Joined on 09/16/05
SAPPHIRE 100242-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB
Pros: These are great cards. The single slot relatively short PCB design is great, allowing better air flow for cooling. Performance has been great and nearly zero driver issues in any games I own. I bought two for crossfire and the few issues remarks extends to crossfire performance. The 1 GB has really made a difference for my gaming at 1920 X 1280.
Cons: Really not much in regards to cons. When under heavy load the fans tend to spin up and get a little loud.
Overall Review: I thought about adding this into the Cons but didn't really fit. I bought my two a day after each other and one came from cali, and the other from tenn (or something). One is the Blue (like picture), and the other is the red one. Funny thing is my blue one actually had the lower temps. Did the BIOS flash from blue one to the red so they both have same bios and fan speeds. Presto, both cards are running relatively cool at 60C idle.
Patriot Viper PVS22G8500ELK
Pros: Rated speeds, sweet looks, and price
Cons: Bought before Newegg displayed that it was only for junk nvidia chipsets, yet after i had already mailed off for rebate. Wasted quite a bit of time switching settings before the answer was posted by newegg.
Overall Review: It works okay for me today in a secondary computer, but not at it's rated speed.
Pros: Overall I have Used Patriot memory for about 20 years. They have continued to produce quality standard products as well as performance products. This SSD is no different in providing satisfaction in purchase
Overall Review: Would definitely recommend the burst line of SSDs I have all the recent capillaries and have had no issues with them
Quieter than thought
Pros: The color is sharp and control is simple. The biggest positive for me is they are more quiet than I expected.
Cons: They seem to work well enough but sometimes I wonder how much air they move
Overall Review: I would recommend these fans, not too expensive, quiet and color is good. Only thing I don’t know about at this time is longevity of lights
Pros: Nice looking, and had good ratings, the modular cabling was decent, allowing for a good assortment connections.
Cons: Not good for a 3870x2 + 3870 build, because of the 3870x2's connections.
Overall Review: Bought this a while back, would have been a nice PS but returned it with no problems. I ended up getting rid of the 3 way crossfire after only a months time use anyway.