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LG 34UC87C Black 34
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The LG 34UC87C is a truly spectacular monitor, I was completely blown away buy the quality of this IPS panel, and also the quality of the monitor itself, from its USB 3.0 hub on the back and the 2 hdmi and display port which I am currently using. Their are many wonderful features that come along with this monitor, some of my favorite is the Response Time Control, Flicker Safe, the USB 3.0 hub the Display port, and the most obvious, the Ultrawide QHD IPS panel. The LG 34UC87C is my first curved display, and to have it at 3440x1440 is so beautiful. The 3440x1440 resolution is absolutely perfect for this size display, it has the same pixel density is that of 1920x1080 at 17.3" I am a hardcore gamer and video editor and the 21:9 aspect ratio LG 34UC87C is the most perfect monitor for these type of situations. For the last week or so I have been doing nothing but testing all the newest high end games and applications, like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, AVS Video Editor, and Corel VideoStudio Pro X7, just look truly stunning, and with the 21:9 aspect ratio @ 3440x1440 I can have several windows open at the same time. The LG 34UC87C's bezel is so very small, at 15 mm you do not even notice it, the stand is nice and sturdy with next to no wobble and the base is faux brushed aluminum, which is great because it does not contract fingerprints, also the back of the monitor has a 100x100 VESA mount. I did some testing with the USB 3.0 hub and received not data transfer speed loss. I also found that the 7 watt speakers have a very great sound, even though they are rather small, they did not crack or pop at max volume, and is rich fulfilling sounding. The menu button on the bottom is typical of the LG TV's of the models of 2014 that I am used to, and the OSD has many features and is easy to navigate, some of the features in the OSD are PBP, which can also be controlled by the included software, "Dual Controller" and "Screen Split" and is especially useful when running 2 or more PC's being that you can easily cycle between PC's or split screen on the fly. It was also nice to see that the 34UC87C comes with an HDMI and Display Port cable and the included software. Before now I used to think that the curved monitor's or TV's were a gimmick, man was I wrong, my gaming experience is now much more emursive and the 3440@1440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio is just unbelievable, just a absolutely gorgeous display.

Cons: Like the Adage goes " You Get What You Pay For" sure to some people this may be a con, but for myself and many others this is a $1000 monitor and it is worth it, their are only 2 different manufactures I buy when it comes to TV's and monitors and LG is one of them and you can probably guess what the other is they make to best panels I have ever seen. I am a repeat buyer of LG products and I have been nothing but completely satisfied with LG's IPS Panels, I currently have 4 LG's Panels in my home at the current moment.

Other Thoughts: The LG 34UC87C panel has almost no light bleed on the edges that it is really had to believe because that is a hard thing not to have, and the colors are vibrant, the blacks are black and the white is extremely white. I spent the last week or so testing many different games to see if there was any "lag" or if this 3440x1440 resolution would be a problem, but to my surprise every game I tried, worked perfect every game had the 3400x1400 Resolution option in the video setting menu, even on much older games, I am so very pleased with that because like I had mentioned before I am a hardcore gamer.The Response Time (ms) was awesome no lag whats so ever, that hard to do with the larger the panel gets. I ran AIDA64 Monitor Diagnostics V1.00.90 Test on the 34UC87C and in every test all of the Calibration Tests, Focus Tests, Grid Tests, Color Tests, and Reading Tests passed with ease, everything looked perfect. I feel very lucky to have the LG 34UC87C, I want to give a special thanks to Newegg for the opportunity to have the absolute pleasure of working on this monitor, and for you gamers out there thinking about getting this monitor you had better have better than a GTX 780Ti or better to push these pixels, I went from 81 FPS on UNIGINE's Valley Benchmark @ 1920X1080 to 37.8 FPS @ 3400x1440, that's a huge performance hit, and the GTX 780Ti Ain't No Slouch, 1920x1080 has 2,073,600 pixels and LG 34UC87C has 4,953,600, that's more than double, which makes it look more than twice as great! Thank you if you read my entire review, the LG 34UC87C commands the respect it deserves, sorry this review was so long-winded, Thanks again Newegg, it was a great pleasure, and I will be using the LG 34UC87C many years to come.

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DEEPCOOL N1 Laptop Cooling Pad 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The DeepCool N1 NoteBook Cooler is a fairly decent laptop cooler compared to most laptop cooler in its price range. The N1 have a few nice features that others cooler do not have, like for instance the USB pass-through connector and a massive 180mm fan that has a manual speed controller and the metal mesh front cover, it is also height adjustable.

Cons: I really could think of no cone, for the money the N1 is a very nice quality cooler.

Other Thoughts: I ran a few test with the Deep Cool N1 NoteBook Cooler on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (i7 & GTX660) and it droped the cpu temperature by 6 degrees Celsius, and the gpu by 10 degrees Celsius. I also tested it on my SPARQ X53 (i7 & GTX 670mx) no on that it only dropped the cpu by 2 degrees Celsius, and the gpu by 2 degrees Celsius. My final conclusion is the Deep Cool N1 NoteBook Cooler will probably only benefit you if you laptop has inadequate cooling of if you do not like your lap getting warm, overall the N1 is probably the best cooler in its price range, as it has many more features than a lot of others. I will for sure be using it on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y580.

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OCZ Vertex 460A VTX460A-25SAT3-240G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is my second review for this particular product, in my previous Review i forgot to add a few bits of important information. The OCZ Vertex 460A VTX460A-25SAT3-240G has been an absolutely great drive to work with, its case is made of nice heavy aluminum and in addition it is bundled with a 3.5-inch desktop adapter bracket with an OCZ logo on it, and also it come with a copy of Acronis True Image to clone your OS from you old SSD. It uses the upgraded version of the Barefoot 3 M10 Controller that is used in there slower OCZ ARC 100 SSD's. I have been using these OCZ Barefoot 3 M10 Controller SSD's now for more than a year and I have had no problems what so ever, not even errors or bad sectors. I believe since OCZ is now a Toshiba company there is better quality control and uses the latest Toshiba A19nm flash, actually all my SSD's that uses Toshiba NAND had not failed me yet, and apparently the Barefoot 3 M10 Controller is reliable as well.

Cons: The OCZ Vertex 460A now as far as and cons, I can absolutely think of nothing to bad to say. All of my OCZ SSD's had been rock solid performers, not even a single error or bad sector, now in the future if I have a failure or bad sectors I will most definitely submit another review.

Other Thoughts: Now my test system I did my Benchmarking on is a i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz with 16GB's DDR4 @2800MHz on a Gigabyte X99-UD5 WIFI:
ATTO Disk Benchmark Transfer Size 0.5 to 8192 KB Queue Depth 4 32.0 Write 450678 Read 456572/ 128.0 Write 526091 Read 553047/ 512.0 Write 526344 Read 555383/ 2048.0 Write 527637 Read 554109 / 8192.0 Write 527637 Read 554109
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 X64 "Seq Read [MB/s] 456.1 Write [MB/s] 519.2 512K Read[MB/s]394.9 Write[MB/s]513.3 4K Read[29.02 Write[MB/s] 123.2 4KQD32 Read{MB/s]155.9 Write[MB/s]302.4
HD Tune Pro 5.00 "Read Test 4 KB align" [512 bytes] 35596 IOPS avg. access time 0.028ms, avg. speed 17.381 MB/s [4KB] 28468 IOPS avg. access time 0.035ms avg. speed 111.204 MB/s [64KB] 6264 IOPS avg. access time 0.159ms avg. speed 391.55MB/s [1 MB] 515 IOPS avg. access time 1.940 avg.speed 515.200MB/s [Random] 995 IOPS avg. access time 1.004ms avg. speed 504.885 MB/s

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