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HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6870 DirectX 11 H687QNT1G2M 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Decent performance for the price. (when it's not causing a black screen system lock up on certain games)

Cons: Black screens on certain games. It's a common problem with this particular card based on the number of people on gaming forums having the same exact problem on many different setups. I'd RMA but I highly doubt getting the same card will help at all.

The games that it black screens on most are Crysis 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Saints Row The Third, and Battlefield 3. Battlefield 3 is somewhat playable because you can get an hour or maybe a little more in between lockups but the other games I listed are basically unplayable on this card.
I strongly advise you to not get this card. I honestly don't see why they are still being sold with such a widespread problem and no solution.

Other Thoughts: Specs:
i5 2500k
ASUS P8P67 Mobo
Corsair TX750 PSU
Corsair Vengeance RAM 16gb (4x4)
HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon 6870
Rosewill Blackhawk case with adequate cooling

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is an awesome PSU. Plenty of connections and nice for cable management.

Cons: None.

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: What a value. Thank you Corsair.
Nuff said.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Get it while you can.


Bryan C.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryan C.

Date Joined: 01/07/06

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/08/11
  • Last Review: 11/17/11
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