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CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A2000C9
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The RAM has been very stable and worked right out of the box (no DOA's)
- Fast
- Large capacity
- No tall heat spreader (I've had plenty of troubles with tall heat spreaders & my CPU heatsink before)

Cons: As mentioned with other reviews, this isn't going to be stock 2000MHz with AMD. You'll need some OC'ing to bump it up on an AMD platform.

Other Thoughts: I have 2 sets of these (16GB total) and haven't any problems with any of the sticks. I haven't pushed these to 2000MHz just yet, but I do plan to soon.

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) DirectX 11 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Fast, but you should already know that if you're looking at this card
- Nice being able to have up to 6 monitors off of one card (goodbye my need for Crossfire)
- This card is actually pretty quiet, even under load.. I'm impressed
- As imfloatingaway mentioned and as with most of the higher end ASUS cards, this is very nicely packaged. Reminds me of when I buy Razer gear.
- Newegg did a great job shipping (as always!)

Cons: - After 2 monitors, Eyefinity requires an active DP converter per extra display that is not DisplayPort ready (e.g. dvi/vga/hdmi) which is pricey (~$100/each adapter).
- Although not a con and becoming somewhat typical, this card is very long (the specs say 9", but its actually 11.5" long)

Other Thoughts: Remember, if you want more than 2 monitors and you're running vga/dvi/hdmi - you'll need the ACTIVE adapter. The passive ones will not work. I haven't found any on newegg, but you can find them at other stores (hint hint newegg!) Overall, I'm pleased with this upgrade (Crossfired 4890s -> 5870 Eyefinity)

HIS Radeon HD 2600XT DirectX 10 H260XTF512DDN-R 512MB 128-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: A nice price for a decent card. Even though ATI's CCC doesn't recognize that the memory is 1400MHz, it DOES run at that (most tuners confirms this.)

Cons: Overheats way too easy. I was running everything stock, and reaching temps of 105C. This was fixed with a new GPU cooler I bought (Zalman VF1000)

Other Thoughts: I crossfired 2 of these, and I'm able to run most games on high quality, full screen (1680x1050), getting 30+ FPS. I was able to get same quality from one card, but under 30FPS.

It's a good card, but I would recommend looking into putting your money towards a higher end one, especially the new 3870s.


Philip L.'s Profile

Display Name: Philip L.

Date Joined: 09/17/06

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 04/14/08
  • Last Review: 12/26/10
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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