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Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Joined on 10/29/01

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Very fast card

MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC
MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC

Pros: Runs Skyrim in Ultra @ 1080P pegged at 60 fps (vsync). Works with my 3D projector (720p unfortunately). Not noticing the noise issue, but my machine isn't silent to begin with.

Cons: Big, but that is to be expected for a high end card.

Overall Review: This card looks exactly like the reference card in reviews. Wish I had sprung for a 120Hz monitor.

Good deal on a good laptop

Acer Aspire R R5-471T-51UN Ultrabook Intel Core i5 6200U (2.30 GHz) 256 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 520 Shared Memory 14" Touchscreen Windows 10 Home 64-Bit (Manufacturer Recertified)
Acer Aspire R R5-471T-51UN Ultrabook Intel Core i5 6200U (2.30 GHz) 256 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 520 Shared Memory 14" Touchscreen Windows 10 Home 64-Bit (Manufacturer Recertified)

Pros: High spec machine Solidly built - has a quality feel to it Runs desktop apps and minecraft well Boots pretty fast Cheap

Cons: I had an issue with "ghost touches" ie the touchscreen was registering many touches I was not making and causing the computer to go crazy. It only happened when the laptop was plugged into AC and at maximum brightness. I called the Acer refurbished service number in the box, and the sent me a new charger. Problem solved.

Overall Review: Hard to beat the specs for the price, and an overall quality laptop.

12/30/2016

Quiet and works

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Fit in my case no problem. Powers my new EVGA 570GTX with lots to spare. Quality hardware and premium packaging.

Cons: none yet.

12/12/2010

Great low light shots

Canon PowerShot S95 Black 10.0 MP 3.0" 461k LCD 3.8X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot S95 Black 10.0 MP 3.0" 461k LCD 3.8X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

Pros: I was looking for an upgrade to my Canon powershot. I have had several cameras in the 'digital elph' line and was looking for better low light performance and more options, while still being pocketable. This camera delivers. The shots taken indoors with normal room lighting and no flash are great. Perfect for people with kids. A high quality product.

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: I was also looking for something that can give a 'depth of field' effect also. This camera can do that to a limited extent, but not like a DSLR with the right lens. Can't fit a DSLR in my pocket though, not even the new EVIL ones like the Sony NEX-3.

12/12/2010

Fast and quiet

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 012-P3-1570-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 012-P3-1570-AR

Pros: I'm upgrading from a Radeon 4870 and this card is much much faster. Definitely worth the upgrade for me. Card is well priced for the performance and quality of the product. The card is fairly long (had to cut away part of the hard drive bracket in my case). I also had to upgrade my power supply (went with 650W). I can now place Crysis Warhead with gamer settings at 60+ fps. This card basically crushes every game except Metro 2033.

Cons: Non yet.

Overall Review: One of the reason I chose this card is for 3D Vision support. I have a H5360 projector.

12/10/2010

Great experience so far

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD
Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD

Pros: A nice look and feel upgrade from XP. Installed with no issues, including all my hardware. So good extras like Media Center and Backup. No crashes so far. I had some trouble finding a driver for my USB wireless adapter (DWL-G122) but found one on the web that worked perfect.

Cons: none.