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ZOTAC ZT-60901-10M GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -not much as a single gpu, but in SLi remains one of the highest rated and best performing gpus to purchase and use in sli. Expect excellent FPS in games like Borderlands 2 with potentially up to 120fps in normal areas with physx on high and anti aliasing off, 60fps in heavy physx based areas. Overvoltage is unlocked, the card can overclock to just over 1100mhz and remain stable, but if you are running sli gtx660s, why bother overclock? You dont need to.

Cons: runs hotter than i expected but certainly not hot enough to worry, the dual fans keep it cool and if you have a good case with good cooling, i wouldnt at all worry about overheating.

Tomb Raider for the pc is an awful mess with these gpus even in sli, you max out at 60fps average running in SLI!!! with Anti Aliasing off and TRESSFX off. That is shockingly low performance and thats 60fps average with nvidias latest driver bug fix designed purely for tomb raiders poor gpu performance. Dont worry though, dual GTX660s still outperform a GTX670. The Tomb Raider game is a serious graphics hog and expect low fps in highly dynamic areas.

Most other games will perform nicely.

Other Thoughts: Overall, for around $400 I dont think you can get better performance from any single gpu or sli/crossfire setup. MSI afterburner shows incorrect data, showed me 550mhz when the card details in gpuz and EVGA Precision X said 993 as it should be. No idea why AFterburner does not show correct data. But, you really shouldnt overclock it as I said earlier if you run sli gtx660s.

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VIZIO VSB210WS 40
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Very nice 08/12/2012

This review is from: VIZIO VSB210WS 40" Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

Pros: No Receiver or Amplifier needed, very efficient
Excellent Sub Bass Quality, very clear and potent
Warm sound, not analytical
Price is lower than expected for quality on this level. Forward Mids, very clear, very smooth highs, surprisingly smooth and not harsh in the slightest. Very large sound stage for a bar.

Cons: No surround sound support, its a great center image and nothing more. Optical input only good for direct connections to your cable box if it supports it, or a dvd/bluray player. This speaker is not a surround sound speaker so Optical is useless on it. Unless you have some type of receiver that can simulate surround sound, its totally useless, even then its likely not going to sound like REAL 5.1 / 4.1 ect ect

Other Thoughts: My first bar would not power on, newegg replaced it. Optical Input is great, but does not support anything over 16bit at 44,000hz, which is bad because i am an audiophile and listen at 24bit 96k .Flac files mostly. With a USB dac and RCA input, you can achieve this no problem, in this case the RCA input option is better for pc use and music files, Optical cannot support HD quality audio despite what nearly everyone says. For movies and surround sound speakers, its the only way to achieve surround sound 5.1. But for lossless music, I am afraid you are stuck with RCA...so get a great USB Dac and a good RCA cable.

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Pretec P240 USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs This is a very good piece of gear 02/26/2012

This review is from: Pretec P240 USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader

Pros: Build Quality is very low, it feels pretty cheap and hallow, its very small as well and the USB adapter that comes with it is just that, a small adapter, no cable so if you need length make sure to get a 3.0 compliant cable. The Input side is not a usb, meaning the adapter that plugs into the device is an odd plug I am not familiar with, which has a standard 3.0 usb port on the opposite side that will plug into the computer. So, a usb to usb adapter or cable cannot be used directly into the device, you must use the adapter that came with it so take care of it and dont lose it, its so tiny. You will have to plug your extension cable ( if you need one ) into the adapter if you want greater length.

30gb in 29 minutes transferred from my mirco SD card to the PC. Not bad at all. No firmware needed, plug and play. All types of SD card accepted, big and small.

Cons: The build quality is the only con I can think of. For this price, a usb 3.0 micro sd card reader is pretty darn good. It feels cheap but it seemed to get the job done without a problem.

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Display Name: Michael P.

Date Joined: 09/17/11

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  • First Review: 02/16/12
  • Last Review: 03/22/13
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