Joined on 12/27/10
Pros: - Tons of VRAM - Great looks and cooling -Backplate is awesome - Shreds BF1 in 2560x1440 This card gave my machine the adrenaline shot it needed. Paired with an aging i5-3550 and still rocking 60 fps at near ultra settings in most new games
Cons: - Some software issues with installing the card, nothing that wasn't fixable
Overall Review: Ran into an issue when first installing the card. Couldn't get my machine to post after installing the card, after running the gambit of troubleshooting I was beginning to think my card was DOA. Turns out I had to change the PCI Device ROM priority to legacy mode in my BIOS. Gigabyte tech support suggested trying this, after making the change all is working great! Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (Ivy Bridge)
Awesome keyboard, Awesome Price
Pros: Mechanical keyboards are the way to go for gaming, never realized how nice one actually is until buying this one. Do not hesitate because it's refurbished. Arrived in like new condition, no signs of wear anywhere on the keyboard. No fraying on the cable, not even wear on the USB plugs.
Overall Review: Really not very noisy, louder than a traditional membrane keyboard, but the trade off is 100% worth it.
Worked for me!
Pros: Easy install, not giving me any problems.
Cons: The 2 PCI-E slots closest to the big heatsink on the board, are a little close to the RAM slots. I have a tuner card I tried to put there, so I didn't have to but it up against my GPU. I don't know if my tuner card is above average in length or not. But it stuck out to far, and covered 2 of the RAM slots, making them un- usable. Definitely consider this if your not fond of high-GPU temps. I just moved some fans around to compensate for the lack in airflow. Not a deal-breaker though
Overall Review: Nice heat-sink, and colors.
Pros: I couldn't believe the performance increase from my 9500GT. The frame-rates I get in games now is incredible. It runs Black Ops perfectly, despite the games many bugs. Borderlands on full is at least 80-100 FPS.
Overall Review: ALOT bigger than it looks, not a bad thing though. Definitely make sure you case has plenty of room. I recommend the GPU to any gamer, that doesn't have a huge budget.
Pros: Looks cool, for the price. Has awesome airflow. I have the 3 120mms.
Cons: Some of the threads on the holes were a little hard to get started, definetley not a deal-breaker though. The side panel takes quite a bit of force to get off, the hand hold could be better.
Overall Review: Blue LED fan in the front is a nice touch. Case is loud, but not an obnoxious kind of loud, or an un-healthy loud.
Slightly overpriced in my opinion, but it's the one I wanted and it works greats. Install was a bit tricky, but only due to my inability to read the instructions properly. It keeps my overclocked i5 nice and cool. The RAM clearance is my favorite part,.