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Jeremy E.

Jeremy E.

Joined on 08/03/09

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Perfect for Dell 531s

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4650 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100253HDMI
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4650 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card 100253HDMI

Pros: - Fantastic option for a Dell Inspiron 531s. I can run Fallout 3 on Medium Settings with 40fps, Team Fortress 2 Maxed out 60fps, Age of Empires 3 Maxed out 40 fps, etc. - Very quiet, extremely easy install, comes with low-profile bracket attached. - Amazing price to performance ratio. I would say this is equivalent to a 8600 GT, which is by no means a bad card. Plays any new-ish game on Medium - High settings with a playable framerate.

Cons: - Gets hot. I've seen it climb to the 80 degree mark when gaming, of course I have a slim PC so that might not be helping.

Overall Review: I tried overclocking it, it managed to go from 600mhz to 760mhz no problem, but my PSU couldn't handle it so I had to lower it. I cannot recommend this card enough to users with a small-form factor, low PSU wattage PC. This card is MEANT for upgrading Dells. Specs: 2GB DDR2 RAM Athlon 64x2 4000+ 2.11ghz Dual Core Processor 250w Generic Dell PSU Upgraded from a Nvidia GeForce 8300 GS.

Excellent Budget Card

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )

Pros: As of Fall 2011, this is the best "budget" card you can get. There is no better price-to-performance ratio. It's quiet and not too large. Comes with a free copy of Dirt 3.

Cons: To activate the copy of Dirt 3 you need to go through a tedious process of photographing your code and uploading it to their website. I couldn't be bothered.

Overall Review: You're probably most interested in benchmarks, yeah? Well, here's my other specs: i3 2100 3.1ghz dual core 4GB RAM Windows 7 64-bit 530w PSU I've maxed every game I've played so far on Ultra settings with 60fps -except- Crysis and The Witcher 2. These games include: Team Fortress 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine and many other recent titles. Crysis runs at about 40fps on Ultra, and The Witcher runs at about 30fps.

11/14/2011

World's Greatest Mouse

Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical
Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical

Pros: This is the best general-purpose mouse at this price. It's comfortable, precise and durable. Everybody from Grandma to pro Quake gamers swear by this device.

Cons: It doesn't print money.

11/14/2011