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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-1996-KR 6GB HYBRID GAMING,
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quiet
Cool temps
Great overclocking potential
Fantastic build quality and looks
Includes backplate
Better performance than stock Titan X

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Haven't experienced any issues with this card so far. It is infinitely quieter than the 780 TI SC ACX it replaced, the temps are much lower, and performance is much better. The 780 Ti would often reach 80C, pouring all the heat into the case, causing the CPU cooler to go nuts and make my room too hot to sleep, which was the primary reason I decided to upgrade to this. The highest I've seen this thing reach is 56C. Averaging around 50 fps in The Witcher 3 max settings at 1440p. Easily averages over 60fps with a mix of high and ultra. Everything else I've thrown at it, it cuts through like butter. And thats with my old i7-2600k.

My specs:
i7-2600k @ 4.4 Ghz
Corsair H100i Cooler
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133Mhz 9-11-10-30
EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid
Asrock Extreme4-m
Corsair AX760 PSU
ADATA SX900 256GB SSD
Corsair 350D
Asus PG278Q ROG Swift Gsync Monitor @ 144Hz

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CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M4A2133C9
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Plugged these in, loaded up XMP profile in bios, and everything has worked perfectly at the advertised 2133mhz, Cas 9, 1.5v. System has been rock-solid. They also look fantastic.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: A bit pricey, but you do get what you pay for.

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ASUS ROG PG278Q Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: The build quality is top-notch. This monitor is very well constructed and looks fantastic. I wasn't sure I'd be a fan of the styling, but it really looks good, especially with that thin bezel. The specs are unmatched - it is the only G-Sync monitor at 1440p, and its the only 144hz monitor above 1080p that I know of.

It worked right away, and nvidia's drivers immediately detected and enabled G-Sync. The display controls are by far the easiest and most intuitive I have ever used, and calibrating it to my liking was a breeze. Zero dead pixels, and minimal backlight bleed. The color is not quite as diverse and doesn't pop like it did on my IPS panel, but it is really good for a TN.

This thing is so smooth. Even moving windows around on the desktop is noticeably crisp and smooth. G-Sync really is a thing of beauty. It is something that you have to experience yourself to realize what you've been missing.

The packaging was very solid, and I love the fact that it is ready to go right out of the box, no assembly required.

Cons: I'll mention here that when frames dip low enough, 30ish or less, it will still stutter with G-Sync.

Other Thoughts: I've been searching for a monitor for about a year, and after going through 3 different screens, I finally found one that satisfies. This is the best gaming monitor out there, hands down.

You will definitely need a top of the line video card to push 1440p and still get good frames on max settings in most of today's games. I have a 780ti, and while it performs great overall, there are a few titles that I can't quite max out and get >60 fps consistently.

I recommend you get monitor the driver from the product page on Asus's website. The turbo button did not actively change the refresh rate with the generic Windows 7 monitor driver.

The fact that so many reviews mention the cost as a con is laughable. If you bought it, then apparently the price wasn't too high. There is a strong demand for this monitor and a very limited supply. They could easily have charged more and still be sold out. If you buy it and then decide the value of the benefits are not worth what you paid, the current demand provides plenty of options to recoup...

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William B.'s Profile

Display Name: William B.

Date Joined: 03/19/09

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 10/06/14
  • Last Review: 07/13/15
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