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post #1 of 26
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Hey guys,

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/NDtHNN

Currently in the midst of building a new system, and I need a good monitor that'll last me. The PC will be used to gaming (primarily FPS games, however I do play RPG's and also AAA's) and everyday use (browsing/online shopping), including uni work and perhaps watching shows and movies. I study fashion, and although I'm in my last year – which will require me to do more written work than prac work – some illustrator/photoshop work will also be needed. It isn't professional-type editing, however I am still looking for a monitor that is good for gaming AND also has nice image and colour quality.

I considered 1440p, however I want 144hz as well, and given that I'll be running a GTX 1070, I believe it's hard/not exactly possible to run all games at max resolution and frame rate – not just yet any way. Therefore, I've decided that 1080p is good for me, where the card should run everything max just fine. Moreover, I've decided that a 24" is suffice for me, where I've also considered the PPI on a 24" compared to a 27", hence my decision.

I've looked at a few monitors, however there are so many to choose from and I'm not sure if I've overlooked some potentially decent monitors. I need your help and advice to choose the best 24", 1080p, 144hz monitor. I also believe G-Sync will be worth the few dollars, however if you do not believe so, please feel free to include any monitor that does not have it.

Currently, I have looked at:
Acer XB240H
AOC G2460PG
BenQ XL2420G
I have also considered one without G-Sync, which seems to get recommended a lot – Asus VG248QE.

I am open to anything that is of high quality in the sense of gaming and perhaps just as important image and colour quality. I look forward and appreciate all opinions.

Thank you.
post #2 of 26
I have the Aoc monitor for about a month now and all I can say is that I am very pleased with it. After a bit of calibration it looks decent enough. It has g-sync which is a huge plus, everything runs incredibly smooth even with lower frame rates.
Only thing is you need a bit of luck because i had to return the first one because it had a fade whithe horizontal line in the middle of the screen. This could happen to all monitors.
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post #3 of 26
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Thanks for your opinion, I appreciate it! smile.gif

I have indeed looked up the AOC and read reviews on it - I'm just not sure if it's worth the 'risk'. As a monitor will last a long time, I figured I should invest in a good one.

It's a shame that the AOC has that green line on the monitor, which personally, I'm not a fan of.

Are there any other monitors you would recommend that is good for gaming, but also has quality image and colour for everyday use/uni work?
post #4 of 26
I would say the BenQ in that case. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-xl2420g-g-sync-monitor,4101-8.html Only go with the AOC if you are on a buget.
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post #5 of 26
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Thanks for the link.

I'll look to see what everyone/anyone else has to say about any of the monitors and/or other recommendations.
post #6 of 26
The LG 24GM77-B has decent picture quality according to NCX, but no G-Sync. The AOC is probably the next best option.These use TN panels though.

Personally I would go for an Asus/Acer 1440p 144hz IPS display any day, or an overclockable Korean alternative such as the Crossover 2795 QHD if the price is too much.
Edited by Bored Games - 6/30/16 at 4:17pm
post #7 of 26
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Hi there!

I have indeed considered the LG 24GM77, however it seems as though we don't have any of those in Australia frown.gif

The AOC was something else I looked into as well. I spoke to PC Monitor, where they had quite a decent review on it, however they have said there have also been bad reports on this monitor, with bad gamma that is all over the place. Additionally, the green stripe across the bottom bezel of the monitor is also a put-off for me.

I've looked into 1440p and IPS monitors, however I think they are currently over my budget ($600-$750 max). I am okay with a TN panel, considering these monitors with give me the best response time for gaming - even though the monitor won't be used for JUST gaming.

I think a korean monitor is out of the question, as I've read in other forums that they may come with problems, and i'm not sure if I want to take that risk.

Have you heard anything about the BenQ XL2420G? Initially, I was set on this monitor, however I have also heard that they have poor gamma ratings, and aren't exactly set up like the XL2420Z.

I've also looked up the ViewSonic XG2401. This monitor also doesn't have G-Sync, which is something i've also considered - as I know that G-Sync isn't exactly necessary.

For monitors without G-Sync, I'm considering the BenQ XL2411Z ($449), XL2430T ($549), Asus VG248QE ($449) and LG 24GM77 ($550 + shipping). In order, I was thiking: LG 24GM77 > BenQ XL2430T > BenQ XL2411Z > Asus VG248QE?

For a monitor with G-Sync, I am considering the Acer XB240H, priced at $459. Do Acer have a decent name for themselves when it comes to monitors? How are they generally compared to the likes of Asus and Benq?
Edited by exertion - 6/30/16 at 11:59pm
post #8 of 26
It would be better for someone with direct experience with these monitors to answer your questions.

Can't you buy the LG from ebay ? Shipping and import duty seems reasonable. The Viewsonic is meant to be on par with the LG for picture quality, although I've heard it does suffer from more input lag. G-Sync can also add lag, depending on the implementation.

I bought a 'perfect' Crossover 2795 via ebay, and got lucky, no dead pixels, stable 110Hz overclock. Can't exactly advise you to do this though given that it is a panel lottery. If you play FPS titles seriously then a 1080p 144hz model would be more suitable.
Edited by Bored Games - 7/1/16 at 12:36am
post #9 of 26
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I have found the LG and also the Viewsonic on Newegg and Amazon.

Moreover, I have limited my options down to:
Viewsonic XG2401
Acer Predator XB241H
Asus MG248Q
post #10 of 26
Have you considered holding off for the upcoming 240 Hz models? ASUS and I think Acer have announced some.
 
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