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Steven A.

Steven A.

Joined on 03/06/12

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Most Favorable Review

Clarity Like Never Before

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920 x 1080 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light & Flicker-Free Backlit LED NVIDIA 3D Gaming Monitor

Pros: 144hz makes a world of difference I noticed right away, no longer does games seem to have that "motion blur" when I turn around compared to my 60hz monitor. Color is great once you set up the monitor right (see other thoughts)

Cons: Colors out of box is rather bland and super bright white. It's rather pricey I suppose I wish I had paid the extra for the 27 inch version of this as my old 60hz monitor was 27 inch...this thing seems small.

Overall Review: To get color great, go to ASUS website and download the drivers and color profile. Google "how to use an ICC profile" . Use the STANDARD setting and set the user color of RED = 96, GREEN = 94, and BLUE = 88. Turn brightness down to 35 and run Windows color calibration to just set the gamma right (use clear type too).

Most Critical Review

Frustrating

BIOSTAR H77MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
BIOSTAR H77MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It worked and came with free 8 GB's of ram that worked too. Is a good home for my old i3 -2120 to sit in. Second Biostar mobo. They haven't let me down yet.

Cons: Between the layout of the connectors and the mobo install holes in the Rosewell Redbone case, o...m....g. I had to take off the top of the case to get the two top screws scre_wed in. The Audio Header is in the most stupid place, and the two screw holes near the ram and sata holes don't have any holes that line up in the case itself...so only 6 / 8 are in use.

Overall Review: Don't know if it was this mobo or the cases fault for lousy screw hole placement, but the connectors on this board are ridiculous. Will buy Biostar agian, just not this board.

10/26/2012

Still One of The Best

ASUS ROG PG278Q Black 27" Gaming Monitor 2560X1440, 144Hz 1ms(GTG), WQHD G-SYNC 3D Monitor, Gaming Hotkeys, 6mm Slim Bezel 350 cd/m2
ASUS ROG PG278Q Black 27" Gaming Monitor 2560X1440, 144Hz 1ms(GTG), WQHD G-SYNC 3D Monitor, Gaming Hotkeys, 6mm Slim Bezel 350 cd/m2

Pros: - 144hz - still using it - had extra warranty on it even if refurbished

Cons: - it was refurbished when I bought it (like it matters as not even 1 dead pixel or scratch) - it's a good "con" to have, but I'm glad I didn't have to deal with using the extra warranty I bought - even refurbished, it was super expensive

Overall Review: - although refurbished, it came like it was brand new and has not once let me down - I would recommend even today as it is still one of the best.\

Still Great

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 FE 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card Founders Edition GTX1080-8G
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 FE 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card Founders Edition GTX1080-8G

Pros: -Had old trusty since launch day, still using it OC'd for 4 years and still runs great -Blows heat out of case instead of all over your components inside, while not disrupting airflow from the case fans.

Cons: -it doesn't transform into the latest GPU : (

Overall Review: -I wish I had 2 for SLI just because todays cares are absurd in price -long over due review but it is an honest one as I've had it over 4 years now.

Lasted 4 Years

WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX
WD Blue 500GB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD5000AAKX

Pros: -lasted 4 years

Cons: Dying...418 bad block errors in last hour

Overall Review: Bought a 1TB one as if today.

Potential

BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Red 230mm Case Fan
BitFenix Spectre Pro LED Red 230mm Case Fan

Pros: -Moves A LOT of air (around 60% more than CM 932 Advanced factory fans) I bought two other plain black ones too. -Dropped my SLI 780's temps gaming by 8 - 10 degrees

Cons: The screw holes would NOT line up AT ALL where the front fan is on a Cooler Master 932 Advanced. I tried for half an hour and the best I could get matched up was the top two holes.

Overall Review: I just put in the top two holes and I wedged an electrical tape between the bottom part of the fans housing and the HDD rack so it would not rattle and flop around when it was turned on. Overall (now that it's installed and pushing air) I'm happy with the purchase, but I am always thinking about the screw holes.....