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
GTX 1070 Asus Gaming Strix
Those are the specs that matter. I will update my sig rig asap
I have no issues getting 1440p at 60FPS at max on 99% of the games out right now.
Originally Posted by TwoCables
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.