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About atomicus

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  • Location
    South UK
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB 3600MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA Black 2080Ti
  • PSU
    MSI MPG A750GF
  • Display(s)
    AOC U28G2AE 28 Inch 4K
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S Chromax
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. I would use the included fans of course. In my own experience, 140mm fans always run quieter by virtue of not needing to run as fast. Reviews of the 280 vs 360 Capellix indicate as much. Also, the 280mm version is cheaper and still performs excellently. I was also considering the NZXT X63, which is the same price as the H115i Elite Capellix.
  2. I am looking to get a Phanteks P500A with a Corsair H115i Elite Capellix 280mm AIO. I also already have Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM, so I'm wondering if there are going to be any clearance issues with this combo if the AIO is mounted at the top of the case? I could of course get the 360mm Capellix (which I know fits), but I've always found 280mm AIOs to run that bit quieter.
  3. While that might be true, I'd be more concerned about potential damage. I wouldn't want to leave a cooler and GPU fixed, so that means packing them separately, so therefore using the PC case to carry the motherboard and CPU would take up more space than the motherboard box.
  4. Are there any good quality ATX cases that come flat packed and/or can be disassembled for easy transport? I am moving country in a couple months and lugging a large case around is not very practical, so was curious if there is something I can obtain that can be transported more easily. A benchtable is the obvious solution, something like the Streacom BC1, which I know is very good, but is there anything else?
  5. What are the limitations of doing this? Given 24 lane max of CPU (5800X), what is compromised here? If you use all 3, does the GPU drop to x8, or do you see reduced speed in the M.2s?
  6. Yes, I realise the issue is the upload speed of a home internet connection. It's always going to be a limitation in that regard. More just for emergencies.
  7. No I'm freelance. Any Synology inparticular? Are they all pretty much the same?
  8. I will be spending some time abroad next year, but need to retain access to my files for work purposes. Is a NAS the best solution for this? I obviously need something I can access easily remotely, and be as fast and reliable as possible, and also that can be left 24/7. Any particular devices recommended? I need at least 10TB storage.
  9. atomicus

    Best 4K??

    The Philips is a pretty good choice also, can't really go wrong there. Curve can help slightly yes. I would certainly recommend 32" for 4K... there really is no reason to go 27" unless your desk literally cannot fit any bigger. You will still have a super pin sharp image at 32", and will get away with 125% scaling, possibly none (application and eyesight depending). That won't be the case on 27".
  10. atomicus

    Best 4K??

    32" is ideal for 4K... you want LESS? So 27"... that is rather small, not optimal, but there are more 4K monitors available at this size. For IPS at 32" with VRR you don't have many options, but the LG 32UL750 would be a good choice at the upper end of your budget. There's also the BenQ EW3270U, which is VA but still very good regards colour accuracy, and it's quite a bit cheaper. Both of these have Freesync. If you wanted G-Sync, there is the older (but still very good) Acer XB321HK. I have this monitor myself and can certainly recommend it, but with IPS yo
  11. That's disgraceful. Don't you have consumer rights in the US?? That fault is utterly indefensible and undeniable on every conceivable level.
  12. A gift card?! Damn! What country are you in? Where I live, refusing a return is downright illegal... you don't even have to give a reason, although if there's no fault and you just changed your mind you have to cover the cost of return yourself. If faulty though, as yours clearly is, they HAVE to accept it back, give you a full and proper refund, as well as cover your return costs. It is a ball ache with monitors though, just due to the number of models that have problems these days. It's happened to me more times than I care to remember, and the hassle of constantly returning real
  13. VA can suffer glow, but far less so than IPS. Viewing angles are worse than IPS also, but this isn't really an issue if you're sat directly in front of the screen. VA does offer superior contrast, but at the expense of some smearing/ghosting in games, more so with black transitions... this varies though, and some people notice it far more than others. If you check out thoroughly written reviews of any given monitor, they will cover this.
  14. It depends what your priorities are. I think the monitor you've chosen is solid, although you could perhaps check out the MSI MPG341CQR as an alternative. Ignore the 1MS stuff also, it's pure marketing fluff. Read actual reviews, preferable TFTCentral.co.uk or PCMonitors.info When it comes to HDR though, no monitor with HDR-400 will come anywhere close to providing an adequate HDR experience, so just don't expect anything there. You'd need to be looking at the PG35VQ or X35 to get anything near meaningful HDR in movies and those games which support it. Or a decent OLED TV of course