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David F.

David F.

Joined on 12/02/09

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Most Favorable Review

Cheap and stable.

ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I wanted a board that could OC well, and did not have tons of features that I would never use, and don't want to pay for. This is it. Running an i5-3570K @ 4.5Ghz all of the time, played around at 4.8 for benchmarking and this was rock solid.

Cons: None.

Most Critical Review

Removed GTX 470, looks like I'm putting another one back in!

MSI GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N570GTX-M2D12D5
MSI GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card N570GTX-M2D12D5

Pros: Cheapest 570 on here, working so far. No funky graphics or artifacts. Faster than my 470.

Cons: Well, I ordered what I THOUGHT was a reference model GTX 570. What I got was a GTX 470 PCB and cooler, with a 570 GPU and RAM. I did some google searching, found out this has happened to a few other people as well. At this point, I am going to email for a return, or an exchange for a model closer to what I planned on getting. I am afraid to try overclocking at this point, who knows if it can handle it... I guess I don't like putting 75% of the same card back into my computer for over $300.

Overall Review: I will update if anything changes, for now I am posting this so others think twice before making this purchace.

Great in Crossfire!

PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV5E
PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV5E

Pros: Nice price, free games, decent aftermarket cooling.

Cons: Prices jumped in the last couple of weeks, but that's not an issue with the card.

Overall Review: Works great in Crossfire with my 7970, solid build, nice cooler, does exactly what I was hoping for and expected.

Excellent CPU for the money

Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K
Intel Core i5-3570K - Core i5 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop Processor - BX80637I53570K

Pros: Runs fairly cool with my H50, overclocking is stupidly easy. Sitting at 4.5Ghz right now, I have run some benchmarks at 4.8Ghz without trouble as well. I am a gamer, so the HT offered by the i7 was not something I would use, saved some money!

Cons: I never installed it, but the stock heatsink looks fairly poor.

DOA, it might work great... if it works.

Wine Enthusiast 495 10 50 Electric Blue Push-Button Corkscrew Silver
Wine Enthusiast 495 10 50 Electric Blue Push-Button Corkscrew Silver

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Well, it was DOA, I never got to use it. I sent an RMA request, and called a few times, never got the return packaging. Now I have contacted them, and they said it was past the return point. It's a lovely paperweight.

Cool and quite, destroys games!

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Full PCB, higher than 680 clocks, runs cool. I have a custom fan curve and I can barely hear it until the fan spins up past 80%, the temps run in the high 50s low 60s. This thing rips into every game I play without any trouble at 1080p. I came from a GTX 570. Running a Phenom X6 @ 3.5Ghz.

Cons: None.