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some questions to choose the best gaming monitor for my setup.
N.B. I live in CANADA (in case you got links) and I'll be running a new setup including a gtx 970
N.B. I can't stand MATTE finish, so glossy monitors only
N.B. My budget is 250$-400$



- Which is better? 1440p res or 120hz (If I gotta pick, cause it's often the case
- What are the best glossy gaming monitors out there? (no discontinued or Overclockable ones pls)
- Wchic one will tax the GPU more? 1080p @ 120hz or 1440p @ 60hz ?
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If your rockin a GTX 970, my suggestion is to go with 1440p monitor. The Asus ROG Swift monitor is out...1440p and 144hz monitor but its outside your price range.

With your price range and having it be a glossy monitor. I believe your selection would be one of the Korean 1440p monitor. Good Luck
 
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that's it...? what do you mean korean 1440p monitors?
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check out newegg...there is plenty of selection there. U could also check OCN Marketplace.
 
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well... with all due respect, I really thought I'd get some expert advice here and even some specific monitor suggestions... but instead I get told to f*** off and check out some "korean" monitors (which ones are those lol?) no links nothing... and check out newegg? or buy a monitor that is beyond my speficied budget...

None of the questions in "bold" were answered. I don't mean to frustrate anybody, but I gotta say compared to other forums I'Ve used, I'm a bit dissapointed
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Originally Posted by jonathan1107 View Post

well... with all due respect, I really thought I'd get some expert advice here and even some specific monitor suggestions... but instead I get told to f*** off and check out some "korean" monitors (which ones are those lol?) no links nothing... and check out newegg? or buy a monitor that is beyond my speficied budget...

None of the questions in "bold" were answered. I don't mean to frustrate anybody, but I gotta say compared to other forums I'Ve used, I'm a bit dissapointed

No one is telling you to **** off. Don't be rude

-Which is better is preference. I'd prefer more resolution. For competitive more hz would be great. However, 1440p looks fantastic.(See 4th dash)

-1440p Korean monitors are hard to beat for the price: http://www.amazon.com/QNIX-QX2710-Evolution-LED-Monitor/dp/B00BUI44US

-if you chose the 120hz path I'd go with :http://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PQU-Ultimate-Performance-Professional/dp/B00HY7PAUC/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1413821250&sr=1-14&keywords=asus+144hz
or
http://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-24-inch-LED-lit-Monitor-response/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=pd_cp_pc_0

-120 hz is hard to hit constantly so 1440p would be easier to run in more titles. Unless you are playing source games or older titles.
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I think the 120hz vs 1440p debate depends a lot on what you play and personal preference. I have heard that fps games benefit most from higher frame rate. Also with 120hz you can possibly play in 3D if that is of any interest to you.

When choosing displays I generally prefer higher resolution and matte displays. You should consider how much glare you will be getting on your screen when choosing matte or glossy.

For Korean 1440p monitors in Canada, I have only seen them available on ebay.
http://www.ebay.ca/sch/Computers-Tablets-Networking-/58058/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=x-star&_sop=3
There are other brands, but that is the only one I can remember off hand.

In stores the cheapest 1440p monitors I have seen are around $500
http://www.ncix.com/detail/benq-bl2710pt-27in-wqhd-2560x1440-ca-85053-1246.htm
If you are going to spend that much on a monitor now though, I would consider looking at 4k monitors. There is no point getting a 1440p monitor when for about the same price you can get 4k. Just watch the refresh rate of 4k displays. Some 30Hz ones are around.
http://www.ncix.com/detail/samsung-u28d590d-28in-4k-uhd-c5-95635-1246.htm

Also I am not recommending these monitors, just giving some examples (never actually seen them). I will leave you to look into reviews on them or others that you see.

Only monitor I can recommend is this guy.
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_1195_700_1104&item_id=042094&sid=vhus5v0rvp287puisnfc2smgl7
I use these in my eyefinity setup. Best monitors I have had the privilege of gazing upon. wink.gif
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For GTX 970, I would definitely pick 1080p as the main resolution, especially when you consider recent VRAM demands game developers came up with. There is really one single gaming monitor out there that has all the needed features and that is Eizo Foris FG2421. There is no other LCD monitor with contrast ratio as high as FG2421 provides. Contrast ratio is the most important aspect to image depth perception, to how it sucks you into the game, making you feel as if you were there. The 2nd factor is the refresh rate and the motion, where FG2421, again, shines as it does 1080p @ 120Hz @ 2ms response time + Light Strobing/Black Frame Insertion. Input lag is decent @ 19-20ms, so unless you're a pro BF4 games, it would be great for you. Sure, it does suffer from some shortcomings that all VA monitors have and it also costs $650, but there isn't a better LCD gaming monitor. ASUS ROG is 2nd close, but with its contrast ratio, it has a rather shallow image...
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well... with all due respect, I really thought I'd get some expert advice here and even some specific monitor suggestions... but instead I get told to f*** off and check out some "korean" monitors (which ones are those lol?) no links nothing... and check out newegg? or buy a monitor that is beyond my speficied budget...

None of the questions in "bold" were answered. I don't mean to frustrate anybody, but I gotta say compared to other forums I'Ve used, I'm a bit dissapointed

I suggest you stay on those other forums then. OCN doesn't need more lazy people who can't or refuse to do their own basic research. I went to google and typed in "Korean 1440p monitor" and found a ton of useful information. The questions you've posed are easily answered with queries from google.
Edited by amtbr - 10/20/14 at 3:13pm
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The FG2421 is not glossy, it costs 660$+ tax in Canada and is not available from retailers with hassle free return policies which makes it a horrible choice since the quality control is non-existent.

There are no glossy name brand 1440p monitors or native glossy 120hz+ monitors and all of the 144hz TN's use grainy matte coatings. The HP Envy 23 is the only decently priced (200$) glossy+LED PWM Dimming Free monitor in Canada while the new Dell S2715H costs more than the overclock-able, glossy 1440p Korean monitors.

The Yamakasi Catleap 2B (glossy+overclock-able) costs 350$ from Green-Sum and is the best option for PC-only use, which is fine since it is an amazing monitor.

Refresh rate does not impact gpu performance, 1440p is more demanding than 1080p but a 970 is fast enough to warrant the purchase of a 1440p monitor.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 10/20/14 at 2:14pm
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