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#1 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

@Kh1ndjal said:

@DJ_Headshot said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

Screens that exceed 100ppi are a novelty... Well unless you need more space for multitasking.

As a photographer I can say that 4K would be nice if it was a 42" 16:10 10bit S-IPS panel... Then the pixels would actually be beneficial when looking at pictures. Till said monitors arrive if my PA301W Nec at work died I would be ordering another asap. I have a friend who's a sound engineer who is more interested in purchasing 2 21:9 panels at 3K over a 2 4K 16:9 panels.

For video and games the 100ppi affect kicks in and makes zero difference... Meaning that 22-24 = 1920x1080 and 27-30 = 2560x1440/2560x1600 are ideal and resolutions and higher than those on the same size panel offer almost no visual improvement in video or games.

If I were to get two 28" 4K panels and have one running a game at 4k and one running it at 2560x1440... You would not be able to tell them apart.

I'm sure there's diminishing returns the higher the ppi gets where less improvement will be noticed with higher ppi but I would much rather look at 400+ppi (like my note 3 screen well its close to that at 385 ppi)display then a 100ppi or less display I defiantly don't feel like 100 ppi is where the diminishing returns really start to hit its closer to the 200-300 ppi range imo.

of course the distance also makes a difference. if you were to keep your note 3 as far from your eyes as you would a 24" monitor the effect would be closer to what you would see 4k on a 28 inch screen (a completely rough and in no way scientific estimation).

there's a lot of mixed feelings about 4k monitors but the general feeling is that they are useless at 24" and only start becoming feasible at 27" or larger screens. personally, i won't be convinced until i see it with my own eyes, and i haven't yet seen a 4k display to make any sound judgement.

For 4K I wouldn't even bother with smaller monitor sized screens I'm personally interested in 4K for the potential to have a large t.v sized screen say a 50" t.v on my desk up close but with relatively decent ppi so it doesn't look so pixelated that close like a 1080p set would.

#2 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -
@Shryke888 said:

Honestly, I feel the whole rush to 4K is rather premature. The biggest problem for gamers is going to be the lack of UI scaling in most games. Developers don't have a lot of incentive to create UIs that scale up to a resolution that very very few gamers are capable of using at the moment. 4K is very pretty, but I think we are going to be stuck with 2560 X 1440p for a couple more years yet. Gsync/Freesync should help us enjoy ourselves in the meantime.

Get a big enough 4K display like a 55"-70" T.V size and this becomes a non issue since your display is big enough even at 4K if the ui scaling is bad in a game it still looks a normal size. Of course for smaller monitor size 4K display this is a issue even for the Desktop it would be a pain since windows scaling still has issues hopefully gets fixed with windows 10 release.

#3 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

Screens that exceed 100ppi are a novelty... Well unless you need more space for multitasking.

As a photographer I can say that 4K would be nice if it was a 42" 16:10 10bit S-IPS panel... Then the pixels would actually be beneficial when looking at pictures. Till said monitors arrive if my PA301W Nec at work died I would be ordering another asap. I have a friend who's a sound engineer who is more interested in purchasing 2 21:9 panels at 3K over a 2 4K 16:9 panels.

For video and games the 100ppi affect kicks in and makes zero difference... Meaning that 22-24 = 1920x1080 and 27-30 = 2560x1440/2560x1600 are ideal and resolutions and higher than those on the same size panel offer almost no visual improvement in video or games.

If I were to get two 28" 4K panels and have one running a game at 4k and one running it at 2560x1440... You would not be able to tell them apart.

I'm sure there's diminishing returns the higher the ppi gets where less improvement will be noticed with higher ppi but I would much rather look at 400+ppi (like my note 3 screen well its close to that at 385 ppi)display then a 100ppi or less display I defiantly don't feel like 100 ppi is where the diminishing returns really start to hit its closer to the 200-300 ppi range imo.

#4 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

I wouldn't bother.

I would wait for the rumoured 980 Ti 348Bit 6GB Goliath that's just around the corner.

Sounds good. Releasing somewhere in the first half of 2015 ?

Q1-Q2 is the latest rumour... Along with a Dual GPU maxwell so maybe a 990 8GB.

Remember when AMD changed there naming from 5870 being top tier at 5770 being mid level to 6970 being top tier and 6870 being mid level?... Well that's how I see the current maxwells the 970 is more like a 760 and the 980 is more like a 770 in terms of launch price, meaning we are missing a actual 780 and 780 Ti.

With the huge price drop of the Titan Z its clear there will be a 990 and with the 980 barely beating the 780 Ti its very clear the current maxwell's are cash crab's mid tier chips, the true enthusiast maxwell is yet to be released. So anyone spending £500 on a after market 980 is going to regret it.

There same thing that happened to early adopters of the 8800 series... the 8800GTS 320/640 got destroyed two months after launch by the cheaper 8800GT.

The fact that where gonna see even stronger nvida gpu soon is nice I wonder if these will have the 20nm manufacturing or if we have to wait for 2015 for that hell they might just skip 20nm and go for 16nm at this point. As for me I'm sitting pretty with 2 overclocked 7950 which are no longer top dog in the gpu world but there no slouch still especially not with 2 of them! So in no hurry to upgrade and for most games even just one of my 7950's is enough but a select few games do make good use of the power like Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light and where going to see alot more games coming out soon that will use up all that power and more if you have it.

#5 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

I would recommend getting a used Audigy 2ZS(need a pci slot though) to install the KX Audio Drivers and use the high quality hardware based parametric EQ to smooth out the frequency response of your headphones to reduce peaks and dips in the response for a more flat response then tweak for preference if you feel you need a little more bass I for one defiantly like a boosted bass response so I can feel it the impact of the bass more but ideally as flat as possible(so no big dips or peaks in the bass response) to as low a frequency as possible at least to 30hz but the closer to 20HZ it can get before rolling off the better but almost no headphone or iem do that even with alot of boosting.

The alternative is using a free global software parametric EQ to do the same thing as above but it won't be as good quality as would be possible with the Audigy 2ZS and KX Drivers when EQing but you don't have to buy anything this way just use your current sound card and get the Parametric EQ and see how you like the sound quality after tweaking it, I don't personally use any software based EQ but I think this would work for a global software based parametric eq for windows.

Online Tone Generator Is a good tool when doing you can test the frequency response using the tones to see how your changes effect the sound and try to get the different frequencys to sound around the same volume. http://en.goldenears.net/ is another good tool they measure alot of headphones and iem and show the frequency response along with what flat response curve would look like this helps alot when doing the EQ as you can use this as a guide as to where to apply eq and then check with the online tone generator as there are variation between different headphones even if there the same model and everyone ears are different so the sound you hear is different from what I hear even on the same set.

If your can't find your headphone there then you just have to do it by scratch using tones and the hearing test as full spectrum tone sweep till you balance the sound I had to do this for the Audio Technica CKM500 still working on them but got them to where I'm happy with the sound the driver is really clean sounding to my ear just needed to correct all the peaks in the sound to get the best possible sound out of them.

And this is a long ass post but besides the EQing I mentioned above the best thing you can do to improve the sound quality of headphones or iem for music listening is installing foobar 2000 and using RPG WIzards Dolby Headphone Config really helps to fix the in your head sound your get from headphones improving the sound stage to be more speaker like while having minimal effect on the tonality of the sound which is where most of these type of headphone surround effects fall flat you may get a wider more out there effect but it destroys the original sound only useful for certain types of music and experimentation not full time use like this is imo.his forward settings is very close to a stock sound but with a improved sense of space and separation its really something to hear especially with a good pair of open headphones the wider the sound stage was before the better the improvements are but all headphones and iem can benefit.

This is only possible because of his impeccable hearing and dedication to perfecting hig plugin for foobar. He by ear used a parametric EQ to correct the Dolby Headphones response back to flat response to maintain the original sound but with improved sense of space and combined a few other plugins to get the effect. He actually used to use the Audigy 2ZS and KX drivers and really liked the EQ on it but that was only the ten band EQ but he loved how much you could boost the bass without any distortion or loss in quality if he had gotten his hand on the parametric eq with equally good quality but far better control over shaping the frequency response I wonder if he would have given it up?

You don't even need to setup anything as he has available for download pre configured mobile installs of foobar2000 so you can try out his dolby headphone effect with no effort I think you will come to like it as much as I do once you try it!

T:DR:Audigy 2 ZS with KX drivers offers incredible hardware based paramtric EQ you can save change setting on the fly for all your headphones,iem, and speakers to improve the sound with no distortion or loss in quality. Download an install a Global Parametric EQ to reduce peaks and dips in your headphones frequency response to improve sound quality at no cost if you don't want to buy the Audigy 2ZS. RPG WIzards Dolby Headphone config for Foobar 2000 is another essential improvement for sound quality of headphones for music listening.

#6 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

As far as High Budget AAA Exclusive got Star Citizen to look forward for pc dedicated games that aren't super high budget there are lots of them already out like Legends of Grim Rock 2,A Story About My Uncle, Wastelands 2, and Dota 2 to name a few you just need to look for them if you happen to not like any or them or don't even want to give them a chance then wtf are you doing gaming on PC in the first place lol.

#7 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

@rabakill said:

Are the Saints Row games actually good? Which is the best one

Start with 3 and then get 4 I only played 3 but really enjoyed it 4 looks like it improves upon the third one. I would probably space them out a bit though another game so you don't burnt out on similar type of game play.

#8 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

@Chatch09:

Your in game resolution settings are different from your desktop resolution settings I have my game set to run at 1080p and when using my T.V have it at 1336x768 or 1600X900 for easier readability of text on the desktop when I launch a game when using it with the exception of source engine games they launch at 1080p assuming it can run that that resolution and when I exit back to the desktop its the resolution I had it set as before I launched the game I see no reason it should be any different for a 4K monitor.

As for the source engine games they have a native resolution setting which is the highest you will see in the resolution options usually and lowering the desktop resolution on my T.V at least causes it to think that's the native and launches like that no other games does this as far as I know I could see it being beneficial if your switching between different resolution displays like say a 30" 2560x1080 monitor and a regular 1080p t.v but as far as I know other games don't work like this.

Personally I stick to same resolution displays for my t.v and monitors less hassle and issues switching between them for running games. I'm fine with 1080p I can wait for 4K to drop is price and go up in quality. Honestly I would be happy to stick to 1080p just give me 1000 dollar or less oled monitor that has as least as good motion clarity as my current display and is lleast as resistant to burn in as my crt t,v or my note 3 screen.

#9 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

Are you running the high resolution mod? I remember not being able to advance in the game because of it. I had to lower the resolution down from 1920x1080 I had it at to be able to access the area I needed to in fallout 1 remember it happening in the sewers on to go find the water chip.

#10 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6184 posts) -

Just leave all the fans on and since it has a fan controller lower there speed down when not doing anything demanding to have less noisy fans and when you are playing a demanding game you can turn them back up for extra cooling at expense of more noise but you may not even need two if your only using one gpu and your ambient temps aren't to high. Just remember its important to go in and clean your case fans and the gpu and cpu fan every one in a while alot of dust accumulates overtime and that blocks airflow and traps heat inside the case and your gpu/cpu.

My crossfire 7950 where blue screening on me in games or down clocking themselves due to overheating but its cause I hadn't cleaned out my case since I got it and there was dust everywhere that combined with it being summer and much higher ambient temps in my room then winter no wonder they where overheating.I also rearranged my cabling to minimize airflow blockage I have a rosewill case to that looks similar but its a mid tower.

I ran my power cables from the psu through the backside of the motherboard using those rubber holes you have inside the case so they wouldn't block airflow as much also looks nicer and less cables mess in the way when I open it up. Now my 7950s are no longer overheating even in advanced games like battlefield 4 the 8 fans in my case are keeping things cool enough for now even in the summer.