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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Value and Good sound

Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black Subwoofer
Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black Subwoofer

Pros: - Enough power and sound for an average setup in an average den - Sound quality is tight and not too boomy at moderate volume levels

Cons: - Would prefer a dedicated mono input

Overall Review: As stated above, the only flaw to me is the omission of a mono LFE input. The PSW12 which shares the same documentation has one. But I got this on sale for $99 so there is very little to complain about. You will need to play around with X-over settings and your receiver's settings to fine tune the sound, but that is part of the fun. Hopefully it will last a little while.

Does what it claims

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti MINI ITX OC 6G Graphics Card, Mini ITX Form Factor, 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6, GV-N166TIXOC-6GD Video Card
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti MINI ITX OC 6G Graphics Card, Mini ITX Form Factor, 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6, GV-N166TIXOC-6GD Video Card

Pros: - Fits in small form factor case - Easy setup and install

Cons: None, you may need a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter like I did if you are installing this in an older system.

Overall Review: I got this to replace a GTX-960-4gb as a final upgrade to my aging pre-built Dell for the ultimate in 1080p gaming. It was a marked improvement. I can get 75fps solid with ultra settings on just about every game I have including ROTTR, Project Cars 2, GTA5, Star citizen and more. I do get an occasional crash, but that could be my system. But overall I am pleased. 1660 Super is probably a better bang for the buck now that they are out though.

11/13/2019

Exactly as expected

EnLabs ADPCIE6P28P10CM 4 inch PCIe 6pin to 8pin Adapter, PCI-e 6-pin Male to 8-pin Female Converter for PCI Express 8pin powered GPU Video Card
EnLabs ADPCIE6P28P10CM 4 inch PCIe 6pin to 8pin Adapter, PCI-e 6-pin Male to 8-pin Female Converter for PCI Express 8pin powered GPU Video Card

Pros: Easy 1-way installation

Cons: None

Overall Review: This does exactly what you need if you have an older power supply with only 6 pin outputs and you install a fancy new graphics card that needs newer style 8-pin inputs. Just long enough to not be an issue with tucking it in, but not too short to make it hard to place it.

Does what it says

ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: No issues, I don't even think about it because it just works.

Cons: Nothing, just download the free app on your phone and upgrade the firmware if you think it isn't working right.

Looks Great, No Hassles

Planar PXN2770MW 27" IPS Full HD Professional Monitor 1920x1080, 14ms Response Time, 1000:1 Contrast, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, VESA Mountable
Planar PXN2770MW 27" IPS Full HD Professional Monitor 1920x1080, 14ms Response Time, 1000:1 Contrast, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, VESA Mountable

Pros: Worked fine right out of the box. Easy setup. Looks good.

Cons: Speakers are tinny and weak, but for this price range, what do you expect?

Overall Review: I bought this for an old system that is capable of 1080p and 60fps at best. The size and the price were what drew me.

Nice card. All expectations fulfilled.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB WINDFORCE 2X OC EDITION, GV-N960OC-4GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 4GB WINDFORCE 2X OC EDITION, GV-N960OC-4GD

Pros: Superb Value Compact design Great Performance

Cons: No frills instructions. Driver disc useless to me. Fans rev up from idle every few seconds.

Overall Review: I installed this in my 2 year old budget Dell XPS 8700 that had a OEM style GT635 1GB card installed. I don't play many games, and those that I do were immediately improved from the modest "Medium/High" settings they were on to "Ultra/YES/Bring it on!" settings they could be moved to on 1080p (WoW, World of Warplanes, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm). So if you are looking to bring new life to a modest machine, this is it. Especially if you only have 1 PCI-E slot with minimal clearance in a small case and a 460W PS like I do. Just make sure you upgrade all your drivers first and I had to upgrade my BIOS to get it to work which is always a hairy process. I also had to go to NVidia's site and download their drivers as the ones provided by Gigabyte caused the video to be slow and jerky and their provided OC software doesn't even run on my machine. I am running 64bit Windows 10, a i7-4770 3.4Ghz with 16Gb ddr3 1600mhz RAM. EDIT: I had to remove a star because despite how satisfied I am with the product I hate that I am missing out on the OC portion of the software. Mine also has the 2-sec fan rev up issue that other people have reported. That doesn't bother me as much because of the way I have my tower situated but the fact that if I wanted to fix it I'd have to upgrade the card's BIOS. The instructions and warnings are vague enough to where I haven't bothered with it and I will save it and looking for a solution to OC when the card's performance start's to disappoint...which so far it hasn't...still loving it. EDIT 2: I upgraded the card's BIOS and took care of the Fan rev up issue. EDIT 3: I maintain a solid 60FPS playing Doom at max settings in 1080P.