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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Someone did modify their monitor to retrofit a fan but I am warning you - it isn't pretty. Reddit Thread Pics
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Thank you again for running that test. That was very helpful information! I can understand where you are coming from but I don't have a typical gaming PC. Mine runs nearly silent at all times and this fan is far louder than I expected based on the user feedback I read. As mentioned before, it...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Yes, that should definitely do it. If you wouldn't mind I would greatly appreciate you testing that out. If the fan noise is appreciably better, I am pretty sure the DW goes back for the DWF.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    On the DW, the fan noise ramps up the longer you have light colored content on the screen. For example, when I am working I often have a google doc window snapped to each side or a google doc + Jira + an ide. This will eventually cause the monitor to reach obnoxious levels but it starts off...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    This aligns with my impression as well. I received the AW3423DW five days ago with the newer M0B102 firmware and the fan noise is bad enough that I am heavily considering returning it even though the monitor is quite impressive outside of that. If I am working on anything that includes light...
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    HardOCP.com: Status Quo is No Mo

    You made the decision you felt was right for your business and I can respect that. Whether or not it was the right decision in the long run, well, only you can decide that. My comment also wasn't in relation to your perception of the quality of the content. It was the link between your opinion...
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    HardOCP.com: Status Quo is No Mo

    I am glad you jumped in here Axman, because this mirrors my thoughts in a lot of different respects. Content quality and entertainment value matter. I have tech YouTube videos that I watched 5+ years ago that still stick out in my mind. I can't say anything similar for the hundreds and hundreds...
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    HardOCP.com: Status Quo is No Mo

    Part of my point was that the advertising and influencing have always been present in hardware reviews and other content, it is just morphing. My daughter has never seen a TV commercial (like many kids) but I sure as hell saw a lot of them growing up. She has certainly consumed other content...
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    HardOCP.com: Status Quo is No Mo

    This is probably not a popular take on here, but content is being created in a more interesting and digestible format which broadens the audience. I can recommend my 12 year old nephew to Watch a Linus video and he will stick with it because it is kind of silly and entertaining, but he will also...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti’s GA102-225 GPU Leaked

    You are always going to have the group of people that get horribly offended when someone is selling something over MSRP. I don't reasonably expect anyone to sell a 3080 for anything near MSRP when they could make an extra thousand dollars selling it elsewhere. As much as I selfishly would love...
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    Apple knew it was selling defective MacBook displays, judge concludes

    Absolutely wise to skip the butterfly keyboard generation. I would argue that you should likely continue to skip the MacBook Pro 16 until the big boy M1 chip hits the lineup. I have one provided by work and it is a fantastic laptop let down by Apple's thermal management and Intel's processors...
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    FS Water fittings

    Sent you a PM yesterday
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    LG 48CX

    RUIPRO sells 3ft / 6ft / 10ft 48Gbps fiber cables. The cost is crazy and I have no experience with the 48Gbps cables from them but they are available from a reputable provider. I personally own two of the RUIPRO 18Gbps cables and it has historically been the most recommended fiber cable on...
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    LG 48CX

    Really interesting! Do you happen to have a link to that youtube video? I wonder if that is some preshadowing to trying to get full 4k120hz working with these fiber optic cables. One other thing I just noticed, RUIPRO does actually offer the 8K cables and I would consider them a trusted brand...
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    LG 48CX

    As far as I know, they really don't have HDMI fiber optic cables that short at this time. I see some available on Amazon, but it depends on how much you trust these no-name vendors.
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    LG 48CX

    HDMI cables are a crapshoot. I always chuckle to myself when people talk about how it is digital and it either works or it doesn't. Those people have not dealt with long runs or high bandwidth HDMI needs and experienced very inconsistent behavior or just flat out unexplainable stuff. I ended up...
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    LG 48CX

    It is a paid solution, but DisplayFusion does have "Window Position Profiles" which would allow you to hotkey a window arrangement. This is really cool, thanks for posting that. I think I will borrow it and modify it to accept a specific hotkey interaction.
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    LG 48CX

    I was one of those individuals who was personally bothered by the VA cone effect but never really noticed it with OLEDs. I do only own large OLEDs though and don't sit particularly close so that could certainly be contributing.
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    Nvidia eclipses Intel as most valuable U.S. chipmaker

    Nvidia has been a very fruitful stock for me. I started buying shares in 2006 (8800 era) and have been continuing to acquire when the timing seems right. The most recent big push I made was in 2015 when they started releasing more information about investing in AI for driverless cars. AMD has...
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    LG 48CX

    Popped into Costco today for some grocery shopping and they have the 55 and 65CX in store now, but not the 48CX unfortunately. I asked the electronics rep and they were not sure if they would get the 48CX. On a somewhat related note, I have a 55C9 in my office within the exchange window at...
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    Comprehensive Core i9-10900K Review Leaked: Suggests Intel Option Formidable

    This definitely sparked some self-reflection on my use of [H]ard over the years. I was much younger, less established, and had significantly less spare income when I initially started browsing these forums. I was certainly in the camp of trying to achieve the most bang for my buck in the early...
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    Nvidia Reinvents GPU, Blows Previous Generation Out of the Water: A100 Big Ampere

    That is some crazy transistor density. Nvidia right now
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    Intel 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-S Desktop CPU Pricing

    Hopefully the mounting mechanism for the CPU cooling will remain the same even if the socket changes.
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    Samsung to stop (monitor) LCD production - Focuses on quantum dot OLEDs

    Screen size is really the big distinction at this point for me. I am somewhat apprehensive about replacing my gaming PC's monitor setup with the CX OLED because 48" is still a bit too large for a "desktop monitor" with my current office setup. I will still likely go through with it because...
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    Samsung to stop (monitor) LCD production - Focuses on quantum dot OLEDs

    I have 3 OLED TV's in my house now and currently one is functioning as a fourth monitor for my workstation setup (55C9). I don't have burn in on any of them and one was purchased in 2013 or 2014 (5EA9800) and used heavily as an auxiliary monitor. I am strongly considering replacing my gaming...
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    LG plugs NVIDIA G-Sync into its 2019 OLED TVs

    It depends on the games for me. For example, I played Control at a lower resolution because I felt like the ray tracing made a bigger difference in atmosphere than the increased resolution. Rocket League also gets a special dispensation for me running at 1440p 120hz. That game really doesn't...
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC November 5th

    This is certainly true - the world building is truly something special. I just wish it didn't play so kludgy. I started playing RDR2 after just finishing Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War and it felt downright oppressive to actually "play" in comparison. With that said, I may still purchase it...
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    LG plugs NVIDIA G-Sync into its 2019 OLED TVs

    I went through a calibration exercise with the isf Expert (Bright Room) mode using Calman with an i1display pro when I first got the b7. The initial calibration was actually quite good and it only required small tweaks that were hardly noticeable. I always have lighting on in the living room as...
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    LG plugs NVIDIA G-Sync into its 2019 OLED TVs

    This is more or less what I have been waiting for. I currently have two of the recent best "gaming" monitors and I still spend most of my time playing on my OLED. This is just the cherry on top for me.
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    I appreciate the enthusiasm. I am just surprised that no one posted pictures of the infamous chroma subsampling test at various resolutions. https://www.rtings.com/images/test-materials/2017/chroma-444.png
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    I don't personally have it so I was basing it off of rtings comments and some posts I have read. Owner's like yourself would certainly know better. Is that information out of date or are they saying you can display it correctly in PC mode? It is certainly possible that it was fixed with...
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    HOT: Samsung 2018 55" "BFGD" 120hz @ 1440p with HDR CHEAP @ 799.99 or, Open Box $679 Best Buy ht

    Some interesting newer options out there at this point. The new Samsung TV's (Q90 series) seem to support 1440p @ 120hz (but not in 4:4:4) which is similar to the one recommended here. It also now natively supports 4K @ 120hz even without an HDMI 2.1 device present. The C9 OLED range natively...
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    Is a 5Ghz Ryzen Cpu coming?

    I appreciate how you hand picked bits and pieces of my post when I addressed literally everything you wanted to rant about. I would really prefer that you reread my post as I think you missed some of the details. 1. Majority does not mean "everyone" 2. I specifically outlined a simple scenario...
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    Is a 5Ghz Ryzen Cpu coming?

    That is what amuses me about this comparison. I suspect that the majority of the people justifying a Ryzen 3xxx purchase based on IPC mostly just play games. If you try to bring that up, they get incredibly defensive and claim that you see zero gains at x resolution or x settings when the Intel...
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    HWUB:Radeon RX 5700 XT Overclocked, RTX 2080-Like Performance?

    Yes, he is definitely a troll and should be ignored. Well said - we knew that AMD was going to target the mid range and they settled in well. Hopefully they can bring some pricing competition to the top end in the future so I don't have to sell my remaining kidney for the next top end card.
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    Poll: AMD RX 5700 Series vs NVidia RTX Super. Which gets your money?

    This whole thread is just so bizarre. Typically companies do a better job of hiring more believable "social media influencers" :ROFLMAO: I will be sitting out the AMD GPU party for a while since I don't tend to buy mid range GPUs. The AMD processors on the other hand...
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    New AMD Navi RX 3080 "XT"- "Pro" / 3070 Info

    This more or less aligns with the expectations set directly by AMD in previous announcements. Somehow, that doesn't completely eliminate the disappointment.
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I can only say that I tried and was not successful. Could be a knowledge issue, but every relevant post I found while searching was in relation to advanced format drives (which also support 512e).
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    I don't believe that will work because of the lack of 512e on these drives.
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