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Hey guys.

After getting my money back from my monitor due to dust being inside it, i'm wondering now which monitor between these 2 should I take ?

As far as I have researched bot monitors look roughly the same where Acer's one has G-Sync and more expensive because of it and Asus' one has Freesync where it is cheaper because of it.

I have a MSI GTX 980 Ti and while you may now go instantly say to take Acer's one due to me owning a NVIDIA GPU and the monitor having G-Sync, please keep in mind that I really don't care about this Sync Technology, because how much I researched it seems that the higher the FPS goes (like 100+) the more the syncs technology effect diminishes.

And the games I play most are either old school games (like Thief 1, Thief 2, D&D Games etc...) or some not so demanding games like Dota 2 , CS GO, SC2 etc...

The prices for both monitors are:

Acer - 780 EU (886$)

Asus - 570 EU (647$)

I can see that Acer's one would prove more useful for newer games with G-Sync where GTX 980 Ti pushes games between 50-100 FPS, but the Asus' advantage is being cheaper.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks.
Edited by the_bears - 10/9/15 at 6:44am
post #2 of 12
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Okay I checked prices again and they are lower now:

Acer - 780 EU (886$)

Asus - 570 EU (647$)
post #3 of 12
Easy choice given your GTX 980 Ti. Get the XB270HU. Don't fully believe in what you read. I get around 100 FPS or more in many games, and G-SYNC is still very helpful in them since I notice tearing easily. Also you can use ULMB instead.

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Wait for PG279Q, should be out very soon. It's gonna be in stock in my local store in 12 days.

If you can't wait, I would probably get the Acer because of Gsync. It's worth it.. But Acer's design on XB270HU isnt very good.. But maybe you disagree.
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Wait for PG279Q, should be out very soon. It's gonna be in stock in my local store in 12 days.

If you can't wait, I would probably get the Acer because of Gsync. It's worth it.. But Acer's design on XB270HU isnt very good.. But maybe you disagree.

Yeah it would be a good idea to wait for the PG279Q and XB271HU. They may lower the price of the XB270HU, both have a much thinner bezel than the XB270HU.
 
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post #6 of 12
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But PG279Q releases only at Q4 and I don't believe it will be cheaper than Acer XB270HU.
post #7 of 12
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Actually nevermind 1000 EURO is just plain bull**** for this monitor:
http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/asus-rog-swift-pg279q-pricing-and-specs.html
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How about the Acer XB271HU? Basically a bezel-less XB270HU but with more features. Either way if you get the XB270HU you won't be missing out on much since they all use the same panel.
 
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post #9 of 12
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Well if it's the same price as the Acer's one I might consider taking it.
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Any other opinions ?
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