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This review is from: Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Wii U Games
Pros: Even more content in this game than Arkham Asylum and plays just as well. Having the map up all the time on the Gamepad is very useful. Comes with all the DLC. Also playable using only the Gamepad.
Cons: Batman has no flaws!
Other Thoughts: Seriously awesome. Also available in the eShop but I like physical copies.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100 Black
Pros: Large capacity for a good price, which I'm betting is why you are this page the first place. The speed I get with USB 3.0 is wonderful, the performance you would expect from 3.0. Depending if I'm transferring a lot of files or just one big one I usually see it between 120MB/s and 220MB/s.
First drive was bad, but the RMA is very simple and they provide the option to send the drive to you first, and they don't even ask what's wrong with it. Although, you do have to provide a credit card number so you don't take their drive without returning the old one.
Cons: My first drive caused any somewhat large file that was put on it to become corrupt. It took me a little while before I realized it but sure enough the CRCs wouldn't match and the file would be useless. The Seagate tools that you can get from their website didn't show anything wrong with the drive, so make sure to check your file for corruption when transferring. I now always use TeraCopy to verify that file have been transferred properly and so far so good with the new drive I received.
Also a small con is that you have to plug it into the wall, but that is pretty much unavoidable when dealing with larger hard drives.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am happy with this drive!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This thing works excellent! I'm using this with an AM2 CPU and mobo and DDR2 800 RAM (all about 3 years old) and when I replaced my 8600GT in SLI with this thing, BAM!
It doubled my frame rate on GTA IV, Allows me to play Fallout 3 at Max settings, Crysis runs great on High and about 18 FPS on Max settings, And it just eats everything else I have. (and this is all at 1600x900 resolution)
The Mini-Hdmi carries sound through the Nvidia drivers and PCI-E port, no need to hook up a wire from your Mobo to GFX card.
Cons: My cheap but good 2.1 speakers don't work well anymore. The sound messes up even when I turn off or disable the sound through hdmi on both the Nvidia control panel and Windows sound options. So I have to use my Monitor/TV speakers with HDMI.
This problem can most likely be fixed by using the DVI port instead, but since my Monitor/TV doesn't have DVI and just VGA, I'd rather use HDMI and slightly lower quality sound. Maybe high quality headphones can bring it back up.
Other Thoughts: You don't need the best CPU and ram to run games amazingly, you only need an awesome GFX card, that does most of the work for most game, like Crysis, that game is more video card heavy than anything else, but sure a powerful cpu helps.
My mobo has PCI-E 1.0 and the card still performs well.
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black edition
OCZ DDR2 800 SLI-Edition
Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Scores 6.4 in windows 7 due to PCI-E 1.0 instead of 2.0
I do plan on upgrading the rest of my stuff, but since I'm a big pc gamer and didn't have $ to do them all at once, I figured the gfx should be first, and Right I was.