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  1. I did end up with my usual brand EVGA. I'm waiting on the arrival of an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING Graphics Card. Happy flight simming all.
  2. I've come to depend on community feedback for major hardware purchases and I've got one coming up. I'm planning to upgrade my video card from an EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti that I installed in 2015 to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. To be honest the 980 Ti has very little trouble with anything I've thrown at it but I'm looking to move it to another gaming PC and want my primary PC to have the extra horsepower for the future and to get the most out of the Oculus Rift I've recently begun a new addiction with. The rest of my rig includes 32 GB of memory, SSDs, an Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz on an ASUS Z97-A-USB31 motherboard. From research I've seen different specifications and configurations, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 HYBRID GAMING, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID GAMING, etc Any suggestions? Pitfalls to watch for? Thanks for the help.
  3. Just got it together, last night it was windows updates and drivers, and got that process going. Im going to take a few days to go over it, and make sure everything is right. I'm still going to add a standard 2TB HDD for general storage and I ordered 2 more case fans because there were slots for 4 more but may not need them. None the less, can't hurt and its quiet as a mouse when it is on. Very nice case for sure.
  4. I plugged it in yesterday and wow...wow... Gorgeous! Might only be 60hz refresh but in flight sim or other games I tested it looked great. I also have two 17 inch Dell monitors on portrait mode and it all lines up on the desk nicely. I will say newegg gave me a ten dollar gift card because the day after I bought it the monitor went on sale for $799!!
  5. I've made my decision, and am happy with it. I've always envisioned 3 monitors but after the last few weeks of studying this, and then looking at what it would cost me to do it the way I want and what I would get back over all from it I decided against 3 screens and went with the Dell U3415W 34" Curved LED IPS 5ms Monitor. I spent some time in front of this device at a local store and was really impressed with it. Needless to say I've spent quite some hours researching curved 21:9 monitors vs 3 monitors. No matter what direction I went there was going to be some compromise on features or functionality of one over the other but I feel confident for me, right now, this will suit me the best. You never know, I may buy two more one day. HA... I found it on sale at newegg out the door for $809.99 using promo code DELLBTS. My new PC parts are here and I'll be assembling soon, and the monitor should arrive soon after I'm complete. Happy times.. Thanks for all the feedback!
  6. Thanks Jim, I saw that dell monitor today at MicroCenter. I tried to get a feel for it in a flight sim so I connected to youtube and brought up the videos for A2A. However youtube would not full screen completely which I was not surprised about. But it did give me a slight look and feel as to what it might do in a flight sim environment on my desk.
  7. Took a ride to MicroCenter during lunch to stand in front of a 34 inch curved monitor. No doubt about it, the look is sweet. I would be more than content with that for absolutely any use, from any type of work or gaming. My biggest hangup is for years I've envisioned a 3 screen setup for sim racing and flight simulation that may be great for those applications but not for everything else. I just need to convince myself that perhaps this single wide screen will suit all my needs, if that is actually the case. I'll keeping looking into it online... Thanks!
  8. Yes, but that may just be too big for the desk area I use for work, gaming, simming. I have room for 3 screens (I have 3 now, just not great setup) or a nice 21:9. Even if I go 21:9 I may still have a small monitor off to the side of my desk, in portrait with apps (teamspeak, etc) on when I am gaming.
  9. So, I've spent the better part of the day reading reviews, and technical articles about 3 screens and 21:9 monitor reviews and I come away thinking, I'm going to bed uncertain and confused. I love the aspect of being surrounded by screens in a cockpit feel for racing sims and flying sims but there is that level of complication, and 3 devices that can fail vs 1 device that is pretty wide already in a 21:9 configuration. G-SYNC is too expensive to do 3 times, and 21:9 is very different to me as I am already used to 3 physical screens, both at work (3 19s) and home (2 17s in portrait and 1 27 in landscape). I know I'm going to spend at least 1000 dollars on this display setup and maybe a few hundred more but gaming performance of this display setup and immersion is important, to go with the fact that I work here too. Lets see what tomorrow brings, more to read and research...
  10. There is a small piece of my thought process that is very much intrigued by the 21:9 option.
  11. Starting to think going 3 screens that use G-SYNC may be more than I want to spend. Probably look for something that is a quality gaming 27 inch monitor and get 3 of those. If G-SYNC ever gets less expensive I can always get them, then and give my kids a monitor upgrade for their PCs.
  12. I'm in there right now!
  13. I'm looking to create a 3-monitor setup, and they will be connecting to an EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card. I'm open to suggestions and recommendations on what I need to keep an eye out for, or monitors in general as I start getting deeper into research. I want them to be 27 inches (I'm using one now, and want to maintain that size) plus I'll probably try to add a 3 screen desk mount to neaten things on the desk. I'm looking for this setup to be a flight sim, and race sim environment but it is a gamer PC as well as work when duty calls. I may not play all games with 3 screens all the time. I do work quite a bit from 3 screens at my job already so this will be something at home, in a more of a grand scale. Thanks for your suggestions!
  14. I read a lot about memory, there is a lot of, you'll see these results, those results, you'll barely feel this or possibly feel that. At the end of the day, I played it safe for now and went for some good ram that was on a flash sale. Nothing is set in glue we can always swap out as I feel the need, Not like I haven't done that before. Its time to build. Example, there was a note on the pcpart picker site that stated there could be an incompatibility between the 2400 memory because it went above it recommendations but then there are the XMP profiles with the cpu. Had a beer at 10AM... needed it, just ordered the most expensive video card in my life, the EVGA 06G-P4-4995-KR GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC+ w/ACX BP Video Card. Happy 4th of July, feel the fireworks! Luke, no idea on the IOPS.