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This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: - Cools Very Well: The idle temp is hovering around 28 C with the gaming temps around 40 C. The fan hovers around 800 rpm when idle and has yet to go over 1000 rpm when gaming.
- Quiet: The PWM fan stays nice and quiet in my system. I cannot hear this fan at all with the case closed and sitting 2 feet away from me.
- Price vs Performance: I was tempted to get a AIO CLS, but I doubt it would have performed much better under normal operation (95% of my usage could be classified as 'non-gaming') and would have cost 2x-3x more. This is the best deal for performance on a medium budget build like mine.
Cons: - The directions are somewhat unclear, but the pictures make up for it.
Other Thoughts: - LARGE: I expected it to be large, but it fits my case and cools well, so it's not an issue (it should fit any mid or full sized cases).
- Heavy: Again, I expect any heatsink of this size to be heavy. It could do damage to the motherboard PCB if jostled around while moving. I would highly recommend removing the heatsink (recommended by some manufacturers) or packing the case with a few anti-static bags filled with packing foam before transporting a PC with this cooler.
This review is from: LG 29UB55-B 29” Class 21:9 UltraWide Black IPS Monitor 5ms 2560 x 1080 (2K) 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio sRGB 100% Anti-glare 3H Surface Treatment, 178/178 Viewing Angle, Built in Speakers
Pros: I bought this for my g/f to replace her 22" normal widescreen monitor on her MacBook Air. She wanted something wider and I saw a deal on Newegg I couldn't pass. The screen height is very similar in size to the 22" 1080p monitor it replaced (11.125"x26.5" actual picture, not counting the bezel), but is a full 7.5" wider. The pixels are all perfect, none are stuck or dead and the colors are pretty close to perfect.
Cons: Ever so slight light bleeding through, but it's minor enough I can't fault that.
Other Thoughts: The extra width is a very nice alternative to a dual screen setup, but superior in that there is only 1 cable (only option with a MacBook Air), 1 power cord, and if you use a miniDP to DP cable you get sound as through the monitor speaker (decent sound too).
I found out that Macs (2011 MacBook Air) do not like video adapters with this monitor. We tried her existing miniDP to DVI adapter, but couldn't get the full resolution (was stretching 1920 pixels across the 2560 pixel width). We bought a miniDP to HDMI at a box store thinking the HDMI could handle this odd resolution, but no. We had to get an actual miniDP to DP cable (not found in box stores). Her Mac did not offer the proper resolution until we got rid of the adapters, but once we did it worked perfectly!
Lesson learned? DO NOT RUN ADAPTERS WITH THIS MONITOR (at least for Macs)...
Pros: I purchased this monitor almost 3 years ago and it has worked flawlessly since. No dead or stuck pixels, flicker or other refresh issue.
Most colors are more vibrant than my older LG monitor. The whites are whiter, the blues are bluer, etc.
Cons: My only complaint (however minor) is the black pixels have a slight bluish tint to them. I have adjusted my monitor as best as I can, but it appears to be the backlight bleeding through. My other [LG] monitor has very dark black pixels in comparison.
Other Thoughts: I run a dual monitor setup, so I can see the picture quality side by side and have tried to set my older LG monitor to match (colors and saturation) with no luck. This Asus monitor is superior.
*not a con* Now that I'm planning to upgrade to a 34" ultra-widescreen monitor I wish the stand the Asus came with was able to rotate. This stand will need to be replaced with a VESA stand. Three years ago I never thought I would be rotating this monitor.