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Acer S273HLbmii Black 27
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Pros: Price, Size, LED, Brightness, no more black bars while watching HD videos. Creates little to no heat unlike my last monitor with ccfl's.

Cons: Resolution, for a monitor over 24" to not have 1920x1200 is kind of hard to get used to, but not much of a problem when you do.
Ugly, UGLY, startup acer logo.
TN panel
To adjust left and right the whole unit needs to be turned.
Knew most of this though so not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: A little washed out at first, be sure to use the calibration wizard on the included disk. Needed to use the NVidia control panel to tweak it to 'perfect' levels but got very close with just the calibrator.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) DirectX 11 GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 1280MB 320-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: Great Price, Quiet, 'fast', overclocks well. Overclocked to 885mhz core and 2200mhz VRAM on stock volts. Stable after hours of stability tests. Never goes over 75c at lowest fanspeed. Nice upgrade from my HD 4870.

Cons: A little long for some people but not an issue for me.

Other Thoughts: The difference between this card and the original N570OC-13I is the PCB. The original was as long as the cooler and this one is about an inch or so shorter than the heatsink.

Phenom IIx4 940 @3.5ghz
4gb Gskill 1066mhz DDR2
Biostar 790GX mobo
OCZ 850w ZX Series
1TB Samsung F3 HDD
Xigmatek Utgard Mesh Case
Scythe 12 fan Controller

EVERCOOL VC-RHC Ever Lubricate VGA Cooler
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4 out of 5 eggs 8600gts 05/22/2011

This review is from: EVERCOOL VC-RHC Ever Lubricate VGA Cooler

Pros: Cheap but feels solid.
Put on an old 8600gts which had a dead fan and keeps the card under 55c at load and 45c idle in a case with only one fan. Not too loud, but noticeable, at 100% rpm.

Cons: Takes up a little more than two slots with the card, interferes with the slot two spots away. The fan is mounted to the plastic, not the heatsink itself so you cant just take the shroud off, although you may be able to shave it down a little.

The 3 pin fan connector is too short to reach the top of an MATX mobo, buy an extension or a 4pin molex adapter if your only 3 pin header is at the top of your board.

Niether are much of a problem in my case so only -1 egg.

Other Thoughts: Haven't overclocked yet with it but gives a great amount of thermal headroom on the core for doing so. Does not come with memsinks but on most older cards you'd be hard pressed to overheat the memory.

Not suitable for high end gpu's

Be sure to use non-conductive thermal paste; The AS alumina 14g tube is pretty cheap and works effectively enough.


Aubrey T.'s Profile

Display Name: Aubrey T.

Date Joined: 07/10/08

  • Reviews: 22
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  • First Review: 03/07/09
  • Last Review: 08/26/11
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