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    Re: Computer Hardware, Systems and Building

    Yo people, this thread needs a revival and I actually have a question. Anyone here has good knowledge about specs to look for in a gaming monitor? Apart from the "go for low ms and high Hz".

    For instance this one:
    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/deskto....html#longDesc

    Looks like an ideal gaming monitor. Super low response time, the ideal Hz (120+ instead of the standard 60) etc. Is there anything it lacks? I can't really find any better options in terms of specs I know about vs price at my national delivery sites. It's also slightly cheaper on my sites than on the English one I linked.
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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    I have no idea, how the monitor is in terms of price, but I know that in terms of specs and tech is a good one...

    LED monitors usually have less power consumption, and yet the colours and contrasts are better than the traditional LCD ones, so that's good...other than that, full HD is pretty cool, even though there aren't so many games that can offer that capability, but it's good for movies...

    Perhaps you might refine your search and look for something with lower power consumption...LED is generally cool with that, but it's still a big monitor so, you might check that...

    Otherwise looking at it it's a good investment too...if there's something similar, but cheaper, then go for that, if not, this one looks good enough IMO

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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    I want it that big (24") since I'm going to use it for gaming etc. I don't want bigger, and I don't think I want a smaller one either.

    In terms of power consumption I don't care for at least another year, since I have a set price monthly which includes electricity, broadband etc. (student deal), however since I'm at my last year of my Master's I'll likely find a non-student apartment next year, so maybe power consumption should be a small focus. It's something I didn't think about at all to be honest.

    The thing is, as far as I've searched, it's the best monitor with very low response time (ms) combined with high hz, given the price. Most monitors around that price have 60hz. The thing is I can get a pretty "close" monitor, say with 4ms or maybe even 2ms, but with 60hz for almost half the price. The thing is I honestly don't know how big the difference from 60 to 120hz is. So if anyone could enlighten me a little at that front it'd be great.
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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    Interesting read on SSD development. Samsung’s V-NAND: Hitting the Reset Button on NAND Scaling. I suppose this is the answer I was wondering about on how SSD will move forward.

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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    Since this thread is kinda dead atm, I guess I'll post a pic of my 6 year old system recently moved into a comfy new case (also replaced gfx card and finally upgraded to a SSD)


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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    The case - is it atx or btx design?

    I have a btx case, younger brother changed the old atx case.

    I must say I prefer the BTX model. Do you have any preference?

    How's the SSD? I haven't made the jump to SSD (yeah I know neeewb)

    but while at a tech hardware store I've seen a hybrid version.


    SSD With standard HDD. Anyone heard anything on these babies?
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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    it's an ATX Case: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbid...orsair+air+540

    I've not worked with BTX form factor before. Primarily just ATX and micro ATX.

    The SSD was the best addition I've made to my system. Boot time was cut to only 15-20 seconds after installing. The Fusion drives I've not worked with yet, but I've heard good things.

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    Nice case and design - yeah the fusion one seems like a good option to just have the OS on for fast boot time.
    Whenever I see new stuff like this, I want to get my hands on it lol.


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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    thats the same kind of tech addiction i have...its hard to temper xD

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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    I could use some advice.

    So in a display of extremely poor judgment I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (shoulda known better). Naturally various graphics driver related unpleasantness ensued. Long story short I finally got my onboard graphics working but my PCIe card a Geforce GTX 560 has gone dark and, since it's PCIe, installing it disables integrated graphics resulting in black screen (can't even access the boot menu)

    So basically does anybody happen to know if there's a way to prioritize integrated graphics over PCIe so I try to can figure out what in holy hell windows 8.1 did to my graphics card?
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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    thats a tough one...you happen to have the error log? did this happen on 8 also or just 8.1?

    to prioritize onboard over discrete, the option is usually in bios. usually gives the option of onboard vs pci-e, but that depends on the bios...

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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    What Sai Said - you probably or most likely have to check the bios stetting.

    Hmmm... take out the pcie card that you added and your pc should load normally? Check if you can access the bios - choose the pci-e option if available. Shutdown then add the pci-e card back and see if that resolves the issue.

    I switched back to windows 7 - I heard that windows 8.1 was supposedly a smoother transition and some issues or flaws were fixed.
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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    I'm on windows 8.1. I did have to upgrade my graphic card though since my old Radeon card kept having driver issues. it was a 4870 iirc.

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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    I wonder what other differences does Windows 8.1 have compared to the regular Windows 8 (aside from the Start button returning?). Whenever I visit the Store on my PC I always see that big offer to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free. Should I really do it?

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    Re: PC Hardware, Building, and Advice

    I've heard from other's that there is some good improvement and smoother transition in the upgrade to 8.1.

    I personally have not experienced windows 8 much since I reverted back to 7and never tried the upgrade.

    Perhaps Sai or some other 8 users can chime in on this.


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