Date Joined: 04/29/11
Pros: In a short Amount of time I've seen quite and improvment over my GTX 650 Ti boost. I went from High settings on BF4 to ultra, Same with Titanfall. Playing with full settings and insane textures. Luckily enough I grabbed this on the labor day weekend sale for $150, and It's worth every penny. Also I don't have the fan noise most people complained about that had me a little scared. I've not heard a sound even while under load.
Cons: It wont make me a sammich!
Overall Review: I would have liked it even more if it had 2xHDMI output, but oh well.
Pros: Cheap, and easy to install. I'm sure their are much better sounds cards out there, but for this price you can't go wrong.
Cons: Finding drivers can be a bit of a pain if you don't know what your looking for.
Overall Review: If you read the comments you can find the drivers with a little effort, and it does work on Windows 7 64bit. I've built 2 rigs using Windows 7 and used this card in both. The first is about 5 years old now, and it still works.
Pros: My cpu temps dropped from 32c at idle to 21c. Not bad for under $25. It was relatively easy to instal on my MSI 870-G45 MOBO, even if this was my first aftermarket cpu fan/heatsink attempt. Its pretty quiet as well. My case fans pretty uch cover up any noise coming from it.
Cons: It's big lol Make sure you have the room. It barely cleared the side fan on my Raidmax Tornado case.
Overall Review: When I build another computer I will definitely buy another of these to install. They look amazing, and keep a good temp.
Pros: I used this mobo for my first build over a year ago, and It still runs great. When it was available it had an amazing price. I did have some BSOD at some point, but that was due to some incompatible ram I was using. This thing has been a workhorse. With my setup I've been running games like Sleeping Dogs, Transformers Fall of Cybertron, and just about any other game on high to ultra settings. If
you want a budget built PC that will hold its own then you can't beat this mobo.
MSI 870-G45 mobo
AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE
Radeon HD 5770
Diamond Extreme 7.1 audio card
10gig Ballistix ram
750 watt PSU
Raidmax Tornado case
Cons: NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE!!! I planned on building more budget PC's for some family members using this mobo. Guess I better look somewhere else.
Overall Review: The blinking link can be annoying if you have a see thru case. My suggestion...put more lights in it!!!