Joined on 01/09/08
Pros: This card takes everything I have thrown at it. I can play FSX at super high settings and unlimited frame rates and that is with stereoscopic 3d enabled. Does not seem to heat up too much, although I am not one of the hardcore gamers. Was definatley worth the money.
Cons: This thing is absolutley huge, and heavy. It is 10.5 inches long, and so heavy that it sags in the middle. Had to sort of bend it to get it into the slot because it was curved.
Overall Review: If you are going to buy this card it is a good investment but if you have a small to mid sized case make sure it will fit. Also this is a card that has two power connectors and it takes a 500 watt constant power supply to run it so you may want to upgrade your power supply to meet those specs. I bought the hec X-Power Pro 650 650W Continuous EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply from newegg for only an extra $44.99, and it is an awesome PSU for the money. Has everything you need and it is continuous, as well as having dual 12V rails. Hope this helps someone.
Pros: They RMA
Cons: Complete Garbage. 1st one did not work at all. RMAed and second one worked but could hardly see the screen. Bright but no contrast. Also had some dead pixels. Now they want to just issue a refund. Bought another from another website, and device is now perfect. Shop on the internet for a better quality screen. It is worth the extra 20 dollars to get a good screen instead of wasting time with this screen. The RMA took a long time. From start to finish it has taken 21 days to get to this point, and I still have to send the screens back to them to get my refund. Who knows how long that takes.
Overall Review: I know people are reading this and being scepticle, but just for your knowledge, I own a computer repair business with Ipod service. I know what I am talking about , and would not just make a bad review out of anger. This is really a bad product. With all the work it takes to replace this screen, it is definately not worth it to buy a screen that you don's know for sure is any good. Especially for those who do not have a high tech knowledge. With the first screen not working, I could have easily thought the device got ruined while I was replacing the screen, if I did not have experience with these devices.
Works great for AMD APU
Pros: Brought my temps down on AMD A8 3850 from 60c idle to 25c idle.
Overall Review: Had to replace another heatsink I purchased that had the heat pipe separated at the sink to cpu base. The separation idea was very bad. It lowers the cooling capacity. I did not know this when I bought it but this heatsink has the pipes together, and the cooling capacity is perfect. I don't know how much of a difference it would make with any other cpu but with the overheating issues of the APU's this is a great help.
Pros: Easy to apply, and does its job extremely well.
Overall Review: I have seen a lot of reviewers stating that it is difficult to apply this compound, but before I applied it I just warmed it in my hand for about a minute, and I used the application tool supplied with it, and had absolutely no problems. I did have to remove the heatsink while I was trying to figure out how to put the heatsink on, and noticed that after it setup for a couple of minutes the compound will break up if you try to move it, so it is just important to leave it alone once it is applied. Also I applied a thin coat to the processor as well. This is going to be my new go to paste.
Pros: Shipped from China and only took 15 days. Answered my e-mails very promptly. Also the only company on newegg with this fan.
Overall Review: I noticed a LOT of people complaining about shipping time, so I have to say GROW UP!!!! It's coming from China! It takes time wwhich they have NO control over. It took 15 days for me ot get this fan and that is actually half the time of typical China post time. My friend waited a full month for an item from China so this is actually pretty fast. If you need it today then you should shop somewhere else and not leave all the negatives comment to ruin business for these people. And no I do not know any of them nor have I talked to any of them.
Pros: NONE!!!!!! This card runs very poorly compared to other cards in this price range!
Cons: Had problems with it right out of the box, and have dealt with it for almost two years. I know it seems long, but I only use it for about half hour a week to play FSX, and anything else I have tried to play has been shutting off the monitor. Thought it was just a driver issue but today it died out of the blue!
Overall Review: Stay away from MSI! They use garbage to put together their products!