Day: June 29, 2020

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AOC Agon AG493UCX Review – IGN

By tracy
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge with a 49-inch, 32:9 ultrawide gaming monitor, then you’ve likely encountered two obstacles. The first is having the desk real estate to accommodate a curved and absurdly wide display. The second is having the funds for such a purchase. I can’t answer the first for you, but for the second, AOC has an attractive proposition with the Agon AG493UCX 49-inch ultrawide gaming monitor. It supplies a 5K resolution for less than $1,000. By comparison, the Samsung CRG9 costs half as much more at $1,500. The AOC Agon AG493UCX is missing a few features found on the Samsung, but can you do without them for the lower price? Let’s wade into the wrap-around, ultrawide waters and find out.

Design and Features

The first breed of 49-inch ultrawide monitors delivered 4K resolution – 3840 x 1080. The Agon AG493UCX bumps the pixel count up to 5K at 5120 x 1440, and the difference in resolution is noticeable. The first iteration of this type of monitor is like having a pair of 27-inch, 1920 x 1080 monitors side by side. The Agon AG493UCX looks like two 27-inch displays, each with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. With

June 29, 2020 Off

2020 Gaming PC build guide: Get your rig ready for the biggest games of 2020

By tracy

If you’re looking to build a gaming PC in 2020, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve set a $1000 budget for this mid-tier build, and it’s built to deliver when you need it to. Alternatively, if you’ve got your heart set on something with a bit more overpowered-oomph, our high-end gaming PC build guide may be more up your street.

To help keep the price down on this gaming PC build, we’ve swapped from Nvidia to AMD. The compatibility with AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen processors and a modular PSU will allow room for future upgrades. The CPU that we’ve gone with for this build is overclockable too, ensuring you’re able to get every last bit of performance out of your set-up if you’re unsure of the distinctions between the big processor manufacturers, this AMD vs. Intel guide should make things a bit clearer.

If you’re familiar with our other build guides, you probably don’t need to be told that the $1000 budget doesn’t include any extras, such as a Windows license or peripherals—essentially, the $1000 covers everything you’ll find inside the case. Of course, if you’re upgrading, you should have most of those things already, and you can migrate