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ASUS STRIX-GTX780-OC-6GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: 6GB of VRAM, great for Watch Dogs. I've been tinkering with this card for about 2 weeks. It overclocks like a beast. I am able to run the card +160 mhz on the the boost clock and +600mhz on the memory, gaining about 8 fps on Valley Benchmark. It runs all games at max settings with good fps.

Cons: Expensive but I did buy it for $589 on launch day (July 14th, 2014). It should have been released earlier since we are inbetween gpu generations for Nvidia. The 800 series is coming this October/November already.

I am also dissapointed that Asus GPU tweak will not load on my system. It fails during installation. Asus was not able to help me at all. They told me to reinstall my entire OS which I'm not going to do. So for now, I'm using EVGA Precision X which is a good program. That is why I took off 1 egg; expensive and GPU Tweak doesn't install. I am running Windows 8.1 and that is not the issue.

Other Thoughts: I do recommend this card over the regular GTX 780 with 3GB of VRAM. I have used EVGA precision to monitor VRAM usage in Watch Dogs and i takes over 3.5GB of VRAM on Ultra @ 1080P. Future games will require more VRAM. Rumors are saying the new GTX 880 will have up to 8GB of VRAM. I'm glad I made this purchase because 3 years ago I bought the 1.5GB versions of the GTX 580 due to bad advice by people on other forums. They told me I would not need 3GB of VRAM and it was a waste of money. Look at today, 3GB is the minimum required to run games on Ultra. Do yourself a favor and always buy the most amount of VRAM possible.

Watch my unboxing and install video. I beat Linustech and Newegg to it :)

Superb Choice® 12-cell SONY VAIO VGN-NR160E/S Laptop Battery
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works perfectly! 01/11/2014

This review is from: Superb Choice® 12-cell SONY VAIO VGN-NR160E/S Laptop Battery

Pros: The laptop recognized the battery immediately upon plugging it in. It came with a 50% charge. It provides 3 to 4 hours of run time on high performance mode.

Shipping was very fast! Only 2 days from San Diego to L.A.

Cons: It sticks out beyond the back of the laptop but this is to be expected since it's double the physical size of the original 6 cell that comes with the laptop. It's double the weight as well.

Other Thoughts: The size and weight is to be expected. if you get beyond that thought, this battery is well worth the price due to the performance you get. My old battery was so old, it was no longer being recognized by the laptop. It has made my laptop as new as the day it was purchased. I can go 3 to 4 hours without the AC adapter. I'm very happy with this purchase.

SanDisk Ultra Plus 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast and affordable. Got it on sale for $149, really good price.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Installed in my desktop, worked perfectly. It also comes with a foam spacer to make it 9mm thick if needed for certain laptops.


Branden J.'s Profile

Display Name: Branden J.

Date Joined: 05/20/11

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 10/19/11
  • Last Review: 07/25/14
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