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Todd D.

Todd D.

Joined on 10/10/10

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Most Favorable Review

impressive for the price

EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: i feel this card maximizes one's HTPC that may also double as a gaming box. i play dirt2, dragon age, bfcb2, and l4d2 at 1920x1080 with settings marked up very high. the card stays cool during gameplay and stays quiet while idle so i can enjoy movies and tv in the living room.

Cons: it has some power req's that may force some users to upgrade their psu's

Overall Review: it beats the snot out of my old hd5770 and is priced the same after the rebate. this is a recommended buy if you are thinking about it.

12/21/2010

Great Buy

Scythe Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000 120mm CPU Cooler
Scythe Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000 120mm CPU Cooler

Pros: i use this in my HTPC on a mATX board and it rocks. install required me to remove the board, but in a HTPC i was already expecting that. overall, install was quick (less than 30 minutes). it runs about 715rpm on average and i can't hear it. i have a low-flow setup with the HTPC case behind glass in a tv cabinet. for around 40 bucks, this is a no brainer over the stock intel piece i was using.

Cons: i suppose the warranty doesn't look that great, but for 40 bucks - whatever.

Overall Review: there doesn't seem to be that many low-profile options out there for hsf. this scythe product is a great buy in that market.

12/21/2010