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Pros: - 1440p is beautiful*
- Height adjustment is great, specifically coming from a cheaper monitor without any adjustments.
- Light bleed / dead pixels were not much of an issue for me. I'm not too picky though (see cons).
- The size is perfect for 1440p. It's also not too bad with 1080p (if you need to use a weaker GPU during an RMA, for example).
- Seems to have sturdy construction. Nothing about it seemed overly cheap or limited (I have not used the speakers though).
Cons: - One dead pixel on the lower-left side (only shows during full green color test, so no issue).
- A little pricey, but the price will go down (I think it's worth it even now).
- Very rarely (I think twice now?) the speakers will kick on with a hissing sound because it seems to default to 100% volume. I'm not sure if this is the monitor or some situation with my Klipsch speakers / headphones. Probably my fault.
Other Thoughts: *Although, 1080p is still nice. I don't really understand people who say they can't go back to 1080p after having 2k or 4k. I'm in the middle of an RMA for my GPU so I had to use an old back up GPU meanwhile.
Honestly, this was an impulse buy I completed back around Christmas 2015 for myself. I don't regret it. I normally beat myself up a bit after a big purchase or PC upgrade I don't really need but this is a decent investment. I'd certainly recommend 1440p and this monitor.
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R5 FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK Black Computer Case
Pros: Front panel can open left or right.
The dust panels are easy to remove and have good quality.
The case seems sturdy and the finish looks very slick.
Most of the features that can be removed or re-positioned are easy to work with and make sense logically.
Airflow is great.
A drive bay can be put in the middle of the bottom of the case, next to the PSU, leaving room for a 240mm radiator for a water cooler on the front side of the case. This means the top of the case can have the top noise panels on.
The blue power LED is not too bright and still looks nice.
Many tie down locations for cable management.
SSD mounts behind the MB tray.
HDD/SSD trays are metal and click into the bay perfectly.
Very quiet when all sound panels are used.
The MB tray has a standoff already installed in the middle for easier installation.
The case is not huge. I like this size of case for ATX builds. It has the appropriate amount of space for cable management and larger GPUs, and yet still is small enough to be on a desk or not take up too much room.
Cons: Non-modular PSUs may have some issue with placing the drive bay in the middle of the case. If you try to screw the case in with some of the air holes on the bottom to make up some extra room, the bottom filter may not close all the way. Use screws with a thinner head for this to work.
Cable management with SATA cables is difficult when putting the drive bay in the middle. I know this is my fault for choosing this setup, but it works well. Just requires patience.
Not really a con, but I wish I could remove just one of the optical bays instead of both at once. Not sure if that would be possible in the future anyway.
The SSD mounts behind the motherboard tray require SATA cables that are flat on both ends (at least I couldn't get right-angle ones to work).
Other Thoughts: Overall, I am very satisfied with the case. It has very high build quality and looks very nice. I like the more simple-looking cases. I bought this for a more quiet build and it is doing well.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: 30pcs Desktop Pc Computer Mainboard Motherboard Case Internal Speaker Connector Plug
Cons: One hasn't worked so far. There's 29 others, though.
Other Thoughts: I only needed one, but I saw this and thought I'd take a gamble. I think they mostly work. I don't know. I kept six for myself, gave three to my friend at work (who had them in his jacket pocket for a month which in that time caused the glue that held the wiring to the speaker to be ripped off), gave one to my sister for her new pc, and the remaining twenty went to her boyfriend who said he might use the beeps in some of his music. I don't know what I'm doing with my life.READ FULL REVIEW