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ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Huge improvement over my old 4890. Stays very cool. Even at full load under games or furmark the fans never seem to go above 30% and are super quiet.

Overclocks great. So far I've taken it to 1000MHz core clock and 1270MHz memory clock with no problems at all.

Longer warranty than most other brands.

Cons: When I first installed this card my system would not POST. I would get a post code of 2A. Eventually however it would start. Now it works just fine. I have no idea what the problem was.

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GIGABYTE GV-N240D5-512I GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great performance. Doesn't need power connectors. Perfect for a dedicated physx card. Stays cool. Good price. Gigabyte has provided newer bios options. Comes with a black fan shroud instead of the pictured white one, which looks better in my opinion.

Cons: LOUD. UNBELIEVABLY LOUD. I am an enthusiast with a heck of a lot high RPM fans in my case, but I can hear this above them all.

I flashed this card to the latest bios which drops the minimum fan RPM from 50% to 29% but it didn't change the noise at all.

I customized the bios and flashed again. Even at only 20% of its max speed, the fan can still be heard. It is so darn loud.

Doesn't come with the latest bios installed. Which means using a bootable usb drive and NVFlash to flash a new bios to the card.
I cannot imagine an average user figuring out how to flash a vga bios. Common Gigabyte, make it easy on your customers and just give them the latest bios pre-flashed.

Other Thoughts: Tomorrow I'm probably going to pull this card out, take the fan off of the heatsink and just strap a spare 120mm or 80mm case fan to it. I just can't take the noise any longer.

I really really love the performance. I'm using it for a hybrid physx setup with a xfx HD 4890 and it runs Arkham Asylum physx great, but even with the sounds of the game I can still hear the fan.

Again, let me emphasize that I am completely thrilled with the performance of the card.

If the fan was quiet I would immediately rate this as a 5 egg card.... The loss of 3 eggs should give you an idea of how loud the fan is.

I'll point out again that it is the fan. Even at only 20% it is as loud as my 4890 at 100% fan speed.

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Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 80 Plus Bronze.
Some modular cables.
Very quiet fan, I can't hear it at all over the sound of my case fans.
Looks good.
5 year warranty.
Professional reviews have shown it to be capable of providing much more than 750 watts.
Manufactured by Seasonic.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Wish it was fully modular, but I knew what I was getting when I ordered it.
Mailed the rebate around 3/15/10 and received a check 5/28/10.

I had been eyeing the Corsair 750HX, but this was a heck of a lot cheaper but still offered a quality Seasonic build. I am completely satisfied.

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Jamison T.'s Profile

Display Name: Jamison T.

Date Joined: 04/27/08

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 05/28/08
  • Last Review: 03/30/12
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