Date Joined: 04/06/07
Pros: does what it's supposed to at the advertised speeds.
Cons: heatsinks are a bit on the large side, could interfere with someone elses install. didn't effect me though.
Overall Review: had to manually set the right speed in the BIOS, defaulted to 1333. no biggie.
Pros: 2 PCIe slots @16X. price. easiest install i've ever done.
Cons: like everyone else said, the 3rd PCIe slot is in a dumb place. i dont plan on ever using it so it doesn't effect me. only 5 Sata inputs.
Overall Review: like someone else said, if you're using a phenom proc. the ram maxes out @1600. was planning on doing a complete windows reinstall after swapping mobo's and ram, didn't need to. it booted right up, installed the drivers with the included disk. - the end. the ram did clock to 1333 upon initial install. had to manually set it to 1600.
Pros: Only compatible with Intel X79 chipsets
Cons: Only compatible with Intel X79 chipsets
Overall Review: ordered this without reading the fine print. i'm sure it's fine RAM, just don't want anyone making the same mistake i made.
Pros: amazingly fast. couldnt believe the performance gains from my old athlon x2 2.6. i got this as an upgrade to play bad company 2. went from 31FPS to 80 FPS at the same graphics settings of 1920 x 1080 high settings.
Overall Review: running this on an AM2+ board with 4GB pc2 6400 and 2 ATI 4850's in crossfire.
Pros: price, appearance, HDMI at this price with 1080p is amazing. i'm sure there are better monitors out there. but at what price points are we talking?
Cons: none that i can find.
Overall Review: no dead pixels, no light bleed of any kind that others say they have. maybe i just got lucky. and the menu buttons arent as bad as people make them out to be. you use them once pretty much so no big deal. running dvi to dvi, looks fantastic. havent tested the hdmi port yet. that'll be soon enough, i'm sure it only looks better then. GOT IT IN 2 DAYS!!!! newegg rocks. we all know
Pros: very inexpensive for the amount of power you get
Cons: it does run hot and it actually froze COD4 until i found how to fix the problem. google on how to increase the fan speed, becuase its set to only run at like 22% or something. set it to 60 - 70% and it'll fix that
Overall Review: my monitor can only run up to 1600 x 1200, but all setting on COD4 are maxed out, i'm running 80 - 90 FPS with this card at that resoultion. and thats with only 1 card. i'll get a new monitor soon and we'll see if i need to get another 1 of these.