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Kenneth H.

Kenneth H.

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Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LED 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1 w/Speakers & 3D glasses
Acer HN274Hbmiiid Black 27" Full HD HDMI WideScreen LED 120Hz 3D Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 10,000,000:1 w/Speakers & 3D glasses

Pros: I was one of the first people to purchase this monitor from Newegg back on April 4, 2011. My old monitor had developed an intermittent problem and I thought it was time to upgrade. After 10 months of use I am still amazed. HDMI 1.4 is not Dual DVI. This is the only Dual DVI 27 inch 3D monitor on the market. I play World of Warcraft all the time. This monitor coupled with my EVGA 470 GTX gives absolutely stunning detail in 3D. You have to see it to believe it. Its like your playing with little characters in a doll house. What I'm saying is that this monitor has the biggest data pipeline of any monitor on the market. You may have read that it won't do 120 hz in 2D. I'm telling you it does. All my EVGA and Nividia programs report back that it is doing 120 hz when I'm in 2D mode. I've watched a lot of 3D movies on this monitor and this monitor has the ability to show every flaw the Studios left in. After 10 months I still recommed this monitor. It Rocks!

Cons: None

Overall Review: The cables that come with it are excellent. My last monitor needed a better cable to get full bandwidth. HDMI and DVI are negotiated interfaces. I'm still using the supplied Dual DVI cable.

Quality and Performance at an excellent price. I am blown away.

ASUS ROG STRIX B560-A GAMING WIFI LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX B560-A GAMING WIFI LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Processor power delivery system. Two NVMe drive slots if you us an Intel 11 series processor. Plenty on outputs. High quality audio. 20 line PCIe bus. HDR video capability.

Cons: none so far.

Overall Review: I am using this with an Intel I5-11400 processor, 16GB of G Skill RAM, a Team Group 1TB NVMe SSD and an Arctic 13 CO Cooler. The board has the power delivery to easily allow the 11400 to run at 4.5 GHz 6 cores 12 Threads all day long out of the box. This combination will allow Turbo Boost to run at 4.5 GHz as long as the processor thermal limit is not reached. For me this was a perfect upgrade.

12/16/2021

Sleeper Processor

Intel Core i5-11400 - Core i5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W Intel UHD Graphics 730 Desktop Processor - BX8070811400
Intel Core i5-11400 - Core i5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W Intel UHD Graphics 730 Desktop Processor - BX8070811400

Pros: I purchased this processor for use with am Asus Strix B560-A Gaming Wi-Fi motherboard. What a combination. Turns out if you put a good cooler on it, Turbo boost will run at 4.5 Ghz Six cores 12 threads all day long, as long as the temp doesn't reach the thermal limit. When you no longer need the processing power it drops back to the minimum power required. The dedicated NVMe drive is perfect for windows 11. After ROG POST the login screen loads instantly. I upgraded my I5-2400, including processor, motherboard, 16 GB Ram and Team Group 1TB NVMe drive for under $500. Thank you Newegg.

Cons: So far I have no Cons.

Overall Review: I would purchase this processor again. It is really an under rated processor. I don't usually recommend equipment to others. I don't know all their needs. This processor meets my needs. Its performance to price ratio is beyond all my expectations.

12/16/2021

Mac Mini 2014 SSD Upgrade

Team Group T-Force VULCAN 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TV001T3C301
Team Group T-Force VULCAN 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253TV001T3C301

Pros: Installed boot time 24 seconds Typical write speed with background programs running 480 MB/sec Typical read speed with background programs running 500 MB/sec

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I don't usually review a product the day I receive it, but this drive is so outstanding that I felt I must. I'm normally a PC person. But when Apple came out with the new 2019 Mac Mini I was able to purchase a new boxed 2014 model. It came with an I5 running at 2600 with boost to 3100 GHz. It had a 1 TB HST 5100 RPM Hard Drive. I learned that I could run it off a USB SSD so I went with a 1TB model until my warranty ran out on the Mac Mini 2014. That increased my read/write speed from 80 MB/sec to about 320 MB/sec read/write. It lowered my boot time from 2min 20 sec to about 50 seconds. The main problem is that after Catalina, in order to update the Mac OS I had to update the HST drive first and then clone the USB SSD from it. This was really a pain as I had to background migrate my Outlook settings. So I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to this drive. I couldn't find anyone that had used one of these drives in a Mac but for the price I thought I'd try. This drive is like night and day. It formated APFS with no problem. I used the CMD&R keys to restore the USB SSD to the directly to the Vulcan drive. This made the new drive up to date. It booted no problem first try. Everything worked. Next I had to take my Mac Mini apart and replace the drive. Thank Goodness for You Tube. The result is a Mac Mini 2014 thats at the password screen in less than 25 seconds. This is really a nice drive. I give this drive 5 eggs.

Works Great.

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GVRB

Pros: XMP set up easy on my Gigabyte MB. Absolutely stable at 3200. I have two 8 Gb sticks and I just ordered two more.

Cons: None so far.

Rock Solid Performance

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I purchased this mother board for the SATA ports. I went with the I5-6600K processor. This is an upgrade from a ASUS P8P67 mother board running an I5-2500K. I wanted to upgrade but I also needed to keep all my existing hard drives. I have 23 TB of storage in my current case. I looked at the Z-270 boards, the newer models are using the SATA channels to support newer hard drive technologies. Most will not support 8 Sata Lines. The P67 was a PCIE 2.0 board and this is PCIE 3.0. I went from DDR3 1600 to DDR4 3200 so basically doubled my total performance (confirmed by benchmarks). I have a GTX-9800 ti and the improvement is more than noticable. My gaming is limited to World of Warcraft and Trainz. Trainz used to have a hesitation jerk even using my 9800ti with the I5-2500k P67 system. It is absolutely rock solid now. I think this is due to the PCIE 3.0 bus vs PCIE 2.0. Warcraft is also noticabley smoother using 1440P max settings than with the older system at 1440P max settings. Overclocking with the P67 mother board was very complicated. The GA-Z170-Gaming 7 took all of five minutes to set up, including setting my ram to run at its advertised 3200. I limit my overclock to 4.2 Ghz. I have a Artic 13 CO air cooler and the highest temp I've seen is 59C. My monitor, an ASUS 27", is more for Photography than Gaming. It is true sRGB but is limited to 60 hz vert at 1440P. In conclusion I really love this mother board. It does exactly what I need it to do.

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: Prior to purchasing this board I asked the New Egg tech if this board supported the seventh generation processor. He explained about the necessary bios upgrade that needed a sixth generation processor to perform. This board did everything that I needed so I went with it and the 6600K. Pauls Hardware compared the Gen 6 To Gen7 processors and outside of at base clockspeeds. There is really not that much of a performance difference if you overclock.