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    I just found out pascal supports 4k netflix streaming through the windows app and edge

    Go to bed, old man :D I learned Pascal in college, so I'm an olds too.
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    Studios Blame Rotten Tomatoes for Ruining Summer Movies

    I'm really sad to see this site employs a writer who uses "SJW" as a pejorative. I guess I'll stay away from the news page and stick to the equipment forums.
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    Project Scorpio Chip Revealed

    So I'm assuming native 4K is out of the question since even standalone vid cards struggle with it?
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    Why are 120Hz TVs better?

    I haven't seen a guy get beat down that badly since Rodney King.
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    Haswell leaking pricing and model info.

    Some serious fuzzy math going on here :D DrinkTea is right.
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    Haswell leaking pricing and model info.

    Also what about motherboards? Always a dicey proposition to get a motherboard with the features you want at a price you're willing to pay when a new socket launches. Might be a few more months before all that stabilizes a bit.
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    Newegg: MSI Z77A Dragon + Intel i5 3570K Combo - $55 OFF

    Bought everything and went with a 212 Evo cooler. Very excited to finally have an up to date system again, just in time for Haswell to come out in a few months :D After limping along with a Q6600 for almost 5 years I couldn't care less. Thanks again!
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    Newegg: MSI Z77A Dragon + Intel i5 3570K Combo - $55 OFF

    Thank you so much for this heads-up. I was holding out for a CPU+mobo combo deal with eSATA and this looks perfect for me. RAM is 10% off too (at least one RAM package is 15% off), so it might finally be time for me to bit the bullet to upgrade my ancient Q6600. Now I just need to research...
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    Monoprice 30" IPS Pro Monitor

    Gotcha. I'm glad it's not glossy but based on all the complaints about Dell's AG coating I sure hope Martha is right that it's somewhere between that and glossy.
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    Monoprice 30" IPS Pro Monitor

    You're welcome.
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    Monoprice 30" IPS Pro Monitor

    Just adding another voice to everybody looking forward to some reviews. Been waiting for a monitor like this for a long time now. Is it confirmed wide gamut? I really hope not.
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    Go with new upgrade or wait?

    Won't Socket 1155 be EOL once Haswell comes out? If you reckon you'll always have to upgrade mobo and RAM every time you upgrade your CPU anyway then no problem getting on 1155 right now, but otherwise I think there's a lot to be said for waiting for Haswell and Socket 1150. I'd say definitely...
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    The Apple Tax: America's Costly Obsession

    The salad days are over since they've gone to a new connector. But good on them for keeping the same connector for so long. It shows they understand the value of a robust 3rd party accessory ecosystem--something that a lot of other manufacturers could learn from.
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    The Apple Tax: America's Costly Obsession

    Hmm... I thought "Apple tax" was the extra you paid for the Apple logo compared to a similarly spec-ed product from another manufacturer.
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    Humble Bundle 6 is up

    SPAZ is awesome.
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    Nixeus Vue 27" ISP Display 2560*1440

    Er... yes? Is this a trick question? :D
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    ZR2740W vs. Glossy IPS?

    I read the Google Translated version but I'm sure I'm not getting the full detail so I'm going straight to the source :) I'm ok with matte or semi-glossy so I don't care about that. What I do care about is the OSD. Reviews on the old ZR2740w state that it doesn't have an OSD, but I see that...
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    Dell U3011 Debezelled - Tutorial

    Holy [H], Batman! Not for the faint of heart.
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    Nixeus Vue 27" ISP Display 2560*1440

    So is this super glossy, semi glossy, or some other level of glossy? Heh... so hard to describe glossiness--need a glossiness index. I could probably live with semi-gloss, but a true glossy monitor would be a real problem as I have a window right behind my seating position at my desk. Does...
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    is 27" really necessary?

    I agree. It's a game of pass the buck between OS, programmers, and monitor manufacturers. I'd love to see super high res monitors--honestly, I would. But right now with the current state of scaling it would be a waste of money for me. It's probably going to take the clout of somebody like...
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    is 27" really necessary?

    In response to that I'll just quote what I wrote earlier: Again I'm not interested in whose fault it is. The fact is this is the world we live in and the experience isn't anywhere near seamless yet. For some that's ok, but for others it's not. It is what it is. The way I see it there are...
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    is 27" really necessary?

    Proper-ish. If you zoom in a browser the site will scale up and look fine but the browser menus, icons, etc. won't. Same with editors. It's a mish-mash of good, bad, and ugly.
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    is 27" really necessary?

    Maybe programs disregard it because it's cumbersome to program for? Regardless I'm not interested in pointing the finger at either Windows or applications. The point is that the current environment isn't ultra high-res friendly at all. Until that changes there's no point in going beyond...
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    is 27" really necessary?

    3 catleaps = 7680x1440, not 7680x4320. 9 catleaps = 7680x4320! I agree that bezels are bothersome for multi-monitor gaming.
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    is 27" really necessary?

    At that dot pitch you'll be sitting 6 inches away from your screen to be able to read anything. Until font scaling in Windows (and I assume OS X as well, although I don't use it) improves dramatically there's no sense in going higher than 2560x1440 at 27", which some people already find...
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    Dell U2713 coming soon

    I keep toying with the idea of a 27" since they're relatively cheap for the high res you get, but yeah--realistically the resulting text would be too small for me for all day use. I'm usually at about 2 feet away from my monitors. I'd probably just about get away with a 30" 2560x1600 though...
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    Dell U2713 coming soon

    Wow this thing weighs almost exactly the same as my 24"--it's 12.35 lbs. vs. 12.2 lbs. so only a tiny bit more. Good to know that my existing LCD mount arm would work with it. sRGB gamut, light AG coating, power efficient--it's got a lot going for it. Now if we can just find out the price in...
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    is 27" really necessary?

    Minor correction: I was on a 26" 1920x1200, not 27". So a 26" 1920x1200, which is very similar in dot pitch, is also ass? Like I said, we're such snobs here at [H] :D
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti at High AA Settings Review @ [H]

    In the name of all that is holy, please capitalize!!! :D
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    is 27" really necessary?

    At 1080p also? Sure why not, if you don't mind sitting even closer. Man we're such snobs here at [H] :D I was on a 27" 1920x1200 for a few years and it was great. I'm actually on a 24" now because of better input choices, but 27" 1920x1200 wasn't bad. Or are you just talking about the...
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    Dell U2713 coming soon

    Hope you have good eyesight. Text is going to be pretty small at that distance.
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    ASUS PB278Q 1440p IPS (PLS Panel)

    Before I put my foot in my mouth, did you calibrate both monitors on the same system with the same calibration device and software? Just trying to get to the bottom of what it was that you saw and why the difference.
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    is 27" really necessary?

    No. If you're like the OP and have the flexibility to sit closer to the monitor, a 23" 1080p will look just like a 27" 1080p if you sit at the right distance. Personally I can't think of any reason to go with a bigger monitor at the same resolution if you can adjust your distance to the...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti at High AA Settings Review @ [H]

    Thanks for clarifying. Makes perfect sense. So really this is more of an esoteric article narrowly addressing the bandwidth issue (or non-issue, as it turns out), and people looking for all-around card comparisons should look elsewhere.
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti at High AA Settings Review @ [H]

    Asking for identical clocks is silly, but asking for a level playing field isn't. 7950 has a lot of headroom for OC, so if it's going to be compared against a non-reference OC-ed 660 Ti then I'd like to see the 7950 OC-ed as well. I understand the logic of comparing out-of-the-box performance...
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    Nvidia GTX 660 Ti Detailed

    Awesome summary link, thanks!
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    Nvidia GTX 660 Ti Detailed

    A 2600K will choke a 660 Ti ???
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    Nvidia GTX 660 Ti Detailed

    Could be. Has anybody pushed the 660 Ti yet to see how high it goes though? Kind of a question mark until then. You can get an Asus for $299 right now at Newegg. I don't think a $20 price drop would make it a no-brainer.
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    Nvidia GTX 660 Ti Detailed

    They never make it easy, do they? Numbers I've seen put it as definitely better than a 7870, and better or worse than a 7950 depending on the game but not by a huge margin either way most of the time. I'd say this card is solidly in the ballpark of the 7950, not the 7870. Nice!
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    Nvidia GTX 660 Ti Detailed

    Yeah, SLI is another consideration. Straight up single card vs. single card though, and it looks like the 660 Ti is a really good choice.
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