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GIGABYTE Radeon R7 370 DirectX 12 GV-R737WF2OC-2GD 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: The awesome:
1- No conflict posting this review since the large e-retailer whose review team I joined does not directly sell Gigabyte products
2- Ultra fast Newegg rush processing
3- Newegg 1 business day shipping/FedEx
4- ***AS OF TODAY AMD RELEASED NEW CRIMSON EDITION DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS & LINUX*** (no issues at all with the Linux x86_64 Crimson driver)
5- Excellent Gigabyte OEM packaging
6- Whisper quiet fans
7- Metal back plate
8- Sweet price
9- This card is capable of running Secondlife @ approx. 105 FPS (See other thoughts)
10- Runs cool
11- IF I suffer fan(s) failure I know for a fact Gigabyte will send @ no charge replacement fan(s) unlike EVGA who requires you to RMA the card back to them (take notes EVGA on what brand I did NOT purchase...again)
12- 3 year warranty
13- NO mini HDMI
14- AMD Linux x86_64 Crimson driver: Graphics card Memory clock-1400MHz...Memory bandwidth: 179.2 Gbytes...Core clock: 1015 MHz

Cons: The dislikes:
1-The back plate is a little long along the bottom of the card making it tricky to see if you have the card seated properly in the PCI-E slot before pressing it into place
2- It was not free :)
3- Not included: DVI to VGA adapter and Crossfire bridge

Other Thoughts: I just could not pass up this card considering its specs/features and price. As of 11/24/15 AMD has released **NEW** drivers for Windows & Linux: Crimson Edition. The Linux x86_64 driver was easy to install & works perfectly. Here is the system I installed this killer card in:

AMD AM3+ FX-4100 CPU oced to 4.1 GHz/core (cool n quiet, C1E & Turbo Core disabled...FSB set @ 215....CPU multiplier set @ 19)- stable on stock voltages

Crucial 8 GB 1333 MHz RAM oced to 1467 MHz (2x4 GB)

MSI 760GM-P21 (fx) motherboard


Western Digital 250 GB SATA hard drive

Rosewill HIVE 750 watt modular psu (Newegg)

Gigabyte GV-R737WF2OC-2GD graphics card (Newegg)

Ubuntu (Linux) 14.04.3 LTS x64 operating system (NO core parking or core scheduling issues with AMD FX-4100 CPU unlike Windows operating systems)

APEX case with CPU side duct vent

RocketFish hi-perf CPU fan/heatsink

Latest AMD driver: Crimson Edition Linux x86_64 driver connected via HDMI cable to 32” LED 720p HDTV resolution set @ 1280x720 16:9
I was clocked today in Secondlife by a simulation rep @ approx. 105 FPS with the above system using the latest Firestorm Linux x64 viewer. FYI another SL user with a stock Intel i7 and Nvidia GTX 750ti card was clocked @ 100 FPS using Windoze 10 x64. Although I have purchased some Intel products recently I have to say the above combo packs a HUGE wallop !! The only regret I have is that my motherboard does not have two PCI-E slots (crossfire) so I could buy another one of these cards and crossfire them! Eggcellent price/awesome card!!!

Rosewill ARC-450, ARC Series 450W Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, Single +12V Rail, Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The good:
1- After sending Newegg a "bogus" issue-review (yes I test e-retailers) about this power supply on the last day of their return policy I got an e-mail letting me know Newegg would provide a shipping label for me to return it.
2- NO coil whine
3- Fan is quiet
4- Stable voltages
5- No system crashes
6- 80 Plus Bronze
7- Although used daily no issues at all
8- Included were five 4" zip ties
9- Braided cabling is long enough for any pc case

Cons: Only one issue:
This is my **final** Newegg review (please see other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: This power supply is a great product @ a reasonable price. It is quiet, efficient, adequate length braided cabling and provides stable power. Yes, this is my last Newegg review; due to the fact I have been "hand picked" by a large major e-retailer to participate in their newly formed review program, so it would be a conflict of interest to continue posting here.

Microsoft Windows 10 Home - 64-bit
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Final Update 09/28/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 10 Home - 64-bit

Pros: It was easy to remove

Cons: A multitude of security holes and Edge web browser crashes (see other thoughts)...Win10 is a huge personal identity gathering device. Hey, Microsoft what part of a desktop does not need an "apps" window did you not understand from masses who said "NO" to them on a desktop pc??? Apps = smart phone/tablet

Other Thoughts: My wife was using our projector & downloaded some site that took total control of Edge browser & installed massive amounts of spam-ware although Win10 firewall & Win10 "defender" were on. Also, all security settings on Edge were on too. I agree with another post: for those who are tech savy it is time to walk away from Microsoft. Win10 is a CPU/RAM hog (looking @ approx. 2 GB RAM used up with all essential programs installed & really bogs down your CPU.) When you compare Win10 x64 to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS x64 Ubuntu uses a mere approx. 786 MB of RAM with lots of programs installed and very little of your CPU resources. There was a lot of hype before official release of Win10, so I had to try it & do an "unbiased" comparison between it & Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS x64. After first hand seeing ALL the garbage that must be disabled to ensure my privacy, Edge crashes, sites able to find holes in OS/Edge browser and what happened while my wife was surfing the Net I deem Win10: Windows Vista ver. 2.0... I removed Win10 from our projector setup & installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 in it and returned the 3-d glasses I purchased (latest Ubuntu-Nvidia driver does not support 3-d...yet) I placed the DVD i wasted burning off Win10 where it belongs: in the trash. I have lowered my rating to a 2 egger. I know all the MS drones will not like the truth of this final review. One poster said he liked all "uneducated ppl/negative reviews." You can toss this one that pile. FYI dude it is spelled "Linux" in case you can spell google to research it. :) IF you are using Win7 I'd keep it til MS stops support of it!


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Display Name: Billy H.

Date Joined: 12/27/11

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 11/24/15
  • Last Review: 11/24/15
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