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Thermaltake Riing 14 Series High Static Pressure 140mm Circular Red LED Ring Case/Radiator Fan CL-F039-PL14RE-A
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Seems well made; solid, sturdy. The sound at full RPM is a pleasant rush of air, not at all harsh.

Cons: Considering that this model boasts "high static pressure", I wish that the fans fit snugly together instead of having those decorative cut-outs along the flat sides. The whole point of HSP is to push air through something that is difficult to push through (like radiator fins). Air will take the path of least resistance and gaps are not helpful. Though the gaps aren't huge, they are more pronounced in multi-fan arrays. It's not a big deal, but I look at such things from a functional design standpoint and wonder why.

The illuminated ring (riing) is intriguing, but it looks better on film than in person. The LEDs only exist in one corner. The light propagates around the ring similar to fiber optics. The LEDs are bright enough to shine through the plastic and onto the fan blades in that one corner, but only in that corner. It tweaks my OCD. I chose to re-orient the fans in my system, 1.) so that the bright LEDs were pointing away from my desk (and my eyes) and 2.) to place the LEDs of each fan to the same corner so that they were esthetically balanced. You can't mirror-image them because the light reflecting on the blades follows the curve of the blade, therefore giving the appearance of angling away from the LED source rather than straight across the fan toward the motor. I don't have a better description for this, but it just looked wrong when I tried. I wish the fans had an LED in each corner instead of just one.

Other Thoughts: There aren't many other choices for HSP at 140mm. As fans go, this is a fan. I don't mind that it's a 3pin.

The Pearl Outlet FNCR8AAP-YG 14K 18
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: It's a necklace.

Cons: The color of the pearls that I received was (were) very different from the photo presented. Using, of all things, a lipstick color chart, I can say that they most closely matched "Coral Pink."

Other Thoughts: Some people would like Coral Pink pearls, I'm sure, but this ad showed Cranberry pearls and I made the purchase because of the color. Here's the real poke in the eye: return shipping cost was THIRTY DOLLARS via UPS ground (far east coast to far west coast). I just threw thirty dollars in the trash because this "marketplace" company misrepresented their product. This makes me angry. The seller should have listed the pink ones separately.

LG 34UM95-P Black 34
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Size and ratio. I'm a fan of large monitors, but recent experience with a 28" 4k left me wanting a larger screen with less pixel density. This monitor's size is wonderful. It's as if it were a 37" monitor, only letter-boxed. I have it paired with a 27" 1440 in portrait orientation and it's really nice to drag items between the two and not have to re-size due to resolution differences.

Cons: Cable connections point out the back instead of down. This means that a wall mount has to hold it away from the wall if you choose to mount it that way. 3440 seems an odd crop if I am working with images. For image work though, I'd really like a 38" or 40" 4K, and I don't see that happening yet.

The stand is a legitimate complaint. This monitor looks best when set to eye-height. Vertical viewing angle does affect image quality. Fortunately I already own a third-party stand, but I wouldn't want this big boy squatting down on the table.

Other Thoughts: I just changed my desktop to solid black to get a fresh impression of backlight bleed. It is barely noticeable in the lower corners and even for that I have to move in closer which increases the angle. Consider this: I'm sitting with my eyes almost a meter away from the screen, but even this far back, I'm 35 degrees off square when I look to each corner. It's a WIDE panel. IPS panels do look much better than TN when off-center, but they aren't perfect. I look forward to panels that don't require backlight. BTW, the visible dimensions of the screen are 800mm x 335mm. To my fellow Americans, that's 4.5 hands wide by 2 hands tall.


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Display Name: David S.

Date Joined: 05/05/04

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  • First Review: 10/02/08
  • Last Review: 04/17/16
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