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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The things works for the most part

Cons: Well Asus software package is horrible. It will bluescreen of freeze your pc if you install the entire suite. This board is not friendly with AMD overdrive easy over clocker software. I have had nothing but problems with this board from memory not clocking correctly, to the pc not coming out of sleep or going into sleep correctly. Everything is updated and still problems. I will never buy asus mobo boards again.

Other Thoughts: Should have bought Gigabyte Board. Got suckered in on a ram combo deal.

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SPARKLE Magna R-SPI1000GCM 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Its a nice power supply for the money on new egg. I have had zero problems with functionality of the unit.

Cons: This thing is noisy!!!!!

The Noise Killer (thermal fan speed control function) & Low noise and ripple is some kind of marketing joke they all got a good laugh in while writing the manual. This things starts quite during the post and then it just fires up full boar and almost rivals DBs of a well tuned Honda motor with the hood up. I am even considering getting a different power supply because of the noise. I have looked up everything that i could to remedy this but no information on it. I have worked with rack mounted servers that have 10 cooling fans that generate less noise then thing.

Other Thoughts: Calls centers could just could run this power supply in their computers and forget about installing a white noise system.

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SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This card is pretty awesome. all most all games in the past it will blow away with all settings maxed. FarCry 3 it was rockin about 40 -50 fps on all settings maxed. You do have to tweak alot of things to get all the features in order. AMD drivers worked the boost just fine. Overclocks to 1ghz and stays cool in a good case. Saphire's OC program is pretty limited. better to stick with AMD driver's and boost software.

Cons: If you are like me and have a 60hz monitor running 1080 hd resolution you will notice screen tearing in some games because the card blows the on screen FPS way past 60fps. This was a problem in skyrim. once i did some research afterburner has a great fps limiter that made any games that didnt have fps limiter or vsync options that actually worked correctly. once afterburner was configured everything was beautiful smooth with maxed settings.

My card did die on the 38th day of use. It created a short some where on the board and sparks shot out the back end of it. it mostly got damaged either in shipping or the manufacturing process. I could not rma through newegg hence 8 days after 30rma policy. So i had to go through Saphire warranty process which has left me with out a video card for over 2 weeks now. It sucks to know that i payed 300$ for a refurbished card. If it so happens i get shipped a new card i will edit this.

Hopefully AMD will integrate a FPS limiter in there driver software at some point. Nvidea did. it would fix lots of issues.

Other Thoughts: It is a a great card for the money plus farcry 3 is a great game. If you are real ballsy you can OC to 7970 speeds but you best have a nice case with great air flow because it pretty much vents all heat into your case. I was Really impressed with it once i worked my monitor kinks out.

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Display Name: George G.

Date Joined: 07/19/06

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 10/07/08
  • Last Review: 05/21/13
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