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Pros: Great for overclocking and a lot better than stock cooling but....
Cons: These do NOT fit my nvidia GTX 670 cards. These cards have a different board layout than the older 570, 470, etc on which these fit fine. Many of the GTX670 cards I looked at had a similar layout to the MSI cards I have and this will not fit any of those.The VPU is more towards the middle of the card so to line up the heat sync, the fan has to be moved way back, causing it to hang past the end of the card and not even cover the front part. Based on the card layout I would guess it does not fit on the higher model cards either since they use the same spec board.
Other Thoughts: These units are great if you have an older 400 or 500 series nvidia video card, but anything in the 660 range or above and you will be out of luck as the CPU is not located in the same place on the newer cards.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: WD My Cloud 2TB Personal Cloud Storage WDBCTL0020HWT-NESN
Pros: Purchased to store large video files on the network as opposed to my PC. Tried this because someone recommended. Unit was fairly easy to setup and get working. Simple web interface for novice users. The external USB port is a nice feature as well.
I heard complaints about transfer rates but I have a gigabit network at home and found them to be pretty acceptable. I moved 90gb to the unit in about 35 mins. I also have a dual band HD wifi setup which I highly recommend if you move a lot of data and need to be wireless.
The USB port does not allow traditional uploading of data via the USB port on your pc. You MUST\ move your data over the network. However it does support gigabit so if your network is gigabit (mine is) it goes pretty fast.
Cons: Plugging a USB drive into the external port does expand your storage, however I have only been able to read the drive, not write to it. I can only write to the internal storage. I get an error every time I try to write even after trying several drives. The unit offers no options or drive utilities for the external drive so instead of transferring all my movies to the internal drive, I copied them to the USB drive (since it's read only when attached) and can add keep free space on the internal drive. I'm not sure what the story is regarding write access on the USB port . I have to call WD to get an answer I suppose since the unit comes with very little documentation and the integrated help is somewhat weak. I couldn't even find much on the WD web site regarding these specific models
I mentioned the simple web interface. But I feel it's a little too simple and lacks some extra security features. I feel it should offer an advanced settings for users who know what they are doing and need a little more security.
Other Thoughts: That being said, it's a pretty good deal for fast network storage. For another $30 you can get a 3TB unit. I do wish it offered some advanced settings and more options for that external USB attached drive so you can write instead of read only.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Extremely fast for a single card solution. Running Arkham Origins at all settings max at 1920x1080 with average 114 FPS. This thing doesn't mess around.
Also, these 670 cards are more powerful and use less power than the 470 and 570 cards, of which I own both, all by MSI. Does not get above 70 even at 99% cpu usage with standard cooling.
Cons: None so far. Uses less wattage than the GTX570 it replaced and is extremely quiet even at full cpu usage.
Other Thoughts: I ran Dual GTX470's for quite some time before upgrading to a 570 SLI setup. Both the 470 and 570 cards had to have the stock coolers replaced with Arctic Liquid coolers to keep from overheating in my case, even at stock speeds. A single card would idle at about 54 degrees (Close to 70 at load). This 670 idles at 32 degrees in my system stock.
I've bought MSI cards for many years because they've always been reliable. Even when they have an issue, their 3 year warranty will take care of that.
I have a 2nd one of these on the way so I will post a follow up as to how well it works in SLI mode with stock cooling.
Intel i7-950 @ 4.2Ghz - Corsaid Hydro H80
EVGA X58 - 132-GT-E768-RX
Corsair Vengeance 12GB 2000Mhz DDR3
Corsair 600T Tower Case
Corsair TX850 Power Supply (850w)
Dual MSI GTX570 N570GTX-M2D12D5/OC - Stock Clock / Dual Arctic Accelero Hybrid Cooling
Yeah, sweet, I know.