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Changhong 40
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs To clear up 120 hz as Computer 06/27/2014

This review is from: Changhong 40" 1080p LED HDTV - LED40YC1700UA

Pros: I DO NOT OWN THIS T.V. I am writing this to clear up facts that people give bad ratings for lack of understanding of technology.

There is no such thing as a 120hz Broadcast, so this and any other 120hz T.V. are 60hz but use a separate processing unit to double the refresh rate for motion scenes. Even Blue-Ray is 60hz, there is no way to change this.

When buying a 120hz T.V. to use as a Computer Monitor, you are actually causing stutter in gaming because of the time the T.V.'s Processor takes to Double the 60hz to 120hz. "IMPORTANT": TO AVOID THIS, BE SURE THE T.V. HAS A GAMING MODE OR A P.C. IN THAT WILL BYPASS THE T.V.'S OWN PROCESSOR. This will in-effect make the T.V. output the signal in its original 60hz.

The Only ways to Date to get 120hz refresh on a T.V. as a Monitor is by using the latest HDMI 1.4b Input and the proper High through put HDMI cable on a 4K resolution T.V. subsequently you can also use the newer mini display ports and display ports. But the only Native 120hz T.V. is a 4K T.V. set.

Cons: None as I do not own this T.V.

Other Thoughts: I hope this helps clear up the 60hz-120hz issue for people that read this. Just think, it gets even MORE complicated with 3D T.V.'s

Passive 3D T.V.'s use a screen both on the T.V. and in the glasses you use to split the 60hz (Remember there is no true 120hz) and give depth for 3D effect. So this in effect reduces the Horizontal Frame, so a 1920x1080 (1080p) actually becomes a 1920x540 in your brain. This can be overcome with the promise of 4K T.V.'s as they are Native 120HZ but will still require a 120hz signal to get to the T.V. meaning HDMI 1.4b on both the Video card and T.V. or Display port. So far, I haven't seen a feasible realistic implementation without being Daddy or Mommy Rich Bucks yet. The Greatest benefit with Passive 3D is the glasses are the same as the Movie theater and cheap. So people with Kids, or love to have people over or even don't want to deal with the psychological effects that may occure with Active 3D this is the way to go.

Active 3D uses an IR emitter (Infra-red) and rather expensive glasses $70-$150 (Controlled by the IR emitter) that are larger than passive and have to be recharged (So no Movie theater glasses are gonna work with it). The trick with Active is the glasses act like shutters. That's right, very constant shutting of the lenses from Left to Right to achieve the 3D effect. This is Null and Void of the 60hz problem as the Technology is with the glasses and not splitting the actual signal. However, 1 of 10 people report Headaches after use and basic Psychology explains the dangers of Seizures with Rapid strobe lighting effects. But this is a more in-depth 3D experience, if you want to pay for all the hardware, glasses, and possible Eye Issues like Steve Martin in the Movie The Jerk :).

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GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-2GD REV2.0 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Much more room to overclock. This is a follow up review and since then I've found my HONEY spot to be 1185/1250 Base/Boost and 7008 Mem Clock. Temps stay around 51-52 for both my card and 4770k Haswell. I do use a full tower with a Corsair H80i liquid cooler for the processor with Antec Formula 7 nano diamond TIM that's overclocked to 4400 MHz or 4.4 ghz (could go higher but whats the point?)

Cons: None for me, as I didn't buy this card to throw it into something I wasn't prepared for.

Other Thoughts: As an Nvidia card the Anisotropic is amazing (Nvidia has always owned Anisotropic). Makes games look great. Antialiasing is ATI's (Now owned by AMD, and all subsequent will be called AMD) bread and butter.

So what does that mean? Of course both chips do both but each do 1 or the other better. In years past Anisotropic makes games look so much better, but now we have Transparency which Antialiasing does better. Since Vista came out, Transparency has started to be implemented on your everyday computer usage. Don't believe me and check your WEI score. The score doesn't matter, what does matter is that Transparency is here to stay. Not only stay but being found in every game you play now. Both Nvidia and AMD have to compete with each other so they both have to offer this. Being that I've had the privilege to use both types for years, I would like to share my overview and rate this product.

Buying this card at $250 and getting the overclocks stated above along with my over all enjoyment of 1080P game playing, There just simply is no competition. If you were one of the lucky ones that got a R9 280X at its start price of $300 you got it beat.

Unfortunately your reading this to buy a card, and your not gonna get that card near that price now thanks to the Bit coin miners.

Yes Windows 9 is coming out. I'm sure this card will more than handle it with great colors. The more important thing is Direct X 12 Coming out. The problem with Direct X is more and more Game Manufacturers are trying to stear away from it. But as always, stear to what? The other options just aren't gonna make profits for game makers as of yet. With Direct X 12 Being set to come out in 2015 and games still catching up to Direct X 11 this card will be great for 2 to 3 years out. I know people are saying 1 year but I'm a realist that's been in Computers since Commadore 64 days. 2 to 3 years of great use at $250 for 1080P. That's what your buying here. GTX 770 would be better, but you could also just SLI another GTX 760 for far more Power if you want to. That's a decision for the buyer. To me, this card for 1080P gaming this is the way to go.

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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 03/14/2014

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cant be beat presently for Price/Performance.

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: Installed 1 of these for a Computer I built for my Brother and needed 1 for myself.

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Date Joined: 05/13/13

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