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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Card! 02/02/2015

This review is from: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 4GB

Pros: -Great price
-Runs most anything on high or ultra settings
-Consistent 60fps on all but the newest, most graphically intensive games and even then the FPS has never dipped below 30
-Quiet even at full load and maxed fans
-Has never overheated

Cons: -Firestorm software could be a bit better

Other Thoughts: Overall it has been a great card. I was a bit wary of getting a 970 because of all the coil whine complaints but so far I only had it happen a couple of times for a few seconds during a loading screen in SRIV. MSI Afterburner is a must, after setting up a custom fan profile there has been absolutely no overheating and coil whine never came back. It runs as fast as it claims both core and boost. I have encountered some annoying issues such as frame skip with CPU intensive games like Skyrim but I'm running a FX-8120 so that's most likely the culprit. Would recommend a processor on the higher end of things to get the most out of the card. All that being said I want a second one for SLI.

Rosewill CAPSTONE-750-M – 750-Watt Modular, Active PFC Power Supply – Continuous @ 122 Deg. F (50C), 80PLUS Gold, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire Ready
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great price, Gold efficiency and modular. I got this to replace an older Rosewill Xtreme that had a lot of issues. This one worked flawlessly out of the box and is virtually silent. More power than what I need but leaves a good amount of room for expansion.

Cons: I would have liked the cables to be a bit longer but that's about it. Had no trouble reaching what I needed it to but would have been able to make things look neater.

ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: UEFI bios is great and easy to use. Audio is pretty good. Plenty of connections on the inside for hard drives and disk drives. USB flash back works great.

Cons: Issues with RAM and temperature

Other Thoughts: I've had issues with the RAM I bought for it (G-Skill Sniper 2x8gb1866), both sticks work great on their own but together the system is very unstable. RAM is not on the QVL so I'm not sure if its the RAM or the Mobo itself, I haven't been able to get a new RAM set to test though. My other issue is that VCORE1 has been getting pretty hot (from my experience) even with minor use such as browsing the internet but a decent side fan in my case has helped a bit.


Austin S.'s Profile

Display Name: Austin S.

Date Joined: 03/28/13

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 08/12/14
  • Last Review: 02/02/15
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