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Sylvia M.

Sylvia M.

Joined on 02/10/06

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Most Favorable Review

Speed for less...

BIOSTAR GeForce 6800XT 512MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card V6802XA52
BIOSTAR GeForce 6800XT 512MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card V6802XA52

Pros: 256bit memory interface on a 512MB card for under $150...good buy. Best specs for any 512MB card on Newegg right now (May 15, 2006) Mem rate for all the 128bit cards around 12 GB/s...while this one should clock 23 GB/s! Almost double the performance for the same price as all those 128bit X1000 series ATI cards!

Cons: GDDR2 limits performance, clearly not the best gaming card out there...just the best one you can get for sub $xxx! Could have bigger fan/better heating.

Overall Review: Just ordered, will update on performance soon. My rig: 3Ghz P4 HT, 2GB GSkill (2x1GB PC3200, 400mhz) Mem, 160GB HD, 350W Power Supply.

Most Critical Review

Caused Crashes on an MSI MB, where my old MSI 5830 runs still with no issues.

MSI Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6850 Cyclone PE/OC
MSI Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity R6850 Cyclone PE/OC

Pros: Seemed to work for many, good specs and nice cooling.

Cons: I'd assume compatibility issues with some hardware still, makes little sense that my far more quirky MSI 5830 would never have a problem but this card caused black screens after an hour, and every 20 minutes or so gaming.

Overall Review: Works for most I'd still say this card is worth trying, my RMA went through flawlessly, thanks Newegg!

Clear, bright colors.

PLANAR PL2410W 997-6502-00 Black 24" 5ms  Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
PLANAR PL2410W 997-6502-00 Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

Pros: Clear picture you want and expect, no dead pixels or any visual anomalies what so ever.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Be aware of how low the base of this is. It works well on my desk as it sits on an elevated plane.

No Stability Issues, Great Card

PNY GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card VCG7600GXPB
PNY GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card VCG7600GXPB

Pros: OC's to 750/1500 with Riva no problem. Stable performance for low power supply PC's. Games with the best as well, just don't expect it to keep up with a 7900GT. Runs relatively cool (i.e. any airflow at all in your case will keep it stable) Great price for performance.

Cons: You could spend $40...$60 more and get an X1800 that smokes this card...all about what your price bracket is. nVidia still has the best mid-range cards with the 7600 series.

Overall Review: I have a X1600XT that performs equally. Games designed for ATI GPU's will run faster on an X1600 series GPU than this card. Of course the nVidia games will be superb with this GPU. Why can't they make them universal?

Solid

Tyris T701DB 17" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
Tyris T701DB 17" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: Works as advertised, no dead pixels . Gaming experience good so far. Great price point.

Cons: Not 19", oh well.

Overall Review: Casing is glossy black, so if you are looking for a matte finish (like I was) keep looking.

It really IS Cool!

Intel Pentium 4 631 - Pentium 4 Cedar Mill Single-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 86 (775_VR_CONFIG_05A) 65 (775_VR_CONFIG_06) Processor - BX80552631
Intel Pentium 4 631 - Pentium 4 Cedar Mill Single-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 86 (775_VR_CONFIG_05A) 65 (775_VR_CONFIG_06) Processor - BX80552631

Pros: Runs at 35C/15C (Load/No load) with Artic Frezzer Pro cooler, my house is 80F-90F daily, so you know it really is cool. Solid performer for gaming as well, cool under stress. Never seen it pass 38C.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: More expesive than Dual Core?