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Brad M.

Brad M.

Joined on 09/23/07

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Most Favorable Review

May need a little *adjusting*

SilenX IXN-40C Copper Chipset Cooler
SilenX IXN-40C Copper Chipset Cooler

Pros: Fan works great, keeps the chipset cool (32-36c) in my Asus A8N-SLI, about the same as the original fan. Make sure you measure the your current chipset heatsink/fan to make sure that this will fit your board. Having an inch or so extra room around it wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Cons: Did not orignally fit. I had to grind down the brackets (about a 1/4 in on both of them) to make it fit. This does *not* mean you will have to, unless you have the A8N-SLI board. Other than that, there are no cons, I can't blame ASUS's failures on these guys ;)

Overall Review: I bought this as a 3rd replacement fan for the Asus A8N-SLI. They (Asus) have *very* bad chipset fans, and they refuse to send out higher-quality fans even though it's a known issue with that fan. However, if you catch them on the 2nd tuesday of the 3rd week in January of a leapyear, they will send you a replacement fan. Which will probably die within 6 months.

Love this card

EVGA 03G-P4-2667-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 FTW Signature 2 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 03G-P4-2667-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 FTW Signature 2 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: *Runs cool (30-45c under load) *Can handle 3+ monitors *Runs just about anything I throw at it

Cons: *Still won't run GTA 4 above 30fps.... (All on Rockstar) *Didn't come with a million bucks *Didn't come with an hdmi to dvi adapter. see other thoughts

Overall Review: The only thing that I didn't like about this card is that it didn't come with an adapter. It's not really a con, because the card has 1 DVI-I, 1 DVI-D, 1 HDMI, and 1 DisplayPort. Versatility is never a con. It's an awesome card for under $300. And, it comes with a free game! (I got metro first light, wish I would've got rise of the triad :(

Seemed like a good card...

EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: My card worked perfect for a bit, but I'll go into that in the cons... - about 5-10% better in my system that the GTX 260 - About 5" shorter than the GTX 260

Cons: It died a horrible death within a few days, however, EVGA has a lifetime warranty on the AR models. It acted like it was drawing *way* too much power, even though I've got a 750w psu ... Not as big of a difference as I expected from the reviews I read, but it could have been my borked card. We'll see when I get my new one back.

Overall Review: The problems I had with the card are *not* normal for Evga. I've purchased several of their cards, and this is the first to die on me. All of the other cards are still in working order, even after 5 years in some cases. Evga & newegg both rock, even if there's an occasional slip in the QA department ;)

Works great

EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FPB EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Bought this to upgrade from a GTX 260, and it works great. Runs DX11, which the 260 does not. Also, as someone else pointed out, this is about 4 inches shorter than the 260 as well... which means just a bit more airflow. And it runs @ 30c instead of 50c .. ;)

Cons: No cons really, wish it was slightly cheaper and slightly better, but it's still worth what I paid ;)

Overall Review: Not really a con for the card, but I ordered this and an Asus monitor and paid for 3 day shipping. The card made it in 3 days, but the monitor is looking like 6 days right now....

Beautiful

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Pros: This card rocks. With my system I get around 250fps in cod4 with almost everything maxed, and almost every game I've run across looks simply awesome. Comes with the EVGA OC program, which I just use to turn up the fan speed, which is quiet even at 80%. Runs cool even with stock speeds, however, my cpu (q9550) runs REALLY hot.

Cons: Every once in a great while I get graphical glitches, screen goes inverted, etc. Not sure if this is nvidia driver issues, my mobo (asus p5n-d) or what.

Overall Review: I would definately buy another one if I could fit it in my case. this isn't really a con for me, since its not evga's fault asus places their PCIe slots so close together.

GTA4 .... Yup, still a classic GTA....

Grand Theft Auto IV PC Game
Grand Theft Auto IV PC Game

Pros: Ok, so I've played almost completely through this game (not 100%, but story-wise) and it rocks. To all of you people who gave this game bad reviews because of performance, Turn video options down a bit, give the process higher priority (above normal should do wonders) and enjoy. The story line is way more realistic than previous GTA's, and combat is very similar. If you liked the other gta's (3, VC, SA..) then you should love this one. Even on lower settings, this game is just awe inspiring. The level of detail they put into it ... well... you'll just have to check it out.

Cons: The only cons are that you should have over 2gb of ram, even if you're using a 32-bit OS. 64bit XP doesn't seem to like it much, it actually ran better on a 32 bit install, on the same computer. The min specs on this game are kind of a joke... you *may* be able to run it, but it's going to be on all low settings. 2gb of ram is just enough to play, I can't even imagine runing with less than that. In-game cons... not really seeing much... other than the cops mean business this time around ;) Multiplayer uses some sort of peer2peer thing, so it can be a bit buggy, and Games for Windows Live might be buggy for you, or might not ... simple work around if it keeps booting you... Open the Games for Windows Live from your start menu before starting the game ... it seems to keep you connected so you don't get booted from games...

Overall Review: normally this game runs at 25-45fps in a vehicle, 60ish fps on foot (on a sunny day... raining, its a bit less than that for a few min, then it catches up.... wierd..) Of course, thats at 1400x1050 res, all settings on med-high, so yea, if you don't have that good of hardware, set everything at low, with the res @ your desktop resolution. Awesome game... My comp: Intell Core 2 Quad @ 2.83 Asus P5N-D MB EVGA GTX 260 896mb ddr3 (I think) 4gb dual channel ddr2 @ 667 1.25 TB in 3x sata 3gb/s drives