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NVIDIA Pick 1 of 3 GAMES: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew (Up to $59.99 Retail Value)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Meh

Cons: Got the game finally... Then UPlay messed up my desktop icons with the manipulation of the DSR, crashed the game and gave me a blue screen... So I uninstalled everything associated with the game (The Crew, UPlay) and I set the DSR to "OFF" and I am back to blissful ignorance of anything to do with UPlay, save to my bad memories of the whole dam process.

Other Thoughts: If the only games in the world were UPlay games, I would become a "former gamer".

MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: No coil whine, no sound at all.

Cons: White MSI logo? But that can be turned off... plus it's adjustable to several presets for those who don't mind the white color.

Other Thoughts: No sound from coil whine, no fan noise and the card rarely goes over 62ºC even during benchies. I like this much more than my EVGA GTX 770 2GB I had and certainly more than those cards in SLI. Had one OC edition and the other was regular and both had the ACX cooler (1.0). Those could get warm at 78ºC + and the Precision X was pretty bad as it would apply random settings after each computer restart. The 970 benched 300 to 400 points higher in Unigine heaven bench's. Prob going SLI with this for the WOW factor, both in looks and performance.

Rosewill 120mm Computer Case Fan (Case Cooling Fan) - Black Frame & 4 Red LEDs, Fluid Dynamic Bearing, Silent Fan with LP4 Adapter; RNBL-131209R
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Muted color, lots of air movement, 2000 rpm so it does blow. Price is great and these have run 12-16 hours at a time for months so they are reliable, or can be... :-).

Cons: Muted color if you were looking for a bright red, glowing case. I'm using an LED strip for that red glow looks and these fans just add to it without being nuclear. With 6 of these blowin' strong it can be a bit of wind driven noise but the one running at the back full blast 24/7 it is A-OK. I have a fan controller and can push the fans up to full cool if needed but 55% is good for most applications.

Other Thoughts: 5.99 current price is a no brainer.


Charles E.'s Profile

Display Name: Charles E.

Date Joined: 12/06/11

  • Reviews: 21
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 01/12/12
  • Last Review: 01/21/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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