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SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 DirectX 12 100406NT+4GOCL 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast graphics! I'm getting 2x-3x the FPS from -2- of these in Crossfire than I did with -2- AMD 7970 GPUs, which was a beast of a card in its day.

Actually smaller and lighter than a last-generation AMD 7970.

Much more energy-efficient than older AMD GPUs.

Runs considerably cooler than previous AMD cards.

Attractive card with nicely-designed metal backplate (also providing better support to the rear case mounting-bracket.)

Nice LEDs within the GPU case.

Oversized cooling fans are very quiet, and actually dead-silent when the card is idle, as the fans are switched off until needed.

Cons: Sapphire's TRIXX utility seems very buggy, unable to modify the card's LED colors, none of the changes I make appear to be saved after the utility is closed or the PC is rebooted. I would have liked to deduct only 1/2 Egg for this, but that is not an option.

The power connector is at the end of the card, instead of the "side" (which becomes the "top" when installed) which could cause some clearance issues with smaller PC cases.

Other Thoughts: This is a GREAT GPU at this price point, I'm not sure if the "green team" has anything that can outshine it, dollar for dollar, but I'd be surprised if they did.

I have no regrets in buying -2- of these to setup in a Crossfire and Eyefinity 3 x 1 configuration, I'm ready to keep gaming into the next couple of years.

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WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very fast for a 5400RPM drive.

WD quality throughout.

Designed specifically to be used in close-proximity with other HDDs in a NAS or other storage environment.

Plenty of room at an affordable price.

Very quiet for an HDD.

Just mount, connect, format and go.

Well packaged for shipment.

Cons: No mounting screws included. (Drive screws are a standard size, why are they never included?)

Other Thoughts: These WD Red-series drives used to be pretty pricey, but now that the Red Pro drives are out, these are more affordable and still excellent drives.

I've been using -2- of these (with a third still in-box as a replacement if either one fails) in RAID 1 in a new NAS unit for several weeks now, and they are great, I couldn't be happier with their performance at this price.

If you need some roomy, quiet and fast (but not ultra fast) drives in a storage device, look no further, these will do the job beautifully.

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Coboc AD-DPM2MDPF-6-WH 6inch Dongle-style 32AWG DisplayPort V1.2 Male to Mini DisplayPort Female Adapter,Gold Plated,White
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Small, inconspicuous.

Works perfectly.

Inexpensive.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: There's typically not much you can say about such an item, it either works or it doesn't and this one works flawlessly for me. If you need to change from a MiniDP male output to a standard DisplayPort female input (or vice-versa,) this should do the job nicely.

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Display Name: John W.

Date Joined: 03/15/05

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  • Reviews: 208
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  • First Review: 10/15/06
  • Last Review: 02/12/17
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