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This is probably the right place to ask. I'm looking to spend $600ish on a new monitor. I've never had anything higher than a 1080/60hz. I overclocked this 6 year old monitor to 72hz once and thought that was great, until realized the drivers didn't like it.



I don't know if the whole freesync deal is worth investing in. I mainly play CS:GO but also play other AAA titles that come out. The acer xf270hu looks like a good one to aim for.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

Take a look at the thread. The XF270HU is broken, don't buy it. Would you say you're primarily a casual gamer, competitive gamer, or do you game for immersion (getting involved in a story and world)? CS:GO suggests competitive but you said other AAA titles.
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Something that would hit all targets, but mainly gonna be doing some competitive CS:GO. I do fancy GTA 5 too.



I just want something that's good all around, but I supposed CS:GO should be my main focus. I've never had anything above 1080p and 72 hz though. I'm getting really sick of screen tearing, hence i'm looking into a new monitor. This freesync stuff tickles me


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I feel as if anything above what I have now will be an improvement, but I also want something that's going to be ok for the next 4-5 years.
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Something that would hit all targets, but mainly gonna be doing some competitive CS:GO. I do fancy GTA 5 too.



I just want something that's good all around, but I supposed CS:GO should be my main focus. I've never had anything above 1080p and 72 hz though. I'm getting really sick of screen tearing, hence i'm looking into a new monitor. This freesync stuff tickles me


EDIT:

I feel as if anything above what I have now will be an improvement, but I also want something that's going to be ok for the next 4-5 years.

You'd probably most prefer a high refresh rate FreeSync monitor. You have two options: ASUS MG279Q and BenQ XL2730Z (both are 27" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz). The ASUS only has a FreeSync range of 35-90 Hz, has better viewing angles in general (27" TN monitors are said to suffer even on head-on viewing), slightly better colors, but IPS glow and slower response times. The BenQ has a FreeSync range of 40-144 Hz, faster response times (less motion blur), and BenQ blur reduction which you'd most likely prefer even more than FreeSync in CS:GO and maybe other games. I'm guessing you'd like the XL2730Z best.
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You'd probably most prefer a high refresh rate FreeSync monitor. You have two options: ASUS MG279Q and BenQ XL2730Z (both are 27" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz). The ASUS only has a FreeSync range of 35-90 Hz, has better viewing angles in general (27" TN monitors are said to suffer even on head-on viewing), slightly better colors, but IPS glow and slower response times. The BenQ has a FreeSync range of 40-144 Hz, faster response times (less motion blur), and BenQ blur reduction which you'd most likely prefer even more than FreeSync in CS:GO and maybe other games. I'm guessing you'd like the XL2730Z best.

Yeah, that's the other one I was checking out.

Do you think freesync will be worth it? Considering 144hz 2k displays go for a lot cheaper?
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Yeah, that's the other one I was checking out.

Do you think freesync will be worth it? Considering 144hz 2k displays go for a lot cheaper?

That is up to you to decide, 1080p 144Hz is yesterday's monitors, they're old and outdated when considering TN Panels, 1440p TN have the same color depth as any good IPS panel, TN have come a long way and the only thing you'd be sacrificing would be viewing angles and gamma shifts, but you'd be gaining smooth frames transitions which would also help to solv tearing in a way without even enabling FreeSync.

The XF270HU is broken as hell, take it from someone who owns two as of today



Just sold one of them to the guy staring like "wuuut" for 500$ lmao, I ordered a XL2730Z and I think I'll be surprised, I had a XL2420TE which was the best TN of its time 4 years ago approx. thinking this will be the same as this is the best TN now (Better than the PG278Q I'd like to believe, dunno for sure, but I do know it's faster).

The MG279Q is a total brokenfest of panels, it's quality control is grossly broken, but the XF270HU is worse. The only high end panels I'd ever recommend are the XL2730Z, the Acer X34 Predwtor Ultrawide.

The only 16:9 1440p 144Hz IPS that's worth a damn is the Eizo Foris FS2735, the rest are better suited in the trash can.
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Mine will not always come out of standby, just shows multiple lines of colours.

Turn off and on, then OK. Oddly, Windows makes a noise as though detected the device?

Total shambles, with that, the patch lake in the middle of the panel, broken overdrive, I am so pleased it is going back on Monday.

The last Acer product I ever buy.

BenQ here I come.

I do not blame ASUS for all of their problems, sure, bad QC but AU Optronics have given them the shaft.
Edited by Gimpymoo - 1/23/16 at 3:17pm
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You'd probably most prefer a high refresh rate FreeSync monitor. You have two options: ASUS MG279Q and BenQ XL2730Z (both are 27" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz). The ASUS only has a FreeSync range of 35-90 Hz, has better viewing angles in general (27" TN monitors are said to suffer even on head-on viewing), slightly better colors, but IPS glow and slower response times. The BenQ has a FreeSync range of 40-144 Hz, faster response times (less motion blur), and BenQ blur reduction which you'd most likely prefer even more than FreeSync in CS:GO and maybe other games. I'm guessing you'd like the XL2730Z best.
Why are we still talking of freesync ranges? With
LFC freesync redraws as many times as it needs to to stay above the minimum vrr limit. You would have to be in single digit fps for a long time to experience any oddities then the eperience is just as ugly no matter what vrr you're using.
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Why are we still talking of freesync ranges? With
LFC freesync redraws as many times as it needs to to stay above the minimum vrr limit. You would have to be in single digit fps for a long time to experience any oddities then the eperience is just as ugly no matter what vrr you're using.

That does nothing for maximum FreeSync range though, and again the ASUS MG279Q only goes up to 90 Hz.
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That does nothing for maximum FreeSync range though, and again the ASUS MG279Q only goes up to 90 Hz.
I'm aware of that,I'm not concerned with the upper limit, it is what it is, what I'm questioning is the whole 35-90 hz labelling when it should just be 90 hz freesync range or 144hz for the benq not 40 -144hz? They're ppl with hacked mg279qs' running at the upper 57-144 range with LFC and no issues.
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Mine was collected today to return for refund as faulty.

Good riddance I say.

I am going to wait till 21:9 displays become affordable with higher Freesync range and will get one of those.

Out of this whole experience, the only positive is that I saw how good Freesync was.

The 60hz to 144hz while impressive was not a "Must have" for me.
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