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Currently I am using an ASUS VH238H but I kind of want to get a 2nd monitor.

I personally don't want to spend a bunch and am looking at the ASUS VG248QE

Would it be worth upgrading now or should I wait for the Gsync monitors to come out which are rumored in a couple months; also rumored to be at a minimum of $400 (which is a ton for a monitor).
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personally, I have 2 monitors for multi-tasking and just conventional things. i still game on a single monitor because its my comfort zone.

if you feel like you need more desktop workspace, then yeah getting a 2nd monitor helps out immensely.

But if you are a casual/average gamer whose on his computer for a few hours a day then it might not be fully worth it dropping the cash for the 2nd monitor.

its simply YMMV when it comes down to these things.

 

don't pay the gsync monitors much attention/hype for now, who knows what they really can or cant do or if even you'll benefit from it or not.

 

also why not get a duplicate of your current monitor? that newegg link says its about $140 AMIR which is great considering you're hesitant on spending the cash.


Edited by DF is BUSY - 3/15/14 at 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

personally, I have 2 monitors for multi-tasking and just conventional things. i still game on a single monitor because its my comfort zone.
if you feel like you need more desktop workspace, then yeah getting a 2nd monitor helps out immensely.
But if you are a casual/average gamer whose on his computer for a few hours a day then it might not be fully worth it dropping the cash for the 2nd monitor.
its simply YMMV when it comes down to these things.

don't pay the gsync monitors much attention/hype for now, who knows what they really can or cant do or if even you'll benefit from it or not.

also why not get a duplicate of your current monitor? that newegg link says its about $140 AMIR which is great considering you're hesitant on spending the cash.

Yea I am probably on my computer about 5-6 hours a day with school work and gaming (mainly FPS and Dark Souls) and the upgrade would be for higher refresh rate whereas the one I have is like 60hz.
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Originally Posted by DF is BUSY View Post

personally, I have 2 monitors for multi-tasking and just conventional things. i still game on a single monitor because its my comfort zone.
if you feel like you need more desktop workspace, then yeah getting a 2nd monitor helps out immensely.
But if you are a casual/average gamer whose on his computer for a few hours a day then it might not be fully worth it dropping the cash for the 2nd monitor.
its simply YMMV when it comes down to these things.

don't pay the gsync monitors much attention/hype for now, who knows what they really can or cant do or if even you'll benefit from it or not.

also why not get a duplicate of your current monitor? that newegg link says its about $140 AMIR which is great considering you're hesitant on spending the cash.

Yea I am probably on my computer about 5-6 hours a day with school work and gaming (mainly FPS and Dark Souls) and the upgrade would be for higher refresh rate whereas the one I have is like 60hz.

 

if you feel like you want to upgrade for the higher refresh rate, then by all means go for it. 

 

higher refresh rate monitor to game on, secondary (your current) for multi-tasking, sounds like a plan.

 

once you go dual monitors, you'll wonder what you've been missing out on :P

post #5 of 16
What sort of fps are you getting now? Whats your build?
post #6 of 16
going back to single monitor after using dual monitors feels like chopping off an arm

viva la dual monitors

temp sensors + movie on one
desktop stuffs on the other

99% of the time spent like that without switching back and forth.
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Originally Posted by nged72 View Post

Currently I am using an ASUS VH238H but I kind of want to get a 2nd monitor.

I personally don't want to spend a bunch and am looking at the ASUS VG248QE

Would it be worth upgrading now or should I wait for the Gsync monitors to come out which are rumored in a couple months; also rumored to be at a minimum of $400 (which is a ton for a monitor).

I have a VH236H and it's an excellent companion to the PA248Q I just got a few months ago. biggrin.gif

The VH236H is good for 1080p movies since it has the native aspect ratio for those, while I can use my 24" 16:10 for web browsing, etc (and I can watch movies on it, too, if I'd rather use that monitor. smile.gif

Verdict: Dual-monitor it up, ASAP tongue.gif
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After using two monitors, it's so difficult to go back to one. I use mine heaps for school work, I'd definitely recommend getting another monitor, it increases productivity massively IMO.
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Thanks for the replies.

The only problem now is that the ASUS VG248QE seems to have color problems; at least that's what people say about it with lightboost. Also, since this ASUS monitor is upgradeable to Gsync...you lose the HDMI when doing so -.- (I guess I could just buy an HMDI to DisplayPort)

It is also $230 today and today only on NCIX

Is it worth waiting for the already installed/enhanced VG248GE (Gsync already installed from ASUS) for $400 or just jumping on it for $230 without Gsync

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/vg248qe-g-sync-nvidia-asus,24766.html
Edited by nged72 - 3/16/14 at 9:13am
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Thanks for the replies.

The only problem now is that the ASUS VG248QE seems to have color problems; at least that's what people say about it with lightboost. Also, since this ASUS monitor is upgradeable to Gsync...you lose the HDMI when doing so -.- (I guess I could just buy an HMDI to DisplayPort)

It is also $230 today and today only on NCIX

Is it worth waiting for the already installed/enhanced VG248GE (Gsync already installed from ASUS) for $400 or just jumping on it for $230 without Gsync

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/vg248qe-g-sync-nvidia-asus,24766.html

 

you quote gsync alot, but do you believe you'll even benefit from it?

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