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Pros: no coil whine, no unusual fan sound, quiet, cool running, at fan speed as high 66% sound is below my ambient room noise level. Good overclocker if you want to OC.
[Please be patient and read my comments below; I apologize for their length, however, it is information many people want and informative to all.]
Older motherboards may have to have BIOS updated to the latest version. [I have a 2 1/2 year old motherboard, Gigabyte Z77X-D3H v1, and I had to flash the motherboard BIOS before this card would work.]
Other Thoughts: * Core 1026 [1114 boost], Memory 1753 [7010 effective]
Room Temp: 21C [70F] @ Idle, During Benchmark 21.7C [71F]
Idle: Core 28C [ 7 degrees above room temp !] Fan speed 13% and silent
Load: [running Unigine Heaven Benchmark] Core 58C, Fan speed 66%, power 82 Max, 78 Avg
Heaven Benchmark overclock run at a mild OC, I did not want to increase volts:
Afterburner Settings: Core +150, Memory +350, NO volt increase
Core: 1176 MHz [Boost 1264 MHz, reached 1340 MHz during bench]
Memory: 1928 MHz [7712 effective]
Heaven settings: DX11, Quality Ultra, Tesselation Extreme, AA x8, Resolution 1920x1080 [my screen resolution]
System Specs, relative to test:
Case: Cooler master 922 HAF
CPU: Intel i5 3570K @ 4.0GHz for Heaven Benchmark
GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning LE
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM: G.Skill CAS 9, 16GB
I did not try to find the highest stable OC without manually increasing voltage, I wanted to find a safe number that would permit this card to last many years.
Fan speed is set to manual using MSI Afterburner. As a comparison, here are the stock numbers for the more expensive *Non-LE version of this card: GPU Core 1203, Memory 1774 x4 = 7096 effective.
Tests were done on my system, it is not specially set up for maximum benchmarking numbers for any benchmark, in other words, it is not a clean install of Win 7. I have been using this setup for a long time and have programs running in the background - just like the average computer user.
Pros: Outstanding longevity
Comes with screws [black fan does not]
Other Thoughts: Before purchase, check the specifications to make sure this will fit your case. Some case manufacturers have hole placement in different locations.
I built this computer about 3 years ago and decided to pick up an extra 200mm fan, just in case one eventually failed.
I overclock using air coolers and these fans have performed in an outstanding manner keeping my case cool.
This review is from: APC BR1500G Back-UPS Pro 1500 VA 10 outlets Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Pros: Great back-up unit. It does what it is supposed to, and more.
Lots of connections and USB communication with your computer to show status of both the UPS and PC.
Other Thoughts: Almost everything you need to know has already been said by other reviewers here. You do need to know if your power supply can function without a pure sine wave, most can, a few have problems and some older PSUs required pure sine wave power. This unit provides power utilizing a stepped sine wave.
-- And, PCs are supposed to be simple to use..., so goes the 30 odd years old mantra from marketing.
I have had this between 2 and 3 years. Battery has not needed replaced.
I need something like this to keep my PC hardware safe and last longer. This is especially important because I overclock the CPU and video card, that places more demands upon the power supply. This unit provides protection for the PC power supply, which in turn runs everything in it and is responsible for stability. As nm tech shrinks this becomes more and more important because it is more electronically fragile.
I use quality PC components, which means high cost, and I want to protect my investment. I only have one video card, an AMD R9 290, so my Seasonic Platinum 660 watt does a great job - I just want components to last longer.
I did have a problem with a previous model, but none from this one. That is why I do not purchase PSUs from Newegg [although I have spent many thousands of dollars in gear from them]. I bought my APC BR1500G from Office Max, if anything is wrong they are local.