- Jun 12, 2012
- 53 (0.03/day)
- VA, USA
|Processor||AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (rev. C2)|
|Motherboard||ASUS M5A97 AM3+ ATX Motherboard|
|Cooling||Cooler Master Hyper TX3|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-10666 1333mHz1.6v Dual Channel DDR3 (CMP8GX3M2B1333C9)|
|Video Card(s)||XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"|
|Display(s)||22" Insignia NS-L22Q-10A 720p LCD HDTV (Supports up to 1080p @ 60Hz output)|
|Case||Cooler Master Elite 430|
|Power Supply||Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power 80+ Certified|
|Software||Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64|
MSI, HIS, or Sapphire for AMD cards. EVGA or Sparkle for nVidia cards. You will not have cooling issues anymore!
This makes my fourth XFX card in a row (9800GTX - which was hot too, then an HD 4890 - which was also very hot and eventually died, RMA'd the 4890 and got a 6850, which was pretty cool running actually; then onto this card). I thought they were a decent company. I liked them mostly because of their lifetime warranties, which I still think are fantastic. But with this experience, I think I'm done unless I hear from enough peeople that a specific card made by them has proven to be a good product all around, with good performance, features, and cooling. Time to try someone else. Perhaps even go (team) green again...