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uziq
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Dauntless wrote:

https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/monitor-cg95/

I'm very close to deciding to buy this but keep getting held back by the fact that it's only 1440P and not 2160P (seems like there's no 40"+ ultrawide 4K monitor yet)
5120x1440 is still going to require a godalmighty GPU set-up, m80.
Dauntless
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

3.3 stars. Do not buy
I think that's mostly because there was a defect with some of the panels which cause a light leak issue, supposedly it's fixed now. If I got a faulty one i'd just return and get a replacement.
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Dauntless
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uziq wrote:

Dauntless wrote:

https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/monitor-cg95/

I'm very close to deciding to buy this but keep getting held back by the fact that it's only 1440P and not 2160P (seems like there's no 40"+ ultrawide 4K monitor yet)
5120x1440 is still going to require a godalmighty GPU set-up, m80.
I'm mainly gonna be using it for Windows multitasking lol
Gotta get that 240Hz for the smoothest Excel scrollin

Last edited by Dauntless (2020-09-27 18:09:25)

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uziq
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refresh rate has greatly diminishing returns after the 144 Hz mark, from what i've read. i wouldn't push for 240 Hz just for the sake of it.

plus you are going to handicap yourself big time in games that can't push 150fps + easily. you'll have to make sure you have some sort of driver-level advanced refresh sync.
Dauntless
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+2,235|5466|London

uziq wrote:

you'll have to make sure you have some sort of driver-level advanced refresh sync.
Yeh it's G Sync/Free Sync compatible innit

Honestly I don't even care about 240Hz, just want to get a nice big screen
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uziq
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+326|2176
yeah the massive real estate is a total game-changer! didn't shut up about mine for about 3 months.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,825|5496|USA

Dauntless wrote:

uziq wrote:

Dauntless wrote:

https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/monitor-cg95/

I'm very close to deciding to buy this but keep getting held back by the fact that it's only 1440P and not 2160P (seems like there's no 40"+ ultrawide 4K monitor yet)
5120x1440 is still going to require a godalmighty GPU set-up, m80.
I'm mainly gonna be using it for Windows multitasking lol
Gotta get that 240Hz for the smoothest Excel scrollin
Speaking of Office, I'm not a huge fan of that lag they get when dragging windows. It feels intentional, but for some unknown reason. Maybe there's a place to turn it off, but honestly I can't be bothered.

https://www.displayninja.com/144hz-vs-240hz/ talks about 144hz in terms of being "good enough for casual gamers" or whatever. I don't really know about that wording. I think 144 is good enough for "pro." A lot of really good gamers I've talked to said they were more about prediction for accuracy anyway.

I'm not going to bother with "gamer 4k" until I get a card that can run the games I play at that resolution on max. There are other specs I'm more interested in.
Dauntless
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+2,235|5466|London

Well... I finally did it

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Dauntless
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unnamednewbie13
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FWP after three years, 32" IPS developed a phantom, quarter-sized cloudy spot visible in neutral grays or dark backgrounds (fine on Word, would make a good hand-me-down word processing screen). Goes away on its own after about five minutes, but I don't trust that it won't come back to stay even after making some adjustments.

Will look into models like this over the weekend:

GIGABYTE M27Q 27" 170Hz 1440P KVM Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 SS IPS, 0.5ms (MPRT), 92% DCI P3, HDR Ready, FreeSync Premium, 1x Display Port 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E1682401201 … klink=true

I don't really want "esports" stuff specifically, just a sizable, versatile IPS with a good response and good color. 144hz might be nice for racing but it's not a big deal.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+744|5409|United States of America
What kind of network adapters would y'all recommend? Switched from ATT to Xfinity this summer and at that time I switched from a wired ethernet connection to a Linksys adapter, which was a brand my brother had used for a while and said worked fine. However, it's far more common than I'd like that my connection either has short disconnections or downgrades from the 5 GHz to 2.4 GHz band.

Because I had been wired before, I'm not sure if this was potentially happening all the time and I was just insulated or if there's something else afoot. I'm still trying to troubleshoot things like router positioning, but it's just often enough to be frustrating. Is my adapter brand just shit and I am blissfully unaware?
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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DesertFox- wrote:

What kind of network adapters would y'all recommend? Switched from ATT to Xfinity this summer and at that time I switched from a wired ethernet connection to a Linksys adapter, which was a brand my brother had used for a while and said worked fine. However, it's far more common than I'd like that my connection either has short disconnections or downgrades from the 5 GHz to 2.4 GHz band.

Because I had been wired before, I'm not sure if this was potentially happening all the time and I was just insulated or if there's something else afoot. I'm still trying to troubleshoot things like router positioning, but it's just often enough to be frustrating. Is my adapter brand just shit and I am blissfully unaware?
You need to buy an adapter that is accepting of both male and female connectors.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,702|4830|eXtreme to the maX
I think adapter is the wrong word, it sounds too supine, convener is better.
Epstein didn't kill himself
Dauntless
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+2,235|5466|London

DesertFox- wrote:

What kind of network adapters would y'all recommend? Switched from ATT to Xfinity this summer and at that time I switched from a wired ethernet connection to a Linksys adapter, which was a brand my brother had used for a while and said worked fine. However, it's far more common than I'd like that my connection either has short disconnections or downgrades from the 5 GHz to 2.4 GHz band.

Because I had been wired before, I'm not sure if this was potentially happening all the time and I was just insulated or if there's something else afoot. I'm still trying to troubleshoot things like router positioning, but it's just often enough to be frustrating. Is my adapter brand just shit and I am blissfully unaware?
This isn't an adapter for the PC but last week I upgraded my home Wi-Fi with Plume and am very happy with the results. On every speed test I've done my phone is getting exactly the same speed and latency as my wired desktop, in some cases the phone has actually gotten better latency than my PC which is nuts and I can't quite work out.

They're not the cheapest around and there is a subscription needed to get the most out of them but they were well worth the cost for me. They also have features like motion detection to tell you when/where someone is in your house which is pretty nuts and a bit creepy but also kinda cool.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/plume-superpods

You can get 10% off the subscription with my referral code if you're interested:
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