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Matthew T.

Matthew T.

Joined on 04/10/07

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Most Favorable Review

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
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: - Discounted due to being refurbished. - 1440p, 144hz. - Sturdy construction. Easy to raise and pivot in any way.

Cons: - It's not two for one? I have no clue what to write here. No cons.

Overall Review: This is the most beautiful monitor I've ever owned. I've owned 4 monitors so far and all 4 of them were refurbished ASUS monitors. I've never had any issues buying refurbished from ASUS and this one just continues that trend. This is my first 1440p and >60hz monitor, so my eyes are still glossed over when I use it. The picture quality is just unreal. I'm running an i7 4790K@4.3GHz and a GTX 1070 with factory overclock. So far I've been able to run Overwatch at 1440p with roughly 90-100 frames on Ultra and 130-144 frames at Medium settings. I'll update with benchmarks for the Witcher 3 and Arma 3 here in a few days.

Most Critical Review

Ad Needs Adjustment

ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WI-FI AMD Socket X570 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard B
ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WI-FI AMD Socket X570 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard B

Pros: Cheap for a great board.

Cons: False advertising.

Overall Review: The board is missing a very key part that isn't directly listed in the ad as being missing. The AM4 backplate, as shown in the pictures, is missing.

Picture is misleading

ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WI-FI AMD Socket X570 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard B
ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WI-FI AMD Socket X570 AM4 ATX M.2 Desktop Motherboard B

Pros: Cheap

Cons: See below

Overall Review: They say no IO shield and no accessories. The picture shows a motherboard with an AM4 backplate. The board I received did not have a backplate. They need to update the picture or the information.

Lived for about 3 years

CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)
CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)

Pros: Just had to buy a new cooler because the pump failed on my H50. Kept my stock i7 4790K at around 25C-35C idle and 50C-60C under load before the pump failed. After it failed my temps shot up to 100C so it's time to move up to a bigger reservoir.

Cons: This little guy did an amazing job while it worked. 5/5

Amazing Sound Quality When Paired With Dedicated Card But...

Sennheiser PC350 Special Edition High Performance Gaming Headset - Brown Box Version
Sennheiser PC350 Special Edition High Performance Gaming Headset - Brown Box Version

Pros: -Audio quality is supurb. I used these along with a Soundblaster card and I don't believe I could go back. -Very comfortable to wear. I've worn them 8+ hours with no discomfort.

Cons: -Microphone is a bit stiff. -1 egg. -Unfortunately the microphone also died within a year of use. -1 egg.

Overall Review: -The aux microphones that come with them are useful when I have a dead microphone but they have a hard time staying anywhere without falling.

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD

Pros: - It's a powerful beast.

Cons: - It wasn't free. (No real cons)

Overall Review: i7 4790k @ 3.4 16GB RAM Win 10 Runs Watch_Dogs 2 at 1440p & Ultra with around 70-80 FPS. Runs Overwatch at 1440p & High(ish) settings at 144 FPS.

12/12/2016