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Damion B.

Damion B.

Joined on 01/04/08

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect Gaming Monitor

BenQ XL Series XL2420TE 24" HD 1920 x 1080 120 Hz D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack LCD Monitor 3D
BenQ XL Series XL2420TE 24" HD 1920 x 1080 120 Hz D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / DP 1.2 / Headphone Jack LCD Monitor 3D

Pros: Adjustable stand height USB hub built in near perfect picture colors look decent for a TN monitor 144hz and 120hz = perfect picture while gaming I have yet to see any screen tearing 3D capable (won't be using this)

Cons: A little bigger would have been nice but the XL2720 was overkill. The S-switch ... I don't get it. I set my monitor settings once and leave it alone. Nothing worth taking an egg off.

Overall Review: I put this on the side of a 25" HP monitor and I was glad I had the adjustable height so I could match up the height right where I wanted it to be. I bought this to play battlefield games on and it has made my HP monitor purchased from 2010 look very outdated. I doubt there is a better gaming monitor on the market than this one.

10/30/2013
Most Critical Review

Like it but don't love it

NZXT H2 H2-001-WT White Steel / Plastic Classic Silent ATX Mid Tower Chassis
NZXT H2 H2-001-WT White Steel / Plastic Classic Silent ATX Mid Tower Chassis

Pros: Plenty room inside and also you get a good amount of drive bays. The white case really looks sharp. Having the USB, audio outputs/inputs on the top of the case are great. The case tends to reduce noise inside the PC. I barely hear anything unless a fan is rubbing on a cable. The front fans come out while still powered. The fans are powered by a magnetic connector. This lets you get to the drives easier.

Cons: I am not a fan of the cable management system. The provided mounting system for the hard drive, SSD drives and CD rom are really painful to operate. If I would have known how bad this was designed it would have been a show stopper when I was buying it.

Overall Review: Overall the case is decent but the drive mounting hardware could be designed better.

Great monitor but no VESA mount is an issue

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27" 2K QHD 2560 x 1440 1ms 144Hz AMD FreeSync Technology Edge-to-Edge Frameless Design DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers LED Backlit LCD Gaming Monitor
Acer XG270HU omidpx 27" 2K QHD 2560 x 1440 1ms 144Hz AMD FreeSync Technology Edge-to-Edge Frameless Design DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort Built-in Speakers LED Backlit LCD Gaming Monitor

Pros: Vivid and rich colors Plenty color scheme presets 144hz and 1ms makes all the difference in the world if you are relying on a split second to stay alive. The level of detail available at 1440p is a big game changer.

Cons: No VESA mount. I told myself this would not be an issue but It is an issue. (yes I know I can buy an adapter). Cheap and wobbly stand. No height adjustment is kind of annoying considering how low the monitor sits.

Overall Review: Getting 85 - 125 FPS while playing BF1. Most settings Ultra (some high) VSYNC off. ASUS Strix GTX 1070. Would I buy this monitor again? likely but I have long targeted the Acer XF270HU but have been unable to get it at a decent price. Finding a 1440p monitor is not a problem but finding one with high refresh rate below 400 dollars is a challenge.

12/28/2016

Stable RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15D-8GVR
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15D-8GVR

Pros: Stable ram, no issues to report. I turned on XMP and it pushed it to 2400 with no trouble.

Cons: Does not have RGB option but at this cost who cares.

Overall Review: I did overclock the RAM to 2666 with ease. I tried pushing it to 2800 and 3200 but I ran into problems. This does not matter for me because I am mainly using the ram for gaming. 2400 is fine.

Silent Fans - excellent replacement fans for H100i-v2 stock fans

COOLER MASTER R4-SFNL-24PK-R1 Silencio FP120 PWM 2400 RPM, latest in whisper-quiet cooling performance
COOLER MASTER R4-SFNL-24PK-R1 Silencio FP120 PWM 2400 RPM, latest in whisper-quiet cooling performance

Pros: 4 pin, PWM fans very quiet fans Good option for radiator fan replacement.

Cons: No LED Not the Cheapest, but on the other hand not the most expensive option for low noise static pressure fans.

Overall Review: I replaced the stock fans on the Corsair H100i-V2 cooler with these. The stock fans on the cooler did push more static pressure through the radiator but at a annoying loud cost. I will take a performance hit to run my system with less noise.

Great for gaming

Sony MDRXB950AP/H Over-the-Head Headphone - Silver
Sony MDRXB950AP/H Over-the-Head Headphone - Silver

Pros: If you love headphones with decent lows to them then you will love these. Explosions will come to life with these headphones. Buying these on refurbished was a great deal for me because I was close to buying at full price.

Cons: In some cases the lows were over powering and made the kinda bad.

Overall Review: Note: I like my headphones with some bass to them. I don't care for lifeless tin can sounding headphones with no bass.