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Pros: Aside from one of the modules being dead on arrival, I had to manually adjust the DRAM Bus Voltage and the RAM Bus speed to meet the specifications printed on the box; which is no big deal, just might be worth noting for some. The two working modules operated fine in dual channel on my ASUS P6T Deluxe board. My understanding from a lot of tech sites is that the performance between Triple and Dual channel is negligible, but 3GB over 2GB will be nice.
I've already setup an RMA return with Newegg and re-ordered this very same RAM, should be here tomorrow. I've always used and liked OCZ.
Cons: One of the memory modules was dead on arrival. As usual Newegg has it handled with easy RMA procedures.
Other Thoughts: Intel Core i7 920
ASUS P6T Deluxe
3GB OCZ Platinum 3x 1GB PC310666
HIS Radeon 4870X2
2x WD Raptor Raid 0.
Pros: This card is intimidating, a physical monster at around 13 inches long and two slots wide. The same can be said about its power, I'm playing Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, and Crysis on the highest possible settings with a native resolution of 1680x1050 with full AA and AF in all. The stock cooling fan on this thing is efficient but the management of the fan for it is the only con, which I'll detail below.
I recommend this card for sure, it fit into my Lian Li Armorsuit P60 with Ease and the PCI-E 6+2 power adapters power it just fine, I did not need to purchase any additional plugs as some reviewers are claiming.
Cons: This thing is hot, when I finished installing Windows and updating drivers, the Catalyst control center pegged it at 86C, putting my hand near the exhaust fan confirmed that. The problem is that the default idle fan speed is set to 28% capacity; which is barely moving any air. I'm not quite sure why it is idling this hot either, but I also think the software ought to be smart enough to be tweak the idle fan speed.
Other Thoughts: My work around to the fan speed issue has been to enable Overdrive in the catalyst center and manually adjust the fan to around 43%. Which is where I found the best cooling/noise level median to be. Though, in Far Cry 2 and Crysis I typically raise it to 53% which maintains a solid 50C temperature.
The card wants both a 6 Pin and an additional 8 Pin power cable plugged into it. My corsair 750w PSU has a couple PCI-E 6+2 adapters which worked fine.
This review is from: LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P60 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: I am very impressed with this case design; it was all around very pleasant to build out. It has a lot of cable management features including clips on the back of the motherboard tray, which is itself removable. Air flow is superb and more importantly for me, it is quiet. It isn't dead silent, but even with the exterior fan control built into the case set to its highest setting, it is not obnoxious. I had allowed myself to be concerned with a few reviewers' notes about the power supply fitting, but my 750w Corsair fit in just fine with room to spare.
An amazing added bonus, albeit a silly one, is that it came with a 'mobo mount driver', no idea if it has a real technical name, but its a little hex socket that fits the motherboard mounting screws. No more pliers to secure this things. A small bonus, but a bonus nonetheless.
Cons: No show stoppers, though at least one or two 5.25" bay Hard drive mounting brackets would have been nice; Especially for this price tag. Not too many HD bays.
Other Thoughts: If I somehow lost this case, I'd surely buy it all over again.READ FULL REVIEW
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