You’ll have to pry my 1440p monitor out of my cold dead hands

No matter how hard I try to fight it, every year during Black Friday I come down with a bad case of technolust. Stricken with deal frenzy, that rational part of my brain that says “do you really need that?” or “you can’t eat a stick of RAM when you’re hungry” shorts out. I start eyeing PC upgrades that, for the rest of the year, I never seriously considered. This fugue state is how I ended up buying a $600 RTX 3070 in 2020 just to play Quake 2 with ray tracing (and it was worth it). Yesterday I bought a speedy PCIe Gen 4 SSD (opens in new tab), and am dangerously close to getting a new motherboard and CPU to squeeze every possible ounce of speed out of it.

The one thing I absolutely won’t be buying this year is a fancy 4K monitor.

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