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LG 27EA33V Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs It's good. A little too good. 02/06/2014

This review is from: LG 27EA33V Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS-Panel 200 cd/m2

Pros: This monitor is great. It's thin, image quality is excellent and it has an audio output so that you can feed directly to speakers when using the HDMI input. I don't know why you would want to use anything but HDMI for this. Bezel has a nice, brushed sheen to it and the screen is matte, so no glare. And neither surface attracts fingerprints.

Cons: I let my roommate use it to play StarCraft II and now he has lost all interest in women. I notice when I come in at night the monitor has disappeared.

Other Thoughts: All monitor makers that aren't going to put speakers in their monitors absolutely must put an audio output on there so you can output the HDMI audio. Thank you for this, LG.

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Palit NE5X460SF1102 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Small! It is only as big lengthwise as an old 8600GT. Quiet! It has a huge fan right in the middle that doesn't need to spin all that fast to provide adequate cooling. THE HDMI PORT IS FULL SIZE! You don't need an adapter!

And most importantly, FAST! It is over 1.5x as fast as the GTX-285 while being half as big and half as loud. There is an eerie smoothness to the graphics provided by the Fermi architecture that I have not seen on other cards.

I liked it so much I bought another at a local store to replace a GTX-285 in another computer.

The card has dual DVI, VGA and FULL SIZE HDMI, which I use on both of my cards. I have heard the adapters are very iffy and the signal can cut out.

This card has a nice 700MHz clock speed. Makes it nice and fast while still running cool.

Cons: What could possibly be a con? For the price and size, the speed is perfect.

Other Thoughts: I use Linux on all of my computers and both of the computers using this card get excellent framerates on Starcraft II running in Wine. This is a testament to the fantastic work done by the Wine crew and the excellent drivers provided by nVidia that are able to accomplish all of the same graphical effects in Linux as in Windows with no appreciable decrease in speed.

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APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Fun little case but no big fans! 10/09/2010

This review is from: APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Small. Has a handle. Holds drives pretty effectively. Has nice top-front mounted USB and sound ports with a little door to cover them. Relatively light without being cheap-looking.

Cons: This case was used to build a portable Starcraft II computer which uses an overclocked i5-760 and a Palit GTX 460. The case held all of the components except for my Hyper 212 fan. The tips of the heat pipes go beyond where the case ends because the motherboard sits on rails that are slightly above the back surface. Also, you will have to ditch the CPU fan chute if you want to use a stand-up heatpipe fan.

Other Thoughts: The handle comes in very handy and the case is light, even though my power supply, CPU heatsink and video card are not. Just make sure to use a 92 mm heatsink-fan unit and you will be in good shape.

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Zachariah L.'s Profile

Display Name: Zachariah L.

Date Joined: 03/26/03

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/03/08
  • Last Review: 02/06/14
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