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I've been browsing my options for monitors for awhile now and I can't really figure out quite what I should get. I am leaning towards a 1440p 144Hz monitor so I can play FPS games at high refresh rate (CS:GO,BF4) and get the high resolution experience for other titles where I care a bit less about performance and more about gameplay. My budget is preferably around $500 but I am willing to spend up to $700 as a maximum. Only requirements are 1440p, at least 120Hz, VESA capable and at least 90% black bezels/frame.

Any and all help is appreciated.
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Id try for an PG278Q. Its slightly older so you MAY get one for 700 new. Acer brands have HORRIBLE QC. I tried 5 HB270HUs before I gave up and it took 7 X34s to get a good one. All together That's about 10k or more in returns to get ONE good monitor from acer.

Asus has bad QC too but it looks to be about as half as bad as acer.

Welcome to the monitor lottery. In fact the odds you get a monitor you are not happy with is very high. Just keep returning until you get a lottery winner. (normal unit..)
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Hmmmm this sounds like a painful process. I am going to see what microcenter has in store, their customer service has always be excellent.


Also, does anyone know how the ASUS MG279Q compares to the PG278Q?
Edited by mrpurplehawk - 2/2/16 at 10:26am
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MG279q is freesync, pg279q is gsync.

MG279 is plagued with way more problems than the pg278q from what ive read here and other forums. Yes microcenter is great, I use them for my monitor lottery often. They never complain
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Appreciate the info, I'll try my local microcenter when my income tax hits
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