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Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Joined on 02/16/04

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Most Favorable Review

Not bad

MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9 270X GAMING 2G
MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9 270X GAMING 2G

Pros: My card runs cool usually idles around 30-35C case temp is usually about 25-30C. Under full load i dont see much over 60. My 560ti could hit over 90 sometimes. It plays games well i havent noticed any stuttering or artifacts and all games are max settings.

Cons: I had the common flickering problem. After a few hours of googling i was able to find a bios and reflashed it and the problem disappeared. At the time that i bought the card you could only use the beta drivers from amd, i dont usually like to load beta anything. A later driver release claims to have fixed the flickering problem.

Overall Review: I bought this card for 199.99 in november 2013 and now as of mid-february it is 279.99. At this price you might as well buy the superior gtx 760 and save 20-30 bucks while you're at it.

Most Critical Review

Good spec laptop, bad QC and support from Lenovo

Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H - 17.3" 144 Hz IPS - AMD Ryzen 7 5000 Series 5800H (3.20GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 16 GB DDR4 - 512 GB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (82JY009EUS )
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H - 17.3" 144 Hz IPS - AMD Ryzen 7 5000 Series 5800H (3.20GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 16 GB DDR4 - 512 GB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (82JY009EUS )

Pros: - Great CPU and GPU, plays games wonderfully - Plenty of ports, supports USB-PD to (slower) charge the battery in case you don't have the Lenovo charger handy - Backlit keyboard with 10-key - 144 Hz display is smooth - Came with Lenovo's highest tier warranty

Cons: - Lenovo's highest tier warranty is still trash, supposedly comes with onsite repair but they won't honor it - QC on the product is sub-par, screen has terrible backlight bleed and they refuse to fix it because their remote techs can't see it from their end

Overall Review: This is a decent laptop, but watch out for defects and return it instead or trying to deal with Lenovo's garbage support. Unfortunately I waited until it was past the return window, so I am out of luck.

Great Ram

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR

Pros: Fast, stable at rated speed, got a good deal, was able to tighten the timings to 1T-9-11-10-28 same as the kit that costs $11 more

Cons: None, they work as advertised

Overall Review: I could not get this stuff to run at anything over 2133 even with extremely loose timings, but i cant say that's a con because they're not advertised to be able to do that tho some people have been able to

Nice card

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Runs BF3 perfect. Temps are low, idles around 35-40 depending on room temp. Furmark couldnt get it higher than 83 on Xtreme Burn-in. Looks nice.

Cons: When the fans started spinning around 73% I started hearing this grinding noise it turns out that the fans were sucking themselves into the two plastic bars that go across the front of them. I ended up just cutting them off because i didnt want to deal with returning the card.