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MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) DirectX 11 N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC 1280MB 320-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: This card is a beast for the price, being that it comes pre-overclocked to 750 MHz this is almost right on with a 570, Bf3 gets a solid 50-60 fps on 1920x1080 with High settings, sometimes dropping into the 40's. Overclocking with MSI afterburner you can easily get to a stable 900 Mhz on the core with +150 mV to the core, and 2200 MHz on the memory. This brings BF3 up to a solid 75-85 fps, never dropping below 60 fps usually. It gets right up there with a 580 and never gets much above 65-70 C.

I messed around with the OC but ultimately left mine stock due to the great stock performance. Someday when I need more speed for next gen games I'll probably overclock it again.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I already had the 290.53 drivers before I installed the card, but it still came up undetected, So I just reinstalled them after it was in and it worked like a charm. Also the fan blades do stick out a bit past the card, one was rubbing on my Hauppauge tuner in the slot right below it, so keep that in mind. I temp fixed this by tilting the tuner card to a bit of an angle.

A side note: I tried the 295.51 beta drivers and had tons of issues in WMC with stuttering video and audio sync issues, rolled back to 290.53 and it works great again.

Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2255 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder
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5 out of 5 eggs Works good.. 01/14/2012

This review is from: Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2255 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder

Pros: Easy to install
Excellent signal pickup

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Not a problem with the card, but using this with WMC on Win 7 x64 with 5.1 surround system, the audio would play for ~20 seconds or so while repeating, then I would get an error about files needed to play were not properly installed. Easy fix is to set Windows playback to either Stereo or 7.1 (you can disable side speakers if you need to) then set WMC audio to 5.1. For some reason with WMC playback set to 5.1 it causes weird issues.. headsup if anyone else has the problem, its easily fixed this way.

APEVIA CVT425 4-Pin Molex to 2 SATA Cable
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5 out of 5 eggs Works good 01/02/2012

This review is from: APEVIA CVT425 4-Pin Molex to 2 SATA Cable

Pros: Works as it supposed to
Matches my Apevia power supply cables
Good quality

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Using this to connect an extra SATA hard drive, havn't had a single problem with it since I hooked it up.


Brandon C.'s Profile

Display Name: Brandon C.

Date Joined: 02/21/09

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 03/02/11
  • Last Review: 02/10/12
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