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This review is from: Acer H6 H276HLbmid Black 27" 5ms HDMI IPS panel Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor
Pros: Large screen size for a very reasonable price. Bright, crisp colors. Better blacks than my last monitor. Very thin and easy to install.
Cons: Extremely reflective.
Other Thoughts: This is a great monitor that made me realize how bad my old 28" Hanns G really was. The colors are much more accurate and connective via HDMI gives great HD resolution.
Only gripe is the high gloss of this screen. I've always owned matte screens, so was not prepared for the difference in finishes. However, this is going to happen with any matte v. glossy screen. So just realize that the room needs to be pretty dark to avoid images of yourself or your room (especially when the screen is displaying a dark/black image).
This review is from: Rosewill Apollo RK-9100xRBR Red Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
Pros: Quiet fans and easy to install. Only large red fans I could find. Great replacement for the stock fans in my HAF 932 Advanced case.
Other Thoughts: I have a red theme going with my computer and this was basically my only options, so I just hoped they worked well. I was pleasantly surprised in all areas. I installed two of these fans, one on the side and one as an entrance on the top.
Performance wise, these fans move a lot more air than my stock HAF 932 Advanced fans. My comp is consistently running 5-10 degrees cooler.
I also enjoy the looks and due to their large size, they are very quiet. Extremely pleased with these fans.
Pros: Used this board on my first build and it is designed very well with clear instructions on its many features. BIOS is easy to use.
Cons: AI suite OC my CPU which was not what I was attempting to do.
Other Thoughts: I really like this board and I have every feature I could need plus room for upgrades down the road. The only bump I have had was with the AI suite software. Since it is my first build, I'm not blaming Asus in the least, but the 4 way optimization oc my cpu.
I didn't know optimize meant oc. I assumed it would check my components and 'optimize' (i.e. adjust fans and other bios settings) accordingly. I ran intelburn after the optimization and luckily stayed by my comp as i shot up to 90+ degrees in under a minute. I couldn't understand why because I had only 'optimized' and I assumed that this would lead to better temps as prior intelburns got into the mid-70s after 10+ minutes.
I figured out how to reverse the oc and unistalled AI suite. This is all due to my inexperience, but I think it should be more clearly labeled that an optimization has the potential to OC and may make your system unstable.
Display Name: Aaron K.
Date Joined: 02/19/05
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