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Joseph P.

Joseph P.

Joined on 11/30/01

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Most Favorable Review

Pretty good

ASUS VP28UQG 28" Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution 1ms 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort FreeSync Technology Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light Flicker-Free Technology Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
ASUS VP28UQG 28" Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 4K Resolution 1ms 2 x HDMI, DisplayPort FreeSync Technology Asus Eye Care with Ultra Low-Blue Light Flicker-Free Technology Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor

Pros: It's a great bang for the buck. I hate monitor joysticks, but the Asus joystick actually much better than the LG one. This is one of the few monitor joysticks that works well. I often hate them

Cons: The bezels are somewhat thick. Also, the monitor joystick is in a weird spot, but you get used to the location

Overall Review: I got this as a second monitor. Many people complain about the stand, but it feels decent enough. Still, I removed the stand and the screws the stand used work as VESA mounting screws. No problems putting it on a monitor mount. So, for the price to get a monitor with a better stand, you can buy this monitor and use a much better third-party monitor mount. At first, I thought the monitor wasn't as bright as the main monitor, but I found out that the brightness on the Asus was at 80%. Once I turned it up to 100%, the monitor looks fantastic! Also, this monitor seemed to cause an AMD ULPS bug. If you get DisplayLink issues when the monitor is off and you have another monitor on, search the Registry for EnableULPS and set that to 0.

Most Critical Review

Died on me after warranty was over

Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 3 TB! Woo. It worked really well for games

Cons: It died on me after the warranty was over. I even had extended warranty, but it died right after it.

1440p144 at 10 bpp color with AMD Radeon, no problem

Rosewill RCDC-17002 6 ft. DisplayPort 1.2 Cable, Black, Gold Plated, 4K x 2K Ready, Eyefinity Support
Rosewill RCDC-17002 6 ft. DisplayPort 1.2 Cable, Black, Gold Plated, 4K x 2K Ready, Eyefinity Support

Overall Review: Title says it all

Looks better in person though LED is a little weird

EnLabs FP525U27M PC Case 5.25 inch front panel 7 Ports USB 2.0 USB Hub w/ SATA 15pin Power Connecor(USB 2.0 9pin Connector & 2ft Adapter Cable)
EnLabs FP525U27M PC Case 5.25 inch front panel 7 Ports USB 2.0 USB Hub w/ SATA 15pin Power Connecor(USB 2.0 9pin Connector & 2ft Adapter Cable)

Pros: This looks and feels better in person than it does in the photos. It feels solid, as does the USB ports.

Overall Review: This is going to be handy to free up some USB 3.0 slots

Works as an extension cable

Enlabs INU29P1X4 Motherboard USB 2.0 9pin Header 1 to 4 Extension Hub Splitter Adapter - Converter MB USB 2.0 Male to 2 Male - 30CM USB 9-pin Internal Cable
Enlabs INU29P1X4 Motherboard USB 2.0 9pin Header 1 to 4 Extension Hub Splitter Adapter - Converter MB USB 2.0 Male to 2 Male - 30CM USB 9-pin Internal Cable

Overall Review: I just used this as a USB 2.0 header extension cable. Only 1 of the plugs were connected to a 5.25" 7-port USB drive bay kit. It works fine

Solid, stable, and no signs of sagging

XFX SPEEDSTER MERC319 Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RX-675XYTBDP
XFX SPEEDSTER MERC319 Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RX-675XYTBDP

Pros: (Owned for around 2 weeks) Around 250W, which adds another pro vs the Geforce It's been stable. I upgraded from a Radeon 5700 XT mostly because the card sags and occasionally the screen would black out. This card has been the opposite. It's been rock solid so far

Cons: It's large. I have a full ATX case and I had some trouble getting it in

Overall Review: It's been solid and stable. I didn't feel a huge performance boost upgrading from a 5700 XT in general, until I streamed, and the 6750 XT handles this better. I bet the extra VRAM and RAM performance helps with this If you can catch the right deal, paying the extra for the 6750 XT over the 6700 XT is worth it, but price compare if you want to get the most bang for the buck. In my case, the extra money didn't subtract from another component, so it was worth it.