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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from DobertRownySr in Whats best choice for monitor?   
    The AOC 24G2 is a 1920x1080, 144 Hz, IPS monitor that left good impressions for those who were able to get it. It just came back in stock on Amazon and on Overclockers UK. In the US, it's currently the same price as the Acer XFA240 bmjdpr you linked. Hopefully the 24G2 doesn't go out of stock by the time either of you read this. Never mind on Overclockers UK. As I was typing this, I checked and it's out of stock.
     
    US Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-24G2-Frameless-Adjustable-Guarantee/dp/B07WVN6CWT/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8.
     
    Problem is that I don't know if OP, @JoeyThePixelGuy, plays a lot of shooters or is really into competitive games. Rainbow Six Siege and The Outer Worlds were mentioned where both are FPS games and Siege is a competitive game and it makes me wonder if maybe you'd want a TN monitor for the lowest possible responsible time.
     
    Edit: The AOC 24G2 is out of stock on Amazon. It was in stock for a day or two.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from InfernalClaw in Good or bad Monitor?   
    Do you live in the US? Maybe this applies in other countries as well. That particular model drops down to $99.99 on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and probably other holiday sales. Good luck trying to nab one, though.
     
    Considering it's usually $150 when not on sale and there are other 1920x1080, 144 Hz monitors that are TN, VA, and even IPS panel when they are available like the AOC 24G2, maybe consider looking around for other models.
     
    Here's a review of the Dell 2419HGF: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2419hgf.
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    Hidden Orange reacted to Sakkura in Intel’s Xe GPU team has just lost some important players   
    The design is probably already finalized or nearly so, this is like Jim Keller leaving AMD before Ryzen launched... and we all know what a disaster Ryzen's been.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from Nabin in Which Monitor Should I Get ?   
    Of the five monitors, the LG 24GL600F is the cheapest at $129.00 at BHPhotoVideo: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1457453-REG/lg_24gl600f_b_24_class_full_hd.html.
     
    The Asus VG258Q is the most expensive one at $275.32 new on Amazon. There is a very good used offer, but it's missing a power cord.
     
    Of those five, rtings has reviewed three of them, the BenQ, LG, and the ViewSonic XG2402 where the BenQ and ViewSonic XG2402 are selling at a higher price. The BenQ is $199.99 on Amazon while the XG2402 is $239.99 new from Amazon, but you can get a like new, so probably open box, from ViewSonic through Amazon for $179.99. It looks like the BenQ doesn't support Freesync or G-Sync and it seems to be older than the other two here. Amazon said it was first available on June 28, 2016 whereas the LG was available on February 1, 2019 and the ViewSonic XG2402 was available on September 1, 2017. Relatively, a new monitor is not always going to be better than an older one, but it seems like the BenQ is old enough that it's missing some things that monitors newer than it or have higher specs than it have.
     
    Here's a comparison of the BenQ and the ViewSonic XG2402, though: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/tools/compare/viewsonic-xg2402-vs-benq-xl2411p/692/1580. Kind of similar, particularly with input lag, but the BenQ doesn't seem to be as good.
     
    Between the LG and the ViewSonic XG2402, the XG2402 has better input lag: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/tools/compare/viewsonic-xg2402-vs-lg-24gl600f/692/909.
     
    The ViewSonic XG240R seems similar to the XG2402, but it looks like it's aimed at gamers at least aesthetically and with some features like a blue light filter: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/ce3zbn/monitor_viewsonic_elite_xg240r_24_inch_1080p_1ms/.
     
    The more interesting thing is that it's cheaper than the XG2402 at $233.99 new and there's a like new offer from Amazon Warehouse for $176.89 with a 20% discount at checkout, so it's like $141.51 before taxes and shipping. That seems pretty good in my opinion as if it's like the XG2402, then it's better than the LG and priced at $12.51 more if you're okay with a buying a used like new, an open box.
     
    Here's the response time, input lag, and motion blur section of its review on TechPowerUp: https://www.techpowerup.com/review/viewsonic-elite-xg240r/7.html. Different sites have different methodologies, so do take that in consideration when you see the numbers. Looks similar to the XG2402, though.
     
    Anyway, they're all TN panels which I have heard is good for gamers who want as low of a response time. What is your budget, what's your system specifications, and have you considered 165 Hz to 240 Hz?
     
    For 165 Hz to 240 Hz, if you can drive it with your system, for whatever games you're playing, and have the budget for it, maybe it would be okay. I say this since stuff on 144 Hz and 240 Hz I'm not really knowledgeable on. The ViewSonic XG2530 is a 1920x1080 240 Hz monitor that is priced at $279.99 new on Amazon, but through Amazon, ViewSonic is selling a used, like new for $209.99.
     
    Amazon has the Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx for $219.99, but I think it might have been on sale for less the past day or two.
     
    If you live near a Microcenter, then you can pick up the 240 Hz model of the KG251Q for $209.99: https://www.microcenter.com/product/510224/acer-kg251q-245-full-hd-240hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-gaming-monitor. @Mick Naughty has a similar monitor. I'm not sure if it's the exact model, but it is a 1920x1080, 240 Hz monitor.
     
    Here's some other monitors you could check out: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#F=381000000,736600000&D=165000,240000&G=400000000000,8000000000000&i=50&A=3,2&sort=price&X=0,41249&r=192001080&P=1.
  5. Funny
    Hidden Orange reacted to John_Trollinski in Yeston takes weeb PC building to the next level - 5700 XT Sakura Eye   
    Can we get a speedwagon graphics card.

  6. Agree
    Hidden Orange reacted to sub68 in Yeston takes weeb PC building to the next level - 5700 XT Sakura Eye   
    I really want one in my sytem
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    Hidden Orange reacted to Tegos in Yeston takes weeb PC building to the next level - 5700 XT Sakura Eye   
    Which in turns reminds me of the days when they sold GPUs by putting some weird-looking monster things on the box.
     

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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from BigRom in Many Firefox browser addons just suddenly stopped working due to the expiration of a signing certificate   
    Weird is all I can say. Desktop was affected last night while mobile for me wasn't until 2-3 minutes ago.
     
    I feel so naked without uBlock Origin.
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    Hidden Orange reacted to That Franc in The Pixel 3a XL is... official before announcement?   
    Every news about a phone with a screen bigger than 5 inches makes me sad
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from Techstorm970 in Borderlands 3 will be exclusively on the Epic store for the first 6 months   
    I'm waiting for the eventual GOTY edition, so yeah.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from MandoPanda in [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build   
    Everything arrived today and I built my first computer. Once again, thank you, @brob, @Cereal5, @LukeSavenije, and @Stefan Payne.
     
    The scariest thing was when a standoff got stuck and I thought I stripped it or the screw. Turns out in my excitement, I used the wrong screws to install the motherboard. I used the screwed labeled as drive screws which I'm guessing is for a 3.5" drive instead of the motherboard screws. I should have noticed something when the screws were much longer than the standoffs. Fortunately, I was able to get the standoff off after looking up how to by holding it with pliers and screwing the wrong, drive screw off. Since it wasn't going into the standoff hole anymore, I swapped it out with one that didn't get messed up and it worked along with installing the correct screws for the motherboard. And more fortunately, nothing went wrong.
     
    Now to figure out cable management. I think I could just smush the cables in the back after plugging in the SATA power cable to the 2.5" HDD. I didn't plug it in just to make sure that Windows 10 would install into the SSD. Well, to make sure I didn't screw up by picking the wrong drive in some way. The Bitfenix PSU only gave me right angle SATA power cables which I guess is normal? It made it so I couldn't install the SSD to the back of the Meshify since I couldn't plug in the power cable. It's fine but now the 3.5" drive trays are all busy with other cables.
     
    I am typing this on my laptop, so, no I'm not being too eager and using the new PC right away. I'm having it update while typing this.
     
    There is still one mystery and that is a piece of plastic broke off somewhere. I have no idea where it came from and it hasn't been impacting anything. It happened while I was installing the motherboard, so it's probably something from the case.
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    Hidden Orange reacted to SC2Mitch in Finland's Government Now Classifies Esports as a Traditional Sport   
    i may shout at you but sure 
    esports HAS ALWAYS BEEN esports or Esports, IT HAS NEVER EVER BEEN e-Sports OR THE FUCKING WORSE VARIANT OF E-Sports THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE AND ARE VERY BAD PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER USE A DASH IN A NAME UNLESS IT'S REQUIRED, IT'S LIKE SAYING MY DAY IS GOING-WELL SIR, IT'S SUCH A MINDFUCK AND IT'S USELESS AND IT TRIGGERS ME TO THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON, OUR LORD AND BRUTAL SAVAGE REKT PAUL CHALONER ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE (EVEN THO HE'S NOT DEAD YET) ABOUT IT, IT'S A HORRIFIC TIME AND IT NEEDS TO END. THANK YOU FOR READING THIS LONG AND REALLY LOUD STATEMENT ON THE CORRECT USAGE OF esports / Esports. NEVER, EVER e-Sports or E-Sports.
     
    Thanks!
     
    /s
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from Hiitchy in Verizon to lock phones in spring   
    Didn't Canada recently pass a law that made it illegal for carriers to lock phones?
     
    Now if only that could happen in the US...
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from -rascal- in Verizon to lock phones in spring   
    Didn't Canada recently pass a law that made it illegal for carriers to lock phones?
     
    Now if only that could happen in the US...
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from lieder1987 in Verizon to lock phones in spring   
    Didn't Canada recently pass a law that made it illegal for carriers to lock phones?
     
    Now if only that could happen in the US...
  17. Funny
    Hidden Orange got a reaction from JasonHaxStuff in How tall is Linus media group members?   
    Well, an arm should be about a third - maybe - of a human since a human wingspan is close to being the height. Let's see, a Linus body length should be equal to 3 Linus arm lengths and I'm not going to convert that to feet, inches, yards, metres, centimetres, or Slick hand lengths.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from ndfr623 in How tall is Linus media group members?   
    I don't know about Canada, but in France, they make you choose a name from a list for a first name which is good since it prevents names like L-a (La-das-ah), Abcde (abs-suh-dee), and Meconium - have fun googling this shit -, however, it does prevent people of other ethnic groups from naming their children with their ethnic names like an Irish family can't name their daughter Saoirse or a Middle Eastern family cannot name their son Hassan or a Japanese family cannot name their daughter Hana.
     
    In general, though, some groups just go with the flow. Some immigrants might name their children with "American" names like John, Jackie, or George as a way to say they have a new beginning or to make it easier for the majority of people speaking English to say their name. It's easier to name a kid Robert than say, Jamal. Many people will be unfamiliar with Jamal and would mispronounce it like "Jam-el" or something. Hell, people have trouble with Edinburgh (Ed-in-ber-ah), Scotland. So, they'll have an "American" name as their first name while at home, they'll have a "family" name which might not be official or is a middle name. So, a James Kazuhiro Takeda would be called James, Jim, or Jimmy in school and such, while at home he's called Kazuhiro or Kaz, but since Japanese is generally read phonetically, the parents could just call him Kazuhiro Takeda and he could be called Kaz by everyone which might be easier to say instead of Kazuhiro for some. It's complicated.
     
    Anyway, Yvonne could be her "Canadian" name and she could have a family name that her parents and relatives call her.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from mrchow19910319 in What was your first computer?   
    I had something close to this. My father bought it from the place where he worked; they were probably upgrading to better PCs at the time. Man, was this thing like magic when it was there - just like the NES and N64 I had.

     
    I think it was a Windows 95 PC and I remember using dial-up on this thing and playing Everquest which I didn't understand a thing about and my father ended up having to cancel the subscription over mail or phone. It was also how my father ended up learning stuff about computers. He opened it up, learned basic things about what does what, stuff like that - remember, this was the age before high-speed internet. Me, I learned through "newer" PCs and through the web. Funny how he was self-taught in many things; certain instruments like the mandolin and guitar, computers, automobiles. Basic knowledge, but knowledge nevertheless.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from cooldogz123 in What was your first computer?   
    I had something close to this. My father bought it from the place where he worked; they were probably upgrading to better PCs at the time. Man, was this thing like magic when it was there - just like the NES and N64 I had.

     
    I think it was a Windows 95 PC and I remember using dial-up on this thing and playing Everquest which I didn't understand a thing about and my father ended up having to cancel the subscription over mail or phone. It was also how my father ended up learning stuff about computers. He opened it up, learned basic things about what does what, stuff like that - remember, this was the age before high-speed internet. Me, I learned through "newer" PCs and through the web. Funny how he was self-taught in many things; certain instruments like the mandolin and guitar, computers, automobiles. Basic knowledge, but knowledge nevertheless.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from brubru1998 in How tall is Linus media group members?   
    Yvonne, Yves, and Yvette along with other like names are French. Considering that Québec used to belong to France and that they probably migrated around in Canada, I wouldn't be surprised that people have French names there.
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from old reece frost in *Unofficial* Top Gear UK Fan Club!   
    Always, always makes me laugh.

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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from Silyy097 in *Unofficial* Top Gear UK Fan Club!   
    Always, always makes me laugh.

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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from ZL123 in How tall is Linus media group members?   
    Don't feed fanfic authors any ideas. 
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    Hidden Orange got a reaction from JAKEBAB in *Unofficial* Top Gear UK Fan Club!   
    Always, always makes me laugh.

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