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TRENDnet TEW-684UB Dual Band Wireless N900 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 900Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Worked swell when it worked.

Cons: Stopped working after 3 or 4 days of use. Reinstalled drivers and nothing.

Other Thoughts: Disappointing.

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EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Really good piece of hardware. Playing the free copy of Metro: First Light that came with it. Right now running a stable clock at about 1150mhz. PrecisionX comes with the card and it's a really great program for monitoring/overclocking.

Eats up all my current games that I'm playing. Smooth as butter. Big improvement over my last card!

Cons: Runs a little hotter than I thought it would This may be due to restricted airflow in my case because it's a big card in a relatively small case, plus I have extra cables everywhere due to my non-modular PSU. That's why still 5 eggs; it might just be my situation.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from an ASUS GTX460. Big improvement!

It's a big boy. I have a micro ATX motherboard in an Antec 902 case and it barely fits, so make sure to double check your measurements before you buy.

4GB of VRAM may be a little overkill for games now. I went with 4 for future proofing, but know that I'm playing modern games which barely use over 1GB in extreme cases. If you want to save a little money, the 2GB version will do great for most games nowadays.

However, great product. I would totally buy again!

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ASUS A53SV-NH51 Notebook Intel Core i5 2430M (2.40GHz) 6GB Memory 640GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Slick little machine. Does a lot of things well, including gaming. Plays games like Rift, Skyrim, L4D2 and others on acceptable settings (don't expect this machine to tackle your games on highest settings, look at the specs). Handles all my programs with ease.

Unlike other computer brands, some ASUS "bloatware" is useful, like the program they use for power settings. Also, bloatware is considerably less annoying to remove than other laptops I've owned.

Great battery life, especially with the battery saving profile. Full keyboard including numpad is pretty sweet. Things like HDMI, USB 3.0 and SD card reader are a definite plus.

Cons: I'm having a hard time with eggs on this one. I would give it 4.5 if I could. I decided to go with 4, because there are a series of minor annoyances that I had a hard time ignoring.

This thing runs super hot while gaming. If you like to play a lot of games and this will be your only computer, be ready to buy a cooling pad with this guy. I'm talking constant 80c+ on motherboard, processor and video card. Do what you can to keep it cool and maybe consider some throwback games... original Fallout anyone?

I'm not in love with the keyboard on this guy. I'm getting used to it slowly, but it's probably just because I have huge fingers that the key strokes don't feel totally comfortable yet. I'm not gonna downgrade eggs for this because it gets better the more I use it.

Speakers suck. Probably the worst speakers I've owned on a laptop. Granted, one would never expect awesome sound from a laptop, but invest in a good pair of headphones or a gaming headset. They really are bad.

Other Thoughts: I'm happy with this purchase. I love ASUS products more and more as I get more of them, and for the price on this laptop you can't go wrong. Recommended for someone who needs a great all around computer!

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Christopher C.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher C.

Date Joined: 01/02/07

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/17/11
  • Last Review: 01/28/14
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