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Russell O.

Russell O.

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Most Favorable Review

Confirmed FreeSync 2 & HDR works with Nivida GPU's with ZERO problems

Samsung CHG70 Series C32HG70 32" (Actual size 31.5") 2560 x 1440 2K Resolution 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, USB 3.0 Hub AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 QLED Curved Gaming Monitor
Samsung CHG70 Series C32HG70 32" (Actual size 31.5") 2560 x 1440 2K Resolution 1ms (GTG) 144Hz DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, USB 3.0 Hub AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 QLED Curved Gaming Monitor

Pros: 32" inch screen 1ms (GTG) 2560x1440 (2K) 144Hz Super Smooth just like G-Sync, and NO tearing or stuttering, or flashes HDR looks awesome as well in BF1, BF5, and FarCry 5 Played FarCry 5 looks so amazing and this monitor got up to 400-500 HDR I can not imagine the 4K monitors that goes to 1000 will burn your eyes out.

Cons: Bought this monitor 10-13-2017 NO HDR support or FREESYNC 2 even with my new AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 card did not work tell most resent update as of 12-1-2018 so this monitor sat in my closet thinking I was going to sell it. (Paid early with no support)

Overall Review: Works on AMD and now NVIDIA GPU's with this monitor after Firmware update and the newest NVIDIA Driver 2-17-19 I could NOT tell the difference between G-Sync vs FreeSync and I have owned most G-sync monitors starting with the very first Asus 24" that I had to install the module myself by taking apart the monitor back in the day. I have owned Acer 34" G-Sync and Asus 24,27" and 34" I also tried my other FREESYNC 1 monitor the Acer XR382CQK 38" UltraWide 21:9 IPS 3840x1600 FREESYNC but I was getting tearing and some flickering with it I am not sure if I was within the FREESYNC 1 range but I had troubles with it using my NVIDIA TITAN XP pascal gpu. I can confirm this Samsung CHG70 32" inch version will work and you will be able to get FREESYNC 2 and HDR working Nvidia Titan XP Pascal, Evga RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra both cards work flawlessly with Firmware Update to monitor AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64, and AMD new Radeon VII work as well. Sear YOUTUBE and make sure you FOLLOW these STEPS 1. FIRMWARE UPDATE is a must when you go SAMSUNG site under this monitor go all the way down the very bottom and there is a section very small highlighted explaining how to do a FW Update. (Samsung why did you hide this?) 2. Get the most recent GRAPHIC DRIVERS from 2-1-2019 and you will be set there. 3. When the above is all updated TYPE in Windows 10 ONLY "HDR" it will say "Turn on HDR wide color gamut ->ENABLE<- 4. Go to a PC Game that supports HDR and FREESYNC 1 or 2 and turn on settings that will say HDR 10 SAVE 5.NVIDIA Cards go to settings and after drivers and monitor updated there will be a G-SYNC tap select and see the monitor and ENABLE in this section and go back to manage 3d setting global setting and monitor technology and select G-sync Compatible. This will allow you to use a NIVIDIA GPU with a FREE SYNC 1 or 2 monitor. Also this monitor was not on NVIDIA list of being approved I honestly think they are doing this so people will not run out and buy all FREESYNC monitors and not use there Technology G-SYNC.

Most Critical Review

snake oil

A4Tech ZL5A Bloody Ultra Gaming Gear Wired 9-Button Gaming Mouse - Intelligent 4 Cores / Weapon Mode Indicator Light / 160K Built-in Memory / Adjustable 100 - 8200 CPI
A4Tech ZL5A Bloody Ultra Gaming Gear Wired 9-Button Gaming Mouse - Intelligent 4 Cores / Weapon Mode Indicator Light / 160K Built-in Memory / Adjustable 100 - 8200 CPI

Pros: lol

Cons: It took me forever to find a driver on there website. And there are so many model names but with different version. And it is impossible to setup using in BF4 on weapons. I do not recommend this mouse to anyone unless you need some snake oil.

Overall Review: waste of money, time to deal with this company.

Driver's drivers drivers....

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX VEGA 64 DirectX 12 100410LEL 8GB 2048-Bit HBM2 HDMI / TRIPLE DP Limited Edition (UEFI) PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card - Retail
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX VEGA 64 DirectX 12 100410LEL 8GB 2048-Bit HBM2 HDMI / TRIPLE DP Limited Edition (UEFI) PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card - Retail

Pros: None

Cons: Driver's errors all over the place out of 4 games I play only 2 work. I tried to play Ghost Recon says DirectX error, try to play PUBG says I need DirectX 11 shows 10 only. If I new I couldn't return this card I would have not bought it. Not happy with NEWEGG or AMD right now..

Overall Review: I was using prior to installing this card was a Nvidia Titan Xp. During the software install install screen went blank and I looked at a dark screen for more than 10 minutes had to do a HARD RESET nothing.. This went on for 1 hour same thing over and over but finally after the hard reset the driver was installed but I am not able to use a FREESYNC? I am using a SAMSUNG C32HG70 and it is a FREESYNC2 monitor. Not sure why AMD driver's always have so many problems. Note I also used 2 other monitors with the same results while installing this card. AMD really needs to open there eyes and work on there driver's.

Awesome Speed and great looks

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4133 (PC4 33000) Intel Z270 / Z370 / X299 Desktop Memory Model F4-4133C19D-16GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4133 (PC4 33000) Intel Z270 / Z370 / X299 Desktop Memory Model F4-4133C19D-16GTZR

Pros: I am able to run on a Asus Z270 Apex mobo at advertised speeds of 4133 using XMP but it need 1.4v it will not work at 1.35v Gaming seems allot smoother and faster.

Cons: The only CON is if I am breaking the warranty to run them at 1.4v I sent them a email less then 24 hours ago waiting to here back. UPDATE G Skill was nice enough to say it would NOT break the warranty :)

Overall Review: Intel 7700K silicon valley chip 5.2Ghz De-lidded never get above 70c on temps @ 1.375v Asus Maximus ROG Apex Z270 G.SKILL TridentZ RGB F4-4133C19D-16GTZR @ 1.40v Nvidia Titan X Pascal SeaSonic Prime Titanuim 850w PSU Samsung 960 pro 1tb Acer Predator X34 Curved 100Hz G-Sync So far with these parts I have never had such a easy experience on building and overclocking. If you have these parts or memory see der8auer Asus Apex Review and Overclocking helped me allot.. And I always buy G.Skill memory because it works, looks awesome and they stand by there products.

Best wireless mouse since Logitech G7 period!

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional Grade Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional Grade Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse

Pros: Outstanding precision even down to sniping in BF1,BF3 & BF4 +32 hour batterylife confirmed Software very easy to setup and use

Cons: Kinda of small for large hands Not for claw grippers but! (see below)

Overall Review: I have large hands and like gaming mice that you can claw and thought after taking it out of the box I would not like it, because it felt small and too close to the gaming pad I was using. I am right handed and noticed my palm was dragging a bit and messing up my shots in BF1. I changed my hand grip a little more forward and bingo I found the sweet spot. I did not realize how much I missed wireless gaming mice since the Logitech G7 days which I still own. Yes I tried Razor Mamba Chroma and I must say this mouse blows it away. If you have the money try it and you will never look back. Logitech hit a home run with this mouse even a picky knuckle dragging claw gripper like my self.

12/11/2016

Very quiet drive and quick with the 32MB Cache

Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Samsung Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very quiet as well (used 2 of these for a upgrade see below) fast for a small 5400rpm drive stays nice and cool shipped in a very nice packaging (NEWEGG) It show formatted at 1.8TB

Cons: No problems as of yet..

Overall Review: I bought TWO of these drives one for a $2000 SONY HAP-Z1ES High-resolution digital music player it came with a 1TB storage drive for the inside I took it out and replaced it with one of these seems quieter and faster now. Second one was a new TIVO BOLT 500gb model I watched a YOUTUBE video showing how to open it up and I swapped it out that took about 30 minutes for each device. It show formatted at 1.8TB. Very happy with purchases on both drives.