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Chris H.

Chris H.

Joined on 08/29/02

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Most Favorable Review

Proper setup and case is needed

ASUS Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
ASUS Radeon R9 390X 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-R9390X-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING

Pros: Excellent performance in all games at ultra settings. Fan curve settings keep my card idling at 42 and under load at 62. No matter how long i play, it hovers at 62 C MAX. I installed the latest beta driver 15.7.9 and my performance greatly increased. No issues with windows 10 either. This will do me well until the new video cards from AMD with HBM2 arrive next fall.

Cons: Long card, not necessarily a con, just be prepared and make measurements. In my Antec 900, the front fan HD cages had to be moved forward one screw notch or 1mm in order to fit this video card. literally wall to wall.

Overall Review: People experiencing heat issues: 85 C is normal temps for silent fan profiles. Adjust your fan curves to run at lower temperatures. Almost every single issue talked about here is general lack of knowledge or insufficient air flow in their case.

10/17/2015
Most Critical Review

4 out 4 with the same problem out of the box.

Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-06 CC-9011145-WW White Steel / Plastic / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-06 CC-9011145-WW White Steel / Plastic / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Looks cool, decent organization

Cons: Defect in the design of the front panel button assembly that makes the power button stop functioning fairly quickly due to the mounting decisions they made for the button setup. have to put pressure in a certain way to get the buttons to work again.

I've ordered about 8 of these

Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Desktop (L3V-00001),Black
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Desktop (L3V-00001),Black

Pros: looks cool

Cons: Every single customer complained about bad performance and stuttering of input.

Overall Review: Unlikely to ever buy again.

Excellent card

ASUS ROG Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-RXVEGA64-O8G-GAMING
ASUS ROG Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card STRIX-RXVEGA64-O8G-GAMING

Pros: Beautiful card. Quality materials. Good thermals. RGB with aura integration is great. Very happy on my 34" 1440p ultrawide

Cons: None at all.

awesome sauce

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750 W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750 W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Well Built, consistent power, great deal

Cons: none

Overall Review: I have 4 of these in my systems here, They are great

Awesome asus

ASUS Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2
ASUS Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5/V2

Pros: This is an ASUS reference design that allows for more head room with Overclocking. Beautiful card, simple design. not very loud compared to other cards I've owned. Plays any game I have, and i have them all. Was a big improvement on the visual quality and geometric accuracy of my previous 4870. Absolutely worth it. Especially with DX11.

Cons: AMD drivers for windows 7 64bit are flaky at the moment, as with any new card + New OS. it still works great though. The card has a 128-bit Memory interface.

Overall Review: I can't wait until the 5970s come down in price.