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EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This thing is perfect for gaming at 1440p. Runs most games at max settings over 60fps without a hiccup. I do have to turn certain memory hungry settings down a notch to avoid fps dips in a few titles, like TXAA in ACIV, but not enough to notice any degradation to the quality. No need to OC this card, as it routinely throttles itself higher than the listed 1072MHz boost clock, breaking 1100 on a regular basis. The ACX cooler does a great job of keeping temps down. It rarely breaches 70C while gaming and stays very quiet. The card looks very clean and modern, much better than the cheap plastic look of the past.

Cons: nVidia started giving away Watch Dogs a few days after I made my purchase, and all I got was Daylight. woe is me

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from a GTX 680 SC, which was great at 1080p. But after switching to 1440, the 680 could no longer keep up with max settings on the majority of my games. You could argue this purchase was completely unnecessary and a waste of money, and I'd probably agree with you. I don't regret the purchase, though.

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LG 27EA83R-D Ocean Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Overall its a pretty nice monitor. Color is very good and comes pretty well calibrated out of the box, with little need for adjustment. The OSD menu is fully-featured and easy to use. The stand is very well made and functional. I really like the aesthetics of the bezel and base with the nice brushed aluminum looking finish. Comes with a cable for each input type. No dead or stuck pixels.

Cons: Image quality is good, but not great. There are 2 issues that made me dock an egg. 1) Being an IPS panel, it is prone to IPS glow (aka PLS glow) which can look similar to backlight bleeding. This can vary monitor to monitor. The one I received has a bit of glow from the bottom-right corner, but it is only noticeable on dark screens and not that bothersome to me. 2) Crosshatching. It is not too bad, as I only really notice it on a white screen if I lean in such that my face is a little too close anyway. At my normal viewing distance of about 2.5 feet, I don't notice it.

Other Thoughts: There is a price point at which I would have found the cons I listed, however minor, to be unacceptable. I picked this when it was at a very good sale price though, so I find myself content with it.
If you're picky, you probably won't be satisfied this. If you can live with some minor imperfections, this is not a bad way to go, especially when its on sale.

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Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 50mm drivers provide excellent, crisp and clear sound reproduction from highs to lows with no distortion. The frequency response is impressive. The emulated 7.1 surround sound is very accurate. The mic sound quality is quite good. The software drivers work well (at least on Win7), and comes with a nice array of preset equalizers. You can easily enable/disable the 7.1 emulation from the software window. Overall they are very comfortable and well-built.
Also works with PS4!

Cons: It takes some configuring to get the volume under control. I have to turn down the volume settings within most applications to somewhere around 50% to make the headset volume control range reasonable, otherwise they would be too loud as other reviewers have stated. The area around my ears does get a little warm after long gaming sessions, but it is to be expected with comfy memory foam padding.

Other Thoughts: I strongly recommend this headset. The sound quality is fantastic for both gaming and music. I've found that audiophile 2+ is my EQ preset of choice for most uses.
Assuming it would not work, I plugged the headset into my PS4 just to try, and it works perfectly!
I could not be happier with this headset.

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William B.'s Profile

Display Name: William B.

Date Joined: 03/19/09

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 08/16/13
  • Last Review: 06/18/14
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