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    AMD FX8350 Black Edition
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
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    Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB 1,600 MHz
  • GPU
    ASUS R9 290 DCII, HIS R9 290 (G10/H55)
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 120GB + Seagate Barracuda 3TB + WD Red 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 PS
  • Display(s)
    ASUS MG279Q Freesync
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT, 1x Scythe Gentle Typhoon, 5x Noctua NF-A14
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    Metadot Das 4 Professional
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    Razer Mamba Chroma
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    Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10 Ultimate

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    Toronto (CAN)
  • Occupation
    Automotive Photographer

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  1. @warmmilk @MEC-777 The HKS / Andrew Brilliant carbon GTS800 makes its first shakedown runs at Tsukuba, and while not the top-speed monster that the GTR was this looks like it will excel on the twistier circuits. Turbocharged FA2.5 rated at 800PS (789hp) with a sequential box, Yokohama A005 slicks.
  2. Productivity wise I rarely use more than 2 displays even at 27", and thats often with 2 fullscreened applications or 3/4 that are aero snapped. Ive recently started making use of virtual desktops so I can have another dedicated for "entertainment" (youtube/spotify/foobar) but this can easily be interchanged with the third display. But when I'm actually doing "work" two displays is the sweet spot. A 34" 1440p panel will have roughly 75% of the same display resolution as two 27" 1440p panels but you rarely notice the loss when you're snapping programs or using virtualized deskptops. That being said Ive also spent a lot of time with a Dell U3417w curved ultrawide, and aside from its panel defects, it's made me seriously reconsider my asus mg279q (both were purchased around the same time and cost the same $1000 CAD two years ago). IMHO the ultrawide has more than enough resolution to get most people by while not being too large physically, although my table(s) are very minimalistic so I have desk space to spare. Immersion wise I actually prefer the dell in some cases because of the wider FOV. Playing BF4/1 from time to time really made me appreciate the extra info in my periphery, but outside of shooters it didn't wow me that much. On the other hand when you get the MG279q to 120+ hz the gameplay feels so much smoother and more enjoyable; at least in racing titles where I spend most of my time, it's worth the tradeoff of losing peripheral vision for a better main display. When I'm running just the single monitor I have a TrackIR to supplement my POV to get a better sense of car placement and one of the other displays is left to monitor other items. tl;dr a 34" ultrawide is the way to go if you spend most of your time working than gaming and most of the time your second/third displays will be idle, even if they're 27" 1440p panels. Unless you plan on having bookshelf speakers on the same desk as your monitor, the ultrawide will also be better for general entertainment. Side note: congrats on the time attack car! Is it autox or full track work? I do a fair bit of motorsport photography in the summer if you're ever curious.
  3. If you can handle VR without getting sick, thats definitely the go to - and much more affordable if you can snag one at the crazy discounted rates. Not sure if the second gen headsets will be rolling out anytime soon but CES is just around the corner. As someone who has triple 27s atm (MG279 + 2x VN279) I can attest that it takes up a massive amount of room, even with the outer panels rotated inwards. Also goodluck finding a reasonably priced monitor stand if you're going that route (cheapest is the Monoprice but its not the strongest). For the resolution, I'd much rather go with a 34" 1440p curved ultrawide (also cheaper than triple panels if you're going for high refresh rate). Its a great compromise between daily usable space and reasonable resolution for gaming, although you do need a beefy GPU to drive this resolution smoothly (in either case). The 1080 is the absolute minimum.
  4. -5c is nothing but in retrospect, I guess thats alien territory for y'all southerners Tis just another day for the free folk north of the wall -22C today with which was enough to freeze 1/3 of our older street car fleet, where cars normally weigh 23 tonnes (50,000 lb). https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/nearly-one-third-of-old-streetcars-were-unable-to-leave-yard-due-to-frigid-weather-ttc/ And we just got another 2 inches of snow with more to come overnight! Meanwhile on the west coast:
  5. Likely staying SC. Not sure what size the future tire will be though. If he's run the same size as the first round this year, then it's 225/45ZR17. I unfortunately missed the final three rounds so I can't confirm with certainty.
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