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    M27Q Stuck pixel blues - Update, its going back due to other image issues.

    Welp, that was fun for a day. Its going back now.
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    M27Q Stuck pixel blues - Update, its going back due to other image issues.

    I pulled the trigger on a Gigabyte M27Q and it seems like it will work well, and being on sale didn't hurt. However I have a stuck pixel that shows if there is a white background on the desktop. I have not seen it in a game yet. I tried running jscreenfix first for 15 minutes, then 20, then...
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    Need a new monitor and my brain hurts. - 03/06/2021 Update, its M day.

    I ended up getting the M27Q and it has a stuck pixel. I guess I should have spent more for the LG.
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    Soundblaster AE-7 on sale sorta

    I currently have an Asus ROG STRIX X470-F motherboard and I am using on-board sound. I thought the sound was fine but after listening to some gameplay videos with better setups I feel like mine is a little tinny and not as rich/deep. I'm using Senheiser GSP 302 headphones and yes I can hear...
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    Soundblaster AE-7 on sale sorta

    Is this a good price for an AE-7? It seems newer than an AE-5. I just want some better sound than on board audio for games. I've upped my budget a little bit from an earlier post. I don't think I need an external DAC for what I'm doing. Also do I need the desktop volume control or is that...
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    "Eyesafe®" displays/laptops

    I just get the blue light blocker and anti-glare coating built into my glasses.
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    Need a new monitor and my brain hurts. - 03/06/2021 Update, its M day.

    So I poked around a little more, increased my budget and I'm stuck between the following: LG GL850B - Expensive but everyone seems to like it. Gigabyte M27Q - On sale right now for around $300 but quality control seems to be inconsistent. Scores a little higher on Rtings MSI MAG 27QR4QRF- QD -...
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    Help picking a monitor?

    How did you like it?
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    Are these VGA coolers worth anything?

    I haven't forgotten just got busy. Trying to get a box to calculate shipping.
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    Are these VGA coolers worth anything?

    I found these in a box in the back of the closet. Evidently I had delusions of grandeur for my 8800GTS that was replaced years ago. I guess these might be considered "vintage" now that they are over 5 years old.
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    Upgrades to ROG Strix X470-F On Board Sound

    That isway out of my price range at $200, I was hoping for something under $100, maybe $120 for the sound card.
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    Need recommendation for good no-bloat music player for large library

    Foobar 2000, which I found out today was still being developed. https://www.foobar2000.org/
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    Upgrades to ROG Strix X470-F On Board Sound

    I built a new PC about 2 years ago and I'm looking to upgrade the sound. I'm currently using the on-board sound on an Asus ROG Strix X470-F. I haven't bought a sound card in about 12 years and the last one I owned was a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1. I have a basic set of desktop...
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    Need a new monitor and my brain hurts. - 03/06/2021 Update, its M day.

    Some of the Slickdeals links only had 1080 monitors until I found this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MQBPMJ2/ref=ewc_pr_img_1?tag=slickdeals&ascsubtag=4e0a112660be11eb80be9298aa0449350INT&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 Is this a decent one? It is a little less expensive than the LGs.
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    Need a new monitor and my brain hurts. - 03/06/2021 Update, its M day.

    I currently have a Samsung Syncmaster S24B240 and a Geforce GTX 1660Ti and I'm looking for a replacement. I've been reading about IPS, VA, bad blacks, good blacks, curves, color gamuts, 1080 vs 1440 and my brain is melting at this point. I don't play competitive gaming although I do...
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