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This review is from: Microsoft Xbox 360 Special Edition Camouflage Wireless Controller
Pros: Improved D-Pad feels great. Improved thumbstick grips feel great. Nice Camo design. Links up well with my PC receiver. Wireless connection is solid and stable on my PC, I haven't lost connection once.
Cons: Had to return the first one because the right thumbstick drifted, which was noticeable in certain games. What happens is in an FPS game my character will keep turning all on it's own, even when I'm not touching the thumbstick. The replacement controller has the same problem although not quite as bad. My old 360 controllers don't do that for the right thumbstick, although the left thumbstick on one of my old controllers drifts. This is a quality control problem from Microsoft, as this drift has been a known issue for years on all their 360 controllers whether they are regular ones or special edition. Basically you have to get lucky to get one where neither thumbstick drifts. It cost me $7.50 to ship this camo controller back to Newegg, which is a significant chunk of money. Newegg was fast in sending the replacement.
Other Thoughts: Not sure what to tell you. Xbox 360 controllers are the best and most comfortable controllers ever made, and the special edition gives some very nice improvements, but on any of the Xbox 360 controllers whether they are regular or special edition, you could have drift on one of the thumbsticks (or both) unless you get lucky. Again, it's only noticeable in certain games with tight dead zones. I've only used this controller on my PC so far. I took off 2 stars for the drift problem.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Black USB 2.0 Wireless Gaming Controller Receiver Adapter For Xbox 360 Xbox360
Pros: Works perfect. No lag. Fully functional. Long Range. Works just like when I play my xbox. Do yourself a favor and watch the youtube video on installing the windows drivers and it's a piece of cake.
Only took 3 days to get it.
YouTube Title: "Install drivers for Xbox 360 Wireless Controller PC Receiver [HD]"
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a very nice GTX660 ti. Cool, quiet and fast. This comes factory OC which I like. I personally like this over the PE edition because imo the single fan keeps it quieter. You can oc the PE edition more because of the duel fan set up, but a few youtube videos should convince you that if you go too overboard the fans will sound like jet turbines in your computer. I prefer quiet to a few extra frame rates.
This card looks good, looks and feels solid, has great software if you want to oc it even more, etc. So far runs all my games nicely without any crashes. To be honest, all I did was install the card and download the newest driver from the nvidia website. I didn't even us the driver cd yet, although I think I did pop it in and the setup menu was messed up. But I know the afterburner software is on the MSI website so no biggie.
Cons: This card is big, not huge but a little bigger than my GTX 550 ti was and smaller than my GTX 7950 was. I have a roomy mid tower ATX case and it fit no problem.
Would give this 5 eggs no problem, but will only give it four because the assassins creed program requires a bloatware download and software running in the background in order to run. So IMO, that's not free and because of this I decided not to load that garbage on my computer. Free would be if the game was through Steam or if they gave you a working disk. Frankly, I think Nvidia would rather you didn't download the game as they probably have to pay ubisoft a couple of bucks per download. It's disappointing because I was looking forward to that game.
192-bit will probably force us to want to upgrade again in a few years. Not cool. But for now handles 1080p very well.
Other Thoughts: You can use max setting on most games @ 1980x1020 but on some games your minimum framerates may dip below acceptable levels too often. On games like Batman Arkham City, Serious Sam 3 BFE edition, or even Borderlands 2, you may have to back off a setting or two to keep the min frames above 30 and the average at 50-60. I've found that PhysX at normal instead of high helps, and the Nvidia FXAA can be adjusted to taste. Stuff like TSAA and that can also be turned off is they are spendy on resources and don't give much in return. But this card will run most games on super high settings with blazing frame rates.
This card is also amazing for older titles like Far Cry 2, Half Life 2, etc. You can max out everything with all the eye candy on and they run at a consistent 60 fps with v-sync on. You can find these games on steam for dirt cheap. This card has made my computer into the most fun gaming rig I've ever owned.
AMD FX-4300 VISHERA 3.8 GHZ AM3+ 95W QUAD CORE
G.SKILL SNIPER SERIES 8GB (2X4GB) 240-PIN SDRAM DDR 3 1866
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3+ AMD 970 SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD MOBO
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM SP1 64-BIT - OEM
SEAGATE BARRACUDA ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0GB/s internal HD
RAIDMAX BLACKSTONE SERIES RX-700AC 700W POWER SUPPLY
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS BLACK SATA 24X DVD BURNER
MSI N660 TI - 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB