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ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: As the title states, I've owned this monitor for almost 1 year now and I wanted to come back and make a review that has some longevity attributed.

This monitor has met my expectations and more. The 3D is quite good in many of the games I've ran such as: The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Diablo 3, WoW, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Mark of the NInja, and many more. Make sure to check out Nvidia's web site for a list of compatible games and their compatibility rating.

The monitor is bright, even in 3D mode. The 120Hz works great as well with most games gaining a noticeably smoother game play experience.

At 27" it is quite large. I have it set next to a 22" 1680x1050 res monitor and there is a distinct difference in image quality between them with the Asus VG being the victor.

I've only had to charge my 3D glasses once this year and even though I don't play games too often that's says about the batteries reliability and ability to shut off quickly when done using 3D mode as to save its charge.

Make sure to download Nvidia's free 3D Vision Video Player so you can watch your 3D movies simply and without purchasing extra software.

Over the course of the year there has been no significant change in color reproduction or a "halo" showing up in any condition whatsoever.

Cons: The color reproduction is not as good as I wished it was though I knew that when purchasing it as it is a TFT panel and not an IPS panel. You currently can't have an IPS panel and 120Hz 3D within one monitor. I chose the 120Hz 3D and am still glad I did.

Other Thoughts: I have enjoyed having the ability to watch movies and play games in 3D as well as playing games in 120 Hz though the resolution (1080p) is still a bit low for running programs such as EAGLE, Autocad, Altium, and other design software where very high resolutions would be a great benefit.

If I were to purchase a monitor today I would have to say that my personal view has shifted from playing games to using many different modeling software and I would have to go with a different monitor with a resolution of at least 2560x1440, which you can get at a similar price point of this monitor.

System Components:
i5-3570K
ASRock Z77
Nvidia GTX 660ti 2GB
16GB of DDR3 1600MHz
Antec Eleven Hundred Case
Thermaltake Toughpower 675W PSU
~10TB of storage in HDD's
256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Zalman CNPS 9900 max HSF

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Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs My First Surround Headset 04/30/2013

This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Pros: The sound quality of this headset is great. I was impressed that on the default setting the bass didn't overtake the mid and high range. The equalizer in the Corsiar software allows easy adjustments, this headset can also accurately reproduce bass unlike some reviews suggested that I read on this product.

The ear pads are comfortable and I can barely feel the top cushion though it feels secure.

Cons: First - the first hiccup with this headset comes from the cable. It has the look and feel of a braided cable which is fine but it gets twisted extremely easily and I found myself stringing out the cable along my floor and straightening it out once a week.

Second - the ear phone portion is able to swivel to quite a degree and it doesn't seem solid enough to withstand much pressure placed at the end of it's rotation making me be extra careful when I take it off to not just tear it off my head.

Third - the headset became unrecognizable by my computer through the USB. I tried doing a fresh installation of the software/driver, as well as completing a fresh installation of the USB drivers to ensure there wasn't an issue with them. I also tried this headset on my second computer but to no avail, the same issue occurred.

Other Thoughts: It has some flaws that I didn't know about till I could use the headset. It has great sound reproduction and the 7.1/5.1 is noticeably more clear and defined then the stereo setting.

I gave it 2 stars because when it worked it was a great headset, but it hasn't lasted me more than 3 months without issue and possible replacement.

If I was going to purchase a new headset today I would search for a wireless one or one with much more sturdy cabling. This is because I currently have mine in RMA with Corsair due to USB recognition errors and no sound production and I believe it is due to the cable twisting and tangling so easily.

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MSI N660TI PE 2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It's amazing. Coming from two 8800GTS 640MB cards in SLi to this is just outstanding.

Runs Diablo 3 everything maxed at 90-165fps. With Vsync enabled it is solid at 60fps and never moves.

Runs GTA IV maxed at Very High at an average of 66fps (in game benchmark).

Also runs Metro 2033 maxed at Very High with Tessellation at around 40fps average. Overall a great card!

Temps stay around 24-36*C at idle and reach about 58*C on full load with a fan speed under 50%.

Cons: It cost $300 bucks which is a lot. To me it's definitely worth it for the performance you get.

Other Thoughts: This cards bests a GTX580 at so many games as long as you stay at or under 1920x1080 resolution. I got a score of 1087 from Heaven Benchmark with Tessellation at extreme and everything maxed (minus the 3D and Multi Monitors). It averaged 40.6fps. Just amazing.

*Note: All benchmarks were performed at a resolution of 1680x1050. This is the highest resolution my current monitor supports.

My System:
-ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
-I5-3570k @ stock clock
-MSI GTX 660ti
-OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD
-Thermaltake Toughpower 675W Modular PSU
-Antec Eleven Hundred case
-Zalman CNPS9900Max-b
-NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Controller
-LG Optical DVD Drive
-5 Additional 120mm case fans for a total of 6 120mm fans and 1 200mm fan

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Joshua B.'s Profile

Display Name: Joshua B.

Date Joined: 01/04/03

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  • First Review: 03/30/12
  • Last Review: 12/02/13
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