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Pros: +IPS at a low cost
+once you calibrate it (took me almost 1/2 hour) it looks great
+supports HDMI with audio out (good because most pc monitor speakers suck)
+Reading mode, it tints your screen orange (like gunners/f.lux) so looking at the screen longer is less hard on the eyes
+Lots of options, very detailed color setup, not just brightness/contrast/color temp, but you can adjust the range for each of the hue's individually, not just 3 little rgb sliders.
+ REAL BUTTONS: none of those stupid touch buttons, and the osd menu will label them for you, so you can see them in the dark.
Cons: -terrible support,
I enter a live chat, and ask for the max refresh rate at 1080p,
after 30 mins of them telling me how great 1080p is. (???)
they said they do not know. C'mon that's very basic!! But not listed anywhere... (it's 60hz)
-more tearing then other displays
it's not a lot, and probably because I'm using two 1080p displays on more GPU's.
I don't notice it much while gaming, or in videos, but with extremely fast motion if you're looking for it,
you'll see it.
When I first plugged in the monitor, I almost died.
The colors were wayyy off, and the contrast and brightness were not even close, it looked extremely dark and washed out.
only give very basic information,
it's what you'd expect from a quick start guide,
not very much detailed info.
Other Thoughts: I know I threw quite a bit in the negative category, but it's really not a bad monitor.
it DOSE work on HDMI, or DVI (with an adapter)
just go into your CCC or nvida panel and look for the overscan settings (google it, if you need too)
From there you should be able to make it take up the whole screen.
The response time is great, and once I got the colors setup it looks extremely great for the price.
I bought this to watch movies and play games on,
and it works ok for both.
The SuperResolution+ is just a gimmick,
it boosts contrast, and sharpness,
it's nice (on med/low only) in some situations
but it's not really a selling point, as you can adjust those two manually in most any monitor.
it's a nice low cost IPS display,
not ideal for gaming, but it's usable,
the IPS makes the colors look vibrant (when calibrated)
and you can watch movies in bed without the colors shifting like they would on a TN panel.
With the option to output audio to GOOD speakers instead of wasting money putting in trashy ones,
they could keep the cost down, and allow people to use it as a small TV for a hdmi cable box or game console without the need for audio strippers or conversion boxes.
The reader mode allow you to use your monitor for longer without tiring your eyes,
and unlike f.lux it's built in, so it can be used on game consoles, or DVD players as well.
my only big complaints were with the setup,
but no it works great!
there is some tearing on my PC, but not on my consoles,
so it could be a dual monitor thing.
But over all it's a great monitor,
Not amazing, not the best ever, but great!
Pros: +Screw-less hard drive installation! (no screws needed to install/remove hardive from case or tray)
+Cool! Nice look, and comes with 3 fans and space for more
+Clean! The intake fans both have very nice dust covers on them.
+Comes with plenty of space for Hard drives, and optical drives.
+3 usb 2.0 plus 1 usb 3.0 ports on the front.
+Top storage compartment. (kinda small, but can fit about 10-11 usb drives/dongles/card adaptors)
+clear side panel! see any error codes your motherboard may have.
Cons: -both Power, and hdd Led's are WAY to bright.
-both power and hdd Led's are the same color
-front usb ports are upside down
-front headphone/mic not labeled (or colored)
-hdd Led cable was upside-down?
(I had to plug it in with the label down?
motherboard [+ -] cable [- +] z77 mobo)
-Dose not make coffee.
Other Thoughts: In all seriousness, it's a great case, I used it only my first every from-the-ground-up pc builds.
(I've done a bunch of partial builds but none where all the parts were built separate)
and I have had no big issues with the case, the led's can be fixed with a bit of magic marker and tape.
and the usb/headphone/led cable thing is easy to remember.
I really love the fans, they keep my PC dust free,
(my room is very dusty, it killed my laptop with clogs)
and it even has space on the sides of the front panel for case badges, (you know those stickers you got with your parts)
So buy it now!
Display Name: David M.
Date Joined: 04/25/10
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