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Jonathan M.

Jonathan M.

Joined on 09/25/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great Screens

SAMSUNG 204B-SV 20" UXGA 1600 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor with Height & Pivot Adjustments
SAMSUNG 204B-SV 20" UXGA 1600 x 1200 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor with Height & Pivot Adjustments

Pros: These flatscreens are so good. I have looked at many others and not liked them because they don't go up to 1600x1200. But I bought 2, I use them for graphic design, and so far the color is spot on with what you print out on paper. These are also very good for gaming, turn it up to 75hz and you don't see any ghosting at all. These also take up WAY WAY less space than my last 2 flat 19 inch CRT by samsung. They don't produce nearly as much heat, or take as much power, which is nice since my room used to be at 80F but is now at 69 where it should be. Plus another pro is that these things only weigh about 12 pounds, easy to transport since that and plus they have a nice handle on the box. UPS did damage the boxes in shipping, but it didn't matter at all because there is a thick 2 or more inch foam layer around everything. There are NO dead pixels, and this works with Adobe RGB Gamma very well.

Cons: You have to tilt the monitor to point directly at wherever you sit or it can get slightly dark.

Overall Review: The dot pitch of .255 looks basically exactly the same as the dot pitch of my old Samsung flat CRT's which had .20 pitch. These have a very clear and vivid color picture.

Most Critical Review

sits too high for use

ASUS Model Hyper Kit Expansion Card M.2 TO MINI SAS HD ADAPTER
ASUS Model Hyper Kit Expansion Card M.2 TO MINI SAS HD ADAPTER

Pros: Obviously you need this for next gen SSDs with insane transfer rate, for intel-based drives. it works but not how you'd think... (discussed later)

Cons: sits too high off of the motherboard by about 1/2" and runs into 2nd graphics card. They have the m.2 slot directly underneath the 2nd graphics card slot on the rog maximus VIII motherboard I have, and from what I heard it's the same on other boards too (x99 ones).

Overall Review: There are only two ways to remedy this issue if you have a graphics card that will hit it. The first way is to not get a 2.5" form factor ssd and go with the add-in card (hhhl) if available. The second way is if you are stuck with a 2.5" form factor, you must either modify the case of the GPU (highly not recommended) or source a PCIe 3.0 x4 add in card that has an m.2 M-key slot. The add-in card is where you will insert this hyper kit to which you can then plug in your hyper ssd drive. The m.2 port on the mobo is running on the same lane as x4 anyways so its literally the same thing with maybe some extremely minor differences in speed.