Basically all USB-C to HDMI adapters actually work like this:
I suspect that the limiting factor is the converter chip in your adapter. You want a converter chip that supports HDMI 2.1. You might want to consider something like:
In theory, that adapter should support 4k120 from the NVIDIA GPU.
You're limited to HDMI 2.0 from the Radeon GPU, which will limit you to 4k60 or 1440p120 as you discovered.
Other than only supporting HDMI 2.0, the other downside to using the Radeon GPU is slightly higher latency and slightly lower framerates, because there's overhead to copying the frames back from the RTX 3060 to the Radeon GPU.
If just a single external display, the ideal by a narrow margin is to find a usb-c to displayport adapter and plug it into the USB-C port *specifically on the left side* of the laptop. That one has Displayport alt mode, and will be a direct connection to the GPU.
I have found in my own tests that hooking up to the HDMI port has about a 2% performance drop in comparison with 3dmark Time Spy. Not a huge deal, but it is a slight drop.
You can also connect to multiple monitors if you want and in my tests it seemed to work well, but only if you get a usb-c adapter that supports displayport alt mode and again plug it into the left side usb port. You may also want to make sure it does *not* do power delivery. The jury's apparently still out as to whether USB-C power delivery + AC adapter plugged in = fried laptop in the 2021 model (it had the potential to do so in 2020 at least).
I'm personally using this so I have a total of three monitors, and it works well with the caveat that it seems to downsample to 1080p if the monitors you plug in are larger than that, despite what it says in the description: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QKVY23Q/
The exact one I am currently using to power my displays
This is working for me.
You can get "faster" than 100mbit ethernet by using a gigabit dongle, it would end up at around 280mbps according to a google search. I've got USB 3.0 based dock plugged in to one of the USB 2.0 ports and it seems to work well, even gives me a second screen using DisplayLink, if I wanted to (but I don't use it).
I love the keyboard, I've also been using this keyboard cover from amazon from the beginning so I've had no issues with wear or anything
I haven't used that specific display, but if it has a displayport then it should work. I'm currently running both a 1080p 144hz and a 1600x1200 60 hz display through this adapter:
I've had no problems driving both displays through the one port at the same time. So if the question is whether the laptop will do it, the answer is yes definitely. Assuming of course that the laptop in question is a G14.
This one here. I've used it for a bunch of different laptops and it works great. Also has a bunch of rubber pads to help avoid scratching
Hi! I think it depends on which G14 model you have; as I understand, the 2020 models supports 65W USB-C charging max, while the 2021 model goes up to 100W. I have the 2020 model, so I can only speak to that.
I'm using this Anker 65W USB-C to USB-C charger. When I bought it a few months back, there was option to bundle a 10ft USB C to C cable with it. It doesn't seem to be available in that bundle anymore, but it's easy enough to buy a cable separately. Hope this helps!
I got this usb-c dock a few weeks ago and it has been amazing compared to others I’ve tried in the past. Here’s the link:
CalDigit USB-C Gen2 10Gb/s SOHO Dock - Up to 4K 60Hz, HDMI 2.0b, HDR, DisplayPort 1.4, 10Gb/s USB A & USB C, UHS-II microSD and SD Card Readers, Bus Power and Passthrough Charging Support https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FF3BDW5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4J5TTFFKKQ2QRKPW9DR7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This dock supports both of my 144hz 1080p monitors.
The only issue is lack of USB ports so I have a usb hub on the type a slot with my keyboard, mouse, and speaker. Then for the usb-c slot I have a usb-c to lan adapter. It works amazing for me, couldn’t praise it more. Lmk if you have any questions
Flight Attendant here that takes my laptop everywhere I go. Bags get banged around a bit and constantly on the move.
Fits super snug. No issues.
I got this one recommended off of this sub (the 13" size).
It's still a thicker/padded sleeve, though.
Edit: Almost anything that works for the Macbook Pro 13" (the first physical design, at least, like, IDK, I think the 2013-2016 ish Macbook Pro) should work. The size is very nearly identical.
That is what I use and I play on a 1440p 144hz monitor no issues.
I use this Anker 5-in-1 and it has exactly that: Ethernet, 3 USB A, and one HDMI. I got this specific one because I wanted USB A and HDMI on one side and this was exactly what I was looking for. Plus Ethernet at the bottom.
Do you want it propped up at an angle to face you? Or like one of those vertical laptop stands?
I got this one from Amazon and it works fine, can also be folded up and easily put aside or in a backpack
Coomaxx Portable laptop stand,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S16FCV4?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Bought this one with the idea in mind that if I have to use a jack deprived device in the future I'll be covered. Plus Ethernet for faster Internet, the HDMI output for a second screen and mostly the missing SD card reader. No complain about it it's been working real great.
The wrist rest came with my Razer Huntsman that I no longer use but I believe it is the same as this one they sell separately. The keyboard is the RK 60% wireless keyboard and I love it. I got the gateron brown switch which has a nice touch and sound to it (not too loud and not super quiet either).
Here it is - 19.5V
Amazon.com: 180W AC Charger Fit for Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU GA502D GA502 GA502IU GA401IV GA401IU GA401IH-HE072T GA401II-HE177R G15 G14 Gaming Laptop Power Supply Adapter Cord: Home Audio & Theater
In spite of being really solid, keep the laptop fairly horizontal and leave space under... It just manages to cover the two fans perfectly xd
It is not a big deal (it is still getting way more airflow and better temperatures) but I can't use the laptop closed if I need to.
I have this one as do many others. Works great.
In general, just dont buy a no-name brand because its cheaper and has more features. You'll pay for it later. Also, dont buy anything made for Thunderbolt even though the connector is the same.
It's very subjective. IMO, G14 is a bit of an acquired taste. Great hardware, requires some work to get it working as it should. Can be frustrating wrt. power consumption and other things discussed in this forum. For casual gaming, I'd go with Zenbook 15 with Nvidia 1650 and 4k display. Surprisingly good battery life considering the display, much less fuss.
There is no "best" dongle. I doubt anyone's going to have a universal recommendation, especially without any idea of what you want. What I can give is some general shopping advice, but you'll probably have to do some searching on your own.
List out all the ports you want. The more ports, usually the more expensive, so you're not going to just be spending $40 on a dongle that does everything. Some can be over $100 (though the biggest are usually thunderbolt docks, which this laptop wouldn't fully support). Find ones that have the ports you need. Check reviews/shop around to find the best one you can.
For example, I listed out the following ports I wanted:
And I ended up with this.
It's ok. It doesn't quite meet the listed displayport spec, only running 1440p/120 Hz despite listing itself as supporting up to DP 1.4 when possible, but this is fine enough I guess. Tad bulky but it has what I need and the ports I care about seem to work.
I assume you probably don't need all these ports and don't want to spend close to $70, so do your own shopping around. Some good products exist under less popular brands but check for stuff that at least has plenty of good reviews. Actually read some of the reviews before you buy since they might give good scores in spite of some issues that might be a deal-breaker for you (and someone will usually tattle if they're buying reviews, typically in exchange for amazon gift cards).
Best of luck.
It's a keyboard skin from Amazon to keep cat hair out!
Thanks man! I got it from Amazon by this Seller named VATH. I believe they have their own website as well to get stickers from
I'm using this hub:
Anker USB C Hub
Hopefully it doesn't cause any issues. It does have USB PD but I don't have the hub connected to a power source. I have 2 HDMI cables and a separate USB Hub which has my keyboard, mouse, mic, and webcam connected to it. The reason for the second USB A hub is because this setup is also where I work (you can see my work laptop right behind the right monitor). This allows me to quickly move all the peripherals from one laptop to the other by just moving one cable.
And yes, the monitors are extended, not mirrored. I just found out I can add a different wallpaper to each screen, so I'll probably do that next.
The left USB-C port is connected to the Nvidia GPU. The right one isn't connected to any GPU.
You need to get a USB-C to Display port cable, then connect it to the left USB-C port.
Here is an example of one:
13.3" Mcheng case.
This one is what I landed with after 3 purchases. I was extremely impressed with the quality. It's pricier, and not necessarily for travel, but it doesn't require a charger for PD (unlike the other 2 I tried), has 3 USB 3.0 ports, and DP.
You could go with something small like a USB 3 dongle-sized drive. I know it's just 256gb; But it's a small bit for some big storage.
There was no need to scrape it off in the first place. But as you have done it, the product is called K5 Pro. You should use it as it will fill the gaps by pressure. https://www.amazon.com/viscous-thermal-paste-replacement-Aspire/dp/B01C5XWF2U/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=k5-pro&qid=1595310500&sr=8-4
USB-C hubs tend to be much smaller without any external power adapter and more portable. Like this: Anker USB C Hub, PowerExpand 8-in-1 USB C Adapter, with 100W Power Delivery, 4K 60Hz HDMI Port, 10Gbps USB C and 2 USB A Data Ports, Ethernet Port, microSD and SD Card Reader, for MacBook Pro and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087QZVQJX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WyjfFbGMKNZHZ
Docks tend to be bigger with more ports and external power supply. Like this: USB C Docking Station,Hiearcool 4K Triple Display 17IN1 Docking Station for Windows USB C Laptop and Thunderbolt3(2HDMI,DP Output,VGA,Gigabit Ethernet,2USB3.0,2USB2.0,100W PD) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0831BJQ3Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hAjfFbV4MCKV1
What is this? Some monitor recommending club? 🤣
This one for photo editing:
BenQ PD2700Q 27 inch QHD 1440p IPS Monitor | 100% sRGB | AQCOLOR Technology for Accurate Reproduction https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K1INYWG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_h0zdFbQQF5SG4
This one for gaming:
Dell S-Series 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Gaming Monitor (S2719DGF); QHD (2560 x 1440) up to 155 Hz; 16:9; 1ms Response time; HDMI 2.0; DP 1.2; USB; FreeSync; LED; Height Adjust, Tilt, Swivel & Pivot https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N2L5CXO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w4zdFbG0QFH8T
I use a 3440x1440 (21:9) Xiaomi Ultrawide Monitor 34' with the 2060 version and performance wise it's alright. You will not reach 144fps in all games, but it's above 60 and up to 120 in most games. It may not be the best Ultrawide Monitor with 4ms, but price wise I think it's fine.
I got mine from Banggood for $475 (they go on sale quite frequently) and use it via HDMI.
This one has slightly better specs (144hz vs 100hz, 4ms vs 5ms, 121% sRGB vs 99%sRGB) and goes on sale for $400 quite frequently.
So the upgrade to windows 11 will trigger based on a few different properties none of them specifically related to the G14 but rather configuration requirements at the moment. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications
MS will more widely push 11 as time goes on but the mileage will very.
For instance AMD just patched RYZEN for it as on release it was a 40% slow down over 10 thanks to bullshit from Intel Optimizers. Thats allot of words to say wait a year your not missing anything.
Thanks it has little shelves at the bottom, for the knick knacks and what not. The light bulb is is pretty cool I bought it separately once I had the money for it. It's an rgb bulb with Bluetooth connectivity. It definitely adds to the lamp!
Nah I have it in grey, same model. Got it from Amazon.ca still a few left in stock for $2400 CDN -- For OP: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0863D2QVT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_PSQP7KM65JM734PBVBQ4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I actually keep a bunch of these handy. If I need to cool my laptop down I’ll stick one of these under the back feet to prop up the laptop. It puts cold air directly under the laptop. I swap them out once they thaw.
The skin is from here:
However, you can also get the four piece one for the same price, I wish I got that one instead.
Here's the cover:
This is a proven winner
ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD Wall Charger Compatible with Laptops Chargeable via USB-C (Not Compatible with Legacy Models with Barrel Charging Ports) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D64QLQ1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C944HP66ZP5MSQT6HRSA
I use this one.
The fans are oriented correctly to feed the air intakes on the bottom. Keeps my system steady at 70 degrees even under highest loads.
Edit: Be sure to keep the laptop open while in use, even on a cooling pad. The case is part of the heat dissipation system and gets super hot; it can damage your screen.
Leze - Ultra Thin Keyboard Skin... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FWWXHV6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
They don’t seem to have the black anymore but this is the seller I got it from. And thanks! I used this for everything so I hope its an easy enough fix
I got it from a local store here where I live in Bahrain, tried to find anything similar in amazon but couldn't
Here is a link to the closest thing to it:
I am pretty sure if you go to local stores around you might find something similar
I use this one
Or one very similar to it - I can't find the brand that mine is labeled (Powlaken) - but all of the ones that look like that seem to be the same item just with a different brand on it. Have no issues with it and it has a small footprint. I've been using it for a little over 2 years now. I connect an external monitor, hard drive dock and USB memory stick with it.
This is the stand.
I put some rubber feet where the laptop feet make contact to give it a little more air, becaus the fans line up exactly where the stand blocks it.
Here it is. Aww man when I originally bought it my setup was black and white. Now I see a blue one that would match a lot nicer.
So just found out I have the slower x16 version on mine, but now I'm curious about upgrading. I've done some looking into the previous answers in the sub an got wind of this as a possible upgrade - https://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-PC4-25600-SODIMM-260-Pin-Memory/dp/B08C4Z69LN/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Crucial%2BRAM%2B8GB%2BDDR4%2B3200%2BMHz%2BCL22%2BLaptop%2BMemory%2BCT8G4SFRA32A&qid=1624815788&sr=8-5&th=1
My only concern is that I can't tell if it's x8 or x16, am I maybe missing something or would anyone be able to confirm? Just want to avoid spending the money to have a similar stick of ram come to my door haha.
I use this stand which looks similar to the one OP is using. It can hold the laptop like shown, but I actually use it as a stand with the laptop open. I slide the taller support through the gap between the screen and deck and the lower support holds the weight of the laptop. It gives a good angle and provides tons of extra air space underneath for better cooling.
I use this. It’s a beast.
Nekteck 100W USB C Charger [GaN Tech & USB-IF Certified], PD 3.0 Adapter with Foldable Plug, Support iPhone Fast Charging, Compatible with MacBook Air/Pro 13/16, iPad Air/Pro, Galaxy, iPhone 11/XS/XR https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B089FC1TRF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_M317CEN8TP3M5G8T3K31?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
ASUS ZenScreen 14" 1080P Portable Monitor (MB14AC) - Full HD, IPS, Built-in Battery, Eye Care, Foldable Smart Case, USB-C Power Delivery, Ultra-slim, Micro HDMI, For Laptop, PC, Phone, Console , BLACK https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C5MMQBZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1DSQ565NETXWM0SVHPWB?psc=1
I've been using this knock-off version of the roost stand. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HHYQBB8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It has ton's of space below it for cooling and the fans are unobstructed. The biggest con is the amount of space on the desk it takes up.
I got this Anker one originally for a Dell and MacBook laptop to charge but it still works fine albeit capped at 65w (2019 model). Love that it has iq on all the ports and can charge individually at 25w if all connected.
The screen bezel is glued on making it a chore to get to the antennas.
I'd recommend just buying the antennas online, Amazon has them for $7.
If you're in another country or need to buy from a different website, just search for "IPEX MHF4" to get the right Antennas (refers to the connector type, actual antenna shape will vary, but it shouldn't matter). You'll need two Antennas, one for each connector on the Wifi card.
I can't recommend any monitors as I'm not a CAD user so not sure what would be best, but as to your point on using [email protected] - the left USB-C port is DisplayPort compatible, so all you'll need is a USB-C to DisplayPort cable and you'll be fine running it at [email protected]
I personally use my G14 (same spec as yours) with a Xiaomi Mi 34 Curved monitor (3440x1440, 144hz) and it works perfectly with this cable.
I do! However I did just notice it does NOT have an ethernet port.... Not sure how I missed that - but it has everything else:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07Y3RYLVH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 this is mine
ASUS VP229HE (21.5'') and this monitor arm and laptop tray: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08SM8NG59/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought this one: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08B5WBML3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
No complains so far, but I am not using the USB-C for power delivery. It's not enough for gaming (your battery will slowly drain over time).
I have this one, and it's been working fine. I really like how it has a usb-c port going to the laptop, instead of a fixed cable. I don't use it for power delivery, however, because I don't trust it to not let the magic smoke out.
It's on its own separate amazon page, for a cool 2000 though.
Amazon.com: Nulaxy Laptop Stand, Ergonomic Aluminum Laptop Mount Computer Stand, Detachable Laptop Riser Notebook Holder Stand Compatible with MacBook Air Pro, Dell XPS, Lenovo More 10-15.6" Laptops - Space Gray: Computers & Accessories
This one is pretty great for what I do.
Amazon.com: Laptop Cooling Pad, Lamicall Laptop Cooler : Portable Slim Laptop Cooling Stand Holder Riser with 5 Fans Compatible with MacBook Air Pro Dell XPS HP Alienware Laptop Notebooks Up to 15.6 Inch: Computers & Accessories
This is a compact cooling pad if you are looking for something not too big
I know this is not what you're asking for, but just in case it helps, I have two 1080 monitors, one hooked up to the DP output and the other to the HDMI output. I'm able to get 165 Hz on both monitors. I bought the latest HDMI version cable, so maybe that helps. I was surprised, tbh. I thought I'd get 120 Hz, maybe, on the monitor hooked up to HDMI. Here's a link to the HDMI cable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S1CGQ9Z
Thanks for the help! I was planning on just using this
directly to a pair of these. That should do the trick right?
You could use something like this
Here you go.
It's not the cheapest but it works with no issues. I bought it a year ago for my Thinkpad X1 Carbon (currently my sidekick). Just make sure you use the USB-C port on the right side of the G14.
Yes it is and thank you.
I found this one at a cheaper price but any similar one should work well
Yes, cooling pads work. You want something that blows air upward, into the bottom of the laptop, to match the airflow design. I use this one while the computer is sitting on a shelf at my desk, mounted "backwards" (so the row of 3 fans is pushing air towards the rear of the laptop), connected to a spare small USB wall wart: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N1FF2GT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
As people use this laptop for AAA games, it should be good for most things, though it certainly can't run at highest performance while on battery only.
For lightweight use, basic web surfing, youtube, etc., battery life is solid.
Just know that all of this is super nitpicky. Your current setup looks great!
I would pick up a headphone hanger, one that goes under your desk like this one
Also, I would try and get a larger mousepad with the freed up space from the headphone, just to clean it up a bit. Maybe a clean black design?
Move the watch off the desk lol. The bright red is super distracting and doesn't fit in with the color scheme haha.
Try and route your iPad charger somewhere else. Seeing the wire run from the middle all on your desk just looks a tad messy. Maybe scoot it back a bit too.
I'm missing something.
If you have a very high refresh dp 1.4 monitor, your best bet would likely be to try a dp 1.4 USB cable, something like: https://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-Maxonar-Certified-32-4Gbps-Adapter/dp/B08B3XNZGS/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=usb+c+displayport+1.4&qid=1610385582&sr=8-3
I don't own the cable I linked, it's simply representative of what I would try if I wanted to drive very high frame rate to a high res monitor.
I have Xfinity Gigabit, so its not symmetrical (1000 down / ~35-40 up), but I have been able to get >900 Mbps down on speedtests using various adapters. I have an Anker hub, a straight USB c to ethernet adapter, and some other random USB C to USB hub w/ ethernet adapter. They all get the same numbers.
I'd say that either your adapter is junk (likely...I've never heard of that brand) or there's lots of other usage on your network at the same time you run the test.
EDIT: I use this hub quite a bit and it works great for a second display, ethernet, and for extra USB ports. (LINK). Just don't use PD if you're using your AC adapter.
Then buy the subjectively superior white variant.
No actually I think the 2060 was only available in white, except for the model with both the AniMe matrix and the 2060 which can be found here.
How does this work when it’s in a vertical mount like this: https://www.amazon.com/Vertical-Adjustable-OMOTON-Aluminum-Chromebook/dp/B074PPGHMC
I have it with the vents on top and the “front” of the computer down so it can suck in cool air and blow it out the top/sides.
Yes, I ended up having to do an hdmi routing. Attaching it is pretty easy and it covers the ugly whole. Here's a link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081QPF19F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_t1_Zn02FbEZ6XC1V?psc=1
The cushion is comfortable and stable on the lap and bed as the bead filling conforms into the shape of whatever surface under it, as for the top part it's the perfect size to hold the g14, the mouse pad is good for reddit browsing and casual gaming but it's too narrow for intense gaming. This is the model I have. https://www.amazon.com/LapGear-Office-Mouse-Phone-Holder/dp/B07N9LDMF8
It came with the desk
haha, yeah i would look into saving for something worthwhile. my brother had 2 switches break on him after 2ish months. This is the keyboard i recomend, it uses name brand switches, has bluetooth, the switches are optical (if your into that, more for linear feel), and its a steel for 50$. (coming from a dude who had hyperX, Razer, and am generally very critical of my thing)
somebody in another thread also recommended the samsung fit plus which i've just bought!
Take a look at this:
It has two USB As, a type C (you can buy a type C to type a converter for this one if you want) supports PD up to 100W (g14 only goes up to 65W though so you might want to charge from barrel plug only.) And has HDMI that supports 4K 60. If you plug monitor into this dock and not the hdmi on the laptop itself then the monitor will bypass the AMD gpu and have a direct connection to the nvidia gpu.
No Home/End/PgeUp/PgeDown button, no webcam, and there is a huge black bar at the bottom of the screen. I'm a programmer, and
- i use powertoys for Home/etc (mapping).. but it's not ideal,
- i use my s10e as a webcam with this https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/gp/product/B07ZX5343Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .. but it's not ideal
- i use autohotkey to hide sometimes the taskbar but it's not ideal, the screen should be a little bit larger, and could !!!
This is a 1,6kg VR ready laptop, with 8hrs battery life (netflix), it could be the perfect laptop ever made, but i can't understand those bad design choices.
I posted about my current setup last night and go a bit more into detail about how I connected everything in the comments. You can check it out if you want to see how it looks, but I'll try to summarize it here:
I'm using this as my main hub:
I have 2 HDMI cables and a separate USB Hub which has my keyboard, mouse, mic, and webcam connected to it. The reason for the second USB A hub is because this setup is also where I work so this allows me to quickly move all the peripherals from one laptop to the other by just moving one cable. It also gives me more USB A ports to use.
The USB C hub does support USB PD, but I don't have a power source connected to it, so no extra power should be going to my laptop. It's worked great so far. Let me know if you have any questions, or check out my post as a few people have already asked questions you may have.
I looked at a lot of stands, but really wanted something small and portable. So I ended up getting this one. It gives it plenty of venting at the bottom and it has been really solid. I can type on the laptop while on the stand and it doesn't move at all. This set up is also where I work, so I didn't want something permanent for gaming and this stand allows me to quickly take everything down.
I would recommend Disabling CPU boost, also add this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F9MPCKR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
nice little gadget.
Use this and problem goes away instantly:
If you're planning to use an external mouse and keyboard anyway, you might consider something like this:
I haven't done any kind of A/B testing but Armoury Crate shows my CPU temp staying between 69-73 degrees while playing Gears 5.
no problem. This is the one i have. And its working perfect. Get full refresh rate. And you are right, hdmi is very lmited. I have hdmi running to my none gaming/editing monitor.
I bought this one:
Cheap and not exactly name brand, though, so we'll have to see how it holds up.
Ah, would you be able to import something from Thailand perhaps? There is a 32gb variant supposedly available with SKU GA401IV-HA115T
I made sure to get a native 3200mHz stick, specifically this Crucial branded module
I'm using this one:
And it works great. I'm running one 1080p 144 hz display and one 1600x1200 at the same time with no problems.
Just make sure if you go with a USB-C adapter that you don't get a super cheap one. I started out with a cheaper one and the video stability was awful. It's definitely worth it to buy something decent.
ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD Wall Charger Compatible with Laptops Chargeable via USB-C (Not Compatible with Legacy Models with Barrel Charging Ports) - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D64QLQ1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_h2-BFb2ZCHF65
I'm using https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075V27G2R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1f7zFbCPXD5AZ and it works perfectly to my Acer Predator 32" 4k
I can't see any obvious reason the cable doesn't work especially if it works from your phone to the same monitor
If you are on a tight budget, I would recommend the Qisan Magicforce 68.
There are different options to choose but for £30 it's very good. It comes with brown switches which might not be the best for everyone, that's why you can chose a different model. However I am not entirely certain whether the switches are hot swappable. But once again if you are on a tight budget, this one is definitely a considerable option.
Also very nice setup OP and I hope you find the KB you are looking for.
For the interested people 😊
Mice is Razer Atheris - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-Atheris-Mercury-Technology-Ambidextrous/dp/B07RQ8K8C6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=razer+atheris+mercury&qid=1599828925&sprefix=razer+atheris&sr=8-1
Headset is Kraken X - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-Kraken-Multi-Platform-Headset-Mercury/dp/B086VR169L/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=razer+kraken+x+mercury&qid=1599828944&sprefix=razer+kraken+x+mer&sr=8-1
It’s a rubber cover for the whole keyboard (top four buttons not included. The backlight shined through muted on the sides, not through the type face or whatever. I have an earlier may model so if you have an updated model it may come through better. Here is the link!
If you want to use high refresh rates you're probably going to need to use the displayport connector. I have a 3440x1440 100hz monitor and while waiting for my displayport to type c connector to arrive i had to use HDMI which limited me to 50hz. I got this cable and now I have full 1440p ultrawide at 100hz.
The reason you aren't seeing options for custom resolutions or refresh rates is because the HDMI port uses the cpu's onboard graphics while the displayport connector (the type C on the left) uses the nvidia GPU (as far as i know).
Not sure but I've been using some cheap plastic bumpers to protect the feet. I linked some similar ones below but I'm using some that I had sitting around for a while.
If you got the money, go with Anker or Aukey
Edit: or Apple but I never recommend those because the cables rip easy and the value for the money isn’t there.
I don’t think you could go wrong with this one.
You can charge your laptop or your phone and carry just one charger if needed.
This is the one I'm using personally, but pretty much any USB-C to DP cable will work. However, try to find ones that are DP 1.4 certified (they will list 8K 60Hz or 4K 144Hz in their maximum frequencies), as DP 1.2 does not support 4K 120Hz.
That said, some DP 1.2 cables may work just fine at 4K 120Hz, but 1.4 certified cables are guaranteed to work so yeah, better safe than sorry.
Highly recommend searching this subreddit or googling... Theres tons of helpful threads and howtos and videos.
I upgraded mine to 24GB with this:
Crucial 16gb 3200mhz cl22
There's also a 32gb version to give you 40gb total.
It'll run dual channel up to 16gb then single channel for the rest...
What are your thoughts on this one?
My friend sent it to me and it seems like a decent value