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Pros: Relatively low profile
Direct heat-pipe contact design
Cons: Big, spreads out over much of the motherboard.
Performance not as good as expected for the price (paid $30)
Fiddly motherboard attachment mechanism.
Other Thoughts: Despite the complaints of the attachment mechanism from previous reviewer, I found it to be relatively sturdy and reusable, even on a vertically mounted motherboard. More troubling is the level of performance. It was barely better than the stock Intel cooler that came with a Core i3 4130.READ FULL REVIEW
-Only requires a single 6-pin PCIe power
-Has the firmware that doesn't shut down the fan
-About 10-15% faster than the EVGA 970 SSC
Cons: -I payed MSRP.
-It won't make me a cup of coffee in the morning nor give me a hug when I'm feeling blue.
-I think it's dying...every now and then, (no real rhyme or reason) the screen will fill up with a pattern of faint white dots and streaks. This may last for a few seconds up to several minutes, then everything will be fine again.
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace my EVGA 970 SSC which went to my little sister. I wanted something that was a little more power efficient and had a little more oomph. It certainly met up with my expectations, aside from the minor nagging problems with the patterning on the screen. Power consumption in gaming with my core i7 4790K rarely exceeds 200W at the wall.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: HP 27ER Frameless Silver/White 27" 7ms(GTG) IPS Widescreen LCD/LED Monitors, HDMI 1920X1080 60Hz, W/ Anti-Glare, Technicolor Color Certification with Easy Connectivity Setting, 178/178 Viewing Angle
Pros: - Thin, aside from the bulge at the bottom edge where the buttons are
- IPS display, no color blowout when you look at it from extreme angles.
- Thin bezels: very thin non-display order around the sides and top.
- 2 HDMI ports and a VGA port
- Ease of switching inputs. Just press any button (except the power button) then press the input button until you've cycled to the input you want.
- Metal stand: 2 piece metal stand, feels quite sturdy.
- Anti-glare coating: It's not the standard matte "skin" that you'd find on these "bezel-less" type of monitors. It's a bit more reflective, but it adds less "haze" than the standard matte "skin"
Cons: - Could use more/different ports. DisplayPort or DVI
- Could use a height adjustment, but that may be asking for a pony at this price range.
- Lacks VESA mounting capability, but again, asking for a pony here considering how thin it is.
- Needed to fiddle a bit with the color and gamma settings out of the box.
- Blacks are not quite as black as I'd want, but much better than cheapo TN panels
Other Thoughts: This monitor is a pretty good example of an entry level 27" IPS monitor. The only major gripes I have is with the color accuracy and gamma settings, but I'm not a digital artist with fancy color calibration gear. I could also be badly biased by the recent batch of AOC monitors that have REALLY blown out color. The stand, despite lacking height adjustment, is metal, sturdy and has no flex. It has 3 inputs, 2 HDMI and 1 VGA
One of the truly nice features of this monitor to note is ease of changing input. Just 1 button cycles through the different inputs and the input number and type is displayed on screen for a few seconds. No navigating a menu just to change the input. This one feature alone, stands this monitor out from the crowd.