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ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet whether using the 0-db setting or using a custom curve. The price for performance is amazing and the card is fairly compact compared to other non-reference designs. The single 8-pin means less cable-clutter in your case and possibly greater compatibility with systems that don't support more than one such cable. Monitoring the power-draw at the wall I am only drawing about 350 watts at full load with an FX 8320 and this GPU, both overclocked.

Cons: The single 8-pin seems to hinder the card's overclocking performance. I have for the first time had blue-screens, and I believe it is because the card is not getting sufficient power after overclocking. While monitoring the card in stress test if I turn up the fan then the card's frequency actually drops from the fan's increase in power draw. I am only able to achieve about 1312 mhz core before there simply isn't enough power to push the card any further. I am unsure as to whether the BIOS is preventing more power-draw but I doubt that as I have seen cards with stock BIOS reach higher core clocks.

Other Thoughts: If you aren't planning on overclocking then this card will do just fine, otherwise look elsewhere.

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 80+ GOLD 750W Fully Modular EVGA ECO Mode Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice finish on the PSU itself, not sure what to call it though almost like a speckled matte. Very quiet, I leave ECO mode off so the fan is spinning but I can't hear it. very easy to cable manage being full modular. Prettty decent cable sleeving. Excellent packaging.

Cons: Probably the only con to this is that the cables have capacitors soldered onto them so sleeving might be difficult. From some reviews I've seen for older power supplies the purpose of the capacitors is to help with ripple suppression. Didn't think the added sleeving difficulty was enough to knock off an egg, just be aware of it before purchase.

Rosewill RDRD-11006 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap and they do what I expected them to do.

Cons: Very thin and flimsy metal, difficult to attach to hard drive, no room for rubber spacers to reduce vibration.

Other Thoughts: They are cheap and get the job done (barely). Be mindful if you have a steel case as when the hard drive is mounted the vibration will be transferred directly into the case and can cause annoying rattling sounds (mine is a Corsair C70).


Adam R.'s Profile

Display Name: Adam R.

Date Joined: 01/27/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 03/06/14
  • Last Review: 03/13/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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