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BenQ XL Series XL2420T Black-Red 24
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: -The 120hz desktop experience is brilliant
-Colors look great for a TN panel. Contrast is great.
-Build quality is among the best I've seen in a monitor
-The adjustable base is useful and great
-No defects after 3 years

I've been immensely satisfied with this monitor. I'm not looking for a higher-end panel with a comparable refresh rate, higher resolution (1440p) and IPS panel type, and I've found what I'm looking for. That said, when I purchase the new screen I definitely plan on keeping this one as a peripheral. Being able to swivel it will allow me to extend the longetivity of this monitor in my house because I'll use it for coding or something.

Cons: That magnetic little controller you can slap on the side to change presets is annoying. I don't use it.

The menu is a little awkward to navigate at times. I have a 3-monitor setup and I've noticed that the bezels from side monitors will sometimes highlight the touch screen buttons on this. Not a big deal at all, but occasionally I'll have to re-position a monitor to resolve this.

These issues are so small and infrequent I honestly can't complain.

Other Thoughts: I've been using this for 3 years and plan on using it for years to come. Best monitor I've used thus far.

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great price/performance 05/27/2015

This review is from: Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

Pros: Using to cool my i7-3770k which is at 4.6Ghz. Temps never get out of hand and I've been running the CPU for 3 years now, so the heat hasn't destroyed it. Temps under load are usually in the 60C-80C range, and under max Prime95 testing I don't believe I ever saw temps above ~85C

Cons: I'd like to have better cooling performance, but I believe I got what I paid for. I also made sure to replace the cheap fans that come with this model with some Corsair quiet SP120 fans in order to cut down on the noise a bit.

Other Thoughts: Overall I've been very satisfied with this product and would purchase it again. It won't knock your socks off, but it does its job and it does it well for a very affordable price.

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W BX80637I73770K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Overclocks like a beast. Very stable at 4.6 GHz right now. Overall this is the fastest CPU I've evern owned.

Cons: None that I've seen in my 3 years of ownership. Decent price for what you're getting, I've had it for awhile and it still performs very well with demanding tasks, and no problems I've seen.


nick a.'s Profile

Display Name: nick a.

Date Joined: 11/03/12

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 11/15/12
  • Last Review: 05/27/15
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