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Jason D.

Jason D.

Joined on 08/23/04

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Most Favorable Review

It's fast. I was not disappointed.

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED 11G-P4-2281-KR
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED 11G-P4-2281-KR

Pros: Very solid and well made. Card stays fairly cool. Easily overclocks past 2ghz. Excellent warranty. Compact compared to the other 3rd party coolers. DLSS is a nice feature.

Cons: Price to performance is horrible but horsepower is always expensive. As soon as I buy the "fastest gaming gpu available" I start see rumors of a 2080ti SUPER. lol

Overall Review: Currently I keep the GPU around 1900MHz and it is whisper quite with temps below 78c. Would definitely recommend this card.

Most Critical Review

Is this a joke?

Enermax ETS-N31 CPU Air Cooler 130W+ TDP, 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, 92mm Fan, AMD Ryzen / Intel LGA 1200/1151, ETS-N31-02
Enermax ETS-N31 CPU Air Cooler 130W+ TDP, 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, 92mm Fan, AMD Ryzen / Intel LGA 1200/1151, ETS-N31-02

Pros: None.

Cons: Used. Missing mounting bracket. Bent fins. Thermal paste all over everything in the box.

Overall Review: I'm guessing this was a return that was sold to me as new.

680GTX killer

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GV-N670OC-2GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card GV-N670OC-2GD

Pros: Runs 1310 mhz boost clock all day long while temps quietly stay under 65C.

Cons: Not a big fan of the blue PCB. This type of cooling solution typically does not work well in SLI. The top card ends up using the hot air produced from the bottom card to keep itself cool.

Overall Review: I have owned every enthusiast card made by both AMD/ATI and Nvidia for the last 10 years and this one has impressed me the most.

Pay extra. Get less.

MSI Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity R5850 Twin Frozr II
MSI Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity R5850 Twin Frozr II

Pros: One of the best looking cards on the market. Does run a little cooler.

Cons: You can get better performance out of a reference card. OverVolt support is a joke and yes I tried it with the latest drivers and afterburner 1.5.1. Having the same problems as everyone else that has this card.

Overall Review: Wish I had gone with a Vapor-X model. If you are thinking about overclocking go with something other than MSI. They claim they do not support overclocking and after buying this card I believe them.

Fan didn't work. OVERHEATED

HIS Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity H597F2GDG
HIS Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity H597F2GDG

Pros: Newegg honored the return policy

Cons: Fan wouldn't spin, only twitch. Acted like a 3-phase motor with a bad leg. Probably a bad winding.

Best bang for the buck

Polk Audio Monitor 60 Black Floorstanding Loudspeaker Single
Polk Audio Monitor 60 Black Floorstanding Loudspeaker Single

Pros: The best floorstand speaker for under $300 a set. For more money you can have better sound but if you are looking for something in this price range this is the best you can get.

Cons: The speakers are fairly directional. I prefer a little wider sound.

Overall Review: These have the biamp feature which is really not needed. If you have spent the money for a proper biamp setup you are not going to be interested in a speaker in this price range.

10/13/2009