Recent content by Surly

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    Best bang for buck 49 inch? (Light gamer, more for productivity/development (non color corr)

    Ultrawide flanked by a portrait mode display is, imo, the best setup around.
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    LG 48CX

    waiting for those 42" 's...
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    New Samsung Odyssey G9 with MiniLED announced

    Sadly the 32:9 aspect ratio and the 1000r curvature are non-starters for me. Will have to hope and wait for the 42" LG OLED panel.
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    LG 48CX

    was mostly referring to the refresh rate. Price is whatever for me. It all about the size and refresh rate.
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    LG 48CX

    has this been confirmed? because that would be great news.
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    LG 48CX

    No news yet on refresh rate which is critical. Has to be 120hz minimum.
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    The one thing that is very strange (and frustrating) is that OLED laptops have been a thing for at least a few years now and yet there is surprisingly little (re: none that I could find) long term reporting/follow-ups on how they've held up.
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    That's my great fear. Using an OLED tv as your gaming display is one thing. Using it as a total desktop display replacement is another thing entirely. My monitor is in use literally 12-15 hours a day M-F and only slightly less on weekends. I think I read somewhere that LG states their OLED...
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    Looking for 4TB SSD for games...not NVME.

    The main reason i am avoiding SATA SSD's for my new build is DirectX DirectStorage. DirectStorage is coming to PC | DirectX Developer Blog ( Asset streaming from NVME straight to gpu is going to be a very big deal.
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    X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

    I'm not sure why you would want a manufacturer RMA (which would likely be a fix or refurb) vs a brand new sealed exchange from Newegg (which would likely also be a significantly faster turnaround).
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    LG 38WN95C Monitor launched

    The Dell is much easier to get right now... the 38WN95C has been notoriously difficult to get a hold of since release. Myself I lean towards the LG for aesthetics plus the fact it has some actually not awful speakers built in to supplement my headphones. Also, as a policy i dont buy monitors...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    I've been thinking the same since the 5900x availability continues to be a joke months in. The problem is 1) DDR5 platforms are best case a year away 2) Do i really want to be on gen1 of an architecturally new AMD chipset? :eek:
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    Asus denied my warranty due to a 1 inch scratch on the BEZEL...

    Monitors are generally the only hardware I will buy aftermarket warranty for, just to not have to deal with the companies when trying to deal with any support issues.
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    If you could have a 3080 or a 6800XT which would you rather and why?

    3080. Primarily for two reasons: 1) DLSS + Useable (barely) raytracing 2) Superior ancilliary features that I am very interested in (NVENC, RTX Voice) The reality is that whatever I buy will likely be a short term purchase (18-24 months) instead of my usual 4 years. The next gens from both...
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    What new display type are you looking for in 2021?

    Nothing coming that truly ticks all my boxes. I am currently using a 34" ultrawide IPS monitor and really really REALLY do not want to go back to 16:9. Samsung is rumored to be working on an actual OLED monitor in the 32-36" range. Assuming its high refresh (120hz+) I'd have to at least...