I never got that far. Removing the casing was just too difficult. I don't see how it's possible when it won't budge even with all my strength pulling it and hurting my hands yet the screen will crack if you so much as breathe on it heavily.
Phillips BDM3270 easily:
+5 year warranty
+best 1440p VA monitor reviewed on Tomshardware
+no weird Samsung vertical pixel spacing causing blurry text
+avoid possibly terrible Samsung warranty support according to some
I've narrowed the choices down to either the BenQ PD3200U, Samsung LU32H850UMUXEN or LG 32UD99.
The LG isn't available yet but the only technical review is promising albeit slightly higher lag than the BenQ which is the best according to NCX.
The Samsung is a VA but has quantum dots and is a...
Finally tried removing the Benq bl3201pt bezel following this guide using plastic pry tools.
Spent an hour carefully prying and not getting anywhere and causing mintor damage before reading this thread.
I used as little force as possible struggling to get one edge to come off and then it...
But it's not. Just under 20% absolute and under 10% IPC over IvyBridge is rubbish. It hits 76C at stock under water so you need to add $50 for delidding and there's no guarantee it'll go beyond 4.5Ghz stock without being AVX unstable failing Prime95 and IBT.
Waiting for 6-core CoffeeLake or...
Yes. Going from a 3570K @ 4Ghz to a 7770K @ 4.4Ghz has yielded barely 20% according to IBT from 110glfops to 133gflops which is exactly as I calculated (3% Haswell IPC, 3% Skylake IPC, +0.5Ghz clockspeed).
CoffeeLake being released so soon threatens making the 7700K obsolete more than Ryzen...
Given the numerous reports of problems turning off the annoying pulsing LED lighting and poor reputation of the Corsair Link Software which may be needed to be actively running to control the LED's, I'd avoid Vengeance LED.