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Gregory R.

Gregory R.

Joined on 12/10/08

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2019 PC

 
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Most Favorable Review

Great Card

XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290X-EDFD
XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290X-EDFD

Pros: This card is great. It runs everything I throw at it flawlessly, with the exception of badly optimized games (Nether). I have it paired with a 8350 and I am able to run BF4 on 90+FPS about 90% of the time, and BF3 runs at over 140FPS on a 1080p monitor. Have had no heat issues and no loud fan noises, and the fans are a lot quieter than my older XFX 6950 when on max. All around great card if you have the money.

Cons: No cons so far love this card.

Overall Review: The other reviews on this product really should not be here as they are absolutely useless and giving it a bad rating for no reason. Do not let the egg rating fool you.

Most Critical Review

Dead pixels

ASUS VN247H-P 23.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, HDMI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor
ASUS VN247H-P 23.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, HDMI Built-in Speakers LCD Monitor

Pros: High contrast Low response time Thin bezel Look good

Cons: Bought 3 of these hoping they would be a great deal at around $500 for all, but unfortunately all 3 had dead or stuck pixels. I ran a pixel fixer on it for about 8 hours and nothing changed.They were only less than 2 weeks old when it started happening. I read the reviews about them having dead pixels, but I figured I would give them an chance. What a wrong choice that was.

Overall Review: If you don't care for having stuck or dead pixels and want a decent monitor, go head and buy this. Otherwise get something better.

Absolute great board as usual.

MSI Z97-Gaming 9 AC LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI Z97-Gaming 9 AC LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Extremely well crafted board, easily installed with great locations of ports and great for overclocking my 4790k. Looks amazing with the red accent lighting on the Northbridge sinks and other parts of the board. Installation was quick and painless just as it should be. Wifi was easily installed. I have no idea what is wrong with the people that wrote these reviews, but I had the WIFI module installed in less than 3 minutes. The EMI shield also was easily installed while mounting the board to the standoffs. WIFI recognized on first boot under bios. I really don't understand the difficulty with this board. 5 stars all around.

Cons: Ok so, the only con that I have found so far, is there is a clicking noise while booting the computer/shutting down. Also while USB is initializing. I am suspecting this to be the audio relay, and is not a big deal as it only does it on startup or shutdown. Just something to look into maybe a quieter relay.

Overall Review: All around excellent board. If you are too stupid to install it don't spend $300 on it. Simple as that.

So good got a 2nd

XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290X-EDFD
XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290X-EDFD

Pros: These cards are amazing. Runs anything you can possibly throw at it. Bought a 2nd so i can crossfire and do 3 way eyefinity. Pulls ~60fps in BF4 on ultra at 5760x1080. If you have the money do not wait just buy it especially if it is on sale.

Cons: The only cons I found that I left out of my first review is the PCI connectors. They are extremely close to the shroud and metal heatsink and it actually hurts your fingers if you want to pull the pci cables out. Not going to knock an egg because how often are you really going to be removing those cables anyways, but something the engineers at XFX should take a look into.

Overall Review: These cards do run hot if you don't have proper cooling. I have to figure out a better solution for my case because running xfire right now I am seeing 90c even with the cards separated. I actually had to pull the front off my case (Switch 810) and crank up my high rpm and put a box fan in front of my computer. Brought the temps down to about 82. Only have these temps in BF4 though.