Went shopping for gaming screens a few days ago.
Prepare for a deluge of "hand" pictures.
If you are wondering why these two:
-wanted to compare standard IPS vs gaming TN (I have 1080 IPS screens)
-wanted to compare standard IPS vs gaming IPS (I also have 1440p screens)
I also wanted to compare FreeSync vs G-Sync, but I could not find any good FreeSync screens on sale, so I will try again next month. For now, I can still compare Vsync vs Gsync.
Definitely will want to look out for that. I have only had a couple of days with these two screens, and have actually just finished setting everything up today.
Unboxing the Benq.
Testing the screen to check for colour shifting at different angles. For a TN panel, it was actually ok. It was not noticeably worse than the IPS screens, colour-wise... but this was just a quick look-see, not a thorough check.
Setting up a new PC so that the screen can be used on its own for a while. No case yet, so the build is just going to sit on the table till the case arrives.
I need to buy a Gsync screen, and a FreeSync screen, so I need a good nVidia card (already have a 290/290X). Could not really afford anything better, so had to go with the 3.5jeabeas.
This is what the computer looks like. Yes, that is a glass of water.
Wait till you see the Acer PREDATOR KILLER RED SHURIKEN OF DEATH AND NINJA-NESS!
This is the first thing that you pick up. What is this? This is the base. Why did they choose this design?
Ever wanted a boomerang shuriken screen base? Acer has you covered.
Is a real pain to set up properly.
Lots of tweaking with AMA / VT / Strobe phase/ Persistence. Blur busters has good explanations.
This generally leaves you with questionable colors so you then need to calibrate, which is harder with the BBR.
Let us pray that I do not injure anyone with this weapon.
Got a link? It took me a while to set up the Acer, so I am going to look at the Benq tomorrow.
Pic is all the cables in the Acer box.
The screen. It is huge. I have 25" 1440p screens, and 27" is big!
Attaching the stand to the back was pretty easy. Just snaps on.
Attaching the stand to the base took a couple of tries, since you have to get the angle right and rotate the thing. The instructions said to attach the stand to the screen first, but it would have been easier to attach the stand to the base first.
The first thing you notice is that your normal windows move around faster. Mouse is a lot smoother too, at 144Hz.
Later, I moved the screen to the centre. How does it look?
This article (somewhat outdated)
And the following thread is good start (op is not updated check the last page as well)
So far, I have only played a bit of Dota 2, alternately changing the screen settings from 60Hz to 144Hz to see the difference. 144Hz is noticeably smoother, especially when moving the camera around, or following a particular unit.
And that is that, for now. I am going to be using these new screens for a while, and hopefully gain a better understanding of gaming screens!
Any questions for me? Or maybe things to watch out for or investigate?
My FPS is typically between 100-120 in Dota 2. When I first started Dota 2, I still had Vsync on, so that cut FPS in half, to 72. I could not really tell that there was a difference between 60 and 72. It was only after I disabled Vsync that the difference was very clear.
For the 144Hz screen, find a way to turn on the strobe backlight. This anon's post >>52378387 should lead you in the right direction .
As the owner of a monitor with a strobe backlight, the difference is kinda baffling in terms of how smooth motion can be.
You can test comparisons here between on and off once you got it up and running.
Thats good to know.
Im planning a pretty big upgrade. Currently on a gtx 570 and 75hz 900p screen.
Want a 1080p 144hz screen with possibly gtx 980 sli. Or whatever is good at the time. 960 is too weak and im not getting a 970.
>once you got it up and running
I will be honest: I expected this to be plug and play, but it took a while to setup. So if you are buying a gaming screen, give yourself some time to read and test.
1.5k pubtrash. I build SnY on CM.
Maybe on /ck/.
Yeah, it is not very professional.
>not buying 4k
Also do you get review parts?
You can overclock monitors just fine. My UD590 is running at 100Hz (over DP)
Try applying for it at least.
I live in SEA, so I do not know if they are interested in sending stuff halfway across the world. Also, I am happy to point out problems, issues, and flaws that I find in any products. Companies will probably want me to sign something that says: "You must review this as 8/10 or higher or else we will never give you stuff."
Properly set up Blur reduction makes a bigger difference than 144hz for motion clarity.
The Benq's are nice as a review monitor because they generally have the nicest strobe system (certainly the best customization) .
>100-120 FPS this will tear noticeably with BBR enabled
Mid 200s is a nice aim but I haven't managed to get this in dota 2. CSGO works well tho.
Vsync puts you a frame behind.
Do you have a (good) Colorimeter / spectrophotometer? I'd be interested in you results there. Also your observations on high FPS tearing non sync tearing.
DOTA2, and of to the uninstall section you go...
Also, next time you gonna make some shitty picturama , jump naked while juggling chainsaws, this shit is just to boring and slow.
Even for /g/
I haven't used the monitors in this thread. But that Cooler Master case in the OP I own. I was/am very unimpressed by it. I don't know whether it's just not built solidly enough or if it's something else, but it vibrated a lot, making an annoying, pulsating buzzing sound. I suspect the designers were all "Well, we can put the bays in, but really, nobody's gonna put more than one spinning-disc drive in there, right? And surely it'll be 5400 rpms" I tried all sorts of things - putting heavy stuff on top of it, putting putty at joints between piece of the case, rearranging the drives.. - and it still buzzed. I can't believe I fell for the ITX meme. I plugged in an old 32GB SSD and a NIC and run pfsense on it now.
but anyway, all these pics you took, well, I gotta.... hand it to you.
>I can't believe I fell for the ITX meme
The pics that you see of the jumble of PC parts are all meant to go in a mIX case that we ordered. I will then have a better idea of these SFF builds.
>all these pics you took, well, I gotta.... hand it to you.
Hope that they are useful and handy.
Oh yeah. Me, too
I'm gonna wait to see what the other guys have to offer and for how much before I decide to buy anything.
But I figured I can make do with what I got for a few more months.
I bet you don't even have a gaming toilet
Reminder that TheFalcon is a Muslim faggot from Malaysia that has been making money off of ad clicks from retards from /g/ since at least 2011 from his le logical increments guide.
The shekels he used for the gear ITT was most probably /g/monies