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Michael B.

Michael B.

Joined on 03/26/08

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SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100280SR
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100280SR

Pros: Very fast, plays every game I want it to and then some. Looks like a monster.

Cons: Its hot, loud, and doesn't make me coffee in the morning.

Overall Review: I had recently wrote a review about this card and how it was basically a piece of junk. Turns out it probably wasn't the first 5970 I bought that was defective, it was my motherboard. The PCIe slot(s) were shot. So if there is a way to remove my previous review, I will do so. And my apologies to Sapphire. On another note, don't be afraid to invest in some kind of cooling system for this bad boy. I'm personally getting an Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 5970 VGA Cooler.

Can't choose? Get this one.

KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000 W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-1000MA1S 1000 W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: If you can't chosse a PSU to get, just get this one. Trust me.

Cons: Not really a con, but wish there were different colors of this PSU model.

Overall Review: GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 890FX Motherboard AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 KINGWIN Mach 1 1000W SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB Internal Hard Drive SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970

Junk

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: None, really.

Cons: The PCIe Slots were shot/defective when I received this item. Was not very happy, especially after buying a $700 graphics card.

Overall Review: Out of all the motherboards I have owned, they have all been ASUS (except for my current one), and I have had to RMA/replace them. I have gone through FIVE motherboards. The fifth not being ASUS and actually working. GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 890FX Motherboard AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 KINGWIN Mach 1 1000W SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB Internal Hard Drive SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970

Two words: Awe. Some.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Pros: It can handle anything I through at it without a burp.

Cons: Didn't come with a puppy.

Overall Review: GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 890FX Motherboard AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 KINGWIN Mach 1 1000W SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB Internal Hard Drive SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970

Just get it

Western Digital Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good price for the amount of storage

Cons: It didn't come with a waffle maker.

Overall Review: GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 890FX Motherboard AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 KINGWIN Mach 1 1000W SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB Internal Hard Drive

Get this board

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It works. Tons of OC'ing features. Looks pretty. It has true dual x16 slots (x16 for slot 1, and x16 for slot 2)

Cons: Doesn't make my bed.

Overall Review: GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 890FX Motherboard AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 KINGWIN Mach 1 1000W SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB Internal Hard Drive