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i am looking to upgrade my monitor (currently have a dell u2414h) i am running a gtx 970. i don't want a huge monitor as i would be limited by space, 24" would probably be sufficient, am i correct in thinking that for gaming a g sync monitor is likely to give a significantly improved experience for the money spent compared to just simply getting a better graphics card etc?

at some point i will get a gtx 1070 but i'm hoping they will drop in price at some point.

i am looking for a cost effective g-sync monitor with low response times and good visual fidelity, what do people recommend?
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What's "cost effective" for you?

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What's "cost effective" for you?

Um probably around £300/£400, sorry i probably should have put that!
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Um probably around £300/£400, sorry i probably should have put that!

 

Oh, then I am happy to be able to recommend my monitor because I LOVE it! It's the AOC G2460PG:

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/R998TW/aoc-monitor-g2460pg

 

I tried the Acer XB241H and the ASUS PG248Q before finally trying the AOC G2460PG, and I found both the Acer and ASUS monitors to be crap in comparison for very specific reasons. However, all 3 of the panels had roughly the same color accuracy and image quality.

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Oh, then I am happy to be able to recommend my monitor because I LOVE it! It's the AOC G2460PG:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/R998TW/aoc-monitor-g2460pg

I tried the Acer XB241H and the ASUS PG248Q before finally trying the AOC G2460PG, and I found both the Acer and ASUS monitors to be crap in comparison for very specific reasons. However, all 3 of the panels had roughly the same color accuracy and image quality.

Absolutely 0 reason to get that outdated overpriced monitor when the Dell S2417DG can be had for the same money and its 1440p 165hz, has some of the best pixel responsiveness of any monitor and the list goes on.

If OP is okay with TN and there price range is around $400 then the Dell is the best you will get. If you want IPS you'll need to pay closer to $700+


EDIT: Just checked amazon uk and the Dell is like 80 pounds more than the AOC. Easily worth paying that 80 to get a much better monitor.
Edited by Malinkadink - 11/17/17 at 3:35pm
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Absolutely 0 reason to get that outdated overpriced monitor when the Dell S2417DG can be had for the same money and its 1440p 165hz, has some of the best pixel responsiveness of any monitor and the list goes on.

If OP is okay with TN and there price range is around $400 then the Dell is the best you will get. If you want IPS you'll need to pay closer to $700+


EDIT: Just checked amazon uk and the Dell is like 80 pounds more than the AOC. Easily worth paying that 80 to get a much better monitor.

 

What kind of performance will he be able to get though at 1440p with a GTX 970 and a 3570K?

 

And 80 pounds more is not the same money, and £300 is not overpriced.

 

 

Edit: Um, no, the S2417DG is £455.99: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/CwgPxr/dell-s2417dg-238-165hz-monitor-s2417dg The AOC G2460PG can be purchased for only £300. That's why I'm recommending it.

 

Edit 2: I do see now that it's out of stock at that store that's selling it for £300. Still, it can be had for £325.00 from Aria PC. That's £130.99 less than the S2417DG, which seems to only be available at £455.99.

 

Why is it that every time someone states a budget, everyone recommends products that either maxes it out or stretches it?


Edited by TwoCables - 11/17/17 at 3:57pm
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What kind of performance will he be able to get though at 1440p with a GTX 970 and a 3570K?

And 80 pounds more is not the same money, and £300 is not overpriced.


Edit: Um, no, the S2417DG is £455.99: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/CwgPxr/dell-s2417dg-238-165hz-monitor-s2417dg The AOC G2460PG can be purchased for only £300. That's why I'm recommending it.

Edit 2: I do see now that it's out of stock at that store that's selling it for £300. Still, it can be had for £325.00 from Aria PC. That's £130.99 less than the S2417DG, which seems to only be available at £455.99.

Why is it that every time someone states a budget, everyone recommends products that either maxes it out or stretches it?

Depends on the game and settings but a 970 is perfectly adequate to run a 1440p monitor, just don't expect to run the latest titles at all maximum and expect to hit over 60 fps consistently. If one is okay with playing some games in the 30-60 fps range with all the eye candy on then great, and gsync will actually greatly help improve that experience.

As for budget they weren't really specific is it $300 or $400? In between? Can they stretch it a little bit if its worth it? Thats why im suggesting the Dell. Luckily here in the states i can have the Dell for as low as $360 which is 272 pounds. I know prices are inflated for the europeans when it comes to hardware so im not sure what the landscape looks like there and who offers the best deals.

Also if OP plans to get a 1070 like they say then its all the more reason to go 1440p and have a longer lasting monitor. 1080p is really outdated at this stage and is generally reserved for extremely budget conscious buyers or those who are 1337 gamers and need 240hz in which case a 240hz monitor will cost as much as a good 144hz 1440p monitor.
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That aoc monitor looks decent, shame about that light green strip at the bottom of the panel!? What's the backlight bleed like on your unit two cables?

That dell also looks decent, if i can get a black Friday deal on it then i might be tempted with it. Do you have the Dell malinkadink?
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That aoc monitor looks decent, shame about that light green strip at the bottom of the panel!? What's the backlight bleed like on your unit two cables?

That dell also looks decent, if i can get a black Friday deal on it then i might be tempted with it. Do you have the Dell malinkadink?

 

That green strip is only bright in the product photos because they used extremely bright lights when they took the photos. In reality, you never even see it while you are using your computer unless you choose to look directly at it. It's just a green strip. It's not a big deal in the least bit. It's decorative. The product photos make it look like it would be distracting, but seriously, I can't see it unless I am looking right at it. Even while I'm looking directly at it, it's not bright in the least bit. It's NVIDIA green, plain and simple. As I'm typing to you right now and looking at this text while I'm typing, I can't see the strip.

 

As for the backlight bleed, well, like I said, I really love this monitor. It's great! You can't beat it for £325.

 

Yes, Malinkadink has the S2417DG. http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/6178141

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I have the Dell S2417DG. If you can find a great deal on it and it falls within your budget then I'd go for it. It will last you through your gtx 1070 as well as future gpu upgrades. Buying 1080p today you may feel compelled to upgrade again later as you get a faster gpu.
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