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I upgraded recently from a Gtx 580 dcii to a mean Gtx 690. Didn't wanna sell my dcii so i bumped it to a physx card. I finally can stick my chest out and say i think am finally ready to move past 1920x1200 resolution..Figured with a dual gpu such as the 690 that i was doing myself an injustice by not upgrading my monitor.


I've had this Acer 24" monitor for so long that am clueless on what i should be looking for 120hz Gsync? should i go 4k? so i wanted some insight before making any decisions. But what i do know is...

1. " I want it to be a widescreen monitor" Ultra if possible.
2. My budget is $500..Might spend a bit more but only if its worth it & am talked into it biggrin.gif

Am a hardcore gaming.. I only play fps games like Bf4, Crysis 3 and Titanfall. I also do alot of video editing in my spare time.

Here are 5 picks i've trolled and heard alot of noise about. appreciate the help guys.. Thanks smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=SAMSUNG%20UD590&bop=And&CompareItemList=-1%7C24-236-348%5E24-236-348-TS%2C24-009-554%5E24-009-554-TS%2C24-260-115R%5E24-260-115-Z01%2C24-236-294%5E24-236-294-TS%2C9SIA2RY1DK9756%5EA2RY_130384742905510086En2vEvIGEz%23&percm=9SIA2RY1DK9756%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

Note: Monitor is "FOR GAMING PURPOSES"
Edited by Fighting Games - 4/2/14 at 11:04pm
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I personally have the PB278Q and I love it. Some people complain that they can see the PWM dimming, but I haven't noticed it at all.

I was also looking at the PB298Q before getting the PB278Q and decided not to get it because you'll have a lot less height in the screen and I think it could be annoying for an FPS (especially Titanfall) where there's a lot of verticality to the gameplay and you always need to be looking up and down, I feel like after a while you'd be wishing you had a larger vertical field of view.

If you wanted a 4K panel, you could consider the soon to be released Samsung UD590, which unlike some of it's rivals, offers 60Hz @ 4K (although this requires you to use the DisplayPort 1.2 port, HDMI gives you only 30Hz @ 4K). It also features a stated 1ms response time, the downside of this is that (as expected given the low stated response time) it uses a TN panel, which means if colour accuracy is something you value highly in your video editing, it might not be the monitor for you.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 4/3/14 at 5:35am
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I couod really use some more input on selecting a new monitor. I posted a link above of some choices I had my eye on. Thanks Ocn
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For competitive FPS gaming, minimizing motion blur is more important than resolution. So you either want a plasma, or an LCD with lightboost (and ideally g-sync). An Eizo FG2421 would be great as well.
Edited by brucethemoose - 4/3/14 at 2:38pm
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