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  1. But are you a bad enough dude to save the president? Sorry someone had to!
  2. You definitely went big! Great build, good luck on it!
  3. Think i overlooked that nxzt because in it looks like a cheap factory case but it does have good features for the price.That tt is on my list of candidates. Thanks. No problem, good luck on the build! Great price on that build!
  4. Is this the NZXT case you were looking at? NZXT Source 210 Because I was just about to post that as a suggestion to you lol. This case looks feature rich for $55 (on sale) and its 8.5" wide - Thermaltake Versa N21
  5. Slight update... Finished the build and went the Acer Predator HB271XU. Love it! Once you go 144Hz and G-Sync you don't want to go back. Games are buttery smooth. Every now and then I don't get a picture so I have to unplug it and plug it back in but I'm not sure it is the monitor's fault. I read on both the Asus forums and the Nvidia forums that 970/980 users have experienced Display Port issues on a variety of monitors. It is really annoying though because I'm not entirely sure it is the graphics card's fault either. Every now and then the USB port doesn't work and I have to reboot but this might mean I have two annoying bugs in my new build. When it works though, its great.
  6. @dr_bowtie LOL like the save up money option better but ya that works too. @IVIY Ya I think even the last hold outs for CRTs are starting to come around too.
  7. TN serves a purpose - fastest response times and cheapest to produce. Not for me but they're still made for a reason. Unlike PVA, which Samsung also created in addition to PLS. PVA literally does absolutely nothing better than the other 3 panel types (TN, IPS and VA). It is its own panel type but it has more cons than pros so it is pretty much gone. Far as PLS goes, BP said it right, PLS is just IPS made by Samsung. The technology is so similar that when other companies use Samsung PLS panels many times they just advertise it as IPS. He's also correct in that they can't support a refresh rate over 60Hz currently at least. There are some Korean models that can be OC'd to 100Hz but that is NOT official or supported and the Korean models have their own issues. If you're serious about your monitors it is better to go with a brand name model. Don't get me wrong I would love it if they just plain stopped investing in TN altogether and focused on IPS all the way but they do serve a purpose. Though it really does surprise me how much ground was made on IPS response times. IPS now competes with TN ...BUT you will pay for that as I'm finding in my research. You are going to spend at least $400-500 for an IPS with a good response time and most likely closer to over $700 if you want IPS quality and gaming response times and refresh rates. Not everyone is going to spend that, so here is where TN panels come to play. At some point I will study up on VA panels but I do more research on monitors than any other computer part and it is already taking too much of my time just focusing on IPS.
  8. Fogel

    Skylake or...?

    Awesome, good to hear, thanks!
  9. I love my 4k TV and I haven't pumped one 4k source material through it yet. The reason for loving it is simple, the picture quality is still superior. I don't even tell people I have a 4k TV and soon as I turn it on they all say, "Wow". It is that obvious to people who think I'm just turning on another tv. Everyone says it is a waste of money to buy a 4k TV because of the lack of 4k content. I didn't pick my TV because it was 4k, I picked it because the picture quality destroyed even the best 1080p TVs. Next will be OLED to complement 4k but the technology seems a bit immature still as burn in is still a major issue. Those TVs are beautiful though, but that beauty costs arm and it won't last long taking your leg with it. But was all TVs back in the day so maybe the next couple years OLED will mature enough to become viable. The specs on the one you are looking at look good, 5 HDMI ports is good, so is the 240Hz refresh rate. No display port but you probably won't need it.
  10. That is a high price for a 27". It does check all but 1 box (not a 144Hz refresh rate) though and that 1 box is subjective. Though I don't want to deal with overseas shipping. The shipping cost would be horrendous and returns/repairs worse. Thanks for tracking it down though. It does look like a great monitor. The TFT Central review of the XB270HU was so glowing (they crowned it best gaming monitor) that I'm back to seriously considering the successor. Still wish it was a Dell or LG though. What would make this decision much easier is if the Asus PG279Q didn't have such horrid reviews complaining about the QC. @Waco / BP Good points. All 3 (TN vs IPS vs VA) are so close now it probably doesn't even matter. I still don't know much about VA but I haven't really came across any VA competitors to make me research them yet. I see two listed on that 144hzmonitors.com BP brought up but both are Ultra Wide 1080s. If I do an Ultra Wide it will definitely have more height than 1080. Don't know if you guys check out that TFT Central review I linked in my previous post but looks like the latest IPS panels are competing with TN panels now on Response Times. Before that was IPS' biggest weakness and TN's biggest strong point. That is why they came up with the VA panels, to bridge the gap but looks like the gap is quite small on all 3 like you said.
  11. Fogel

    Skylake or...?

    Sent you a PM ccokeman! LMK please
  12. My current gaming monitor is 1920x1200 and my general purpose machine uses a 1680x1050 ViewSonic (remember those?) so you are far more current than I am. Nothing wrong with TN panels (all panels have their pros/cons), they're the best for gaming. I am just a picture quality whore and I want those better IPS colors. I'm probably going to stick with the big names because every time I have ventured out of my comfort range for monitors I came away disappointed. Plus it will be easier to return than an unbranded Korean monitor would be. I just read a really bad Acer customer service review that reminded me why I buy from Amazon. Sounds like Acer customer service is only good if you're trying to get rid of those aging headache pills. Just read a recent review on that XB271HU where the guy is now waiting on this 4th attempt (backlight issues). Seems like there is always a few horror stories like that on all products but wasn't expecting one like that so soon and paired up with that customer service horror story on another Acer monitor (previous model) it has me wondering if it is going to be bad QC like the Asus ROG Swift. So far most of the reviews are glowing but still seems like a bit of a trend there. Starting to think that maybe I should see what 2016 brings. Maybe the ROG Swift and Predator are just good signs monitors are finally starting to move in the direction I been wanting for years. I dunno, still going to look and maybe I will take a chance but who knows. They came out with eIPS shortly after I bought mine and I wish I had waited. Then the S-IPS monitors came out and yah... same feeling. Bummer LG is only doing FreeSync. Is Dell making a move on either side? Ahh that is the site I found when googling. I really hated their format for ranking monitors but I can see how it would be more beneficial to the majority. It did point in the general direction to some of the monitors I found so it did its job there. They keep saying they will do a review of all the monitors they mention in their guide but when I go to reviews I only see the 1. (looks like Samsung is FreeSync too) Shame, I'm absolutely in love with my Samsung TV. Your link made me check my favorite monitor reviewing site - TFT Central. Looks like he did make a review of the previous Acer model - TFT Central Review of XB270HU. Though he constantly says he isn't going to touch on the difference too much between 60Hz and 144Hz and G-Sync technology he still had a lot of explanation in the review and tested it quite thoroughly and showed the results. Seems like the difference is quite big. That Dell I'm looking at too is listed in this chart that compares monitors on Signal Processing and Response Time. Good to see a large listing of monitors in the comparison. His extremely detailed review also had a very interesting link - BlurBusters. Which basically proves G-Sync provides no perceivable lag unlike V-Sync.
  13. I still call him IVIY! I do it out of fun because now it's a nickname. Besides, IVIY is funner to type than Mythos. Gotta agree with him, go for a bigger SSD. You will want your OS and frequently used programs on it. Not to mention you always want to keep some space free on it. I haven't done any video rendering in a couple years or more but the SSD really improved my rendering times. It was pretty significant. Obviously though, just use it to render your videos, not to store them or your save files. Great looking build by the way, good luck on it!
  14. I will definitely consider Monoprice in my price hunting. Though I am leaning toward Amazon with small price differences because I feel they have the best return policy. Even though most, if not all, my monitors have come from online I'm leery of buying monitors and TVs online more so than any other product (minus clothes). Amazon has the best company policy of them all in this regard so even if its a $20-30 difference I will go probably go Amazon just to feel safer. If it is over $50 though than I gotta break my comfort zone. Nice thing about my 60Hz limit is so far I haven't come across anything less than 60Hz. That may be because in order for a monitor to meet my criteria it has to be fairly recent like a year or less. Now the question is just how much of a difference does it make going above 60Hz? The major review sites and regular shoppers (both that bought 144Hz monitors and those who looked but bought 60Hz) all said how surprised they were how much of a difference it made. But without seeing it myself (no place in town for me to check) I won't know till I see it for myself. Though it seems like those monitors with 144Hz refresh rate also have G-Sync and FreeSync so yah... Shame there isn't a 2k/4k IPS LED monitor from LG that also has G-Sync and a 144Hz refresh rate because I would buy it! That is a very nice monitor! I can't find it for sale anywhere though, not even through Asus. It ranks pretty high on my list though, pending price and availability. I'm trying to hold off on totally geeking-out and writing a giant wall of gibberish no one but me is interested in reading but the super quick response is I'm totally in love with great picture quality and accurate/vivid colors. Right now IPS is best tech to get that. I've tried TN and did not like it at all, even from major brands with high rep. I do not know much about VA panels at all to be completely honest so I don't know how much it matured. Last I read on VA panels the response time from Black-to-White was awesome but the response time from Dark-to-Dark was horrible. So bad that ghosting was a big problem. Their black rating and contrast are the big draw and color reproduction while not IPS quality is supposedly very good. But I really don't know the current deal with them and how much they bridged the gap on the Dark-to-Dark response time. Neither tech is perfect and all 3 have big drawbacks but it feels like IPS fits my wants best. If you have updated info and/or just know of some good VA panels please share. I will definitely consider them. I wasn't even considering the UW monitors till BP replied. Though I'm not too interested in 1080 Ultra Wides the 2k/4k UWs I am actually now considering. What, IVIY not saying "save your money dude!" Hey, 16:10 is a great aspect ratio! I'm with ya totally on the UW. I'm having a hard time with the increased width but lower height. I think one reviewer said it is 3" lower in height. That is significant. The 2560x1080 resolution looks really skinny to me, for lack of a better word. Now the 3440 x 1440 resolution looks really nice but wow you have to go big. It does look very good though! And yes, IPS is the worst for power draw. You should see my LCD IPS monitor and the heat it produces! I've melted candy bars leaving them next to it. lol Wrapped obviously but still... bad. My budget is below $1k. I would love to stay below $800 but if I see the right monitor I will make exceptions. It is going to be AT LEAST 5 years before I replace this monitor so I better be happy with it. And by replace I actually mean, it would move to my general all purpose machine so even though it wouldn't be my prime gaming monitor it would still be used. But yah, prime gaming monitor for at least 5 years which is why I definitely plan to move up from 1080. Speaking of Acer, that Acer Predator XB271HU is really catching my eye. Its got all the features I want ...but it's an Acer. If it was an LG or Dell I would just buy it. If I see it closer to $700 on Amazon (sold from Amazon vs marketplace) I think I would just buy it and take my chances. The reviews on it are very promising. But so far you are the only one saying you would take a chance on a Acer. The reviews on the Asus have so much contrast it is hard for me to get attached to it. The Dell is probably 2nd. Then come the LGs. If the LGs supported G-Sync they'd be in first outright as I feel so much better going LG than Acer. But I would also have to go UW as they don't have a standard 2k/4k monitor in my criteria range... well that isn't double the price of my budget range. So yah, still looking.
  15. I have not! Thanks for the suggestion! Looks like they have a big selection of IPS monitors. Sadly most are Ultra Wide and I'm not too keen on ultra-wide as it looks like you lose about 3" off the top. Also looking to step up from 1080p with this purchase since they next monitor purchase would be years away. But man the specs on those monitors look really good and LG usually has great screens. You definitely gave me some more options. I will be going Nvidia with my new build so G-Sync would actually benefit me more. Ahh the 279Q... I knew I saw a ASUS ROG monitor in IPS LED and those reviews look more like what I originally saw. Glad you fixed that as they may eventually up their quality control. This is just so I can find these later. LG 31MU97-B - 31", 4096x2160 ...$1400 tho! LG 34UC87C-B - 34", 3440x1440 UltraWide, only 60Hz, $800 (ppl report sub-$700 sales)
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