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I've recently broken my League of Legends addiction and have expanded my gaming. Recently, I've been playing a good bit of competitive CS GO, some battlefield and a few single player FPSes like Farcry. I definitely pick up on the blur and slight jittery-ness on my 60hz monitor and it's getting to me.

Decided that my next computer related purchase should definitely be a 120hz or 144hz monitor. I'm not really willing to dish out more than $350 though, so I'm assuming 1440p is out of the question? Am I doing myself a disservice by having two watercooled 290s in crossfire and only running a 1080p monitor though? I was thinking a 24" should suffice, unless 27" are reasonable enough a price...

*edit 9/28* Ok so new budget of $550 and hoping for the best possible gaming monitor to pair with my system below thumb.gif
Edited by killa_concept - 9/28/15 at 2:11am
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Not quite familiar with monitors all that much per se, but
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Am I doing myself a disservice by having two watercooled 290s in crossfire and only running a 1080p monitor though?

Understatement.
    
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Haha - alright that's fair. So I should be shooting for a 1440 then? Definitely don't have enough to run some of the games I play at 4k with good frames...
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qnix qx2710 or qhd2795

whichever can oc higher
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Haha - alright that's fair. So I should be shooting for a 1440 then? Definitely don't have enough to run some of the games I play at 4k with good frames...

Yeah, I would shoot for 1440 with those cards.
    
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Yeah, I would shoot for 1440 with those cards.
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qnix qx2710 or qhd2795

whichever can oc higher

So is that the only way I can really get a 1440p monitor with 120+hz refresh? Gamble? Buy a 60hz and pray that I get one that can clock to those speeds? What's the success rate there?


I guess the second option would be to save up a bit more. If I go that route, and wanted a quality 1440p/144hz monitor, how much is that going to run me? Any specific suggestions there?


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Yeah, I would shoot for 1440 with those cards.

Can I pose the same question to you as above then? I do get that 1080p with my setup is pretty silly so I might as well cough up the money for a monitor that matches...
post #7 of 27
If you want a 1440 144hz monitor without oc

Acer XG270HU
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If you want a 1440 144hz monitor without oc

Acer XG270HU

Are there better options at that $450 price point? Seems to be a good number of of reviews concerning build quality, flickering issues and about needing a firmware update that they won't provide unless you ship it back to them at your expense?

I might be willing to go up to the $500 mark for something that's higher quality...
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I would recommend Asus IPS 27inch 1440p monitor. I like you a couple years back got my first BenQ 120hz panel it was a T.N panel and compared to my regular Asus 24 inch they were pretty crappy. So with a 980 sitting in my rig with the itch for another and wanting to upgrade my monitors now I am going IPS for sure, I recommend you do the same. Here is the monitor let me know what you think. Keep in mind I live very close to Micro center so any defects can get nipped in the bud really quick for me.

http://www.amazon.com/MG279Q-2560x1440-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-FreeSync/dp/B00ZOO348C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443016392&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+MG279Q
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post #10 of 27
The OP said "FPS." That should probably mean a TN, especially at the high refresh rates (at 60 Hz, a fast IPS and a TN both run up heavily into the 60 Hz sample-and-hold blur limitation, so the difference in pixel response times gets swamped out, but at higher refresh rates, the faster response times of TN again make more of a difference). Depends on the exact implementation, though.


Aside from the Acer XG270HU, there is the new Asus MG278Q which may or may not be better. Also the BenQ XL2730Z (I don't know if overdrive in FreeSync mode is fixed now or not; that was a common issue on earlier FreeSync monitors):
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_xl2730z.htm

But these are all a ways from the original $350 price point.
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