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In Topic: Got a new monitor, confused about stuff...

Today, 03:52 PM

I have 3 of these monitors.  All I did was set the brightness on the monitor around 35-40%, Contrast at 75%, Make sure deep sleep mode is disabled, that might be what you were experiencing before, Normal Mode (3ms) vs. Fast Mode (1ms) is that you will get ghosting (that white trail you mentioned) unless you're using Normal mode.  It's a trade-off for the price of the monitor imo.


If you have an Nvidia graphics card make sure GSync is enabled, If your game falls between ~30fps and 144fps then GSync will be in effect, it does what VSync was meant to do without adding any additional input lag (changes monitor refresh rate to stay in sync with FPS so you don't see any screen tearing).  I set a max fps in games that support commands like that (142fps is what I use to make sure it never gets to 144fps, at that point vsync can get enabled if you don't have it explicitly disabled) to make sure GSync is always enabled.


Also in Nvidia color options;


Gamma: ~.65

Digital Vibrance: ~70%


With these settings the washed out effect is basically gone and any 'banding' issues will be minimized (usually effected most by higher brightness settings).

In Topic: The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

06 October 2017 - 07:17 AM

Bose are overpriced for the quality.  Those Logitechs should fit a nice niche for you, decently priced and make average noise.

In Topic: OGKwon - Chieftec Dragon Modding

24 September 2017 - 06:47 AM

Ah ok, yes - The grill took some TLC.  I used the dremel to cut out the bars but because it's plastic it started to melt as I was using it from all the friction/heat.  Did it well enough to cut the bars off without digging too much into the sides then hand-sanded the little stubs I left behind until it was flush with the inside wall where the bars used to connect.  Once I primered and painted it looked like it was meant to be that way with the 240mm grill I used against the metal part of the front case.


I luckily still have all of my 3 1/2 bays (so that makes 5 in total that I didn't take the dremel to).  I even somehow managed to keep the keys that came with the case 18 and 16 yrs ago since I have 2 originals.  I use the silver case for my mothers PC, it was the case to a computer she originally bought back in the early 2000's so when I rebuilt a PC for her recently I repurposed it for her.  She actually likes the silver of the case and that it still looks very clean with the door attached (I hate the doors).  The one I modded here is my media server and my main PC is in a Phanteks Enthoo Pro.  I'm glad I have this one set up as my media server since it was used as my main rig for the past 3 weeks as my X99 build had it's 2nd processor die in the past 15 months.  3rd time's the charm, huh!?  I got ASUS to send me a new board too since I'm inclined to believe the processors aren't all defective and the motherboard was probably killing them.

In Topic: [WTB] LGA1156 Motherboard

18 September 2017 - 06:29 AM

Some of your are referencing 1366 which is X58 and OP is talking about 1156.  X58 systems are still viable because of the 6 core Xeon's that overclock really well and support for 48GB of RAM.  1156 is kind of a dead-end anymore and has underwhelming performance.  It's the reason I asked "Why?" - For 100$ you could get a used X58 board and then grab a X5650 for $20 and instantly have a much faster computer than any 1156.  If it's for enthusiast/personal appeal, I get it.

In Topic: [WTB] LGA1156 Motherboard

13 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

You're gonna need a big heatsink to catch the wind.