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EVGA GeForce GTX 960 04G-P4-1962-KR 4GB SC GAMING, Only 6.8 inches, Perfect for mITX Build Graphics Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's a improvement on the Maxwell architecture. I had no problems getting mine up and running (was just a drop in and go since I already had a Nvidia card.) Runs Fallout 4 on Ultra and GTA V works pretty well on it too.

Cons: I have almost consistently had issues with EVGA cards and coil whine. Had a old 560 Ti 448 that took 3 RMA's to get one that didn't have the issue, but at that point they just gave me a GTX 660 and that was that. My particular one is a little on the loud side, coil whine while benchmarking was pretty bad. Seems to be common on a lot of 960's so I won't fault EVGA specifically. The temps can get a bit high, being single fan. I topped out at 75 C, and that's with a 120 MM fan blowing fresh air on it. So if you are using this in any build, remember to have proper ventilation. Lastly, the fan/heatsink combo feels a little flimsy for a $200+ card and it's pretty heavy for such a small card too.

Other Thoughts: For the price it performs all I have asked of it. It has some flaws, yes, but for the budget it's not terribly hard to overlook them. I have mine paired up with a i5 4590 and couldn't be happier. A good "middle of the pack" performing solution. Better than a XBONE and PS4 but not going into the same league as the i7's, the 970's or upper level AMD stuff. But good enough to game on for a few years to come.

JBL J22A High-Performance In-Ear headphones with microphone - Black
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Good sounding and good price! 10/27/2015

This review is from: JBL J22A High-Performance In-Ear headphones with microphone - Black

Pros: These produce a decent amount of bass and are clear in the mid and high range. The mic that is embedded into the cable is decent for calls or skype type of things. I like the fact it came with several different ear buds of various sizes. I use the large or else these fall out of my ears, but using large also helps with noise isolation.

Cons: After a while these things can start to hurt your ears, at least if you try to sleep with them in (the metal housing pressing on the ear really hurts after about a hour.)

Other Thoughts: Just use them as intended and you won't have any troubles.

EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 FTW w/ ACX Cooling Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good card for the money (when its on sale.) Has a lot of punch and plays most games on medium/high settings w/o getting hot.

Cons: This was a good card, in 2014. For a little more you can get a 960 and that'll do more for you than this thing. It's still a good card in 2015 but there are better alternatives for the budget now. I used to use my Nvidia cards for video conversion, but that stopped with Maxwell and all current drivers. Also no SLI and the build quality is good, but does seem a touch on the cheap side.

Other Thoughts: I used this in a G3258 build with 8 GB of RAM and a 120 GB SSD running Ubuntu (or whatever other Linux distro catches my eye that week.) It's been pretty good for what it is. I came from a 560 SE so it's a definite leap forward in gaming. For video encoding Nvidia has switched some things up and my old programs that had CUDA acceleration don't work any more, so that blows. Also no h/w H265 encoding on this first gen Maxwell. The later 900 series get it though.

My setup is pretty generic, you can go on reddit or youtube and see a lot of people went this route for a cheapo gaming machine/ steambox. For what it is, it works. Would I do it again, using this card? No. But that's because of some changes Nvidia is making and not playing too nice with Linux stuff, not a strike against the physical card itself. Just remember it's only got a 2 GB buffer, so you are limited to 1080P gaming on this. And I think it's best for single panel. Multi screen and this might not work so well for gaming (I could be wrong.)

The TL:DR version: It's good, and worth it, on sale.


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Display Name: John G.

Date Joined: 05/03/09

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 05/18/09
  • Last Review: 11/15/15
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