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EVGA 02G-P4-2968-KR GeForce GTX 960 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Build quality is superb, the backplate is a nice added touch to this top of the line card.
-Card actually runs a little faster than rated speed. My tuning software show'd this card actually ran at just over 1450mhz right out of the box.
-Stable overclock held at over 1555 for hours of gaming. Not really necessary but it's always nice to know it's got some breathing room.
-SILENT at low temp, hardly audible even under full load. Holds constant at 59-63 degrees during 1080p gaming.
-Reputable manufacturer with pretty decent 3 year warranty. This is my first EVGA card, but it seems well made. I've owned ASUS and XFX branded Nvidia products...

Cons: -Yes, it only has 2gb vRAM and the bus is only 128bits wide. Whatever, it maxes out 95% of what I throw at it now, but a little uncertain about it's future obsolescence..
-Had a driver issue that was quickly resolved by reinstalling Nvidia's newest software.

Other Thoughts: Excellent build quality and performance at a reasonable price. I would compare this card to a Subaru WRX or VW Golf GTI. Sure, there ARE faster cards that will devour this one right off the line, but they also cost at least 50% more. For the price point this is probably the best card available on the market right now.

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ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT Rev. 2 CPU Cooler - AMD, Supports Multiple Sockets, 80mm PWM Fan at 22dBA
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Ran quieter than the tiny, loud, irritating stock AMD fan.

Cons: What's the point of a quieter fan if it can't keep anything cool?
Idle temps on my FX - 4200 were good in the low 30 degree Celsius range but under load it ran to nearly 80 degrees before I shut it down!
Wow, that's bad...

Other Thoughts: Max TDP seems to be 70 watts for this cooler, my CPU is 125 watts. Newegg does not inform you about this in the specs...

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Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Back in the day this was the best. It's still very good.

Ran it against Arctic MX-2 and it ran 1-2 degrees cooler right away, and 4-5 degrees cooler after it had time to "set in".

Cons: Set in period that everyone talks about, it exists.

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Vik P.'s Profile

Display Name: Vik P.

Date Joined: 06/27/10

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 12/13/13
  • Last Review: 04/22/14
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