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Pros: Smaller footprint, doesn't require extra power, Ti model, factory overclocked.
Cons: Not a GTX 980 Ti.
Other Thoughts: I got this card to replace an aging GTX 660 non-Ti model. The 660 still worked great, but for me its weakness was its large size. I have a 4U rackmount case which is medium length so that doesn't leave much room for such a large video card. I made it work but with "workarounds".
I was glad to see this 750 Ti model offered which was half the length and fit much better in my case, It wasn't too expensive either. Not only that, this card does not require the additional 6-pin and/or 8-pin power from the PSU. So as a modular PSU user I could rejoice since that meant one less cable to deal with.
I don't do much gaming but I do know the 750 Ti can hold its own in moderate gaming with med to high settings, but not ideal for ultra though. This card won't do SLI but my gaming standards don't require it.
This review is from: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 PCIe Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp
Pros: creative sound card quality, pci express, no extra configuration or sound tweaks needed for my 2.1 setup, Windows 7 x64 installs and it is ready to go.
Other Thoughts: Got this to replacing a failing Asus Xonar DGX card which was causing my system event log to be flooded with WHEA errors.
Not only did the creative card resolve the hardware errors, but my sound is better than I had hoped for. I still use a 2.1 speaker setup. Even though the creative card is designed for 5.1, it still handles and provides sound to the 2.1 quite well.
I would consider this card mid-range and the price would indicate as such. I don't have the right speaker setup for a top of the line card so I'm glad this one was available. It suits just fine. I hope it lasts.
Pros: Full modular, 80 plus platinum efficiency, plenty of capacity, molex connectors, haswell support.
Cons: Mainboard connectors are a bit tough to connect.
Other Thoughts: Got this to replace an aging 80 plus bronze Supermicro power supply that was causing excessive CPU usage with system interrupts and DPCs. This is my first experience with a full modular power supply and I have been quite pleased with the result so far. The CPU usage problem has been resolved.
I had some trouble plugging in the mainboard connectors though, they just didn't want to snap in place. I was glad this included molex connectors as I have a backplane that still uses them.
This PS has everything I need and then some. I don't care too much about the hybrid fan mode, the noise doesn't concern me so I switched it to normal mode. It's still quiet.
The packaging was very well done and a premium PS deserves as such. This PS comes with carry bags for the PS itself and the cables. Cables I can understand but not sure why the PS itself would have a carry bag. I didn't know power supply parties existed.
While this PS is 80 plus platinum, I didn't really notice any power savings over the bronze, but then again, I don't really challenge my workstation all that often.