Joined on 09/30/08
Pros: 1GB GDDR5, runs Fallout 3 at 1440x900 ultra high settings without a single stutter. A small but worthy upgrade from my former 4670. Heat exhausts out back and not into the case. Comes with 2 Crossfire slots for triple crossfire. Have never had the card above 60C, even during FutureMark. Overclocks to the maximum that Catalyst will allow, 850 core and 1050 memory with full stability. Even at this low of a price range, the ability to use 3 monitors for everday tasks is nice to have.
Cons: These are very minor. The thermal paste from the factory is more like dried play doh. I replaced that with Arctic Silver and got about a 5C drop in load temperatures. This is not a knock to HiS, but to the Catalyst Center.
Overall Review: ASRock AOD790GX mobo AMD Phenom II 705e (unlocked to 4 cores) 4GB DDR2 Kingston HyperX @ 1066mhz 640GB WD Caviar Black 2 Lite on DVD writers Rosewill green 430W 80+ power supply 19" Acer LCD
Does not work on my laptop
Pros: Decently fast shipping, decent price for DDR1 laptop RAM
Cons: Installed into my Emachines AMD Turion 64 laptop. It posted and showed the memory. Then random numbers and characters flooded the screen. I tried this stick by itself and on both slots, unusable.
Overall Review: Maybe a bad stick, will be contacting Kingston for a replacement.
Easy to get set up, good viewing angles
Pros: Sharp monitor, bezels are decently minimal, included stand is pretty strong.
Cons: The virtual buttons are just hard to use to adjust monitor settings. They are spaced weird and you only use 4 of the 8 so you easily get lost pressing the wrong button. Also, it came calibrated where reds looked violet so adjustments were necessary upon startup.
Overall Review: Other than the buttons and factory spec colors, this is an excellent monitor.
Just what I needed
Pros: 256GB for $100 works very well for me when it comes to SSD. As this was for replacing a laptop HDD, I do not need the highest speed drive. This drive does max out the SATA II interface but is far from exceeding my laptop's III interface.
Overall Review: Replaced a laptop WD Caviar Black. I keep the Caviar around for backup. Much quicker to boot this thing and immediate responsiveness when I login.