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This worked out well, inadvertent GAS

DonS

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My daughters got "gaming" computers for Christmas. We and their grandpa joined together on it. These are AMD Ryzen desktop machines but the one thing we did not get was new monitors, they currently have some older, square, 19 inch models they have been using as a second monitor for doing online school. So they wanted to spend their own money and get widescreen monitors.

After looking around and seeing a some on Costco for a good price in a "Costco pack" of two, I jokingly said how about I get two new ones and you take my two (I have a three monitor setup). They jumped on it. The pair at Costco are actually IPS panels, better for photography but slower response for gaming, and two of my monitors are TN panels, better for gaming. The girls realized right away this was a way to save money. Until we said they were paying for part of the new ones, anyway ;) So for $50 each they will get my monitor when the new ones arrive. It turns out the Costco models (HP) did not have VESA mounts on the back, oddly) so I found another model on sale for the same price that does. I have a 3 arm mount on my desk so I want to keep that.

I will have my Dell Ultrasharp and two Benq, all IPS and 24 Inches.

Side note, the girls also asked for good quality microphones. They plan to join along with many other gamers and live stream games. This is a thing, watching others play games.
 

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What colour gamut do the Costco screens support. I splurged for a new Eizo as it covers 99.5% aRGB and 100% sRGB. Its not 4k but thats not a concern for me. I find retina and 4k screens terrible to judge sharpness on at 100% preview.

What GPU are you running?
 

DonS

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What colour gamut do the Costco screens support. I splurged for a new Eizo as it covers 99.5% aRGB and 100% sRGB. Its not 4k but thats not a concern for me. I find retina and 4k screens terrible to judge sharpness on at 100% preview.

What GPU are you running?
The monitors I am getting are only around 80% but still better than I have now for the two monitors they are replacing, though I may not notice the difference too much.

I am still running a Late 2012 Mac Mini with an Intel 4000. Both Lightroom and Photoshop run really well on it.
 
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