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3 out of 5 eggs Okay Fan. 04/03/2013

This review is from: ENERMAX MAGMA UCMAA12A 120mm Case Fan

Pros: I bought this fan a little over a year ago to replace the same model fan in my PC. It was replacing my rear exhaust fan that had started to make noise when it was spinning, at first it was a very quiet whine but after a few days it became really loud and grated on my ears so I ordered a new fan of the same make and model. Both fans were very quiet and did their jobs while they worked and I had no issues with them other than the fact that the new fan also started to have the same issue just recently.

Cons: About a week ago the replacement fan I had ordered a little over a year back started to give out and make the same annoying whine the first fan made before it died. Maybe I just got really unlucky with these two fans but every other fan that is in my two computers, all of which are silverstone fans

CM Storm QuickFire Pro - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches and Backlit Gaming Keys
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's a clean and simple layout with minimal branding (something which I hear is being removed from newer models) and cherry mx brown switches. All the keys worked, the board worked upon first plug-in and install with win7. It was fairly priced for the build quality which is very good, the board feels great and has a nice quality cable that disconnects when you want to store it or travel.

Cons: The backlighting is only for the left side of the board and a few keys here and there like the arrow keys/function key. I won't take off an egg for this because that's what it's advertised as, it does it's job well but I'd like to see a fully lighted version in the future without having to select another model from cooler master. The cooler master branding is actually not all that bad, a few logos here and there and "quickfire" on the space bar, it's very easy to live with if you don't spend a ton of time staring at your keyboard or you are okay with replacing your keys with new keycaps. Again this might not be a problem with new models that have less branding.

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 DirectX 11 02G-P4-2680-KR 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This card runs very quiet and cool when I compare it to my old duel slot ati 5870. The fan never spins up louder than any one of my case fans. It runs nearly every game out at the moment at 1080p with the graphics on high so it should be fine for just about anyone who is looking for a single card to game on. An example of a game that might give it trouble is Crysis 3 with HD textures and DX11 effects set to max with anti-alising. Also witcher 2 with everything turned up and ubersampling/supersampling turned on will hit your FPS hard. These are extreme examples and most people probably won't mind turning down one or two settings to get that solid 60 fps but it is something to note if you want to play EVERYTHING, if that's the case, go for either 2 x 680's in sli - a 690 if you want the duel gpu model or save up for a titan. Something else I really like, I've been a AMD user for many years and this is my first Nvidia card in a long time, I really like how clean and simple the Nvidia drivers are. The layout and details about each setting is nice.

Cons: The price is a bit on the high side for something that does slow down in a few high spec games at max settings, but it still hits a solid 60 fps in nearly everything else.

Other Thoughts: This card is recognized by my video editing software (sony home studio platinum - the lil brother of sony vegas) and it can be used to speed up rendering of videos I think so that is a big plus because my last card didn't do that.


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Display Name: Stephen O.

Date Joined: 04/18/07

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  • Last Review: 04/03/13
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