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Acer H6 H276HLbmid Black 27
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very little light bleed unlike my Samsung 590D 27 inch monitor, it’s almost not even noticeable.

Solid blacks throughout the panel when you set in front of it.

Decently priced for what you get
Not to dark, however it took time to get used to during gaming and watching things.

A decent stand, easy to install, runs cool and it’s light. I actually like this and need this, I’m in a small room without a window and my TV would heat the room up 5F or so.
Stand does have a tilt feature but you can’t move the screen up or down.

Sharp enough and it can actually handle small details without looking fuzzy something my 32 inch Acer did all the time on this monitor all the extremely tinny lines or details in games are clear and smooth.

Cons: The colors are only slightly better than my old Acer TV it’s like a 1.1 version of it, that being said I’m 100% sure a TN panel can come close in color quality to this panel, I’m talking about the 8 bit TN panels.

My 1080P Samsung 590D IPS monitor was way brighter and sharper then this monitor as well as having superior color quality, was a night and day difference between this and the Samsung in a bad way but at least there isn’t any noticeable light bleed.

Response time was also faster on the Samsung (priced closed to this monitor). When playing Simcity and moving the mouse icon you can see a shadow follow you or if you move a window up and down in windows you can see it do the same thing as well. It’s not too noticeable during gaming or watching shows, but I think it would bother the intense fps gamer.

Other Thoughts: 1080P is decent enough for a 27 inch monitor, 1080P on the Samsung was sharp on this monitor its smooth and it makes me feel like 1440P would have been better but this is OK.

Some can get this monitor for 190$ and I have to say it’s one hell of a deal for that price.

Not sure how I feel about the glossiness I like it and I don’t at the same time. It makes the panel seem really clear like I’m looking out a window but at the same time I have a light behind me and I can see the glare in darker scenes but it’s not noticeable in most cases.

Keep in mind all these panels are basically from LG with the particular brands circuitry/frame and calibration added in (from Acer or AOC so on).

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Intel Core i3-4360 Haswell Dual-Core 3.7GHz LGA 1150 54W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I34360
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Low power consumption, when doing basic tasks I’m using 50-70 watts with my 8350 I was using 120-150 watts doing the same tasks.
Performance, this is a dual core? Who would know if you didn’t look at the specs?
Using my benchmarks it performs like a FX 4350 when multitasking and like an I5 when you use single threaded apps. I tested this CPU in chess and several others and saw the same results.
Never went above 72C using the stock cooler which is actually quiet, even more so when you compare the heat-sink to Amd ones
Happy to switch over to Intel

Cons: Only a dual core come on Intel give us a tri-core with HT and make it the new I3!

Other Thoughts: Note this is coming from a long time Amd fanboy, I’m someone who would have never changed.
Only a dual core with HT? When I first upgraded from a 990fx platform with an 8350 to this I thought I was going to see a decrease in performance. I was mistaken I noticed an increase in boot up times as well as shutdown times. Not only that but all my games started to perform better compared to my last build something I didn’t expect and it speaks volumes about Amd’s lack of single core performance.
I tried 14 games all of which performed better on this cheaper CPU. Not only that but my board is the Asrock H97M Pro4 and its cheap (80$) my last board was a sabertooth 990fx. Intel is now better for gamers for performance per dollar unless you don’t mind micro stutter. Even watch dogs which had higher FPS on average with an 8350 had WAY less micro stutter using this CPU with a 770gtx.
Also newer games still performed better on this CPU including dying light, Far cry 4
For basic use I multitask a little with a video running and a few tabs open using chrome and it feels the same as the 8350, everything loads extremely fast, never feel like the CPU is bottlenecking my experience anymore or any less than the 8350.
I must say however the FX 8350 was faster at loading my games just not better at playing them, I’m not sure but my games load slower with this CPU and board(the only upgrade I did everything else is the same).
Last but not least I only bought this CPU to tide me over until I can afford the I7 4790K which I should be able to get in March. Have to say I’m only getting it to get it I don’t need it.

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ASRock H97M Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great looking high quality board for cheap.

Worked on the first try, updated the bios which was easy.

The GUI on the BIOS is quite nice and not to flashy as other brands.

Cons: Really wish it had more controllable fan connectors only has 2(1 case fan, 1 CPU fan)

Not sure about the front audio connector but it sounds pretty bad and it didn't before however the sound on the back of the board is simply amazing for a motherboard.

Other Thoughts: I really never cared to much about the board as long as it used solid capacitors and had a decent heat-sink for the VRM I’m in. Not to mention enough for one video card and 4 ram cards. This board does all that.

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justin D.'s Profile

Display Name: justin D.

Date Joined: 12/24/08

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 10/19/13
  • Last Review: 02/07/15
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