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N.tony

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About N.tony

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    Male

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  • CPU
    Core i5 3350P
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Pro4
  • RAM
    4x4Gb Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24
  • GPU
    AMD Radeon 290X
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black
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    Corsair CX600
  • Display(s)
    ASUS MG278Q 1440p 27" 144Hz FreeSync
  • Sound
    Creative X-fi Titanium 7.1
  • Operating System
    MS Windows 7

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  1. N.tony

    September 28 2018 - WAN Show Document

    Is there a high-pitched whine, or is my sound system dying?
  2. N.tony

    Scrapyard Wars 7 FINALE - NO INTERNET

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the price of the map that Linus bought supposed to count towards the overall price?
  3. If Max bought all the HW herself, what exactly was sponsored by the OriginPC?
  4. I am kind of sad that in a video comparing voice chats you never even mentioned things relevant to gaming how much resources do the chat programs use, and in which situations can it affect game performance? how big is the overall lag of the transmission? I don't think anyone would pick one program instead of the other based on the difference in sound quality that you demonstrated, whereas even small advantages in resource utilization/lag would be a deciding factor for a lot of people. Not to join the chorus of criers, but the quantity of LMG employees does not seem to translate into better quality of the content...
  5. N.tony

    How to Store and Charge FIFTY LAPTOPS!

    This video was in a stark contrast with the usual content - it was a cool gadget, but I feel like it was really poorly presented. The structure of the video was backwards, I did not understand what exactly is this thing, why you need it and why is that challenging till at least halfway throughout the video. It would be much clearer if it'd have the motivation (what is the problem and why that's the problem) right at the start. I also was unsure why in a custom-built piece of equipment you don't have some standardized "power brick walls" that'd power multiple notebooks, or at least comment on why it's too complex/costly. Besides, wasn't it bad for battery life to keep the devices plugged in 24/7?
  6. N.tony

    A $400 Keyboard with NO ACTUAL Keys!

    I don't know why, but I just lost it at this image Max's facial expressions here are precious!
  7. http://openbenchtable.com/community/3d-printable-vertical-stand/ Well, this is pretty straightforward - that benchtable wasn't really stable in a vertical position with all the hardware, but 3d-printers to the rescue! Poor Max should never be subjected to the stress of falling motherboards again
  8. N.tony

    DP++ 1.1 port with 2560x1440 display

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Resolution_and_refresh_frequency_limits_for_DisplayPort I think this should help
  9. N.tony

    Affordable G-Sync Monitor for 1050 Ti

    Even then, you should kind of critically evaluate your setup, much like yesterday's LTT video on DDR speeds - yes, you can get an advantage of sorts by spending this much money (in this case it's ~$200 for just G-sync on top of an equivalent monitor), but realistically, there are definitely several upgrades available, that would give a much more noticeable advantage for this amount of moneys. As people mentioned, selling your 1050Ti and adding $200 will probably get you a 1070, which can turn your ~30FPS G-sync experience into a solid 60FPS experience at higher settings. Alternatively, replacing 1050Ti with an RX480 and a FreeSync monitor will lead to both higher framerates, similar AdaptiveSync experience AND possibly a TN -> IPS upgrade for a change. The only scenario when you might make a worse short-term decision, is when you know you will keep upgrading graphics cards, while staying in the green camp. Then it makes sense to invest in a monitor, which you will hold on to, instead of buying something less feature-complete and thus hampering the possible future gains. Now, whether doing this backwards future-proofing is sensible is up for debate, I personally am not a fan of such strategies.
  10. N.tony

    what's a gaming monitor? under $500

    I was doing about the same (see my "adventure") - basically, you have to decide which of these are more important for you: 27" 1440p 144Hz IPS G-Sync For $500 I think you can find a monitor that has 3-4 out of 5 of these
  11. N.tony

    Comparing FreeSync 1440p 144Hz 27" displays

    Sure! For extra 130€ (+100€ I managed to shave off by going b-ware) - that's +60% to the price, all with a FreeSync range reduced to 35-90Hz... I don't think IPS display is worth all that, at least my priorities were way different...
  12. N.tony

    Comparing FreeSync 1440p 144Hz 27" displays

    Thanks, man! It already arrived, and thus far haven't found any problems with the display itself - no unevenly lit spots, no dead pixels... There's only a small scrub on the side of the base, which I can only see if I put my head on my keyboard If you don't mind me asking, which mode do you use? I spent like half a day going back and forth, and ended up running a calibration profile from PCPer, but with the Racing mode instead of FPS mode they suggest. I also went with Brightness 25, Contrast 50 and Trace Free value of 60 (as PCPer suggested - worked quite well with the response time test) - in the end, the display ended up still much brighter than my previous one, though I don't feel any eye strain yet.
  13. N.tony

    Comparing FreeSync 1440p 144Hz 27" displays

    Yeah, probably the previous one was discontinued - the model UM.HG0EE.A01 is sold way cheaper (~329€ vs 499€), but listed as 60Hz. The 144Hz version is UM.HG0EE.001 and has the weird suffix "omidpx", which some sellers for whatever reason put on the other one too... I found a "Retourware" Asus for 385€, and took a chance - will see how lucky I am with the b-ware Russian roulette
  14. N.tony

    Comparing FreeSync 1440p 144Hz 27" displays

    I thought about this one, but in the end, I couldn't see whether it has any advantages over the other three, and the naming is confusing - half the time they claim it's only 60Hz for whatever reason... Is the 1ms TN really worth it? Yeah, I thought of going ultrawide too, but honestly, it's basically worse pixel size than my 24" 1920x1200, and I'm not sure 21:9 is as universally accepted as 16:9 at this point... Add to that the constraints with the desk size too - there'd be no space left for my speakers So, I decided against it...
  15. Hey fellas, for the last little while I was thinking of retiring my decade old 1920x1200 BenQ and getting something exciting, which boiled down to either getting the VR headset, or a similarly priced gaming monitor. But after trying an Oculus Rift I realized that I'd rather go with the latter. So, after frantic googling I've narrowed the specs down to the following list: FreeSync, since I'm consistently at camp red 27"+, as it would just feel weird trading my 24" 1920x1200 for 24" 1920x1080 1440p, same as above 144Hz, because you gottagofast After that the list of suspects shrunk right down to the following models, all costing about the same (~500€ in Germany): Asus MG278Q - TN panel, praised for it's "almost IPS quality", simple yet aggressive aesthetics and overall brand recognition. On the downside, I think it's by now being edged out of the market, though there are still plenty of places to buy Acer XF270 - the only IPS panel I found that matches the criteria, and that's about all of its advantages AOC Agon AG271QX - again a TV panel, and the distinction compared to the other two is a slightly wider FreeSync range: 30Hz - 144Hz (vs. 40Hz - 144Hz). And this is where you guys come in - I haven't seen detailed reviews comparing the three, and all I see are praises to each of them separately But I just can't find the info if either of them is better than the others in image quality/color bleed/other things not visible from the specs? And if they are all pretty similar, does it make sense to prioritize IPS, lower FreeSync range or the ASUS branding?
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