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    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    For anyone who is thinking about the Viewsonic XG320U or already has one: Apparently this monitor's brightness is gimped from the factory. There is an "Energy Saver" mode that's on by default that cuts the brightness nearly in half. I turned it off and the monitor became a lot more tolerable. I...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    How is the SDR brightness in a bright room during the day? 250 nits seems a little low, but does the increased contrast help in practice?
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    That's unfortunate if that's the case. Not going with 240hz is wasted potential. That being said, I'll still be picking one of these up eventually to replace my 1440p 270hz display because the pros far outweigh the cons, IMO.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    I'm really tempted to get one of these, but I also want to see what the Samsung G8QNB brings to the table before taking the leap. Information seem somewhat sparse on the G8QNB unless I'm missing something.
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    Fractal Torrent

    Having downsized from the larger model I really would not protest to a little extra width. If I had a 3.5" HDD with a 2.5" SSD or two I would have been in for a real challenge. I'm glad that the temps are nearly identical to the full size. GPU temps didn't look as good in the Gamers Nexus...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    Not exactly "solve", but mitigate it. I saw some specialists and had tests, images, etc... done. Lead to nowhere. I play a lot less games now, but I still mouse ~8 hours a day for work. I switch to a left handed vertical mouse when my right wrist feels like it's flaring up. I rest my forearms on...
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    Fractal Torrent

    Glad I went with the steel panel version. Seems like that video confirmed it would been even harder with the extra thickness of TG pressing against the backside cables. It's a shame they don't offer a version with a steel panel on the backside and TG for the front. Or at the very least offer...
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    Fractal Torrent

    Here's my second and slightly less sloppy go at the backside. There is no resistance when closing the back panel now. I pulled many of the cables up through the top by the PSU. Here is the front in case anyone is interested. The photo isn't the greatest, but I got a tiny space and my phone...
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    Fractal Torrent

    Definitely more challenging than the full size. I had to get creative with how the 24 pin was routed to ensure it wasn't on top or behind any of the thicker cables. I also only have M.2 drives, so I imagine SSDs and HDDs would only make it more difficult. That being said it's still not the worst...
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    Fractal Torrent

    I have both the full size Torrent and the Compact now. It was nice having 4x180mm fans in the full size, but it took up too much space in my tiny office. If anyone has a question about their differences, ask me.
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    Player unknown Battlegrounds

    Haha, close enough. People who paid get upgraded to BATTLEGROUNDS Plus:
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    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    I picked up the Viewsonic XG320U. I got it for text sharpness and window space for coding. For that purpose it's great. When I play slow paced games on the side I can't help but feel disappointed, however. The SDR brightness isn't bright enough during the day in my office. The contrast looks...
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    Odyssey G7, stop me before I pull the trigger

    I'd recommend the ASUS 27" XG27AQM. It's 1440p/270hz with great color accuracy:
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    How much do you get out of Videogames today?

    I don't get a whole lot out of big studio games anymore. I feel like modern AAA gaming is missing so much of the charm and ingenuity of older games. I don't think it's just nostalgia. So many people who developed amazing games during the PC "golden age" are either out the industry, diluted by a...
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    Do Lan Parties happen any more?

    I haven't been to a LAN party in 20 years. I had an Antec full tower case and a 19" CRT. Hauling them around made lifting weights in high school gym class a breeze. :LOL:
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    iPhone XR WiFi issues after unlocking

    Update for anyone who experiences this: Disabling WiFi assist under the cellular settings seems to have fixed my issue. It claims it kicks in when WiFi connectivity is poor, but I am literally sitting 4ft away from my router with full signal strength. 🤷‍♂️
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    iPhone XR WiFi issues after unlocking

    The issue is definitely back. It's odd in that I'll get a notification for something, unlock my phone, and then it says it's connected to WiFi but internet is not available. I'd say that my router is a potential weak point, but this has happened on two different routers and my wife's iPhone 8...
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    iPhone XR WiFi issues after unlocking

    So far so good. I had one instance where the issue seemed like it reoccurred, but I wasn't sure if it was an issue with my mail app. I'm going to hope it doesn't pop up again. I have NordVPN so I'm actually wondering if I set it back up will the issue will come back consistently. I always left...
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    Fractal Torrent

    You can also set up 4x 180mm fans. It got rid of some annoying motor noise that was bothering me from the 140mm fans at lower RPMs. YMMV. Fitting those 180mm fans on the bottom is tight, however. I almost wasn't able to do it. Now all I hear is a gentle whoosh noise as the fans spin up. Very...
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    iPhone XR WiFi issues after unlocking

    I'll give a reset a shot. Everything is backed up.
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    Fractal Torrent

    I had an Arctic Freezer 280mm in my last case and switched to the Noctua NH-D15 for the Torrent. No regrets.
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    iPhone XR WiFi issues after unlocking

    Not sure if anyone else has this issue with iPhones, but the WiFi on my XR won't work for about 10-15 seconds after unlocking the phone. I'll get a notification (like new email), open up the email app, and then it stalls for a few seconds before it either times out or finally reconnects. If I...
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    Secret Ports on Gamecube

    I sold my George Foreman launch edition PS3 with the original box, manual, and controller a few years ago for cheap. I know in a few years when that generation gets nostalgic the price is going to shoot up. Lesson is never sell your game consoles if you have the storage room. :( If you happen to...
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    Secret Ports on Gamecube

    I looked them up on eBay and my god those cables are expensive now. I'll be holding on to them for a while longer :LOL:
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    Fractal Torrent

    I bought one of these a few weeks ago. It didn't take long to get a replacement fan hub from Fractal. It's easily one of the best cases I've ever bought. Some of the lowest temps I've seen on air (CPU and GPU). I used to own a FT02 and FT05. Some of my nitpicks: Tempered glass is on both...
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    1440p or 4K - What's the best option right now?

    I'm in a similar boat with the difference of I have a dual monitor setup right now: a 1440p 144hz display and a 1080p 360hz display. After getting used to the 360hz display for gaming, the motion clarity and input smoothness is really hard to beat. You can tell the difference between 144hz and...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    My update after a few weeks of trying some new things: I did the exercises in the video, but things were hit or miss improvement wise. I was still subconsciously gripping the mouse too hard during tense moments even when I tried not to. It got pretty bad with the Starlight 12 so I went back to...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    Thanks for the video recommendation. I tried those exercises and I actually had a decent day in terms of pain levels yesterday. The tai chi motion and the waiter's exercise definitely caused more pain on my mousing side. I had a visit with the other specialist for a second opinion and he...
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I managed to nab an EVGA XC3 3090 from Best Buy today. The first time I got it in the cart it said I couldn't checkout because it was unavailable for pickup and delivery. I gave up and then it popped back in stock about an hour later. I was able to set up a pickup. It was a BB in downstate NY...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    Seems like grip tension is the most likely cause right now. I actually just had a follow-up appointment with the orthopedic doctor. He said the most likely diagnosis is tendonitis, but he's referring me to another doctor for a second opinion. I'm going to try to take it easy for a few days and...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    I'm not sure how effective this would be since I rest my whole forearm on the desk during gaming. It does bring my arm out of a 90 degree alignment with my body, though so maybe not the best position ergonomically. The chair came with arms so I can always put them back on. Already do ;) I'm...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    I'll try to answer questions and comments in order: 400 DPI. I try to normalize the sensitivity in all FPS games to the equivalent to CS:GO's value of 2.1. ~50cm/360. At that value I have to use my arm. I do make small adjustments with my fingers and wrist for precision. However, when I was...
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    Bad mouse grip leading to chronic pain?

    I've been PC gaming since the mid 90s, but over the past few years I've been encountering some chronic pain in my right hand and wrist (no numbness or tingling) that is not going away no matter what I do. I've seen a doctor and I've tried long breaks, various stretches and exercises, arthritis...
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    I have one from 9/17 7:55AM that hasn't sent out yet.
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    What was your 1st 3D video card ?

    3dfx Voodoo Banshee - Quantum 3D Raven
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    Thoughts on 240hz IPS Monitors

    I tried the MAG251RX and I really loved how responsive it was. The motion blur reduction introduced too much strobe crosstalk for me, however. I ended up returning it because I really couldn't go back to 1080p from 1440p. The blurriness was too much for my eyes :(. I'm also older and less...
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    Which generation of gamer are you?

    Early millennial here. Had an NES, but the SNES released a few months after I got one. First PC was a 486DX2 running Windows 3.1.
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    I updated my drivers to 417.22. Now the Columbia level has blocky shadow-looking artifacts all over the screen. It still only affects that one level.
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    I certainly would not discount the issues I have been experiencing as driver issues. All my other games run perfectly fine other than some strange 2-10 second pauses I experienced every now and then in Destiny 2. But I stopped playing that so no worries there! It's just peculiar that lowering...
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    Just chiming in with my experience. My RTX 2080 Ti keeps crashing to desktop in Hitman 2 on a specific level (Santa Fortuna) with an nvlddmkm stopped responding error in the Windows event log. Underclocking the GPU stops the crashing.
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