Nice for the price6/10/2019 4:40:06 PM

Pros: I mean it's got 144hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time which is great for the price. The blacks don't look too bad, and the colors are good. It's not 4k, but for the price it's a very nice monitor. It has G-sync for those of you that have an AMD rig.

Cons: First one came with the front and back starting to come apart on the top left corner. Luckily Newegg is great about rma's for stuff like that. Second one came and was properly put together. Really, I only have two other issues with this monitor. The first one isn't such a big deal, but my Windows 10 keeps trying to tell me that it has speakers. Let me assure you that there is not a single speaker in this monitor. Secondly, I have only had this monitor since January of 2019 and for the last month, every once in a while I will get a flicker in some of the pixels. When I say some, though, I mean like about a third of the total screen goes on the fritz like snow on an untuned tv. At first I thought it was the hdmi cable, but I changed it and it still happens. Then I thought it may be the graphics card, but if I turn the monitor off for a few seconds, then turn it back on, the problem clears up. Kinda ridiculous for a nearly $300 dollar monitor to have a problem like that after only 4 1/2 months.

Overall Review: Right now, I would still refer people to this monitor if they are looking for a budget monitor with the 144hz refresh rate. I will update this review if something happens or in a few months. Whichever comes first.

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Absolutely beautiful and HUGE!!12/15/2018 2:52:55 PM

Pros: I love everything about this case! It's roomy with enough space for anything you can imagine. If you want lit fans, there's fan brackets everywhere. If you want water cooling loops for every piece of hardware you put into it, there's room and brackets for that too. Mounting locations for any type of reservoir you can imagine. Plenty of brackets for HDD's, SSD's, a slot for one 5.25" disk drive, or fan controller, or whatever else you want to put in there. I love that Every single panel on this monster comes off to make building and cable management a breeze. There are tie down points everywhere too. If you can't get cable management to look nice in this beast, you should just give up building. I love that if you don't want to use the HDD cages, you can take them out with eight screws to make room for more fans, or mount another hidden reservoir, or anything else you want. This case makes any dream you have for building a PC an easy reality. The hardest part for me was deciding what I wanted to throw into it and the design of the cooling loops. No matter what I decide, when I get done, this case is going to display it beautifully.

Cons: Absolutely no cons if you know what you are getting into with this case size wise.

Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this case to anyone who is looking for a nice showcase for their work and their $$$. If you have top end components that you want to show off to the world, this case will do it and make them look GOOD! One thing I will say, and I know everyone has already mentioned it, but that's how important it is. Don't underestimate how HUGE and HEAVY this case is! The pictures of it on the various websites don't do it justice at all! The top of this case is as tall as the top of my desk! Another thing to be aware of is that just to me personally, but air cooling in this thing is definitely not an option because the inside is so huge, you would be hard pressed to get the proper air flow for your components without some jet engine sounding fans.

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