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This review is from: Vizio 50" 1080p 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate Full-Array LED Smart TV E50-C1
Pros: Amazing picture quality, great smart features, sleep timer, easy firmware upgrade and wifi setup.
The remote control has a nice feel to it when pushing buttons and has a well thought out design.
Cons: Only a slight con, the remote control doesn't have a button for the sleep timer, you have to go into the menu and turn it on, nothing that will remove an egg just an extra step when you are in bed /lazy.
Other Thoughts: I received my refurb in the mail a few days ago from a neweggflash sale. The box was unmarked which is great since it sat outside my house waiting for me to get home. The TV came in superior packaging, all the peel off plastic was on the TV. No dents, dings or dead pixels. You may call me crazy but in bed, about 25 feet from the TV, this TV puts off an image quality almost as good and one of my 4K TV's. I thought vizio was some Kmart/Wal-mart brand TV but, for our bedroom its great. Adjustable brightness, a night time mode "dark" mode. Smooth motion, great colors and smart features. I might buy another for the guest bedroom.
Now go get yours =)
Pros: 6 heat pipes, light weight, great packaging and parts description. Excellent cooling with proper air flow and space.
Cons: Fan noise (perhaps just mine?)
Other Thoughts: Massive cooler with easy to read directions, well-marked bags of parts. I felt like I was opening my first iPhone again, the packaging was amazing.
This unit replaced a cooler master 3 heat pipe with 92mm fan. I wanted more cooling for my AMD FX8350 @4.4ghz because I noticed with my cooler master, my CPU temps while gaming were nearing 65 degrees C which is higher than what AMD recommends.
The heat sink is massive but somehow fits. ** Because of the heat sinks on my ram, I wasn’t able to install the included 140mm fan on the front of the cooler like the picture shows. Instead, I set up a push pull config. I took one of my 120mm case fans, and put it on the front of the cpu cooler, and installed the 140mm included fan to the rear of the heat sink. Something that is a bonus is, the cpu cooler comes with 2 sets of fan clips (4 total) which work with 120/140mm fans.
After using the cooler, I heard an annoying whine/hiss/hum sound come from the fan when it really spun up to its max RPM, (on my PC it was around 1130rpm), and when the system idles (900rpm), it was silent again. I ended up replacing the included 140mm fan with a cooler master silent 140mm fan and now my system is near silent.
Under gaming load my CPU levels out at around 49-52 degrees C (assuming my den is around 76 degrees F) and the cpu idles at 32 degrees C now. A massive change from my old temps of 39-idle and 65-under load.
I would recommend this product, but I would be aware of the sheer size of this, and ensure it will fit in your case, and take in account the height of your RAM because the included fan may not fit on the front of the heat sink.
This review is from: 27" New Crossover 27Q LED 2560x1440 WQHD Quad HD Monitor Metal Back Frame
Pros: Brilliant Color
Amazing pixel density
Cons: Stand lacks a cable pass through, bothersome for people with desks with grommet holes for wires.
Glare - explained below, in short - it is there and at times can be distracting.
Other Thoughts: Like everyone else reading this review I spent days researching, reading and watching reviews/videos about these displays. After a few beers, I decided to pull the trigger. The packaging was fantastic, wrapped in styro-wrap, and the inside was packed with bubble wrap. From time of order to my door was 5 days.
I bought through Neofeel. I replaced an active matrix LCD by KDS 24inch with traditional bulb back light. Connecting this new Crossover 27Q, the difference as if it were night and day.
Being a 6ms screen, I played the new Naval Strike ex-pack for BF4 for hours and was impressed that the monitor was so sharp and crisp (better than my old LCD at 2ms GtG). It has way less screen-tearing than my old LCD. I didn’t see ghosting. I play at 2560X1440 max detail on my GTX 660ti. I played a few hours in WoW and didn’t notice any abnormalities. The final game is tried is an RTS game called Supreme commander which also looked great with no ghosting and very little screen tearing.
I have no dead or stuck pixels, I don’t notice any edge light bleeding. The color will blow you away and so will the depth of the blacks. The brightness can be adjusted but I found the default level is good. The monitor is well constructed, the rear is a white mesh of metal, and the stand is pretty solid. I have a large executive desk so kicking it will likely cause my toe to hurt before the monitor shakes, but the tilt on the stand is stiff and holds well. The supplied DVI-D cable is around 6 feet in length and works.
It wasn’t stated anywhere but I know now is this monitor will support resolutions of any kind. I found that important because some of my old games will not run with 2560X1440. Games look good all the way down to 1280X1024 - they will just be a bit fuzzy because of the lower resolution on a large screen. If you are a dos-boxer, you get me.
Work and Reading:
This panel is so sharp and crisp, I found myself eyeballing this screen from about 1/2 inch away and I honestly cannot make out a single pixel. I would dare say this is equally as sharp as an Apple Retina Display. Text is so clear and easy to read, and working in excel or word is fantastic because you don’t get eye fatigue and you get so much real-estate.
My man cave is set so I have windows behind my chair, my old screen was matte and I wish this one was too. Since this screen is a semi-gloss it’s not as bad as I thought. I only notice the reflections on dark areas of the screen, but it is something to consider if that bothers you.
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions (email@example.com), the lack of good pictures online makes it hard to decide, and youtube seems to only review older models that look different. I hope this review answered a few questions you couldn’t find answers to. I was nervous to order from a Korean – defect LCD house, but I am glad I did.