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MSI Radeon HD 5770 DirectX 11 R5770 Hawk 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Bought the card over 2 years ago. Runs good. Doesn't max the latest games, but anything from 2011 and under it does a pretty good job unless you're running GTA IV, which requires a beast of a card (or two).

Cons: I had a wire intruding in my fans space, causing the fan to vibrate. Sounded like a bike with cards in the tires. Tucked the wire back in it's original spot, haven't had an issue since.

Tried overclocking it some, causes artifacts on my secondary screen immediately.

Other Thoughts: Wasn't a bad card for the price at the time. There are MUCh better cards out there today.

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 6-Core 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W HDE00ZFBGRBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Bought this CPU over 2 years ago. Does everything I ask it to. Mainly use this machine for gaming (BF3, COD, WoW, GTA 4, AC etc) with no issues. My video card is the weaker part of my build (MSI AMD 5750) so I cannot max them out, but it does a good job.

I have not OC'd it yet, don't really need to. I am currently using a corsair H60 for cooling. Hottest I've seen it is 40c, which really is nothing to holler about when the CPU has been running at 75% for over an hour (Heavyload running for testing).

I do not see a reason to replace anytime soon purely because most of my applications do not require heavy CPU. Even if they did, a simple OC would resolve that issue IMO.

Really cannot get a better bang for the buck.

Cons: Wasn't free.

Other Thoughts: I love both Intel and AMD. AMD really knocks it out of the park when it comes to a gaming build and keeping it under a certain price.

If $$ isn't a concern, Intel would be a good consideration.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Bought this memory back in 2011 when I built my budget system. Everything has been working without problems since. Only hiccup I had was memory was working at 1333 instead of 1600. BIOS problem, not memory. Does it's job well, and I always go Corsair for all my builds.

Cons: Finally started getting some freezing recently with a buzzing sound coming from the speakers. After some research and testing, seems one of my sticks has gone bad. Sitting idle there doesn't seem to be a problem, but as soon as I start something video related (Yourtube, game) doesn't take much before it just locks up with zero response.

Pulled 1 stick out, still did it. Swapped with the second stick, haven't seen the issue since.

Other Thoughts: Not worth removing an egg. Corsair has been solid for me for years. There's is always going to be a bad egg once and a while.


Zachari W.'s Profile

Display Name: Zachari W.

Date Joined: 11/23/08

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 06/29/13
  • Last Review: 06/29/13
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