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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6183-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I bought the card to complement the HTC Vive since my older card (GTX 780) wasn't cutting it in some VR applications. I got the card, put it in the machine, updated the drivers and immediately noticed that almost every game and application ran much smoother.

Cons: Unfortunately, the card has a problem with the fan revving up and down like crazy. Any attempts to set a fan curve to combat this does not work at all. The programs that monitor the fan speed will report some totally wild number for RPM like 1044820 RPMs and then back to zero in the space of a few minutes. The Fan doesn't even need to run at this stage, it just kicks in when it goes from the desktop to a game and even during some movies.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure the card I got is somehow glitched, and I kinda hoped that a driver update could have fixed the issue, but it has been since June and several driver updates and the issue still persists (though not as bad as it was originally). If you can stand the sound of a leaf blower going off randomly while you play games, then this is still a great card. Otherwise you might want to put a lot of distance between your PC and your game controller so you don't have to hear it (I drag the HTC Vive into a different room so it doesn't bother me.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0, 08G-P4-6183-KR, 8GB GDDR5X, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I bought the card to complement the HTC Vive since my older card (GTX 780) wasn't cutting it in some VR applications. I got the card, put it in the machine, updated the drivers and immediately noticed that almost every game and application ran much smoother.

Cons: Unfortunately, the card has a problem with the fan revving up and down like crazy. Any attempts to set a fan curve to combat this does not work at all. The programs that monitor the fan speed will report some totally wild number for RPM like 1044820 RPMs and then back to zero in the space of a few minutes. The Fan doesn't even need to run at this stage, it just kicks in when it goes from the desktop to a game and even during some movies.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure the card I got is somehow glitched, and I kinda hoped that a driver update could have fixed the issue, but it has been since June and several driver updates and the issue still persists (though not as bad as it was originally). If you can stand the sound of a leaf blower going off randomly while you play games, then this is still a great card. Otherwise you might want to put a lot of distance between your PC and your game controller so you don't have to hear it (I drag the HTC Vive into a different room so it doesn't bother me.

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Rosewill RK-9000 - Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue Switches
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Weak mini USB ports 12/11/2013

This review is from: Rosewill RK-9000 - Mechanical Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue Switches

Pros: The nice thing about this keyboard is the blue switches. They feel great and once you get used to them there is simply no substitute for them.

You also get two cables to choose from: USB to mini USB on one cable (which gets you 6 Key Rollover) or PS2 to mini USB which gets you N Key rollover (basically you can hit every key at once)

The keyboard itself is pretty solid and feels rather heavy compared to the average rubber dome keyboard.

Cons: That mini USB port on the keyboard is weak. From the day I got it, that USB cable would wiggle just a bit. I avoided moving it for as long as I could because I had heard that the mini USB connection was weak.

Well, here I am a year later writing this review and the keyboard started acting up. It would act like it was unplugged and plugged back in... I would have to reach for the cable and wiggle it to get it to go back on and then finally the whole mini USB connection broke off inside the keyboard.

I loved this keyboard while it lasted, but that mini-USB connection is a deal breaker. I would have avoided this keyboard had I known this would happen.

Other Thoughts: It might be possible to fix it if you're handy with a soldering iron but I don't know. I don't really want to have to open the thing up and I might just find that it's impossible to fix

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Display Name: Lee R.

Date Joined: 12/30/04

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 11/27/05
  • Last Review: 10/29/16
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