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Far Cry 3 PC Game
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Far Cry 3 04/04/2013

This review is from: Far Cry 3 PC Game

Pros: When it works it's not a bad game.
The only game that I own that has crashed my computer &
Crash it does.

Cons: The game Crashes nearly everytime I play.
There are Audio crashes.
There are Video crashes.
There are poor programming practice crashes.
It causes catastrophic system failures where windows7 steps in to protect my hardware from damage from this game.

Other Thoughts: My opinion at this point? Don't waste your money on it.

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Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLT2KIT4G3D1869DT1TX0
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Wonderful & stable Kit from crucial.
Passed memtest with flying colors.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is My Gamer system
XfX 650w modular power supply
Asrock extreme3 Gen3 Mobo
This memory Kit running fine @ 1866mhz cas9
Intel core I5 3450 quad core
Thermaltake contac 21 cooler using 2 fans & arctic silver
180Gb sata3 intel SSD boot disk & WD 320 GB sata3 platter
Samsung dvd burner ( have 4 of them & zero issues )
MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC video card with latest bios
Acer 1600x900 led flat panel monitor
Logitech Z2300 2.1 speaker system ( still going strong )
soundblaster X-FI titanium sound card
Windows7 home premium 64 bit OS
Case from cooler master I modded for this build
Edimax wireless router & wireless adapters (work great)
Keys & Rodent are wireless from Logitech

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MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The card works well for gaming at 1600x900
which is how I'm using it . Plays Farcry 3 on ultra .

Cons: Initially the card caused Blue screens & Random
system crashes while playing or exiting Farcry 3.
I had put several new components into the system
so troubleshooting was something of a PITA.
It came down to incompatability of the cards Bios.
Found an updated bios on the MSI site and once flashed
with the update the card performs flawlessly . Only problem is the update can only be done in DOS mode.
Fortunately I had a bootable DOS usb flash drive to do
the cards compatability bios update & from then on the
card worked as expected with the most recent Nvidia
driver package available on the MSI site.
If you can't bootup in DOS and need this bios update
your gonna be in sad shape.

Other Thoughts: Took me 2 days to track down the cause of the system instability. Didn't try for the Rebate because of a let down
from MSI on the last card I got from them. It was on sale
when I got it so let it go at that.

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Display Name: john m.

Date Joined: 05/16/05

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 08/27/11
  • Last Review: 04/04/13
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