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ASUS PB258Q Black 25
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Pros: I had a 19 inch 1600x1050 View Sonic and this is a major upgrade from that. Text is crisp and easy to read, games look great. I have a GTX970 and it can play latest titles at this resolution. Although some games max out the 4 gig of ram and utilize 100% of the GPU to get 60 FPS. Stand is very sturdy. I know that may sound minor but a monitor that shakes every time you bump you desk sucks.

Cons: There is a measuring scale across the bottom of the screen as the monitor has a true to life mode but the scale is in metric, I will probably never use that feature anyways. Can't somebody make a monitor for a descent price that has descent speakers built in. They may as well not put any in.

Other Thoughts: My dad just got a 28 inch 1920x1080 and at that size and resolution it does not look very nice, do yourself a favor and get at least 2k for anything bigger than 20 inch and smaller then 30 inch. I picked this one up on one of Newegg's one day sale for $264 that really sweetened the deal, should have gotten two.

Intel 750 Series 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Works just like its other siblings. 02/14/2016

This review is from: Intel 750 Series 2.5" 800GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPE2MW800G4X1

Pros: Basically the same as the 400GB and 1.2TB, only it is 800GB.

Cons: It did not cook my dinner.

Other Thoughts: Used this on the Maximus VIII Impact, works like a champ and the board has U.2 native. Perfect combo, thanks asus. I have a Samsung 950 pro on another computer and it is faster on some synthetic benchmarks and slower at others. But the difference is not noticeable. The big advantage with the intel 750 is that it does not take up any room on such a small motherboard allowing Asus to put other addons on the board. The big negative of the U.2 port is that if Intel kinda cooked up the connector why did they make it need external power. The connector should be able to supply 40w or something like that. Needing external power from a SATA connector is messy. Only a minor grip as the node 304 case does not have a window and it looks just fine from the outside. Although having a heatsink and access to more power really makes this drive enthusiast and the Samsung 950 consumer.

CORSAIR Hydro Series H90 CW-9060013-WW/RF Water Cooler Manufactured Recertified
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Cools well, Very Noisy 02/12/2016

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H90 CW-9060013-WW/RF Water Cooler Manufactured Recertified

Pros: Works as advertised, keeping an over clocked 6600K under control with minimal fan speed.

Cons: The system I build is a gaming computer with a GTX 970, a mITX board, and an Intel 750 NVME SSD. I was looking for a lot of raw performance in a small package that was quiet under normal usage and only moderately loud in gaming. The H90 however sounds like an old school mechanical hard drive hammering away in the case. the cooler is mounted horizontally in the case and if tipped vertically a bit of air rushes through and the cooler quiets down. I left the case like that over night to let the air work its way out and when put back upright the noise comes right back.

Other Thoughts: I used a Fractal Node 304 case for the computer. The cooler would be fantastic if it were not for the noise. I am considering replacing the cooler but if you have ever built a mITX computer you know that if you have to pull the mother board, everything has to come out and currently it is zip tied in and running, as my wife says, "the enemy of good is better"; I should probably leave well enough alone. I will probably deal with the noise until I have to open the case up for an upgrade. If you are considering high speed fans then you will probably not hear the cooler, if noise matters you might want to reconsider your choice.


Benjamin H.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin H.

Date Joined: 07/28/04

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 08/13/10
  • Last Review: 02/16/16
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