Date Joined: 10/11/12
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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)
3 gb 7970
12 gb ddr3 1600 ram
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.....
Pros: Feels well built, large enough for my hand (which is somewhat large), buttons feel well made and click correctly, Drivers installed in less then 3 sec. Also the dpi switch works fine.
Cons: Does not glow blue, ( I thought it did, but i have a red gaming rig anyway) The manual is 1/4 English and 3/4 Chinese.
Overall Review: THIS MOUSE CAN RIGHT CLICK AND LEFT CLICK AT THE SAME TIME, other killing the soul mouses were not able to do this.
Pros: Does what its supposed to and its well made
Overall Review: None
Pros: Keeps my cpu (i7 3770k) at 27C idle and 41C-55C playing Farcry 3.
Cons: A huge pain to install......
Overall Review: Its pretty large....
Pros: I built my first gaming rig looking for something to handle newer games at high to ultra-settings at a reasonable price. I was originally going to get a 7950, but found that this 7800 series had a Tahiti GPU, the GPU in this card is not as strong at the 7970s or 7950s, but is based on their design. At first I was wondering why the core clocks were so small compared to the other 7870s but the Design of the card was the reason why. I have been playing around with this card (I have not over clocked yet, since I have found to reason to) and pared with my i7 3770k I get about 75-95 FPS on Farcry 3 on ultra at 1600 by 900. The Gpu went up to 61C max after playing for 1.5 hrs.
Cons: 2 fans would have been nice, but that doesn’t really bother me. The card is large and takes A LOT of power, about or even a bit more than the 7950. The fan went up to 35% while playing farcry and made a bit of noise, but I wear headphones anyway. PowerColor was a bit cheap on the accessories; the gpu came with a box, instruction guide, the card, mini display to hdmi port adapter, and a CD with the drivers.
Overall Review: I would suggest downloading the beta drivers from AMD, because the default drivers are pretty bad. Also this card does come with 2 games, Bioshock Inf. + Tomb Raider, but DO NOT USE THEM until you know you like your card and that you know it works, if you use them and you need to return the card to newegg you will need to pay the $140 for the games, leaving you with about $110 and 2 over priced games.
Also this card preforms amazingly when you over clock it, I personally have not OCd it but my friend has, my friend got this card to preform 10% better then a 7950, of course this is where having dual fans would help.
Pros: Free games.
Cons: Its a trap.
Overall Review: This is a great way to market video cards, buy a card and you can play games right away. BUT you have to remember that Radeon will charge you for the games once used. I would suggest you don't redeem your games till 1 month after you get your card. If you use the games and something happens to your card (it breaks, not happy with performance, doesn't overclock well, ect) you have to pay the $140 for the games, meaning you would get about $60 back for a $200 Gpu. After the 30 days, newegg will not accept returns, so you should use the card then.