Joined on 07/31/03
Great Card if You Have the Power
Pros: Fast. Very Fast. The G9800 GTX GPU Chip is a very solid design. I really like the High Definition Support for video playback. I'm going to try and connect this to my HDTV. For games this is a great card at a great price. I am replacing an 8800GT with this card. Mostly for the HD video, but gaming is also sweet at 1600X1200.
Cons: This card is big. It will take two slots. You will lose your first PCI slot if it is installed on a non SLI motherboard. The fan can get a little loud, but it is not a deal breaker. <<<Caution you must have a power supply that supports SLI>>> This card requires TWO 6 pin PCIe connectors. It is thirsty for power. Most Power supplies only have one 6 pin connector.
Overall Review: Other than having to purchase a new power supply that had two 6 pin connections this card is GREAT. I am still in DX9.0c mode since DX10 isn't that great, and sacrificing Windows XP Pro for Vista is not an option for me. Plus DX10 is slower. If you want a great gaming card, this is a good way to go.
Works well but setup is a pain
Pros: Fast and boots right away Plenty of fan ports and even a water cooler pump connection
Cons: The BIOS is a pain It will boot to the BIOS forever - until you change the boot settings to UEFI The Manual is horrible, it explains how to build a PC but nothing on the BIOS settings Only has 4 SATA ports
Overall Review: It is a good board that works as advertised, however, they should have spent more time on the manual and less time on fancy LED lights that blink.
I've played them all - this one is great!
Pros: Single Player - AWESOME story line! A lot of disturbing situations. I freaked on the airport level! Graphics are amazing for a 2 year old engine. Same old gameplay - your character is the only Marine that can do anything. Multiplayer - FUN! I am part of a COD clan and yes I am disappointed that Dedicated server support isn't there yet. But it is EASY to link up with friends and play on the same server. There is a teamspeak(like) friends locator which allows the players to talk and find each other online. I like steam - I've lost my other disks and I can always re-download the games I have already purchased. Just like the original MW.....it takes a while to get used to. Relax. It's fun.
Cons: Linear gameplay like usual. Way too short of a Single player mission. What were they doing for 2 years? Multiplayer takes a while to get used to.
Overall Review: I still play COD MW online with my clan. But this is a great game.