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Pros: purchased 2010, still runs perfectly and has actually revived several seemingly dead cells.
Cons: initially expensive.
Other Thoughts: yes, it is among the most expensive chargers money can buy but you do get what you pay for. this is a very high quality piece of gear.
i only wish the powerex batteries were as good as this charger.
Pros: they worked well for about a year.
Cons: they worked well for about a year.
Other Thoughts: i have seven year old, standard 2400 mah batteries that have been charged many more times that these and work better than these do currently and even hold a charge longer than these do, at this point.
i can slow charge these batteries on my maha c808m (which i bought the same day that i bought these batteries and they have never been charged in any other charger and always slow charged.) and after three days on the shelf, they are completely dead.
even putting the batteries into use directly after a full charge they drain faster than my old 2400's that are nearly a decade old and have been charged many more times than the powerex's.
i'd like to find some more of those 2400's, the purple and yellow ones.
it doesn't make a difference if you use these batteries a lot or not at all, they are useless for all practical purposes after two years, regardless of treatment. this is a fact that many people here have attested to, long before i took the time to say anything so i am just reaffirming this fact. anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar or has owned the product less than a year.
Pros: very nice cooler, gpu never goes above 50C and and sits at a cool 25C when idle. the three fans together aren't any louder than anything else in my case, (corsair power supply, stock cpu fan), so, i honestly can not hear it. even with the fans maxed the sound is very subdued, scarcely noticeable in the heat of battle.
Cons: twenty bucks cheaper than it was when i bought it two weeks ago. it won't bare my children, no matter how hard i try...
Other Thoughts: performs very nicely with all the games i've tried so far including the notriously poor performing fc3 with 4xaa and all settings on ultra.
i always thought that my 6970 was failing in some games primarily due to the lack of ram. i was under the impression that the r270x was just a 6970 with 4gb and a sweet cooler but it certainly does out perform the 6970 to the point where it seems that it must be more than just the extra ram making a difference but it could just be the extra 2gb or perhaps i was misinformed and this is actually a 7870 but either way, it is exactly what i wanted for my secondary system...
AMD Phenom II X4 965
AMD Radeon R9 270X
ASUSTeK Computer INC. Crosshair III Formula
64-bit Windows 7 (6.1.7601)
turns a very acceptable 5097 on fire strike, (3dmark).
not bad at all considering my fx8350/r290x combo produces around 9000 on the same test...