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PNY VCGGTX7803XPB-OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works as intended. High overclocking ability, even with the factory settings. Memory has even more overclocking potential due to the Samsung capacitors and the custom PCB by PNY.

-2304 CUDA cores = very fast across all AAA titles on maximum settings
-Triple fan cooler keeps temps within 74°C
-A lot of overclocking headroom even with the current factory settings
-High-quality materials you'd expect from PNY

Cons: The unit I got has a very loud coil whine. However, this was simply caused by it pumping too many unneeded frames, so turning on V-Sync (adaptive usually) either fixes it entirely, or reduces the noise dramatically.

I also don't like the fact that the PCB cover is not protected by something. Sapphire's R9 280x TOXIC edition has metal armor protecting the PCB. For a high-end GPU, this is a must in my opinion.

In addition, the design of the cooling system works as intended, but the problem is, if you have a case with poorly optimized airflow, this thing will overheat your case rather quickly. At times, the ambient temps of my case reached as high as 40°C (104°F), which is very high for the inside of a desktop case.

-Very loud coil whine (able to fix luckily with V-sync)
-PCB not protected / covered
-Cooling system allows for heat to leak into the system very easily, which is bad news for poor airflow cases

Other Thoughts: I've had this GPU since Decemember 2013. It has not failed me, and knowing PNY, it will not anytime soon.

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ViewSonic VA2703-LED Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Too Many Stuck Pixels; Had to RMA 07/15/2014

This review is from: ViewSonic VA2703-LED Black 27" 3.4ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1,200:1

Pros: 3.4ms response time
Impressive color and contrast

Cons: Too many stuck pixels on the monitor screen

Other Thoughts: I'm giving this monitor two eggs, because I have to RMA it due to the sheer amount of stuck pixel groupings. To top that off, I continue to see more and more stuck pixels pile up, and using methods mentioned online do not work.

This is my first ViewSonic monitor, and for a company claiming they use the highest quality pixels in the industry, they certainly are wrong with this unit.

Based on other research that I do on this particular unit, I would assume that many do not even have stuck pixels.

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Dayton T.'s Profile

Display Name: Dayton T.

Date Joined: 06/27/14

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 07/15/14
  • Last Review: 08/14/14
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