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MSI R7870-2GD5T/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Not too large very quiet

Cons: None for what it is (which is a legend)

Other Thoughts: Well owning this card for nearly a year I can say without a doubt it's the best newegg purchase I ever made and I have purchases from newegg dating back to 2001 even though they don't have anywhere near all my purchases linked in my profile for some reason (likely my email changes). One of my fist purchases here was the old Soyo Dragon KT 266a motherboard (VIA based).

Back to the MSI HD 7870, I do also own and use a Twin Frozr MSI GTX 660TI that I bought locally from someone upgrading to a GTX 780. I use both an AMD FX 8350 rig and also an Intel I5 4670K rig. I would be fine with either card in either rig and I have tested extensively both MSI cards in both rigs. The HD 7870 is an average of 5-15 FPS slower in most games vs. the GTX 660TI at the same resolutions. However a few games favor the HD 7870 by 5-10 FPS. Keep in mind the MSI GTX 660TI twin Frozer is basically slightly a cut down GTX 670. Right now I have the HD 7870 in the Intel rig and the 660Ti in the AMD system. The HD 7870 is a tad quieter but both cards are remarkably quiet compared to other vendors cards. MSI makes and designs very good cards and very good fan ramping speeds.

It plays any game @ 1680x1050 @ ultra ~ 1080p on high and many games ultra settings at 1080p playable FPS (and then some usually). Rarely does this card dip below 50 in any game even the most demanding.

Also a final note I have no coil wine -- like ever. It's likely a bad card for others complaining about that like the previous review mentioned, and that happens with any vendor unfortunately.

Here is a toast the best video card value possibly ever offered when newegg had this beast @ $130.00.

Acer S241HLbmid  Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Thin & light
-Easy Setup

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: I got this LCD when it was $139.00 so it was a real bargain. Set up out of the box perfectly no issues. I would recommend that a gamer uses DVI and not HDMI as the colors (full on rgb) are better. It comes with all the cables you need and that's very classy of Acer to do that. Big screen & great for gaming & movies I didn't notice any ghosting in 1st person games nor RPG's and i'm definitely a gamer. DVD's look fantastic. This LCD replaced a 22" LG L226-WTQ as my main screen, which is still a very good LCD even after 6 years. Still using it as a second display though. I do highy recommend this Acer 24".

GTX 660ti twin frozr
750w PSU

Logitech Z130 5W Speakers
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Good 05/27/2014

This review is from: Logitech Z130 5W Speakers

Pros: small - light and non intrusive

Cons: Not high end (of course)

Other Thoughts: I use these at night when I get home from work. It's an APT complex so my speakers can't be loud. These actually started sounding much better after some time breaking in. Not much bass to speak of but fidelity is very good at low to medium volumes.

Where this unit really shines is, using onboard realtek sound and using it as a headphone amplifier. It makes simple realtek 892 come alive. Much more volume and punch. Basically negating the need for a separate soundcard. So, if you are in the same boat I'm in where you need to be quiet at night I highly recommend these little speakers.


William B.'s Profile

Display Name: William B.

Date Joined: 06/26/02

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 09/29/13
  • Last Review: 06/30/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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