Thanks Chillsabre i wasn't sure . My 1440p monitor was sent to Acer today for repair . Was thinking of buying a cheapy 1080p as long as I can use it as a secondary when Acer sends my monitor back .
The issue with a 2mm vertical strip from the centre of the screen is appearing on the left edge of the screen is a fault with the monitor . I found a thread in the Acer forums from their site . Other ppl have been having the same problem . I contacted Acer support who has asked for the monitor to carry out a repair . Just thought I'd update in case other people get this issue.
Im using the Beyerdynamic MMX300 headset . Fantastic headset for gaming and listening to music . I think they look great also .
If you can afford it get the gtx1080 . I'm using the gtx1080 with 1440p gsync monitor . You want the best possible gaming experience , games maxed out on a 1440p screen is a beautiful thing .
Hi , went with the MMX300 , just arrived this morning . Have been using the Razer Kraken for the last 2 years and wow these Beyers are a different world , really happy with them . Thanks for your thoughts .
Thanks for replying . Yeah suppose its not that big an issue to adjust volume in the options . Im playing a lot of DayZ lately and im thinking about times when I might need to quickly tweak the volume to hear distant footsteps or maybe with these new Beyers I wont need to do that .
Thanks man , the speakers are Logitech Z200 , cheap but surprisingly good , do the job .
Hi , the desk is 120mm X 80mm , from IKEA .
Hi , thanks for the reply . Didn't know you can reclaim space back like that .
Theres something else concerning me , I have 9 steam games on this nearly full SSD , I'm gonna buy a new SSD , can I have steam games spread over two different SSD or do they need to be one storage unit ?
Thanks , that's great to hear , I've been leaning towards the Sennheiser G4ME ONE , mind made up now . Really like the shape also , kind of low profile , not bulky looking .
Thanks , yeah I get what you're saying regarding the second monitor giving off light , still I might connect the 1080p up and see if I can make use of a second monitor .
If I may ask something else , which do you prefer for gaming , the G4ME ONE or the Astro A40 ?
Hi , nice set up , cooler master HAF looks great . I recently upgraded my pc with the same card , msi gtx1080 gaming x and a Acer Predator 1440p monitor , my other monitor is Aoc g2460pg 1080p . I see you are running 1440p and 1080p at the same time , how does that work ? Can you game on the 1440p and say have a web browser open on the other screen ? Do you notice a performance drop when gaming if you have both monitors running . Thanks
Thanks , good news . Wasn't sure if I had to down scale the resolution of the 1440p monitor to 1080p . Think I read before that windows can't run two different resolutions but I take it that only applies to gaming and using the monitors as one screen .
Lok'tar Ogar , gg Alliance
Hi Tooth ,
Got it sorted , you were right , build of heat in the case .
Changed the top fan to exhaust and temps have dropped down to 72c max with 56% RPM fan speed .
This case comes with a two exhaust fan set but I changed the top fan to intake which was keeping hot air inside the case , The whole plastic window was on this s340 was hot to touch now its completely cool .
Deep breath , relax :)
Hi , thanks for taking the time to help . The msi gaming app does work on both cpu and gpu , in oc mode the cpu increases to 4.1 same as the boost button in the bios . Ive got rid of the app now anyway .
The motherboard max temp is max 48c and cpu max temp 42c .
Motherboard max fan speed is #1 1285 , #2 825 , #3 1189 although there is only two mobo fans , that info is from Corsair Link .
Was playing this morning and GPU-Z max temp 81c , max gpu fan speed 74% , max gpu fan RPM 1856 .
I have some figures after similar game play as yesterday . Every thing same apart from I set the monitor to default 144Hrz from 165Hrz .
GPU-Z Sensor tap ... Max
GPU 1987.0 MHz
GPU Memory 1251.5 MHz
GPU Temperature 77.0 C
Fan Speed 64%
Fan Speed (RPM) 1591
Would lowering the refresh rate put less stress on the GPU ?
My case is NZXT S340 with a 140 intake on the top , 120 exhaust at rear and a Corsair H100iGTX with rad on the front of the case , the fans are pushing air through the rad into the case . The fan profile on the Corsair is "silent" .
Yeah I have the latest version of the gaming app , I have had a play about with it as it overclocks my CPU also , the motherboard is MSI Gaming 5 .
I will run GPU Z and Corsair Link later while I'm gaming for Temps , fan speed etc and let you know . Thanks very much for your help .
The card I'm running is MSI GTX1080 Gaming X , the monitor is ACER XB271HU 1440p and it appears to be around 10c increase from the AOC G2460PG 1080p .
There was no overclock to the card , just the "gaming" setting on the MSI Gaming App . I don't think the temps should be that high . I'm a bit concerned , ive invested a lot of money into this .
I ran Valley benchmark , 1440p fullscreen on ultra and max temp was 77c .
Ill run Valley Benchmark and see what temps that shows .
Can you explain what you think is happening .
I'm used to using a gtx960 and temps never went over 65c . Was starting to panic there . Thanks for your help .
Thanks , what max temp should I be concerned about for the 1080s .
Was using a gtx1080 on a 1080p monitor , I play WoW and during raiding , lots going on , my max temperature was 74c . I got a 1440p monitor today and during same game play max temp was 82c .
That was the problem , thanks a lot man . Is that issue common knowledge , its a popular game and I'm sure many ppl have 144hrz monitors .
lol , now that is a serious wtf
No , bought it yesterday and started dl this morning . The only thing I'm thinking is it might have not finished the dl . I checked after an hour and it was done any other game took a few hours to complete dl . The steam icon that shows the progress was done . I've uninstalled it now anyway , I'll try again later . Thanks
Thanks mark , sorted now , yeah must have unchecked that box before .
Yeah I think I unchecked the rivaturner box . Should I just uninstall the program and start again or can I download the rivaturner separately . Thanks
Thanks for that , explains everything but in my settings it doesn't have all those options . Mine doesn't have fps or screenshot etc . I think it has something to do with another program , maybe I unclicked it when downloading not sure .
Thanks , ive just dl Valley benchmark . What would be the best setting for my system . I ran it just then on custom / medium but it seemed to be peaking at 144fps , is that because my monitor is 144hrz ?
Hi Radox-0 ,
Thats the 1080 installed \0/ The only issue I had was after installing the MSI gaming app the pc froze , had to hit the power button and restart . This computer is only a few months old and that's the first time anything like that has happened . Thank for your help .
Thanks for replying . My gtx 1080 just arrived form OC.UK this morning cant wait to get it installed .
Im thinking of just using control panel to uninstall .
The latest 1080 drivers are dl to desktop .
So just ... disconnect from internet , uninstall drivers , fit new GPU then install new drivers , I could also run ccleaner after install to get rid of anything lingering . Is that about it ?
Hi , can someone please advise me whats best to do . Thanks
Hi , can someone please explain the best procedure for this . Ive also just read that its not necessary to uninstall the old drivers first as they are both Nvidia . Not sure what to do . Thanks
Thanks , its every time I go to launch it that comes up and it has the "run as administrater" symbol on the icon .
Thanks , yeah ive just noticed that . All the official servers have the Battleye symbol next to them .
I lol when I read your "final Thoughts" I really enjoyed the whole process of reading up on , searching and buying the parts too . Kinda felt a bit of a loss when my build was finished , yeah i had my dream build but the thrill of the chase was over haha . That Christmas morning feeling when the posty delivers the last parcel , Hmmm .
Great build , i really like the green led glow on the FE , makes it stand out .
Xtreme Gaming glowing out from inside your case , nice . That card looks amazing .
I have the G2460PG , its a fantastic monitor , colour reproduction is very good , build quality is very good , game play is super smooth but I would go for the 1440p . Im planning on getting the 1080 so I can game at 1440p . You don't want any regrets always go for he upgrade option if you can afford it .
My god , what a build ! sweet . Kinda disappointed when the photos ended , I was totally immersed .
Nice build , love the case . Regret not getting the Razer edition NZXT case . Legion gonna be amazing on your system .+1
Lok'tar ogar !
Thanks very much .
Hi , thanks for replying . I was worried my question was a bit dumb ,it's just that I changed the top exhaust fan to an intake fan as it didn't have a filter to start with do I need to get one .
Ps . Yeah there is filters on the front and on the PSU
My experience using a 144Hz monitor is , when I'm playing WoW in Ashran , two large raids battling it out , everyone is using their spells , all types of visuals going on , total chaos . Before when using my 60Hz monitor it was all a bit of a blur . Now using my 144Hz monitor I can see each individual movement , even when scrolling in when in battle you can really notice everything . It has made such a diiference to my gaming .
Just the fans that came with the S340 . I was thinking of changing them to pwm so I can lower the rpm . Do what you suggested and make the top intake and back exhaust .
I have the i100gtx set to silent so im guessing the noise I hear is coming from the NZXT fans .
ok thanks .
I was thinking of changing those fans to something silent . If I change them to pwm fans , 140mm top intake and 120mm back exhaust , could you please suggest a rpm I should set them to .