Joined on 09/21/12
Shockingly Good Monitor
Pros: - Amazing, crisp picture quality with outstanding colors and great contrast. - HDR1000 performs great. Noticeably brighter than my LG CX OLED. - HDMI 2.1 -144hz over DP 1.4 - Build-in speakers are actually usable and get plenty loud. - Price is strong for what you get. - No dead pixels or screen defects - Remote is a great addition that I use all the time.
Cons: - Hard to think of many cons. Speakers are kind of loud even at 1% volume. I had a weird issue initially where it wouldn't switch to my PS5 over HDMI 2.1 when changing inputs. Updating firmware resolved this.
Overall Review: Overall I am extremely impressed with this monitor. I was a little concerned trying yet another VA panel but it turns out my concerns were unfounded. This panel is great. Hardly any ghosting or black smear compared to what I've experienced in the past with VA panels. It gives my LG CX a run for its money with PQ but with a better size for my office and I don't have to worry about burn-in. Hooked up to my PC and PS5. Replaced my dual 27" 1440p 165hz 1ms panels with this one and have no regrets. If you are hesitating to buy this panel, just do it. Its awesome.
Nice MATX Z77 board
Pros: Got this board for a new build. Slapped a i5 3570k in there with a PNY gtx 670. Runs great! EASY overclock to 4.5 ghz on the i5 through the decent BIOS. Don't even think about using the included Toverclocker utility. I tried it and all it did was conflict with the settings I has set in the bios. Just use bios settings and you'll be all good. Bios not as fancy as other brands but all the tweaking you will need is in there. Others have mentioned the layout of the board is not great. I thought it was fine and actually very similar to my old H67 board. My new build is in a NZXT Vulcan matx case which is also awesome. Check it out!
Cons: None really for the price and features so long as it keeps working!