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ASUS VG248QE Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cant beat the price with a lead pipe.

Bright, colorful, and sleek design.

60hz, 120hz or 144hz.

Love the stand, raise up and down, tilt option and swivel.

3D is awesome!

Best GAMING monitor out there for the price!

Cons: Wall mounters will have to mod the back to mount. (no biggy, i love the stand).

Speakers are in the rear. (I dont care, i use 5.1 speakers.)

Other Thoughts: First and foremost, this IS a GAMING monitor.

The price per quality and design. Less of the wall mount optional and speakers being in the rear. Youre not going to find a better 120hz 3D monitor anywhere, probably even today. (i bought this a year ago).

As far as colors out of the box, c'mon, what monitor have you ever bought where you didnt have to change the colors, even minor changes. Mine in particular was minor.

This is a TN Panel, NOT IPS. IPS will never be 120hz. Google it.

Hz... for those of you who know, u can skip this, for those who think they know, google it after you read. Dual Link is a dead cable, the only reason they keep it, is for people who dont want to buy new monitors. HDMI is fine for computers but it does NOT support 120hz, let alone 144hz (EXCEPT version 1.4b) WITH which i might add you need a monitor that also supports 1.4b HDMI. This is NOT that monitor. Of little importance HDMI also loses digital info over lengths of 6 feet i believe, regardless, who has there tower 6 feet from there monitor? Anyways, its still a gaming monitor and with gaming comes graphics cards, so more than likely gamers have a big fat card with a Display Port, which does support 120hz and 144hz. I believe it goes all the way up to 240hz (dont quote me on 240hz, lol)

As the source, graphics cards use the 120hz refresh rate of the monitor for the Frames Per Second of the application in use, i.e. a video game.

The 120hz TV is a gimmick to sell you a TV. Cable and satellite are recorded and or broadcast in 33hz. DVDs and Blu-Ray are recorded at 33hz. PS3 and XBox 360 i believe are recorded at 60hz. HDMI works fine on it because nothing going through is more than 60hz.

So unless you use your 50" tv for your computer, that 120hz doesnt come into play. Sure its there, but you'll never use it. Which from what i understand, there are very limited tv's with Display Port to even utilize the 120hz.

Bottom line, you need a graphics card that pushes 120 FPS, a Display Port to Display Port Cable, a monitor that supports both 120hz, Display Port and an application to use it, which would be almost any PC video game.

As for the 3D, I saw the "ghosting", but it was minimal and you really have to look for it. Mostly its when either a very dark object in the foreground is on a very bright background or vis versa. So if you have a game that is like that alot, you'll probably notice it more often than not. Even so, its tolerable.

My Rig (1 year old)
CPU: Intel i-5 3570K 3.4 oced 4.5 @ 1.25v (68° C full load
enclosed liquid cooled push/pull fans)
MB: Asus P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77
RAM: 2 x 4Gig Corsair Dominators
VCARD: 2 x SLI Nvidia (EVGA) GTX 660 Ti OC
PSU: Corsair CX750 watt
Tower: Thermaltake Commander (white)
Fans: 6

SILVERSTONE FN121-P-GL 120mm Green LED Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome Green! 01/11/2013

This review is from: SILVERSTONE FN121-P-GL 120mm Green LED Case Fan

Pros: Super quiet, super green! price is decent.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: You can get some logisys @2000rpm for $5 a pop at outlet pc but you'll be waiting over 7 days for them. I got these bcuz they where only 1200rpm, which is super quiet when directly plugged in and not on the mobo. The logisys on the other hand sound like vacuum cleaners directly plugged in. so i used the logisys on the mobo just bcuz the have more power if needed, but run decently quiet around 1350rpm

ARCTIC MX-4 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: not sure if its living up to the reviews...? intel i5 3570k, used bios oc tool to up the voltage from 1.001 to 1.1. runs 32°C idle. I know stock its suppose to run 28°C to 32°C, so im assuming that bump is running it at max stock idle, which is good. first time using/applying heat grease.


James F.'s Profile

Display Name: James F.

Date Joined: 03/21/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/11/13
  • Last Review: 12/10/13
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