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Poll Results: Will you ever splurge and go all out on a Case labs?

 
  • 61% (103)
    Yes!
  • 15% (26)
    No :(
  • 15% (26)
    Heck yes! I have mulitple CL
  • 1% (3)
    Whats this caselabs thing?
  • 5% (9)
    Are you talking to me?
167 Total Votes  
post #51 of 892
Agreed. I just dropped around $2K to get and X99 build with the 980ti's with an upgrade to the Qnix 1440p. Now I want to WC it but I don't really want to tear down the sexy G1 cooler. So .... Now what? Hahahaha
post #52 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

You bet! And the wait continues. It's only been 12 day frown.gif probably 2 more months to go lol

Thats ok mate i am here. I have taken for ever on my build and people are still following me smile.gif
post #53 of 892
If you're going to build a badass PC, go all out!!! thumb.gif
post #54 of 892
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Originally Posted by SteezyTN View Post

Don't even get me started on 4K lol. Here I am shelling out $1800 + waterblocks for my two Titans, and I don't even have a 4k monitor. I'm currently using an ASUS PB278Q. I was going to wait for some more 4K GSync monitors, but after spending an additional $1400 on a case + radiators + pumps + PSU, my dreams of 4K are at least another year away, or until I earn the money back I just spent lol.

There is no real reason to choose 4K over 1440p either way, I mean, most of the time I game at 1440p (even though I have a 4K monitor), in use I see almost no difference in-game 4K vs. 1440p. I think 4K monitors have their advantages, such as more space in windows and such, better for image post-prosessing (because you will be able to more of the "picture" without zooming in/out). For gaming, stick with 1440p, no real reason to do 4K at the moment. thumb.gif

Do what seem right to you, do not waste your money on things you do not appreciate. Nice case, good cooling and high fps in games is nice "things" to use money on in my mind. Good luck with the project! thumb.gif
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4930K RIVBE None at the moment 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
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Samsung U28D590D Logitech G105 EVGA G2 1300W LD Cooling PC-V8 
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Samsung U28D590D Logitech G105 EVGA G2 1300W LD Cooling PC-V8 
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post #55 of 892
4k > wqhd, as 4k becomes more affordable, its the logical choice for those looking to not only take their resolutions higher, but push their hardware higher. You can blow almost the same amount of dough a fancy wqhd monitor, but after owning a 4k, its hard to go to 1440. I toggled a few days between both wqhd and 4k, and 4k is just more fun in gaming. Sure it sucks in windows in same cases as the scaling can make 4k awkward, but these are some small trade offs imho. After 3x1 and recent 5x1 MMG, 4k is a nice transition, though i would hold off for a nice 32" 4k monitor as that seems to be the sweet spot. If you don't mind a tad smaller, 28" screens are very common and a nice used unit or good new unit will run you under $400.
Edited by wermad - 7/8/15 at 7:00pm
post #56 of 892
I would NEVER game on a monitor without using it's native res. That's ridiculous doh.gif and not to mention a waste of money. You would be way better off gaming at 1440p on a 1440p monitor as it would look a lot better than running 1440 res on a 2160 monitor. I'd be gaming at 4k with a little lower settings as in no AA than to drop it to non native res so you get way more AA problems showing up.

OP has 2x Titan X's on custom water, that's 4K gaming ALL DAY LONG thumb.gif
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2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
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Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
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post #57 of 892
Thread Starter 
I almost purchased a 4K monitor a few weeks back when I finished my 750D build. But I decided to wait because I'm too focused on school. However, here I am buying a new case and all lol. I'm going to wait until there are more 4K choices out there, including 32in+
    
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post #58 of 892
I really, really love my 28" Acer XB280HK. 4K is real. G-Sync is very much real. It's a great monitor size. I wouldn't mind 28"+ but I don't see how anyone calls 28" "small" and I have a 65" TV. It's fantastic. Then again, I also don't sit far away from my monitor. So, it's probably a lot bigger to me than most when it comes to just being right up in it. I picked mine up for $480 + my Amazon rewards deals. Dropped it down to $300 to my door. Well worth the gamble on the refurb unit. I've only had one hiccup and it lasted about 20 minutes.
post #59 of 892
I have the Dell 30" 2560x1600 (only 60hz) IPS and honestly it was too big being a 16:10 ratio. You had to look up too high and wasn't comfortable really. I dropped down to the Asus Swift 27" 1440p 144hz G-sync and I absolutely love it. Way more than my Dell 30". G-sync is totally real and works like you wouldn't believe. As soon as you game with G-sync enabled, you will notice it instantly. I will not give that up until there is something better than G-sync or just as good. Also, going from 60fps to 100-144fps was huge and a big plus for me.

One thing I ALWAYS do in every game I play is disable ALL motion blur or depth of field options. Personally I don't want my screen to blur when I move fast or I don't want only the center of my screen to look clear and then rest of it be blurred out. I didn't spend $5K + on my pc to look at blurriness LOL. I want everything to be as clear as possible. So disabling those options, enabling G-sync, game running at 100+ fps and not one jitter or stutter at all, NOW THAT'S PRICELESS biggrin.gif

I agree tho, I would hold off a little while on the 4K screens until they really make some SICK ones. They are just now finally making some that are really nice, but you know dame well that the ones that come out next year are going to look twice as good as what you can get today. Focus on school, and then you won't mind waiting another year for the sweet monitor. You have plenty to do now with getting your caselabs. We want to see a sick build in it tongue.gif
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Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
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2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
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Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Vengence Pro 32gig 2400mhz c11 red (4x8... 6x 256gig (1.5tb) in Raid 0 , OS / Gaming Drive 2 x Liteon 256gig (512gig) storage drives Asus Dvd-RW 
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2x 360mm Alphacool XT45 / 1x 480mm Alphacool Mo... EK X-Res 140 D5 vario Pump/Res combo + EK X-top... EK Supreme HF cpu / EK Acetal / Nickel with Nic... Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus ROG Swift 27" 144hz with G-Sync Samsung 65" 7150  Logitech G510s Corsair AX1200 
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Thermaltake Core X9 custom painted Red and Black Logitech G602 Wireless Corsair Aluminum Core 2 sided  Bose Companion 5 
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