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EVGA SuperClocked 03G-P4-2783-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: If I had to use one word to describe this card, it would be "fast". It blazes through every game I have with no issue. I really don't have much to put here except that it far exceeded my expectations.

Cons: Though this depends on how you setup the fan profile in EVGA Precision X, it can be loud. Not worth knocking an egg though.

Other Thoughts: So I'm using this card in a new mini-itx haswell build. I purchased the card straight from EVGA since they happened to have stock at the time, and though their new ACX cooler is getting rave reviews, the blower style cooler is definitely my preference.

I have my card overclocked to a conservative +140 GPU Clock, and +250 Memory clock and it never gets above 70 degrees, ever. At max speed, the blower fan is loud, but it's not going to drown out everything around you. I found that keeping the fan below 90% helps immensely if you can. Setting that custom fan profile can really help tailor the sound of the card depending on the task you're doing and game you're playing.

Oh yeah, I'm coming from SLI'd GTX 275's and I can very safely say that this is noticeably faster and smoother in games (at higher settings even!). Very pleasantly surprised at the amount of difference, and definitely took away any worries I had about gaming on a mini-itx system.

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS 312 (RN31200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Newest effort from Netgear - So Far So Good 05/14/2013

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 312 (RN31200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: Easy to setup. Have had it running for ~month now and it's been nothing but excellent. The new 6.0 OS is wonderful to use and lightyears ahead of what they had before. Getting ~90 MB/s write and ~100 MB/s read using Western Digital's 2TB Red drives. Overall, the experience has been very pleasant.

Cons: My unit actually needed a factory reset before I could do anything with it. That took ~10 minutes, so not worth knocking off an egg.

Other Thoughts: Had a brief issue getting Active Directory setup, but Netgear support was flawless and helped me correct my rather embarrassing mistake quickly and without issue. Other than that, everything else was easy as cake to get setup.

The plethora of features introduced with these new units should be reason enough to seriously consider them. Compared to competitor's offerings for 2-bay NAS enclosures, I can safely say I would always recommend this new 312 from Netgear.

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Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Airflow King 03/12/2009

This review is from: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: This thing has fan is just about every imaginable place possible, plus the 200mm up top. It's constructed of steel, so it's guranteed to be resistance to dents and scratches, plus because of the steel construction, there will be less vibration due to harddrives, fans and other components, resulting in a quieter overall system! Fantastic.

It's quiet when all the fans are turned down, and you can't forget fan filters. A lot of people complain about them, but they keep your system clean, what is there to complain about.

Cons: Only a minor con, but to remove those awesome fan filters, you have to remove an entire drive compartment, which requires removing 8 thumb screws(4 from the back and 4 from the front).

can be a little loud with all fans on full, but that's to be expected with five-seven 120mm fans, and a 200mm fan up top. compared to the fan in the room, it's quiet though.

Aside from that, it's a solid case

Other Thoughts: For you water cooling junkies. You can fit a 3x120mm radiator in the front behind the front fans, though that means you will only have 3 drive slots with which to put your optical drives and hdd's. A 2x120 in the back/front works the best, and works well might I add.

A++ case, well done Antec!

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Display Name: MATTHEW P.

Date Joined: 04/20/08

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  • First Review: 06/28/08
  • Last Review: 06/20/13
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