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LG 27MU67 27” Diagonal Class 4K Ultra-HD Free Sync LED Monitor IPS 300 cd/m2 5,000,000:1
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 10-bit color IPS AdaptiveSync panel. Goes from off to full on in under 3 seconds. Excellent colors. The default brightness was too bright, a good problem to have. Audio through DisplayPort and HDMI works. Changing resolutions is seamless; there is no flicker or delay. Considering that some games are resolution limited this is a big deal. I did notice a difference in picture quality from a 4K movie to a 1080p movie.

Cons: The controls are sensitive and un-intuitive. Changing inputs is not quick or easy. I thought about getting two of these and use the second as a double my TiVo mini. But there was no quick way to change inputs, especially since the front buttons are annoying. An earlier review wrote about eye problems. I was worried about that since I have ultra sensitive eyes, I cannot watch 3D movies with getting terrible headaches. The only problem with my eyes is the panel was too bright by default.

Other Thoughts: I was considering this or the Samsung U28E850R, the European version of the U28D590. I almost bought the U28E850R even though it is a TN panel because it supported 10-bit color and a rear soundbar. Then I saw a review which said this panel was a 10-bit color panel too, and decide to go with this one. The only problem with 4K panels is that Windows 7 doesn't have proper DPI scaling. What are my choices? Aero-hating, privacy-hating, subscription-loving Windows 10. No thank you. Finally, be sure to turn off FreeSync unless you have a FreeSync video card. (I don't yet. Waiting for the next generation AMD video card next year.)

ZyXEL ZyWALL ZWUSG20W 802.11n Wireless Internet Security Firewall with 4 Gigabit LAN / DMZ Ports, 2 IPSec VPN, SSL VPN , and 3G WAN Support
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Lots of settings means lots of customization. If you need two subnets, need them to be separated from each other, and need different restrictions to each subnet, this is the device for you. Third party router firmware, like DD-WRT, just can't compare for all those features.

Cons: Lots of settings means lots of complication. Be prepared to study, research, and test. And each test requires a restart which requires 4 minutes of wait until it reboots. Also, sometimes the device just stops working. You'll have to unplug it for a long time, as in several hours, before it will start working again. Keep a backup router handy for such down times.

Other Thoughts: If you don't want a separate wireless access point and need a firewall router, this is your best choice.

LSI MegaRAID Internal  Low-Power SATA/SAS 9240-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a follow-up to my review -- -- and all the pros still apply.

Cons: But here is something new. On some motherboards you can either use the LSI adapter or the motherboard SATA adapter but not both. I started with an Asus motherboard but I was having stability problems so I replaced it with a Supermicro server motherboard. The Asus was either/or, the Supermicro you can use both. Another problem, you cannot mix and match configurations. I started with a RAID-5 on the LSI card with a regular standalone 120 GB for a boot drive. Any drive intensive task on the RAID-5 would cause the OS to reboot. I moved the 120 GB to my Supermicro motherboard, and I have not had any stability problems since.

Other Thoughts: If you can work around the quirks it really is not a bad product. Knowing what I know now I would not hesitate to install another one if I could guarantee the right situation. Don't have multiple configurations and you should be okay if your motherboard is compatible.


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Display Name: Wade B.

Date Joined: 10/10/03


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  • First Review: 02/08/06
  • Last Review: 09/26/15
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