Summary: I read online of people putting video cards in the oven to try to bring them back to life. So i gave it a shot with this one last year just for the fun of it. I laid tin foil in the bottom of a pan and took the fan off the video card and placed it on the pan upside down.
Pros: I bought this back in 2007 and it lasted 13 months.
Summary: i'm running it in an older dell optiplex which to my surprise has an express slot with this card a Pentium duel core 1.6GHz and 2.5gb ddr2 memory and i run newer games with no problem.
Pros: runs really good i max out settings on all games just to test and it handles it like nothing of course i change some of the setting to low because there's no need to run the card with everything maxed out since a lot of the things like smoke in a racing games is kinda pointless unless you like th...
Cons: it does get a little hot so make sure you have a good ventilation setup in your pc but what card doesn't get hot
Summary: When you find out about companies using inferior gray market parts you should boycott their products and show them that quality and reliability are not optional.
Pros: Decent card when it was released. Not the fastest, not the most memory, but respectable performance.
Cons: Uses cheap capacitors. 3 of the capacitors (2 x 6.3v 1500uF, and 1 x 6.3v 1000uF) popped and the card stopped working. I replaced the bad caps and it worked. This is an epidemic in the industry. XFX is using gray market, cheap parts.
Summary: BUDGET GAMING BUILD hec X-Power Pro 600w Western Digital Caviar SE 320gb ASUS M3A78 A-DATA 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman (triple core) oc'd to 2.4 ghz Antec 300 case XFX 8600gt 512 mb\ ALL FROM NEWEGG.CA......ROCK HARD!!!
Pros: Great Budget Card. Can play most games on high/ medium setting at 1280x 1024 res. Mine came with a crazy long warranty Small, copper heatsink fan. Cool design on the card.
Cons: None really. Unless you count that it's pretty loud! I have an Antec 300 case w/ 2 120mm fans on medium and a standard amd quad core stock heatsink fan, and this card is the loudest of my case. Comparable to the 9600gso 768mb from XFX (for those who don't know, that might be the worlds loudest card)
Summary: Like i said, pretty good little card, and with a lifetime warranty it is a good buy.
Pros: I've been running this little 8600 GT for a few months now and I have no complaints at this price. It was a hold me over card until I decided to order another which I just did today. I played COD4 allot at about 50 - 120 FPS at normal settings with 2x AA pretty decent for a budget gamer who knows...
Summary: Newegg needs more T-shirts like the ones you gave out at Quakecon 3 or 4 years ago. I wore mine out finally!
Pros: This card turned a cheap computer into a medium end gaming machine! Runs the newest games without any glitches on a medium setting. For less than 70.00 bucks what else can you say! Newegg's superfast shipping you can't go wrong. NewEgg Rocks!
Cons: None, plugged right in and Windows detected it. I didn't even have to change anything in BIOS. No Cons!
Summary: Have two of these running in sli with my amd athlon 7750 and 4 gigs of ram. Get 5.6 for gaming and 6.5 for desktop graphics in Windows Experience Index in Windows 7.
Pros: Good solid card, doesn't get too hot in my system. Nice for those on a budget. I like Nvidia's program for overclocking, it installs right in the Nvidia settings menu, and provides a way to overclock without other unneeded programs.