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HP EliteDisplay E221 Black 21.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This monitor was manufactured in August 2015 and I believe it is brand new and not refurbished. This is most likely an "end of production" monitor because the HP EliteDisplay E221 is no longer for sale by HP as a new, current production monitor. I bought it because of the "swivel" feature, i.e., I can run the display vertical or horizontal. I use it in the vertical position for test.

Cons: There are none given that I am using it to display text both in PDF format and when using Microsoft Word.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this HP EliteDisplay E221 monitor to anyone who needs to display a lot of text. I have not tested this monitor for gaming, or for displaying CGI. I would definitely buy this monitor again as it fills my particular need(s) perfectly.

Rosewill RHTA-15004 Super Thin Digital UHF/VHF HDTV Antenna - Indoor antenna - Multi-directional Range up to 35 Miles, 15 Feet High Performance Coax Cable, Lightweight - Reversible, Paintable
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Receives 25 over-the-air digital channels. The antenna is stuck to the interior side of an external wall pointing North East. Most of the channels are received at 480i, a few at 720p and a couple of channels at 1080i. The TV is a 32 inch Westinghouse Model VR-3209DF purchased in mid 2010 and used as a computer monitor until November 2016. The straight line distance to the transmitters varies between 10 miles and 40 miles according to the FCC's mapping tool that can be found on-line. Quite frankly I am amazed at the picture quality and the number of over-the-air TV channels I am receiving on this 6 year old TV.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you are in a suburban area and not in a valley, I recommend this antenna, which took me all of 5 minutes to install.

Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I74790K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Overclocks easily. I achieved a stable 4.7 GHz overclock, but read my comments in the "other thoughts" section.

Cons: None for me, even though it is an obsolete CPU running on an obsolete chipset. Read my comments in the "other thoughts" section.

Other Thoughts: My PC combination: Asus Z97-A-USB 3.1 motherboard, retail Intel i7 4790K CPU, Cooler Master Hyper 212 heatsink with two Rosewell 120 mm Hyperborea fans, Arctic silver 5 thermal compound, and 16 GB Corsair Vengeance gaming RAM gave me the following CPU parameters that I am happy with.
Bclk (aka front side bus) = 103; Multiplier = 44 at a voltage = 1.218 for a very stable overclock (O/C) of 4.53 GHz, a 13 percent O/C versus the default 4.00 GHz speed. Raising the Bclk from 100 to 103 overclocked the RAM to 1647 MHz. The motherboard BIOS states that the CPU voltage is 1.056 volts and the two CPU fans on the Heatsink are running at 785 and 870 RPM at idle. Idle temperatures for the CPU average 35 C and for the motherboard 24 C in a Rosewill R5 gaming chassis (case) in a room that consistently is about 21 C. I've seen no heat issues whatsoever after four hours of game play and no serious increase in fan noise.
I played around with all sorts of tweaking combinations and did get the CPU to run stable at 4.7 GHz at 1.326 volts. However, IMO running this CPU at over 1.3 volts will shorten its life, by how much is anybody's guess. This is just something that I believe. Is there any difference in running an i7 4790K at 4.53 GHz versus the default 4.00 GHz? IMO, probably not. I play First Person Shooters and Role Playing games on a 32 inch 1080p TV set using an AMD GPU, the R9 380 with 4 GB video RAM. For most serious gamers this is a pretty low end video setup.
So why did I O/C this CPU? A friend just built a gaming PC using the Skylake 6700K CPU in a Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P-001R motherboard with 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4- 3,000 MHz RAM, liquid cooled in a Tesseract chassis (built by Deep Cool) running an AMD Radeon R9 390 GPU displayed on a 42 inch 4K TV set. I wanted to see how much I had to O/C my 4790K to equal performance of his 6700K set at 4.0 GHz default. It turned out that I had to O/C up about 13 percent. We both are currently playing Fallout 4 and when I go over to his house to watch him play I really don't notice any frame-rate differences. Obviously one can measure differences but to my eyes I notice is a more detailed and crisp display. I paid $340 for my 4790K back in June and he paid $420 for his 6700K. I know that socket 1150 is now obsolete; however, if you are cash strapped, I suggest that you give consideration to sticking with a Devils Canyon CPU running on a Z97 chipset motherboard, because as you've read above, you can quite easily O/C the 4790K to equal the default performance of the 6700K.


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Display Name: Dennis B.

Date Joined: 08/20/04

  • Reviews: 21
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  • First Review: 10/14/11
  • Last Review: 01/29/17
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