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Pros: Double dissipation helps it run cooler
Can run anything I throw at it

Cons: HUGE
Power Hungry (Needs both 8-pin and 6-pin power plugs)

Other Thoughts: I upgraded to this card from an XFX 4GB R9 270X (also a good card), but this thing just screams. I can play Mad Max completely and utterly maxed out and it maintains 60fps+ without any hiccups. Just Cause 3 at 1080p maintains 45-60fps with nearly everything maxed after the newest update.

Even during heavy gaming, my GPU temp never goes above 60 degrees, and the fans aren't terribly loud but you WILL hear them if your PC is fairly close by.

Make sure your case is spacious, this is a big card and it is literally 1/10th of an inch away from touching my drive bays.

Either way, it's a great buy and should last in my rig for a few years until the HBM cards become more affordable.

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HIS iCooler Radeon R7 260X DirectX 11.2 H260XFN2GD 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Runs nice and quiet
Easy-to-use overclocking software

Cons: See Below

Other Thoughts: I'm not exactly super impressed with this card.

It runs the old stalwarts like gold. Serious Sam 3 is nearly maxed out and runs like liquid, however up and comers like DayZ and Rust still need to be scaled back a bit to run decent.

DayZ barely keeps 30fps on 1600x900 with normal textures, and Rust is really jittery on 1080 with middle range quality.

If you're looking to spend $130 on this card, I'd drop an extra 50 on an R9 card to make the upgrade worth it.

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VisionTek Candyboard Keyboard with Touchpad and Built in IR Remote 900507 Black USB RF Wireless Mini Keyboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Internal rechargeable battery
Decent Range
Shuts off automatically after a couple minutes idle
Has backlit buttons for easy use in the dark
Plug and play
Lasts for weeks on a single charge

Cons: Hyper-sensitive mousepad (hard to adjust)
Feels lightweight for it's construction
USB receiver must be facing the remote, or else it disconnects randomly
It's a little pricey

Other Thoughts: Another reviewer mentioned it was hard to use "CTRL+ALT+DEL". This isn't true since it has that shortcut as "Fn+Enter", it says it in blue lettering right on the Enter key.

Either way, if you want a full functioning keyboard and trackpad all in one little device, this is it. The trackpad is about 2" x 2", so when only using your thumb to navigate it, it's a surprisingly decent amount of space to move the cursor. Doesn't work real well for intricate cursor movements, but I've been playing XCOM with it and so far it works pretty well.

The construction does feel a little cheap, but the buttons are pretty responsive with an audible clicking and don't feel spongy at all. Overall, it's about 2.5" x 6" in total size, about as wide as a smartphone but a little longer.

I can see myself moving on to something better when it comes around, but until that happens, this is probably the best HTPC remote out there for the money. It might cost a little more than you would want to pay, but it's functionality makes it worth it.

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Display Name: Dustin U.

Date Joined: 12/19/09

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/06/14
  • Last Review: 12/22/15
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