clear conscience and can't use it. Can't return it for store credit (want that GTX 970 soooo bad!) and I didn't buy it directly from EVGA so their warranty will just replace the device... Bummer
Pros: Good LED color
Cons: Noisier than they say they are. Not air noise, we're talking actual fan noise.
Other Thoughts: I was hoping that I had found a cheap quiet solution for my Deskputer build. I originally bought some quiet fans without LEDs but found it didn't showcase my work the way I wanted it to, so I needed more light. My mistake was getting Sleeve Bearing which is what these fans use. Compared to the fluid dynamic bearing fans I originally had connected to my radiator, these were immensely louder. It wasn't air noise either, it was a growling sort of sound that was amplified by my radiator and the cowl I had it mounted to. When I stopped the fans, the noise stopped. Sooooo, I'm going to use them somewhere else. Maybe my network rack so I can enclose it or something. Either way, if you want quiet fans, don't go cheap... get fluid dynamic fans. They are much more reliable and quiet.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Xbox 360 Game
Pros: It's good ol' Halo and the PVP maps from it too
Cons: The campaign. Well, it's the same campaign which is fine, but the overlay causes issues in my opinion. I'll have a full .5 second delay between my moving the joystick and my reticle moving. Gunfire is also delayed. I have less issue when the new graphic mode is turned off, so I would have to place the blame on the game running an overlay on the old graphics.
It could be my TV, but honestly, if I change a thing in the game and get better response time, then it is most likely not the TV's fault.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't pay $30 again for this. Basically the only great thing about this is the classic maps for the Reach online multiplayer.READ FULL REVIEW