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Maciek F.

Maciek F.

Joined on 10/11/12

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Most Favorable Review

Cool

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

Pros: Runs cool, I have a Full case (Thor v2) Runs 4 fans, 3x 230 mm and 1x 140 fan. Idle, then card runs 35C (case fans set to low) Idle card runs 31-32C (case fans set to high) While gaming card never topped 67C. Runs any game at ultra except ASC4 (Horrible port) ASC4 at 1080p, max everything about 21 fps.

Cons: Large, useless logo that glows (faces downwards) No Bf4, no back plate, no real large cons.

Overall Review: Great card, not worth $580, $499.99 would be reasonable, the card does look great though.

Most Critical Review

s this really a 290 chip? (EDIT)

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card AXR9 290 4GBD5-PPDHE
PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card AXR9 290 4GBD5-PPDHE

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Crashing Black screens Coil Whine Heat AMD drivers Power consumption HUGE list goes on and on.

Overall Review: I made a review about the card after about 1 week of testing. I was happy to see the results then. But now I have seen how bad this card is. Constant crashes and black screens in games. It unusable when paired with AMD's so called drivers. AMD is no longer a good gpu producer to buy from. The chips run hot, and need serious cooling. They are plagued with problems and crashes. Its not PowerColors fault, the chips are just bad. Save yourself from the 290 card, go for a 780 or 770, amazing drivers and cooling await you, as well as top class support and reliability. AMD did not get this GPU chip right this time.

Lasted 2 years

Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Worked for the period that it lasted.

Cons: Only lasted 2 years, 1 stick went out causing a slew of BSOD before I was able to figure out it was this stick.

Overall Review: Dont but this budget ram, go spend the extra 5-10 usd on an actually company. Going cheep only hurts you, STAY AWAY from Ballistix.

Great!

ZOTAC AMP! SUPERCLOCKED ZT-70203-10P G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ZOTAC AMP! SUPERCLOCKED ZT-70203-10P G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Very pleased with the card, benchmarks beat 290 (After market powercolor 290 PCS+ OC ed) In heaven avg fps at 1600 by 900 (like to have it in a window to see temp monitors) at max settings, 72.5 fps @ max 68C. 290 got 68.7 fps @ max temp 62C. Temps are slightly higher then I would have hoped. Card is quite, while gaming, and Idles at 27C. love how the card looks, Orange and black looks different form the rest of the cards. 4 Free games :) ASC4, Splinter-cell series

Cons: Coil whine when games reach 2000+ fps (Older benchmarks, cut scenes) Card feels a little flimsy Does not come with any plastic stubs or covers for any of the HDMI/DVI connections and PCI connections.

Overall Review: Cards is probably the best for its value. Beats the 290 series for gaming. Sent back my 290 trix and 290 PCS+ because this card is a better bang for your buck. If 290 cards reach $450 or less Nvidia will have a problem, but as of right now, This is the best card you can get for low $500's range.

Great monitor!

Acer G6 Series G246HL Abd 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 5ms 60Hz VGA DVI Slim Profile Widescreen White Backlit LED LCD Monitor
Acer G6 Series G246HL Abd 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 5ms 60Hz VGA DVI Slim Profile Widescreen White Backlit LED LCD Monitor

Pros: This is a great monitor for the price (I bought it for 129.99 w/ free shipping) the image is clear and the colors are vivid. The viewing angles are ok, but these might not be the best for a tri monitor setup. Came with a dvi and vga cable (using the DVI).

Cons: The screen Wobbles…alot. If I shake my desk, then the screen will wobble for about 3 sec. And you have to hold the monitor in place while using the buttons, which are the only large con. The buttons are extremely hard to use, and just don’t feel right, but nothing to take an egg off for.

Overall Review: The screen was set to 100% Brightness, which is x2 times brighter than the sun. I had to set the monitor to 40% before I could are to look at the screen. Also if you are AMD catalyst user I would suggest turning the contrast to 115%, it just looks better that way Played some games and they looked great (dead space 3, BF3, GW2) rig: i7 3770k 3 gb 7970 12 gb ddr3 1600 ram

Great!

Verico Grip Gravity Earphone/Aluminum Alloy Housing 14mm Super Size Driver Unit, Tangle-Free Flat Type Cord (White)
Verico Grip Gravity Earphone/Aluminum Alloy Housing 14mm Super Size Driver Unit, Tangle-Free Flat Type Cord (White)

Pros: Great bass, best i have ever heard from for a pair ear buds less then $100. the feel well made and come with 4 different sets of ear buds sizes. The media switcher for music works great on my android phone. Also comes with a case. The box it came in was also high quality.

Cons: The case lacked quality but im happy that they provided one.

Overall Review: Ill defiantly buy more, but only if they last a while, iv had these for about a week and there is no sign of damage, so ill keep monitoring them.....