Date Joined: 05/08/09
Pros: - Fast (Gigabyte 1070 G1 >= 1070ti)
- Quiet (no coil whine or fan noise)
- Durable (no DOA)
- Powerful (OC boost clock hits 2000Mhz+ during games)
- RGB (it’s there)
- Efficient (Runs Cool on OC mode; 65c Avg. on air)
Cons: - Too few video outs
- No DVI-A compatibility (if you have a VGA monitor this card will only support one monitor with an HDMI/VGA adaptor. No DVI-A support)
Overall Review: I waited a while to purchase a card because they are so expensive, but this card was the only reasonably priced card with real performance.
I have been amazed with this card. It outperforms every other 1070 on the market, and most of the RTX 2060s, and can hold it’s own with the 1070ti/1080 crowd. And now it’s even cheaper than when I bought it!
I play Combat flight sims in VR, so 90fps is a must just to keep from getting sick. This means the GPU has to render two images at 90fps+ each to get seamless performance. This card can do it. It takes a 1070ti’s or above to provide that level of performance in all the benchmarking and researching the community did for VR.
The math just makes sense - $600+ performance at half the price.
Pros: This is a good, solid board. Biostar really made an impression on me with it. The layout of the PCI slots, the M.2 slot, the twin ethernet connections and four USB 3.0, the high quality onboard sound, and construction of this board are all high quality. If you are a ATI (or is it AMD now?) GPU user, this board is what you need. It can hold it's own with the best of ASUS, AsRock, or MSI and for a fraction of the price. Good solid buy for ATI/AMD users. Not good for Nvidia users.
Cons: While this board is crossfire certified, you get not luxury for nVidia. Two nVidia cards on this board is a waste unless you have always used one card for physX processes. I can't stress this enough, there is NO SLI CAPABILITY on this board. None.
Overall Review: I didn't realize that this board didn't have SLI capability until after I installed it. However this board is so strong that I still see an increase in performance compared to my old ASRock z68 extreme 3 board. If it had SLI capability I would have rated this board highly. Like I said, if you use ATI/AMD cards, this board is for you, you will save money and not sacrafice any performance at all. All in all, for Biostars first attempt in a while for a performance board, not bad at all.
Pros: Customizable DPI, Sensitivity stages, independent X and Y axis sensitivity, Plenty of buttons, good shape/feel, profile manager and creator, Wireless and Wired mode.
Cons: Wireless connection problems sometimes, buttons too sensitive, short battery life
Overall Review: I bought this mouse over three years ago, I have dropped it, smacked it, and done just about everything you can do to a mouse and I have not had any problems with it. One problem with this mouse however is that it will not track on smooth surfaces. I wore down an aluminium mouse pad's anodized coating and made it shiny, that is when the tracking problems began. Switched to a new mouse pad and good as new. Buttons are in good places also, not too many but not to few, all withing fingers reach. Great mouse, really happy with it. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good mouse in the future.
Pros: The headsets strongest pro is that it is super light and comfortable. So, if comfort is what you looking for, then you have a friend in this headset. The microphone is very sensitive and pics up almost everything. The only other pro is that this headset does have great clarity in the sound that it puts out. Highs and Lows ring through nicely.
Cons: The volume that the headset is capable of putting out isn't that great. You can hear ok as long as you don't have to listen for anything faint. The microphone isn't as adjustable as I would like it to be. It's a little too short and doesn't get to the corner of your mouth. Pics up everything but your voice.
Overall Review: If you are looking at these headphones, chances are you're a gamer and the razer name has caught your attention. So, with that in mind, you can't hear footsteps or any faint sounds loud enough to distinguish them, the microphone often pics up your game instead of your voice even though the volume isn't that loud. It's a mess as far as I'm concerned. If you want a good set of headphones... look somewhere else.