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1 out of 5 eggs Was Excited For A Powerful Card with Plenty of RAM... But it failed 02/11/2017

This review is from: ASUS ROG Radeon RX 480 STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

Pros: Well, my desktop resolution is better.
Oh, and the monitoring tools are cool (reminds me of the AI Suite monitoring that came with my Asus Sabertooth board)

Cons: It crashes to a gray screen that requires manual reboot EVERY TIME I play a graphics intensive game. Rocket League? Seems like it runs alright, for some reason doesn't look as good as it did on my GTX 770 2GB card. Assassins Creed Syndicate? Lol crashes as soon as I click "Start Story" from the game menu. GTA V? Well, the game loads, but I can only explore Los Santos for about 5 minutes before I get the same crash to gray screen.

Other Thoughts: I'm pretty certain I've installed everything correctly, I've got the right drivers, I uninstalled all the old GTX drivers, etc. I should have plenty enough power with my 750w power supply, I honestly don't know why this card just won't work. I put in support request in with Asus, hopefully they respond soon and I can bump this review from 1 to 5 eggs. (I'll have a laugh if they respond to this faster than the support ticket)

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Mad Catz R.A.T.5 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac - Matte Black
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Definitely Impressed 06/10/2013

This review is from: Mad Catz R.A.T.5 Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac - Matte Black

Pros: After using cheap mice for most of my life, upgrading to the Cyborg R.A.T. 5 has made me never want to use a cheap mouse again. I love the feel and all of the customizable features. Also it's really smooth moving around, you don't really even need a mouse pad. Drivers are easy to install and the software is great.

Cons: The mouse is great, but when I showed it off to my roommate, I was instantly let down when he showed me all the features that come with his Cyborg R.A.T. 7. It really made me wish I had bought the better model, alas the R.A.T. 5 should work just fine for me.

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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Would have been nice if it worked. 06/10/2013

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: It looks pretty cool and has an on-board USB 3.0 header. Also has HD audio jacks and plenty of USB 2.0 ports on the back.

Cons: It would not turn on. At all. Would not go through POST. We spent hours trying to figure out the problem, trying it with multiple PSU's and cases, checked and rechecked wiring etc. Sent it back for a replacement and the replacement didn't work either. After emailing Gigabyte tech support, they sent me a couple of suggestions which I tried but those didn't work either. I emailed them back, but there were no further responses on their end. Not that it mattered much anyway, I got a refund and bought an Asus board for slightly cheaper and it worked on the first try!

Other Thoughts: I actually didn't buy the motherboard through Newegg, I bought it through another online retailer which will remain nameless since apparently Newegg won't let me use their name in this review haha. Still should have gone with Asus in the first place.

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Jonathan C.'s Profile

Display Name: Jonathan C.

Date Joined: 05/15/13

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 06/10/13
  • Last Review: 02/11/17
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