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SPARKLE GeForce GTS 250 DirectX 10 SXS2501024D3L-NM 1GB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

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  • 1GB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • Core Clock 600 MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI
  • 128 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome perfomance for a budget price 2/27/2014 12:28:15 PM

Pros: Still going strong, and has reached the point where its no longer useable on newer games.

Cons: None

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5/ 5
11/26/2011 11:15:52 AM
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
not very reliable 3/3/2011 5:07:21 PM

Pros: When it worked, it handled high-res settings on Starcraft II very well.

Cons: Video card failed after 4 months. It must be returned to the manufacturer for replacement. Card overheats, and software drivers do not control fan speed properly to keep the video processor cool. Heat/sink fan assembly is very thick, so card did not fit in my small form factor case without cutting a hole in the case.

Overall Review: Buy something else.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing the SXS2501024D3L-NM. We at Sparkle Computer apologize for all the inconvenience and dissatisfied service. Please kindly contact our support team either via phone at 626-771-3633 or via email at tech@sparkle-usa.com so we may assist you faster and better with your issue.
We are eager to assist you in any way, and looking forward to hear from you soon.
Sincerely yours,
Sparkle Support Team
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Over a year. No issues. 1/12/2011 8:27:24 PM

Pros: Not going to get too in-depth, but I've had this since March of 2010 and it hasn't given me a single problem. I put a very, very quiet, low speed fan on in replacement of stock fan. IDT the original was loud, but I like my office whisper quiet. It's a great simple card.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I bought this to play Crysis back in March 2010 and IIRC, I don't get max settings, but I get way up there. Enough that it looks like I'm living in a jungle. It was AMAZING at the time.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
5/ 5
Decent card 12/17/2010 2:48:04 AM

Pros: This card is pretty good, it scored a 6.8 on Aero and 3d on WEI. I didn't run any others benchmarks. This card is great as a dedicated physx processor. I really bought the 512mb model for $64.99, but that one was deactivated before I could post my review.

Cons: Runs hot. But it is okay. Nvidia.com says its max temp is 105c.
Sparkle could have done better with the heatsink. I mean come on, is dual slot width really necessary? Yeah I guess so when you decide to cut costs and go with a cheap block of aluminum with even cheaper attached fan to use as a heatsink. I was tempted to pull off the heatsink and see what they used instead of real thermal compound, but I don't want to start trying to pull it off only to find out they used JB Weld instead of thermal compound.

Overall Review: Looking at the temps right now, it is idling @ 57c and playing Gears of War, the max temp was 59c. NOTE: Temps are of it being used as a physx processor ONLY. My max temp under load with it used as the GPU, and not for physx, it reached a peak of 81c playing GOW with graphics settings set at maximum for everything. Recommended for use as a dedicated physx processor, if you have two or three PCI-E slots. I am satisfied with this option rather than buying two brand new cards and going with SLI.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
wrost customer service ever 12/8/2010 2:37:44 AM

Pros: not too bad good graphics, but for this money you can get a better card.

Cons: after 3 months card died. sent it back for service. they sent me the wrong bracket, now no one respond to this. very poor customer service. i will not recommend sparkle to any one !!!

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing the SXS2501024D3L-NM. We at Sparkle Computer apologize for all the inconvenience and dissatisfied service. Please kindly contact our support team either via phone at 626-771-3633 or via email at tech@sparkle-usa.com so we may assist you faster and better with your issue.
We are eager to assist you in any way, and looking forward to hear from you soon.

Sincerely yours,
Sparkle Support Team
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Solid card for very specific circumstances 11/22/2010 10:15:48 AM

Pros: Powerful card in a low profile design. Runs L4D, TF2, COD4 fully maxed. With proper cooling, this card is a good overclocking candidate. HDMI out w/ sound connector

Cons: Heatsink is terrible!(minus one egg), especially for low profile cases. Temps would easily reach 81 C during game play (no overclocking). Although it made me nervous, it never affected gameplay. I did end up using a ZALMAN VF900 to cool the card better. Warning, this cooler WILL NOT fit in a low profile case. Temps dropped to 40 C under load. You will need to use a separate 3pin power source for the ZALMAN VF900 though.

The stock clock speed is only 600 MHz, slow when compared to other GTS 250 cards.

HDMI sound connector was a bit confusing to hook up, you'll need you mobo manual.

Overall Review: Overall, I am pleased with this card. The heatsink is bad, and the core clock is about 100 MHz too slow. However, if you install the ZALMAN VF900, both of these problems are easily fixed.

For the price of this card and a gpu cooler, you might be better off getting a full-size card with higher clock and better heatsink. I only used this card because I switched from a low profile to full-size case. But if you are looking for a powerful card to throw into a small case, this is a good choice.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing 11/10/2010 10:24:20 PM

Pros: Runs all my games on highest settings exceptionally.

Cons: Runs very hot while gaming but it doesn't seem to matter.

Overall Review: Easy installation, although I had to bind up some power extensions due to it hitting the fan of my mobo.

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