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Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 970 or R9 390 8gb?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the same pickle. I have a cx600w but it seems it runs okay with the 290x. I think they trade blows with each other, but I'm not entirely sure.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it possible to play in surround with a 4k monitor as main with dual 1080p monitors on the sides?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure actually. I would guess that the game would give you a 5760x1080 option and give you a 1080p image on the 4k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Option for 1440p Gaming"

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

You need to see what kinds of games you will be playing.

If you are a fan of games such as CS:GO or other FPS games, 144Hz 1080p monitors are really the best way to go. The smoothness and the responsiveness truly prosper when playing these types of games. It's not only for these games as well, however. All games look beautiful with twice the frames (if able to supply it). In fact, going back to 60fps is similar to plugging in your old XBOX 360 and playing something in 30FPS.

If you LOVE Graphics, then go with an IPS 1440p Panel. Games will be crisp and very beautiful. You'll also have more screen real estate that is quite nice for multitasking.

You really have to ask yourself if you want a smoother experience or a prettier one. Both are a nice improvement from a standard 1080p 60fps panel. Many people that use 144Hz say they simply can't go back (including me), but I'm sure people wouldn't want to go back from 1440p either. It's your choice!

Honorable Mentions: Ultra-wide

EDIT: I forgot a graphics card. The higher AMD cards right now are doing great and doing cheap. Consider your budget and check out the 290 or the 295x2.

Comment reply on giftedpenguin's Completed Build: My Gaming Rig

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a beautiful build. I really hope you don't have problems with crossfire, as x16x16 isn't available on 970 chipset boards (AFAIK).

I have r9 270s in Crossfire which work great with games such as Tomb Raider (99% on both cards), but on BF4 which is a CPU destroyer, my cards only manage to get 60-70%. I've learnt this has to do with the motherboard and how it supplies the power to it. Hopefully you won't have the same problem as me, though!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "One Monitor Vs 2 or 3 Monitors (Gaming)"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not angry. I just wanted you to know about different gear for different jobs. To be honest, I wish I could have both!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "One Monitor Vs 2 or 3 Monitors (Gaming)"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm talking about FPS games here. I was saying that if he was FPS orientated then go with 144Hz. Not just competitive people buy it.

FPS games are competitive by nature. Yes, there are people who go all out on these games and having a 144Hz monitor certainly doesn't mean he's a pro. I have one and I stink at FPS games.

http://www.blurbusters.com/ is a forum for high-refresh gamers. These fan websites aren't just for ultra-wide setups.

I also said if he was an FPS gamer. Pro or not, you're focused on aiming and reaction. If you did research on these monitors and saw that I was talking about "FPS Games" you wouldn't have downvoted me and thought I was a nut.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "One Monitor Vs 2 or 3 Monitors (Gaming)"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. I urge you to look at every competitive FPS gamer before you tell me 3 monitors for FPS gamers is a good choice.

Levelcap plays on 144Hz monitors.

Almost every CS:GO competitive gamer uses 144Hz.

JayzTwoCents made a video saying that his performance went down with triple monitors, as bf4 stretches the left and right screens (not sure about BF:H though)

A high refresh rate helps significantly with sniping/aiming and quick reflexes. The response times and the input lag on these monitors are extremely low, which also helps.

I said FPS, of course other games are awesome on triple screen. Triples are great for things like racing sims and other games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help choose a monitor! Please."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with this guy right here. I love my 144 and 60Hz looks like playing on Microsoft Powerpoint now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good monitor?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A 100Hz may have not been true Hz. TVs usually use black frame insertion, and most shows etc are recorded in 24 or 30.

144Hz looks so much nicer when it's true 144.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good monitor?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same and I can honestly say 60FPS looks like garbage now.

You will notice a difference and I can't recommend this more. Even moving the mouse around looks smooth. If you play games (especially FPS) that you can hit 90-120+ FPS in, you will be amazed.

You are doing your eyes a huge favor by getting this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What card for samsung 40 led television"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Any card for 1080p would work. I'm guessing that's what your TV is. Even if the TV is 100 ft and 1080p it wouldn't be any harder to run games with a 22" 1080p monitor.

Either 290x will work or 970 but I'd recommend a 144Hz or a 1440p panel in the future as you are spending $1500 on this computer.

Monitors are one of the biggest bottlenecks that people don't see. If a $2000 and an $800 computer ran one game at 60+FPS 1080p, the $2000 has plenty of expensive components not being used at their full potential.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VG248QE GPU?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems that you already have chosen the GPU so I'm here to say welcome to the 144 Master Race.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions about Triple Portrait Monitor gaming setup."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots of these games that you mention are quite heavy. I'd recommend something like a 980 if I were you play those games on Ultra.

I can't help you with memory allocation, but 970s are phenomenal and I would think it won't run you any problems.

Comment reply on xilikas's Completed Build: Xeokas

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You are simply an artist. Clean and awesome items.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for an "economic' Mechanical Keyboard"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

They are pretty loud compared to regular keyboards, but to me it's not a bad loud.

Many people buy this type JUST for the sound. That was a big determining factor when I bought mine. You can also buy some o-rings for them. I bought some Nitrile o-rings for like $5 from some Hong Kong company and they worked well, but I always love the sound wthout O-rings.

Comment reply on babyfeets's Completed Build: Spook-Desk 2

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, it looked like there were no back ways when I first saw it, I think he was thinking that.

And the memes thing was a joke. A heaping majority of the PCPartPicker community doesn't know anything about Faze Jokes/Montage Parodies etc. I just assumed since they were into PCs they would know about it.

I just think it's funny because I see people getting angry over silly things and instead of asking about it they simply downvote.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual Monitor question"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

are you saying you would want them running as one monitor? You would probably go identical with that.

Besides that, you don't really need identical unless you like aesthetics. I have a 24" 144Hz TN Panel and a 23" 60Hz IPS panel as my secondary. Both are very good monitors and they have two different purposes. The IPS is for any media while the TN is for games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for an "economic' Mechanical Keyboard"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love the Quickfire TK. I don't know if they have a quiet one as the colors usually match their switches (minus the brown).

Solidly built and everything about it is nice.

Comment reply on babyfeets's Completed Build: Spook-Desk 2

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I think we were both downvoted by the angry pretentious monster. Nothing you said was wrong. I upvoted everyone in the negatives.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "r9 290x gpu, 1440p?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You could look up these things everywhere on the web. R9 290X is no slouch and should play most games very well at this resolution. The VRAM is plenty as well when playing more pixels.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming mice"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel ya, but I guess just to compliment his build.

Comment reply on babyfeets's Completed Build: Spook-Desk 2

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

3spooky5memes +1

Comment reply on Welshi-Davies's Completed Build: The "Little Bit Of Everything" Machine

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you say full Ultra Battlefield 4 on 2 cards? Tell me what you get minus Anti-Aliasing.

Some people average 100+ FPS with those cards running 2, but my computer runs slower with 2 270s playing BF4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help! Making a 9590 build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty then, I was just throwing that out there. I'm sure you will be fine, it just seems I had problems with one of my games.

You will have pretty great performance nonetheless. Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All around Gaming Mouse"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the Deathadder just because it is so simple and is so nice. I know there are many other great mice out there and it is strictly a personal thing.

I always look for that ergonomic curve as it is very comfortable. My brother got some cheap Devastator combo and his mouse feels unnatural.

So when looking for mice, look for one that looks appealing and maintains ergonomics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help! Making a 9590 build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I've always been a big fan of AMD but it's giving me major crossfire issues on Battlefield 4. People say it's because I have a 970 board that has a 4 pin power phase instead of 8-pin, but I'm just throwing that out there.

You should be okay because the 9590 is better than the 8350 AND you have a 990FX board, but I want to warn you. It just gave me so many problems I don't want to deal with AMD anymore. They told me the 990FX would help with the FPS drops but I usually get consistent low FPS. Things like Tomb Raider are fine but BF4 is CPU intensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a 24 or higher inch Monitor for $250 AU Dollars for gaming and For Web Making and Graphic Design."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know of any monitors for AUD but I can tell you that you should look for IPS and possibly a higher resolution. I don't think there are many 1440p (if any) monitors that are $250, so strive for IPS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor for gaming...refresh rate or Resolution"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the refresh rate especially if I am playing FPS games. The fluidity really helps and 60HZ feels downright choppy. You know how if something starts running and your computer might slow down and not respond very fast? That's how 60Hz feels like to me in FPS games.

If you're playing single player games or games that aren't FPS then a beautiful screen would always be a good option. I still play single player games on my 144Hz than on my IPS though, it's too nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "One Monitor Vs 2 or 3 Monitors (Gaming)"

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

What I did was I got a 144Hz for my main games like Battlefield 4 or CS:GO. It's just beautiful. I got an XL2411Z from BenQ but there is also the Asus version (248QE)

My second monitor is a 23" IPS (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009483) that has beautiful color. I wish I could get the color off this and shove it into the 144Hz.

Keep in mind 3 monitors is 75% the amount of pixels of 4K. I've always wanted to try ultra-wide gaming but make sure you have video ram for it if you do. If you play FPS games then DO NOT get triple monitors. It can even hurt your performance. A good 144Hz monitor would be perfect for those.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Keyboard and mouse upgrade"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a big fan of the Deathadder as it is simplistic while being lightweight and ergonomic.

I wouldn't really upgrade a keyboard unless you're going mechanical or the thing is about to break. Mechanical boards are almost an addiction and you may find yourself wanting more in the future. I currently have a Blackwidow (Blue switch) and currently using an IBM Model M (buckling spring). There's nothing better than mechanical, and they are something you kind of use constantly.

Go for it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "144hz monitor"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you didn't order yet. I have a 270 and it is SO WORTH tuning down some settings to get 100-140 FPS. I have Crossfire as well, but BF4 hates my crossfire.

If you're going to be playing single player story games then go with a good IPS 60Hz. I don't know if I can even recommend that as I love playing Tomb raider more on my 144Hz than on my IPS.

You are losing out if you go 60Hz. I can honestly say the smoothness is much better than the graphics. And don't forget that you can always SLI in the future which will probably good for max max settings. You won't have to tune down a bunch of settings.

I recommend the BenQ XL2411Z or the VG248QE. Both excellent monitors and I am still glad I got it. Even moving the mouse looks better!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What motherboard would be better?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh thanks, hey I'm sorry the parts on there are wrong. I accidentally imported some test thing.

I have the 8350, 270 crossfire, 8gb hyperx, etc.

Also, I have the IBM Model M and a Blackwidow, Razer Deathadder, 24" XL2411Z 144Hz monitor, 23" IPS, 120gb ssd, 1tb HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What motherboard would be better?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

True, I didn't see the 400 budget, but it will just be harder for improvement in the future.

It was an honest warning, I can't tell what the guy was thinking. I just wanted him to consider it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What motherboard would be better?"

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

I'd get a 990FX board. It seems that those have an 8 pin power phase. Also, I'm having big troubles with crossfire with my 970 board, so although it can support CFX/SLI, sometimes it isn't the best.

I'm just saying I went with the 970 but ended up regretting it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What monitors for triple setup with 2x 970s"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

IPS is really only good. They used to have higher response times which made ghosting bad. They have really come up in technology. The colors are great, I'm actually typing to you on it right now, while my 144Hz is playing some Runescape.

If I could get three of these, it would definitely be awesome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What monitors for triple setup with 2x 970s"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I think 1440p has something like 1.7x pixels than the 1080p. So three of those would be 5.3x a 1080p monitor, meaning that 3x1440p would be more pixels than 4k, and quite a bit more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What monitors for triple setup with 2x 970s"

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009483 this a beautiful monitor with a very thin bezel. Having three of them would be awesome.

If you had 3 or so I'd reccomend 144Hz panels, those things are so smooth.

Comment reply on Sentra's Completed Build: speedhamm3r

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

see, if you're getting 60FPS Ultra in DX11 then something is missing somewhere unless you have V Sync on. 2 Cards should be 90-120

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS:GO: TN vs IPS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Yeah war thunder would benefit probably. Anything with aiming and quick response games would love it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS:GO: TN vs IPS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I just want to add: Yes, the colors are better on it. I'm impressed. I recommend this to anybody making a budget computer that likes story mode games. However if your computer can run 100+FPS or you play CSGO, there isn't a reason to not go 144Hz.

Also, blur reduction is awesome, I have the xl2411z but the vg248qe you can download Lightboost which literally reduces almost all motion blur.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS:GO: TN vs IPS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

CS:GO, but I just limited the frames. Battlefield 3, 4. Hmm what else. I play Runescape on the IPS because might as well as it's locked to 50.

http://www.blurbusters.com/

It all comes down to graphics ***** vs FPS terrorist.

If you said games such as Tomb Raider or just story games, I'd say go with IPS 1440p. Since you said CS:GO, I'm quite surprised you even asked the question lol. All the competitive CS GO players use 144Hz or any other higher refresh rate, it's simply better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=928VyYQxKKo there's a video showing you how smooth 144Hz is (slowed down). I simply have trouble playing CS GO on 60Hz now. It's a game that really benefits from higher refresh rates and any computer can run it. Plus, the graphics on CS GO aren't very good either, so you can't really make it breathtaking with IPS :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS:GO: TN vs IPS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh hey. I have two monitors, but I play games on my 144Hz. And, yes, I do mean it. Oh, and that's the right monitor too I forgot what it was called.

Yes, 144Hz monitors are great that they are smooth and even had a few friends over. I let them play games at 144 and let them switch back to 60. Games are definitely playable at 60 but why would you if you could run 144Hz? Everybody who plays CS:GO will say that 144Hz is much better than better graphics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS:GO: TN vs IPS"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an XL2411Z and an H6 or some thin bezel IPS monitor from Acer.

Honestly it's hard to play with the IPS model. The colors and the monitor looks amazing, but it's just so laggy to play on 60Hz with CS GO. I swear, you play like 10 minutes and 60 Hz looks really choppy afterwards. You notice a smoothness once you first get it, and then notice a REALLY CHOPPY experience when you go back.

144Hz is so nice for aiming and moving. 60Hz to me is like chains. 144Hz is breaking the chains and being free. You'll play better and you will feel better. Honestly I can sacrifice a bit of color for that awesome fluidity. Especially with CS Go where it's such a huge advantage with 144

Comment reply on Sentra's Completed Build: speedhamm3r

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I have ULPS disabled and Frame pacing off, not sure why BF4 is doing this to me, oh well.

Comment reply on armsterhopper's Completed Build: 4K Living Room Gaming Beast

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 deaf in a week ;)

good, clean build too!

Comment reply on Sentra's Completed Build: speedhamm3r

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What does your GPU usage look like? yeah BF3 is pretty good but high/medium settings the cards work about 60%ish each.

Comment reply on Sentra's Completed Build: speedhamm3r

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I have a 270 crossfire setup, and it seems that in BF4, the GPU usage only goes up when I tune the graphics higher, meaning that I get the same FPS (80 90ish) no matter what settings I do, which sucks for my 144Hz monitor.

Hope you didn't have any problems!

Comment reply on jmad222's Completed Build: Economy Gaming

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

MrFlamingNinjaGuy

RAM stands for Reading All MyVideoGames which means that it's purely there to play games. All other programs run off of the power supply (which is why they always tell you to go for a 1500W). RAM is usually 50W mini power supplies that have faster mojo to run those demanding games at higher speeds. People always seem to miss this. The CPU and GPU are there to run and store Windows, that's why faster CPU/GPU configurations load Windows faster.

RAM was invented by Colonel Ramsey in 1946 when the National Gaming Crisis (NGC) occurred when developers tried making simple games that would take regular PSUs to their limits. By inventing these smaller, faster PSUs, games were able to be run on just any system.

Comment reply on itmondsply's Completed Build: Wind Chilled Silence

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I watched a video of a guy crossfiring 2 970s with a 550w. Even that had some headroom to it. Heavy OCing should still be good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When will it be back?!"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This is news to me! I have a blackwidow 2013 that I kinda boxed away as now I have the Model M. Maybe try the browns? If you're like me, once you go mechanical you have some strange addiction to keyboards.

I hope you can find one soon! If NCIX isn't a bad price then I'd go with them, I got my monitor from there and they had the best deal.

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