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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    The more I think about it the more I think I agree - never really been a fan of curved monitors.
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    I have been working on frame capping and other settings with some minor improvements but nothing "game changing" - I think my monitor just sucks. What are opinions on this for 230$? https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Monitor-Display-Response-DisplayPort/dp/B09S5ZZ5V7 Im leaning towards VA panel...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Yeah playing with that, good advice :) Hrm. I have owned Nvidia and AMD (well actually back when ATI) and have for the most part had best luck with NVIDIA. Haha I remember the voodoo days! Yes I always try for DP over HDMI when I can. Audio over hdmi.... pthhhhhh Thanks for the input :)
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    dfgsdfg Yes I have noticed this for quite some time, seems to be a PITA. OMG you are so right - ALWAYS wondered why a console with shatty specs can look better than a PC. Does seem to be partly due to controller analog sticks motion speed is just a joke compared to a mouse. Okay something to...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Thank you everyone for the great info! I agree OLED might be overboard for me but I am indeed on the fence about VA vs IPS. If Im going to spend a chunk of change inky blacks are a big deal for me. (I know thats OLED but Im not sure I want to go "crazy" $ wise just for casual gaming) I used to...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Oh. Like you make alot of money off gsync/freesync licensing or some other licensing? Wasnt saying licensing in general was stupid just that its silly that basically the same VRR tech under different names cost different amounts.
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Thanks. From what I have read its basically a (stupid) licensing thing. I am assuming the support for gsync/freesync/activesync is done on the hardware side vs software? Thanks again GoldenTiger.
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Nice, thanks! - with an nvidia card do I have to get specially gsync or can I can rely on it working with AMD freesync? (I know thats a common question and have read about it just wanted opinions) Also with a monitor saying it is "active sync" what on earth does that mean when compared to...
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    General gaming q - So like - I hate "flickering" and I want "butter"

    Please forgive my ignorance as I have been out of the scene for a while and I guess Im just not an expert with the way that screens work with inputs. I was going to take some videos but then I was just like whatever waste of time, might not relay things correctly. I currently have an i7 8700...
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    Recommended online retailers?

    I search the FORUMS at slickdeals.net (ignore the "frontpage")
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    Help me organize / get my shiznit in gear - about 10 TB+ of data and growing

    Disclaimer: big read TLDR; I have 2x new 14TB WD140EDGZ USB drives but no NAS yet, I want the best way to safeguard 10TB+ of data between them. I have unlimited home backblaze plan and 2TB Dropbox. I have unlimited comcast gigabit (down) but its upload sucks ass at 40Mbps. Environment...
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    converting a WD 3.5" 14 TB external drive to 4K sectors

    Im guessing I picked up the same drive you did (got 2 of them) and man - these things rock. What Im more curious about is if anyone made/leaked a firmware that "unlocks" these drives to true 7200 RPM performance. Is yours WD140EDGZ like mine? I've read from multiple sources that these are...
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    Coffee Lake in old LGA 1151 (H4) socket

    Thats too bad, but thanks for the insight. The bad: I have no idea how to edit a bios (other than changing the post logo once like 10 years ago) but the good is I might know a guy and I have a few of these to burn so if I brick one NBD. Thanks again.
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