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According to his sig rig, he already has two 1080p monitors.

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I didn't say I'm getting 144 FPS.
Or look at his sig rig. Do you think he'll get good performance at 1440p?

This piece of information is rather useful regardless of whether you get 144fps or not.

Performance with a 580 is going to be bad in both cases.
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This piece of information is rather useful regardless of whether you get 144fps or not.

Performance with a 580 is going to be bad in both cases.

 

His sig rig says he has two 1080p monitors.

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Thread Starter 
Sorry guys,

There appears to be a misunderstanding of my current rig haha. I have not been back on OCN for so long.

My current rig stands as is:

i5 6500 + Noctua L9i
16Gb DDR4
GTX 1070 Asus Gaming Strix

Those are the specs that matter. I will update my sig rig asap tongue.gif

I have no issues getting 1440p at 60FPS at max on 99% of the games out right now.


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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

144Hz because all motion is butter-smooth. I'd much rather have 144Hz at 1080p than 60Hz at 1440p.

I had the Acer XB241H for almost a month but I recently returned it because it had a defect with backlight uniformity. The reason I'm mentioning this though is, I'm back to my 8-year old Samsung 2253BW which is a 1680 x 1050 60Hz monitor, and omg this is unpleasant. Even just moving my mouse at the desktop is unpleasant now. I miss that ultra butter-smooth and ultra-connected feeling that I had (there's lag at 60Hz, but I didn't know it until now). I have my USB polling rate set to 1000 Hz, so going from 60Hz to 144Hz was amazing. Going back to 60Hz is horrible. I can't stand it, but I don't have a choice right now.

The movement of everything is worse though; it's not just my mouse. I really miss having that 144Hz refresh rate! Every little thing that moves just at the desktop is jittery or something. It's not smooth like a baby's butt like 144Hz is. There's no way in hell I will ever buy another 60Hz monitor unless somehow they can make one that's just as butter-smooth as 144Hz and higher.

Regarding your 24" choices between AOC and Acer, are you trying to decide between the G2460PG and the XB241H?


Nope, I am considering the Acer Predator GN246HL (144Hz) , and the AOC Q2577Pwq (25" 1440p), and the Acer G277HU (27" 1440p). All of which are within the ball park of 170pounds to 220pounds in the UK.
    
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Updated my Sig Rig !

+Repped to everyone cos I do value your input on this.

From what I know, I a GTX 1070 is better at achieving 60 FPS on a 1440p monitor than 144 FPS on a 144Hz monitor.
What I am slightly afraid is after going 144Hz I will not be able to go back to using a 60Hz monitor properly again haha. Whereas 1440p, despite them being more expensive, I can probably revert back to using a 1080p monitor if I have to. Since, I do go back to using my Non-FHD Macbook Pro (2012) now and then without issue.

My question is however, directed at 144Hz users: At what framerate do you guys notice that you arent running at a smooth enough framerate as you should be? Like do you feel a significant difference between 80FPS and 144FPS? Considering there are several games that run at 80FPS on a GTX 1070.
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I have a 1440p monitor at 60hz, after building a PC for a friend of mine with a benq 144hz I know that I want that refresh rate ASAP.
I'm not yet sure if freesync or Gsync, but my next monitor will be 144hz.
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I have a 1440p monitor at 60hz, after building a PC for a friend of mine with a benq 144hz I know that I want that refresh rate ASAP.
I'm not yet sure if freesync or Gsync, but my next monitor will be 144hz.

 

Exactly. Thank you.

 

Once you see the difference, you can't unsee how bad 60Hz is.

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Try your luck with an AHVA 1440p 144-165 Hz monitor.
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Exactly. Thank you.

Once you see the difference, you can't unsee how bad 60Hz is.

And once you have seen AH-IPS you can't unsee how bad TN is. I want a good panel and high Hz. Not just high Hz on a lousy panel.
I'm fine with 60 Hz for most stuff, even tho I have used 100-180 Hz monitors numerous times. No high Hz monitor comes close to AH-IPS or VA in terms of colors and general IQ.

If all you do is play games, then TN might be "fine" - But I don't.
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Try your luck with an AHVA 1440p 144-165 Hz monitor.
And once you have seen AH-IPS you can't unsee how bad TN is. I want a good panel and high Hz. Not just high Hz on a lousy panel.
I'm fine with 60 Hz for most stuff, even tho I have used 100-180 Hz monitors numerous times. No high Hz monitor comes close to AH-IPS or VA in terms of colors and general IQ.

If all you do is play games, then TN might be "fine" - But I don't.

There might be plenty of IPS/VA 1440p 100Hz+ monitors now. But they're littered with quality control issues, you basically have to play the RMA lottery if you want one. Which I personally don't find acceptable for such expensive monitors.
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What I am slightly afraid is after going 144Hz I will not be able to go back to using a 60Hz monitor properly again haha. Whereas 1440p, despite them being more expensive, I can probably revert back to using a 1080p monitor if I have to. Since, I do go back to using my Non-FHD Macbook Pro (2012) now and then without issue.


exactly this. when i bought my old benq xl2411z, it was preset at 60 hz. i switched to 144 hz and moved the mouse. on the desktop. that alone made me say "eeeh?" aloud, although i was alone, so amazing was the effect.

i think what's better depends on the games one plays. i play almost shooters only, so i value crisp movement (144 hz) over image quality (1440p).
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