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Pros: 1 Incredible. I came from a Gigabyte Super OC GTX 570. I was blown away. BF4 was what I used, on ultra with the old, I'd peak at maybe 32 - 34 FPS...not bad. This card didn't go below 70 and hit 142, I was blown away. 570 could not use Shadowplay either.
2. Shadowplay Compatible. Get me some of dat Youtube partner program money from video game vids! Joking aside, shadowplay was fun to fiddle with. Turning it on in BF4 was barely noticeable (no slowdown), playback was just as smooth. file sizes were presets but for someone like me who wants to "get in and go" it was great, and sizes weren't bad either...hope something good happens in those time recording limits!
3. Quiet & Cool. 3 fans, quiet & cool under load.
4. OC Guru II - better looking, more info, and seemed better overall than the version used for the 570. Downloaded from website, didn't bother with CD. Drivers I installed with GeForce Experience after remove the old stuff first.
Cons: 1. Price - Paid 699 for it, sure I got 3 free games with it, but that's the most I've ever paid for a card and I got what I paid for in spades. only reason why I took an egg off was the price, wait for a sale or if you can afford it, what are you waiting for?
2. Size, wasn't a problem for me since I can fit a small child in my case, and it wasn't any bigger than the 570, but those with small cases should make sure this will fit.
3. Power usage. New gen stuff will need more power. I bought a 1000k Watt PSU for stuff like this. Make sure you can power it, Uses 2 8 Pin PCIe connectors. I had to use one of the supplied adapters, and my old line (left the 6 pin hanging there). Of the 2 adapters it came with, one was 8 pin, the other 6...odd. People wonder why they have issues with cards restarting, power is usually why.
4. the free games were great, but at 700 something else would've been nice, stickers, mouse-pad, t-shirt, las vegas "lady of the evening" coupon.
Other Thoughts: This is a very, very, very, very early review of the card. Admittedly there is much more time and testing needed along with actually overclocking the card (waited 2 years before oc'ing the 570). Yes, I do like Gigabyte, coming from one, and my MOBO is the same brand too, also I do lean towards NVIDIA and coming from one made upgrading all that much easier. Make sure your CPU doesn't bottleneck it, I have an I5-2500K @ 3.98Mhz. All evaluations could change if it catches on fire tomorrow for example. as of now, I'm very happy and would tell everyone if you have the money, get this.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I've had this for 2 years when I built my new PC. It was intended as the OS boot drive and it served me well. After 2 years it has 1.5 GB left on it, mostly due to windows updates and driver updates. It's time for me to move on to a much larger SSD. I had no issues with the drive for as long as I've owned it. I got it due to the price point, which was still pricey at the the amount of memory. It did the job though.
Cons: Small amount of memory.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Sturdy, nice weight, good grip, wired / wireless capabilities, programmable buttons an 3 profile settings to save
Cons: --Double A rechargeable battery seems "low tech" or very early to mid 1990's.
--Can't make coffee
Other Thoughts: I've had a few logitech peripherals and never had issues with them. For the price i paid for this versus some of the razers, this was a decent choice. People have complained about battery life, I've kept mine plugged in for the most part. I used to own the G7 lazer mouse and that, even though it didn't use a AA battery, had charge issues also, it would go to near death then keep on lasting, this may do the same thing...there's a lot to power with 13 or so buttons.READ FULL REVIEW