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A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:19:43 PM »
Well I finally replaced my old desktop computer that was over 11 years old. I found a really good deal on this and I had bought a gaming monitor around Christmas to go with it. Obviously there is a big difference in performance.  :)

Dell XPS 8930
9th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 9400 (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1660Ti 6GB GDDR6
Special Edition Silver Plastic Bezel Chassis (460W)
8GB 1x8GB DDR4 2666MHz
256GB PCIe x4 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
Integrated with WAVE MAXXAudio Pro 1

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0"
Optimal resolution: 2560 x 1440 at 144Hz
Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1 (typical)
Brightness:350 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time:1 ms FAST Mode
Viewing Angle: 160 vertical / 170 horizontal
Display Screen Coating: Anti-Glare with 3H hardness
Audio Output:1 x Audio line-out, 1 x Headphone port
Connectivity 1 HDMI 1.4 connector, 1 DP 1.2 connector, 4 x USB3.0, 1 x Audio Line-out), 1 x Headphone port
Stand Tilt. Height Adjustable, Swivel, Pivot and built-in cable management

 
I saw the post about anti virus and have been using Panda. I bought and am using Malwarebytes. I have been happy with it catching a lot of things before both on the computer and my phone.
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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 10:57:01 PM »
*thumbs up* New toys are always fun!

Gonna recommend you grab another 8gb stick of RAM that matches that one, though. You want two (or four) sticks so they run in dual-channel mode (faster), plus 8gb is now the bare minimum, with 16 being the standard for most users. :)

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 05:40:56 AM »
*thumbs up* New toys are always fun!

Gonna recommend you grab another 8gb stick of RAM that matches that one, though. You want two (or four) sticks so they run in dual-channel mode (faster), plus 8gb is now the bare minimum, with 16 being the standard for most users. :)
Actually I was going to mention I planned to add another 8GB memory to it possibly more. :) I got a good deal but they wouldn't let you change much and they wanted too much for memory anyway.

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 10:08:23 AM »
Pretty sweet.  I hope you enjoy.

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 12:24:48 PM »
Congrats D2A.  Nice looking setup you have.  Like Pixie said, definitely get some more RAM.  Newegg has sales on PC components all the time.  Sign up for their newsletter so you get the promo codes.  Totally worth it.

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 06:52:16 AM »
Congrats D2A.  Nice looking setup you have.  Like Pixie said, definitely get some more RAM.  Newegg has sales on PC components all the time.  Sign up for their newsletter so you get the promo codes.  Totally worth it.
Thanks. I will look into that.

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 07:53:07 AM »
I just got me a new monitor, mostly for making work@home easier, but for personal use as well. Hooked it up to my entertainment system, work laptop and personal PC, great!

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34wl85c-b-ultrawide-monitor

PICTURE QUALITY
Screen Size   34"
CurvedPanel Type   IPS
Color Gamut (Typ.)   sRGB 99% (CIE1931)
Color Depth(Number of Colors)   1.07B
Pixel Pitch(mm)   0.2325 x 0.2325 mm
Response Time (GTG)   5ms (GtG at Faster)
Refresh Rate   60Hz
Aspect Ratio   21:9
Resolution   3440 x 1440
Brightness   300cd (typ) / 240cd (Min)
Contrast Ratio   700:1 (Min.), 1000:1 (Typ.)
Viewing Angle   178˚(R/L), 178˚(U/D)
Surface Treatment   Anti Glare, 3H

SPECIAL FEATURES
PBP   Yes (2PBP)
Color Weakness   Yes
Black Stabilizer   Yes
Dynamic Action Sync   Yes
Flicker Safe   Yes
Smart Energy Saving   Yes
Reader Mode   Yes
Super Resolution +   Yes
Color Calibrated   Yes
Dual Controller   Yes
On Screen Control (OSC)   Yes
HDR (High Dynamic Range)   HDR10
HDR Effect   Yes

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 04:04:22 PM »
You guys and your sweet monitors are making me jealous!

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 09:32:40 PM »
I got this one a few months ago.

Asus ROG Swift, 2560x1440, IPS panel, G-sync, 165hz

It's pretty glorious. I got a sweet deal on it, too. Nailed a deep sale on Amazon and got it for $350 (regularly runs $550-600).

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 12:34:52 AM »
For gaming that should be awesome!

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 07:01:22 PM »
Nice monitor Pixie!  Damn I need a new monitor.  That, 16 GB Ram, and a new video card are next on my upgrade list.  Not cheap, so I'll have to space it all out.  I got a 2 TB M2 SSD a couple weeks ago on sale at Newegg and it is really nice.  Tons of space now.

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2020, 05:43:02 AM »
I got a 2 TB M2 SSD a couple weeks ago on sale at Newegg and it is really nice.  Tons of space now.
:o That'd do!

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2020, 08:12:55 AM »
M2 drives are the way and the light.

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Re: A New Desktop PC & Monitor
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2020, 09:53:53 AM »
You people are making me jelly.

I think my computer is four years old and it is still rolling without an issue.  No plan to upgrade anything at this point.  I just get to imagine all that sweet gear you are showing off.

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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 12:01:50 PM »
You people are making me jelly.

I think my computer is four years old and it is still rolling without an issue.  No plan to upgrade anything at this point.  I just get to imagine all that sweet gear you are showing off.

I upgraded cpu/mobo/ram recently so I'm set for quite a while (Ryzen 3600 and 32gb RAM) but I need a new video card. Holding out for the 3080s to release for that sweet, sweet effortless ray tracing...