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I'm looking to upgrade to a 144hz gaming monitor pared with a single GTX 1070. My quandary is whether a viewing distance of 22-24" is to close for a 27" 1440P monitor. I know it's subjective, but any help would be appreciated.

I'm strictly a FPS guy, so input lag, refresh rates and response time are the qualifiers. I'm currently using a 22" 60hz 1680x1050 TN Dell, that's several years old. I wanted to stay in the 24" monitor range because I sit 22-24" away. I know about the TN panel deficiencies vs an IPS, but I've always had a TN and I don't do any color proofing so price point wise, the TN's the way to go.

I'm pretty much settled on the BenQ XL2430T. I know the trend for gaming is moving up to the 27" but I'm concerned about sitting to close and obviously the price. I figured I could get a Spyder5 Express to calibrate the BenQ and still be cheaper than the Dell S2716DG. I like what TFT Central said about the Dell and I've been following the S2716DG thread here, but there's still a few cons regarding functionality and Gamma that the BenQ doesn't seem to have.

The only drawback to the XL2430T for me is the lack of G-Sync. I know there's the BenQ XL2420G but it was $589 last time I priced it and if I'm willing to spend that, than the Dell S2716DG would be cheaper plus it's 27".

So what's the consensus about minimum viewing distance for a 27"1440P monitor.

Thanks
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I sit maybe 36-40" away to a 1080p 40"tv. I think you will be fine. rolleyes.gif
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Since you have GTX 1070, you can also choose from two other TN 144hz panels with Gsync, that HOPEFULLY will not be inversion artifact filled backlight bleed panel lotteries like the 27" 1440p panels all seem to be:

Asus PG248Q (an upgrade from the VG248QE) with Gsync and ULMB (blur reduction)
Viewsonic

https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/asus-pg248q/

Viewsonic XG2401 (viewsonic's implementation of this panel, with the same gsync ULMB features, and possibly better image quality presets)

https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg2401/

Opps the viewsonic is freesync......OOPS.

These are fine and will let you get gsync for your Nvidia card, and ULMB for games where you always maintain 120hz with vsync on at all times.

The only thing the Zowie XL2430T offers (If you can find it for sale, I would recommend the Zowie version over the Benq branded version as you are guaranteed to get the newest firmware (V007) and a panel that doesn't have the "backlight remains on when monitor is off hardware flaw of some recent XL2430T's), over the Gsync monitors is 60hz strobing capability, and far more adjustable blur reduction via custom refresh rates and vertical total tweaks (you can even set it to strobe at 91hz, or 125hz if you so choose). But with a high end video card, you would be doing yourself a disservice not to try Gsync.
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But with a high end video card, you would be doing yourself a disservice not to try Gsync.

It's a dollar & cents issue right now. I just dumped close to a grand into my water cooling build, and I'm trying to pinch pennies. I don't want to be "Penny wise and Pound foolish" so I'm not in a hurry. Probably looking at Christmas time to make the jump.

I had looked at the Asus PG248Q early on, so I'll give it another look. Appreciate the info on the Zowie XL2430T too.
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Asus PG248Q (an upgrade from the VG248QE) with Gsync and ULMB (blur reduction)

The review on the PG248Q was informative but apparently there are Display Port issues in overclock mode. Best Buy is the only vender I can find that has them, and priced at $449.99. Hopefully Amazon, Newegg and B&H Photo will stock them before long.

But at the price range of $449.99 for the PG248Q, the new Dell 24" S2417DG comes into play. It's retailing for $569.99 and it's 2560x1400. I've read that 1920x1200 is the maximum resolution you want in a 24", so I have no clue on the viability of the S2417DG. I might have to wear Mr. Magoo magnifiers.
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