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So I just finished my system and with it installed two R9 Fury cards in it. Now I am in the market for a new monitor to replace my 32in 720P 30hz TV that I am currently using. But I am having a hard time deciding on what to get. I want one with free sync since I already got the AMD cards. Also I play a mix of games anything from FPS to MMO. Anyone got any suggestion?
post #2 of 22
I would wait for the upcoming Eizo Foris FS2735. 27", 2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, and I hear they are offering a "no bright pixel guarantee." Maybe buy some cheap 60 Hz 1080p TN screen in the mean time if you need something to hold you over.

4k monitors are in their infancy and will improve a lot over the next two years, so I'd stick to 1440p 144 Hz. Plus with an R9 Fury CrossFire setup you should enjoy 144 FPS in many games.
 
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Thanks Ill take a look at that monitor
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Due to other financial issue I finally got around to buy a new monitor. (BTW build a large rock crawler is quite spendy). I ended up buy an Acer X34 with free sync. It's a 34in 21:9 1440 curved display running at 75hrz. It is a dream to look at and play on.
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Nice monitor, good choice going 1440P and not blindly buying a 4K for gaming tongue.gif
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Nice monitor, good choice going 1440P and not blindly buying a 4K for gaming tongue.gif

Agreed. GPUs aren't really ready for 4k yet in my opinion, not to mention there will be far better 4k monitors next year.
 
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I'm very happy with it, was quite expensive but damn it looks and performs great
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Agreed. GPUs aren't really ready for 4k yet in my opinion, not to mention there will be far better 4k monitors next year.

Well imho 4K (2160P) is a disadvantage over 1440P due to screen sizes under 40". I borrowed friends 28" Asus 4K monitor for a day a month or so ago, and at the same game IQ settings it looks MAYBE 5% better than 1440P at the massive expense of frame rate. Also I was forced to scale Windows as for me the desktop was too small which looks horrific, needless to say I purchased 1440P and it was crystal clear the better option at 34" little own anything smaller.

Most PC gamers that favor 4K don't even seem to know why they want it, there is just this assumption more is always better, but below 40" I believe 4K or higher is counter productive and unnecessary, for large screen TV's and therefore future console gamers sure, I fully get that!
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I just got a 55inch Hisense 55H7B24k display 18ms response time... running a msi 1070 gtx gaming card...its still so new that im only playing world of warships on it..as i have yet to dive into the steam summer sale or look in other titles... i have to say im happy so far with the increased pixels over my previous 1080p 50 inch..which now sits right beside it as my side monitor... i just got the system operational 2 days ago so im still adjusting settings...afterburner OC .. I thinki made the right choice..as i dont like to game on smaller screens up close..im a sit back relax w/ feet up gamer....

btw its running at 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz...strangely the 4096x2160 setting would only let me use a 24hz refresh rate over hdmi 2.0b cable..
Edited by okcomputer360 - 7/2/16 at 9:20pm
post #10 of 22
I had a 4k originally and I went to 1440p 144hz. I'm not looking back smile.gif

4k is overrated IMO especially for games. You mentioned FPS = 144hz > 4k easily. You'll love it!
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