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BenQ BL3201PH Black 32” 4K 2K UHD Widescreen LED Backlit IPS Panel 350cd/m2 100% sRGB Dual HDMI 1.4 / DP1.2 / mDP1.2 CAD/CAM Animation Design Monitor
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Drop dead gorgeous display...settings good right out of box
Multiple connectivity options
USB hubs
Low power consumption (compared to my old HP ZR30w)
Good for gaming even if monitor is capped at 60hz.

Cons: Price is sort of high. I did not buy at New Egg for two reasons. I got it $200 cheaper at another supplier and their return policy is much better if you have bad pixels or problems. I used to buy exclusively from New Egg but on a purchase this I do not won't to play return games if there is a problem.

Monitor can only do 60hz...however, I am running a pair of GTX980 Strix in SLI with I5820K CPU and at 4K my system is screaming for mercy while trying to run Star Citizen at 4K high settings. I have no problems running Skyrim or Farcry at 4K maxed settings. Just turn AA down at 4K as makes very little distance at 4K.

Other Thoughts: Until NVidia or AMD comes out with a new video card that can really handle 4K better, this is probably one of the best if not the best 4K monitor at this size you can buy. Some day we will have 4K at >120hz or Gsync/Freesync but no such monster now. Warning you again, you better have a pretty decent system to drive this monitor. Recommend at least 980GTX SLI or better for graphics and a 4790K or I5820K or better for CPU.

Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Fantastic Drive but Questions 04/21/2015

This review is from: Plextor M6e M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-G256M6e

Pros: Fast
Does the job as a boot Drive

Cons: Questions regarding compatibility and Drivers/Firmware

Other Thoughts: I just did a new build with a ASUS X99 3.1 Deluxe MB. I had no problem installing Win7 64bit to this drive. However, as soon as windows starts its updating the system will hang at Windows splash. I have been building systems >20 years and nothing I tried fixed this. I did not have a problem using a older Vertex 4 drive. Out of frustration I tried installing latest TP of Win 10. Runs like a champ. No issues at all. Therefore I suspect a driver/firmware issue with drive and the ASUS x99 Deluxe under Win7 64bit. Not sure where the fault is. Since the hardware on both sides is so new could be either but Win 10 obviously fixes issues. Still, I wish it would work under Win 7 as ASUS lists this drive as compatible with the X99X Deluxe. Otherwise, Fantastic drive.

ASUS X99-DELUXE/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Loaded with features
Excellent for Overclocking
ASUS reliability

Cons: Driver and Software support lacking

Other Thoughts: First, I did not purchase this from Newegg (Hanging Head Low). I had a gift certificate for another store that I needed to use. Otherwise I use Newegg.

Great Motherboard with all the features of x99 chipset and then some. Used this for build of a system with a I7-5820k CPU. 16gb of Gskill DDR4-2400 memory, Plextor 256gb m.2 drive, 850w Seasonic PS. I had one issue with build that I could not get resolved:

I was able to install Win7 64bit no problem. I installed all supplied drivers. The first time Win7 does any updates the system hangs every time at windows splash screen. Tried multiple solutions and never could solve issue. Highly suspect some sort of driver issue. I tried every trick in my bag and I have been building my own systems since the days of the 286 processors. No luck. This may be a problem with the driver for the Plextor M.2 drive.

As an act of frustration I installed Win10 TP 64bit that I have been playing with on my laptop. Installed, did updates, and it runs like a champ. I have OC the CPU to 4.4mhz at 1.195 volts and rock stable. With these readings I am sure I can push the CPU to probably 4.6mhz but really no need to stress the CPU or the components as it runs any game or program I need with no problems. The only reason I give four stars is the driver issue and when I try and run AI Suite 3 on separate monitor while I am playing skyrim the system runs like it is stuck in mud. This is probably due to sampling frequency of all the sensors on the board. If I run a different software monitoring solution this does not happen. So four stars due to the driver and software issue.


Jeffery B.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffery B.

Date Joined: 11/14/01

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 05/29/12
  • Last Review: 04/21/15
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