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Phanteks PH-F120XP_BK 120mm PWM Case Fan
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2 out of 5 eggs Play in bearings - buy the PH-F120MP instead 05/21/2016

This review is from: Phanteks PH-F120XP_BK 120mm PWM Case Fan

Pros: -Move a good amount of air

Cons: I ordered 3 of these fans to mount on a radiator. I also ordered 1 of the Phanteks PH-F120MP fans to serve as a comparison. I have a lot of radiators, and therefore a lot of radiator fans. I figured I would equip my case with the fans that performed the best. 100% of the fans I tested (2) of this model had play in the bearings. When I powered the fans on, I noticed they were noticeably louder that the PH-F120MP fan, which had no play in the bearing. It was louder despite the fact that it was spinning at a lower RPM (1500 vs 1800). I RMA'd these fans and bought all PH-F120MP's instead.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend this fan unless they fix the bearings.

DELL S2716DG 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs This is the monitor to have for 144 hz gaming 04/07/2016

This review is from: DELL S2716DG 27" Gaming Monitor with WQHD 2560 x 1440 Resolution 144 Hz Refresh Rate and NVIDIA G-Sync 16:9 TN Panel

Pros: -Aesthetically, this monitor is gorgeous. The design is understated, and expensive-looking - there isn't any in your face "GAMING x1Z FatA|ity" branding or crazy colors that clash with my build.

-Viewing angles are a non issue - this monitor looks the same from any angle that I'd ever look at it from.
-No QC defects whatsoever

-Picture quality and colors are outstanding - they compete with IPS. I did need to reduce the gamma and tweak the color a bit though. Now the color is great!

-144hz, GSYNC and 1ms response time.

Cons: I have no cons with this monitor.

Other Thoughts: I've owned a Korean QNIX IPS monitor overclocked to 97hz for the last two years. Before buying this Dell, I purchased the Acer XB270 HU bprz from Newegg. The Acer monitor had massive QC issues with back light bleed, and it was more expensive. If I were to rate them, it would be: Dell > Qnix >> Acer. I will not accept panel defects on a $110 monitor, let alone a $500 one. Like I said earlier, the picture quality on this monitor rivals IPS. Don't think you need to settle for back-light bleed to enjoy 1440p 144hz gaming.

Acer XB270HU bprz 27'' 144Hz WQHD G-SYNC Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2 1,000:1-Certified Refurbished
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I felt like I was getting a good deal on this monitor

Cons: Bad backlight bleed in top left corner. This defect is ridiculously easy to spot on any dark background, which doesn't inspire much confidence in the "refurbished" claim.
The bezel and base of my monitor were scratched.
The colors on my Korean Qnix IPS monitor look better

Other Thoughts: I, too, took a flier on this monitor, like many others. For the price and specs, I figured it was worth the gamble. I have Newegg Premier, so the risks were slim. I was disappointed with the quality of the monitor I received. Not only for the the panel defects, but also, the cosmetic ones. As I said in the cons, these defects are easy to spot. Refurbished, in my mind, implies the item should perform, and look as if the item were new. This was not my experience. I RMA'd this monitor, and requested a refund. I bought a Dell S2716DG and couldn't be happier.


Jason B.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason B.

Date Joined: 04/17/11

  • Reviews: 22
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  • First Review: 05/01/11
  • Last Review: 05/21/16
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