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Pros: Overall great performance, though not as big of a jump as I was expecting coming from a GTX280.
Works flawlessly with an Apple 27" Cinema Display using a MiniDP -> DP converter cable.
Cons: Card gets quite loud during gaming, and isn't even all that quiet at idle either. Most of the heat does not get expelled from the rear vent, so be prepared for an extra fan in your front bay if you don't want your hard drives to cook.
Other Thoughts: Unless you specifically need the Displayport, I would go with a reference design card instead.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold (SS-650KM Active PFC F3) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Hasw
Pros: The fan does not turn on at all when just dabbling around in windows or browsing the net. And even when it does during serious gaming, its superbly quiet.
On top of that, it runs unbelievably cool. My old Corsair PSU would be hot to the touch most of the time. The X650 is completely cool, even without the fan running!
I can't speak much for the voltages, but its been stable thus far. Everything about the PSU just screams quality.
Cons: They could have thrown in a few cable ties?
Other Thoughts: Yes it costs a lot. But if you are a "normal" computer user (single high end video card) who upgrades once every couple of years, you can easily expect to be using this guy for 8 years down the road. Thats a good 2-4 builds depending on how often you upgrade! Hopefully they don't change the ATX spec by then!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Stick
Pros: Installed without a hitch on XP sp2. It scanned for OTA channels and found 22 here in NYC. Thats more than my huge rooftop antenna picks up!
HDTV (especially in 1080) looks awesome on a nice widescreen display. Channels switch fast and signal stays locked on decently well.
The included software also seems pretty good. It allows you to record anything you see (in HD!) using MPEG2. It even allows you to convert and sync whatever you record to another device such as an iPod for on the go viewing.
Cons: Software hangs occasionally if you switch to a channel with very poor reception.
Other Thoughts: For the price ($30 with free shipping) this really can't be beat.READ FULL REVIEW