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Zachary L.

Zachary L.

Joined on 07/04/07

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Most Favorable Review

Bought this specifically for Star Wars: The Old Republic

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1361-KR
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1361-KR

Pros: I have the 460m in my i7 laptop, and it could push swtor at 60fps, so i grabbed this card knowing it was budget friendly and more then capable. so far i have played BF3-Ultra, MW2-Max,Black Ops-Max, skyrim, wow, GTA, L4D2. everything has been flawless. and for what i bought it for which was star wars the old republic i get 100fps (80avg) in non combat, and 60(avg) fps in combat.

Cons: Shadows, not sure if it's the games or the cards limitations, but the shadows seem jagged, blocky, usually i kill shadows in all my games just because it's a 20fps loss.

Overall Review: When i first installed this on my motherboard (i was doing a new build) the system wouldn't boot, i removed it re-installed it and everything has been flawless. Also if you visit EVGA's website and download the "Percision" application there are a grip of overclocking features, and on screen display overlays you can uitilize. a forum search will give you guidlines on overclocking. Also as stated before this is v2.0

Most Critical Review

It's trash....Didn't even last a year.

PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4 Radeon HD 7950 Boost State 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4 Radeon HD 7950 Boost State 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: Well starting off, it was nicely priced and performed well... but had i known it wouldn't last in the long run i would have reconsidered.

Cons: Had it just under a year when it started to give artifacts in swtor, MoH:WarFighter, GW2, and more. I am not sure if it is just poor manufacturing on PowerColors part or what, but for the price i really expected to get more then a year of use out of it. I try to be a bit frugal with my money so i want to get the most value and bang for my buck, and particularly reliability, i get none of this from this product. Hell, i can't even get to the company website half the time to complain because it often is down.

Overall Review: save your money go with a better known company, get a better built product, and a better customer support, and PR department that will put some effort into establishing themselves as a reliable company.

Flawless

Seagate Desktop HDD ST320DM000 320GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST320DM000 320GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: installed, worked flawless, turned on ahci in windows, and my bios, installed without a hitch. Don't know why however but windows only rates this at 5.9, everything else in my build is 7.3+ and this bring me down to 5.9.. boo on microsoft.

Cons: none.

Worked great, installed flawlessly

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Pros: installed on new build, worked flawlessly, no hitch. in fact i ordered another 4gb to seperatly to bump me to 16gb.

Cons: none...well perhaps different heatsink color options?

Works

AMD FX-6100 - FX-Series Zambezi 6-Core 3.3 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor - FD6100WMGUSBX
AMD FX-6100 - FX-Series Zambezi 6-Core 3.3 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor - FD6100WMGUSBX

Pros: easy to install, didn't utilize the cooler opted for aftermarket Hyper 212 instead. Worked flawlessly

Cons: none

works great

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: worked great, installed on my new build, was detected and worked without a hitch.

Cons: none.