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Pros: looks decent.
Cons: The item smells on gasoline or benzine and when I say "smells" it means it feels the room whit fumes which I describe as best very unpleasant and at worst carcinogenic. Some third-world fool just found an easy way to clean final products... I hope he makes it to his 40's.This outsourcing newegg experience is the worst so far, and I've been shopping here since neweggs early days.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The fan looks good, moves a good amount of air and is silent - all the things I was hopping for.
I set the fan at 800 rpm and I can barely hear it and still moves more Air than 120mm fan on higher rpms.
Cons: 3pin instead of 4pin connector, but for $9.99 I would not expect it anyway.
Other Thoughts: Remember most advanced bearings are very quiet, the noise comes when you start moving air especially through tight spaces. To stay on the silent side choose case with more fan openings preferably 120mm and above and set them on lower rpm. If your MB allows it set one or more of the exhaust fans to adjust to the CPU temp.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I have relatively silent system and the only time I get notice the VGA is when the fans are over 50% load, which does not happens often because I have 140mm fan blowing directly into the card.
I almost never ran the card on stock settings. 950 MHz clock and 1355 MHz RAM is good enough for me, but you can defiantly go higher.
Far Cry 3 runs at 60 FPS on Medium and on very high varies between 24 - 60 FPS. Please note that newer games in combination with newer GPU's will set FPS to the max of your Display vertical refresh rate, in my case AOC 2353 IPS max 60 Hz. In case of Dead Space 3 is 30 FPS, regardless of video quality settings. It make some sense, the goal being to achieve a smoother game play.
Other Thoughts: Get the TRIXX software from Sapphire it has great custom fan settings.
In case you're wondering I got 3DMark11 6586 graphic score, with GPU 965 MHz and RAM at 1370 MHz. I am running on PCI express 2.0 but I doubt you'll see a noticeable performance difference on 3.0.
6586 graphic score is very close to my other choice of card GeForce GTX 660 (score 6720). For $60 - $80 less I'll take that. The only plus Nvidia has is more constant FPS. I'am happy with my purchase I think Sapphire 7850 is one of the best Radeon's out there.