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Andrew G.

Andrew G.

Joined on 05/04/11

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Cost Efficient

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD

Pros: Upgraded from a HD 6870 (2010). This card handles everything you throw at it in 1080p at easy. I dont have have 144hz monitor so I can not tell exact FPS but every game ive played hit 60FPS consistently. -Cheaper than most -1080p 60FPS gloriness -quite when not under load -easy to install (uninstall old drivers/plop card in/ install new drivers) -TW3 flawless -BF1 flawless -Skyrim.. you guesses it, flawless.. -need I saw more?

Cons: -slight coil whine when under load.. however.. it comes and goes.. its not always present and neither is it THAT loud.. more often than not your case fans will muddle the noise and you wont even know it exists.. -wasn't free -isnt pizza -doesn't give me 6 pack abs

Overall Review: TLDR: Great card for the money - plays everything you want it to exactly how you want it to. Just buy it

Excllent - Look no further

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: Bought in 2011 and still works today. Does everything I need it to when I need it to do something.

Cons: Can't think of one.

Amazing

Logitech Z623 200 Watts 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified
Logitech Z623 200 Watts 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified

Pros: Loud Bass, Crisp sounds.

Cons: None?

Overall Review: I do not have a sound card and my motherboard is not HD audio so with that being said I still get amazing sounds. These speakers will work great even with out a sound card. I can't say how much you're missing if you dont have a sound card but still. These speakers deliver. Shaking my walls. I can hear music from out side my house.. at 70% volume.

Unlocked though not quite stable.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 80W Desktop Processor - C3 Revision - HDZ555WFGMBOX

Pros: Fast at stock speeds, handles pretty much everything relativity everything.

Cons: My nature its not a quad. With that being said when you unlock the dormant cores be sure to run stress tests to make sure its stable. X_X... i didn't though it would boot fine and play battlefield on high settings 1080p. though when i benchmarked it crashed and blue screened. It's not as stable as i thought..

Overall Review: Still good enough to use for the next couple months- i've had it since end of may. Will upgrade to 6 core soon, possible when bf3 and skyrim come out. Specs: Rosewill challenger Phenom XII 555 unlokced - stock heatsink 8 gigs G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W (note to self... get modular next time)

Works

Western Digital Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 6gb-quite-worked.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Worked on first install. Booted up quickly. Not noisy at all. Though if you change your harddrive to Dynamic you might have a difficult time booting up... ect.

Rocks my Socks

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity HD-687A-ZNFC
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity HD-687A-ZNFC

Pros: Plays all my games on max settings, BFBC2 max, L.O.L maxed. Makes quick work of 1080p vids on youtube. Stays quiet and doesn't over heat.

Cons: None... :)

Overall Review: AMD Phenom xII 555 HD Radeon 6870 8gig Ripjaw 650W corsair Rosewill Callenger Asus VE247H monitor Asus core unlocker mobo