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Rosewill SilentNight-500 - 500-Watt Fanless Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Platinum, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire Ready
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: totally silent, no problems with it, comes with just the right cables, seems to be a quality item

Cons: it's a bit pricey, but the silence is totally worth it for me. Not fully modular, but the nonmodular ones are stuff you'll want if you're looking at this (atx, cpu, and one pci). Interestingly, all the modular slots on this are 8 pins, whereas my prior Rosewell PSU had 6's and 8's. Works fine w/ the cables they include, tho!

Other Thoughts: this is the, wait, psu I'd been looking for. Made my system go from too loud to totally inaudible. Yay! I'm using a fractal R4 case, 4790k,noctua cooler, Asus strix 970. someone was smart about the cables to bundle, much appreciated.

QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 2560x1440 27
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs pretty good so far, calibration, lousy stand 06/12/2015

This review is from: QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 2560x1440 27" DVI-D LED Monitor For Desktop PC

Pros: nice size (smaller than my prior 32), decent rez (less than my 32", but nice), cool, decently bright, great price. I like that it has no extra bells or whistles.Nice compromise on dpi vs text size. Nice for gaming, doesn't slow my 970 down (much) due to size. Avg fps is about 10% lower than on my 1920x1200 but spikes in timing are no worse, so that's basically a minimal impact imho.

Cons: having real trouble getting the color/gamma calibration right, but it should be doable w/ more fiddling. no adaptive sync, ofc. Umm...well, other than the stand no real minus. My stand was a held together w/ a single screw, the hole for which had been drilled multiple times due to mfg issues, and the hole for it was stripped. Weak doesn't come close; if I blink at this it will fall over. Still...pretty nice monitor, fast shipping, good price...but I'm going to need to buy a VESA arm.

Other Thoughts: overall, probably a great deal (assuming I eventually get a calibration that works, and splurge on an VESA arm). But, wow, that stand; much worse than I'd expected even from comments. One screw, and it won't bite...this thing is basically held up solely by inertia at this point...just waiting for my cat to jump nearby and send it crashing to the floor. Calib has been less than easy; seems a bit washed out no matter what settings I try...but I think/hope that will be fixable. I hope so at least! :)

ASUS STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Extremely quiet, and silent when not gaming (a huge plus for me).
Works like advertised, no problems
Massive, beautiful piece of gear...shiny!
Makes my games all look amazing
Has enough vram to perform well on a modern large monitor

Cons: ummm...well, a 970 is less OP than I sort of expected, tbh, coming from a 660. Still, very nice, and substantial upgrade from my ASUS GTX 660 OC.

Other Thoughts: I haven't tried this on a 4k screen yet, not having one currently, so I can't say if the performance is satisfactory for gaming on hi at 4k for my needs. But at 1920x1200 it's fine (can do all high, but "nearly all" high seems to work better for me, avoiding stalls and all). Also, I've had fewer compatibility issues w/ Asus branded gpus than others I've tried, so i"m slowly becoming a convert I guess. I've tried 'em all, and am likely to stick w/ Asus based on trying 4 other brands of 900 series.


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Display Name: Christopher B.

Date Joined: 12/12/05

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 09/09/08
  • Last Review: 06/12/15
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