Joined on 06/22/08
Pros: Still running no overheating.Crossfired with a powercolor 6970. Plays cod waw,fallout 3,farcry 3,and others on ultra high settings with no problems so far. Heat is normal range 65 c according to next cam report cpu phenom II 955 55 c. Cpu may be a little of a bottleneck,but works fine so far.
Cons: none at this time. Will update if I encounter any.
Overall Review: Get 2 of these cards for around $200 set up crossfire and you will not regret it at all. My pc spec. cpu phenom II 955 x4 ram Kingston hyper x 1600 2x4 gig =8 gig motherboard Gigabyte ga990fx-ud3 rev 4.0 videocard 6970 powercolor,6970 sapphire crossfired. ssd samsong 250 gig hdd 1000 gig off brand x 2 powersupply generic modular galaxis 600 w case antec darkfleet x 3 fans cpu cooler XIGMATEK
Rosewill network card
Pros: Card has good connection seems to be a stable connection. My net is reasonably faster. Despite what other reviews say the installation was so easy to do I cant believe the reviews!!!!!! rosewill has good products I know I have quite a few.
Cons: None excellent product hands down. If you know how to install drivers correctly!!!!
Overall Review: To install this card do the following 1. If you have a pci-e or pci card in now uninstall it in device maneger. click on control panel, click on system and security, under system click on device manger, then you will see all devices in your system, click on network adapters, this will display your current wifi card find it and uninstall it if you do not have one do nothing. 2. Shut off pc. 3. unplug power cable push power button to cycle out any left in power ground yourself and pull out old wifi card.( ground yourself because static electricity can destroy pc components) 4. Place your new wifi card in your pc's pci-e slot(a x1 or x4 slot will work. 5. Plug back in power and cables and power on pc. 6.Once windows has booted click on control panel find system and click on device manger and click on network adapters and there should be your new card shown with a yellow triangle. 7. Load in your new drivers, right click on your new wifi card and click on install driver click browse find drivers for your operating system and load them ( if you want newest drivers you need to download them before you start this installation.
6970 PowerColor gaming Card
Pros: Just installed yesterday. prev. card it replaced was a 5850 1GB. It is louder than my old card But it should preform better. the heat this card puts off is in normal range 31c idle-60c at full load in mark vantage test that I did when I installed it. Researched this and it is a good temp. Will up date post if any thing goes wrong with it. Good bang for your buck Gaming card. Top-notch
Cons: Little louder than my old card, but better performance. had no sound after install. 1) Had to go to control panel 2) Hardware and sound 3) then under Sound click manage audio devices and make Amd HDMI audio the default device and now I have sound.
Overall Review: One of the best cards for $ to performance at this time Don't pass it up you will regret it you could use two for crossfire for $200.00 cant beat that.