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  1. SolarNova

    For new build CRT monitor VS LCD monitor..

    if your running a 4:3 CRT at 720p ,, , i would think you could try 1200 x 900 using custom resolution. Even 1280 x 1024 wasnt uncommon for most CRT monitors.
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    For new build CRT monitor VS LCD monitor..

    If the CRT is a good one, keep it .. it will blow the socks of most LCD monitors. Understand that CRTs don't have a set resolution, u can try going higher for more resolution, or lower for more FPS, u can even just try staying at the current resolution and upping the frequency, see what it can handle. Take a gander at t his thread for more info.
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    Rigid tubing inserts

    You should use the snuggest fitting insert you can find that also doesn't have to many issues being removed.
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    Is it just me or can you see this?

    http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/ Go there and eyeball calibrate ur monitor
  5. SolarNova

    more peltiers

    Understand what ur saying but ... To be honest the amount of work you would need to put in to get it to even work somewhat well, the kind of system u would end up with, the power requirements and costs involved ...you would be far better of just buying a chiller, its simpler and more controllable. Something like a Hailea HC500 would be enough. Or better yet find a R22 refrigerant HC1000, more expensive but you can, if u so choose, go subzero with it with some light modding.
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    480mm Rad support

    its an older case to be honest, i got it for the RAD support since i have 3x 240mm rads to fit and also wanted space for dedicated air intakes. it has 2 USB 2 and 2 USB 3 front headers. All my rads are exhaust, i have the 5 included 140mm fans as intake. Airflow below.
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    480mm Rad support

    I just moved my system into a Enthoo Primo ... it supports 2x 480's. Top and bottom.
  8. SolarNova

    MSI VA Gaming panel

    The problem with VA panels is their poor pixel response, specifically their dark transitions. Unless its had focused R&D on the panel to improve pixel response, its going to have significant ghosting, making any high refresh rate it may have pointless, or at the very least less useful than a fast TN panel. NOTE: advertised response times are ALWAYS wrong, by a large degree. Ignore them. For reference, the slowest u want any pixel transition (not the average) to be for a given frequency is: 60Hz = 16.6ms or better 120hz= 8.33ms or better 144hz = 6.9ms or better 240hz = 4.1ms or better Consider that the fastest i have seen tested, with an 'average' response time (so not even based on the slowest) for VA is around 10ms, thus a VA panel cant even run fast enough to handle 120hz. Having a Monitor that can do 144hz, , thus a new frame is shown every 6.9ms, but using a panel that has a pixel response of 10ms, means the pixel cant transition fully to the required color before the next frame needs displaying, resulting ghosting/blurring. now with all that said, i would if i had to choose between the 3 POS LCD panels available, i would choose a VA due to its superior contrast and black levels.
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    more peltiers

    Hi there. So i have already gone through this thought process myself, and here is how it works. You start here , where u are, you find out all the information about what u need to do to get this to A) work safely, B) work efficiently, and then C)What performance you can expect. After that you change up ur plans going further down the rabbit hole, eventually ending up in a situation where ur planning to build a subzero system. So, the issues involved with ur plan. A) A sealed case works, but not with air .. its to moist. B) Dehumidifies only work down to about 30-40% humidity, which isn't good enough, and good ones are to big to fit inside the case C) TECs are very inefficient D) Condensation protection will eventually fail Solutions ..time to go down the rabbit hole. A) : use a sealed case with inlet and outlet air valves. : fill it with dry gas, like nitrogen. : use a chiller for the liquid loop, not TECs Or B) : Use a chill-box, this sets the ambient air subzero, ice builds up on the coldest part, a radiator in the case. : your now looking at subzero options. Long story short, as soon as u go sub ambient, you need to start thinking about how ur not going to kill ur components with moisture. Leaving the system in a moist air environment will mean that even with condensation protection, it will eventually fail unless u get incredibly lucky. Final option. There almost approach. Go slightly sub ambient. Use a dehumidifier to get the air as dry as possible and then keep ur cooling to stay just above the lower dew point. This is still a lot of work for little gain, the TEC will be colder than the air target so u still need to deal with that accumulating ICE / moisture, and its still very inefficient, a chiller would still be a better option.
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    Water not moving in large loop.

    If ur using a simple coolant like distilled + additives, u dont need to drain that often, once a year is more than enough. if its a specialized coolant and/or has dyes and such then sure do it more often, maybe every 6 months at most.. but every month is overkill for sure...that is unless ur actually enjoy the process in which case have at it
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    Monitor Vs Television

    Go for the monitor. If you budget for the VDU was more in the region of $400, you would have the option of a TV good enough for gaming, but even then u'd have to sacrifice anything above 60hz at 4k, and no VRR.
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    Need help adjusting back to console gaming

    As im sure ur aware, Consoles dont exactly have much in the way of options to tune the gaming experience. Now some games on the PS4 Pro do have an option to prioritize FPS over visuals, if those options are available, pick them, as you can almost guarantee that by default console games will target 30FPS, prioritizing FPS can in some games allow the console to aim for 60fps.
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    OLED TVs as monitors

    Not sure how to read that tbh, are you saying TV's have bad input lag nowadays ..or are u agreeing with me that TVs actually have good input lag (low). I'm kinda reading as in u think TV have poor input lag (high input lag), which just isnt the case, see my link, that's not advertised ,thats tested.. You mention gaming mode, and yea that's the point of gaming mode, to lower input lag by not adding post processing to the image. Post processing doesn't increase performance but rather attempt to improve image quality of movie and TV channel content, such as removing noise, up scaling, motion control etc, all of which are not needed with signals from PC's and consoles.
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    What games could this PC run?

    'run' .. all of them. beyond that ull need to be more specific with ur expectations and requirements.
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    Is it just me or can you see this?

    its most likely your monitor is improperly calibrated. The image is clear to me.