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Deborah M.

Deborah M.

Joined on 12/17/02

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome Card/RMA

SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost 100352FLEX-2
SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost 100352FLEX-2

Pros: Put in a new build, going from Sapphire 6870's in crossfire, this card out performed them at stock settings. I was able to play all my games at max/ultra settings @ 1920x1080. Got good benchmark scores and 80+ FPS on ingame benchs at max settings. I am quite happy with the performance of the card.

Cons: Not so much as a con as my card seems to have some issues. After trying many different solutions all to which were unable to fix my problem. My card in 2d 'mode' mainly desktop and in game videos that didn't require 3d processing my card 'glitched' quite a bit, causing artifacts and distortion and occasional screen flickering. I just hope this is an issue with this paticular card and not the model itself. And note that i was running the card at stock with no over clocking.

Overall Review: RMA'ing for a replacement. Having high hopes that the replacement will perform as expected, otherwise i highly recommend this card. Would have given 5 eggs, but the fact i have to RMA due to a fault in the card i had to give it 4. May review again when new one arrives and do initial testing.

Most Critical Review

Nice Keyboard, Lousy Operation

Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100, Anti-Ghosting feature, Fully programmable keys, 10 profiles setting
Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100, Anti-Ghosting feature, Fully programmable keys, 10 profiles setting

Pros: I wish i knew.

Cons: From day one it didn't work right. Software CD would not recognize this keyboard. Half the keys wouldn't respond when typing. The space bar would only work when it wanted. What a waste of $20. I am highly disappointed in this product. Probably not even worth sending back in.

Overall Review: Personally i would stay away from this board, i should have listened to the negative reviews with the issues this keyboard has had. They surely were not lying. It was a promising board and i liked the layout and the rubberized (a,s,d,w) and (up,down,left,right) keys.

Sapphire AMD Graphics Cards, Why I love them!

SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100361-2SR
SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card 100361-2SR

Pros: I've been purchasing Sapphire AMD graphcis cards for a long time and have had relatively no issues with them except one but the turn around for replacement was quick and easy and the support was helpful. They've all performed well and met my every need for fast high FPS gaming. From the 6000 series to the R9 290X cards. The R9 290X Tri has by far been my best experience as it plays everything i could possibly want at the highest settings without any stutter or slow down and makes every game look amazing. It stays nice and cool at idle and doesn't get too hot when playing even the most demanding game. You can't go wrong with this card and you can't go wrong with Sapphire!

Cons: none

Overall Review: none

Great RAM

XPG 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
XPG 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G

Pros: Good solid ram, runs fast and affordable.

Cons: Had problems after a couple days of use. MB recognized it as 1333 out of package. Manually set to 1600. Ran fine for the first two days then i started getting a lot of memory related errors and application crashes. Went into BIOS and checked the timings and voltage, timings were set correctly but the voltage was wrong, raised from 1.25 to 1.55v and now they are running great.

Overall Review: Remember to check your memory settings after installing them, that may fix most of the problems some people have with this ram.

Fast, Reliable, Cool

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ955FBGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - Phenom II X4 Deneb Quad-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor - HDZ955FBGIBOX

Pros: - Fast Quad Core AMD Processor - Runs Cool I was a bit optimistic at first about getting this processor but after receiving it and setting it up i was not disappointed at all. It over clocks very well and stays cool. I have it OC'ed at 3.6Ghz running 27 degrees celcius at idle and barely even reaches 32 degrees celcius under load. I'm using the Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler for my cooling device and it has not disappointed at all.

Cons: I have yet to come across a single one.

Overall Review: I may just have to purchase another to build a second system with.