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Trent W.

Trent W.

Joined on 02/18/05

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Most Favorable Review

What can I say, its a 2080 TI

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED 11G-P4-2281-KR
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support BLACK EDITION GAMING Video Card, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED 11G-P4-2281-KR

Pros: It beats just every other consumer grade gaming GPU out on the market right now (Not including the NVIDIA TItan or Quadro workstation cards which are not gaming class cards anyway).

Cons: Really, only the price. The TI line for this generation generation is way more expensive then previous generation TI lines such as the 1080 TI and 980 TI. I feel it may be a bit overpriced for what you get compared to the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080.

Overall Review: If you have the cash to drop on this and are gaming on a high refresh rate monitor such as 144hz on a 1440p or 4k panel, then this would be a good option. If you need performance on 1080p/60hz panel, then this card may be a bit of overkill and I would recommend a RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 for that. If you have a 1440p /60hz panel, I'd recommend RTX 2070 or higher. You would want a RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 TI to do 144hz on 1440p or 4k, but even then, a RTX 2080 TI can struggle to hit 144hz on some games depending on the graphics settings.

Great Monitor, Software Could Use Some Work

AORUS AD27QD 27" 144Hz QHD 2560 x 1440 1440P G-SYNC Compatible and FreeSync Gaming Monitor Exclusive Built-in ANC Display HDR 1ms Response Time 10-Bit IPS 95% DCI-P3 Display Port 2 x HDMI 2 x USB 3.0
AORUS AD27QD 27" 144Hz QHD 2560 x 1440 1440P G-SYNC Compatible and FreeSync Gaming Monitor Exclusive Built-in ANC Display HDR 1ms Response Time 10-Bit IPS 95% DCI-P3 Display Port 2 x HDMI 2 x USB 3.0

Pros: Monitor have a good build quality that you would expect at this price point and come with all the cables you may need (USB, HDMI and Display Port) but they are a bit on the short side and if you need more then 5 or 6 feet, plan on picking up a longer set. -High Refresh Rate of 144Hz -Compatible with Both AMD Freesync and Nvidia G-Sync (make sure you update monitor firmware for G-Sync support) -Good color reproduction

Cons: As I said in the title, the software could use some work. That being said, my issue with it is pretty niche and this is the only reason I'm docking an egg on the rating. I have two of these monitors in a dual monitor setup. The current version of OSD Sidekick I'm using (B19.0822.1) does not seem to recognize more then one monitor. If you have two plugged into your computer, OSD Sidekick only recognizes the first one that was connected. If you want to tweak monitor settings with OSD Sidekick, you have to unplug one of the monitor's USB cables and do them one at a time swapping out the monitor's USB cable with the other one and restarting the software to control that other monitor. It's not hard but kind a pain but if you want to update display settings on both of the monitors. If there is a way to switch which monitor I'm controlling in the software, I have yet to find a way and there is no mention of it in the documentation.

Overall Review: Overall, I love these monitors and if I was using these in a single monitor setup, it would have been 5 stars. I did have to RMA one of my two that I ordered because of a defect panel (a whole scan line of pixels was stuck black and a whole column was stuck green/red). Newegg as usual, was great about swapping it out with a unit that functioned correctly. Not really a pro or con but these monitors do have RGB. You can turn them off if your not into it. They are not very bright and won't even light up the wall that my panels are against and don't really serve a purpose if you can't even see the back of your monitors.

Great SIP Phone

Cisco Small Business SPA303-G1 3-Line IP Phone
Cisco Small Business SPA303-G1 3-Line IP Phone

Pros: Great SIP Phone! Configured with very little effort and is working as my home phone. I have an asterisk PBX with a SIP trunk from Broadvoice. Its fun explaining to people why I have a Cisco IP phone in my house. Automated provisioning works like a charm. Just pulls some config files off of my TFTP server at the house. Took a little bit of research to get the automated provisioning to work correctly.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Overall Review: I've only tested with Asterisk PBX but it should work well with any SIP based PBX