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  1. IslandStone

    Gigabyte AD27QD - Worth it compared to competition?

    I've recieved the monitor and I'm testing it right now. So far so good, have no complaints yet. I'm not able to test it fully, as I have no DP port on my old pc.
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    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    Any thoughts on the now launched specs/prices from AMDs 3000 series CPUs?
  3. IslandStone

    Gigabyte AD27QD - Worth it compared to competition?

    It sounds like no matter what you had bad luck with your monitor. I've tried to read about issues etc, where I found several people stating blackout problems. I also found someone who fixed it with a hdr certified DP cable as oppose to the one coming with the monitor. According to TFT Centrals review it's a solid monitor, but I guess since its Gigabytes first monitor its bound to have some software hickups before its smooth for everyone. I ended up buying the monitor last evening. I will write when I've recieved it and tested it. I don't really have a comparable monitor, as I'm currently using a low-end sub 2007 VGA monitor with terrible specs, but I will give my opinion.
  4. IslandStone

    Gigabyte AD27QD - Worth it compared to competition?

    I will try to fetch a second hand GTX 1080 Ti. Have not yet ordered the other parts, but I will test the monitor on another old desktop PC
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    Gigabyte AD27QD - Worth it compared to competition?

    Is the freesync running without issues whether it's a G-sync or Freesync monitor? I noticed it's not labelled as a Freesync 2 certified monitor but I guess that's nothing to be concerned about?
  6. IslandStone

    Gigabyte AD27QD - Worth it compared to competition?

    Thanks again Can never be too sure! Thanks for the insight! Is this software/driver-related issues, or the panel itself? I will most likely go for the deal as I can return it should it not live up to my expectations. A deal like this rarely come by, normal price is 6500 NOK (749 USD).
  7. Hi! This weekend there is a discount on the monitor Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD - leaving the price at 4533 NOK (522 USD) where I live (Norway). My question is: Is this monitor worth it, compared to the competition, say Asus PG279Q and similar? - That particular competitor I can get for 5200 NOK (599 USD). I'm happy to take suggestions. Criterions for a monitor are: - 27 inch 1440p, IPS. - 144hz or more. - Freesync/G-sync. - That it's a solid choice for gaming.
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    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    From what I have found it seems that ram-speed have very little effect compared to actual improvement of FPS ingame or similar. I might be wrong or have missed some key point, but I am curious if there is a reason to go with higher speed ram, keeping in mind that it will add to the cost. Here is nevertheless an alternative I have for a 3000 mhz ram kit. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $144.90 @ OutletPC Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Amazon Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon Storage Crucial - BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $53.49 @ Amazon Power Supply be quiet! - Pure Power 11 CM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $102.99 @ SuperBiiz Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $649.99 @ Amazon Monitor Gigabyte - AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1908.22 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-21 13:50 EDT-0400
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    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    My budget is around 1000 USD without the monitor, leaving around 500 USD for a monitor. Accessories such as mouse, keyboard etc is not in budget. Check the list under for monitor. I am able to buy either one for aproximately 500 USD. I intend to run games at 1440p with 60hz, which I think will be doable with a GTX 1080 ti (?). As for games I'm planning on cinematic games like The Witcher 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider etc. Basically AA(A) games at 1440p with 60z with highest possible setting. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $145.00 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Amazon Storage Crucial - BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $53.49 @ Amazon Power Supply be quiet! - Pure Power 11 CM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $102.99 @ SuperBiiz Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $649.99 @ Amazon Monitor Gigabyte - AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1818.33 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 16:43 EDT-0400
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    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    I am still not certain what makes more sense to be honest, however I have made a pc-partpickerlist for AMD so far. Might be interesting to compare it to an intel based build as well. (The gtx1080 ti, and either monitor will be purchased as a demo/used) PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $145.00 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Amazon Storage Crucial - BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $53.49 @ Amazon Power Supply be quiet! - Pure Power 11 CM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $102.99 @ SuperBiiz Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $649.99 @ Amazon Monitor Gigabyte - AORUS AD27QD-SA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1818.33 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 16:35 EDT-0400
  11. IslandStone

    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    Hoping it will last longer than 2020, but I'd rather go for value and upgrade at a later point.
  12. IslandStone

    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    Sure the i5-9400F is priced at 1749 NOK, while the R5 2600X is priced at 2149 NOK. Honesly I have no idea what PSU to pick, open for suggestions.
  13. IslandStone

    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    Ok thanks! I will probably not wait for the 3000 series unfortunately, as they are unlikely to be available here until mid July or later.
  14. IslandStone

    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    The non t5 2600 non-x is surprisingly cheap actually (had not checked that before) at 180 USD. Good point about the 3000 series, but it won't be out here befure mid July or later, which is a bit too long a wait for me.
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    Intel i5-9400f or Ryzen 5 2600x

    Yes, but not where I live The prices I mentioned is litterally the lowest I can get it for right now.
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