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casey f.

casey f.

Joined on 08/21/06

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Most Favorable Review

First Impressions

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-AR

Pros: -Card is sleek. Very well built. Better looking than most every other card out there (if that matters to you). -Installed with no issues. EVGA has awesome software for monitoring and overclocking. -Runs amazing. Bad Company 2 at 1920x1080 with EVERYTHING maxed, including HBAO on, it easily ran 60-90 FPS. -Turned on Nvidia 3D Vision with the same settings above, 30-45 FPS for each eye. Runs great, looks amazing. -At 70% fan speed (no louder than regular case fans), never went above 80º while in game, and sits at around 43º-45º idle. -Without a doubt, the best video card I have ever owned (I replaced my 5870 with this GTX 480 to play in 3D).

Cons: -I have not found any cons, yet. -I wish more would come in stock so I could go SLI.

Overall Review: Many of the original fears seem to be dispelled in just a few hours of playing. It runs amazing, and is not quite as hot as reviewers would want you to beleive. Just set the fan speed to 70-80%using EVGA's nifty software, and it will stay in acceptable temperatures. If you're getting a GTX 480, do yourself a favor and pick up Nvidia 3D Vision kit and a 120Hz monitor. Stereoscopic 3D is the ONLY way to play, and once you try it out, you will never willingly go back!

Most Critical Review

Not good

iBUYPOWER Desktop PC Gamer Power 500 Athlon X2 7750 (2.70GHz) 4GB DDR2 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
iBUYPOWER Desktop PC Gamer Power 500 Athlon X2 7750 (2.70GHz) 4GB DDR2 500GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Pros: None

Cons: I've had this computer for 2 weeks now. The sound card doesn't work and now I'm getting the blue screen of death.

Overall Review: Don't buy this