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Hanns-G HL272HPB Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It works, it's cheap, very thin, and light for its size

Cons: flimsy, unstable stand, stuck pixel right out of the box

Other Thoughts: Well I saw this big honking monitor for $180, and I just couldn't pass it up. I noticed a few reviews suggesting that the base was unstable, and I just kind of ignored them. But wow were they right. The stand is, in a word, ridiculous. It literally has half the footprint of the stand on the 23" Acer monitor that I upgraded from. Fortunately my desk has a hutch, and I'm able to shove one side of this monitor up against it to stabilize. If it wasn't for that, I'd seriously consider screwing it down to the desk. It really is that unstable.

minus one egg

And again like other reviews mentioned, it does bleed a bit. This wasn't such a big deal though. I adjusted the brightness and contrast down to sane levels, and that took care of 80%ish of the light bleed. Still though, when I look over to my right again at the Acer monitor it replaced (now hooked up to a media rig) I see its black black blackity blacks. I look at this thing and I see [Batman voice] very dark shades of gray [/Batman voice].

minus half an egg

So that leaves me with 3.5 eggs rounded to 4.


I see a stuck pixel.

minus another half egg

So, yep, I got what I paid for. I don't really like leaving 3 eggs for a product that is functioning (more or less) correctly and withing design parameters. But it is what it is. I don't think I'd buy this monitor again. In retrospect, I wish I'd paid the $50 more for another Acer. >_<

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-8GXM
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: They actually run at the advertised timing
Heatsink is both functional and cool looking

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I'd fallen into a pattern of simply always buying the cheapest RAM that would work in my boards. And those cheap chips, while functional, would NEVER run at their advertised speeds reliably. So this time I splurged the extra $10, despite the protests from my Asian frugality angel, and ... OH ... look at that .. they run at their advertised timing even without fiddling with BIOS settings. Alright, I'm convinced. :)

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB 950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: works fine, started up on first try
BIOS actually has a mouse-driven UI and is VERY tweakable

Cons: could've used a couple more case standoffs
You have to be very careful plugging in the main power harness as there is no support anywhere near it. I'd recommend plugging that in before installing the board in your case.

Other Thoughts: I used this board in a new system with an FX-8320, GTX 650 Ti, and 8 gigs of G.Skill RAM. It's been on for 3 days straight now and hasn't missed a beat.


Jason P.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason P.

Date Joined: 05/11/05

  • Reviews: 31
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  • First Review: 06/01/05
  • Last Review: 03/10/14
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