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KASON L.

KASON L.

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GIGABYTE G27Q Beast!

GIGABYTE G27Q 27" 144Hz 1440P Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 IPS Display, 1ms (MPRT) Response Time, 92% DCI-P3, VESA Display HDR400, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, Height Adjustable
GIGABYTE G27Q 27" 144Hz 1440P Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 IPS Display, 1ms (MPRT) Response Time, 92% DCI-P3, VESA Display HDR400, FreeSync Premium, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, Height Adjustable

Pros: 1440p IPS HDR 144HZ

Cons: None At the time

Overall Review: Its kind of a lengthly review but there are questions people have and i have answers! This monitor after having it for only a couple days is awesome. I will keep this review updated but as of now this thing is incredible. Lets start off with the big question. PS5 compatible? Answer is YES! This monitor has a feature that is a built in Downscaler. Which means it will trick the ps5 into thinking its a 4k display then will downscale it to 1440p. I tested out Ratchet & Clank 2016 on the ps5 and it does indeed have the fidelity of 4k and runs at 60fps. Now its says 2160p @ 60Hz which is true because most native 4k games wont run higher than 60fps. So if you are looking for a monitor for the PS5 (which currently at this time Doesnt have 1440p support) this is perfect rather than dropping $350+ on a decent 4k monitor. Now in time if the demand is high enough sony did say that they could add support for 1440p and that it wasnt a hardware problem more as its geared more towards 1080p and 4k tvs Pc gaming! The jump from 1080p to 1440p is a big one. Coming from a 24 1080p ips panel this is a big change in pixel density and you can see it big time. I have a ryzen 7 3700x and rtx 2070 (non super). Most the game i play are competitive games like warzone, apex, csgo, valorant. (Then other AAA Titles for singleplayer like cyberpunk, upcoming the day before, mass effect legendary edition, halo infinite ect) its is amazing. Now there is a noticable fps difference between 1080p and 1440p if you have settings cranked up. As for me i play mostly low setting with native resolution and i get 140+ in apex, 300+ in valorant and csgo. Now warzone is a different beast. With the DlSS added for higher resolution gamers its wonderful. At 1440p med/low settings with dlss set to quality you get 125-135 fps. (Which is 1080p performance more or less) Older games such has Halo Master Chief collection run flawless with everything cranked up. Needless to say that this monitor is the best I have owned. (I have owned multiple 1080p and 2 1440p monitors and this one takes the cake by far) The adjustable stand is an amazing. One if the best things you could need. No need for a monitor arm if you have the desk room for it. That stand itself is sturdy and doesnt wobble at all. It has a tilt feature aswell i have mine tilted up more and maxed out on the height setting because im tall and it hurts my next to look down. (Im 62 and it sits on a ikea linnmon desk for reference). Lets talk what comes in the box aswell! The monitor and base (obviously) Display port cable Hdmi cable Ac power brick and wall plug (comes with US,EU, and Australia wall plug i believe.) I was very happy they included 3 different wall plugs so if you are looking for a monitor that has them this is the one. UI for the monitor is great. The button on the back is just one so its confusing at first to know which direction does what but its very user friendly and easy to navigate. Lets talk panel quality. Its very glare prone because of how the ips panel is. Its almost looks like obsidian (real life obsidian. An extremely dark black gloss) so glare is a big one. That is really the only downside but not really. If there is ANYTHING else i missed feel free to ask. As i will keep this updated periodically if anything happens by itself ( not if i break it by accident)

Most Critical Review

TERRIBLE

PowerColor RED DRAGON Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC
PowerColor RED DRAGON Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXRX 580 8GBD5-3DHDV2/OC

Pros: -Strong Card Can Handle 1080p High Settings

Cons: -DIED AFTER 4 MONTHS OF MEDIUM USEAGE. I MEAN MEDIUM. Rainbow Six Siege 1080p Low medium settings. -Thermal Temps are always around 80 C even with 3 intake fans and 3 exhaust fans in my case.

Overall Review: If your thinking about buying this Card or any AMD card just know thermals will be high and shorten your cards life from probably a year to around 4 months

360mm AIO Basic

EK 360mm AIO Basic, All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler with EK-Vardar High-Performance PMW Fans, Water Cooling Computer Parts, 120mm Fan, Intel 115X/1200/2066, AMD AM4, (360mm AIO) LGA 1700 Ready
EK 360mm AIO Basic, All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler with EK-Vardar High-Performance PMW Fans, Water Cooling Computer Parts, 120mm Fan, Intel 115X/1200/2066, AMD AM4, (360mm AIO) LGA 1700 Ready

Overall Review: AIO is great! Tubes arent long enough to have aio flipped upside down which is recommended but I still get very low temps. Ran a stress test and it stayed under 50. Under normal gaming load it stays low 40s that being said my gpu loves this and now stays mid 60s (gigabyte gamimg oc rtx 3070) all in all. This is honestly a great aio from ek. They know what their doing seeing as they are the leading custom watercooling companys aswell.