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  1. gigasmack

    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    I recently went all Team Red, so I changed up my case and loop. Currently running a 5900X and an 6900 XT as my Gaming PC. The bottom system is a dedicated Plex Server/Streaming PC with an 8700K. Both systems are in a Phanteks Pro 2.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Thank you. I'm a huge Godzilla nerd, and my wife got me these reprints as a gift. The Heisei era was the best!
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    With the purchase of a 5900X and an RX 6900 XT, I had to get a freesync monitor. So I switched from an ASUS PG279Q to the new 240hz Alienware AW2721D. I'm quite happy with it so far. Although, seeing all these Ultrawide monitors in here really makes me miss mine. That small monitor at the...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Updated desk setup. It's an IKEA desktop on Alex drawers. Ultrawide is an Alienware AW3418DW (1440p). The smaller monitor below is a 13.3" (1080p) monitor.
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    Natural selection 2

    I loved playing it when it was more popular. However, I'm not sure if this was everyone's experience, but I dealt with a lot of toxicity. Made me not want to even attempt to try Commander, let alone really play the game. It was bad on both sides. You'd have a dickhead Commander, or you'd...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Yeah, it does look good. I'm pretty tempted to try painting mine now.
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Thank you. I'm quite happy with how this turned out.
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Here's my dual system water cooled build. The bottom mATX is my Gaming system, and the ITX up top is a Plex Server/Streaming PC. My gaming system has an 8700k @ 4.9Ghz (All Cores) @1.31v. 32GB of 3600Mhz DDR4 and a 1080Ti with a modest overclock (2025Mhz). The ITX system has a 6700k @ 4.2Ghz...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    I can't tell from this angle, but maybe they're going to mount the card vertically?
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I'm running two 1080's in SLI now, but I briefly ran a single 1080 card with my PG278Q. I don't play a wide array of games but Overwatch, Doom, and World of Warcraft ran great. I had to reduce a little of the eye candy in Doom, but overall, it still looked good and ran well.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    While I agree to an extent, I feel that the move from TN to IPS, along with the jump in resolution is in fact an upgrade. Of course, I am still trying to get used to the move from 144Hz, but all the games I've played still look good at 60Hz with G-Sync.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Should I go buy a Logitech mouse so I don't have to hear this over and over again? I like their stuff, get over it.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    I just upgraded to an Acer Predator XB271HK and I'm really digging 4K. The much needed Windows scaling at 150% is a drag with some app/websites, but games look absolutely amazing on this thing! ...and here is my ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q, which has been placed in the corner until I can find a...
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    Are there any 16x9 or 16x10 30 or 32" monitors with 144hz refresh?

    Closet thing you're going to find are the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q and the PG279Q. They're both unfortunately 27", not your desired 30"+. But I have a PG278Q and I absolutely love it, I could never go back to a non G-Sync monitor.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I've gone one step further and reduced the Desktop Gamma within the nVidia Control Panel to 0.75. I think that it further helps the looks of the displayed images. I also invested in an Antec bias light LED strip that I put on the back of the monitor. This is quite honestly the best thing that...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    My mouse looks almost identical to a DeathAdder, but it's the charging station for my wireless Razer Mamba.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    The bias lighting is just a USB powered six LED strip made my Antec that's placed on the back of my Swift. http://store.antec.com/led-lighting/accent-lighting-green.html The round thing in front of my microphone is a pop filter. I don't have my mic mounted on an arm, so I just have the pop...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Recently upgraded a few things, and I put a night shot.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I use the ICC Profile from TFTCentral and the following settings: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm Brightness: 20 Contrast: 50 R: 100 G: 100 B: 100 Preset Mode: User Mode I also set my Desktop Gamma to 0.75 thru the nVidia Control Panel. Those settings look...
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    This was recorded on my Swift. It's not Rocket League, but it's of the flame effect of Pureblood Fire Hawk which has transparency. https://youtu.be/9FVtz4dTX5Q
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    So I wanted to test on my Swift after looking at a few YouTube videos. So I went out to Zangarmarsh and had Blacksting hit me while I zoomed it on it's wings. I didn't observe any pixel shift vertical lines whatsoever.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I primarily play WoW and BF4 on my Swift, and I've never seen pixel mapping issues with fast movement on my monitor. I've had it for over a year now, no issues outside an occasional lazy green pixel that will go away if I gently rub the screen.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I purchased my wife an UltraSharp U2414H after she saw the small bezel on my ROG Swift. It's an IPS, so you know it looks good, but my Swift is no slouch. Of course, it doesn't look as good, but it's about the best that you can get with a TN and the 8-bit panel. I absolutely love the monitor...
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    Bezel & BLB

    My wife and I both have slim bezel monitor and I've never noticed BLB on either panel. I have a ASUS ROG Swift, which I primarily use for gaming. My wife has a Dell Ultrasharp U2414H for photography and school. Of course, maybe we just got really good units, but overall, ours are about perfect.
  25. gigasmack

    Post Your Workstations 2015

    I still need to paint my office, but here is my current rig. I am a Razer fan, and most everything peripheral wise is Razer. I'm running an ASUS Swift and two GTX 980 to power the resolution.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    ASUS ROG Swift (PG278Q) It's still going strong after 8 months. I really like this setup a lot, and I doubt that I could go back to a non G-Sync monitor after using this one for so long.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Those look like ASUS ROG Swift's
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I just tried playing Quake at 1920x1080 windowed and G-Sync was working. Settings Timedemo demo2
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    The included DP cable that came with my monitor has been working fine.
  30. gigasmack

    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    Thanks so much! I'm still using the TFTCentral ICC and their recommended brightness and contrast settings. I initially adjusted the gamma in the nVidia CP to 0.80, but I had to lower it to 0.75 to get the gamma picture on that site to be completely grey. It does look better with these settings.
  31. gigasmack

    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    Do you have a how-to? I'd be interested in trying it out. I'm just using the TFTCentral recommended settings and ICC at the moment. Sorry, that was poorly worded... I know how to change the gamma, just wanted to see if you had a site or link to someone who's already tested it out. I just...
  32. gigasmack

    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I'm four months in on mine and it's still working like a champ. Not sure if I will eventually run into issues, but I'll be sure to post an update if anything happens.
  33. gigasmack

    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I bought mine in February 2015, and I've been very happy with mine. It was manufactured in November 2014.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    That sucks, but with stocks being what they as of late, you should be able to get a replacement without a long wait. My Swift has been pretty flawless since I got it. I did get a stuck pixel on mine after about eight hours, but I was able to activate it with a little pressure. It's been about...
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I using the TFTCentral ICC profile as well as their recommended brightness, contrast, and RGB settings. It did make it look better from the stock settings.
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    ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

    I also recently upgraded to an ASUS Swift, and I've been very happy with it. I do agree with Exyia on the coating, and I'd say that it's about the same as what's on my wife's 24" Dell Ultrasharp. It arrived with zero dead pixels, but after about a days worth of use, I had a stuck green pixel...
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    I recently purchased an ASUS Swift (PG278Q). Mine arrived in perfect condition, not a single dead or stuck pixel. I've only had it for a few days, but G-sync is just amazing.
  38. gigasmack

    Post your Mouse and Keyboard pics

    I agree!
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    Now they're too small on my 21:9 monitor ;)
  40. gigasmack

    New Silverstone FT02

    I'm using a Corsair 1000 HX PSU in mine. I don't have any weird or quirky clearance issues.
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