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Gerald W.

Gerald W.

Joined on 08/17/04

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Most Favorable Review

Wow

EVGA Signature GeForce GTX 690 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 04G-P4-2692-KR
EVGA Signature GeForce GTX 690 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 04G-P4-2692-KR

Pros: Card is just awesome! I am still testing it out to find the sweet spot for overclocking.

Cons: Borderlands 2 coupon was missing, feel gyped but it wasn't the main reason for purchasing this card anyway.

Most Critical Review

Not SLI Friendly!

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-X99M-GAMING 5 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-X99M-GAMING 5 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard

Pros: Motherboard is stable, no overclocking yet. Beats the EVGA X99 Micro I was previously using.

Cons: If you're looking for a small form factor motherboard to do SLI, this board fails at providing that feature. If you take a close look at the bottom of the board you will see that they placed the USB 3.0 connector there and it will come in contact with a second card installed on the motherboard. This puts pressure on the usb 3.0 cable that plugs into the connector causing it to bend possibly bending the pins and could cause an early board failure. Don't know how the design team let this by without a proper test fitting of a couple 780, 980 Titans or R9 290X's and realizing the placement the the usb 3.0 connectors was okay.

Overall Review: If you want to go SLI with this motherboard, consider watercooling to remove the added space of the stock coolers on the video cards or pick up a Titan Z or R9 295X and the usb 3.0 connectors can be used without causing any issues.

Buyer Beware! Confusing Box art...

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini 11GB GDDR5X 352-bit Super Compact VR Ready Gaming Graphics Card, Optimized Fan Design, Wide Array Aluminum Heatsink, 5 x 6mm Copper Heat Pipes, Metal Back Plate, White LED, 8.3IN Length ZT-P10810G-10P
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini 11GB GDDR5X 352-bit Super Compact VR Ready Gaming Graphics Card, Optimized Fan Design, Wide Array Aluminum Heatsink, 5 x 6mm Copper Heat Pipes, Metal Back Plate, White LED, 8.3IN Length ZT-P10810G-10P

Pros: Mini size is perfect for the Dan A4-SFX case I'm planning to put it in. I liked the 1080 mini so much, I couldn't help wanting to upgrade to this model.

Cons: Due to the box art's failure to have any distinguishing markings, I thought Newegg had sent sent me a full sized GPU instead of the mini version. Only after opening the package I verified I had received the correct item. Zotac cheaped out and used the same box for nvidia video cards with the GTX 1080 Ti chipset.

10/13/2017

Best SSD for the money

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Notebook Upgrade Kit

Pros: So far, so good. Works perfectly in my Lotus P150HM. So slim, you'd be afraid to drop it.

Cons: Price, but being on the bleeding edge isn't for the penny pincher!

Overall Review: I wanted the 512gb version but it's still not available. I'm patient with this one and will put it in my desktop once I can get my mitts on the 512GB model.

11/25/2011