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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
The bias lighting is just a USB powered six LED strip made my Antec that's placed on the back of my Swift.
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...
I use the ICC Profile from TFTCentral and the following settings:
Preset Mode: User Mode
I also set my Desktop Gamma to 0.75 thru the nVidia Control Panel.
Those settings look...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...