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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Joined on 04/03/11

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Absolutely excellent ram that performs extremely well both in both gaming and other applications

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0

Pros: I received a single module with the purchase of my Asrock 990fx Extreme9 motherboard about 2 weeks ago. The RAM runs excellently and I am glad that Newegg provided such a sweet deal. I did purchase another 8 GB for a total of 16GB of DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 Ram. Probably unnecessary for most applications but ram runs more efficiently in Dual Channel setup and when essentially only paying $55 (it was on sale when I bought the 2nd module) for 16 GB of ram was a complete steal. Prior to this RAM I had only ever owned Kingston and G. Skill modules but this RAM operates perfectly and I will indeed assess crucial technology in future purchases.

Cons: The RAM was not running at the said 1600mhz speed (no biggie most RAM does not run at its certified setting.) Went into the BIOS and changed the speed from (not sure why but the speeds are slightly askew) 1072 to 1605 mhz.

Overall Review: ASRock 990fx Extreme9 AM3+ Mobo AMD FX 8350 Vishera 8-core processor 16 GB Crucial Low Profile Desktop Ram 1 TB WD Caviar Black ASUS Radeon 7870 Ghz edition CM Storm Scout Lan Gaming case Fans: 3 x 120mm + 2 x 140mm Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W V2 High Performance PSU

I have owned numerous Radeon Cards Throughout the Years and This One is Just as Great!

ASUS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2
ASUS Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2

Pros: Prior to buying this Asus Card I have owned an ASUS ATI Radeon 9800, and a Sapphire Radeon 3850 and an Asus Radeon 5850. I have been loyal to Radeon since before AMD owned them and their technology has lasted and performed optimally for years. This card appears to be no different and I can assuredly say that two of them makes it all the more better. AMD provides ample support for their drivers and placing these guys in Crossfire is as simple as literally one click of a button. I play numerous games ranging from the Crisis series, to the Bioshock, to World of Warcraft, Battlefield and Call of Duty and I must say two of these can run them all on max settings (despite Ultra everything on Crysis 3 with medium settings for AA). In my room I do keep an air conditioner running at a solid 62 degrees to ensure cooling as well as multiple fans blowing on the cards from the side to ensure they remain cool. The highest temperatures I have seen are only 55 degrees Celsius! Amazing especially considering the Crossfire configuration. Overclocking them is a breeze and does provide a significant boost in several games with a slight increase of only 50MHz on the core clock speed. Absolutely amazing product that provides an excellent gaming performance, and I will definitely remain loyal to AMD/ATI in future graphics card purchases as well as ASUS as the distributor.

Cons: Honestly none, the cards are a little too close but that's due to ASUS's awesome cooling system as well as my motherboards pci-e slots.

Overall Review: ASRock 990fx Extreme9 AM3+ Mobo AMD FX 8350 Vishera 8-core processor 16 GB Crucial Low Profile Desktop Ram 1 TB WD Caviar Black 2x ASUS Radeon 7870 Ghz edition CM Storm Scout Lan Gaming case Fans: 3 x 120mm + 2 x 140mm Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W V2 High Performance PSU Tt esports Challenger Illuminated Keyboarad Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse