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GIGABYTE GV-N680WF3-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 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: none

Cons: card drivers do not support gen 3 x16 lanes and system BSODs after few mins of intense gaming. i tried updating card bios, Mobo bios has latest ver. installed, not to mention i have asus gtx 680 running with a problem. i tried fresh install of windows, disbaling gen 3 psi-e card still BSODs. i should have done my research before i bought it.

Other Thoughts: i have 3 asus GTX680 running in 3way sli, i bought this card thinking it will run cooler: 3 fans after all. card ran cooler. . . but due to the way the heatsink design it was blowing heat down towards the board and upwords towards the side where intake 200mil fan is. CPU ran 5 degrees higher, 3 other cards were sucking the hot air in and running 10 degrees higher and thats with a case with 2 rear 140mills exhaust fans , side and front 200 mil intake fans, have CPU water loop rad at the top with 4 120mils exhaust.

returned it to Newegg, they wanted to refund me 100 dollars less for the "free" games considering i didnt use the codes and was willing to return them, long talk with a rep and they did give me a full refund. just be warned.

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Creative Sound Blaster Z 70SB150000000 5.1 Channels 24-bit PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) Interface Sound Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: ez to install, i was a lil worried about getting a sound card when only having 16x pci-e 3.0 lanes 3way SLI so i only had 1 lane free and i read a lot of reviews that some boards have problems detecting anything other than video cards on those lanes(im using MSI big bang xpower ii board). Popped the card in, DLed latest driver and it simply worked, didnt even have to uninstall onboard sound driver.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: ive never had a chance to use a sound card before, i previously was always running 4way SLI or crossfire but now instead of buying 4th GTX680 ( i dont game or bench as much as i used to) i decided to try a sound card. i was blown away with the fidelity of sound even out of my 10 year old 5.1 THX Certified speakers ( i usually dump my money on tower sound system was never a priority to me). now i just gonna have to set myself up with a new 5.1 system =]

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ASUS VH236H Black 23
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: 120hz, good colors, somewhat smaller bezels for vertical multi display set up.

Cons: 1 out of 3 monitors developed thick vertical dead pixel line after 4 months. i RMAed it to ASUS, didnt have to pay for shipping but process is sooo slow i was able to get it back in about a month(6 day shipping, 10 days at ASUS, 6-10 days shipping back) i used monitor for another 2 months dead pixel line reemerged. i RMAed it again, same deal 1 month later i got it back with 2 3/4 inch long scratches omn the screen and monitor doesnt even power up. I sent it back for the 3rd time. . .

Other Thoughts: now, i wouldn't have removed 3 eggs considering other 2 monitors work good(for now at least) but i removed them because ASUS failed to repair it 2 times, and who knows whats gonna happened on 3rd RMA.

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Anton C.'s Profile

Display Name: Anton C.

Date Joined: 03/29/11

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 10/29/11
  • Last Review: 01/15/13
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