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Buying a new monitor

Post by rottencheeseCA » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:38 pm

So, I am getting some money soon and I want to blow it on a fancy monitor. I was thinking this one

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015YECYJ6/ref ... 6779847-20

But I am open to suggestions. Looking for G-sync and 144hz refresh rate. Any thoughts?
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by Grndslmhttr3 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:27 pm

Acer? I barely know 'er!
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by scobywhru » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:01 am

why not one of the ultra wide monitors?
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by Ian7 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:03 pm

Buy the monitor me and neel both own. BenQ XL2411 amazing quality for it's price.
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by Neelpos » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:28 pm

He's going 1440p and G-Sync however, so the XL2730Z would be the model, however that would depend if Rotten cares about the differences between Nvidia's G-sync and AMD's Freesync.
http://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/b ... g-monitor/
It's also $150 cheaper than the Acer that Rotten posted, mostly due to Nvidia's premium on G-Sync (they charge out the ass for the branding alone, plus it's a physical module actually put inside the monitor).

Definitely the best monitor for gaming if your three major points are 27", 1440p, and 144hz. If you plan to have other uses for it though the Acer might be more suitable. BenQ monitors don't have as accurate color representation at times, I use my Asus 1440p for design work because of this. When it comes to 144hz though BenQ is certainly king.

Here's an article on Freesync Vs G-sync
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2974781/ ... mooth.html

Basically ghosting used to be an issue but that's been solved, at this point it's basically a compatability issue but only if you're running an AMD card, if you're running Nvidia you'll see basically the same results between either tech.
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Post by scobywhru » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:00 pm

3D was always a fad, the ultra wide displays are a thing that is worth while and if you use a monitor for more than just gaming the extra screen real-estate comes in handy. There are also other options in the same vein as a gaming monitor.
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by Eviltechie » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:36 pm

I have a Dell S2716DG, which is basically the same thing but cheaper.
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by rottencheeseCA » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:12 pm

Good find techie. I don't want any AMD stuff in my monitor, since I have a Navidia graphics already. Might be getting a Dell, dude
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Re: Buying a new monitor

Post by Ian7 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:35 pm

My buddy has a slim bezel Dell monitor and he loves it. While it is only 60hz it still looks really nice.
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