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Reply #45 on: December 12, 2019, 12:12:08 PM
I am now using a 55" 4K Sony TV ( bought for me by my Brother last year) but don't use anywhere near full settings on games.

My poor old 970 isn't really up to that anyway so a 2070 super or 2080 super is in the buy list for sometime in the future.

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Reply #46 on: December 12, 2019, 14:43:08 PM
Save for an ultrawide 120hz + Gsync offering for sure, they are wonderful for gaming and productivity. I'm not sure I could go back to a standard aspect ratio now.

Yeah I think that's the way to go, I'll probably want something around 34" and 1440p, have only had a brief look, but probably looking >£500..

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Reply #47 on: January 08, 2020, 13:26:32 PM
Save for an ultrawide 120hz + Gsync offering for sure, they are wonderful for gaming and productivity. I'm not sure I could go back to a standard aspect ratio now.

Went for this in the end... ASUS ROG STRIX Curved XG35VQ, 35 Inch UWQHD (3440 x 1440) Gaming Monitor, VA, Up to 100 Hz, 1 ms

Will be vesa mounting it as the stand is huge and the lights are tacky..

I had 2 x 24" before so my usable space is much less for work, but much nicer for gaming!

Just shy of £600 so not cheap and well and truly blowing my original £500 PC build (now over 3 x the budget)  :rofl:


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Reply #48 on: January 09, 2020, 07:49:29 AM
Well worth it, you won't miss that extra space when the ultrawide offers so much real estate with no divide.

Webstorm and other IDEs on an ultrawide is pretty much perfect.

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Reply #49 on: January 10, 2020, 01:30:55 AM
Save for an ultrawide 120hz + Gsync offering for sure, they are wonderful for gaming and productivity. I'm not sure I could go back to a standard aspect ratio now.

Went for this in the end... ASUS ROG STRIX Curved XG35VQ, 35 Inch UWQHD (3440 x 1440) Gaming Monitor, VA, Up to 100 Hz, 1 ms

Will be vesa mounting it as the stand is huge and the lights are tacky..

I had 2 x 24" before so my usable space is much less for work, but much nicer for gaming!

Just shy of £600 so not cheap and well and truly blowing my original £500 PC build (now over 3 x the budget)  :rofl:




Gsync - If you not had one with it before - You will notice
100hz is OK but 133, 144+ you notice, especially in FPS


But Ultrawide - I know it works your graphics card more with all the pixels but since I got mine - OMG.... (I got the Acer Preditor) when you set a good field of view like in battlefield and see people trying to sneak up on you or snipping people with heavy machine guns.. SO GOOD.

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Reply #50 on: January 10, 2020, 13:52:03 PM
Well worth it, you won't miss that extra space when the ultrawide offers so much real estate with no divide.

Webstorm and other IDEs on an ultrawide is pretty much perfect.

Yeah I just wish I could treat it as two physical monitors, I'm too used to double clicking the title bar, just need to get used to dragging it or using windows + LEFT/RIGHT


Gsync - If you not had one with it before - You will notice
100hz is OK but 133, 144+ you notice, especially in FPS

But Ultrawide - I know it works your graphics card more with all the pixels but since I got mine - OMG.... (I got the Acer Preditor) when you set a good field of view like in battlefield and see people trying to sneak up on you or snipping people with heavy machine guns.. SO GOOD.

Yeah having Sync is pretty good, I pretty much had to compromise somewhere and I didn't want to go smaller or drop to 1080, but without a doubt 100hz is much better than the 60hz Dell UltraSharp U2412M's it replaced!  :thumbup:

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Reply #51 on: May 11, 2020, 16:54:55 PM
Having been unable to decide on a new AMD CPU for several months now I upgraded the memory on my old I7-3770K to 16GB instead. Pair of 4GB sticks cost £50.26.

Only minor issue was they no longer sell the white version Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance Low Profile, so had to get black. Functionally identical.

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Reply #52 on: May 11, 2020, 17:19:25 PM
People laughed when I was touting 32GB RAM years ago; it's still one of the reasons I haven't had to upgrade my i7 system other than graphics card and more/bigger SSDs. RAM never really got any cheaper either looking at it. Software is only ever gonna get more bloated and memory hungry as time goes on.

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Reply #53 on: May 12, 2020, 02:00:41 AM
People laughed when I was touting 32GB RAM years ago; it's still one of the reasons I haven't had to upgrade my i7 system other than graphics card and more/bigger SSDs. RAM never really got any cheaper either looking at it. Software is only ever gonna get more bloated and memory hungry as time goes on.


While not PC taking account my work imac.
16gig - it flew through things just fine.
A couple years into this machine I am not really using anything new other than the updated versions of software from a few years ago.
It is current struggling and my spare memory hovers around 1-2gb only and I have to close apps like Teams now to be able to use others.


The simple reason here is that apps to work on the latest MacOS all had to migrate to 64bit away from 32bit. As such every single app just wants more memory.


If and windows started to force this as well, especially in the sense of games - You will instantly need 32gb min memory.

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Reply #54 on: May 12, 2020, 06:37:13 AM
My work Macbook Pro is still running Mojave and I don't want to upgrade because it already feels sluggish with 16GB RAM and I have no idea if it will get worse or better under Catalina.

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Reply #55 on: May 12, 2020, 06:46:09 AM
My work Macbook Pro is still running Mojave and I don't want to upgrade because it already feels sluggish with 16GB RAM and I have no idea if it will get worse or better under Catalina.
A lot of older ones do not even get the ability to update for that very reason.




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Reply #56 on: May 12, 2020, 22:49:57 PM
People laughed when I was touting 32GB RAM years ago; it's still one of the reasons I haven't had to upgrade my i7 system other than graphics card and more/bigger SSDs. RAM never really got any cheaper either looking at it. Software is only ever gonna get more bloated and memory hungry as time goes on.

Considering I bought it way back in 2012 and for most things I have done it's been entirely adequate. Add in the memory prices back then were much more expensive.

If I do eventually decide to get an entirely new PC then I will certainly be considering 32GB.

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Reply #57 on: May 13, 2020, 02:19:47 AM
But faster memory does compensate as well, 16gb of new DDR4 and coming 5.


Anyone going new have to really look at Ryzen though. AMD are just killing it right now.

Ryzen 3 3100 people getting close to 5ghz on this alone and then you have the solid at stock 3300X Reviews as well with the lower power consumption and lower cost than intel..


The only thing they really need is mainly for game developers and game engines to focus less on intel specific optimisations. I think this really is only where Intel have a leg over them at the moment.
The only thing people seem semi pissed with AMD is that they have gone against their socket backwards compatibility as these have a new socket.

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Reply #58 on: May 13, 2020, 07:57:58 AM
I would not be buying a new Ryzen system right now with the next gen of chips and boards right around the corner that are not backwards compatible. I might start to consider it soon with the jump to PCIE4 and DDR5 as it will start to feel worth the leap for me.

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Reply #59 on: May 13, 2020, 23:04:19 PM
Which is part of the reason why I didn't just totally upgrade to a new system.

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