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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4998-KR 6GB CLASSIFIED GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling w/ Free Installed Backplate Graphics Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Running 1440p resolution on one monitor, 1080p on two additional monitors... and still able to give me 80-100FPS refreshing at 144hz with ultra graphics resolution in borderless windowed mode in Overwatch.

Cons: A bit expensive still, but that price should be coming down as the 1080 supply stabilizes.

Other Thoughts: Spectacular results, but have experienced a couple of full lock-ups and video driver crashes since upgrading to 2k. It may be pushing the limits of this card to be running it as it is -- I haven't isolated it yet, and so I can't attribute it to the card completely (it may be Overwatch bugs), but it didn't happen before upgrading to 2k on my main monitor. They're not frequent enough to really impact my gaming, just a couple of times in 3 weeks. The 7 months I've owned the card otherwise have been problem free and great performance.

ICY DOCK MB990SP-B Dual Bay 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good, quick-release drive bracket. Works well for SSDs. Decently sturdy construction.

Cons: SSDs that are not "full-height" have a little play up or down in the bracket. Not a huge con, but something to keep in mind when plugging in your drives once mounted in the bracket. The new Samsung 840's were thinner than my Crucial M4's, so they didn't fit in as snugly on the top and bottom. Front-to-back was still fine and secure enough to keep them from falling out or anything.

Other Thoughts: I've ordered two of these now, they're pretty nice. I'm happy with the overall product.

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Amazing performance. Got 2 of these and put them in a RAID-0 array on my new Z87 mainboard, and I'm getting pretty unbelievable numbers. TRIM works fine through the new Intel drivers to the RAID array.

Cons: None. Worth every. Single. Penny.

Other Thoughts: Note that the Samsung Magician software will no longer "recognize" the drives once in a RAID array. To upgrade the firmware, you will need to switch to AHCI mode in the BIOS (rather than RAID mode), upgrade the firmware using the DOS ISO from their website (and nVidia chip owners will need to guess a bit, as the DOS mode on current nVidia chips is.. ahem... not well done) and then switch back to RAID mode. I did it and did not lose data.


Brian S.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian S.

Date Joined: 08/22/02

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 12/06/06
  • Last Review: 06/21/16
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