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GIGABYTE G1 Gaming G1.Sniper Z5S LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: In response to my previous review and 3-star rating -- Gigabyte Support for Newegg customers has sent a new Alpha BIOS to me which has fixed all issues except for the very minor annoyance of switched SP/DIF port identifications. I can easily live with that. I'm only telling Gigabyte this so that they can get it 100% sorted out in the final BIOS update.

Cons: I didn't mention it in my first review, but there are lip-sync issues between audio outputs and HDMI video output. It would be nice if Gigabyte could offer BIOS or Realtek driver settings to deal with these issues -- one for HDMI (Intel) audio and others for mobo/Realtek (speaker, USB, optical coax, and digital coax) audio output. Right now the USB audio port on the mobo seems to be worse than the other mobo audio ports.

Other Thoughts: Digital audio output quality of this motherboard to an outboard DAC (Peachtree DAC-iTx) is really excellent.

Collection LED A19 5W 30 Watt Replacement, Warm White
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Different Light Colors 06/16/2013

This review is from: Collection LED A19 5W 30 Watt Replacement, Warm White

Pros: Low power, more light than expected (seems equivalent to more like a 50w incandescent bulb)

Cons: Bought two for my front porch. Light fixtures are open-ended, so I am not using in an enclosed space. Unfortunately, the light color of the two bulbs does not match -- not even close. One seems around the specified 3110k; the other is much whiter -- I estimate in the 4500k range.

Other Thoughts: I'm considering buying a third bulb so that I can use the two that match closest in color for my front porch. The oddball bulb I'll use by itself somewhere else. Beyond that, I'll stay away from this brand due to apparently poor quality control.

ASUS MX279H Silver / Black 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Excellent picture quality -- great contrast and definition. Crysis 3 looks fabulous with no signs of lag or ghosting. Very uniform screen brightness from edge to center.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I don't really see an advantage of this IPS display for viewing angle over my other conventional monitors.


Michael D.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael D.

Date Joined: 11/06/01

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 03/06/09
  • Last Review: 07/29/16
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