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Feedback on a new monitor - help please!

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Hey everyone,

I am in the market for a new monitor for my gaming setup. I currently have the AOC 29 inch ultra wide (AOQ2963PM), which I love for work, but not so much for gaming. I am looking to spend anywhere between $200-500, but of course would like to get the best "bang for the buck". I currently run a GeForce GTX 970 and play games like Dragon Age, Shadow of Mordor, NBA 2K15, Witcher, etc (I don't play an FPS).

I realize that 1.) The 144hz TN Panels probably won't do much good for me considering the games I play and 2.) my gaming card won't hold up with the new 1440p monitors at 60fps. With that in mind, can anyone please recommend any IPS monitors that offer the best picture quality yet still are good for gaming?

Also, if anyone does disagree with my two points above and has ideas for a TN or 1440p monitor - feel free to share!

Thanks,

Tom
post #2 of 6
Look at the Dell Ultrasharps, they're not too pricey for 23-24 inch models.
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post #3 of 6
You sure that your gtx 970 can't handle 1440p games? I mean sure there are some games that might struggle with maxed settings but that's more down to poor optimisation of the games. I have a 970 as well and find it to be just fine for 1440p.

Reason I mention this is that some 1440p monitors great value for money (i.e. korean ones) and might give you a better gaming experience especially if you play single player games that can benefit a lot from the extra res imo
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To anoob - Thanks! I have read a lot about them and they always get very good reviews. I will definitely look into that,

To Mongoose135 - That is interesting. What FPS do you normally run at? What settings can you handle?
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To Mongoose135 - That is interesting. What FPS do you normally run at? What settings can you handle?

Well it depends a lot on the game, for the well-optimised games (like alien: isolation, BF4 etc) it has no problem running on the highest settings minus maybe a couple of steps of Anti Aliasing and post processing (at 60FPS+). On the more demanding games like Crysis 3, Metro: LL, it would probably be high settings and it may go down to 45FPS in some parts, which maybe isn't the best. Dragon Age is notoriously hard to run on any single graphics card (you need SLI or Crossfire to get 60FPS average on ultra settings) but it's a console port so that's to be expected.

So I guess it depends on what games you play and how high your standards are.
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Good info on those games. I am pretty particular about the fps, so I will probably stick with the 1080p monitor, as I don't plan on upgrading my GPU anytime soon.

I have been looking into a few reviews and these seem like pretty solid options:

- Samsung S24E390HL
- Dell P2314H

If I were to maybe stretch it to go with the 1440p version I would consider the Dell UltraSharp U2515H.

I have some thinking to do...
Edited by tomortlieb - 5/19/15 at 3:26pm
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