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Pros: - Cheap
- Great performance for the money
- It's not an ATI card so the drivers won't be full of bugs
Cons: - Freaking HUGE, seriously measure your case and make sure you have the room. I had to relocate a drive and move one of my mobo's SATA connectors to a different slot just to make room for this monstrosity
Other Thoughts: - Runs Street Fighter 5 and Witcher 3 at maxed out settingsREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: It works, it's cheap, very thin, and light for its size
Cons: flimsy, unstable stand, stuck pixel right out of the box
Other Thoughts: Well I saw this big honking monitor for $180, and I just couldn't pass it up. I noticed a few reviews suggesting that the base was unstable, and I just kind of ignored them. But wow were they right. The stand is, in a word, ridiculous. It literally has half the footprint of the stand on the 23" Acer monitor that I upgraded from. Fortunately my desk has a hutch, and I'm able to shove one side of this monitor up against it to stabilize. If it wasn't for that, I'd seriously consider screwing it down to the desk. It really is that unstable.
minus one egg
And again like other reviews mentioned, it does bleed a bit. This wasn't such a big deal though. I adjusted the brightness and contrast down to sane levels, and that took care of 80%ish of the light bleed. Still though, when I look over to my right again at the Acer monitor it replaced (now hooked up to a media rig) I see its black black blackity blacks. I look at this thing and I see [Batman voice] very dark shades of gray [/Batman voice].
minus half an egg
So that leaves me with 3.5 eggs rounded to 4.
I see a stuck pixel.
minus another half egg
So, yep, I got what I paid for. I don't really like leaving 3 eggs for a product that is functioning (more or less) correctly and withing design parameters. But it is what it is. I don't think I'd buy this monitor again. In retrospect, I wish I'd paid the $50 more for another Acer. >_<
Pros: They actually run at the advertised timing
Heatsink is both functional and cool looking
Other Thoughts: I'd fallen into a pattern of simply always buying the cheapest RAM that would work in my boards. And those cheap chips, while functional, would NEVER run at their advertised speeds reliably. So this time I splurged the extra $10, despite the protests from my Asian frugality angel, and ... OH ... look at that .. they run at their advertised timing even without fiddling with BIOS settings. Alright, I'm convinced. :)READ FULL REVIEW