Date Joined: 12/18/07
Pros: Wow! I must say that Crytek really outdone the graphics over here. It's simply GORGEOUS! The lighting is superb, the shadows are jaw-dropping, the water effects are simply stunning, and the physics are groundbreaking. The overall looks at it can probably be the first game that REALLY brings it up to "life-like" qualities, especially in the fantastic setting of a tropical island. Graphics get 11/10. Also, singleplayer is pretty good, and multiplayer is adequate.
Cons: I dunno, this game doesn't seem to capture the fun that CoD4 has. You have lots of freedom in Crysis but I must say that CoD4 has more variety and captures the essence of actually being there.
Overall Review: The singleplayer mode is the real meat of the package. It's set on an island off the pacific coast and you're basically going against North Koreans to rescue some American scientists. Then, some aliens pop out of nowhere and your main concern is to get the hell out of there. The gameplay is great, but not CoD4 standards. The story is enough to fulfill your needs and it gives a good 15-20 hour experience into you. Multiplayer is a bit iffy. This definitely is more of an addon to the singleplayer. In my opinion, it's still fun, but CoD4 and Counter Strike just has much better multiplayer.
Pros: I was worried when I bought this PSU because of all the bad reviews. My fears were false. This thing works perfectly, with no trouble at all. I decided to wait for 2 months to see if it would break down but thankfully it didn't.
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: I am running a Geforce 8800 GTS 512mb, two HDs, Q6600 Intel Quadcore, Abit IP35-e, 4 GB RAM and Windows Vista 64bit Ultimate.
Pros: An extremely HUGE upgrade from my 8500 GT. As you probably know, Crysis is free in this bundle which is the MOST graphically intense game yet, not to mention IMO its a great shooter with an excellent SP and fun multiplayer. The cooler gives room to overclock. I OC'd this card to 740 mhz core clock and 1000 mhz memory clock and still gets 50C with 75% fan speed. So far, it runs at a consistent 20 FPS on all Very High in Crysis with 1280x1024 resolution and on DX9 all high multiplayer, it can run at 30-50 FPS. Other than Crysis, you can easily max out any game and still have 30+ FPS
Cons: In general, there would be no cons but I just want to state some very minor inconveniences so people would know beforehand.The card is rather big, 9 inches so make sure you have room for that much. I have to manually change the fan speed so it could keep the card cool when I'm playing games. That's basically it...
Overall Review: I recommend this card to anyone who is willing to spend $300+ and has a decent computer, such as a dual core 2Ghz+ processor, 2GB RAM, and a power supply with at least 30 amps on the 12V rail and 400 watts.
My computer is an Intel Core 2 Quad Core 2.4Ghz, 4GB DDR2 RAM, 250GB HD, this video card, and an Antec Neopower 550.