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DEREK R.

DEREK R.

Joined on 05/25/10

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Good VR Graphics Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card TURBO-GTX1080TI-11G
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card TURBO-GTX1080TI-11G

Pros: I bought this GPU specifically to run VR graphics; and it does well. It also runs other high resolution games (ie: Elder Scrolls Online) well, too.

Cons: Like the other commentators who gave the card 1 egg, the card is loud. I have a sturdy Azza Zen case, so the noise is not too bad and is usually unnoticeable when playing games. Since it serves my purpose of playing VR, I gave it 3 eggs. The free gifts that were suppose to come with the GPU were not offered during purchase, and when I attempted to acquire the game codes after purchase, the Newegg site attempted to charge my account. Since the other commentators stated that getting support from Newegg is a hassle, I am not going to bother trying to get the free gifts. BLUF...the card is loud and you will not get your free gift.

Overall Review: Overall, the card doesn't seem bad. If you are not playing VR, there are quieter GPUs out there. If you are playing VR, you may want to compare with other GPUs. I bought this one because it had the highest specifications at the time of purchase.

Good Product, But Not Ideal For Full Size ATX Chassis

CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW
CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW

Pros: After installing the radiator, the applications that usually cause my CPU to overheat ran well without shutting down my computer. However, the real test will be when I connect the VR console. I suspect it will keep the CPU adequately cool.

Cons: I have to give this product 3 eggs due to a the short cooling tubes and the instruction booklet not specifying that the AMD CPU standoff treads are different on each end. My PC case (Azza Zen) is a full size ATX tower and the CPU is an AMD. The case recommends that the radiator is installed at the bottom of the tower. Unfortunately, the radiator tubes were too short to reach the CPU. So, I had to replace the 3 chassis fans at the top of the tower with the radiator and change the fan direction of all the chassis fans to blow air out from the base of the tower instead of the top. According to the installation guide illustrations, the Intel CPU standoff treads are the same on both ends of the long standoff, but different on both ends for the short standoff. For the AMD CPU standoff, the illustration shows the treads as being the same on both ends. I learned that the AMD standoff illustration was wrong when some of the standoffs fastened into the CPU base easier than others. I tested an individual standoff tread and realized that the broad treads fit into the CPU base and the fine treads fit the thumbscrew fasteners. Unfortunately, one of the standoffs treads was damaged so bad, the thumbscrew could no longer fit. Furthermore, the box only contained 4 AMD standoffs. So, the radiator pump is secured with only 3 thumbscrews.

Overall Review: If you purchase this product, your chassis must be a mid or mini ATX since the radiator tubes are too short for a full size ATX tower, and be cognizant that the AMD standoffs are misrepresented in the installation guide. If you have an Intel CPU, you should not have a problem.

Life is NOT so Good with LG!

CyberpowerPC Desktop PC Gamer Ultra 2042LQ Phenom II X4 965 (3.40GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CyberpowerPC Desktop PC Gamer Ultra 2042LQ Phenom II X4 965 (3.40GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Pros: So far, this has been the fastest computer I have recently used. The case is very attractive and the fans are relatively quiet.

Cons: On day one, this LG made computer had video and file errors. This is my first manufactured desktop computer. I personally built my last two computers nearly 7 years ago and did not experience any problems other than being obsolete over time. I am disappointed with errors, but as another viewer mentioned, the computer was not assembled well. If my current job assignment was not so demanding of my time, I would have built another custom computer. But I will attempt reseat the components when time permits. Hopefully, that will solve the problems with this computer.