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EVGA 02G-P4-3751-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Awesome mid-range video card.
Small enough to fit in cases designed for mATX
runs relatively cool under load
way lower power consumption vs AMD card.

Cons: Expensive (Nvidia premium price)
poor thermal compound. I've seen way worse, but replaced it
sticker placed on soldered leads on underside of card (why does anyone do this? it can short card out)

Other Thoughts: 1st time build with Nvidia card. Impressed with the results. Being a GTX 750, was expecting way worse performance vs similarly powered (and cheaper) AMD cards.

Perfect card for budget gaming system


Intel G3258
MSI H97M-E35
8 GB 1600 RAM
Corsair CX430 PSU
Geforce GTX 750 Ti

Nyko Intercooler Xbox One
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs must buy IMHO 08/27/2015

This review is from: Nyko Intercooler Xbox One

Pros: super easy to install
facilitates the system fan to blow out hot air; huge difference in how hot the system gets
forward facing vent shoots air out away from the system thwarting design flaw if system is put in an enclosed space (system blows hot air straight up and will suck it back in the sides if the space above system isn't open)
makes xbone look fancy
runs quiet

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Recently got an Xbone. Shocked to discover how hot the system gets when playing games. After having 3 360's die on me from poor heat management (and hearing about Ones having heat issues too), I want my One to be bullet proof to losing it to something as lame and preventable as getting too hot

Without intercooler, system gets uncomfortably hot to the touch. With intercooler, system slightly warms up.

Problem with the Xbox One is it blows hot air straight up and sucks in fresh air through the sides. If placed on a small enclosed shelf on an entertainment center, system will suck the hot air back in and overheat. The Nyko will blow it out and away so this doesn't happen.

Intercooler often continues to blow after system is turned off. I don't know how anyone could complain about the noise unless your ear is right next to it. Quiet.

And yes, I'm paranoid and distrustful enough of Microsoft's manufacturing process to have taken my brand new system apart to replace the thermal compound. Sure enough, the Xbox one's thermal compound is both super cheap junk and not applied properly (too much of it)

Seagate Hybrid Drives ST1000LM014 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs decent-good performance on game systems 08/20/2015

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drives ST1000LM014 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 2.5" Laptop SSHD -Bare Drive

Pros: Snappy performance.
noticeable difference in terms of speed and performance compared to original stock HDDs
So far so good; no issues.

Cons: kinda pricey.
quality concerns (other reviews about SHDDs dying w/in 1 year have me nervous)

Other Thoughts: I'm getting annoyed with modern console gaming. Sticking PC parts in game systems is good, but not when the major manufacturers keep grabbing for the cheapest low quality junk that doesn't have enough space, reduces the performance of the machine, and the savings are never passed on to the end buyer (usually increased).

bought 2 of these drives and popped them into 2 game consoles I own. Difference is like night and day. The PS3 in particular (yes, you can put one in there) is like a different system. Huge improvement. The original 300 gb HDD was complete garbage.


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Display Name: Tom K.

Date Joined: 02/13/04


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  • First Review: 06/17/08
  • Last Review: 08/27/15
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