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SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC512B/WW 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Bought this to replace my 120Gb Corsair Force Gt and it is easily as fast, if not faster.
Installed Win7 and all of my programs/games on it with no problems what so ever. Seems to be very reliable so far, and based on the reviews that i have seen, I expect it to last me for many years to come.
Great price for the size and performance of the drive. Couldnt be happier!

Cons: Didnt come with any screws?

Other Thoughts: 500+Gb seems to be about the sweet spot for me. Just the right amount of space. I can have all of my games and programs installed without having to pick and choose.

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ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Upgraded from a HD6870 to this card and it is easily twice as fast. The card is capable of ripping through pretty much any game that I throw at it and it can usually keep up with my 120HZ monitor.
I average about 98Fps in Battlefield 3 whether I am playing in 3D or 2D on max settings @ 1080p. Everything is smooth as butter.
It tears through skyrim at max settings as well as Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Sid Meirs: Civilization 5, and everything else I own. I dont think I have ever seen the Framerate dip below 50Fps in anything other than the Unigine Heavan benchmark at max settings.
Card is heavy and feels extremely well built.
The card is relatively quiet for the kind of power it can put out.

Cons: I do wish it had 3 or 4Gb of VRAM instead of just 2Gb, I have just about run out playing bioshock Infinite at max settings.

I am being very knit picky here, but I do wish the fas were a little bit quieter at idle. I wish i could turn them down to 15% or so instead of the minimum 20%. I have this in my HTPC so silence is an absolute must. I was hoping that with the 3 slot design it would be quiet. It ends up being the loudest thing in my case at idle with the exception of my HDD. (like I said, real knit picky here)
It is a very large card, but I knew that going in. Make sure to measure your case to be sure. It is much taller than average as well as long. It barely fit in my case. I only had an eighth of an inch from the top of my case! (granted it is an HTPC case Silverstone LC17)

Other Thoughts: Other than slightly quieter fans and a little more RAM, I couldn't dream of anything to make this any better.

I haven't bothered overclocking it yet because to be quite honest, I cant think of any reason to do so. Its not like I am having any trouble running a game.

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BYTECC HMSP102 1 x 2 HDMI Splitter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Does what I want 02/12/2013

This review is from: BYTECC HMSP102 1 x 2 HDMI Splitter

Pros: This splitter works very well. I see no obvious loss in picture quality.

Cons: VERY temperamental. It worked with a 15' link depot cable I had in the beginning going from the output of my reciever to the splitter. But it refused to work with it after the initial setup. Changing the cable fixed this problem.

For whatever reason, this splitter causes a lot of interference when it is on. So much so that it knocked the digital cable signals out completely in the room I used it in, and added a lot of snow to analog channels. Some shielded cabling and separating of wires fixed the problem, but I was not expecting that kind of interference problem.

I am not a fan of the bright blue LEDs they used for indicators. Whatever happened to a simple Red LED to tell you it had power and a few Green LEDs to tell you everything was functioning?

Other Thoughts: Bought this so I could split the signal from my receiver to my TV and projector. Does the job minus a few minor annoyances.

Make sure you plug all of the HDMI cables (while the devices are off) in BEFORE you plug the power in. It will not work properly otherwise, at least it didn't for me.

If it werent for the interference this seems to cause, I would have gladly given it a 5 egg rating.

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Tyler H.'s Profile

Display Name: Tyler H.

Date Joined: 09/06/07

  • Reviews: 56
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  • First Review: 09/12/07
  • Last Review: 04/15/13
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