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SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs 3 year or lifetime warranty 06/02/2014

This review is from: SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Pros: Fast

Cons: If it were a 3 year or a lifetime warranty (MSI, Gigabyte, XFX...) Then I would have purchased it. 2 years is not enough future-proof comfort for me on already OC'd video cards.

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KINGWIN SAC-04 15.74
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Paying for what you get 09/11/2009

This review is from: KINGWIN SAC-04 15.74" SATA Data & Power combo cable

Pros: Powers your stuff....if

Cons: If you can get it to go on correctly. The connecting pins on the power side are so cheaply made that they are extremely thin and will actually bend backwards and slide out of the plastic of the connector. I shorted a hard drive because of this, i didn't notice it had spread the metal inside the connector and touched another wire. It fried the hard drive and might have messed up my PSU.

Other Thoughts: 1 of the 3 i ordered works...but that is because the third one i took my extreme time hooking up, like babies care. Holding the wires instead of the connector while connecting it seemed to do the trick, and jiggle it around until it finally goes on.

Also, they come off really easily. I was trying to install Win7 And my CDrom was outside my case (i borrowed a roomates) and just from hooking it up, it had slipped the power connector lose and the HDD wasn't powering on anymore...so just keep eye out for it. Very cheap product.

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XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Even tho i'm on XP with no DX10+ this thing screams beauty. I've gotten on steam and gotten the latest demos...batman, fear 2, etc...and this thing ran them almost flawlessly on a 5 year old PC (p4 3.0ghz, 1gigram) at 1920x Resolutions! I was amazed! That 1gig on the card really screams when its needed. Fear2 was the only sluggish, but that was due to my PC going after the page file as it ran out of RAM after the 550~ meg mark since i had a lot of stuff running passively.

ITS QUIET!!! The 100% fan (when changed) is kinda loud, but it is about as loud as my PSU when i crank its fan up to max. Not going to complain when i used to have to fight my volume control vs my X800XT to watch Rescue Me....

Cons: Not much...the thing puts out some heat, its really hot blowing air out the small gap under the plastic duct system. Could probably cook some popcorn on that air alone under full load.

Other Thoughts: Once the new pc i ordered comes in I may XFire these, depending on if the performance is beneficial. But for now, running games at 1920x Resolutions with this junky old computer I have....i wont be complaining for a while. :)

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Blake O.'s Profile

Display Name: Blake O.

Date Joined: 04/21/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 09/07/09
  • Last Review: 06/02/14
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