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ActionHobo and I are starting a small computer shop here in our town, and we've been doing reviews of the parts we use, and anything we put into customers computers, this is our review of the Gigabyte 6970 Windforce

We've posted some of our other reviews accross OCN, asking for suggestions, and we've been trying to work some of them in, any feedback, good or bad would be greatly appreciated smile.gif

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Good job! +rep. So, are you the guy with the red shirt? May your little computer shop prosper well.

To improve your reviews, identify your market and cater your reviews accordingly. Listen to your customers and then adjust your reviews to satisfy their interests/concerns.

Try to distinct your reviews from the others by giving relevant info not usually covered (eg pointing out the top DVI port is a DVI-D single link port while the bottom one is a DVI-I dual link port and how this affects the monitor connection...etc)

Also, watch a few online video reviews (eg 3dgameman, overclock3d) and learn from their goods and avoid their bads.
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Don't make subjective statements as fact. That is not the best card in the 6xxx lineup. The pcb on it is lame, and they sometimes flex even since it's got a honking big cooler with no backplate nor does it have a large pcb frame (that supports the cooler) like an MSI. And about the pcb, its a full custom design which is sketchy since there's few AIB's I trust in that regard, but since it is full custom it has ZERO support ofr fullcover waterblocks. And why would you want to when a big freaking issue with that card is that Giga in their great wisdom has locked the voltage on it! Imo, this is a card I would not buy.
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Good job! +rep. So, are you the guy with the red shirt? May your little computer shop prosper well.
To improve your reviews, identify your market and cater your reviews accordingly. Listen to your customers and then adjust your reviews to satisfy their interests/concerns.
Try to distinct your reviews from the others by giving relevant info not usually covered (eg pointing out the top DVI port is a DVI-D single link port while the bottom one is a DVI-I dual link port and how this affects the monitor connection...etc)
Also, watch a few online video reviews (eg 3dgameman, overclock3d) and learn from their goods and avoid their bads.
much thanks smile.gif
I'm actually the cameraman, in some of our earlier videos, we had it suggested to us that Actionhobo do most of the talking, because I'm not always the best at speaking
We'll try to cater more to our customers in the future, but we've only actually had 4 customers so far, and one bailed on us
We'll definitely try to cover the stuff people don't always point out

In general we just look at lavcopricetech as a guide as to what NOT to do, and go from there smile.gif

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Don't make subjective statements as fact. That is not the best card in the 6xxx lineup. The pcb on it is lame, and they sometimes flex even since it's got a honking big cooler with no backplate nor does it have a large pcb frame (that supports the cooler) like an MSI. And about the pcb, its a full custom design which is sketchy since there's few AIB's I trust in that regard, but since it is full custom it has ZERO support ofr fullcover waterblocks. And why would you want to when a big freaking issue with that card is that Giga in their great wisdom has locked the voltage on it! Imo, this is a card I would not buy.

When we said best card in the 6xxx series we were referring to the GPU mainly.. We'll avoid referring to anything as 'the best' in the future though, thanks for pointing that out smile.gif

We did mention at least once though that this card had almost no support for full coverage blocks though, and that was a major thing we had against it. Neither of us overclock our video cards, so we didn't think to mention the bit about voltage adjustment, but we'll definitely throw that in in future reviews

Thanks for taking the time to critique our review smile.gif
+rep to both of you
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^^Have you taken off the cooler on the Windforce yet? You should do that sometime. Compare the bare pcb to a reference card, ver1 or ver2. Ver2 revised pcb is probably a more fair comparison.

Anyways, your jaw will drop when you notice all the stuff that's missing from the windforce. Where's Waldo? What the hell did they remove and why? Well, I know why but still it's just makes you go huh?
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