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JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic-Black
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Looks the part, but cheaply made and sounds flat... 06/01/2015

This review is from: JBL J88i Premium Over-Ear Headphones with Mic-Black

Pros: Cheap, looks solid, extremely comfy.

Cons: Flat sounding, lacking in the lows, very fragile earpads.

Other Thoughts: When I first tested it, I was surprised how comfortable it felt, it's easily one of the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. Even after using it for a few hours I felt no discomfort. However after almost 2 months of light wear, the earpads are already separating from the base, and I've been very careful with them since I intended to keep them for a couple years. With these negatives in mind, I can't really recommend these headphones unless you just want a super comfortable short-term pair.

Acer B276HK YMJDPPRZ Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Great monitor plagued with QA issues and quirky inputs. 04/03/2015

This review is from: Acer B276HK YMJDPPRZ Black 27" 4K IPS Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor displayport+miniDP Built-in Speakers

Pros: 1. Very crisp and vibrant 4K IPS display.
2. Decent menu control options.
3. Multiple input options.
4. Handy PiP feature.
5. Good anti-glare matte screen.
6. No dead pixels upon arrival.

Cons: 1. 4K 60Hz only works with DisplayPort.
2. Non-DP inputs restricted to 4K 30Hz.
3. QA nightmare.
4. Cheaply made bezel.

Other Thoughts: This monitor is actually a very nice 4K 60Hz IPS display that is unfortunately plagued with shoddy QA methods. I've purchased three of these monitors only to discover two of them had serious issues with particles behind the screen panel themselves, resulting in what appears as shadows when viewed on a white background.

The two problematic ones also exhibited slight ghosting while the 3rd one didn't, which leads me to believe it's indeed a bad QA batch.

Another rather annoying issue is the monitor will not run at 60Hz with anything but DisplayPort (1.2, and even then not all will work), using HDMI will restrict it to 30Hz regardless of brand, rated bandwidth, and/or versions. So if you intend to buy three monitors to run off a single system, be prepared to buy a GPU with multiple DP outputs such as an AMD 295x2 or NVIDIA Titan X.

Besides the aforementioned issues and quirks, it's a very good and affordable 4K 60Hz IPS monitor.

ASRock H81 Pro BTC LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 1. Very cheap.

2. Full working slots without any modding.

3. Dedicated PCI-E power boost using on-board dual molex power feeds.

Cons: It's ASRock, which is generally cheaper quality than motherboards made by Gigabyte and MSI which are common for this type of tasks, but it does the job nicely.

Other Thoughts: I use this for the advertised purpose, which is GPU mining, and I can safely say this basically just replaced my often used favorites, the MSI GD65 and Gigabyte UD3 motherboard variant due to great pricing and featureset for the intended purpose.

Also worthy to mention is that the H61 version of this board will support socket 1155 CPUs which are ultimately cheaper, making the total GPU/compute rig rig even cheaper.


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Date Joined: 06/10/07

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  • First Review: 01/31/12
  • Last Review: 06/01/15
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