Episode I

Episode II

Episode III: Gaming Monitors

Dear Diary,

The last two weeks have fucking sucked ass been awesome.

I have received many of the parts I will need to build my PC. Here’s what I’ve gotten so far:

  • Motherboard: ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4
  • Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200
  • Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX White Mid Tower Case
  • Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular

All I have left to get to complete my PC is my CPU (Ryzen 5 3600), my GPU (Nvidia 2070 Super), and my SSD, all of which should be in by next week!

I’ve also got a few more things that I wanted to share with you today.

Why is everything about building a PC so fucking hard? Like why is buying a gaming monitor so confusing and annoying?

Idk but I learned some things along the way. First, you should buy your monitor based on the capability of your PC/console. Learn what your PC/console can output in terms of frames per second and resolution.

It does not make sense to spend $800 on a super nice 4K UHD monitor with a high refresh rate (like 240 Hz) if your console can only output 1080p (1K) and 60 frames per second (around 60 Hz). For me, I knew I wanted to play games at 1440p (2K) and 144 Hz so I chose a graphics card that can handle current and future games at that level.

Next, I had to choose a panel. Monitors typically come in 3 different types of panels: IPS, VA, and TN. IPS monitors are great at colors but have a low response time (time for a pixel to change colors). TN monitors are the opposite (high response time, not great at colors), and VA monitors are somewhere in the middle.

So the choice seems obvious, right? Split the difference, find a VA monitor that’s 1440p and 144Hz refresh rate, and call it a day. That’s what I planned on until I stumbled upon this bad boy.

(This is not an ad this is legitimately what I found and bought for my rig)

This is the Viotek GFT27DB A.K.A. BIG DADDY.

It’s got everything I’ve been looking for. It’s 1440p, has a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time. It’s a TN panel, but according to Viotek (and the 20 reviews I read before purchasing), it has the absolute best color gamut in TN panels today.

What did I spend on this incredible piece of technology? $270. Yea, I was shocked too.

So yea, that’s what I wanted to share with you this week Diary. Sometime next week I should be physically building my first ever gaming PC! Maybe people would be interested in watching me build it on Mixer. Idk…

So until next time Diary! Peace out!

P.S. I matched with a girl on Bumble yesterday and when she found out I play a lot of video games she said “eww” so I called her a cunt and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna die alone.

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