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This review is from: NVIDIA NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Model 942-11431-0007-001
Pros: MIND BLOWN by some games!!!
Incredibly immersive experience compared to 2D!
Well worth the investment!
Once you adjust, IT IS A COMPLETELY NEW AND DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE!
Cons: You cannot have light sources, such as lamps, on behind you while you use the glasses. This is because the large lenses are very reflective and will cause significant eye strain as a result of the harsh reflections of light on the glass. This is a slight issue with my particular setup, since my PC doubles as my living room entertainment center and we have two lamps that must remain off when I’m using this kit.
Not compatible with all games, but nothing’s perfect, and this isn't necessarily the fault of NVIDIA or the glasses.
Not too big of a deal, but…the glasses use IR to communicate with the emitter wirelessly, and this interacts with my Media Center remote control emitter. While I didn’t notice any difference or interference during gameplay, I did notice the activity light on my Media Center remote emitter was either flashing or constantly lit.
Other Thoughts: I paired this NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 kit with the ASUS VG248QE, and the result is PHENOMENAL! I had read all the reviews, and expected to have to adjust to the new visual experience a bit before being able to fully enjoy it. Don’t expect to be able to just install and “hit the screen running” with this kit. There was a slight learning curve involved with training my eyes to properly focus on the individual objects being rendered, instead of simply focusing on the single depth of the screen itself, but once that is achieved, the experience quickly becomes incredible! Just give yourself a few days or so, it is well worth it! Be sure to adjust the 3D depth to really see your content gain 3D realism! One more thing to keep in mind is that NVIDIA’s control panel also has a checkbox to enable the additional 3D hotkeys. This unlocks a few features, including the ability to adjust the convergence (the overlay of the two images); some games really benefit from slightly adjusting this setting. NOTE: It is very easy to adjust the convergence far too much one way or the other, but this can just as easily be corrected or reset.
Once you allow yourself some time to adjust to the new, and MUCH BETTER way of seeing you content, NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 is the key to a much more immersive experience! So far, I have been absolutely blown away by Just Cause 2, Batman: Arkham Origins (Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are just as great in 3D), and Crysis 2 while using this kit! With my beast of a rig, I even play Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag with everything, including all DX11 features, maxed out while in 3D, and it has great potential. The only thing holding AC4 back is the current inability to fully disable shadows (they don’t render properly in 3D :( ). I also use PowerDVD 12 Ultra to view Blu-rays, videos, pictures, and YouTube in stereoscopic 3D!
After my experience with this kit, I definitely plan to play every game possible in full stereoscopic 3D from now on; the difference is just that awesome!
Pros: Incredibly powerful out of the box.
Auto-overclocks to levels not even needed yet (at least at 1080P).
Came with 3 awesome games for free!
Runs Batman: Arkham Origins and AC: Black Flag flawlessly (very high frame rates, well above 60FPS) with EVERYTHING MAXED, including all DX11 features.
Runs very quietly, no water cooling needed for a quiet & powerful system. I can personally vouch for EVGA's ACX cooler!
EVGA's Precision X software allows for convenient in-game monitoring of clock speeds, voltages, usage percentages, and temp (no third party software needed)!
I ordered this card as soon as the price dropped and the 3 free game bundle was added, what a deal! (was overpriced like crazy before) -don't waist money on the Ti yet...
Now I'm just ready for a new 3D-capable monitor & 3D Vision 2!
Cons: NONE so far!
Other Thoughts: I added this beast of a card to my BEAST of a system and, let's just say that it really blew me away as soon as I fired up the first benchmark and the first game! This completed an already blazing machine to make it completely obliterate everything I'll throw at it for quite some time! VERY pleased with this card so far, and now I'm just looking forward to either a higher than 1080 res or a 144Hz 3D monitor with NVIDIA's 3D Vision 2 kit soon! (might wait for NVIDIA's G-sync)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is the best CPU out there as far as power, performance, and future-proofing.
Cons: PRICE!!!!! It is obviously ridiculously overpriced, even for the best CPU there is.
Other Thoughts: I have really been waiting a LONG time for my current build. I'm an IT professional during the day, so I'm not just the average spoiled kid who likes to have the best. I actually know the value of good hardware.
My last PC ran on a Pentium 4 3.4Ghz w/ HT; it lasted me nearly 9 years before the mobo died, thereby providing the excuse I'd been waiting for to build my next rig.
This CPU is THE MOST POWERFUL, but NOT the most economical by any means. I bought it to be what any CPU should be considered as, the backbone of my beast of a computer.
I use my computer for research, "TV" (online viewing), DVD and Blu-Ray playback, some video editing (very little), listening to great music, and of course GAMING.
So far, I have not broken 30% CPU usage under normal use; that includes running games like Crysis, Crysis 2, Batman: Arkham City, and CoD: Black Ops on highest settings. This is obviously a beast of a processor,
so don't spend the money if you do not intend to use it. In fact, it's overkill for even intense gaming for at least the next year or so for sure. For current games, there are several less expensive i7's available that,
when paired with a powerful and new enough graphics card, will perform at highest settings just fine.
Make no mistake, the 3970x is for those who want their build to be fully capable of handling whatever they wish to throw at it for quite a while to come and do not mind spending the extra money to have that assurance.
Is it insanely overpriced, to the point of angering me? YES
Is it fully capable of doing WHATEVER I will want from it for at least the next 6 years? YES
This is NOT the chip you buy if you plan on upgrading any time within the next 4 years, because you WILL be WASTING YOUR MONEY if you do.
My current build (pre-GPU upgrade):
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Case w/ all possible fans
i7 3970x CPU
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO HSF
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme mobo
(4x8GB) GSKILL Sniper Gaming Series 1600 (PC3 12800) RAM
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W PSU
BFGTech GeForce 8800GTS OC 640MB
PNY 8600 GT OC 512MB dedicated to Physx
Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card
2 WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM drives in RAID 1
SanDisk 32GB ReadyCache drive
1 TB data drive
ASUS VS247H-P 23.6" 2ms 300 cd/m2 50000000:1 Monitor
Logitech THX-Certified 5.1 surround z5300 speakers
Logitech G110 keyboard
Razor Diamondback 3G mouse