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  1. 1080 ti 2080 or 2080 ti? for long term

    1080ti. The 2080 at its current price isnt worth it. The 2080ti is effectivly a Titan with tis current price. Not to mention your paying double the cost of a 1080ti for maybe 30% more perfomance.
  2. Best performance RAM

    They are equal. For example: If you got some Patriot RAM at say 3200mhz 16-18-18-36 and also some Corsair 3200mhz 16-18-18-36 They woudl perform the same. The onyl thign you may want to consider is warrenty deal. Though i've personaly never had RAM fail so... I personaly like G.Skill RAM due to looks and also their lifetime warranty. i think these would be 2 good options wihtin your budget. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($283.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3333 Memory ($330.98 @ Newegg) Total: $614.97 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 09:37 EDT-0400
  3. Best performance RAM

    Look for 3000mhz or above with the lowest timings within your budget. You pay a premum for higher frequency low latency RAM, for example. 3600mhz CAS 16 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£237.97 @ Amazon UK) Total: £237.97 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 14:08 BST+0100 or for more normal 3000mhz CAS 15 ram PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£115.45 @ Amazon UK) Total: £115.45 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 14:03 BST+0100 £15 more for 3200mhz CAS 16 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£130.84 @ Amazon UK) Total: £130.84 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-21 14:04 BST+0100
  4. Samsung Vs LG Monitors iPS, VA panels

    OK a few thigns here to point out. The monitor, yes it was likely being tested with "low input lag" mode off, thats why they got 24ms. Theres no reason for such a huge discrepency other than the mode it was in. Now as for the TV you have. Your mixing up response time and input lag. The specs show response time, this is Pixel response. The transition from one color to another. generaly speaking ignore this. There is no standardised test for response time that all manufactuerers use, so one manufactuers test may be different from another, and it could also change over the years. Always check a review site, as a good review site will use a standardised test over multiple manufacturers products givign a fair representation. I wil lsay however that if even the manufacture admits to it being 15ms, you can be sure thats not good, your almost certainly going to have ghosting, however Fifa is not a particularly dark game, ghosting shows up the worst in dark scenes where a slightly lighter object (like a grey) is moving over an even darker background (darker grey) VA panel pixel resposne for lighter colros is always better and so ghosting is much less apprarent. The slow response feel to your controller, thats input lag, and manufactuers pritty much never put this in their specs. So you have to check reviews. As a general rule TV will always have a slower input lag than monitors, however so long as its 25ms or under, it should be fine for non professional gaming. For the most part, any TV that can achieve this will do it via a 'game mode'. Most monitors, especialy those directed at gamers, will have a input lag figure of under 6ms. (Note i said input lag, not response time. I cannot stress enough how different those two thigns are)
  5. Case airflow

    Heat needs to transfer to somthign to mvoe away from your components. in a vacuum the heat has nowhere to go. People have made air tight cases for PC components before, but they pump in a dry inert gas to take the place or normal air. This is usualy done to removem oisture from the air and thus stop condensation from formign when running sub ambient cooling solutions. its a common misconceptin that a vacume, like space, is super cold. A vacum isnt cold, space isnt cold becouse its a vacume, its cold becouse there is no heat source when there is no direct sunlight (space is cold though). In space without a space suit you would die from asphyxiation and the bends long before freezing to death. And in direct sunlight you would burn up.
  6. Samsung Vs LG Monitors iPS, VA panels

    Ok so 24ms input latency isnt actually 'bad'. Its bad compared to other monitors yes, but a good TV has that kind of input lag and its fine to game on for non professionals. That being said. i do beleve the 24ms input lag is the figure outside of 'Low input lag' mode ..effectivly there is a setting that reduces input lag by turning of certain processes. The Input lag figure in thise mode is around 4ms. Thats half a frame at 144hz/144fps. For reference 24ms at 60hz is 1.5 frames, and at 144 hz its about 3.5 frames. Also note many people mix up response time and input lag. Read carfully to understand what they are talking about. Slow response time causes ghosting/bluring Slow input lag causes a delay between for example a mouse click and a gun shot on screen.
  7. RTX Reviews

    As most of us feared. The 2080, the only new card any gaming/PC enthusiast would be looking at, is nothign mroe than a more expensive 1080ti with new features that cannot yet be used. The 2080ti is priced in as a Titan, those who have no issue spendign that much will ofc be the same popel who were ok with buying Titans in the past, which is geat for them, I mean no disrespect in saying that, really good for you if you can afford to buy Titans. But for the vast majority of PC and gaming enthusiasts, the 2080 is the card to look at, and unfortunatly its just not worth the markup above a 1080ti. Alass, this likely means my plan of buying a couple used 1080ti's for cheap is going up in smoke. While i have learned never to underestimate the abundence of people willing to just throw money at new things, i doubt there will be enough people buying new 20 series cards to replace their 1080ti's for me to pick them up cheap AMD .. you really need to bring somthing out to challenge Nvidia, this monopoly on high end GPU's nvidia has sucks.
  8. Samsung Vs LG Monitors iPS, VA panels

    In terms on "input lag" from what i have read you looking at about 4ms. Which is fine. Pixel resposne however is a mixed bag, seems this particular model has a bit of a lottery involved, you run the risk of getting a unit that suffers from purple pixel syndrom, effectivly ghosting with a purple trail. I have seen the 27" model reviews that indicate rather poor pixel resposne for dark pixel transitions, but good pixel response for most other color transitions. if the 24" is anything like it i would consider it an 'ok' VA panel, but not great. if your like me and cant stand ghosting then i would not sugest going for this monitor from what i've read online. *personaly i have a real hard time finding a LCD monitor that i can actualy say i recommend, as no matter what panel type is used, they all have somthing wrong with them that i cant stand, be it BLB, IPS glow, ghosting, crap viewing angles, uniformity issues ..etc. VA is the lesser of 3 evils imo, but its real hard to find one thats good in regards to pixel response . generaly speaking any gaming monitor will have good input lag, so dont worry about that. Funnily enough i find searching for a VA TV for gaming easier, with the primary point of concern being input lag you can find plenty with <25ms which is fine. You can even find some VA TV's with pixel resposne much better than the C24FG70. The only downside is these TV's run at 60hz, as such they also dont have strobing backlight feature for reduced percieved motion blur, which imo would make them a REALLY good option, alas as is the case with LCD tech, your never goign to find a perfect one. Its why im holding on to my trusty Plasma for as long as possible untill OLED, Micro LED, or AM-QLED arrive to the monitor and/or small TV scene.
  9. So this happened. Why do i get the impression they are simply lumping together any and all 'critisism' into 'harrasment' from reading this tweet. "some minor factual erros" ... -.- "Happy to engage with our audiences" .....dissabled youtube comments and votes.... dismisses twitter feedback and makes excusses... ok. Oh and lets not forget the best current point of defense/argument in todays age ... Racism ! . If the presenter in the vid was female aswell im sure they would have also used 'sexism' in their resposne.
  10. So on their article: " Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article included a video guide detailing similar steps on how to build a PC. Unfortunately, that video included a number of errors in the build process, and as a result we have removed it from this article. We have also updated this article to improve the order of the steps in the process. " But it still uses pictures showing the missing thumbscrew for the CPU cooler, and incorrect RAM placement. Not to mention the travesty that is the final builds cable management. Still, atleast the vid is gone. Funny whilst it lasted.
  11. So question time. Do you think The Verge will: A) Make a new video addressing the mistakes they made and respectfully apologise or B)Try to forget it ever happend and never speak of it again or C)Make up some excuse for removing the video and blame others for the public backlash Discuss
  12. Final Fantasy XV 2080 Ti / 2080 Benchmark result

    Considering these are stock vs stock (or they should be), we can asertain that since the 1080ti can easily OC to Titan XP level, then vs stock 2080, the 1080ti is the better option. How well the 2080 OC's will be the deciding factor, if it OC's better than a 1080ti then it would be a worthwhile choice over a 1080ti, but i doubt that. I see the 2080 being a niche card, for those that want RT only (and thats only if it can run RT at acceptable FPS), for pure performance and cost the 1080ti looks to be the better choice....still. The 2080ti isnt worth talking about at its current price. Its effectivly a Titan, and Titan cards have always been very niche. If your ok with buyign a 2080ti, then you must have been ok buying Titan cards in the past.
  13. Samsung Vs LG Monitors iPS, VA panels

    A fast VA over IPS , easy choice imo. VA's have an overall better picture quality over IPS. Whilst IPS can be more accurate, they suffer from IPS glow and cant reach as good contrast ratio and black levels as VA. VA on the other hand suffers from slow pixel response, which causes ghosting. Hence why you should aim for a 'fast' VA panel. Next thing to get straight. Input lag Vs response time. These 2 gets mixed up so often i really should create a copy and past paragraph on the subject on my desktop Input lag is the delay between an input action and the it being displayed on screen. For a gamer this is the one every1 looks at. And it is frequently incorrectly called 'response time'. Resposne time (or Pixel response) on the other hand is the time it takes a pixel to change from one color to another. A slow time causes ghosting (bluring) and a fast time results in a sharp crisp moving image. Idealy you want both. So yea, in my OPINION , VA is better than IPS, but I prioritise black levels and contrast over color professional accuracy. Though i'd most certainly make sure any VA monitor i woudl choose has been revied and had its Pixel response tested to ensure their is as small amoutn of ghosting as possible. As for which model specificaly, i couldnt say. Your best bet is to find reviews that professionaly tests the monitors for things like 'actual input lag', and 'actual pixel response times', and not a site that just regurgitates the manufactuers specs.
  14. Buy GTX 1080 ti or wait for RTX 2080

    Wait for benchmarks after the 20 series is released, your not going to have to wait long at all. If they turn out to be anything like the most recent leaked info on performance we have, then the 2080 is efectivly going to be the same as a 1080ti with an OC. So unless you want to use the 20 series new features which wont be on many games anyway, i'd get a 1080ti. The 2080ti is another story however, it will be a sizable upgrade from a 1080ti, the big problem however is its price, being 2x as expensive as a 1080ti you could simply get 2x 1080ti's and have better performance than a single 2080ti in games that support SLI. if you just cant wait a few weeks, get a 1080ti, if you can..then wait for the benchmarks..ur still likely going to go for a 1080ti... but u never know.
  15. We FIXED Apple’s New MacBook Pro

    So ....you replaced the TIM.... Initially when the water cooling kit was out i though, hey this looks interesting ..ridiculous, but interesting, I wonder how exactly they will do it...i know how i would,, but i wanna see how they do it. annnnd.... then you just replace the TIM. disappointing