Personal computing discussed

Moderators: Dposcorp, SpotTheCat

Gerbil In Training
Topic Author
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:33 am
Location: Montreal, QC

Monitor advice please + amusing feedback post

Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:29 pm

Hello fellow gerbils,

I am in the process of U/G my entire system and have decided to go the LEGO way - one piece at a time.

    ASUS A8N-E
    Athlon64 1800+
    4GB DDR400 Kingston
    MSI RX600XT-TD128E
    Thermaltake V3 Black
    Dell m782p
To (so far):
    MSI Z77A-GD55
    8GB DDR-1600 (2x4) Corsair Low Profile
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
    Thermaltake V3 Black

I've removed the the graphics card 'cos a graphics card breakdown list on Tom's listed that card *well* below Intel's HD4000. Since I'm mainly playing Warcraft right now that gets me by. I'm using this as a general purpose/gaming rig this suits me just fine.

Next up in no particular order:
    Quiet case (Antec p280, NZXT H2, Fractal Designs Define R4, Corsair Obsidian 550D)
    Gaming Mouse (probably SteelSeries Cataclysm 15 Button)
    Gaming K/B (No Idea yet - but Cherry switches *may/will* be involved)
    Video Card (likely nVidia - unless AMD releases an U/G to the memory controller)
    and of course monitor.

Specifically thinking about the ASUS VS229H-P $154.99 'cos it's on sale.

I'm throwing the door open to all comments, advice and criticisms.

...and as promised...

(taken from the feedback section for that very monitor)

Cons: Stand is a little wobbly. I notice it if I pay attention, but it's not an issue while gaming as I'm not paying attention to the monitor.

That just made me laugh.
MSI Z77A-GD55, i5-3570K, 2x4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengence LP, Hyper 212 EVO, Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
Posts: 3186
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:50 pm
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Re: Monitor advice please + amusing feedback post

Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:21 am

I've seen the Asus VS239H-P on sale for ~$160 after MIR. I'd keep my eye on that. I own one and am very pleased with it. Definetly noticed a color improvement over my old 21" TN panel.
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod
Graphmaster Gerbil
Posts: 1290
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:25 pm
Location: the armpit of Texas

Re: Monitor advice please + amusing feedback post

Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:42 pm

\(^∀^)メ( ̄ー ̄)X(^∇^)ゞ
Bitblaster, DPete27, and auxy share their love of ASUS VS-series IPS monitors!
So great, so great~! I have two wall-mounted VS229H-Ps! Awesome!

My remarks on your other choices:
  • Case: Go with the R4. Others are too big or too overpriced! (‘◇’) I'd say go with an even smaller case but you already got that big silly ATX motherboard. Maybe a Lian-Li PC-A05 or A55 would suit your needs, although I feel a little hypocritical complaining about overpriced cases and then recommending Lian-Li...
  • Mouse: CORSAIR VENGEANCE M95! Steelseries is overpriced garbage.
  • Keyboard: I used to use a Corsair Vengeance K90, but I use a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Red switches now. Same switches; smaller keyboard, and I use the macro functions of the K90 at work now. :lol:
  • GPU: Right now it's tough to recommend anything, because they're all garbage. ┐( ̄ヮ ̄)┌ Nvidia has crap memory bandwidth on Kepler series unless you spend $1K on a Titan, and AMD has buggy drivers... if AMD fixes the memory manager on the GCN series I'd probably go with a 7950, but otherwise save up for a GTX670 -- it's the cheapest Geforce that won't totally nosedive on performance with 4x MSAA enabled.

Also, you may not care, but that purple font on your sig is almost impossible to read on the dark forum theme -- at least on this cheap HP monitor I have at work.
i7-4790K (NH-C14), 4x8GB DDR3-1866 CL9, GA-Z97MX-GAMING 5, SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 290X, 2x 256GB Q Series / 128GB Vertex 4 / 3x3TB DT01ACA, CX750M (PSU), VG248QE, 3x M2060SWD2, MIMO 720F, Majestouch-2 (red) / Vengeance M95

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests