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XFX Double D Radeon R9 270X DirectX 11.2 R9-270X-CDFC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Great graphics card in the $200 range. It ranked 7.9 for graphics on the Windows 7 performance monitor.

Cons: The manual/instructions are terrible. The card comes with a cross fire jumper cable but doesn't mention it at all. When does when use this and when not? If it is always good, why isn't it permanently attached to the card?
The card also has several outputs but the instructions don't mention them. There is a black DVI out and a red DVI out. Are they different?

GWC USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 4-Port PCI Express Card Model PU3040
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Buy a different card 03/11/2013

This review is from: GWC USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 4-Port PCI Express Card Model PU3040

Pros: If you get it to work, you get 4-USB 3.0 ports.

Cons: I was using this with Win XP-32 in one PC. It worked fine and was recognized.
When I pulled it from that PC and connected it to a new PC with Win7-64, not recognized.
Came with beta drivers and less than good directions.
Downloading new drivers (slow site). Latest driver 2.1B.
Haven't yet gotten it to work.

Other Thoughts: First, Device Mgr would give yellow dot for bad drivers but after installing new drivers, it said it was working properly but did not see ext drive or flashdrive.

I also bought the GMYLE (TM) PCI-Express 4 Ports USB 3.0 With 4-Pin Molex Power NEC D0720201 Chipset Control Card Adapter and it worked fine.

Apple Mac mini Mac mini MC815LL/A Intel Core i5 2.3 GHz 2 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Inexpensive solution for those that want a Macintosh but don't want to spend an arm-and-a-leg.

Has an i5 CPU and is fast.

Case is easily opened for RAM upgrade. Comes with 2GB but Apple charges $135 extra for 8GB. Buy 3rd party RAM for about $40 to get 8GB.

With an adapter, you can use any monitor.

Cons: Doesn't come with a CD/DVD requires one to buy either an Apple Superdrive ($79) or another one. I opted for the SuperD because it is slick looking.

Also doesn't come with a keyboard or mouse. I had both already jut the Apple KB is $49.

Other Thoughts: This is a good solution for someone who has an old Mac that wants new hardware but already has the KB, mouse and monitor or someone on a budget.


JOEL P.'s Profile

Display Name: JOEL P.

Date Joined: 12/26/04

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 04/05/08
  • Last Review: 06/12/14
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