Joined on 04/27/09
Pros: Amazing card. Easy install and drivers. Exceeds expectations. Good for Warcraft (see below).
Overall Review: I bought this card to improve my Warcraft FPS. Even with this card, I did not get amazing frame rates (18 FPS in raids). I upgraded my CPU and MOBO and THEN got amazing FPS. Seems the calculations done in mods like Recount and others use your CPU for proccessing power and that slows the video processing. My FPS was only as good as my weakest component. This Card with a 945 3.0 quad core with ASUS M4A78T-E MOBO and Mushkin 1600 DDR3 memory = 40+ FPS in Dalaron and 50 FPS average in 25 man raids. I get 100+ FPS in 5 man runs.
Pros: Easy set up, had wiring for 285 GTX.
Cons: Failed after 4 months. Go ahead and look for a warranty listed on newegg. I could not find it. Is beyond newegg resolution. Went to maker's website where RMA requires origional box and packing (still no list on what the warranty is).
Overall Review: Dissapointed in this product, but everyone told me not to buy a cheap power supply.
Great Speed - Loud Fan
Pros: Very fast and powerful.
Cons: The fan really is poor. I have the Cooler master Sniper case (amazing airflow) and all I can hear is the whiney pitch of the fan. I replaced the CPU fan with a coolermaster fan of the same size and made no difference. The noise stems from the air from the fan hitting the cooling fins.
Overall Review: I am glad I bought this, but AMD should just skip the fan and offer $10 towards a decent fan.
Buy the BLACK EDITION!
Pros: Great CPU, very fast for all of today's applications. Nice stock cooler, very good for normal use. OC'd to 3.3 with stock cooler all stable.
Cons: See below:
Overall Review: The black edition models offer better upgradeability with easy ability to overclock. The BE models just make more long term sense for so little extra money.
Great Screen, Cheap Base
Pros: Beautiful screen, all pixels work, looks amazing!
Cons: Base is pretty cheap. Base keeps the screen a litle low. Would prefer it were a few inches taller.
Overall Review: Even with te base this is a great deal. Not sure why there are speakers included. Who would buy this huge monitor and use those tiny speakers?