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This review is from: Rosewill CHALLENGER - Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Three Included Fans - 1 x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1 x Top 140mm Fan, 1 x Rear 120mm Fan - Two More Optional Side 120mm Fans Supported
Pros: Has thumb screws for both sides. The expansion slots lock mechanism is convenient. Comes with 3 fans, 120mm in front and rear, 140 up top.
Cons: The front panel connector is actually connected to the face plate, so if you wanted to do some major work in the front, you would have to completely unplug the connectors on your motherboard for fear of bending the pins. The face plate and expansion windows are really difficult to take out, and it seems it would not take much stress to actually break the plastic. Cable management for non-modular power supplies is a headache. Red LED HDD light is annoying bright, its almost a laser pointer.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Was a modestly priced video card back in 2011, and is pretty quiet.
Cons: Not a big fan of thin, flaky, plastic fan blades. They feel so frail, one has to be cautious not to accidentally break one off when cleaning or handling.
Other Thoughts: This was my first video card ever purchased for my rig back in 2011. Naturally I got it for the price, was around $200 during then, it has since gained a notorious reputation. Though it had problems in the beginning, I didn't think much of them and thought new drivers would fix it; man was I dead wrong.
This card constantly crashes and or freezes on multiple games which may(Shogun 2, Civ5, Witcher 2) or may not(RTW, M2TW) require DX11, BF3 being the most frequent which is guaranteed to crash every time, and it does not even matter which drivers you have installed. It is COMPLETELY unstable with even with just the factory overclock causing frequent hangs and or freezes even when just web browsing(ridiculous) or running multiple programs; only resetting back to standard settings will partially fix this. If it can't even browse the web with an overclock, then whats the point.
nVidia drivers have also pretty much put this card out of commission, notably the 320.xx versions. Ever since I've had to rollback to even survive 10 minutes on DX11 games, I get a subtle but noticeable and inconvenient artifact. Games that have custom maps(M&B: Warband) with many small objects will also drastically lower the FPS by at least 20-40. I've never played Minecraft but I can already safely assume that it would not be enjoyable.
It was an ok card while it lasted, decently priced too. However, the fact that it can only handle some games but not all of them has put me off from purchasing newer nVidia related products. I'm not sure if Gigabyte is to blame either. Only two to three years of reliable service too, two to three years! You get what you pay for I guess, time to roll the dice again.
Pros: I prefer basic and inexpensive mice and this was just that. 5 buttons are more than enough for me, the buttons still functioning after a year and the on-the-fly dpi changer is a nifty feature(though I hardly have any use for it other than when I'm piloting an aircraft on a game).
Cons: A year on and the rubber grips on the side of this mouse will begin sliding off, and the gel adhesive will start to form a large lump within the rubber grip when you place it back in its place. The scroll button after extensive use will, at times, rest in between two notches. This causes me to sometimes switch weapons in game unexpectedly mid-battle and gets me killed. Randomly this mouse will double and quadruple click at times if you push down near the base of the button rather than at the tip in the front.
Other Thoughts: This is a solid mouse for the avid gamer who has no use for 10+ buttons on their mice. Only $20, use the money you saved for other things.READ FULL REVIEW