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MacAlien

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So, I took the plunge and bought a PC. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075X2FYRT along with a monitor https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0754DLLMK. Used up about 2 years of saved credits so didn’t have to pay much thankfully.

They’ll be here tomorrow. Now I’ve used Bootcamp quite a bit to be able to play actual games so this will be a nice change not having to constantly switch between OSes. (And having a real computer for games) Firstly, will the monitor even work? Secondly, Bluetooth...I don’t believe it has it but can I install it myself? Maybe those questions are difficult to answer, I dunno.

Basically, if anybody has any experience with the computer (or ibuypower) and any sage advice for this very green new pc owner it’s be welcomed. Also, for the record, I do know it’s a decent gpu so there’s that in my corner! >.<
 

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I'm not familiar with that brand, but I don't really follow the PC market much any more.

Both that PC and the monitor support a Display Port connection, so you should be good there.

I cannot see anything in the specs about Bluetooth, so it makes me think it does not come with BT hardware. I used a little USB BT adaptor like this in the past and it worked perfectly.
 
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Rockadile

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No Bluetooth according to customer Q&A. You will have to get internal card or external USB adapter like above.

The monitor has all the ports to connect with the GPU but it seems you got an AMD freesync monitor when your computer is Nvidia GPU.
 
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MacAlien

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No Bluetooth according to customer Q&A. You will have to get internal card or external USB adapter like above.

The monitor has all the ports to connect with the GPU but it seems you got an AMD freesync monitor when your computer is Nvidia GPU.

Oh no! I didn’t even know that. Does it affect anything?
 

MacAlien

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If you care about AMD Freesync or Nvidia G-Sync tech than yes, otherwise no.
It gets rid of screen tearing and stutters.

I've only seen G-Sync in premium monitors.
Thanks. I’ve actually traded the monitor out already. A few hours on the one in the link was just a bit bleh. I wasn’t too impressed especially compared to the iMacs screen side by side. So for now, I’m trying out a Dell 27” Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0149QBOF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_rS3QBbXJ5NDE9

It’s not 4K and I’m fine with that. It is gsync. I’ve now tried it for most games and it’s pretty nice and adjustable. Possible the curved monitor was too painful of an adjustment or the 1960xwhatever vs the 2500something x something was bit too much of a jump for the eyes to handle. Either way, that first monitor was just bad for me.

Windows just takes some getting used to and pretty bare boned. I also see some empty slots in the case (exciting!) so looks like I get to learn what I can and can’t do to put in there...maybe my food;)
 
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