Zohar's forum posts

#1 Posted by Zohar (132 posts) -

@pcorb said:

@zohar: Acer's XB270HU will be out in a couple of weeks, and it's IPS, 144hz and 2560x1440. It's not cheap, but it's not unreasonably priced considering it has everything people have been asking for for years in one package.

I'd be a lot more interested in that than a triple monitor setup, if I was in the market.

I'd love to have something like that or a big 1440 monitor like InfamousBIG mentioned, but I just can't justify spending $500-$700 on a monitor. I really am limited to around $200-$250. I think my best bet is going to be a new desk and the P2314H. I'd love the have the Ultrasharp but I can put that money towards a bigger desk, which I think I might need.

#2 Posted by Zohar (132 posts) -

I'm thinking I'll do it. I already own a Dell P2314H and I like it quite a bit. Might go for a U2414H though, for the very thin bezels and the superior overall screen quality.

I'm also kicking around the idea of a 144hz monitor so I can go down to 1 monitor with a super high refresh rate when I want to experience that. However spending 300 on a TN panel makes my teeth hurt.

#3 Posted by Zohar (132 posts) -

Thanks for the replies so far. I should also add that I am a CAD user and can definitely get use out of the additional screen for productivity. I'm also very interested in games like Elite Dangerous and have always been curious about trying 3 monitors. I assume most triple-A titles such as Far Cry 4 and Mordor should work fine with 3 monitors?

#4 Edited by Zohar (132 posts) -

Hi duders. I am considering adding a third monitor to my setup to dip my toe into surround gaming. I'm wondering from users out there who have triple monitor setups if it's something that has had a big impact on your enjoyment of playing your games. I'm just batting around ideas, I have a budget of around 200-ish to spend on myself thanks to tax season (rest goes into savings!) and nothing else is really popping up for me. My primary monitor is a nice Dell IPS and my secondary is a crappy Acer TN. I might be able to stretch to grab another IPS monitor preferably but we'll see.

I'm aware of the performance hit it's going to incur. My hardware is currently:

Asus Maximus VI Impact

Intel Core i5 4670k OC'd to 4.5Ghz

Radeon R9 290


It's a fully custom watercooled system I built a while back. Pics of the build log can be found here for anyone interested. I'm mostly interested in the experience and immersion that comes with a triple setup. I don't mind turning down some settings if I have to.

#5 Edited by Zohar (132 posts) -

The devs didn't lie. They admit they could have communicated better, and that's true, but this whole "SOE LIED" movement is not based on any level of rationality.

In regards to airdrops, the way the devs put it, you're not buying gear with the airdrops, you're buying an event. By that logic it makes sense. Don't go into it expecting to actually get gear.

They also drastically reduced the chances of getting guns from them to almost zero and the airdrop comes in currently in a random 700m radius around the player. The P2W cries are drastically overblown. Although personally I wouldn't bother buying an airdrop on a pvp server at the moment. Too crowded and the KOS mentality is too high.

All of the outcry is based on a streamer on day 1 getting lucky with an airdrop prior to any of the balancing being in place and thus started the Internet shit storm.

#6 Posted by Zohar (132 posts) -

From what I'm reading, SFV wouldn't exist if Sony didn't fund it. So owners of other platforms wouldn't have been able to play it either way, so... it shouldn't make much of a difference to them? In the case of Bayo 2, game also wouldn't exist if Nintendo didn't fund it. These might be special cases but there usually aren't too many reasons to be legitimately upset about this stuff. It's been happening for many, many years and will continue to happen.

#7 Edited by Zohar (132 posts) -

300Mb. Just enough time to crack open a mountain dew, grab a bag of doritos, and order a stuffed crust while it's downloading.

#8 Edited by Zohar (132 posts) -

I've played a bit of ZombieU and it seems pretty awesome. I definitely wanna get more time in on that. I've played the first few worlds of New Super Mario Bros. U. TOO MUCH FUCKING WAH WAH. Controls don't seem as tight as I thought they would/should be. Overall seems OK, but I'm not super hot on it. Just barely scratched the surface of Monster Hunter Ultimate but I like what I've played so far. I'm trying my best to ignore the poor Wii graphics. The artstyle and gameplay definitely makes up for it though.

#9 Posted by Zohar (132 posts) -

Thanks DeF I'll look those up. I haven't played Toki Tori, maybe it'll be fun! I'm thinking Mario Galaxy 2, never played it, but I loved the original, so I'll try to grab that. I'd play Xenoblade, but yeah like you said, so pricey. Maybe Monolith will put it out on the eShop to promote X...

#10 Edited by Zohar (132 posts) -

Ah yes, WW and Smash Bros. Definitely gonna get those. Pikman maybe if it's good. I'm watching some Youtube videos of Mario 3D World and it looks pretty cool. I liked 3D land, so I'll probably pick that up. I should get some Wii Games that I missed out on too, now that I think of it. Should be able to pick them up on the cheap.