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Lenovo G505s (59378837) Notebook AMD A-Series A8-5550M (2.10GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 8570M 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: +4 core CPU+GPU
(decent multi-tasking and gaming capabilities for the price)
+Maintenance hatch
+Lenovo energy management software isn't completely useless
+Got it on sale

Cons: -The first batch of these had an issue with the BIOS where the fan wouldn't kick on a higher setting to dissipate more heat from the CPU+GPU.
The enter key has to be pressed FIRMLY to get an input.

-The BIOS problem is available to fix from Lenovo's site via their driver download section for BIOS. These two features are the only thing making it lose an egg. If neither of these bother you, consider it 5 eggs.

-I personally don't mind the BIOS update, but this Enter button is ANNOYING. (hopefully not all are manufactured with these issues by the time you're reading this)

Other Thoughts: I bought this as a primarily internet/video/moderate gaming laptop for my girlfriend. It does what it is supposed to now with the BIOS updated.

I took out the mechanical hard drive and threw in one of my older solid states, re-applied thermal paste to the CPU+GPU, and installed Windows 7.
It runs pretty smooth, and runs most games at medium settings smoothly. (24+ FPS)

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RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This is the oldest component that I'm using in my setup.
I have left multiple reviews before about this, and am just following up on what a great product this is.
I purchased it on February 23, 2012.
It has lasted through days of Prime95 torture tests, and being left idle constantly for almost two years now.
Modular, and enough power supply for two mid-high end GPS, it's quite a bang for your buck.

Cons: It was manufactured with the screw holes a few millimeters off.
Other than that, I have never had any problems.

Other Thoughts: This PSU has been powered, lived through, and has been switched around in:
2 Motherboard
3 different sets of ram
1 ATI 5830
1 AMD 6970
2 computer cases
1 AMD 1090t
4+ hard drives/ssds

My case, motherboard, RAM. CPU, and hard drives have all changed, but this is the only component still included in all of it.

Currently Powering:
2 HiS IceQ 7870s
AMD FX-8350
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
16GB (4x4GB) Kingston HyperX Blu
1 SSD
1 HDD

At the time of purchase I bought it on sale, making it the best product I've bought from Newegg so far.
Even at the current price, it is still competitive, and definitely worth the money in my opinion.
If nothing else, buy it for the toolbox case it comes in; it's seriously awesome.
I still use it to this day.

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XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: After OCing to get maximum performance, runs my Eyefinity setup alone, and well. Renders everything at maximum detail and smooth framerates, for the most part.

Could possibly beat the price, but it's still the cheapest, or tied for the cheapest, 6970 on the market right now.

Comes with a "Do Not Disturb, I'm Gaming" doorknob hanger, which is totally awesome!

Cons: Runs HOT, even at stock. I installed the new CCC drivers as soon as I got this card, and the Auto fan control seems to favor keeping the card quiet to keeping it cool.
Running furmark for 5-10 minutes gets this card at 90+C, and that's when I stop it.

I realize that these cards can take the heat, probably up to 110+ without damage. And that's if they were at 100% load at all times.

This isn't enough to knock off an egg, but I'd still like a better stock cooling solution.

All of the air is sucked in through the fan on front and put out of the rear exhaust, which is just personally counter-intuitive to the fans I have set up. Oh well...

I'd say that this card can't handle GTA:IV with the ENB settings enabled, but I'm gonna say that the External HDD that I'm running the game off of is the problem, not this card.

Other Thoughts: System Setup:
NZXT Vulcan

MSI 890GXM
AMD 1090t Phenom II x6
(16GB)4GB x4 Kingston HyperX Blu
XFX Radeon 6970
ADATA S599 SSD
RAIDMAX RX-850AE

3x AOC e2343FK

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Nicholas F.'s Profile

Display Name: Nicholas F.

Date Joined: 07/11/09

  • Reviews: 49
  • Helpfulness: 14
  • First Review: 06/22/10
  • Last Review: 01/28/14
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