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ASUS VG278HE Black 27
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's a good monitor. I spent a great deal of time researching which to buy to suit my needs. This suits my needs. Also, I had no dead pixels. I ran with 3D Vision 2 and it was great.

Cons: - No remote control. My last monitor had one.
- Backlight bleeds very noticeably on the 4 edges, when viewing in a dark room. Not sure why there's not more complaint about this from other users.
- DPI is really low and noticeable. (In other words, I want higher than 1920x1080.)

Other Thoughts: Despite the many cons I listed, it's still a good monitor.

For those that think they need a 28 inch but not higher than 1920px width... don't underestimate how poor the DPI gets or how large the display will be. I think 24" is perfect for typical users/gamers. For my needs, I wanted something used like a TV from 9 feet viewing distance AND as a monitor up close. Throw a remote it and it'd be perfect for me.

3D Vision 2 is not for everybody, but I thought it was spectacular to game in (mainly SWTOR). Glasses gave me too much of a headache to use for extended sessions however.

Thermaltake Chaser A31 VP300A5W2N Blue SECC ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Very good value, but missing fan screws 11/24/2013

This review is from: Thermaltake Chaser A31 VP300A5W2N Blue SECC ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Pros: Blue color is extraordinary.

Plenty of run underneath the top cover and the front cover.

Top hard drive cage comes off. Six of these trays total, three in each cage.

Fans it comes with are superbly sleeved. And it's a good thing it doesn't come with too many fans.

USB 3.0 connector in the top front edge is awesome.

Doors feature screws that stay hanging on after removal, which prevents screw loss.

Doors feature a bulge to give more room. The right door bulge helps a lot with cable management behind the mobo plate. It allowed for attaching a 2.5 inch SSD to the back of the mobo plate (double sided tape or velcro).

Air filters on the top, on the bottom, and on the entire front.

All the drive trays (3.5 inch and 5.25 inch) are completely tool-less. Although you'd need screws for 2.5 inch drives.

Lots of screw holes on the top as well as holes for cable management.

Very good cable management allowance overall.

Good expansion slot covers -- black and grated.

Cons: Mine had black foam feet. I know older revisions had nothing on the feet. Rubber feet would have been an improvement.

Mine was missing a few of the long fan screws. And missing a bunch of the sticky grommets. I recommend using 4 on the bottom of the case where the PSU sits just to avoid metal-on-metal contact.

Motherboard plate does not come off. Also the alignment made is so that my mobo rear connectors didn't fit tight against the rear of the case. But this could be due to my mobo.

Lower 3.5 inch hard drive cage is not removable.

Minor con: Longer feet would have been good. Option to attach wheels, even better.

Thumb screws for the expansion slot covers would have been good.

Other Thoughts: The value of this case is terrific!

Not a pro or con, but the top and front covers both come off without screws... This can be very convenient but also very dangerous. You got to be extra careful when carrying the case. Certain places you'd naturally grab are to remove the covers, not to lift the case! I would have preferred some sort of a locking mechanism.

I found it a bit cramped for my build; I should have gone with a full-tower. Although it is the largest mid-tower I have ever had.

If you are planning on putting in a closed-loop 240 radiator on the top, then you will likely not have room to put in both of it's fans unless you have very low profile ram sticks. Even with the fins of my G.SKILLS Trident, it wouldn't fit right. Also a bunch of the mobo connections would be hidden behind the radiator due to the size of the case. So I had to temporarily remove the radiator just to attach the CPU power, use some of the fan headers and install RAM. I ended up only attaching 3 of the 4 fans I had planned on using with my radiator.

Minor thing: the 2 fans it comes with have very lengthy cables. I would say they are actually way too long -- something like 3 feet each. But I'd rather that than being too short.

Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Blue LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators (Value 2-Pack)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quiet. Bright but not too bright.

Cons: I've ordered this item in the past, and know what it SHOULD come with. It was completely missing screws and molex adapters. I have plenty of these items saved up, but missing accessories is definitely not a good sign.

Other Thoughts: I have a pair from 4 years ago, they still work fine. So these fans have good longevity.


Douglas L.'s Profile

Display Name: Douglas L.

Date Joined: 05/30/05

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 07/03/10
  • Last Review: 02/17/14
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