New Monitor or New Nintendo 3DS XL!?

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Which should I go for Nintendo 3DS XL or 27'' PLS 2560x1440p Gaming Monitor?

  1. Nintendo 3DS XL + Bunch of games

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  2. X-Star or QNIX 27'' 2560x1440p LED PLS QHD Monitor

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  1. stryder8701

    stryder8701 Banned

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    So I am a huge PC gamer and I have been looking into getting a console, that's not next-gen, that's what my computer is for. My choices weened down to the wii-u and 3DS and the 3DS is a lot better right now! But then, I realized with my monster gaming pc I could upgrade my monitor to a bigger, better 27'' 2560x1440p PLS monitor. Which should I go for?? Try not to be biased on a PC hardware site. the 3DS and DS has a huge library of games I haven't really touched yet plus it will give me mobility and ability to lay down and game for a bit and not have to be at my computer desk. There's def games I'd be interested to play right away also, although there's a bunch of good pc games coming out soon and with my GTX 690 the new 27'' PLS 2560x1440p monitor would be bad ass.
     
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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Monitor. You just spent all that time researching it, just follow through with the purchase. The 3DS can come later.
     
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    I could always do a bit more research lol, it's my hobby, plus I already have a pc and a monitor dude. The 3DS XL will add another dimension to my gaming world :)
     
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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Well that's a fine way of looking at it, but if that's the case, just go with the 3DS then. I get the feeling that's more of what you want.
     

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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    It all depends on what screen you have at the moment! Listing that would help greatly with any recommendation.

    @IcE, how come only 4Ghz on your CPU?
     
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    Because I didn't feel like going higher. It's heavily undervolted right now at around 1.05V, and I like the low temps and power consumption. I don't use anything that requires more power anyway.
     
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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Fair enough!
     
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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    That's right, don't you ever ask me about my life choices again you little punk!

    (trollface)
     
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    If I wanted to do that, I would have commented about you wanting to save power by undervolting your CPU, and having a GTX 680 :D
     
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    Lol, to be fair Kepler is quite efficient. 195W TDP is pretty low for a top tier card. My old 470 had a TDP 50W more and is not even half as fast. Now I know TDP doesn't necessarily indicate actual power consumption but it gives a good reference point.
     

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    In that case, monitor first!
     
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    Lol why, there's nothing wrong with that haha
     
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    Theres more to 'next-gen' than gfx mate, and id hardly say the 3ds fill that niche.

    How about get a 3d monitor and add a real 'dimension' to your gaming experience.
     
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    No I don't want to 3d game at this time dude, no thanks. I am really just looking at getting a 27'' PLS LED Monitor @ 2560x1440p or a Nintendo 3DS XL for the time being.
     

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    Is that a good one? Matte also so no or very little glare. It's a PLS so better quality and color.
     
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    The differences are slight, but I prefer PLS. Matte vs Glossy is up to you. I personally prefer matte since I don't like seeing my face in my monitor during mid day, but keep in mind it does lower the picture quality ever so slightly compared to a glossy panel.
     
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    Yeah I'm right by a window tho too so I will get some reflection, but I guess I can pull down the shades, so glossy would give me slighty better picture though should I just get that then?
     

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