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This review is from: ENERMAX iVektor ECA3310A-B Black (Soft touch coating) ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Looks really slick, plenty of space to work with on the inside, seems to have good airflow, and sturdy. I don't understand why the other review complains about plastic sides - the sides of my case are metal.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: 144hz refresh rate + 1m response time! Fast animation is so much smoother & more fluid on here than on my old 60Hz + 5ms response time monitor (a Samsung 204b). I've been accused of cheating on UT3 just because this monitor makes the sniper rifle a whole lot easier to use (is that a pro or a con?).
Cons: I bought this monitor because it came highly recommended on Tom's Hardware. However, I never could get the colors calibrated exactly right. Using the "Lagom LCD Test" for contrast, either the colors look too washed out or there's significant crushing. Eventually, I gave up on that and just played with my monitor settings in Skyrim and New Vegas until it looked good enough. Even now, I feel like I have to compromise between having either washed out greens / blues, or over saturated reds.
Other Thoughts: Here are the settings I wound up using.
For games, I have it on "Scenery" mode ("Game" mode makes darks too light & washed out), with Brightness = 50, Contrast = 50, Saturation = 70.
When watching videos, I have it on "Theater" mode, with Brightness = 30, Contrast = 30, Saturation = 50.
When reading text, I have it on "Standard" mode with brightness = 30, contrast = 0, saturation = 50. This monitor is super-bright - it's like looking at the sun unless you set brightness / contrast really low (which probably contributes to my washed out colors, but oh well).
Overall, I'm content with my choice. Since this is for my gaming PC, with the above settings colors are acceptable, and I really really love the fast refresh rate. However, if I were you I'd seriously think about splurging an extra $200 for the BenQ monitor instead.
Pros: I can play UT2004 at 1280x960, full gfx settings, full AA and Aniso, and it's perfectly smooth!
Cons: It doesn't come with "Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter" as the image seems to indicate.
Other than that, none!
Other Thoughts: Core 2 Duo e6600,
Asus GeForce 7950 GT
2 GB Corsair DDR2-675 MHz
20" Samsung 204b LCD monitor