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post #351 of 383 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 12:43 PM
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hope this works..this is my desktop..i can do a in game shot next time i game in bf5. the problem with taking screen shots is its only going to look as good as ur monitor will let it..so if ur pic looks really good to u and washed out to me because my monitor isnt setup correctly..well u get it

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Hi group! I'm a new AW3418DW owner. Have had it about a week. So far I am very happy with it. If I'm being very very picky, it does have some (is it bleed or glow when mostly in the lower left corner). But, it is less obvious in person than it is in pictures. Maybe it is just because I'm middle aged with bad eyesight, but it is not bothering me so far.

However...I do need a new gpu. I am not a heavy gamer at all. My pc is mostly productivity/home office/netflix/etc. The most recent games I've played are mostly Banished and Stardew Valley. But also some Fortnite. So for a new gpu I was tempted to just go with a 2060..again because of my very light gaming. But...should I go 2070 or 2080 instead? Wondering what others are using? I'm still running an i5-2500k and am trying to hold out for Ryzen 3000 later this year, but the gpu (and probably a psu) need to happen sooner.

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Hi group! I'm a new AW3418DW owner. Have had it about a week. So far I am very happy with it. If I'm being very very picky, it does have some (is it bleed or glow when mostly in the lower left corner). But, it is less obvious in person than it is in pictures. Maybe it is just because I'm middle aged with bad eyesight, but it is not bothering me so far.

However...I do need a new gpu. I am not a heavy gamer at all. My pc is mostly productivity/home office/netflix/etc. The most recent games I've played are mostly Banished and Stardew Valley. But also some Fortnite. So for a new gpu I was tempted to just go with a 2060..again because of my very light gaming. But...should I go 2070 or 2080 instead? Wondering what others are using? I'm still running an i5-2500k and am trying to hold out for Ryzen 3000 later this year, but the gpu (and probably a psu) need to happen sooner.

hello,nice purchase,there a great monitor,mine has a little bleed in the lower corners,im currently using a 1070ti,it does OK,i think a 1080ti would be perfect,i will get a RTX something around xmas this year,,the backlight bleed I get extends about 1 -1/2 inches from the bottom corners,it doesn't bother me a bit,, 2060 only has 6gbs of video memory,i would want the 8gbs,,,

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i have a 1070ti and it does great.. i had a 2500k for 7 years..best cpu ever! finally replaced it with a 9700k @ 5.2 ghz. u can adjust the refresh rate..i wouldnt get a 2k series..u can pick up a 1070ti for around 4 hundred. a 980ti would suffice as well
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hello,nice purchase,there a great monitor,mine has a little bleed in the lower corners,im currently using a 1070ti,it does OK,i think a 1080ti would be perfect,i will get a RTX something around xmas this year,,the backlight bleed I get extends about 1 -1/2 inches from the bottom corners,it doesn't bother me a bit,, 2060 only has 6gbs of video memory,i would want the 8gbs,,,

my 2 cents
thanks!

yes, mine has a little bit of bleed especially in the lower left corner but I have to really look for it mostly. I found a used 1080ti on one of the other hardware sites for sale sections and the seller had 3 previous sales of the same card and all 3 buyers said the cards were great, so I'm going for it. And it is EVGA so it should have warranty on it based on the model. It was not used for mining, but it was used for "machine learning"; it was run in a 24/7 environment, but it was an air conditioned server room (63 degrees). So I decided to go for it.

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Quote: Originally Posted by pythonse View Post
i have a 1070ti and it does great.. i had a 2500k for 7 years..best cpu ever! finally replaced it with a 9700k @ 5.2 ghz. u can adjust the refresh rate..i wouldnt get a 2k series..u can pick up a 1070ti for around 4 hundred. a 980ti would suffice as well
lol. yeah, can't believe my 2500k has lasted so long so well. I had it at 4.5 for a while but currently running it at 4.2. But come summer it looks like I will go for Ryzen 3000 series. At least, that is how I am leaning right now!

In my other response I just mentioned that I found a used 1080ti that I am likely going for, so that should do me. I just hated the price point of the 2080's.

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Im on my 3rd monitor. One from amazon, one from dell and one from bestbuy. All 3 monitors have the right yellow side issue. Monitor from dell and bestbuy also have the yellowish tint in a small space up top near the center. First two monitors overclocked to 120hz no problem. Last monitor overclocks but theres a very fast small flicker when opening a window, tab etc.... Idk if should get another one because the yellow uniformity is a big no from me. Im guessing they all have that defect and people that dont report it just havent paid attention to it.
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I think I'm about to bite on one of these. Currently on a Dell U3415W. I've been waiting to upgrade for a while and have finally decided to forget about Acer/ASUS HDR displays because I don't want to pay almost 2 grand while going down considerably in screen size.

Is there anything coming out this year that would warrant waiting? Ultimately I want 3440x1440, G-Sync, high refresh so it seems like this is the way to go but if they're going to refresh the model or something, I can wait.

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The only IPS ultrawide in the pipeline I know of is the LG 38GL950G:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/blog/lg-...hz-and-g-sync/

However, that's going to cost AT LEAST twice what the AW3418DW does, so it's not really comparable. Then only other contemporary competitors are the LG 34GK950F/G twins, which use a newer version of the same panel that the AW uses. The 950F is worth considering alongside the AW3418DW because it's only a bit more expensive and offers up to 144hz refresh instead of 120hz of that's important to you. Gsync performance may be better on the AW3418DW though since it actually has the module. I ended up choosing the AW3418DW when I built my new rig late last year.
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