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Ergotron 33-323-200 DS100 Triple-Monitor Desk Stand
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Stand 03/19/2012

This review is from: Ergotron 33-323-200 DS100 Triple-Monitor Desk Stand

Pros: This stand is excellent quality and comes with the parts to attach to any standard VESA monitor. Assembly was straightforward and my three monitors are held great.

Cons: You CAN NOT use this stand with two monitors; it's weighted for monitors of equal size on each arm. You also need a friend or a long table to assemble it, since it will tip over while you're in the process of putting the monitors on the mount.

Other Thoughts: I decided to go with three monitors on a whim and after setting things up, I'm not embarrassed to have people over to my house. If you're not landing planes or purchasing for a business, ask yourself: do I REALLY need three monitors?

LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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4 out of 5 eggs Good, but Take Note... 03/19/2012

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: Same high Lian Li build quality I've come to expect. No sharp edges, lots of parts included, excellent thumbscrews and solid build.

Cons: The build quality is great, but I think this case was designed by a mad scientist. The power supply sits at the front bottom of the case with a cord that reaches around, so hot air blows up onto your video cards. The airflow is also reversed, with the case trying to suck in air through the side grilles on the front.

With the stock cooler my CPU reached 88 degrees after 5 minutes of torture testing (100 degrees is where the motherboard shuts off to protect itself.) I bought Lian Li part T-LM14B-2, a replacement for the top of this case that puts a 140mm fan on top, and my temps dropped 20 degrees. By itself, this is NOT a performance case.

Other Thoughts: My last computer had a Lian Li mid-tower case that I really liked, so I got this one as a slightly smaller alternative. Don't make my mistake--Lian Li's build quality is top-notch, but the ventilation and heat build-up in this case are awful.

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5
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Pros: Very good quality. I bought three of these simultaneously and everyone arrives working perfectly, with no dead pixels. 1920x1080 resolution is great, and they monitors even come with DVI cables!

Cons: I didn't buy these for the speakers--didn't even realize they had them--and you shouldn't either. I'm tone deaf and even I can tell how bad they are. Music sounds like somebody shouting into a tin can in a closet.


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Display Name: Christopher P.

Date Joined: 02/03/08

  • Reviews: 18
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  • First Review: 10/17/08
  • Last Review: 03/19/12
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