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Michael M.

Michael M.

Joined on 07/03/03

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4992-KR 6GB SC GAMING, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4992-KR 6GB SC GAMING, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card

Pros: Excellent card, and major upgrade. Runs every game with max settings( anti aliasing), and does not even blink or stutter. GTA 5 looks amazing. + one of the fastest video cards out there right now + lots of memory with 6 GB VRAM

Cons: None

Overall Review: I have been waiting to upgrade my gtx 680 2 gb, for a while now. I had that card for 3 years the day it came out, but I wanted something with more then 4 GB VRAM. This card not only has 6 GB RAM, but outperforms anything out there now, and very little differences from the Titan for much bigger savings. Temps at full load with high 97-99% GPU usage seem to hover around low 70's, fans get to 80-90%, but for that much speed I don't mind, and noise of fans are not that bad for a reference cooler.

Most Critical Review

Dead Pixels

ASUS  VE258Q Black 25" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 ASCR
ASUS VE258Q Black 25" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1 ASCR

Pros: The Monitor looked awesome for the first year I had it, but now I got stuck pixels that rapidly flash on and off especially on a dark screen it is much more noticeable, on the lower left hand side of the screen.

Cons: Stuck pixels

Overall Review: I know ASUS won't fix it since seems to be only 2-3 pixels, but it super annoying, and going to have to buy a new monitor I guess, I have tried everything to get it unstuck. Not sure which monitor to go with next time.

Superb

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Has everything I need, PCI-E 2.0, and max 16 gb ram

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: My system is as follows: Intel Dual Core E8400, OCZ Platinum 4 GB PC 8500, XFX GTX 260, WD 640 GB SE16 7200 RPM SATA, Corsair 750TX PSU, Samsung 22X DVD Burner SH-S223F, Lian Li PC-K7B Case seemed to take a long time to install Vista 64, but once up and running, it was fine

Excellent Case

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Lots of room, 3 120 mm fans, removable motherboard tray, fits my GTX 260 with 1 inch to spare, great cable management features

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: The GTX 260 OC at idle is 48, full load 80, and my E8400 dual core is 34 at idle and 50 full load with the stock cooler