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HIS H675FS1G Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Lasted for almost 2 years, ran most games / apps smoothly, stayed pretty cool

Cons: Loud fan, HDMI output resolution just a tad off, a fair number of blue screens brought on in its last few months of life

Other Thoughts: Was looking for a mid-range card for my budget build in 2012 and this card looked alright. It performed OK, but the resolution from the HDMI output was always off (tried multiple monitors and even threw the card in a different box, same result - black bars or a stretched picture on monitors that were native 1080p). The issue never went away with driver upgrades, and I mostly used a VGA monitor on the card anyway (which worked fine?), so I never really investigated further. Fan was louder than I was used to, but it managed to keep the card cool. In the past few months, my PC would bluescreen and throw fault codes related to the graphics chipset on occasion... about a week ago, the card died completely. Not really upset, I got my money's worth out of it, and it was time to upgrade anyway.

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Speedy and reliable

Cons: Too thick to fit in my netbook (but it's not intended for a netbook anyway).

Other Thoughts: I've had this drive in my desktop setup for about 2 years now, got it for a great price back in 2012, looks like the price hasn't stayed so low. Has all the speed you would expect from an SSD, and I have had absolutely no issues. Was running Win 7 Pro, upgraded to 8.1 Pro without a hitch, boot time is even quicker with 8. With a separate HDD for data, the 120GB size is ideal for the OS and apps.

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Reliable! 11/27/2013

This review is from: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: 2.5 years and it's still going strong

Cons: Pretty outdated by today's standards

Other Thoughts: Great board. The BIOS is a little weird, but it works. It's not UEFI, but that's fine by me. I used this board in a PC running Ubuntu in an HTPC setup for about a year without issues on the integrated graphics. Now its running Windows 7 for general web browsing, etc. Works like a charm.


Johnathan R.'s Profile

Display Name: Johnathan R.

Date Joined: 12/06/10

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 05/21/11
  • Last Review: 05/31/14
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