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post #1 of 18
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Currently I have an older 24" 1080p 60 Hz monitor from LG for my gaming setup.
I am thinking of upgrading it as a lot of the RTS and Moba games I play are more suited for a bigger monitor.
I don't play any FPS games at the moment, but that will probably change when BF 1 comes out, so any new monitor should also be able to handle FPS games.
I don't have any preferences in regard to TN vs IPS, 144 Hz etc, mainly because i don't know that much about it. But I do have a R9 fury on the way so it would be great if the monitor had freesync.

So where do I go? 1440p ?
Or are there any monitors that support 2560x1080?

I looked up some 27" 1440 p monitors online :
Acer XG270HU

BenQ XL2730X

Asus MG279Q
But only the Acer seems to be within my budget.

What would you guys suggest? Any input is welcome
post #2 of 18
Definately go with 144hz and sync you wont ever wanna go back cant reccomend freesync ones tho since i use nvidia.
post #3 of 18
I'm in the same boat. I'm leaning towards 1440p. I'd look for freesync or 144Hz as well but it usually tacks on another $100
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Go to a store check out some monitors and see whether 144Hz, panel type, stand etc. makes a difference for you.
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post #5 of 18
1080p is still the best resolution for RTS and mobas. Source: Played a lot of SC2 and LoL on both 1080p and 1440p 144hz. 1440p is too high it makes certain GUI elements harder to see and click on.
post #6 of 18
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1080p is still the best resolution for RTS and mobas. Source: Played a lot of SC2 and LoL on both 1080p and 1440p 144hz. 1440p is too high it makes certain GUI elements harder to see and click on.
Is that a result of UI scaling issues, or is there something else that makes higher resolutions problematic for RTS games?
Edit: I shouldn't post too early in the morning. You answered my question before I asked it, yet I still didn't pick up on it.
Edited by dlewbell - 7/20/16 at 6:46am
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post #7 of 18
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1080p is still the best resolution for RTS and mobas. Source: Played a lot of SC2 and LoL on both 1080p and 1440p 144hz. 1440p is too high it makes certain GUI elements harder to see and click on.

I hadn't really thought of that.
I just think that certain games like coh 2 and dota 2 really need more "real estate" than my 1080p monitor.
They somehow feel very crammed.

Would 2560x1080 be a better option then?
post #8 of 18
2560x1080 should not even be a consideration
post #9 of 18
2560x1080 at 144hz could work. There are some excellent monitors such as the BenQ XR3501 which would give you the option to play in 21:9 OR 16:9 (with black bars on the side) at 144hz with no input lag. So should give you the best of both worlds.

I have yet to try one myself but am considering one as my next monitor.
post #10 of 18
Once you try one you realise these are no good.
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