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Post by Tim Fortner on February 8th 2014, 1:38 pm

If you have a computer or Sim related question, ask it here. Hopefully myself or another member can help.


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Re: Computer/Sim Questions and Help

Post by James A Tyler on October 5th 2014, 9:16 am

I'm looking into going triple 27" monitors. Some great deals on 60hz/5 to 6 ms but from I read on the iracing forum all the rage is 120 to 144hz. These come with a pretty heafty price tag, Just wondering what the Early birds that run trips are using and your throughts are on the subject.
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Re: Computer/Sim Questions and Help

Post by Chris Jackson on October 6th 2014, 5:29 am

Well James, I don't have triples, yet, but I do have a computer repair background, so a little knowledge on the subject.

Right off, I'd say don't waste your time on a monitor that is more than 5ms response. What you want is more like a 2ms monitor. That's for sure.

120-144hz? Better performance, but not sure it makes much difference in relation to added cost.

Check out this article at Tom's Hardware...

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Re: Computer/Sim Questions and Help

Post by James A Tyler on October 7th 2014, 6:58 am

I doubt if my old eyes could tell the difference between 2 and 6 ms lol. Thoes are nice but I'm coming from an Lcd tv so i think these might work well and are in my budget. I have to upgrade my GPU as well. Looking at the GTX 970
 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014378
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Re: Computer/Sim Questions and Help

Post by Tim Fortner on October 7th 2014, 2:05 pm

James A Tyler wrote:I doubt if my old eyes could tell the difference between 2 and 6 ms lol. Thoes are nice but I'm coming from an Lcd tv so i think these might work well and are in my budget. I have to upgrade my GPU as well. Looking at the GTX 970
 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014378

That looks like a great deal on 3 27's


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Re: Computer/Sim Questions and Help

Post by Chris Jackson on October 7th 2014, 2:26 pm

I agree Tim! That's a nice deal.

Not sure about the rep for that brand (maybe iRacing forums has some comments), but the price is reasonable, they are in fact 2ms, which is awesome, and they are VESA-mounting ready.

One issue though. That model does not have a "Display Port", which is what I've seen people use one monitor with a display port, and the other two use the standard hookup for duals. I'm still learning this end of things, so I'm basically speaking from ignorance.

How do you plan on actually hooking them up?
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Re: Computer/Sim Questions and Help

Post by James A Tyler on October 7th 2014, 8:31 pm

Seems like BenQ is an up and comer but Asus is the fan favorite. From what I've read you can do two DVI and one HDMI and get full HD 1920X1080 resolution. I believe the Display port is the same as VGA and gives the lowest quality but don't quote me on this.
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