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This review is from: Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified
Pros: sound great. always had 5.1 but got sick of all the wires, and these things are, imho, just as good and the bass is way better then anything i have had to date. desktop speakers are small but really heavy for the size and don't slide around when making adjustments
Cons: headphone jack is impossible. stupid tight and you REALLY have to push to get the jack fully seated. every time i pull the jack out i think its going to rip off. crossover can be...temperamental, occasional odd noises, or a speaker will cut out for a bit. power cycling seams to fix any of the issues.
Other Thoughts: the headphone jack cost it a star, the sound is good enough to make up for the occasional crossover burp.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: bright, bright monitor, no dead pixels. the 5ms gtg had me concerned but if there is any ghosting i cant tell, and i play shooters. great fov from about 20" back. headphone hanger is a cute gimmick, although why they didn't put two more holes in the back to allow left side placement is odd.
Cons: lost an egg for the utterly ridiculous lack of control options. i mean really, why would you put 3 preset gamma choices rather than a slider? and, because there is only one input button, where you do have sliders (cont and bt), if you want to change something from 75% to 76% you have to hold the stupid button down until it scrolls all the way around. not too much of a biggie, i just set one of the factory presets and fixed it with my video card software.
Other Thoughts: a personal beef of mine is peeps complaining about stuff that is spelled out in the specs. no there is no VESA or HDMI, yes that is clearly stated in the specs, its not a con. do be aware that if you watch alot of blu-ray stuff this DVI-only monitor will not be able to handle HDCP encoded disks, you need HDMI or display port for that. as far a quality of picture however, DVI and HDMI are identical: 0's and 1's is 0's and 1's kids.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
Pros: the led that shows POST codes and then cpu temp after boot ROCKS. i have the comp on my desk and i can see the display through the side window. being able to just glance over and check temps when oc'ng and playing games is wonderful, and i trust it more then running a temp probe. jumperless CMOS reset; how did that take so long to figure out? has led indicator lights all over the place, useful AND pretty. rock solid so far. just used the idiot OC for the first time and that works fine; enable a BIOS switch and boom running my i7 920 at 3.2GHZ.
Cons: for some reason it throttled my memory back out of the box. not a big deal, just a quick BIOS fix, but you want to check that. north bridge gets HOT, not to keen on the passive NB cooling. once i add two more fans to my case, that should not be a problem.
Other Thoughts: this ended up working out for me, and i dont know if its a case thing or cpu placement on the mobo, but in my cooler master scout case, my zalman cnps9500 cooler cleared the top mounted case fan by, like .2mm tops. it was so close i still cant believe it fit. that turns out to be great, my cooler is blowing straight out the 120mm fan in the back, and my top case fan is just sucking heat directly off my cooler fins. havent seen a cpu temp over 40c yet.READ FULL REVIEW