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Brian B.

Brian B.

Joined on 11/04/07

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Most Favorable Review

Cheap and nice monitor

ASUS VC239H 23" Full HD 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI, HDMI Built-in Speakers Flicker Free Ultra-low Blue Light IPS Monitor
ASUS VC239H 23" Full HD 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI, HDMI Built-in Speakers Flicker Free Ultra-low Blue Light IPS Monitor

Pros: -monitor was on sale for about 80$ -23 inches just about 24 which is standard monitor these days -monitor isnt super bright out of the box and has decent coloring -angles is nice on it -quick assembely

Cons: -speakers are not that great, in fact i turned the monitor around and they were louder.... -monitor is frameless BUT there is black bars on the side, so empty space

Overall Review: I havnt really messed with the settings or controls but there easy to get to jsut buttons in bottom right corner of screen. is a very nice cheap monitor that works. That being said its not ment for high end gaming but its good for a work pc or just nice to have as a spare incase something happens to main monitor

11/23/2017
Most Critical Review

works

ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: lots of pci slots rgb looks decent bios is easy to use rgb is controlleable

Cons: wont let me update bios top 3 pci slots dont work (forcing me to put gpu at the bottem which makes it run hotter)

ASUS Lyra Trio Home Wi-Fi System - Dual-Band Wireless AC1750 Mesh Network Routers with AiProtection Classic Parental Controls, Compatible with Amazon Alexa Lyra Trio MAP-AC1750 (3 Pack)
ASUS Lyra Trio Home Wi-Fi System - Dual-Band Wireless AC1750 Mesh Network Routers with AiProtection Classic Parental Controls, Compatible with Amazon Alexa Lyra Trio MAP-AC1750 (3 Pack)

Pros: not to bad to setup sometimes it didnt notice them and i had to hit the reset button on bottom of the router(its to be a white light and it was blue for some reason)worked fine after hitting button only takes about 10-15 minutes to setup all 3 I have 1 setup in living room 1 in my bedroom and one in garage they are about 70 feet apart form one an other and wifi signal works great my wifi went from 18mb to 138mb(5ghz never reached my office side of the house before now it does)

Cons: the app isnt as good as the router.asus.com configuration You cant configure the 5ghz name to be something differnt then the 2.4ghz(atleast i havnt figgured out how to) they only have 2 ethernet ports 1 lan and 1lan/wan(each) so you may need a switch if you have multiple desktops main one you setup as router need to be ethernet to the modem so only has 1 port(i hooked this up to a switch and then pluged my desktops into switch)

Overall Review: Only big deal I think is the ports 2 ports isnt bad considering you can conect to the main one via wifi(but they do recommend using cable from box to box for even faster) wish they had atleast 4 ports oratleast the main one have 4 ports for desktop/printers considering your other options for meshes its normaly 100$+ per router so these are a bit cheaper then alternatives(got miine for 260)

stoped working

Team Elite Plus 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TPD38G1600HC1101
Team Elite Plus 8GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TPD38G1600HC1101

Pros: worked for a year or so

Cons: stopped working and the company is some Chinese company that hard to contact and wont respond

owned if for a week

LG  34UM67-P 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide IPS FreeSync Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080 60Hz 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio with 4-Screen Split and Dynamic Action Link + Black Stabilizer, SRGB Over 99%
LG 34UM67-P 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide IPS FreeSync Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080 60Hz 5,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio with 4-Screen Split and Dynamic Action Link + Black Stabilizer, SRGB Over 99%

Pros: ~setup was easy just put in 2 screws in the base at desired height(only has 2heights) ~upgraded from a tn tv to a ips panel and everything looks way more bright and vibrant colors are unbelievable and looks beautiful ~amazing for gaming the extra screen length lets me see more and as mentioned it looks vibrant and colorful ~the monitor almost floats with the stand it comes making me able to put nicknacks and speakers and what not under it ~has multiple settings and presets so can switch between when gaming or browsing internet ~comes with software to split screen(windows 10 can kinda do this but software does it better) ~basicly has a joystick on the monitor to control settings press it in to turn monitor on/off and press it in for okay then just move around to browse threw settings

Cons: ~monitor wants to go to sleep mode about every 4-6 hours and i have to press a button on the monitor to delay this(im sure can turn this off somehow) ~not all video websites do 21:9 aspect ratio(youtube,netflix, hbogo,hulu) however there is a chrome app that stretches or crops to fit 21:9 (still doesnt work for hbogo for me) so some videos willl have blackbars but its not a big issue ~it comes with some black bar with like a hook kinda thing on it i think this is for cable management??? i couldn't figure out what it was for so i just set it aside

Overall Review: love this mointor so happy i got it i was just on a standard 2k native 32 inch led tv, that had flicker and things didnt really pop games was playable but had that glossy glare that they have where this is nice and vibrant super bright colors are beautiful even in 2k, watched some movies in 4k on it and looked amazing, does come with a few things screws stand black thing i have no idea what it is power cable(power is 2 parts it has a power bank) and an hdmi cable

good

Coboc HS-6 6 ft. HDMI High Speed with Ethernet - Type A to Type A
Coboc HS-6 6 ft. HDMI High Speed with Ethernet - Type A to Type A

Pros: were on sale $1.50 per cable with free shipping got several for the faction of the cost of 1 from other stores 2 day shipping for free as well

Cons: none so far