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Pros: Very sharp especially for a matte display. Bezel is comparatively small, panel is thin. Height, tilt, rotation adjustments are great: stiff enough to stay put, but adjustments are easy.
My eyes are a little older than when I used to play FPS every day, but when I do game on this monitor, I really enjoy it and don't notice ghosting. There's an adjustment for "Response Time" in the OSD; even on "Normal" (out of Normal, Faster, Fastest), it seems fine to me.
2 DVI and 1 DisplayPort input is nice.
Cons: The Eco settings make things really dim; I tried them but turned them right back off.
Other Thoughts: I use a similar 27" WQHD display at work but prefer this one, so I bought two for use at home.
There's a side-by-side mode (two sources at once on the display) but it's not useful for me.
I got red sparkles before I really cranked the DVI connectors down tight at both ends.
This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
Pros: Very good cooling performance. 120mm fan is quiet, especially at low load. Relatively easy to blow the dust out of. The blue LED is not obnoxiously bright.
Cons: Big, won't fit all cases. Install is a little more difficult than many coolers.
Other Thoughts: This is the second time I've purchased this model. Fits very well but the instructions must be followed carefully. I'm using this with Arctic Silver 5.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Adjusting the OC is really easy either from the BIOS or from Windows with eVGA's provided tool. I've adjusted voltages, memory timing, QPI and PCI-E clock with no problems.
Huge number of SATA ports and USB headers and ports.
POST debug 7-segment LED display built-in, which is very helpful if your setup won't POST.
After bootup, the 7-segment will show the CPU temperature: nice attention to detail!
The mobo features (sound, USB, NICs, SATA, PATA, CPU throttling, ACPI) are compatible with Linux (I'm using Ubuntu Karmic 64-bit).
If your overclock breaks, it'll automatically fall back to a previous known-good setup; if all else fails there's a "BIOS reset" button on the back panel.
Cons: Barely fit a Zalman CNPS9900LED (heatsink butts against some power circuitry), but it did fit. Looks like this is not the fault of the E758-TR since it appears to obey the i7 keepout zone; but check around if your huge heatsink will fit before you buy.
Takes a long time (10s?) to POST; during most of this time the screen is completely blank or starting up the seemingly endless list of disk controllers. This is a minor annoyance, I'd still recommend the board. You can turn off unused disk controllers to speed this up a bit.
Other Thoughts: Overall an outstanding motherboard full of great features and tweakability. Not one feature that I'd want is lacking.
I would love a Linux tool to adjust the overclock just like in Windows.
Display Name: Andrew J.
Date Joined: 05/19/06
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