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BenQ GW2450 Glossy Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I found a review online for how to color calibrate these monitors and decided to pull the trigger on them during Black Friday sales. There is much love and happiness. I went from a 1680x1050 16:10 display to a pair of 1080p displays.

Also, they have a matte screen finish, so as I type this now, with indirect sunlight streaming into my window, I am not blinded. I can even watch a movie and not have it look terrible (unless it's a really dark movie, like Resident Evil, Sin City, etc. But that's because ~sunlight~, not the screen's fault).

BEST OF ALL (for me) you can break these monitors back down, put them *back* in their packing boxes (which are extremely well designed) and safely transport them. Breakdown is tool-less (you may want a soft mallet or pliers if your fingers aren't strong to overcome some of the pull tabs) and takes about 20 seconds if you know what you are doing. 60 if you don't. As someone who travels a lot, I absolutely love this feature.

Cons: *ponders for a long time* I really can't think of any. They are stable on my table, I don't need audio or any more tilt than they already provide. The lack of height adjust might be an issue for some, but just stack stuff under them if that's your need. Uh...No. Maybe include at least one DVI/HDMI cable with them? That's about the only improvement I could really imagine.

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SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Connector Binaural Headset
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Downhill quality. 02/16/2014

This review is from: SENNHEISER PC151 3.5mm Connector Binaural Headset

Pros: Wonderful sound replication. Good quality mic (when it works). They (mostly, see cons) fixed the volume slider right/left imbalance of the PC150s.

Cons: This is the second, or maybe third, pair of PC 150/151s I've owned. All three died for the same reason: the Mic stopped working. I took extraordinary care of the cables, so I have no idea what caused them to stop working. Re-buying $60 headphones just because the mic breaks is silly, so for now, they are just that, headphones. I have a dedicated desk mic for that job no.

Also, the volume slider problem of the old PC-150s was fixed when these were new, but after a year or so of use, maxing out the volume (say, the last 3-5%) causes one ear to get more volume than the other, or both ears to get quiet. Moving it down a tick fixes this. It's a minor gripe, but still annoying.

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Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Smoke Color)
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: $8/fan that blows decent CFM and is relatively quiet.

Cons: I bought 9 of these fans for my case. All fans on intake duty had a dust screen in front of them. After 4 years of use, 4 of the 9 fans still function. The rest all died. Some developed a whine, some stopped spinning and locked up hard, some just failed to pull sufficient RPM (you could see the blades spinning, and the lightest touch would fully stop them).

I mean, ok, for $8 I can't be too mad, I got 4 years of service out of them with an average duty cycle of 7 hours per day. But compare that to the two Noctua fans which move as much, if not more, CFM, don't need constantly cleaning (dust builds up on the fan blades of these), are SILENT at full RPM, and have been running in a MUCH hotter environment (CPU heatsink, dealing with 70C air instead of 20-30C air) and are still going strong.

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John A.'s Profile

Display Name: John A.

Date Joined: 03/14/09

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 06/13/10
  • Last Review: 02/16/14
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