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I've been looking around to try to see what all monitors were available, but there are so many options to weed through so I figured I'd ask you guys what you suggest.

I'm definitely wanting to give them both a shot and saw a 1440p 120Hz monitor, but it was nearly $700. Also, it was only 27', and I think for my viewing distance I would need something more like 32' 1440p. Also, the games I play the most wouldn't really benefit or work at all with a 120Hz+ monitor. As for GPU power, my 680 would be able to handle my games at 144Hz very well (I don't get these newer games that don't run well at all).
Anyway, I've noticed that the ASUS VG248QE is still fairly cheap, but I don't know a 1440p+ counter monitor. All I'm doing right now is trying to do a little research on which one I would like more.
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 1/20/16 at 7:00am
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Why not both?
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The price tag for a 1440p 120Hz monitor was almost $700. If I were to get a monitor, I wouldn't spend that much on one. There' much more I'd rather do with that. Maybe pick up a triple monitor VESA mount for landscapes, a third monitor, and a second 680 off of eBay for triple panel gaming. BUT, I like my two monitors for massive multi tasking, and I've been looking for a third to increase this. I was wanting to entertain the thought of this by picking up a proper primary monitor.
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post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

I've been looking around to try to see what all monitors were available, but there are so many options to weed through so I figured I'd ask you guys what you suggest.

I'm definitely wanting to give them both a shot and saw a 1440p 120Hz monitor, but it was nearly $700. Also, it was only 27', and I think for my viewing distance I would need something more like 32' 1440p. Also, the games I play the most wouldn't really benefit or work at all with a 120Hz+ monitor. As for GPU power, my 680 would be able to handle my games at 144Hz very well (I don't get these newer games that don't run well at all).
Anyway, I've noticed that the ASUS VG248QE is still fairly cheap, but I don't know a 1440p+ counter monitor. All I'm doing right now is trying to do a little research on which one I would like more.

You know the rules of the game to get help -__-

What is your budget?
What games do you play?
What else do you do apart from games?
Do you plan on upgrading GPU in the very near future (6 months?)


Let us say for example you play Dota, or starcraft, CSGO and such easy games to run.

Then 1440p will make those games look AMAZING. Like they are easy GPU games so you can place them on max settings and really see them shine on 1440p 27 inch.

G-sync capable GPU is great, games that I want to run max settings such as Assasins creed, I can play just fine at 40FPS (Do not get me wrong, 60+fps makes it amazing, but the thing is with g-sync it makes games playable and enjoyable without sacrificing visuals!)


http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XB270HU-bprz-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B00UPVXDA8

I have had zero issues with this monitor that I bought on newegg. I know some have had issues but, it has been a year and QC issues are now better.

G-sync is just worth it, and UMBL or w/e its called is GREATTTTT for CS:Go it looks like butter smooth!!!

Anyways There are other monitors more economical but why save when you can get the best and hold on to it for a very...very long time especially since by the time you upgrade GPU your monitor will still push it to it's limits.

Only thing you can get better is OLED..but that is..kinda like..too out there for now..5k..and stuff.

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BRING ON THE EXCITEMENT!
post #5 of 8
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This is my Steam page, probably better to just post that instead of listing my games. You can see which games I play most (ignore that Stronghold Kingdoms, that idled on my computer while I played other games tongue.gif )

Anyway, CS:GO is not actually easy to run. It can be at low quality settings, but that's not the ideal way to play it.
If I upgrade my GPU, it will be SLi with another 4GB 680.
I have been trying a little bit of streaming and wanting to record again for YT, which having more screen size will definitely help. I also assist my friend with streaming too.
As for budget, I'd like to stay under $400 if I have to put a limit down. I was wanting to know what all models are the good ones to get and what their prices are rather than having a direct suggestion to buy.

IF I got a third monitor, I know I would get a mount to turn one of my monitors to portrait for sure. Probably the V246HL which is the one I play games on now.
Edited by AcEsSalvation - 1/20/16 at 8:28am
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Originally Posted by AcEsSalvation View Post

This is my Steam page, probably better to just post that instead of listing my games. You can see which games I play most (ignore that Stronghold Kingdoms, that idled on my computer while I played other games tongue.gif )

Anyway, CS:GO is not actually easy to run. It can be at low quality settings, but that's not the ideal way to play it.
If I upgrade my GPU, it will be SLi with another 4GB 680.
I have been trying a little bit of streaming and wanting to record again for YT, which having more screen size will definitely help. I also assist my friend with streaming too.
As for budget, I'd like to stay under $400 if I have to put a limit down. I was wanting to know what all models are the good ones to get and what their prices are rather than having a direct suggestion to buy.

IF I got a third monitor, I know I would get a mount to turn one of my monitors to landscape for sure. Probably the V246HL which is the one I play games on now.

Would you consider a korean monitor 1440p like QNIX???
http://www.ebay.com/itm/QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-ll-Matte-27-2560x1440-SAMSUNG-PLS-QHD-PC-Monitor-/262004485596?hash=item3d00af2ddc:g:HqEAAOSwjVVVzVNK
The reviews on them are outstanding, iv owned one for 3 years already it is yet to kick the bucket at 96 Hz overclock.

If not korean monitor why not Acer 1440p 25'
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QS0AKVK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01

You need to remember that, as the pixal density increase the real estate increases as well. On a 27inch 1440p I am about to do about the same work I would do on 2 1080p 23inch monitor. I am able to put side by side 2 word documents, or excel sheets without viewing issues.

I can open 12 tabs without having them shrink.

The color production on them are great and they are IPS.

Unfortunately I do not have too much knowledge about turning screens landscape mode. I know my acer does do landscape but thats all.
post #7 of 8
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So I goofed and said I would turn my monitor landscape (default position). I would turn one to portrait, which is vertical. It makes it easier for some of the uses I would have.

The QNIX is a choice I'd rather not choose since it is international shipping as well as a 'less than desirable' return policy. It's also got a 8ms response time, which also isn't factoring in other delays/responses.

That Acer monitor however looks pretty good. My only compaint is that it is only 25', but that would be something I could deal with if needed. Another plus is it's got HDMI, since I only have HDMI and DP left over on my GPU. Both the monitors I currently have are DVI/VGA.
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