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GIGABYTE GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Runs within a very specific fan speed and temperature range which I like. I play Assetto Corsa 1.0.9RC on maximum graphics and it runs around 120-160FPS in a career race with 9 cars. It plays COD Ghosts way better than my GTX760 ever did. I haven't purchased too many new games but I think it'll handle GTAV just fine on my 4K monitor.

Cons: Mine had a little coil whine at the beginning but I actually used it for what it's meant to be used for, gaming, and that went away quickly. It is rather large, I have a Corsair 400R case and it fits just fine.

Other Thoughts: I can't compare it to the GTX980 so I don't know how they would differ in performance.

I also use this card for rendering extremely large SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and ESPRIT files for my engineering work.

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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast, Looks, American, Corsair, Fast, Fast, did I mention fast? Great customer service too!

Cons: Burned after 6 months with BIOS set to stock timings and frequency.

Other Thoughts: This is a follow up to my review of the same name posted on 10/6/2013.

I managed to burn out these sticks of ram under some heavy use. Mostly gaming and solidworks/CAD applications. I think they got too hot and the IC's just melted. Luckily, this issue got me to realize the WiFi driver and PCI card I had weren't compatible along with the Blu-Ray drive I had installed but after that, I finally pulled well over 700,000 errors on these sticks with memtest86 v5.0 and got them RMA'd through Corsair. Quick and painless except for the downtime of my system. Props to Corsair on their wonderfully simple and fast RMA process!

I clocked them in my BIOS to factory timings and frequency. I guess 6 months of good use at factory settings was too much.

Otherwise good stuff, real quick, I like. Is nice.

I might go for some Dominator Platinum gaming grade stuff that comes with the little fan circulator attachment if I burn out my replacement sticks in about 6 months again.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs PSA: if you are receiving a BSOD, check this: 03/28/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Pros: Windows, not apple, not mac

Cons: Specific BSOD event.

Other Thoughts: If you are receiving the BSOD error "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and have some tech knowledge, look in your update history and see if an optional system update "KB2670838" is installed.

If it is, there is a high chance that update is your BSOD causing culprit. Seeing as my system has sped up after taking that update off, it is likely it was my problem.

Happy cleaning!

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Jeffrey B.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffrey B.

Date Joined: 09/21/13

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 10/06/13
  • Last Review: 12/03/14
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