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Michael K.

Michael K.

Joined on 06/28/03

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent card

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version 100355-1GOCL
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC Version 100355-1GOCL

Pros: The dual fans are great. This card stays way cooler than the aging, but working, Radeon 4870 that it replaced. I have yet to see it get much over 40C in my case. This card only needs one lead from the power supply also, as opposed to 2 for the older 4870. The benchmarks I've ran on the 7850 so far more than double the score of the 4870.

Cons: Only con was that I somehow missed out on every free game deal that was offered. I don't even know how. There has been a free game with this card everytime I looked at it before I finally purchased it and then, there were apparently none. Definitely not a reason to take off any eggs but I must say I'm rather disappointed since it seems I could have just waited a day or two til there was another free game offer. I'd return this one and order it again with the free game if there wasn't such a restocking fee.

Overall Review: Newegg's prices and shipping can't be beat! I've built and upgraded many systems with parts bought from Newegg over the years and have no regrets.

Most Critical Review

WARNING - BAD SUPPORT

AVG Internet Security 2011 - 1 User
AVG Internet Security 2011 - 1 User

Pros: none... slightly better than no anti-virus at all.... slightly.

Cons: As the other reviewer mentioned, their tech support is absolutely terrible. With AVG installed I got a virus on my PC at work. AVG's tech support had me run scans this way and that way for over 6 hours before telling me I needed to send them a "password protected archive " with certain files included. I did this and now 2 days later (and many more e-mails from me) and I have not heard anything back. Nothing. Not a "we are working on it" or "we'll get back to you".... nothing at all. You have been warned, buy at your own risk.

10/27/2010