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Ahmad H.

Ahmad H.

Joined on 10/14/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great monitor!

BenQ GW2450 24" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
BenQ GW2450 24" 1920 x 1080 D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: Perfect size Colors look great with all my games, and movies. Not much else to say, but after a lot of research I decided on this monitor and i'm extremely happy I've had this monitor over six months i think, and no issues

Cons: The settings were terrible at first, and hurt my eyes. After some adjustments, i finally found what worked well for me.

Overall Review: Only one other monitor i think is on par with this one, possibly better, but i can't remember the model! Its an Asus LED 24 inch with 2ms response.

10/11/2013
Most Critical Review

FIRE HAZARD!!!!

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.4 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.4 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Pros: The power supply worked great for about two years, but then started smoking.

Cons: Basically this power supply had great reviews and good efficiency. I used to recommend it to a lot of people, but many people have been having issues with it dying and smoking. It is a big fire hazard. Many are having this issue after two years of use or more. STAY AWAY. I used to rate this product highly, but I would much rather pay extra and get something of higher quality, preferably made by seasonic like the older Corsair PSUs or the XFX power supplies.

Great for the price!!!

Acer K242HQKbmjdp Black 23.6" Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 300 cd/m2 100,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers
Acer K242HQKbmjdp Black 23.6" Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 300 cd/m2 100,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers

Pros: Great panel colors, IPS, 4k. This panel is a great, cheap 4k monitor, and is quite impressive. I was using an AHVA 1080p monitor from benq, and the colors are a bit better imo on this Acer, and being 4k the detail is that much higher. Gaming is noticeably better as well, and the details in games is that much better. This monitor removed the extra bells and whistles to cut down price, and i'm very impressed with how cheap this thing was. 350 plus tax which came out to around $380.

Cons: Ok now for the cons. Most of which aren't really cons, since you get what you pay for. Glossy bezel (not that big of a deal for me). No usb hub, again not a big deal for me. Basic stand that angles up, and down.

Overall Review: For me this monitor is superb, but I wouldn't get it unless the main use is for gaming. Though watching movies, and other content looks great, there isn't enough 4k content like movies, shows, etc to justify the purchase. Netflix, and prime video only have 4k on smart TVs atm, and it may take a while for them to amass a decent collection of 4k content. Also keep in mind gaming at 4k requires some pretty beefy hardware. and you'll need something like 2 r9 290xs, which I picked up used to drive games at 4k. The second thing to note is if you plan on using your old 1080p monitor as a second monitor keep in mind scaling will look a bit off. Web browsing, and what not looks fine, but sometimes when opening things like task manager, or right clicking on the desktop it will be really large on the 1080p monitor. Also things like the windows explorer scale perfect on both monitors, so it's not too bad imo, and is definitely workable. This is just a flaw in windows that can't be avoided. Last i'm just going to say most apps that I use scale perfect. In fact the only one that scales poorly is Origin which is really small, and hard to read, but it's ok for launching games, and I don't really send messages through origin. Also the Steam overlay UI scales poorly, and is really small and hard to read, but if you alt tab it's fine. All together very happy with the monitor, and the gripes that I do have is mostly the fault of windows 8.1, maybe they'll fix it in windows 10, who knows.

Worst purchase i have EVER made.

DIAMOND TVW750PCIE ATI Theater HD 750 Tuner Card
DIAMOND TVW750PCIE ATI Theater HD 750 Tuner Card

Pros: None

Cons: This thing is the worst thing i have ever purchased. Got it because of a rebate which i got too busy to fill out, and expired on me. I don't care how cheap it is, it is extremely difficult to setup, and I cannot even get it functioning on Windows 7 64 bit with windows mediacenter. The included software cause my computer to randomly freeze. Just to be able to watch my shows I have to use a digital converter from comcast, and run a dual boot with Windows 7 32 bit. Never again am i going to be so cheap. I suggest you spend a little more money, and get something the works. The time saved in the setup alone will be worth it.

11/15/2013

Noisy

Rosewill RFX-120 - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Black Frame with Red Fan Blades, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2-Speed with PWM Control
Rosewill RFX-120 - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Black Frame with Red Fan Blades, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2-Speed with PWM Control

Pros: They push a lot of air got them for $5 each way back when

Cons: Noisy!!!! hard to manage cables for controllers

Overall Review: If fan noise doesn't bother you they are good fans. In fact fan noise didn't bother me much when i bought these fans. I don't know what has changed, but the fan noise is driving me insane.

Keys are heavy

Tt eSPORTS MEKA Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Black KB-MEK007US
Tt eSPORTS MEKA Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Black KB-MEK007US

Pros: Great price for a mechanical keyboard. $45 with a rebate. Cherry MX Black keys Nice to type on Build quality, braided cable, usb ports.

Cons: Cherry Mx black keys. The reason i listed this twice is because its sheer opinion. I personally dislike the MX Blacks for gaming. Especially shooters, my pinky gets fatigued within ten minutes of gameplay from holding the shift key.

Overall Review: Weird layout with small backspace, takes some getting used to. Might go with a cherry mx red or brown keyboard instead.