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UpStar M280A1 High Glossy Black + Hairline 28
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: cheapest 4k monitor I can find. Upstar lists this on their website at $380 US. Has all of the connections you need.

Cons: Found on Groupon that the monitor only comes with a HDMI cable, no displayport cable. I am guessing this is a cost cutting move by upstar. Groupon right now is undercutting the US MSRP of $380 and selling the monitor $370 US. Also, no mention of speakers, another cost cutting move. No mention of what version HDMI it uses, I would guess 1.4a which only gives HDMI users 30hz. So buyer beware, if you want 60hz, go Displayport with this monitor.

Other Thoughts: I wish this monitor had speakers at least. i don't mind buying my own DP cable as they are cheap even for DP 1.2. But for the cost, I don't think speakers are a necessity.

ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Gaming Sound Card
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: came is a brown box, not retail. had all of the markings (serial,product,etc.) on the box. You can even register with asus for the 3 month warranty. Came with all accessories (manuals, driver dvd, low profile bracket, screws). Works on windows 8.1 64 bit just fine.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: make sure you get the uni xonar driver (search in your favorite search engine "uni xonar driver") from maxxtech. They are basically the danielK drivers for asus cards. DanielK does modded drivers for the creative sound card lineup.

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 02G-P4-2962-KR 2GB SC GAMING, Only 6.8 inches, Perfect for mITX Build Graphics Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: brand name-evga. Two,overclocked in a mini itx form factor. Three, it scores a 8.3 on the chris pc wei app in windows 8.1 64 bit out of 9.9. I remember my gtx 680 amp from zotac only scored a 8.1. Playing COD: AW with medium settings with no problems. Also playing legacy madden nfl 08 with a 2015 mod, no problems there either. Playing both at 1080p. Got my card from my local retailer for about 5 dollars more than the egg before shipping on a weekly special.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: make sure you watch some videos on the 960 series particuarly when it comes to the fans. The fans (unless on other evga cards with dual bios) don't spin up until the card gets to about 60C temperature wise. You can however use your favorite OC util and spin the fans as you please also just in case that AMD like Zero core thing on a Nvidia card bothers you.


John C.'s Profile

Display Name: John C.

Date Joined: 04/07/09

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 06/28/15
  • Last Review: 06/28/15
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