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Pros: Easy installation, came with drivers, cool color scheme, stays cool, and when it does work, it works pretty well.
Cons: Within two weeks of using this card, it would shutdown on me every so often, but it would recover itself and come back online. I didn't really think much of it, that is until a couple of nights ago when it shutdown my entire computer. Computer could not be booted passed the Windows 7 splash screen.
I took the card out and booted to the onboard VGA card with no problem. Everything is great, my graphics aren't as good, but my entire system is fine. Just to be sure, I check all my updates, BIOS flash and the like, and everything is fine.
With hope, I installed the card again and tried to boot it. No dice. Just shuts the system down after the splash screen.
I contacted Newegg for a refund or replacement, but because I don't have the original box (who keeps boxes?) they won't honor the RMA. They recommended I contact the manufacturer. I live deep in the woods and have no service here, so I sent them an e-mail as well. I still haven't heard back.
As it stands now, I have a $250 brick.
Other Thoughts: I would definitely give this card another shot. It ran pretty good when it did run. For $250 though, I would expect newegg would forget about a 10 cent box and replace it. Either way, I'm at a loss.
If something changes, I will update. If not, i'll never purchase another item from newegg.
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes
Pros: Works very well. Keeps my processor quite cool. Comes with all needed equipment, even a little tube of thermal grease.
Cons: Only con I can think of is the size. The thing is big. Stretches from my motherboard to the outside of my case.
Other Thoughts: I should note that AMD's idea of a heat sink mount is ridiculous. You do sort of have to hold it all together, at just the right pressure, at the right time. If the sun and moon are aligned, if your deity likes you, and you ate your Wheaties, you might be able to get it mounted.
That's on AMD though, not CoolerMaster.