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Hi there,

I've been gaming on a 23" 60Hz 1080p screen for the past year, which was fine, if it wasn't for my phone to run the same resolution on a 4.95" screen. It's high time for an upgrade, especially considering I'll be getting a phone with 2K resolution soon, and am also looking to upgrade my PC.
The 23" have been good, but I'd prefer something bigger, the original plan was to run triple monitors, but I've taken a more realistic approach to just go with one bigger monitor.

So this is what I am looking for:
- Anything but TN
- 4K resolution
- 60Hz refresh rate (either through Display Port or HDMI)
- 5 ms or lower response time
- 27" to 34"
- Must be a monitor, not a TV
- Below $500

The screen will be used for gaming, it will be powered by a pair of 1080s, so that shouldn't be a problem.
It doesn't need to have height, swivel or tilt adjustment, since it will be going on a desk arm. (VESA mount also not a requirement, I can make some custom mounts if needed.)

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
TTheuns


Side note: If there's multiple options around the same pricepoint, I prefer thin looking bezels. (Like the monitor I have now, AOC i2369Vm)
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Considering your requirements, the P2715Q is your best bet.
    
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Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post

Considering your requirements, the P2715Q is your best bet.
Solid recommendation, thanks.
Will be considering it as an option.


I found some stuff myself, but can't confirm what HDMI / DisplayPort they are running because the site I use to find them is kind of lacking.
LG 27UD68-P
LG 27MU67-B
Acer H277HK
Edited by TTheuns - 7/15/16 at 9:02am
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Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post

Considering your requirements, the P2715Q is your best bet.
Solid recommendation, thanks.
Will be considering it as an option.


I found some stuff myself, but can't confirm what HDMI / DisplayPort they are running because the site I use to find them is kind of lacking.
LG 27UD68-P
LG 27MU67-B
Acer H277HK
The 27UD68 is a revision of the 27MU67, mostly. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same panel in the Dell i linked, but Dell has better bright/dead pixel warranty. I know for a fact that the 27MU67 has a terrible coating (too fuzzy for 4K), but i can't say if it's the same or improved on the 27UD68.
    
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I don't really recommend a 27" 4K monitor as you need to run 200% scaling to use it and that's just aggravating, not to mention in certain games the in-game UI won't scale.

But given your budget & preferenace(43" Koreans on ebay would have been a decent option) that's the only option you have.

Have you bought your 2 1080s already? If not I'd buy two 1070 and used the savings there to go for a $900 range 32" 4K monitor instead, 1070 SLI benches shows it have no problem with 4K 60FPS most game I believe.

I am having no problem going 4K 60 FPS in Armored Warefare with Ultra Settings with my 1080 FTW(not OCed it yet), but your game maybe more demanding so 1070SLI would be a safer option.
Edited by sherlock - 7/15/16 at 11:24am
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I don't really recommend a 27" 4K monitor as you need to run 200% scaling to use it and that's just aggravating, not to mention in certain games the in-game UI won't scale.

But given your budget & preferenace(43" Koreans on ebay would have been a decent option) that's the only option you have.

Have you bought your 2 1080s already? If not I'd buy two 1070 and used the savings there to go for a $900 range 32" 4K monitor instead, 1070 SLI benches shows it have no problem with 4K 60FPS most game I believe.

I am having no problem going 4K 60 FPS in Armored Warefare with Ultra Settings with my 1080 FTW(not OCed it yet), but your game maybe more demanding so 1070SLI would be a safer option.

I'm really dead set on getting a pair of 1080s, but with a month or so delay I can work in some extra budget if that gets me better options.

The problem with 43" is that I find it way too big, since it will be used as a monitor it'll be quite close to my eyes, and right now my living room is occupied by a 40" TV, that is about 2 metres away from me.
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post #7 of 41
Crossover 324K is a cheap 32" actual monitor, but I saw mixed complaints about input lag. Not sure if any proper measurements have been done.
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Hey man i am in the same situation as you and i was looking at the dell as well. The only issue i see with it is some sleeping issues where the monitor won't turn on sometimes but i am not sure if the newer revisions of them have fixed that issue. I was considering 1440p @144hz as i am mainly a FPS gamer but I am on a asus 1440p 60hz monitor right now and i have no issues. Let me know what you end up getting.
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If you're ok without having VESA mounting capability, this Acer panel looks quite amazing. Virtually no bezel left, right, and top.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009727&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=monitor_4k-_-24-009-727-_-Product
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If you're ok without having VESA mounting capability, this Acer panel looks quite amazing. Virtually no bezel left, right, and top.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009727&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=monitor_4k-_-24-009-727-_-Product

I am now looking at that and it is going for $400 on amazon currently. Looking at some reviews before i buy. Do you by chance know how good it scales down at 1440p?
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