Joined on 09/13/08
Pros: These drives are FAST! Havent used just one. I have had my 2 drives in RAID0 since I got them. For anyone wondering what these drives perform like in RAID0 then here it is. These are my test using ATTO Disk Benchmark Reads 4kb - 436.3mb/s 64kb - 475.4mb/s 256kb - 545.1mb/s 512kb - 551.5mb/s 1024kb - 556.6mb/s 2048kb - 556.6mb/s 4096kb - 556.6mb/s Writes 4kb - 505.6mb/s 64kb - 536.8mb/s 256kb - 535.5mb/s 512kb - 542.9mb/s 1024kb - 545.3mb/s 2048kb - 542.9mb/s 4096kb - 542.9mb/s
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Both of mine came with 3.5" adapters. Not sure how well they work since I didnt need them. System specs: Corsair 800d BFG EX1200 Power Supply EVGA X58 SLI I7 920 @ 4.0 G.skill 1600 CAS8 2xGTX 480 2xOCZ Agility 2 120gb RAID0 2x WD 640gb black WD 1tb black
Great bang for the buck
Pros: Nice picture, Handles most games well(have played L4D2 mostly maxed), Keyboard layout, quiet, runs cool, Sound is decent for a Notebook. Wireless seems to work really well. Picked up my parents WiFi about 100ft outside the house and my moms laptop(Some Dell she got that was suppose to be hot stuff) wont pick it up right outside the door. I have had this laptop for almost a month and it has yet to disappoint. I don't really use the touch pad much but it seemed nice when I would mess with it. I just prefer a mouse.
Cons: glossy casing shows lots of finger prints. Battery life when gaming isn't very long. Low resolution. Like others have said Bloat-Ware is horrible.
Overall Review: Other than the minor cons listed above this laptop has been absolutely amazing.
Pros: When it works it works great... read cons though
Cons: I bought this card(the OCv3) and after about 3 months it died. I pay to ship it to MSI for rma. Now here is the weird part... The card they sent me back was a stock 260 with the stock cooler and it wasn't the stock cooler that msi uses on their reference card either and I am not willing to pay shipping again so I can get the ocv3 back. Just seemed really messed up to me.
Overall Review: Will be very skeptical about buying anymore MSI products because of the way my rma was dealt with.
Pros: For the poster asking if this card would be a good work horse.. Just get a GTS 250 1gb. would be plenty for what you are running. Unless you are on a monitor at a resolution of 1920x1200 or higher but still even then would be decent
Cons: None. This is still a great card for gaming. I have the one with the red PCB
Overall Review: Great card.. Wish I would have known there would be a black version...
Great card for the price
Pros: I have had this card for about a month now and I have loved every minute of it.. I also have an i7 rig with a gtx295 and this card has been less hassle than the 295(still love the top dog though ;) ). Just plug it in, install drivers(Download latest ones), and play play play!! It performs very close to the 275 and for the money you can't beat it. Cooler keeps the card nice and cool. Havent seen the card go over 54C even when running furmark! This thing can also be overclocked a good bit higher.. well mine anyway
Cons: None! other than the fact that I got COD world at war bundled with it and it doesnt offer it anymore.
Overall Review: The rig I have this card in CM 690 case Biostar 790gx 128m Phenom II email@example.com Monsoon III cooler This card onboard HD audio WD 500gb green HD Acer 22" 1680x1050