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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2974-KR 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: By far the best Nvidia GPU for the price.
Fans are absolutely quiet and rarely ever go above 30% and spin down to 0 when temps are low.

Cons: Coil whine. The card I have received does have coil whine. It is only audible within 1-2 feet of the case so it's not a big issue to me. But nonetheless, it is still there.

Other Thoughts: Anyone purchasing a 970 in general is taking a gamble. The 900 series so far has a coil whine issue and its not just EVGA models. All of them have this issue so don't let it stop you from buying one from EVGA. No matter which one you buy, whether it be Asus, MSI, EVGA, etc. They have all been having this issue from what I can see.

I still give it 5 stars even though it has coil whine simply because EVGA support has been very responsive in helping me. and to me, good support really deserves an extra egg.

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WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good RMA system... have been using it a lot lately....

Cons: I am currently on my 4th RMA.
My first one made a bit of noise but hardly noticeable. but i wasnt experienced enough at the time to realize it wasnt normal. So i RMA it when i realize it was making the tick of death.
The next one came and plugged it in. it made an even worse ticking/clunking noise. RMA again.
Third drive one worked fine for a month. It started ticking. RMA yet again....
4th one came. Plugged that one in and what do you know... loud grinding noises.
I am currently waiting for a FIFTH one to arrive. Not had a single one that didn't sound like it was going to die any minute. I am at the point where I expect every single drive that is sent to me is going to just be sent back. Luckily i have a second hard drive of a different brand to keep me going while i wait... If the fifth one doesn't work as intended. I will never be buying a WD drive again. Only reason I even waited this long is because they have a great RMA system. But FOUR RMAs done and it hasn't even been half a year.
When u pay $100 for a 1TB hard drive. This is unacceptable.

Other Thoughts: Frustrating. One or two RMAs is still not good but I can accept that. but four..... ridiculous. and I am not even sure its done yet. I have yet to receive the fifth drive to see if its going to work properly.

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Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: They move a lot of air.

Cons: Loud. Unbalanced. If you plug it in and hold it in your hand you can feel a bad vibration for this size of fan.For me it doesn't move enough air to be worth the horrible noise they make. I bought 3 and all did the exact same thing. Made my computer sound like it was going to take off flying.
On top of the noises and vibrations. I put all 3 beside each other, exact same fans bought at the exact same time. They had different shades of blue LEDs which were very noticeable. I can see why they went on sale. Horrible fans.

Other Thoughts: To their credit, they did move a lot of air for the whole 5 mins they were in my computer. Unless you plan to crank up the speakers very loud the whole time your computer is on I highly recommend staying away from these fans.
Would be perfect cooling solution for someone who can get past the many defects. Though I don't know how long they would last with the vibrations they make.

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Display Name: Cory S.

Date Joined: 02/16/14

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/19/14
  • Last Review: 03/22/15
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