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Dyconn IPBKF Bluetooth 2.0 Keyboard Pad Folio Case with Detachable Sleeve for iPad 2/3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice quality, keyboard very responsive, never lose connectivity. Feels very solid.

Cons: Sometime the iPad can shift around a bit within the leather case, small area for sliding, and this can block the rear camera sometimes. Not a huge issue.

Other Thoughts: Compared to the $100 for the exact same thing at Best Buy by another brand, this was a no brainer...

XIGMATEK Tauro Series CPA-0700BDD-F51 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Took a chance when this was on sale for $65. Couldn't beat it for how cheap it was for the power it can deliver.

Not loud.
Plenty of cabling available.
Single 12v Rail.
Solid Packaging.
Silver Award from Hardware Secrets dot com

It is powering a PC with SLI 660 TIs, and an i5 3570k no problem.

Cons: A LOT of cabling... it is not modular but I knew that going into it so its not worth knocking off an egg for that.

Other Thoughts: Did my research and came out on top with this sweet find, very happy with this PSU.

1 month in, and going strong. Will update if I run into any hiccups.

As always lightning fast delivery from the Egg.

DIAMOND Radeon HD 7970 DirectX 11 7970PE53G 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: When the first card worked... it ran fantastically, great fps.

Cons: Originally ordered this card when it was around $330 on a flash sale of sorts. When the card came it worked great upon install, but the fan would ramp up to 100% and no temp. would be read from HWmonitor or CCC... so I assumed that was a safety thing. I could manually set the fan speed down, but obviously this card wasn't behaving properly. This characteristic came out by crashing the entire PC during more then 30 minutes of gameplay. After a crash it would restart and like magic the temps would appear and it would have normal fan behavior... Continue to game it would then ramp up to 100% and lose the temp again and read 0, then proceed to crash.

This was the case with multiple drivers including the beta 12.9. Same results in Win7 and Win8, and in a completely different system, same symptoms.

Returned the card, Newegg was as fast as they could be about getting me a new card, so about 2 weeks later I got a new card. Popped it in, and it would boot and as soon as it hit the Windows loading screen on both Win8 and Win7, it would crash to a blank black screen. If you let Windows install standard VGA drivers it would act normal, but as soon as you tried any ATI drivers the original problem would surface again. Same exact issue in another computer with Win7.

When you can recreate the issue in another system with both cards... it is the cards. I thought it was my motherboard perhaps or my PSU, but I came from 460s SLI that have been amazing, so I don't know. I just know it shouldn't be this difficult. ;)

Newegg was great and is now going to refund me, and I will be looking to another solutions for my graphics.

(I should also note I created a ticket with Diamond support on 9/27, time of writing this it is a day short of 3 weeks.)

Other Thoughts: I look at the other reviews and it seems I am an outlier. I am completely jealous I was out of luck twice on this card, would of been great. But absolutely no end user support killed it for me. Made a ticket with Diamond with the original card that I ordered 9/26, has yet to be replied too...

On a side note, my Ethernet controller went out on my motherboard during all this troubleshooting... so kind of bad luck. RMAing a motherboard isn't ideal at all... :(

I just ordered a GTX 670. So hopefully I will have better luck going back to NVidia.


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Display Name: Zachary P.

Date Joined: 08/29/10

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 08/27/11
  • Last Review: 11/13/12
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