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I'm looking to get the most out of my video cards and right now the weak link is the monitor in my gaming experience. i have about 500$ to spend right now. the end goal is get a 4k gsync monitor. but it could be as much as year and a half before really nice ips 4k gsync is available at any price.

so the question is what is the best monitor 500$ can buy today march 2014


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I'm looking to get the most out of my video cards and right now the weak link is the monitor in my gaming experience. i have about 500$ to spend right now. the end goal is get a 4k gsync monitor. but it could be as much as year and a half before really nice ips 4k gsync is available at any price.
so the question is what is the best monitor 500$ can buy today march 2014
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YAMAKASI DS270 IPS SE LED 27" 2560X1440 Monitor, $340.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141014647239?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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Originally Posted by leighspped View Post

I'm looking to get the most out of my video cards and right now the weak link is the monitor in my gaming experience. i have about 500$ to spend right now. the end goal is get a 4k gsync monitor. but it could be as much as year and a half before really nice ips 4k gsync is available at any price.
so the question is what is the best monitor 500$ can buy today march 2014
min size 27"


YAMAKASI DS270 IPS SE LED 27" 2560X1440 Monitor, $340.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141014647239?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

He wants GSync. And he has enough money to not go with a low budget 1440p monitor (which invariably ends up being lower quality overall too). Which lets face it, is what the Korean monitors are.

 

you should try and stop recommending the exact monitor that you have to anyone and everyone. Especially when its something he ISN'T looking for.

 

 

 

@ OP: You should actually wait a couple of months if you want GSync monitors. Especially at a minimum of 1440p (or even 4K). To buy a monitor right now would kinda be a waste of money.


Edited by Kinaesthetic - 3/7/14 at 12:39pm
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He wants GSync. And he has enough money to not go with a low budget 1440p monitor (which invariably ends up being lower quality overall too). Which lets face it, is what the Korean monitors are.

You should try and stop recommending the exact monitor that you have to anyone and everyone. Especially when its something he ISN'T looking for.

I believe my DS270 offers the best picture quality for the price,
I've also recommend other Korean brand monitors and those sold by Monoprice.
And listed websites like Techbargins for TN paneled monitor that are on sale.
So i'm not sure were you get this idea that I've only recommend the DS270.
If you know something that offers a better picture quality then the DS270 for the price, point me to it and i'll recommend it.

Edited by Tacoboy - 3/7/14 at 1:06pm
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I get your suggestion Kinaesthetic, I've budget about 500 now and more to go 4k. the question stands what the best i can get for under 500~?
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How important is G-Sync to you? Right now, there's only ONE monitor on the market, and it's 1080p 144Hz (ASUS VG248QE GS). If you want higher resolution (1440p) there are some around the corner, ASUS is working on a 27" ROG monitor:

http://www.asus.com/us/News/xXtX0FNhXQWPrry7

Also, if you want 4K in a decent quality PC desktop monitor, you're still looking at $1000+ for a 24" at this point. $500 isn't going to happen for 4K anytime this year, and if it does, it's going to be a TV panel and 60 Hz.

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I have a total budget for the 2 monitors of 2k... I'm looking for a monitor I can order now I know I won't get things I want like 4k and gsync. I want to know what's today's best 500$ monitor
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That's like asking what the best flavor lollipop is. There are a wide spread of features out there that you need to narrow down, resolution and refresh rate being the top two.

Microcenter had a few leftover HP ZR2740w last time I checked for $399. 2560x1440p, 60Hz IPS panels with matte finish. Pretty awesome deal, if you don't need higher than 60 Hz.

4K is still in it's infancy. I'd seriously give it another 1.5-2 years before committing to 4K.

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p.s. the Microcenter deal is in-store pickup only.
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wut, weird glitch
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lel I had to

To be on topic, aren't there only a few G-Sync compatible monitors on the market?
EDIT: nvm just saw hammong's post.
Edited by Kavster12 - 3/8/14 at 5:01pm
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