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PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DHV4E/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I maybe a lucky one.. the card I got works perfectly. So far so good, it's running Far Cry 3 maxed out, GTA IV 45+ fps, (misc) CODs, MW 3 etc without any issues at 720p and 1080p. Per GPU ID the maximum temperature the GPU has hit so far is 64c load at idle low of 27c. I do however have reasonable cooling and decent airflow plus an exhaust fan for the GPU. 3D Mark 11 6800 and 3D Mark 4900.

In the box you get the card obviously, a driver CD and a quick start manual.. that's all and at this price that's all I need.

Cons: So far there are none, I'm hoping that won't change :-)

Other Thoughts: This card is attached to a Core2Quad O/C@3200Mhz (since 2009) with 6GB DDR2 800, 128GB SSD, 2TB Mechanical HDD with a BFG 650w PSU on Win 7 64 Ultimate.

The card is quite large and requires some space in your case plus at least a 500w (higher is better) PSU.

Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT120G 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Got it on sale, installed easily did a clean install of Windows 7 in no time at all on my desktop. Shows as having only a few hours on the drive. Looks and appears new.

Sold as and rated at 120GB on the box.. reality is... not true.

Cons: Run the OCZ Tool from the OCZ website and you'll see it's rated at 115GB not 120GB as sold. Ok it's only 5GB but still not exactly what's stated on the box. You'll also find you as expected less space once it's formatted. Expect to get in about 107GB of usable space once formatted. My other SSD rated at 120GB delivered 111GB formatted.

Drive is slower vs my other SSD (new 120GB drive) although. To be fair my my other SSD is a newer model rated at SATA6, however my motherboard only supports SATA2. This drive seems to top out at 180mb write speed vs 280mb write for the new SSD. Both where tested with a clean install of Windows 7 and the same basic drivers. Same SATA cable plugged into the same port. It isn't a major con when compared to my mechanical drive.

Other Thoughts: I really can't complain for the price paid I've got a 4 year old (then high end) desktop that boots up extremely fast. Any programs loaded on the drive start in an instant. Well worth the money and assuming it doesn't die anytime soon I'd not think twice about getting another one.

DIYPC MiniQ1-B Black SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case w/ Dual White Fans
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap and looks nice.

Cons: Top drove bay door release hidden on side. No obvious way to install a hard drive without a bracket of some sort which IS NOT included.


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Date Joined: 01/16/06


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