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I recently bought an EVGA GTX 780 SC w/ACX. I have it overclocked to 1202mhz. I'm in the market for a 1440p monitor, and gsync/144hz would be nice, however, that's not the main selling point for a me (1440p is). I'm currently looking at the ASUS PB278Q as it's $489.99 at the moment.

My question is should I wait for the ROG Swift or other 1440p monitors with gsync, or just go with the PB278Q. I really don't want to spend $800+ on a monitor, but if it's worth it, I will. I'm not quite sure the difference between TN and IPS/LPS (I think that's the name). Should I just go with the PB278Q?

Thanks!!!!!
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The PB278Q is showing up at my place today and I am grabbing the ROG swift as soon as it's available. I've been doing some research into these myself.

ULMB and G-Sync are wonderful features and are probably the biggest things to happen to gaming screens in many years. That 780 would be pretty nice with a ULMB monitor, G-Sync is more for situations where you are hitting the 30 to 60 FPS range and I've actually heard that it can look pretty awful above 100 FPS.

In general; TN is more reliable when it comes to hitting fast response time whereas IPS can be hit or miss and IPS will tend to have more accurate color reproduction than TN panels.

I've had the 1440p Dell u2711 for some time now and it's really great but the slow response time can be annoying.

Once again, with the power behind your system I'd be looking at ULMB more than G-Sync. It can be a real eye-opener if you've been gaming on LCDs for a while now.
    
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My question is should I wait for the ROG Swift or other 1440p monitors with gsync, or just go with the PB278Q. I really don't want to spend $800+ on a monitor, but if it's worth it, I will. I'm not quite sure the difference between TN and IPS/LPS (I think that's the name). Should I just go with the PB278Q?

If you want a matte, multi-input 1440p monitor the AOC Q2770WPU (PC Monitors Review) is better than the PB278Q which is kind of the odd man out now since it uses LED PWM Dimming (Side Effects), has slower pixel response times or really obvious overshoot ghosting depending on which overdrive (Trace Free) setting is used and lacks 4x USB 3.0 ports but is similarly priced.

If you can spend 900$ the Eizo EV2736W is better than the AOC since it is glow free unlike 99% of AHVA/IPS/PLS panels and offers much better black levels and top notch all around performance.

The ROG Swift is a different animal, you will have to decide if you prefer color quality and viewing angles or a the nearly blur free (Ultra Light Boost Mode) or stutter free (G-Sync) gaming experience the ROG Swift offers. Experiencing both is then deciding is best option.

Don't forget about the Qnix QX2710/X-Star DP2710 which can overclock and use PLS panels.
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