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Peter K.

Peter K.

Joined on 09/19/12

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Most Favorable Review

Best monitor I've ever had

SAMSUNG U32D970Q Black 31.5" UHD 8ms (GTG) 4K PLS LCD/LED Monitor, 350 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (1000:1), VESA Mountable, HDMI DiplayPort
SAMSUNG U32D970Q Black 31.5" UHD 8ms (GTG) 4K PLS LCD/LED Monitor, 350 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (1000:1), VESA Mountable, HDMI DiplayPort

Pros: Image quality, size, weight

Cons: None

Overall Review: Not sure what other reviewers complain about. I've had this on my desk for 1 month and every time I look at it I am amazed. I used to have 30' Samsung (great) a few years ago and 30' NEC PA302W (even better) more recently, but this thing is in a whole other class. My NEC weighed a ton and was quite bulky and difficult to maneuver. The 4K Samsung is thin, light and easy to turn by comparison. The image quality is way better than I hoped after reading some of the negative reviews. Photos and 4K videos truly come to life on this screen - it's as close to live as I have ever seen. I am not sure about color accuracy and don't really care - I never play with calibration, limiting myself only to brightness and contrast adjustment for ergonomic reasons. The present calibration modes on this panel are more than adequate for me. I found the stock calibration to be too bright for my environment and decided to go with sRGB mode. I haven't missed my color-accurate NEC for a second. I run this on Titan X through a single Display Port cable at 60 Hz 4K with no problems whatsoever and enjoy all the usual activities, including gaming. I haven't compared this to any other 4K panels of this size and don't feel the need to. I would have easily paid 2 or 3 times the current price of this monitor to have on my desk - it's that great !

Most Critical Review

Not as good as I was hoping

be quiet! DARK BASE 700 Mid-Tower Case - RGB LED Lights/6 Color Switch
be quiet! DARK BASE 700 Mid-Tower Case - RGB LED Lights/6 Color Switch

Pros: Spacious

Cons: Poor documentation

Overall Review: Decent case, but not a pinnacle of so-called German engineering. It is very spacious for a mid-tower and well built from a mechanical standpoint, but taking apart for a build is a pain in the neck (lightly speaking) as the manual is rudimentary - it features an exploded view, but does not address how to take the panels apart. Who would guess that the front panel simply pops out ? Gotta look on You Tube for that. How does one cleanly take out the side cover for the PSU compartment ? I couldn't find the documentation for that and even though I tried to be gentle, the two plastic "teeth" holding it in the middle soon broke off. The manual states that you can fit three 140 or 120 fans in the front, but that only works if you leave the top and bottom fans secured with only two screws each. Yeah, they updated the print in the datasheet on their website to "two optional fans" , but the accompanying image in the same document still shows three fans in the front. Quirks of this sort that made my experience tedious and time-consuming, and killed the excitement of building a new box. Someone in BeQuiet design department needs to get 20 good lashes for this. I had high expectations for this case as I have been enjoying BeQuiet AIO and fans in my other rig (Enthoo Evolv X) for a while, but I liked working with Enthoo much better.