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Corsair Neutron Series 2.5
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4 out of 5 eggs Fast, works, but has one issue... 10/04/2013

This review is from: Corsair Neutron Series 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-N64GB3-BK

Pros: I have my OS, most of my drivers, start-up apps, and my web browser on the SSD. With all of that, my computer boots up in under 10-15 seconds.
Bought this SSD for $85 total; tax included, and free shipping; took 4 days to get to me, so not too bad in wait time.
This is my first SSD; so it's super fast for me coming from a HDD all my life.

Cons: The only issue that I REALLY seem to have is that, 10GBs are just, missing. Before I installed everything, it only had 54GB of free space. Though, at some point during my installation of programs and the OS, I suddenly gained 10GB from out of the blue. Not sure if it was the software problem or the SSD, but ehhh~~ a bit sketchy on that.

Other Thoughts: The con, to me, is a big issue since the SSD isn't very big and im already down to 25GB of free space after installing everything that needed to be on the SSD. Although, aside from that, this is a very awesome SSD that I nabbed at a sweet price.

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST DirectX 11.1 N650TI TF 2GD5/OC BE 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: Upgraded from a 1 GB 560 non-TI. So everything this card has is a plus.

Cons: Not really sure why, but the memory clock for this video card seems to cap out at 3005MHz on kombustor for me. Even in some of my games it reaches and doesn't go any higher than that speed. Not sure if its a bug in the software or what the card runs at...

Other Thoughts: Aside from the con, the card is, overall, pretty solid. Stays below 50C in most of my games. Except in Planetside 2, it goes up into the 60C.

ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: As I said in my previous review where I gave it five stars, everything this card offers was a plus to me. Since I was upgrading from a four year old GTX 560 non-TI.
In the time I was using it, the card ran pretty smoothly without much problems. I had the core overclocked at 1100MHz and the memory overclocked at 6100 MHz. The temps always stayed at 60C, with my fans spinning at 80% whenever it got to or reached 60C. I didn't mess with the voltage much; I only used the voltage limit: keeping it at 105%.

Cons: However, I had to send this card back for a refund after running into a few problems that made me knock an egg off. First off, maybe it was just my card, but it made noticeable coil whine. Even when the card was idling, it made coil whine...
Then there was the heat sink. Whenever I held it, the heat sink felt wobbly; as if it wasn't secured tightly. Then, when it was inside my machine, I noticed the heat-sink 'dangling' a bit from the PCB. I put a bit of pressure on it; my case was open, and found that the heat sink wasn't making enough contact with the GPU. Resulting on GPU Tweak's monitor for the heat, to jump 5-15 degrees C. I tried tightening the screws, but they were already as tight as they could be, and noticed that the screws were slightly longer than they needed to be, and had coil springs on them to 'help support' the weight of the video card when it was inside of my case. Which didn't help at all and was the reason for the 'wobbliness' of the heat sink; cause it wasn't secured enough!

Other Thoughts: I don't know, maybe I just got a bad card, or the card was intended to be like that; cause it feels like Asus skimped out on some of the bits for the heat sink. This was my first time trying out Asus; coming from an MSI GTX 560 non ti, and it really has put me off from buying another one... *shrugs*
In summary, its a really good card with a lot of features behind it, but, for me, has a really big issue with the loose heat sink and the coil whine. Granted, the whine is easy to ignore, but it did get on my nerves after a week of use...


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