Building my little bro a new PC on November 30th, suggestions

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  1. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    it's dell.. and even when alienware wasn't dell... they were grossly over priced and still left some people in the know scratching their heads.
     
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    So my little brother called in to complain about the price they charged him, and threatened to cancel, (of course he really wasn't going to but he wanted to see what they would do) and they refunded him 250 dollars of the purchase price. LOL! :D

    I'm so happy he finally is back into PC gaming, it has been a long while coming. Now he can finally get back to playing games like he was supposed to be doing in the first place (we both grew up gamers, I just stayed a gamer for the most part while he "grew up" as we adults like to call it).
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Yeah, the one good thing that this covid virus has done is make gaming a hell of a lot more popular than it was even before the outbreak when a lot of people gamed, now we have almost everyone jumping on the bandwagon.
     
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    That is probably massive overkill... A UPS for a gamer really just needs to be able to run the system for long enough to properly save games and shut down.

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    So today he bought a few new things for the PC.

    Corsair MM350 anti fray medium mouse pad:

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    16GB Sandisk Cruzer Glide:

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    and Corsair M65 RGB Elite 18000 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse:

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    This is the monitor we are considering, but we are waiting until Cyber Monday, he got the above parts at Black Friday prices, that's why he bought them. He also got the chair and table at discounts.

    For the monitor we are mulling (below), the price is attractive, and it got good reviews, even it is an older model, I think it packs a lot of value for the price.

    Acer Predator XB273K Gpbmiipprzx 27" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Monitor with VESA Certified DisplayHDR 400, Quantum Dot, 144Hz:

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    Also this is the keyboard we're going for, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Backlit Mechanical Cherry MX Speed Gaming Keyboard (just waiting for it to come down in price on the 27th or 30th here):

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    We're looking at this now, it is FreeSync 2 and a lot of people say they have gotten it to work well with their Nvidia cards (it is also advertised as a G Sync Compatible display by sellers), the ASUS ROG Strix XG43VQ 43" Super Ultra-Wide Curved HDR Gaming Monitor with FreeSync 2 (it's also 450 nits of brightness with HDR):

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    hdr on anything below 600 or arguably even 800 is pointless to bother even listing IMO.
     
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    So between the two monitors above, which would you go for? (considering we are trying to go for a monitor <1000), we could wait and go for something more expensive but that would have to be later.

    What is your recommended monitor that is not blatantly expensive (lol I know you were thinking of suggesting a 55" monster).
     
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    How about this one, the Acer Predator CG437K 43" Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 4K 1ms (VRB) 120Hz 3xHDMI 2xDisplayPort HDR1000 NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible USB 3.0 Hub Built-in Speakers Backlit LED Gaming Monitor (on www.newegg.ca):

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    IKR? Lol.

    We've just finished talking with my bro, he's aiming for the 43" Acer monitor I posted above. Unless @Judas steers him away from it.

    @Tipstaff, you're welcome to join in at any time too!
     
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    i can't really steer anyone anywhere

    i mostly just think that if you expect HDR of any caliber i don't know of any monitor that's under say $1500 that can do it properly with a good result reliably... and hdr is mostly iffy to begin with anyways.
     
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    The 43" one costs more than 2 grand.
     
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    i was talking in general for display that push hdr but are pretty piss poor at it.

    My benQ 32" for example is hdr compliant.. but it's nits i think is in around 400... i'd never suggest anyone use hdr on it.
     
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    It's' 750 nits, more than enough, am I right? It also has a peak brightness of 1000cd/m².
     
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    check out it's results on rtings.com put it through the comparisons..
     
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    rtings.com doesn't have it, but Toms Hardware says it is gold. Most other sites agree too.
     
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    His carbon fiber desk is set up, he says it is really sturdy, he went for a typists chair instead.

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