Hardware wishlist for 2014
Written by: vivek680 - 07:13 Dec-30-2013

Hey guys!...Long time since I wrote a blog....Well...this one is to ask you people what new ground breaking hardware you are looking at in 2014...Me?...I am expecting Nvidia gtx 750/ti and low cost G-sync monitors :)...Comment if you want me to add smth else to the poll :D....I really hate tech upgrading every damn day (looking at you Apple -_^)

WHAT do you want in 2014? max 2 votes

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12:38 Dec-31-2013

I will be getting a completely new rig, with at least a GTX 760.

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19:57 Dec-30-2013

NOTHING

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12:53 Dec-30-2013

DDR4 when released will be 'immature', and maybe expensive. I'm anticipating either Broadwell, if it fixes the heat issues in Haswell and IB, or Haswell-E because of the power it enhances. And second is Maxwell (if it releases next year) since that's meant to have the best performance/watt

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14:18 Dec-30-2013

I'd say DDR4 is useless for common user, because only advantage would be if used for integrated GPU (not for decent gaming) and its "blazing" speed would be extremely bottlenecked by slow HDD, and so SSD (maybe in RAID) would be a must, and even I am not willing to spend 300$ for 2×128GB SSD in RAID, rather get 3×2TB HDDs :P
Broadwell would be cool, but I sense everything after Ivy-Bridge will be more focused on versatile devices (like ultrabooks and HTPCs) so again nothing that awesome for gaming - I'm really happy I got i7-3770K :)

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10:49 Dec-30-2013

My whishlist for the next year? 4k screen and a GFX that's capable of running it decently. If I get that, I'd probably hold off any PC gaming related upgrades for some longer period time.

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09:13 Dec-30-2013

PS4 and Wii U..:D

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08:13 Dec-30-2013

Wii U is the only piece of hardware currently on my purchase list for 2014. :)

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07:20 Dec-30-2013

I wanna get 1440p monitor, that's all :Đ

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07:23 Dec-30-2013

1440p
what

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07:25 Dec-30-2013

2560×1440 resolution

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07:25 Dec-30-2013

single monitor or double monitor

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07:27 Dec-30-2013

only one I guess :)
should be a little less than my current 3840×1024 :Đ

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07:30 Dec-30-2013

dam son

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08:01 Dec-30-2013

damn monitor costs like 700$ :(

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10:22 Dec-30-2013

They're like $300...?

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08:18 Dec-30-2013

i gonna buy an intel i5 series quad core cpu and a hd7990

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08:34 Dec-30-2013

HD7990 is too overkill, I have one GTX770 running 3840×1024 fine :)

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11:45 Dec-30-2013

@debat0r ...I'm still not convinced about those 350$ 1440p QNIX monitors, and for ex. ASUS PB278Q (700$) offers better stand, matte frame, DisplayPort, 3-year warranty, no dead pixels...

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19:01 Dec-30-2013

There are a lot of matte panels out there (about 50% say it in the description), the stands are not that bad afaik, there are no dead pixels if you spend $350 instead of $300 for a pixel-perfect version, and what's wrong with DVI?

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20:49 Dec-30-2013

350$ are the common ones, and even perfect ones may have one pixel dead btw, DVI is okay, but a bit bulky;
thing which really matters to me is the warranty, if I buy monitor from local store, I can just pick it up and return myself in case of issues, but I won't spend -50$ for shipping to Korea, and 3-year warranty of that ASUS for ex. is great thing..

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21:11 Dec-30-2013

You can buy 2 montiors for the price of one ASUS, so I don't think warranty is really a thing xD

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21:29 Dec-30-2013

and that's the thing:
I don't wanna 2 monitors with uncertain quality and warranty, I'd rather pay a bit more and be sure (or at least be able to free return) it will work, will have no problems and will be covered by 3-year warranty service...

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23:14 Dec-30-2013

Suit yourself :)

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00:56 Dec-31-2013

Hmm, I'd rather get U2713HM. Better design, sturdier, faster refresh rate(although it's not a problem in any case..), has the same 3 year warranty and costs about the same. No built in speaker crap, and most importantly, it has DELL on it :D
Get the ASUS if it's much cheaper, but if they're the same price I'd definitely go for the U2713HM. :)
Agree on the part about getting a single decent screen rather that two crappy ones. If those QNIX'es would have no dead pixels for sure, I'd take one even without warranty(well, they practically don't offer warranty even now, so.. =D) because monitors rarely go bad.

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08:14 Dec-31-2013

I was checking that U2713HM too, it has slower response time (8ms vs 5ms of ASUS), and it's AH-IPS while ASUS is PLS, I still haven't decided, but the ASUS one goes pretty well in comparison test reviews :)

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09:36 Dec-31-2013

Actually, it has faster refresh rates. What you see in the specifications there, is marketing, pal. Gray to gray can GTFO, you're not quite computing in black&white mode only, are you? :)
PLS = IPS.
LG calls their panels PLS, Samsucrap calls their IPS. So what.

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09:41 Dec-31-2013

emilsz yup, true
btw Samsung calls their PLS and others are IPS basically same thing anyway ;)

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00:09 Jan-01-2014

Oh, okay then, my mistake :D
I'm not really into remembering how different manufacturers call their panels, which are very similar =P

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12:40 Dec-31-2013

I guess Dell U2713HM seems as best option so far...

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