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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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