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This review is from: ViewSonic XG2700-4K 27” 4K UltraHD 16:9 Widescreen 5ms SuperClear® IPS, AMD FreeSync, VESA Adaptive-Sync, SmartSync technology Ultra HD LED Gaming Monitor 300 cd /m2 20M:1 DCR, 1000:1,Built-in Speaker
Pros: Great Colors, Rich Deep wonderful 4k, USB 3.0 connectivity, No noticeable lag, Cool Swivel.
Cons: Doesn't do 144hz as advertised. Generic Menu interface, Menu options get grayed out and doesn't inform you which corresponding menu is causing that option to not be available for adjustment. If you follow the instructions to connect the wire management ring you will break the management ring's mounting tab.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this product as long as you realize that it doesn't do the 144 hz refresh rate as advertised. Nowhere in the manual does it state that 144hz refresh rate is supported. I wasn't expecting 144hz@ 4k, but maybe at lower resolutions I thought that it would do 144hz. That's not the case. So I'm not sure what the 144hz that's advertised is actually for?
Only reason why I gave this monitor a 3 stars was that it doesn't do the 144 hz refresh rate as advertised, and the instructions instructs you to snap off and break the cable management ring :( This is a 5 star product other wise. When you consider the price, IPS panel, low input lag, and the full range of pivot/tilt options on the base this is a solid unit.
And why doesn't pc monitors come with wireless remote controls? This unit has PIP but using it involves navigating through menu options, which is so much of a pain that I doubt that anyone will use that option at all. Cheap $100 tv's have remotes for Pete's sake. Using a remote would made the OSD easier to use. The OSD menu leaves more to be desired. I wanted to adjust the aspect ratio to full screen. I was able to do it once but now the option is grayed out and I cannot even see the setting that it is now set to. I'm getting windowed output at lower resolutions so I'm thinking the "full screen" setting isn't the setting. But I can't check to see. Other options also get grayed out on the OSD, not allowing you to make the adjustment, and not informing you as to why can't you make that adjustment anymore.
What else? Color is great, superb viewing angles. Still a great monitor.
This review is from: Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD2
Cons: The drive just stopped working. Kept on giving errors and now the thing doesn't show up at all on any of my computers.
edit - Still using drive as an external drive w/enclosure for music (dejaying)
Other Thoughts: I thought the SSD were supposed to last. But just like anything else these days, it doesn't.
Edit - Replacement still going strong.
Pros: Quiet, Virtually Silent, LED's that show load are cool, No coil whine. Custom Back-plate, Plays all my games at 2560 X 1600 very smoothly, Very small card . The radiator mounts on the edge of the case so all you'll see is a very small card and two tubes coming out for cooling, Temps never got above 62 degrees Celsius, and quickly dropped back down to the 25-30 degree range while not gaming. Durable (I dropped it once).
Cons: None really, I did have an issue with the Display Port not working at first. Only the HDMI worked (which doesn't do 2560 x 1600). No matter what I tried, no output from the display ports. So I put in my older card that also had a display port, and that worked fine, I put the Fury back in the case and all of a sudden the display port decided to work. I haven't had any issues since.
Other Thoughts: My last 3 cards were all from the competing brand. This time around I wanted a water cooled GPU solution and I wasn't worried about not having the top card. This fits the bill nicely. I love the card. For $30 more I could have got the Fury X which is anywhere from 5-10 fps faster in games. But I liked the back plate on this card, and coming from a 780 GTX lightning, this card seems about twice as fast. Big difference. Highly recommended.READ FULL REVIEW