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5 out of 5 eggs Simply Amazing 12/05/2014

This review is from: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G

Pros: -Easily overclocked to 1550 MHz without raising voltage.
-4GB RAM, all graphic intensive future games will utilize this.
-NO coil whine (buy a reputable PSU guys...) Even a 650W Rosewill Hive suffices. 40 bucks.
-Silent up to 60°C, but can easily be changed with Afterburner. Nice for Dota, great for Far Cry 4.
-I've thrown Ultra settings at the card with all the latest games and there may be some stutters, but the performance you get at this price, it's going to be unbeatable for awhile.

Cons: I got it the week it came out and it's still the same price so no regrets. I'm becoming more and more MSI inclined with every computer I build and sell.

Other Thoughts: Rig:
Silverstone TJ08-E w/ window
i-5 4690k
MSI Z97M Gaming
16GB CORSAIR Vengeance 1600 CAS 8
Corsair H80i CPU coooler
500GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD
256GB Corsair Force LX SSD
256GB Crucial MX100 SSD
1TB WD Black HD
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W
MSI GTX 970 Gaming
CORSAIR Vengeance Airflow Memory cooling fan
Corsair Air Series SP 120
ENERMAX UCTA18A-R 180mm Red LED Case Fan

Keep calm and Micro ATX on.

COUGAR CF-V12HP Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan with Pulse Width Modulation
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Moves a ton of air. No vibration. Pleasant swift sound.

Cons: Price? But there's usually a rebate/discount every other week. Custom PC builder here and so far I've bought nearly 20 of these for around $5 a pop.

Other Thoughts: Compared to Coolermaster and XIGMATEK 4 packs, just wait for deals on these and you can get them for around 5 bucks a pop. Not only do they blow what I feel to be at least twice as much air, they have sleeved cords, rubber mounts, and orange just works. Two of theses in a push/pull setup on a radiator = win for me.

Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 12000mAh 2 Ports Portable External Battery Charger (5V/1A+Quick Charge 5V/ 2A 9V/1.67A 12V/1.25A) - Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Goes on sale for $23
- 85% Efficiency for conversion (yielding 10,200 mAh of true battery power)
- Quick charge is here to stay and won't be replaced by something better in the near future
- Nice texture, won't easily scratch
- LED proves to be more useful than not
- High amp input
- Charges Moto X Pure from zero to full in 55 minutes

Cons: I have another 12,000 mAh charger that weighs more and is smaller so maybe there is wasted space here? Though the regulating chips and circuitry could be the culprit.


Tyler W.'s Profile

Display Name: Tyler W.

Date Joined: 08/15/06

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 09/10/13
  • Last Review: 09/14/15
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