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Eric A.

Eric A.

Joined on 02/16/04

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Most Favorable Review

Glad I bought this

Acer K272HULbmiidp Black 27" WQHD 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS DCR 100,000,000:1(1,000:1) Built-in Speakers
Acer K272HULbmiidp Black 27" WQHD 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS DCR 100,000,000:1(1,000:1) Built-in Speakers

Pros: Excellent color quality No dead pixels Reasonable stand VESA mountable Controls are simple and usable Solid build quality Came with cables Minimal backlight bleed Good viewing angles Not glossy $299 on sale

Cons: As mentioned by most, speakers are pointless I'd like a taller stand but I get that shorter ones are more stable. Put it up on something or use a mount. Painfully bright by default but not difficult to adjust to a reasonable level.

Overall Review: I agonized over which monitor to buy. Was thinking of dual or triple setup or maybe very wide aspect. I'm very glad I went with a 1440 panel. It's excellent for productivity (no zooming out for spreadsheets) and games look fantastic.

12/16/2014

Great quality for price

Perixx MX-2000B Ergonomic Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse Adjustable Weight 5000 DPI RGB Backlit
Perixx MX-2000B Ergonomic Programmable Laser Gaming Mouse Adjustable Weight 5000 DPI RGB Backlit

Pros: Thumb rest Large enough to comfortably fit my hand Precise Interesting lighted accents Long, braided cord Replacement slide pads

Cons: No tilt scroll

Overall Review: I was completely fed up with wireless mice. Between delay, lack of precision, batteries and interference I was tired of the hassle. I normally wouldn't buy a gaming mouse because most of them look ridiculous and I don't need 100 buttons. This mouse is a great size, good weight and feels like a bargain at $25. What more could you want?

Very pleased

MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G
MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G

Pros: Not gigantic by modern, high end card standards Silent 99% of the time. I used the MSI software just to make sure the fans work. Even with fans at full blast it's very quiet although I assume my insulated case helps with that. Not a bad looking card Very good performance. I'm using max settings for everything with a 1440p monitor with excellent frame rates.

Cons: None that I can think of

Overall Review: I debated on whether to save some money and go with a cheaper card for this build but I'm glad I got this. It should be several years before I have to upgrade.

12/16/2014

Happily surprised

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Pros: Well designed - understated which I love Easy to work in - I can't image anyone needing more internal space No sharp edges Quality materials - heavy duty Excellent soundproofing - very quiet Modular drive bays with rubber mounts Great cable management Fan controller

Cons: Prominent, blue LED power light (can we stop it with blue already?) Monolithic. I had an Antec 300 case before this that I thought was big. Unbelievably heavy - 30 lb shipping weight

Overall Review: Picked this up for $69 and wasn't expecting a high end case. I was happily surprised to find this is the nicest case I've ever owned. Great build quality and sturdy materials. Lots of nice touches.

12/16/2014

Well built and great support

Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler

Pros: Well built, quality materials, looks great, not overly difficult to install.

Cons: Huge but I knew that before buying it.

Overall Review: I had a question about the install and called their support line. Someone answered in 2 rings and was able to help me immediately. It was surprising because I'm used to being on hold for at least a little while and then rarely getting a qualified person. Kudos to Phanteks on their excellent support. I'll definitely buy their products in the future.

12/16/2014

It's a fan

Antec TRUEQUIET 140 140mm Case Fan
Antec TRUEQUIET 140 140mm Case Fan

Pros: Quiet

Cons: Didn't need the orange standoffs

Overall Review: Not the cheapest fan but it is a perfect replacement for an Antec case and it's quiet.