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VisionTek 900588 Radeon HD 6850 1GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great card 05/05/2013

This review is from: VisionTek 900588 Radeon HD 6850 1GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card

Pros: I actually earned my marks tech knowledge. This card runs great, 15c cooler than my sapphire 6850 I'm running with it in crossfire. It does take up 3 slots on the board but not a big deal for a cooler that pulls off these temps. I'm overclocked currently to 820mhz core 4400mhz memory(effective) on stock voltages and it runs great no issues and a massive improvement in benchmarks and FPS. I have an older phenom II cpu on a new asus pro r2.0 motherboard while i await steamroller so I'm not giving actual bench numbers but even with my old CPU I beat out my buddy with a 7870 tahiti edition and a fx-8320 OCd to 4.0ghz in Heaven 4.0.

Cons: I had problems setting up crossfire but figure out the two cards had different BIOS obviously from different manufactures and this Visiontek had a more recent BIOS and it had to be placed in the upper/primary slot on my board to prevent crazy multicolored flashing screens when crossfire was activated in full screen mode.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend the card. I went against the older reviews when I picked this up. It was a good price and I jumped on it and have no regrets. I don't doubt they had problems in the past but Visiontek seems to have jumped on board and worked everything out as of February at least.

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SAMSUNG HMX-W300 Red 5.0 MP 1/3.2
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great picture quality, nice feel, good value overall.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Got this for my sister in law for Christmas to record the new baby growing up. She had been borrowing my wifes camera so we thought this would be perfect considering the baby slobbers and splashes water around and whatnot since its waterproof/water resistant. That is something the other reviewer mentioned, that the waterproofing failed with them. We haven't had any problems like that but like I said its been drooled on and splashed with bath water, not submerged in a pool or the ocean. But those with babies know how big of a pool they can make at times, I will update if it fails. She will most definitely tell me about it lol

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Arctic Silver Arcticlean Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET)  - OEM
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works great. Helped make a really solid bond between my new H80 and my Phenom II. Idling at almost ambient temp. OC'd to 4Ghz at full load I'm running 35C. With all that junked up stock grease on the chip I never would have pulled it off. This product, a few coffee filters, and some arctic silver thermal compound and boom you've got the best thermal bond possible. The tips on the bottles made it easy to not get the product everywhere.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend for anyone upgrading your heatsink, the bond between really is that important.

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Randell H.'s Profile

Display Name: Randell H.

Date Joined: 01/29/08

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/23/12
  • Last Review: 05/05/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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