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Silicon Power Slim S55 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: All the benefits of an SSD for a great price

Cons: This is the 3rd SSD I've picked up from Silicon Power. My 2 previous have been great but this one was defective. It happens, although never without frustrations when the computer part you're replacing is the hard drive.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend the product, however this time around I'll be getting a refund to try another brand. This is the first experience I've had with a defective SSD.

AMD A10-5800K Trinity Quad-Core 3.8 GHz Socket FM2 100W AD580KWOHJBOX Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Runs a stable 4.2GHz right out of the box
Works with 2400MHz DDR3
APU Gaming impressive

Cons: CPU runs a bit hot at higher voltages - Recommend aftermarket cooler to Overclock past 4.2GHz

Other Thoughts: Purchased this APU to replace older socket 775 system.
Performance is fantastic, and so is gaming.

Running stock 3.8GHz, no OC on the APU, memory at stock values I've had these gaming results:

Diablo3 1920x1080 max setting with vsync on, shadows off, solid 60FPS
Starcraft 2 1920x1080 Ultra Textures, High everything else, vsync on, 40FPS
Crysis 2 1920x1080, Gamer settings, 20FPS (Tweaked to have all settings low or off, 30FPS)

I would expect improvements if I overclocked the APU to 1GHz.

XFX HD-485X-YDDC Radeon HD 4850 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice design, I always look for a card the exhausts outside my case. Fan speed is tolerable up to 80% while gaming, much better than my 4870. Card stays in the 40C's while gaming. Great overall performance, with OC, great price, and life warranty make this the best 4850 on the market. Best card for gaming 1280x1024, but will also game high FPS @1920x1080 on older titles.

Cons: CCC for Windows 7 not fully operational yet. Still some bugs to be worked out. Main complaint being no display resolution options tab in CCC menu, you can only change them through Windows 7 menu's.


James C.'s Profile

Display Name: James C.

Date Joined: 11/23/08

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/28/08
  • Last Review: 07/26/16
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