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Samsung S34E790C Glossy Black 34
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Aside from this being 37" 21:0 and curved. The best thing about this particular monitor is it's black levels. Combined with it's even blackness across the screen. Because it used a unique VA panel. And that's a more important feature to have over say a typical 16:9 panel because there are many times where you will have black bars on the left and right during cut scenes in games and watching most video content. For gaming, the response time is better than most all other 3440x1440 monitors out there as well. Which is better for gaming. It has excellent color. And the blacks are amazing in this thing. Which makes regular 2d content on some webpages really pop.

Cons: The only thing is the factory tuning was obviously set to look good in a retail store, and not on the desk at home. Factory tuning is way to bright, and the color a bit washed out. So you will have to spend some effort to tune this monitor correctly.

Other Thoughts: Where is the 21:9 movie content.

2 options I found so far. The Microsoft Store Ap. and iTunes. Both provide full screen 21:9 video streaming with 5.1 surround.

Also there is a plug in for Chrome that will zoom in on movies in Netflix to get you full screen 21:9 steaming. But no 5.1 surround through Chrome.

Combine this monitor with an Ergotron 33" long monitor arm, with a race wheel and you have the perfect racing simulator. It is AMAZING!

ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Colors pop very nicely in games. Text on things like webpages don't have that grainy look. And pictures look like post cards.

Comes with a crazy 5 year warranty

No dead Pixels

Cons: You have to tune it for optimization to the get the most out of it.

Other Thoughts: If your still computing at 1080p think about this. Chances are, your smart phone has a higher resolution than your computer monitor.

If your concerned about how 60 is going to effect your gaming, don't. I've had 4 different 120hz monitors. The PB 278Q is a no brainer.

SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Positive airflow that is. Imagine two straws. One thick and one thin. If you blow an equal amount of air through each one, the thinner, more restricted one will have higher pressure inside of it. That is the exact reason why this case is better than almost any other out there. One fan pushing air resulting in positive air flow. And 100% of that air, is filtered so your components stay clean. Also, that one fan is huge, 180mm. Which means it doesn't get loud from blade chop and can push large amounts of air, at a low RPM

Cons: Building a system in this case is going to take some extra time. There are many screws, half of which you don't need. Removable cables on your PSU is pretty much a must. Short replacements are also are nice. The cable from a CD ROM will smash against the PSU cables. The HDD Rack will only block your air flow so don't use it. Place packing tape across the bottom of the case to seal the air flow. Don't ad any exhaust fan as it will reduce the positive pressure and suck up dust.

Other Thoughts: My system i5-2500k OC'd turbo @ 4.2Ghz
Prolimotech Megahalems with two high end 120mm 2000rpm PWM fans in a push/pull configuration
Asus Gen Z IV motherboard
Evga GTX 780 ACX (doesn't vent out the back)
Max Temps
CPU High Temps 50 cel
Northbridge 55 cel
GPU 70 cel
That's full on gaming for hours and hours
I'd put this up against any of those prefabbed, closed loop water system any day. You can have a thousand fans in your case, but if it's a pole barn the size of a stadium with out any internal pressure. All you have is a really big noise maker with components sitting in some corner burning up in a coat of dust.


Jona A.'s Profile

Display Name: Jona A.

Date Joined: 02/07/07

  • Reviews: 18
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  • First Review: 03/08/07
  • Last Review: 08/16/15
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