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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-5988-KR 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+ G-SYNC Support Video Card
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great card, stable and fast
Great people to work with.
The customer service reps feel "human". They understand your problems/concerns and are willing to go around the guidelines to ensure your satisfaction.

Cons: Too bad my first card was defective, but I felt valued as a customer following my RMA experience and will buy more EVGA products as a result.

Other Thoughts: Erin Washington & Brandon Slaney are great people to work with.

Erin - she was very understanding and issued me a return label as well as processed my RMA on our very first interaction.

Brandon - great guy, he went through some troubleshooting steps with me and pre-approved my RMA that came a month later. He was also responsible for setting me up with a new replacement product because I expressed concerns with refurbs.

Brandon went as far as asking their shipping department to hold the package for me at an UPS depot because I could not stay home to sign for it.

My new card - no issues, no buzzing, all ports work fine, 6 degrees cooler than the defective one. I'm happy. :)

My favorite thing about EVGA is the people. These guys treat you with respect and feel human during interactions. They are very sympathetic and understand my troubles/woes and went out of their way to make sure I'm happy. They provided me services and support they weren't required to give just to make sure I was taken care of and I'm very thankful for their help.

I will buy EVGA products in the future just for the customer service alone. Thank you guys for being awesome. :)

If I could retract my 3 egg review I would. I would still dock an egg for the defective though. ;)

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 04G-P4-5988-KR 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+ G-SYNC Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Sleek, doesn't sag due to thick pcb and double plates.

Cons: Have issues at stock speeds, requires down clocking.
False advertisement for OC potential

Other Thoughts: I bought this card directly from EVGA within the past month and I've experienced a load of problems.

It was a great experience unpacking this item. The box, brochures, and the card itself are very well presented but the pleasantries end there.

As soon as I hooked up my U2415 monitors I ran into issues. The first mini DP port didn't want to output any signals so I had to use one of the two hot-swap mDP ports.

Within the first day my game crashed due to grey screen. I learned that this is because the card could not handle the default specifications and that it's common for an EVGA rep to ask the buyer to down clock the card around 100 MHz as a "fix".

I also checked for the ASIC value of the chip and found it to be only 68%.

Really? EVGA selects a failure of a chip and puts it in a card that is marketed as an OC beast? Forget about the "extreme cooling" require or whatever fluff you read. You could get yourself a Gigabyte Gaming G1 and OC the heck out of it if you wanted to. At least you won't crash at stock speeds. At least Gigabyte bin their chips.

Dell U2415 Black 24.1
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Accurately Colors
Relatively Affordable

Cons: Could be cheaper
Too slow for gaming

Other Thoughts: I've always wanted a Dell Ultrasharp since I fool around with Photoshop. I was getting tired of my images looking different from one monitor to the next. I needed an accurate reference and the Newegg sale provided an a great opportunity to try one out.

Compared to my 144hz BenQ XL 2411z this monitor brings out more warmth and richness to the pictures. You do not have to do anything (like calibrating color profiles) as this item is factory calibrated.

I personally think the accurate colors make everything I do on my desktop more enjoyable, however, you might want to think twice if you've ever used a 144 Hz monitor.

The Ultrasharp is SLOW by comparison. You will notice more motion blurs. Some fast animations in video games outright skip around (for example, Kalista's hopping doesn't seem as smooth/fluid).

Vs a TN panel you're basically trading accuracy for speed, and for me accuracy is much more preferred. I like my games looking prettier than running smoother ha!

At any rate, I'm really liking this monitor. I think Newegg's sale price of $239.99 is more reasonable given 2560 x 1440 will be the new norm soon. I wish Dell would make a version without all the extra USB ports and cut the cost down a notch for people that do not require the extra fluff.


Jay L.'s Profile

Display Name: Jay L.

Date Joined: 07/26/11

  • Reviews: 30
  • Helpfulness: 15
  • First Review: 07/29/11
  • Last Review: 09/03/15
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