Best computer monitors according to redditors

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u/captiondot · 241 pointsr/buildapc

I actually already asked this question to /r/pcgaming and got some excellent feedback.

I ended up purchasing a 1440p 60hz monitor for the resolution later that day, and just picked up a 1080p 144hz recently, so I have the advantage of playing with both of them side by side to give you an accurate insight.

The 1440p has much higher color quality and makes games look ridiculously beautiful. The fact that you're at 2k 1440p means you really don't need much, if any AA to get smooth models. The desktop work space is very nice to have outside of gaming, especially if you work on editing video or do graphics design. This thing is BRIGHT. I had to turn the brightness almost all the way down just to keep it at a comfortable level, especially at night.

What I've noticed with my 1440p is if you're running a rig with a 970 or a card of equivalent or lesser performance, playing 2k 1440p resolution with ultra settings will yield framerates under 60 in most AAA games.

It also is a double loss in performance because the games you do have that pump out over 100 fps tear badly on 60 hz monitors. The lack of consistency in frames per second in general is noticeable enough to degrade the entire gaming experience. This can be somewhat fixed by enabling vertical sync, but it doesn't work well in every game, causes input lag sometimes, and from what I've observed it's there just to do what it can.

In a nutshell, 1440p didn't match up with my system's performance output at all. I had to actually turn down games in order to get a substantial, fluid frame rate. And even then, it was still capped at 60 fps max. I even overclocked my monitor to 75hz, and it looked worse even though it read 75 fps in-game. And turning down the game's resolution to 1080p on the 1440p monitor obviously didn't look good at all.

The 1080p 144hz monitor isn't as great in the color and clarity department on the desktop (in-game there is a smaller, noticeable difference, however it is not a deal-breaker), but holy cow when I first connected it, the difference was night and day. The game was so much more fluid and played more "live" if that makes any sense. Every single game looked and played like it felt like it was supposed to, some even better.

I wanted to cry when I first played CS:GO at 275 fps. It was that beautiful.

In all seriousness though, being at 1080p vs 1440p meant my graphics card could pump out much higher framerates above 60 at ultra settings with AA, where it was having trouble staying in the 50s in Witcher 3 at 1440p with some things such as foliage distance, shadow quality, nvidia hairworks, draw distance, and terrain quality turned down or off completely. I love my 1440p monitor and its resolution, but it just doesn't do well for gaming on this rig.

And the biggest difference? I was actually able to SEE the frames at 100+ fps. I play games exclusively on my 144hz monitor now while the 1440p is great for a second monitor with a large desktop workspace.

At [email protected], you will get higher and much more consistent, fluid frame rates that won't screen tear at higher ultra with AA. Games look so much better, I cannot stress that enough. OR at 1440p you'll get lower frame rates at lower graphics settings at the cost of a higher resolution, and will have bad screen tearing in games pumping out over 100 fps, forcing you to enable vertical sync.

After playing with both of them for many hours, if I had to go back and pick one, I'd pick the 1080p 144hz hands down. Actually if I could have an extra $1200+ to throw down, I'd pick up a 1080 pascal and a [email protected] monitor.

TL;DR Don't get a 1440p unless you have the rig to back it up. If you want to push 1440p for gaming, you'll need a rig running a 980/i5 or better, and a 1440p monitor with 144hz to get the minimum performance necessary for games to look as good as you paid to play them at that quality. Otherwise, go [email protected]

My rig for those wanting details:

Edit: Duh, forgot to include the monitors in the pcpartpicker:

u/WorkingISwear · 197 pointsr/battlestations

Full list with links to everything shown here (and some stuff not shown). Please let me know if I've missed anything or if you have any questions.

PC Specs

Item | Make/model | Link | Price
Processor| Intel i7-8700k | Amazon | $355
Graphics Card| MSI GEFORCE GTX1080 TI GAMING X 11G| Amazon | $1,000
RAM | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200 MHZ | Amazon | $90
Motherboard | ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming | Amazon | $350
SSD | Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB NVMe | Amazon | $300
SSD | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB | Amazon | $130
SSD | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB | Amazon | $130
AIO | Corsair H110i V2 | Amazon | $120
Case | Lian Li PC 011 Dynamic | Amazon | $130
PSU | EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Amazon | $100
Fans | Corsair LL 120 | Amazon | $220
Drawers | Ikea Alex | Ikea | $90

The rest of the stuff

Item | Make/model | Link | Price
Desk | Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk | Jarvis | $752

Chair | Herman Miller Embody | Amazon | $1,400
Monitor | ASUS PG279Q | Amazon | $610
Monitor | ASUS PG279Q | Amazon | $610
Desk Mat | Godspeed Reverse Panda | Novelkeys | $20
Mouse | Glorious Model O Matte White | Glorious | $50
Keyboard | Tofu65 w/ Gateron Browns | KBDFans | $200
Keycaps | MT3 Godspeed | Drop | $150

Dock | Caldigit TS3 | Amazon | $280
Speakers | Audioengine A2+ | Amazon | $300
Speaker Stands | Kanto S6W | Amazon | $60
Webcam | Logitech C922x | Amazon | $83
Monitor Arm | Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm in White | Jarvis | $160
Desk Backlight | Philips Hue Light Strip | Amazon | $90
Main Lights | Nanoleaf Light Panels | Nanoleaf | $550
Headphones | Hyperx Cloud Flight | Amazon | $135
VR | Oculus Quest | Amazon | $500
Headphones | Sony WH1000XM3 | Amazon | $275
Headphones | Master & Dynamic MH40 | Amazon | $250

Wallpaper Engine Link

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Some or all items not pictured here but are part of the setup

u/thatsawipe · 149 pointsr/battlestations
u/ConcreteSnake · 108 pointsr/buildapcsales

Best way I have found to look at the upcoming sales. Picked out a few hopefuls.

NZXT 850 - 3:15 am est

Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - 7:30 am est

Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3200 - 9:55 am est

ViewSonic XG2401 24 Inch 1080p 1ms 144 Hz - 10:10 am est

NZXT AER RGB 2 - 3-Pack of 120mm RGB PWM Fans with Hue 2 Lighting Controller - 11:55 am est

XPG Spectrix D80 Liquid-Cooled RGB DDR4 3600MHz 16GB - 12:05 pm est

Cooler Master MasterLiquid LC240E RGB All-in-one CPU Liquid Cooler - 12:05 pm

NZXT H700 - 2:20pm est

u/FailsTheTuringTest · 72 pointsr/buildapc

I'd recommend the IPS version of the monitor you're looking at. I just got one recently and I love it. You can save some bucks with a refurbished version too.

u/darkm0d · 71 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Worth spending $260 for a 144hz!

u/DeltaVelocity · 69 pointsr/battlestations

Here's a list with links of most everything in the room.

Countertop - Ikea Ekbacken

Shelves - Target Real Wood Shelves

Monitor - Acer X34

Mouse - Logitech G900

Keyboard - Corsair k65RBG

Rug - Rawhide Ivory/ Charcoal Rug

Book - NASA Standards Manual


Couch - Zgallerie L Sectional

Headphones - Steelseries Arctis 7

Paint - Graphic Charcoal by Behr

Steer Skull - Target

Monitor Mount - EchoGear

u/neums08 · 57 pointsr/buildapc

With your budget, you can certainly make 1440p work. A gtx 1080 would be ideal for that. I would recommend going with a single 1440p 144 hz Gsync monitor rather than 2 144 hz monitors.

For gaming, I don't see a real need to have 2 monitors. I'd rather pour more money into a single amazing display because your game will only run on one of the monitors. If you need more real estate for work and productivity, then get a cheap second monitor.

I'm pretty sure there's room to save some money here too, but I'm on mobile and going to sleep, so maybe someone here could help trim some dollars.

u/NatesNewLife · 40 pointsr/buildapc

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor, 1080p, 1ms Response Time, Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, Height Adjustable, Display Port, HDMI

u/Pigweenies · 38 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ASUS VG248QE would like to have a word with you

u/Archonicable · 37 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/sadnoos · 36 pointsr/battlestations

My monitors (pictured right):

My wife's monitors (pictured left):

The stands:

My wife doesn't notice difference between 60 and 144 FPS and doesn't play shooters so for her we went with a less expensive option that had a lower refresh rate/response time. The speakers are a little quieter too, and they don't have display ports (her aging GPU only has HDMI ports anyway). If you can spare the extra money per monitor I would HIGHLY recommend the VG248QEs. I've had these for about two or three years now and they've been a dream. Reliable, beautiful picture quality, speakers are loud af. I use display port cables on each and then I have my Switch hooked up to the right monitor with an HDMI. When it's time for me to play Smash with my buddies in discord, I just push a button and it flips right over for Switch time.

Couldn't recommend the stand enough either, things incredibly sturdy and well constructed. I've had it for as long as the monitors and purchased it again when buying my wife's monitors this week.

u/CitizenReveur · 30 pointsr/buildapc

I have a 144hz Asus monitor and a IPS Dell Monitor.

After using calibration profiles for both, the IPS easily has better color depth, accuracy, viewing angles, and etc.

HOWEVER, the monitor I ended up using more is the Asus, because I play competitive CS. Actions feel much more responsive and fluid even on 64 tick servers, but much more-so on 120 tick+ servers. I play on the lowest settings, and on high digital vibrance, so the IPS beautiful screen is useless.

Any game that couldn't utilize the 144 hz, was a bummer to play on the Asus. Even after calibration, the colors felt over-saturated and or washed-out. I don't know much about color accuracy or what-not, but the IPS definitely looked better on games, movies and and even browsing.

Depending on what your doing, could highly influence which monitor type is better, but I think 9/10 if cost isn't an issue, the IPS is a better choice. And, if money still isn't an issue, and you want the best of both worlds, those overclocking IPS monitors from Korea is always an option.

u/Simz83 · 29 pointsr/buildapcsales

And at that price, Amazon has it cheaper for $319.99 - link:

u/01001001100110 · 29 pointsr/buildapc

Although the panel is TN, this always gets good reviews, and is always on sale!

u/This_Is_Q · 25 pointsr/pcmasterrace

An ASUS VG Series 24"

I'm running lightboost on it. its amazing!

Edit: I want to let everyone know that lightboost isn't nVidia exclusive. I'm using with my r9 280!

u/Otheus · 24 pointsr/buildapc

Why not both?

u/Insert_a_User_here · 24 pointsr/buildapc

Nice Build. His budget was around 1100, so he might be happier if he stepped up the monitor a level or two. Maybe go for a 24inch 144hz monitor if he primarily plays first person shooters. This would be a good example:

Or, if OP isn't into playing FPS games then he could get a decent 2560x1440 monitor instead such as this:

Either one puts the total a little over the 1100 budget, but the difference would be very very noticeable, and OP would get a true feeling of PCMR

u/Archimedes406 · 23 pointsr/buildapc

This is a similar model that I own two of. Great monitor apart from the barely-adjustable stand.

u/yust · 21 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Comes in just under 700 (before taxes).

u/chemiicaLL · 20 pointsr/buildapc

This is what I'm using, and I couldn't be happier. It's the same Predator however it has the IPS panel. I'm a fan of the IPS colors for the extra $100, and I paid more than $700 a few years ago. Still worth.

If you're looking to save $100, you can get the same monitor you mentioned (TN Predator) at Amazon cheaper than Newegg.

u/someoneiswrongonline · 19 pointsr/buildapc

S2716DG - $480

Follow the instructions here for setup.

>Nvidia Control Panel>Adjust desktop color settings:
Digital vibrance-70%

>DELL Monitor settings:
Color>Custom Color:

u/YouHvinAFkinGiggleM8 · 18 pointsr/buildapcsales

I highly doubt that will ever happen


For those interested, the tracked price since Oct. 2015:

u/48911150 · 18 pointsr/Amd

He doesn't go through the whole list at all. Probably because that would go against his claim. Many of them have Freesync listed on amazon page and/or manufacturers product page.

Below monitors were on the full list and links all have Freesync brand listed:

Acer XFA240

Acer XG270HU

Acer XV273K

Acer XZ321Q


aoc g2590fx

Asus MG278Q

Asus XG248Q

Asus VG258Q


Asus VG278Q

Benq XL2740


Some other monitors from different manufacturers on nvidia's g-sync compatible list:


Dell s2419hgf

HP 25mx

Razor Raptor 27

u/tusing · 17 pointsr/battlestations

Of course, it can do RGB!

And here's a close-up.

Gear in the picture:


CPU | Intel - Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz 10-Core Processor
Motherboard | MSI - X299M GAMING PRO CARBON AC Micro ATX LGA2066 Motherboard
Memory | G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage | Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage | Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founder Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founder Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI)
Power Supply | SeaSonic - PRIME Titanium 1000W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
Other| Zotac SLI Bridge, 2-wide
Other| Ensourced Cables| $240.00
Other| Evolv mATX TG - Custom CNC'd Panels
Other| Custom Loop + Misc Costs

The display is an ASUS PG278Q 1440p/144Hz and the arm is an Ergotech Freedom Arm.

The desk is an Uplift Standing Desk.


u/Syntonomy617 · 17 pointsr/buildapcsales

On Amazon as well for the same price.

Why can't the 27" go on sale. I missed the last BestBuy one a month ago, I wasn't planning on building a computer/going for such an expensive monitor. Now I have all my parts except for a monitor. Can't decide on which to get, and can't get in on the limited stock Refurb ones either.

Anyone have suggestions? Regarding the 27" Dell, the Asus or the Acer?

u/ShotIntoOrbit · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

CCC shows it's dropping by steps the past few days. Amazon's pricing algorithm is have a price war with something. Hold men, hold.

u/StayFrosty7 · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

144hz is a huge step up. If you don't have the money, then this is fine. But if you can drop the cash for a 144hz monitor, then I'd definitely go for it. It might even be worth it to check out a 1440p 100hz ultrawide.

Monitors to look at:

1080p 144hz TN

Ultrawide 1080p 144hz IPS

1440p 144hz TN(you might not be able to hit 144hz with all games on this one due to the resolution being so high)


u/ShaanOSRS · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

Way better off dishing out $60 more to get one of the best budget 144hz monitors'

Also has the addition of freesync for any AMD gpu users

u/CptBrian · 16 pointsr/CozyPlaces

Yes they do, both of them. I happen to have many. Even my $250 LED monitor just this morning had so much glare, I couldn't see anything and had to turn it away to see better. I only linked the monitor to show you it is in fact LED and not just a generic, cheap monitor.

u/ABearDrinkingScotch · 16 pointsr/gaming

My monitor has four built in crosshair overlays that pair to your mouse cursor position. It's pretty much cheating.

u/edurodenas · 15 pointsr/buildapc

GTX 1080 is definitely going to overkill this 1080p 60Hz monitor. I would either get the GTX 1070 and a 1080p 144Hz monitor like this one or keep the GTX 1080 and get a 1440p 144Hz monitor like this one

u/ExcaliburgerDL · 15 pointsr/buildapc

I am not even gonna read your post, just based on your title get:





The XB271HU and KG271 are of exactly the same dimensions. AND XB271HU is one hell of a good monitor.

Suggested you a triple monitor arm, too.

This is my setup.


Hope this fits your or someone else's needs.

u/StrayCam · 15 pointsr/buildapcsales

Filtered according to your specifications

165hz $308

144hz $225

No clue how worth it those prices are but that's all I found for 24" 1440p 144hz

u/Nazthatguy · 14 pointsr/buildapc

This thicc girl is proud of her bezels and flaunts them around however if you could spare another $50, her cuter sister has a higher refresh rate and smaller bezels. I am sorry you had to read that, thought I'd try to make you laugh however I made cringe.

u/RoguelikeDevDude · 14 pointsr/Monitors

Welp. At least it was only THIS monitor that was ruined. No big deal right? Lol.

In all seriousness, I was going to sell everything when I move abroad next year anyway. This just means I won't get much for it. Oh well.

u/FedExPope · 14 pointsr/buildapc

Not sure what your budget is, but I picked this one up recently and really like it. 1440p, 165Hz, G-sync, 24" TN panel

Dell Gaming S2417DG

u/CianXIII · 14 pointsr/buildapcsales

This or the ViewSonic XG2401 at $208?

u/WunderOwl · 14 pointsr/buildapc

I just got mine, $250 was a little more than what I wanted to spend on a monitor but it looks great.

u/Pyromaniac2077 · 13 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/-Rivox- · 13 pointsr/Amd

If you can add some money, buy this monitor instead which has FreeSync and is 144Hz.

Otherwise, if you can't spend 50$ more, check out this and this.

Don't buy a non-freesync monitor.

As for the 480, no it won't overheat, the node202 has a big grill right where the fan is, so it can take as much air as it wants. MOreover, since it's a blower style card, the volume of the case doesn't affect the cooling (cold air is taken by the fan and hot air is spit right out of the case through the rear. Hot air doesn't remain in the case)

Good for the rest ;)

u/pushformusic · 12 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yes, yes, yes. That assumes your video card is already putting out at least close to that amount of frames. It's a most for FPS games.

I have this one.
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB

u/the_t_hole · 12 pointsr/buildapc

Once I got my Acer Predator I have never looked back and it’s been wonderful. It’s also currently on sale!.... for $1.01 off.....

u/Zerbato · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's $89.99 brand new on Amazon. For $13 I'd go new over refurb:

u/aclee_ · 12 pointsr/buildapc

It's a little more than $100.

Here's an AOC Freesync monitor

Here's the exact same monitor but with gsync. do you think the exact same features in a monitor are worth twice as much?

u/Russ916 · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

Is this really considered a deal when there is the Dell S2417DG, which also is a 24" G Sync monitor at higher resolution of 2560x1440 and Overclocks to 165Hz for $399.99 on the Dell website, Amazon, as well as Best Buy who also happen to have an open box of it at $354.99.

u/showersareevil · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

I paid $260 for the 1440p version of this. I would have definitely went with this one if it was such a good price a week ago. It's probably not worth returning my current monitor to save $80...

Your post is one of the best deals this sub has seen on a cheap 144hz monitors

u/munkyadrian · 11 pointsr/gamingpc

I'm using that one 144Hz asus monitor right now, with the Lightboost Hack, and its life changing

You need to do a bit of registry editing and fuck around with some icc profiles, but the output is so worth it

u/poblopuablo · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

>When I first turned this monitor on, not gonna lie, it was very underwhelming. Colors were washed out and it was too bright. You HAVE to calibrate this in order to see its true potential. Here is what I finally landed on. Use this for yours or atleast a starting point. You should be able to play games without adjusting in game brightness. Here we go.

>Nvidia Control Panel>Adjust desktop color settings:

> - Brightness-50%

> - Contrast-50%

> - Gamma-0.60%

> - Digital vibrance-70%

> - Hue-0


>DELL Monitor settings:

> - Brightness-26%

> - Contrast-75%

> - Color>Custom Color:

> - R-97%

> - G-99%

> - B-96%

>*Also, download the latest driver for this monitor on Dell's website.

>And you're welcome :)

u/Ambushes · 11 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Most of the good stuff is gone I assume, there are some really good deals on monitors, an unlocked S9. I looked through basically everything electronics.

PG279Q, if you're willing to take risks you can get a 165hz IPS 27" 1440p for sub $500, but I'm willing to bet the lower condition ones have dead pixels or something. Personally I'd aim for ones marked 'Very good' but regardless it's well below the ATL.

u/not1frak · 11 pointsr/AskMen

Spent several grand building out this magnificent beast of a workstation/cockpit:

I had everything else but the monitors and the cockpit, which was about $1900 and $1500 USD, respectively. I got all but one accessory for the cockpit, and shipping was $200 cause it weighs over 200lbs :D

I already had the $400 wheel, $300 pedals, $200 shifter, $150 handbrake, and a PC that is nothing less than $2500-3k to drive such a setup.

That said, I can race around any track I want around the globe, do so without spending thousands on tires/gas/gear each race weekend, am not risking life or limb, and am on-hand at home to be a father to my 1yr old daughter.

Sure I've spent the price of a not-even-that-old Honda Civic on this setup over the years, but its good clean wholesome fun, and fantastic practice for later in life should I ever decide to buy a track car.

Most women see this "rig" and roll their eyes HARD, but only after scooping their jaw up off the ground. Men just get insanely jealous and beg to drive it after scooping their jaw up off the ground :)

Worthit to me!

Disclaimer: I am an IT Systems Admin and an avid gamer/sim racer for years...

u/ryios · 11 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm going to be buying this one soon:

It's 144hz, gsync, and sup $400.

It's also 1440p.

I have a 27" 1440p now, but it's a 60hz IPS and I've decided that 27" is to big for my tastes. I have to sit to far back from it to get a good view on it and I want to have 3 screens, so I'm going to get 3 of these dells.

u/lesgeddon · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

Damn, it's 24" little brother just shipped for me and I paid $40 more. Welp, nothing 's leaving the box it shipped in until next week. Gonna take a lot of self control.

Edit: On second thought, I'll stick with the smaller one since it's 165hz refresh and closer in size to what I currently have.

For those interested:

u/spicedpumpkins · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

OK let's use your example. Hang on, this is going to be a long read.

THE BUILD THINKING PROCESS: Have realistic goals for your budget and build the highest resolution to fps ratio you can get for the money with a target of 60fps minimum for at least 75% of the time.

When I make a build I almost always include an adaptive sync monitor (freesync/gsync) in the budget because of exactly your scenario.

When enabled, the average person CANNOT distinguish in the middle of a fight between 130 and 144fps. Now you're going to get that super APM Korean here who will claim they can but on average most people cannot consistently distinguish above even 120hz....Linus tech tips and a bunch of other respected tech youtubers have fleshed this out ad nauseum.

With this in mind, adaptive sync alone can often mitigate loss of frames vs what you actually notice when playing, thus slightly future proofing your needs to upgrade immediately on a new hardware cycle.

When a friend, family member or colleague asks for a pc build the following questions come into play:

  1. What specific games or genre of games will you be playing?

  2. I explain to them what adaptive sync is and usually Show them this video. I also tell them I try to target them at 60fps on average as most people CAN notice below 60fps. At my house I have 1080p 75hz, 1440p 144hz/165hz and Ultrawide 3440x1440p at 120hz set ups for me and my own family and explaining to them these are $1100+, $2000+ and $3500+ builds and let them play with them. I also have built budget builds sub $600 but explain that there won't be an adaptive sync monitor in the build.

  3. Then I ask what's their top dollar budget before tax using roughly $1k, $2k and $3.5k increments and tell them what resolution and refresh rate they are buying into so they have upfront expectations of the best case scenario for frames. I also clearly explain that there will be variable fps depending on what is going on in the game and how graphics intensive it is.

    In addition, I also explain the difference in most games between med, high and ultra settings and what things you could turn off to increase frames and not notice much difference in overall gameplay (e.g. Turn off Hairworks, Reduce shadows appropriately, at higher resolutions there is little need for higher AA, etc.)


    According to most recent Steam Hardware Survey the vast majority of gamers are rocking 1050ti/1060 level of cards. These are 1080p medium to high settings cards that can deliver 30-120+ fps depending on game.

    I tell them there is ZERO need to upgrade even when new hardware comes out IF you are happy with the current FPS of games you are playing. Seriously. Who gives a shit if all they want to play are esports titles like DOTA, LOL, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, etc and are getting 60fps+ and frankly typically 100+fps in those titles with those GPUs. Why bother upgrading a 3-5 year old system at all if your gaming experience is good and you are pleased with the current results.

    When to upgrade then? When a game comes out that you know you want to play outperforms your current setup and you are willing to pay to meet the performance bar. Depending on title, this MOST of the time doesn't even require anything more than a GPU upgrade if they already have a solid CPU and RAM config.

    I'll give you the perfect example. I had a colleague who was playing mostly esports titles with a 1060ti rocking a i5 4690k with 16GBs of DDR3 but now wanted to start playing more graphic intensive games such as Witcher 3 and Monster Hunter World PC at 60fps+ and he thought he had to buy an entire new computer and came to me. He currently has a 144hz 1080p IPS gsync monitor. I said no way man. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water. His rig specific for gaming is still quite playable in most titles. I asked him if he was happy to keep his current playing resolution (1080p gsync) or if MIGHT consider going 1440p in the near future. He said he was sure he wanted to stay at 1080p for now. I suggested he just upgrade to a 2060 for $350ish bucks. He ended up getting a 2060 for a little over $350 and is extremely happy with this upgrade path. Here he thought he was going to have to spend $1500+ and was perfectly happy with the $350 upgrade.


    I take my sweet ass time and tell them it will take at least a week before I'm done building when all parts arrive (even though I can knock out most builds in a few hours) so I have no rush on myself as I build PC's for a relaxing hobby and not a job. Some people build legos or models. I like building PC's.

    Long read. I hope it helps save you some money and make a more informed PC building decision.
u/Sir-Dristan · 10 pointsr/buildapc

I actually prefer the 24" version of 1440. I have a Dell 24" with G-Sync and it's the best goddamn monitor I've ever used.

Edit: It also overclocks to 165hz which is exceptionally nice.

u/DigitalApple123 · 10 pointsr/buildapc

The dell s2417dg is an amazing monitor that checks all your boxes, but it 1440p. However, it is very cheap AND even better it goes on sale all the time. Lurk and r/buildapcsales to find a good deal.

u/jacks369 · 10 pointsr/Amd

That's unfortunate because in the US, the difference is still big but not nearly as big ($200 difference).

Do these use the same panel? One is 144hz, and the other is 165Hz.

u/DunkMasterZ · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's also this price on Amazon if you prefer them over Newegg. Have 5% back on Discover card for Amazon so I went with that

u/Tyhan · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

The Acer XF240H is a newer panel and the only complaint I've seen about that is that its out of the box colors are worse than the VG248QE's. It's flicker free at all brightness settings where the VG248QE uses PWM at <100 brightness. And let me tell you that you will not use it at 100 brightness.

But if you don't like that one specifically, here's another 144hz from Amazon that's newer than the VG248QE at a price I'd definitely say is worth it over the VG248QE:

u/discum · 10 pointsr/gadgets

You want 1440p Ultrawide @ 100Hz with GSync. It's pretty much top of the line atm, though I think there is a 38 inch version too.

u/marswithrings · 10 pointsr/battlestations

sorry to be "that guy" - but actually, the freesync version of the 34" acer is the XR341CK and it's 75hz (with a fury X he would have the freesync version).

the gsync version is the X34. it's a few hundred bucks extra and 100hz.

THAT SAID, because of the adaptive sync technologies many users claim they cannot differentiate between these monitors and 144hz, so i'm totally splitting hairs on you. both monitors are really fucking nice and really fucking expensive, so your overall point is still valid

u/lolfail9001 · 10 pointsr/hardware

> So you say the gsync/freesync equiv are only $200 apart, but can't find any actual monitors at those prices? And you are calling the article shameless?

Give me a second:

Same MVA panel, same ultrawide 100hz... Same price but we'll call that a measurement error.
But that's while we're keeping it in limits of ultrawides, once we move from those particular shackles we have a classic 144hz IPS example:

$600 MSRP on Freesync vs $800 MSRP on G-Sync. Exactly $200, sales notwithstanding.

> What makes the MX34Q not a gaming monitor?

Lack of 1337 gam1ng aesthetic (see above for reference). I can game just fine on my cheap ass s22e390 and it even has pretty good response times for an IPS panel, it does not become gaming monitor from that however.

u/xelamats · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon link of the product (not recertified) for those wanting to read more reviews on it



>24" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen TN G-SYNC Compatible Display
>144Hz refresh rate- using Display port, response time: 1ms
>Height, pivot, swivel and tilt. Viewing angles° horizontal, 160° vertical
>2 x 2W speakers. Panel Type- twisted nematic film (TN film). color supported- 16.7 million. Brightness- 350 nit
>Signal inputs: 1 x Display Port (V1.2), 1 x HDMI/MHL & 1 x DVI
>Mounting Type: VESA compatible (Yes)


u/[deleted] · 10 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have been wanting multiple monitors for awhile. I don't know why I put it off so long. I bought a gaming PC for 2 main reasons. Blu-rays and games. I can now play a game on 1 monitor while watching my blu-rays on the other. It's SO nice. When the monitors arrived, ordered from Amazon, I freaked out because it said free-sync instead of g-sync. I checked the model number with my order, and it was right. I realized the monitor is listed as g-sync compatible. Oh well. It works.

As for the upgrade to 144 Hz, you guys are right. It is so much smoother. I set 1 monitor to 144 Hz and left the other to 60 Hz to compare. Even moving around the mouse cursor is so different. I feel like my GTX 1070 wasn't able to show it's true potential until now. I have them hooked up via the display port cables that came with the monitors.

By the way, if any of you upgrade to a better monitor and wonder why it's not showing more than 60 Hz, this post helped me. I never want to go back to just 1 monitor or just 60 Hz again.

u/BALLS_IN_MY_ASS · 10 pointsr/buildapc

Asus 24" 144hz Right at your budget before taxes. I'm also an Asus fan boy.

u/Vonkilington · 10 pointsr/smashbros

I could be am wrong here, but the deal is that they have insanely low response time. 1ms.

It's not just BenQ monitors, my Asus VG248QE also has 1ms response time. BenQ is smart about getting into the esports scene early and sponsoring, so their name is very recognizable for gamers.

Note that a lot of the expense of my personal monitor choice comes from the fact that it's 144hz. Total overkill for Smash, but feels much better for games that actually support it (CSGO, Overwatch, etc).

One last anecdote, I switched from a 60hz 5ms response time to my 144hz 1ms response time and the difference was immediate and noticable. Colors are more washed out on the faster monitor but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

u/apmauj · 9 pointsr/uruguay

Ofertas previas al viernes afro:

u/herobryane · 9 pointsr/buildapc

It depends on what your preferences are on bow you like to experience games. Both comments so far have the two of the best options: a Korean 27" 1440p or a 24" 1080 that runs at 144hz. If you enjoy the look of the game more, with arguably better colors, go with the Korean monitor, such as this one; if you enjoy a smoother experience, go with something like the ASUS VG248QE or the BenQ XL2420TE (If you're partial to FPS games, this is the better choice IMO).

u/dudeitshickey · 9 pointsr/ColinsLastStand

For the Monitor, the ASUS PB278Q is my sRGB compliant monitor that works fantastically. If you want to bump up to Adobe RGB compliance the PA279Q is the way to go, but quite difficult to find from a good seller.

In regards to the desktop unit, the Intel i7-6XXXk series is the tried and true CPU to go with, with the 6850k being in the good sweet spot for a value proposition.

Minimum 32gb RAM for video editing from my personal experience, preferable 64gb for Premiere and Photoshop running simultaneously.

Most prefabs have already switched their GPUs over to 1080 ti for their high-end stuff with out dropping stupid cash for the quadro P5000/P6000. The increases seen by the quadro series over the 1080 ti seem to be minimal anyways.

The final big money-sink is storage. I would recommend a 1tb SSD, either the samsung 850 PRO for your standard SATA connection or the new 960 PRO for a PCI-E M.2 slot which is significantly faster. For your bulk storage, I recommend the Western Digital 4TB Black drives, either one on its own or two in RAID 0 for a total of 8TB storage or RAID 1 for redundancy to ensure no data loss when one drive fails.

Here's a screen shot of this configuration on Origin PC's Neuron Pro system.

And a link for Digital Storm, the other pre-fab builders that have earned my trust.

u/Applecrap · 9 pointsr/buildapcsales

And if you prefer amazon.

And a link to the rebate form.

u/lechechico · 9 pointsr/Monitors

How much would you like to spend?

You are US based correct?

Is there a preference in screen type (IPS vs TN vs 'best-of-both' VA/AHVA)?

What kind of games do you play? Shooters vs RPG vs Explore?

Basically 27" is standard 1440p fare, ~30-34 start to become widescreen 3440x1440 (IMO, a great monitor but pricey)

A safe, and good bet is the Dell S2716DG that you will not regret.

u/yatogamii · 9 pointsr/hardwareswap

Just a heads up these are selling for $270 used on Amazon Market

u/geophsmith · 9 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/Skuzzee · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

So, I spent a lot of money on building my PC and have had an amazing gaming experience for over 2 years now. But during my entire career of PC gaming, I’ve always used 60 hertz, basic-type monitors.

Just last month I took the RISKY, SCARY, EXPENSIVE plunge into the “G-Sync, high quality gaming monitor world”. I purchased this.

And believe me, I had the same questions you are asking. Is this worth it? Do I get an IPS panel? Or save money and get the TN version? Will I see a difference with 144hz? What about 165hz?

When I plugged this monitor into my PC, enables the 144hz through NVIDIA Control Panel (that part is important) and launched a game.... it sounds so cringey and nerdy, but I almost cried. It’s a whole different world dude. It feels like you’re opening a door into a world you’ve ALWAYS wanted to be in. If you have a high end gaming PC, you are doing yourself a DISSERVICE by not owning a G-Sync (or even FreeSync) monitor with 144hz.

Just do yourself one huge favor. Do not compromise on quality and price. Look for the brand names and read reviews. Search YouTube for reviews. Ask friends. And never forget... always buy the extended warranty on high priced tech. These things are not perfect and will “go out” eventually.

Long winded answer. Yes. You go out and buy one as soon as you can. It will change your gaming experience forever. I’m NEVER GOING BACK.

u/GuysImConfused · 9 pointsr/buildapc

I would definitely get the IPS one - you have to keep in mind that response time in your system is cumulative, so 1ms is not five times faster than 5ms. Your mouse/keyboard to motherboard, motherboard to CPU, CPU to GPU, GPU to RAM etc it all adds up, and you end up having maybe 20 - 30ms input lag in total, so you are choosing between 30ms and 35ms roughly - and that is a negligible difference.
However, the colors and viewing angles are a BIG difference. Definitely go IPS.

EDIT: Here is my specific recommendation.

  • 165Hz
  • IPS
  • 2560x1440
  • G-sync
u/pianodude4 · 9 pointsr/buildmeapc

I don't know everything about building PCs (just built my first), but I wouldn't go with that monitor. Yes, the refresh rate is high, but with your budget, you really should go for a 2k or 4k resolution with your monitor.

Edit: Here is an Asus Rog Swift monitor at 1440p (2k) with a 165hz refresh rate.

Here is one at 2160p (4k) with a 60hz refresh rate.

I don't think they make 4k monitors above 60hz yet, so if the framerate is important to you, I'd go with the 2k one.

You won't even be able to see the difference between the 165hz and 240hz and I think a higher resolution would be a much better improvement over the higher refresh rate. Plus, you get 2.5 inches of extra screen.

u/PrimeCaliber · 9 pointsr/battlestations

Not sure why my links came out all fucked up? Too lazy to try and fix it.


Monitors: [Dell S2716DGR] (

Triple Monitor Mount: [EZM Deluxe Triple Monitor Mount] (

Keyboard: [Corsair K70 Cherry MX Reds] (

Mouse: [Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB] (

Mouse Pad: [Razer Goliathus Overwatch Mouse Mat] (

Wireless Headset: [Steel Series 800 Wireless] (

Speakers: [Audioengine A5+] (

Speaker Mounts: [Audioengine DS2 Desktop speaker stands] (

Desk Surface: [Ikea EKBACKEN countertop 98in] (

Desk Drawers: Haha who am I kidding everyone knows that those are!

Lamp: [IKEA Hektar lamp] (

Cable Management

[Raceways] (

[Velcro zip ties] (

[Desk Grommet ](

[Cable clips] (

Pc build specs

Case: NZXT H440

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 LGA1151

CPU: i7 6700k

RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB

Power supply: Corsair RM series modular 1000W 80plus Gold

Power cables: Corsair custom sleeved in blue

CPU cooler: NZXT Kraken X52

Boot Drive: SAMSUNG 750 EVO 2.5" 500GB

HDD: 2TB Western Digital

GPU: EVGA 12GB Titan black


Monitor: [Asus ROG Switft 34in ultra wide] (

Monitor Mount: [VIV duial mount] (

Mouse: [Razer Naga Chroma] (

Keyboard: [Corsair K70 Cherry MX Reds] (

Mouse pad: [Razer Goliathus Overwatch Mouse Mat] (

Wireless Headset: [Steel Series 800 Wireless] (

Speakers: [KRK Rokit 5 ](

Desk Surface x2 : [IKEA Linnmon] (

Cable Management

Cable Rack: [IKEA Signum rack] (

PC Build specs

Case: Corsair crystal series 460X

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 LGA1151

CPU: i7 7700k

RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB

Power supply: Corsair RM series modular 1000W 80plus Gold

CPU cooler: NZXT Kraken X52


GPU: GTX 1080 ti SC

u/sgtstinker · 9 pointsr/Monitors

You can get everything you're looking for in the Dell S2716DG. 1440p, 144Hz and G-sync for $599. It is however a TN panel if that matters to you, but I hear it's a great one. Some tweaking can make it look really nice, and you won't have to play the quality control lottery of the new IPS monitors out right now.

u/NewAndAwesome · 8 pointsr/gamingpc

Here, get this

I have it and its amazing. 4k is not worth it. More frames on 1440p is the way to go.

u/SomeRandomProducer · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB

Basically the same monitor with freesync for $20 more

u/jim2point0 · 8 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

Any of the 34" 100hz ultrawide panels would meet that description. They are all 3440x1440 I believe.

Asus ROG PG348Q

Acer X34

Samsung CF791 (this is a VA quantum dot panel though, not IPS)

Just a few examples. There's probably more of them.

u/UrBoySergio · 8 pointsr/editors

Acer 34inch Predator IPS panel is hands down my favorite and I recommend it. Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display (X34 bmiphz)

It comes very well calibrated out of the box, almost like those Apple cinema displays of the past. Because it’s curved you will experience a bit of backlight bleed on a total black screen but I never notice it otherwise and it doesn’t distort the colors.

u/BlackDiablos · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

Looks like Acer has been creeping up the price of these refurbished units. I'm pretty sure this exact model used to be $500 on the refurbished store and $400 for the older XB270HU.

This almost isn't worth it when you can get the monitor new for $765, but that's still a personal choice if that extra ~$165 is worth new.

u/Mattb150 · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

They make a 24" version that is several hundo cheaper if you're looking for max affordability. But the 27" is great.

24" on Amazon

u/johnnywahl · 8 pointsr/buildapc

Definitely, the 27" 1440p 144hz would be a better.

/u/Yuzle whats your budget? IF it's lower, I'd go for the Dell S2719DGF cause it's on sale for a killer deal right now. If you have a bigger budget, an IPS panel like the Acer Predator would really make teh colors pop in games like Witcher

u/loveYuri · 8 pointsr/Monitors

Acer XB271HU is on sale on Amazon for $599.99. Cheapest its been on Amazon. I got mine 2 days ago and had no dead pixel or BLB. Was very happy with the purchase. On Amazon, it said this model was available May 8,2017 vs the Asus one which was in 2015.

u/Colinski282 · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is my new Dell Gaming S2716DG 27".

Even moving the mouse on the desktop is a new experience :)

u/-TheAnimeCritic- · 8 pointsr/headphones

Not OP but the monitor is an Acer Predator. Own one myself it is truly glorious

u/dxrion · 8 pointsr/buildapc

i'll save you some time.


the top 1080p 144hz 1ms TN Panel they recommend over there on every post that asks, #1 is the Viewsonic XG2401

& #2 is the LG 24GM77-B

they say these two have the best color accuracy for a tn.


i recommend the Samsung CFG70

it has better color accuracy than both of those monitors above (because it's a VA panel and not a TN) and colors look as good as on my other IPS display IMO. (IPS panels have the best color accuracy)
and it has great viewing angles unlike a TN panel.
also it's $70 off rn. i really wouldn't pass this offer up as you're getting better color accuracy and better viewing angles for only $20 more than the Viewsonic.


good luck (:

u/Hopehellsucks · 8 pointsr/buildapcsales

Viewsonic xg2401 has always been considered one of the best 144hz monitors out there at $199, the xg2402 variant hovers around $215 but I can't tell ya what the difference between them is

u/Emrak · 8 pointsr/Planetside

My build, for comparison purposes:

i5-4670k (OC'd to 4.0), 8 GB RAM (1600 mhz), GeForce GTX 780 3GB, and PS2 has it's own dedicated SSD. Last,

but not least, my monitors are two Asus VS247H-P as seen here

Side Note: I used to run an RadeonHD card and ironically, dollar for dollar, got waaaay better performance

(for the price) than I do for my current nvidia. There are definitely diminishing returns IRT higher end video


Summary: I can run everything at its highest setting and achieve roughly 40-60 FPS in 24-48 battles. In

96+ battles, my FPS is roughly 25-50. I choose not to run everything at its highest setting for performance


My actual, current settings:

1) Determine what is most important for you: the gameplay or the graphics. You will find that many high-

skill players with beast rigs run PS2 at very low settings because--for them--the game is the thing. The

graphics are secondary. Some would make the game look like MineCraft if it helped.

2) Understand that what we call FPS is integrally tied to your monitor. The vast majority of current

monitors (such as mine) have vertical refreshes of 60hz. This means that the absolute most frames per second

my monitor can display is 60. Even if I get 200 FPS, my monitor will only show 60. Side Note: my monitor is

actually only capable of displaying about 56'ish FPS, because the monitor response time is 2ms. Response time

is how fast it takes your monitor to actually process the frames it receives. To achieve actual 60 FPS, my

monitor would need a "real time" response time.

3) Understand that your FPS in PS2 is a ping-pong game between your CPU and your GPU. By using CTRL-F10 in

game you can toggle on your FPS counter in the lower left corner.

Note in this pic at the warpgate: it shows a "GPU" next to my FPS. This means that my FPS is hitting the limits of the video card (my CPU isn't holding back the FPS).

However, in this pic, in a 1-12 contested battle: you'll see it shows my CPU as being the limiting factor. Having a beefier video card would be irrelevant. This is because out on the battlefield, my CPU has so much work to do processing bullets flying, damage taken, motion detector pings, etc.

Optimizing For Me: How I arrived at my current settings was due to my consideration that gameplay was king (goodbye flora!). Knowing that my monitor was capable of only displaying roughly 60 FPS, I aimed to kick my settings as high as possible, yet low enough that I can get 55+ FPS in even the most massive engagements. Hence my current settings.

Optimizing For You: Take 20 mins and experiment with all the settings and see what you can get. Assuming gameplay is king for you, set your Overall Quality to Very Low and Render Distance to 600. Using Fullscreen (as opposed to Fullscreen Windowed) seems to give some folks an 5-10 FPS boost when using a single monitor. It does nothing for me personally, but it can't hurt to try. Then, after you are in-game, bring up Windows Task Manager, go to Details/Processes and find your Planetside...exe process. Right-click and set priority to HIGH. See what FPS you get at WG and what FPS you get in massive battles at different bases (not all bases are created equal IRT FPS). If you get greatly in excess of 60 FPS, then consider increasing different graphics options (because your monitor won't be using those extra FPS anyways).

Things that produce the greatest FPS gain:

Turning shadows off.
Render Quality (huge FPS boost).
Render Distance.
Using Fullscreen mode and changing your display resolution.
Graphics Quality toggle (huge FPS boost).
Turning Fog Shadows and Ambient Occlusion off.

Things that seem to do almost nothing in of themselves:

Lighting Quality (always set to low).
Model Quality (always set to low).

u/thrillhouse3671 · 8 pointsr/buildapc

Got one of these a couple days ago. I'm happy with it.

Don't buy that AOC, the panel is awful. I returned mine within a week

u/Lunatic_Panda · 8 pointsr/buildapc

I would also probably go 1440 over 4k. The performance benefits are much better, and coming from someone who dropped from 4k to 1440, you wont notice a HUGE difference between them.

GSync is awesome, I love it, and if it fits in your budget, it is definitely worth checking out. I can drop down to 45-50 FPS and never really notice that it is that it has dropped below 60.

The most important things that I could recommend is looking at the games you play and deciding if you want a faster response time or better color reproduction/better viewing angles and what refresh you want to have.

TN monitors are the way to go for faster response time, and many FPS players prefer them for that reason. IPS will get you the best color reproduction and viewing angles, but will be more expensive than a TN counterpart. Both offer refresh of up to 144Hz and there are TN monitors that go as high as 200Hz.

I hope this helps a little in making your decision.


One of my fave 1440p Monitors IPS 144Hz GSync:

And the equivalent TN panel:

u/Spyzilla · 8 pointsr/buildapc

Get the Dell S2719DGF! It is exactly $300 most of the time (I got it for $270 on sale) has great colors for a TN panel, free sync which works fine on Nvidia cards and is 155hz. Amazing value

u/xXiDominateXx · 8 pointsr/buildapc

I wouldn't go for a 27" 1080p monitor since it won't be very sharp (24" is the sweet spot for 1080p). Go 1440p 144hz. I would reccomend the Dell S2716DGR as I have the 24" version of it (It is $150 off on bestbuy right now). Unlike what u/rtey31 said a 1070 is fine for 1440p 144hz aslong as you don't care about using ultra settings. I use a 1070 on my 1440p 144hz monitor. Vega is also another option though with a freesync monitor like the Acer XG270HU.

u/SamusMcFizz · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Desk is made up of the following from IKEA:

GERTON table top

ODDVALD trestle

ALEX Drawer Unit

Monitors are each the Acer G257HU

Keyboard is a Razer BW Ultimate Chroma

Mouse is a Razer Mamba

u/cuteman · 7 pointsr/technology

>Also the current 27 inch iMac comes with a 2560x1440 screen which by itself costs around $750 at the low end right now putting the whole thing into competitive territory with PCs.

Er... You can easily get a 27" 2560x1440 resolution ASUS for ~$550, A Dell for $589.00, and lower end brands like Monoprice/Catsleap/Xstar, etc. for even less $300-400--- that's only after 2 minutes of searching on Amazon, I could get even better deals if I really scoured the net.

And let's not forget the iMac is an All-in-one so if one component needs warranty or service work, your entire system is out of comission.

u/bagofwiggins · 7 pointsr/battlestations

Sorry, posted right b4 bed

The mount is an [Ergotron dual stacking arm] (

And the monitors are both Asus vg248qe 144hz displays

The ergotron arms are an absolute dream. If need be I can easily adjust them to a horizontal or side by side monitor setup. Make sure you have enough of a lip on your desk for the base to clamp onto. My desk is really just a dining room table and it's 3'' lip was just barely enough to secure the stand. If you done have a sufficient lip then be prepared to drill a hole for the alternate mounting method.

u/sim_pl · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is on Amazon prime for the same price right now

u/jeremy2112 · 7 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I have this one and I love it: ASUS 24" 144hz 1ms

u/sideswiped · 7 pointsr/hackintosh

$3000 computer for a videographer... only spends $180 on a 21" monitor? ಠ_ಠ No. No. Nope.

SLI is pretty much useless for video editing (very hit & miss depending on the software) and only adds unnecessary heat and cost to the rig. Drop one of those 780s and focus that money on a quality 24-27" IPS screen and hardware color calibration! (stay the hell away from those budget 4k TN screens)

Edit: Also, if OP is used to their MBP keyboard, I'd recommend picking up a wired Apple keyboard. Personally, I find them much less fatiguing on my fingers. It makes for a seamless transition (if you're still using the MPB) and goes a long way to make your Hackintosh feel more native.

Edit 2: After some very surface level searching, here are some much better monitors the OP should put their money towards: HP 24" z24x P-IPS ,Dell 27" U2713HM P-IPS and Asus 27" PB278Q P-IPS. If it can't come close to 100% sRGB, it's shit. Oh and the monitor color calibrator.

u/paulatreides0 · 7 pointsr/neoliberal

/u/JetJaguar124 /u/Integralds

So first thing's first, Windows: ~$130 for Home Edition.

Okay, so things to keep in mind:

  1. If you go Intel, overclocking isn't too great on 9th gen intel, especially if you don't have a beefy aftermarket cpu cooler. So if you don't plan on doing that at some point then you don't need a K series CPU and an overclocking motherboard. So your motherboard should primarily focus on giving you decent I/O options.

  2. You also probably want to aim for 1080p or 1440p tops, given your price range.

  3. Related to #1: If you don't plan on overclocking then a basic-ish mobo will do fine, and you mainly want to focus on I/O and other features. If you are getting Intel doubly so, as, as I mentioned before, intel 9th gen doesn't overclock well due to relatively low headroom to begin with. For intel overclocking boards are "Z" while non-overclocking boards are "B". For AMD they are "X" and "B" respectively.

    The GPU you should be seeking to use is the 1660 Ti, which is basically a slightly gimped RTX 2060 but without the raytracing stuff. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you could get an RX 5700 instead, which is nearly ~30% faster on average.

    That'll put you at $270 - $360 depending on the model you pick. Yes, it's a third of your budget, but the GPU is the single most important part of your build.

    Secondly you'll want a decent CPU to go with that.

    The Ryzen 5 3600 looks like a pretty good CPU, its a bit under $200, its fairly beefy and extendable so it's somewhat "future-proof" - in that it shouldn't cause much bottlenecking and you could upgrade your GPU past a 2080 Ti before needing to change the processor.

    This MSI Tomohawk Mobo looks good for the 3600.

    So we're at ~$320 for that, or about $640 total. Plus windows that is ~$730.

    The RAM Inty recommended before should be fine. You only really need 16 GB. This will set you back ~$80. If you find yourself wanting more RAM later down the line you can always add another pair of sticks later and double up your RAM.

    That puts us at around ~$800.

    $80 for a 750W Fully Modular Corsair PSU is basically a steal. It's refurbished though, although that shouldn't be a problem - especially with a PSU.

    We're at ~$880.

    Some good thermal paste for your CPU.

    We're now at ~$890.

    Storage depends on what you want to do. Do you install a lot of stuff and files at once? In which case you might want to get a nice sized SSD plus a big HDD.

    For your system drive. Plenty of space, good price, AND its an nvme SSD.

    That makes for ~$990.

    If you need lots of extra space

    If you need extreme extra space

    Keyboard and case are up to you, decide as you please. For the case just make sure that it can support an ATX mobo, as the mobo listed here is full ATX. Mechanical keyboards are crack, but they tend to be more expensive so they're probably out of range. This will be another $100 to $150 depending on what you pick.

    Something to keep in mind though: Your case and your monitors are basically "future proof". In other words, they won't really get "worse" with time or cause future performance issues. So monitors and case are things where you want to consider what you'll eventually want and buy ahead, even if you have to stretch a bit.

    This just leaves your monitor. I would NOT recommend a 1080p monitor above 24 in. Honestly, if you can go for a 1440p monitor then do it. I'm a bit of a resolution whore tho, so if 1080p works for you then that's fine. I would also avoid TN panels - they tend to look more washed out, tinny, and have worse viewing angles . . . although they also tend to be a fair bit cheaper than the good panels (namely IPS panels).

    I used to own one of these . . . it was vvy vvy gud. This is a relatively artsy monitor, so if color gamut correctness or whatever is important for you for photo or video editing or whatever, then this is a good pick. It's a bit expensive, yeah, but also super gorgeous. It also goes up to 75 Hz. Conversely, get a freesync monitor, and this one is probably good - haven't done much research on it, but Dells are generally pretty good in my experience (my current 4K monitor is a Dell too). Freesync will allow you to basically eliminate screen tearing and will provide a smoother feeling experience because it will even out frame rates better.

    One last thing to keep in mind: Shopping around on ebay and other sites can save you a fair bit. My rule of thumb is to never, ever buy sensitive parts like hard-drives, cpus, or motherboards second hand or refurbished. But everything else is fair game. So refurbished GPUs, Monitors, PSUs, Cases, etc. should be fine. Pre-owned? Ehhh . . . that I'm much, much more sketchy on - personally I wouldn't, but that's just me.

    So in total it'd be somewhere in the range of $1500 including monitor, OS, case, and keyboard. The system itself is around $1000. But you can perhaps knock off a hundred bucks or two by shopping around and looking for where you can buy these parts cheaper than Amazon.

    But again: investing in a good monitor and case can be worth it. It means you won't have to replace it if/when you do upgrade. And worst case scenario you can offload your monitor as a side/secondary monitor when you upgrade your monitor to a new one.
u/JuegaDas · 7 pointsr/battlestations
  1. ssd
  2. Hard drive
  3. Graphics card
  4. CPU
  5. Desk
  6. Monitor 1
  7. Monitor 2
  8. Desk mount
  9. Speakers, they sound fantastic!
  10. Speakers mounting brackets
  11. External audio card for headphones:
  12. Headphones, If you're into the bass this are the best.
  13. Headphone stand
  14. Phone stand
  15. Mic
  16. mic mount
  17. Shock mount
  18. pop filter
  19. Camera
  21. Keyboard
  22. Mouse pad
  23. Ps4 stand
  24. XOne stand
  25. Plant
  26. Chair
  27. battle station more angles
u/CynicalTree · 7 pointsr/SSBM

I posted above but this isn't really accurate with just this statement

Melee only runs at 60 FPS. 60 FPS = 60 HZ in that the monitor can only update when there's a new frame available.

The benefit in 120 FPS is that it will finish drawing the frame slightly quicker, but you likely are not sensitive enough to notice the difference without A/B testing 120HZ and 60HZ at the same time and feeling the immediate difference.

There is a 120FPS build that specifically leverages 120HZ monitors for lower input delay and it's still in beta/testing.

His listed monitor only has 10ms of input delay which is near the bottom of the scale. TVs can have 30-40ms of input latency so his monitor listed is very good.

I would only recommend a 120HZ monitor for melee if you also plan to play PC games on it that will actually run higher than 60 FPS. I can't see it making sense financially to spend money on a 120HZ solely for netplay.

Edit: I found a 75HZ IPS monitor at the same price range with 9.6ms of input lag. I recommend this monitor if your budget is under $150 USD.

u/JimJimster · 7 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I have the ASUS VG248QE which is 144hz and only like $270 from amazon. I've used both lightboost and just flat 144hz and I like the 144hz more, but it's definitely capable of doing either. I love it.

u/Dragynfyre · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Don’t get that one. It’s the lowest end 144Hz monitor and at $196 it’s too expensive relative to other 144Hz which are much better. $15 more but way, way better

Acer Gaming Monitor 24" XFA240 bmjdpr 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate 1ms Response Time AMD FREESYNC Technology with Height, Pivot, Swivel & Tilt (Display Port, HDMI/MHL, & DVI Port)

u/Action3xpress · 7 pointsr/buildapc

Yea this model?

Op you bought a 2080ti you might as well splurge on the monitor. Get two of these and call it a day, or go for one Dell Alienware 34in 1900r, 120hz IPS curved Gsync.

I have the Acer 1440p/144hz IPS Gsync and I agree with P1zza. It’s such a great monitor and often times Acer sells it for $499 out the door on their refurb site. Really great colors, angles are great, very little black light bleed on mine (right bottom very minimal), don’t have to calibrate it much out of the box, 165hz OC + gsync is really smooth. The Dell is nice if you are on a budget, pretty much the cheapest TN 144hz Gsync you can find when its on promo.

u/bigluke575 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon currently has it for $535 and it's been as low as $489.99, which I bought it at about a month ago. So THIS is the lowest it's ever been.

u/Fastknight45 · 7 pointsr/buildapc

Its TN but ive seen this and the predator side by side at microcenter and the difference is only noticeable if you're 2 feet away and nitpicking

u/benuntu · 7 pointsr/buildapc

Dell 27" G-Sync 144hz (S2716DG). Great monitor and doesn't look like a carnival ride. If you're into that, you can always paint the base red or copper and run some LEDs along the back. Stock image settings are terrible, but easy to adjust. Take a look at the first review here for settings:

u/EskimoBellhop · 7 pointsr/nvidia
u/noseonarug17 · 7 pointsr/minnesotavikings

Thursday was my last day. It wasn't the worst thing ever, but goddamn I am so sick of fucking drive thru.

In other news, I'm finally moving to Duluth next Wednesday. I think I'm pretty comfortable with job stuff, but if anybody knows of anything good I'd love to hear about it.

Also, I got some money from amazon for sending in textbooks and I think I'm going to get a new monitor and possibly some speakers for when I'm not using my headphones. After doing a bit of research, I've landed on the AOC G2460PF and Logitech Z323. Anybody familiar with either of those?

u/krdshrk · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon model for $199 doesn't include freesync. The $195 model does

u/DJ_Marxman · 7 pointsr/buildapc

Dell S2417DG

I got it on sale for ~$325 a few months ago. There's some backlight bleed on the bottom edge and the colors are only so-so (coming from an IPS display) but the gaming performance is unreal.

u/NeverHardlyEver · 7 pointsr/buildapc

here you go. 1440p, 144hz, 1ms g2g, and Gsync for $500.

u/athriren · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon has some "very good" (for $465) and "like new" (for $491) in their warehouse deals as well if you're looking to save a little more money.

Additionally, the street price per camelcamelcamel for this monitor appears to have settled at $599, so bear that in mind when considering the savings.

u/Gorka90 · 7 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

Dell 2417dg is one of the best choice (I just got mine).

165hz - G-sync - 24" 2k (1440p) - 1 ms (of course) -

TN panel ---> but check some reviews it as one of the best color accuracy and viewing angles compared to shitty Benq 1080p monitors.

399$ in amazon US atm this is honestly the best monitor fast and optimized for gaming, but still great for movies.

u/TheElderCthulhu · 6 pointsr/Monitors

I’m in a similar situation, and I was actually looking at the Dell S2417DG YNY1D. It’s not an IPS panel (I believe), but since you have an Nvidia card, you’ll be able to utilize Gsync.

I found it for ~$400 on Amazon:

u/AstronautGuy42 · 6 pointsr/Monitors

I’d go for a 27 in 1440p (2560x1440) and 144hz. If you can find a good deal I’d definitely go for an IPS, otherwise I’d do a VA only bc I REALLY hate TN panels.

I’ll edit this with a some links to stuff

This is personally what I’d buy in your position if I wanted a new monitor rather than used or refurb.

Acer Predator XB271HU Abmiprz WQHD 2560 x 1440 (2K) 1ms 144Hz (Overclock Refresh Rate 165 Hz) 350 cd/m2 G-sync Gaming Monitor, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB3.0

This is a TN panel. The g syncs at this range go for $500-600. The IPS ones are about $700 for a new one.

You can find refurb IPS ones for about $550 though.

Scratch that. I’d get this one. It’s an IPS for $600. You can get used for $75 less also from amazon.

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)

This same one is also on acer recertified for $494. I bought my monitor from there with same specs except freesync for $330. No dead pixels and slight backlight bleed. The customer support is questionable and not the most responsive but so far the product works perfectly.

I did a ton of monitor research so feel free to PM me if you have any questions

u/LoneKrafayis · 6 pointsr/techsupport

You made the right choice. None of the games you play have any ray tracing features, so you are not missing any visual quality. Your card will do a good job of playing games for years.

Ray tracing is something that might take hold in the game development industry, but games that make good use of it are 3+ years away. (Current games are just adding a few effects.) When all-ray-traced games come out, the 2080 Ti will be old and slow at ray tracing.

Nvidia has tried other new technologies that have failed. At one point, they tried to get the industry to move from triangles to quadrangles. The people who bought the quadrangle hardware never had many games to play, and the tech was abandoned.

Edit: Perhaps you should not get a GTX1080 Ti, but instead get a 144 Hz monitor for your GTX 970. I would also suggest 1440p resolution and IPS color technology as monitor features.

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz

u/Sreichy · 6 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

How does his compare to the AOC G2460PF

u/Vushivushi · 6 pointsr/Amd

$250 budget means you can also go for this one which I read good things about.

$240 Viewsonic

$250 LG

I've also looked at:

$200 AOC

I read that the AOC one has driver issues? Not sure if they're fixed. Install beta drivers for full freesync range.

$170 ACER

This is the best deal I've seen.

u/Jakerbot · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

These Acer Predator XB271U monitors have ultra slim bezels and also come with a fast refresh rate of 144hz at 2560x1440.

Good luck with your build!

u/Shablo5 · 6 pointsr/nvidia

As far as I know, the 1070 cannot obtain 144FPS on ULTRA in most games (Although are you ONLY playing the latest games? No? Then it's half relevant). That said, Gsync has you the rest of the way.

Problem is, gsync is also a $150-$200 premium (at least in Canadian) to any monitor. They will tell you to buy monitors like this or this but it's hard to justify those 1440P monitors.

If you turn down your expectation to a 1080p gsync 144hz, then things become a bit more reasonable. But if you're an enthusiast, perhaps you really want to push the limit and try the 1440p 144hz g-sync bandwagon out.

u/lwwz · 6 pointsr/buildapc

This is my favorite:

Reasonably priced IPS and it will clock up to 165Hz at 1440p. It's the sweet spot for me between larger format and still great for FPS gaming.

u/Abulap · 6 pointsr/Monitors

Check Acer XF250Q or Acer XFA240 or AOC G2590FX , all are on the Nvidia approved list for Gsync compatible and would be my top picks for $200-225 gaming monitor.

u/MD5isShit · 6 pointsr/buildapc

If you don't mind Tn that much I would suggest this. It is 1440p 144hz G-sync display that has a decent stand and good build quality. If you are willing to buy refurb/open box/used my recommendation changes a bit.

u/sgt_banana · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

That's for the 23in - here's the 27in for $475:

u/Kayakingtheredriver · 6 pointsr/Amd

craigslist that monitor for -$50 less than you bought it and pay the G-sync tax on a used craigslist monitor. It is a ~$150 loss all around, but then at least, you won't ever have to worry about being let down on a GPU release. is avail on my craigslist for $100 under retail.

u/PalebloodSky · 6 pointsr/Monitors

Nice, if OP is looking for something right now I'd say this one:

u/stringpoet · 6 pointsr/homelab

I have this monitor plugged into my server, but I very rarely use it, since the server has IPMI. Mainly, it's just there to plug into my GTX 1070 for my Steam VM. :)

u/llliterateChild · 6 pointsr/Monitors

Probably between the AOC G2460PF and Acer XF240H. The AOC looks like it has average color for a TN, not sure about the Acer. They have most of the same features from the look of it: adjustable stand, flicker-free, free sync, speakers, vesa mount...

The Acer XF240H is still on sale at costco for $170.

AOC G2460PF is $199 at Amazon.

Edit: One sale is over and the other looks to be out of stock... So the Acer GN246HL seems to be the only option atm. I'd suggest you guys wait for the price to drop on something else, check pcpartpicker and /r/buildapcsales.

u/albrainiac · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Never heard of that company, so I can’t really recommend. BUT here’s a link to a pretty good monitor, 144hz 1080p 1MS by AOC : AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

u/dremic · 6 pointsr/Monitors

with a 1060 I would stick with 1080p. Unless you plan on upgrading your video card more frequently.

u/Jioto · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Total noob here. I just ordered this monitor. You are saying I need to order a DVI cable to get the 144 out of it?

u/Blaustein23 · 6 pointsr/SSBM

What's not to believe? You can look up independent testing on various monitors. 1-3ms response time
monitors have been widely available for quite some time and used for just about every other competitive game that's not melee or smash 64, the melee community has been extremely slow to adopt because of price, misinformation, and the misconception that all non CRT monitors are terrible. Truth is there's plenty of laggy CRT monitors out there.

CRT are so prevalent because they're cheap as hell so getting together a few hundred is no problem, whereas 200 high end monitors would run you about $40,000, which is pretty impossible for a grass roots community. Not to mention there's zero risk of someone stealing your old heavy CRT, and a potentially high risk of your nice new ASUS monitor being stolen, or broken, if it is tipped over, dropped, etc .

There's quite a few monitors out there that are perfect for melee BenQ is just the name that's most common.

Here's one in a good price range

Higher quality than the previous, more expensive though

Independent testing of a BenQ monitor, 1ms response time

u/Austinlavista · 6 pointsr/buildapc

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 Inch 1080p 144Hz

I just bought this one and have been super happy with it. Exactly $200, has a ton of good reviews and it’s the official monitor for some esports tournaments.

u/leonardtownsend · 6 pointsr/buildapc

24" Dell S2417DG with G-Sync, 1440p, 165 Hz Refresh, 1ms response for $350 on Amazon

u/serotoninzero · 6 pointsr/battlestations

Been wanting to do a new computer build for a while now, but decided to start with a new desk and monitors.

3xASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz monitors
Desk/side table/file cabinet/shelves from Ikea.

Still have some cable management, light blocking, shelf filling and general maintenence to do, but for now I'm just relaxing and enjoying it.

Thanks to this subreddit for helping me collect my thoughts for what I wanted to accomplish.

Edit to link included items:

KRK Rokit 5 Powered Studio Monitors

3xASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz monitors


Wall Mounts

Cable Management Wrap


Screensaver (Solar Winds)

u/ManWithGoldenGun · 6 pointsr/buildapc

The only recommendation I might make is to consider a 144hz monitor. The card you are looking at can handle 4K out of the box.

Picked this beauty up when I built my rig this past November and it is a killer. Keep in mind the trade off, you won't get a much color saturation on this monitor as you will with most 60hz, but the performance excellent.

Skimping on monitor is like putting tires from a Civic onto a Murcielago. Do yourself a favor, drop another $100 and go big

u/mdrejhon · 6 pointsr/Monitors

nVidia LightBoost 2D is a poorly-advertised feature of many new 120Hz computer monitors, that is normally hard to activate (without using 3D). For relevant information, see LightBoost FAQ and the LightBoost HOWTO.

Apparently, it is profitable for nVidia as evidenced by the posts in this thread. People buy nVidia equipment just to get LightBoost working (since LightBoost is limited to nVidia). You will notice that about 20% of customer reviews for the ASUS VG248QE monitor (popular LightBoost monitor) have rave reviews about the LightBoost motion blur elimination. Go check out the rave LightBoost reviews on -- within that webpage, hit Control+F and find "LightBoost" in all the Amazon customer reviews.

For this reason, people have been asking nVidia to make LightBoost an easy feature to turn on/off!

u/ajc1239 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/office_bulgogi · 6 pointsr/buildapc

I have the exact same setup, let me break it down for you like this:

Star Wars BattleFront ULTRA settings in game:
1920 x 1080: 90-100 FPS
2560 x 1440: 60-70 FPS

I wish it ran it faster but it doesn't.
Playing games at 120+ fps is awesome, so you could get 1440p @ 144hz but on older games like counterstrike.

I went with this monitor below, got it for $200 and it keeps me happy for now.
Nixeus Vue 24" 1920x1080 144Hz, AMD FreeSync, 1ms, Adaptive-Sync 30Hz to 144Hz NX-VUE24A

I wish I got that red acer that user: c0horst got, but that would mean your games would run slower.

u/aristTV · 6 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

What is in this picture?

Topre Realforce RGB bought from Amazon Prime.

EnjoyPBT white caps w/ black English and red Hangul lettering bought from AliExpress.

Colored PBT modifier keys from Amazon Prime.

Logitech G PRO mouse bought from Amazon Prime.

Steelseries QCK+ mousepad from Steelseries.

ASUS VG248QE 144hz monitor from Amazon Prime.

u/trenko · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have the ASUS VG248QE and its absolutely amazing. The height adjustment and VESA compatibility are also huge pluses. On Amazon the cost is a bit steep, but I got mine on eBay for $150 with the original box and wires.
P.S Make sure you use DisplayPort and change refresh rate in Nvidia Graphics settings.

u/Thaon · 6 pointsr/nvidia

If you're tight on money, no. It's a nice feature to have, but its really just icing on the cake.

Go for a nice medium priced 144/120hz monitor. The frames are still buttery smooth, even without the G-Sync.

The Asus VG248QE and Ben Q version seem to both be decent purchases.

u/swoledier · 6 pointsr/gamingpc

Well, if you're using the 60Hz monitor as your secondary, ie. putting random stuff onto that monitor it's not really that big of a deal.

However, depending on your budget, why not just get best of both worlds?

Pick up a 27" 1440p 120Hz ($317) monitor for general purpose/gaming use and a 24" 1080p 144Hz ($270, link here for hardcore gaming.

If you want to see my write up of the aforementioned 27" 1440p 120Hz monitor for $317, you can click here.

That way you'll have buttery smoothness all the way through.

u/PandasOxys · 6 pointsr/buildapc

The acer linked by /u/maddog1994 is really popular for the price. I have this one and it is also really popular. Looks great as well and has an awesome swivel mount built in.

u/TheTidBits · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

The biggest difference is color accuracy and production on IPS panels absolutely eclipse VA panels. If you want something not expensive that looks pretty take a look at this for 1080p and this for 1440p

u/MattGatlin24 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

She was using a $4.99 one from Goodwill so I replaced it with an [Acer R240HY!] (

u/psikeiro · 6 pointsr/gamingpc

Here are the specs:

CPU | Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler | Corsair H105
Thermal Compound | Prolimatech PK-1 5g Thermal Paste
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard
Memory| Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133MT/s C9 4x 4gb
Storage | SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB
Storage | SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250GB
Case | Corsair Graphite 760T in White
Power Supply | Corsair RM1000 80+ Gold
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (64-bit)
Monitor | Asus PB278Q 27" 2560x1440 PLS
Monitor | Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard|Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 w/MX browns
Keyboard | Keycool 84 (white body) w/MX black
Keyboard | KBT Pure Pro 60% w/MX blues
Keyboard|KBT Pure 60% w/MX reds and blue LEDs
Keyboard|Leopold FC660M (gray keycaps) w/MX greens
Keyboard| KBT Pure 60% w/MX whites
Mouse | Mionix Naos 5000 Wired Laser Mouse
Video Card| XFX 290 DD Black edition
Video Card| XFX 290 DD Black edition
Headphones| AKG K702
Headphones| Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250Ohm
Headphones | Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm
Headphone stand| Woo Audio HPS-HB
Headphone stand| Just Mobile Aluminum
Microphone|Samson Meteor Studio Mic
DAC| Schiit Modi
AMP|Schiit Magni
Speakers|JBL LSR305 5-inch Two-Way Pair
Fan| 3x Corsair SP120 Quiet edition PWM
Fan| 3x Corsair AF140 Quiet edition
Router|Netgear AC1750 R6300v2
Modem|Motorola SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Custom Cables|Made by /u/Lavins

Big thanks to Corsair for sponsoring most of this rig.

Here's the review of the case I released a couple of days ago

u/ImSurroundedByBosons · 6 pointsr/buildapc

If you prefer not to take chances on dead pixels or warranty issues from Korean panels, the Asus PB278Q (27 inch) and BenQ BL3200PT (32 inch) are both wonderful choices. I can personally recommend them both, unless you want high refresh rates or low response times. The Asus will OC to about 85Hz and BenQ to 75Hz. Don't buy these for OC.

u/Zarrex · 6 pointsr/buildapc

No way in hell would I spend 500 on a TN Acer monitor, you can get the Dell TN with the same specs (just 144hz instead of 165) for $300, which is said to be the best looking TN there is

From my experience, GSync is a complete gimmick and makes no difference. I may just not see much of a difference though because I'm usually playing games at a high FPS and rarely singleplayer games at ~60fps

u/Penguin474 · 5 pointsr/Monitors

This is exactly what I want too. 27" 144Hz and G-sync. Here are the 3 that I've found and bookmarked and have been price-checking religiously:

u/throwagiveaway · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

25 inch 240hz 1080p ≠ 27 inch 144hz 1080p

Pixel density would be superior on the AW.

If you are going 27inch, 1440p should be a minimum.

Dell S2719DGF goes for the same price frequently which would be a better buy over Acer.

Still two completely different monitors. Atleast link another 240hz

u/Cataphract1014 · 5 pointsr/Games
u/NuM_Brrr_WoN · 5 pointsr/Amd

Why not both 1440p and 144hz? You can sometimes find great deals on Acer re-certified monitors for $200-$300. This is what I used with my 390x:

Link was just for quick reference.

u/foxfire1112 · 5 pointsr/NoMansSkyTheGame

Almost exactly what I have (GPU, CPU, Motherboard). This is the best upgrade purchase I've made so far

u/shanemichaels · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Asus VG248QE

Sauce: I have the exact one :)

u/Unacceptable_Lemons · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

TN and IPS are panel technologies that affect the perceived colors at different viewing angles. On a bad TN monitor (like my brother's TN monitor he got for ~$80 3 years ago) if you have a single color on your whole screen, even at the optimal viewing position/angle, the color will look different at the top of the screen than at the bottom, significantly so. In practice, that means in a game your screen's colors look "off". Now, if you slide out of that spot upwards or downwards (or somewhat sideways)? Instantly terrible. Colors nearly unrecognizable.

On the other hand, on a good TN, like my brother's VG248QE that he bought a year and a half ago for ~$260? You still have the colors a bit off, and you still get color shifting, but as long as you're sitting in front of it normally it's not "bothersome". I wouldn't watch movies on it from an off angle, or slouched back in my chair, but for gaming it's fine.

IPS, meanwhile, has basically all the viewing angles. Lovely colors as far as the eye can see. Downsides: cost (especially if you also want 144hz) and a little extra latency (5ms VS 1ms on TN, not really noticeable IMHO, but maybe for top-tier twitch FPS players).

The holy grail tends to be IPS + 144hz, which only exists at 1440p for some reason and not 1080p, and costs typically over $500, and until recently was in the $600-$700 range.

u/DestinyPvEGal · 5 pointsr/shopformypc

Here's a good one for pretty cheap. It also has 1ms response time, which is good.

u/TheHumanCheeze · 5 pointsr/buildapc

This is the monitor I own.

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor

u/Betrayus · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Good choices for 144hz 1080p TN panels are ASUS VG248QE and BENQ 2411z. Check for BENQ refurb deals, I got my 2411z refurb from 2 years ago and i love it, no issues.

and btw 5ms is no big deal, you will not notice, anything under 10ms is definitely acceptable. This video explains everything you need to know: You can't trust what manufactures put in the specs, just read reviews and use 3rd party testing results such as if you are worried about ghosting

u/Thorzaim · 5 pointsr/gaming

In fact I'll go a bit more into detail.

Median household income in the USA: $30,932.
Median household income in Turkey: $7,958.

Some select monitors I've been looking into:

u/Arudinne · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is mainly aimed at photo editing so it's designed for color accuracy first and foremost. It has a response time of 12ms (color to color) and 5ms GtG.

For gaming there are cheaper / better options or some around the same price for new items.

This is just a random example I grabbed from Amazon:

u/boppop · 5 pointsr/apple

Is the Thunderbolt Display a good display? Yes. Is the Thunderbolt Display worth the $1000 price tag? No. There are displays with the same specs that are less costly. For example, this.

That being said, Apple will also likely release an updated Thunderbolt Display that has the same 5K panel as the riMac when Thunderbolt 3.0 is released as part of the Skylake generation of processors (maybe this summer).

u/OceanicMeerkat · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I got a PB278Q this year (also unsure how to tell the difference between new and old models, I have one and like it alot. I don't know if my eyes can detect PWM, but I usually see its quite well reviewed. It's also usually at least $100 cheaper than the Dell models and can sometimes be had for as cheap as $400.

Edit: I have done some research, and if this article is to be believed, the new models have a Black bezel, whereas the old ones have gray. Mine has a black bezel and I haven't noticed any PWM. This is the exact model I purchased.

u/IvanKozlov · 5 pointsr/xboxone

Here you are. It's a 144hz monitor with a 1ms response time as well. So I mean it's really only for PCs with that refresh rate, but that response time would be great for competitive games on the xbox.

u/babbyfm · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I have the gsync version of this monitor ( which I would recommend if you have an nvidia gpu, it was only about $30 more when I got it however it is the 24' variant). I assume it is like mine and does not have speakers which doesnt bother me given that I use headphones almost exclusively. I think it is a solid monitor for the price, however dont be alarm if your colors dont look quite right out of the box, there are alot of forum posts giving better settings for color accuracy and other things. Also my roommate has the same monitor and we both have noticed a slight issue where it will move a row of pixels in the middle to the left side of the monitor, dont fret because this is fixed simply by just turning the monitor off and on again, takes maybe 15 secs so it hasn't been too big of a deal.

Overall I think it is a solid monitor for what you're paying, not the best of the best, but by no means the worst. And as far as gaming is concerned being at 144hz in 1440p is great, although it does raise your standards a bit so console just feels wrong XD.

lastly this is not some sort of flash sale, these lines of monitors are constantly on sale, given I bought mine over a year ago and my roommate was able to find the same deal on the 27' version 6 months later for about $350 I think.

Sorry for the long post, but I hope this was helpful in some way :)


Here is a link to my exact monitor, only 24' however it is gsync and only $315 currently:

u/Meltingteeth · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

The 24" is going for the same price on Amazon:

BestBuy also seems to have an Openbox option on the bottom of the page for $314.99.

Edited: Got the size wrong because my mother beat me as a child.

u/TrueDiligence · 5 pointsr/buildapc

Just a heads-up, the Dell S2417DG is 1440p 165hz and G-Sync capable for only $365. If your GPU can handle it (I would recommend a GTX 1080 or higher, but for competitive titles a 1070 would also work) it is a great buy. The only major problem I have with the monitor is the color banding. I don't notice it when playing games like Overwatch, but do notice it while playing Hollow Knight and other games with a dark color palette.

u/iMisterPotato · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Amazon has it too:

Amazon says LED but Im not sure. If you have an Amazon Prime card, you can get the 5% cash back bringing this monitor to 380 + tax? Though, Im sure youll have to pay tax for BestBuy too.

u/DonnyChi · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

165Hz is pretty pointless. I can tell you from experience that it difficult to even tell the difference between 120Hz and 144Hz, heck for most people anything over 90Hz starts to have diminishing returns.

The only use I could see for a 165Hz monitor is in cases where you're playing low-demanding titles such as CS:GO where you're getting abnormally high FPS, a higher refresh rate will mean less chances of tearing. But, this is addressed by NVIDIA's Fast Sync technology at the cost of some latency.

That being said, I'd say a single GTX 1080 will handle 1440p at 120-144Hz, and with a G-Sync display you won't even notice any small dips.

EDIT: also, I'd recommend this monitor for the price:

u/Gstroxell · 5 pointsr/nvidia

This is my monitor. It's not IPS. But ill tell you it's DAMN BEAUTIFUL!!! It's also 1440p with 144hz and G-sync.

u/anthokneeee · 5 pointsr/buildapc

Had to look through the comments to make sure that somebody let OP know. Even if you, for whatever reason, do not want to take advantage of the G-Sync capabilities, you can always buy a 27" inch 1440p monitor for cheaper without the Freesync. If you are in the market for a G-Sync monitor with the same specs, this one goes on sale for around $350 semi-often.

u/bkral93 · 5 pointsr/nvidia

I would look at the G-sync 1440p 144hz monitors.

You may need to turn down a few things to keep high fps, but some day you'll want to upgrade your GPU. And at that point, you'll have the monitor for it.

That is the best bang for the buck when it comes to 1440p, 144hz, G-sync. I owned 2, and then upgraded one to a PG348q Ultrawide.

There are still a good amount of games that that 1070 will push high fps in at 1440p.

u/beef_swellington · 5 pointsr/buildapc

>But there's no point getting gsync anymore now that Nvidia supports freesync

that's not entirely accurate. The vast majority of freesync displays only sync in a relatively narrow band of refresh rates--some as narrow as 48hz-75hz. Gsync has no such limitation. Further, AMD is already moving on to a "freesync 2" standard that requires similar levels of certification to what NVIDIA requires for gsync, with commensurate costs.

here are some examples:
144hz ips freesync display, quite high end, but the freesync functionality only works at ranges of 35hz to 90hz. I would be a bit salty if I bought a monitor with frame synching technology that didn't actually work near the monitor's maximum refresh rate, personally.

Compare with a gsync competitor:
Gsync will work on that monitor from arbitrarily low values up to 165hz (you can overclock the monitor to 165hz--I know because I have one and do so).

u/Comassion · 5 pointsr/anime

It this guy, and it's really nice.

u/ZBastioN · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yes this is a beast of a PC, if you have the money you might as well go for a 4TB drive.

Go at least for a 1440p high refresh rate monitor with the 1080, everything less is a waste of a perfectly fine graphics card.

I recently recommended this monitor for the 1080 if you can afford it, it would be a great match.

u/Zsilfen · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Telnaryn · 5 pointsr/Monitors

The [Dell S2417DG] ( is on sale on for $400 USD right now. I don't have any personal experience with it, but reviews look good. It's basically just the 24" variant of the S2716DG you mentioned yourself. It's worth mentioning that the Amazon product description does not indicate that it's 144hz, but the [Dell product page] ( does.

u/TinyTimothy22 · 5 pointsr/RocketLeague

To help out /u/prim0_RL, I have both a Ryzen 5 1600 and a GTX 1060 3GB. I can get 250 at 1080p if I turn down some settings and a stable 144 at max is 1000000% percent achievable. I love my 144hz monitor and for the price, I love my AOC G2460PF

u/AliceFaere · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I might suggest the AOC G2460PF ( then. I don't have any personal experience with it but I think it fits your needs. Like the suggested monitor, it's 1080p 144Hz (great for FPSs) but it also includes AMDs FreeSync which will give you smoother gameplay since you have an AMD GPU.

u/Pontius_Pilot_ · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Same here. I was gonna get this $195 AOC G2460PF 144HZ on Amazon when I saw this 240HZ. Hope we win the lottery and not get bad panels. Good luck

u/zekezander · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I got this one a few months ago and couldn't be happier

AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms

u/Megabyte2 · 5 pointsr/Monitors

There are a few options though it depends what route you wish to take. It's hard to know how much ghosting a 1080p IPS panel will have due to the lack of detailed reviews of them.

If I had to pick a 27" IPS I would grab something like the ASUS MX279H which is slightly over budget. Not sure if it's the best one though as I don't often look at the 1080/60/IPS monitors.

If you want to rid yourself as much ghosting as possible then 144Hz would be fantastic. Less motion blur compared to 60Hz, less input lag, buttery smooth and since it's TN its a little faster.

For $200 you can get a good 144Hz monitor, the AOC G2460PF which also includes Freesync.

In the end it depends if you prefer 144Hz or the benefits of an IPS panel more.

u/Teedacus · 5 pointsr/Overwatch

Nah, my monitor's decent, I was just choking

u/Matt_has_Soul · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you don't want to wait for an Ebay/Rakuten or other % off code, then I would just give it a month or so and maybe this monitor will have a one day sale. That's what this one seems to do on Amazon according to camelcamelcamel

u/Montezumawazzap · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Gallion35 · 5 pointsr/buildmeapc

$200 for a 1080p 144hz gsync monitor. I had this one for 2 years before I went to 1440p. Highly recommend it Acer XFA240 bmjdpr 24" Gaming G-SYNC Compatible Monitor 1920 x 1080, 144hz Refresh Rate, 1ms Response Time with Height, Pivot, Swivel & Tilt

u/urthebestcat · 5 pointsr/buildapc

Acer Gaming Monitor 24" XFA240 bmjdpr 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate 1ms Response Time AMD FREESYNC Technology with Height, Pivot, Swivel & Tilt (Display Port, HDMI/MHL, DVI Port)

Got one recently and pleased with it so far

u/magn2o · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

For those who missed this, Amazon has some open box Asus PG279Qs for $644.27.

u/motionglitch · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you have an AMD card: Viewsonic XG2401

If not: LG 24GM77-B

u/wokethebears · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is the same price and doesn't use PWM. It's more or less a budget one still, no freesync, but it does have DisplayPort, and just not having PWM makes it better than the ASUS, as they are similar in most other respects.

If you're willing to spend just a little more, this is looked at as the best 144Hz 1080p TN model, its great in every respect and currently at one of the lowest prices I've seen it.

u/fiveman1 · 5 pointsr/Monitors

Viewsonic XG2401

This monitor is much better than the other monitors you have listed, and it's 300 EUR

u/MerryDingoes · 5 pointsr/Fighters

For starters, most people confuse input lag with response/refresh rate of a monitor. That's not the same thing, and I'm saying this as a just-in-case thing. Most monitors on their website do not have input lag listed on their website. DisplayLag has a database where they listed displays with their input lag If you sort their database by input lag, you'll see that the best monitor has about 9ms of input delay.

I have two monitors atm. The first one I have is this one: ; on the DisplayLag website, it has 10ms of input lag. The other monitor I have is this one: ; this review claims that it has 10ms of input lag, but I don't know how reputable this website is (but I didn't buy this monitor for input lag reasons). 10ms is fine, and I think 12ms is doable.

RTings has a website where they talk about general quality of TVs. I'm pretty sure that I have this TV, which was considered the best TV for its input lag for that year (2017): . Its input lag is 14.6ms, and I can definitely feel the difference between this TV vs my more lagless monitors. On playing on other TVs with more input lag, I can definitely feel the severity of the input lag on those TVs.

u/Scenic_World · 5 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

So I mentioned r/monitors because if you go there and mention the ASUS VG248QE, there will be some polar opinions. I actually have this monitor, but I don't know if I would purchase it again. It's not actually a budget monitor either, and mine developed a row light pixels along the center. It's still under warranty so as soon as I get a 144hz replacement I'll send it back and use it as a secondary display. Anyway, I'm a single point of anecdotal data. Many people will recommend other monitors though. The replacement I'm looking at is the ViewSonic XG2401, which appears to be generally well recieved among enthusiasts. Few people have actual standards for monitors, so if you ask somebody they'll likely recommend their own because they like it, not because they did their research.

u/pvh0601 · 5 pointsr/shopformypc

The AOC G2460PF and ViewSonic XG2401 are both solid choices. Each have FreeSync, 144hz, 1ms, and are 1080p resolution.


ViewSonic XG2401

u/GJB_93 · 5 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

As was mentioned, you won't find one under £150. Some recommended entry level 144Hz monitors would be:

BenQ Zowie XL2411



The AOC is the one I have, mainly because it was the cheapest of the three at the time. Have no issues with it, Freesync is nice for the price, although I can't make use of it.

u/cecilkorik · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Asus PG279Q is probably what I'd be looking for if I were you.

  • 1440p
  • IPS
  • 165Hz
  • G-sync

    Edit: Alternately, if it ever becomes available to buy and you can afford it (I've heard prices in excess of $2,000), the Asus PG27UQ has simply disgusting specs. 4K 144HZ IPS panel using quantum dots and full panel LED backlighting. Linus calls it the GOD of monitors.
u/Michael100198 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Having used a T.V as my monitor for the past two years, I've been looking to get a 1440p, 144 Hz monitor to make the most of my gaming experience.

I have a Nvidia 970 and will be upgrading my PC when the next line of graphics cards releases.

This monitor seems perfect although I've been reading about the "monitor lottery". What other similar options are there (Two I came across: one and two? And is there any reason I should hold off on buying for now?

Edit: Also, having a Nvidia card, should I aim for G-Sync or will Freesync work as well?

u/Agamemnon323 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is similiar

I have the 24 inch and it's great.

u/xDinoswordx · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I had the perfect recommendation for you, but when I checked on the price I discovered the it took a $70 hike. Lucky for you there is a similar one Lenovo released here. It's pretty much the same as this, it just doesn't have Freesync. But thats alright since you're using a 1050ti. It is $130, but there are some used ones at $102-$115. I have 2 different Lenovo monitors and they work great for gaming. I like them because of the thin bezels and the matte displays. If you can't squeeze the lenovo into your budget, this is pretty popular. There is also this, which is vesa mountable, which is nice. I hope this helps a little. Good luck!

u/4ever1der · 5 pointsr/Monitors

If you truly have no budget. May I recommend a g-sync 21:9? This is a [beast of a monitor] (

21:9 gives you the most immersive gaming experience with a larger FOV that makes traditional 16:9 feel cramped in comparison. Later in the year there are more ultrawides in development with even higher refresh rates like native 100hz-200hz thanks to DisplayPort 1.3/1.4. But that acer I suggested will be plenty fast.

u/maxfHS · 5 pointsr/battlestations




Acer Predator

Acer 27"

Mouse: L-Trac

Keyboard: TGR Jane V2 (Group Buy, no longer available.)


My Favorite Wallpapers

u/perfes · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Most of the monitors here are free sync and I would say have good implementations however I will include a Gsync category.


I would not recommend 4k for the 2080. It would be able to run games around 60 fps at 4k however refresh rate will make things more enjoyable. Also, 4k high refresh rate monitors are currently very expensive.


Good value companies to look at:


Pixio (Did not list since availability issues but worth looking at)



More established companies to look at:





Gigabyte (They have one monitor on the market)



TL;DR of VA vs IPS

IPS has slightly better viewing angles than VA.

IPS has slightly better colors VA.

IPS has better response time than VA.

However, VA does not have defects like IPS glow and much better contrast, so much better blacks and such.


TL;DR of TN vs IPS

IPS has much better viewing angles than TN. TN will color shift if looked at straight on.

IPS has much better colors than TN.

TN has the best response rate.

TN is basically worse in every way than VA and IPS except for response time.




Nixeus EDG 27" (NX-EDG27S v2) : $399.99

Here is one of the best value 1440p, 144hz, IPS monitors

Aorus AD27QD 27": $595.33

Arguably one of the best 1440p, 144hz IPS monitor:

VIOTEK GN27DB 27": $329.99

A good value VA panel by Viotek

Samsung CHG70 27-inch: $499.99

A good quality Samsung monitor however I would say it is overpriced, uses a VA panel

Dell S-Series 27" (S2719DGF): $368.75

A good cheap TN panel usually can be found around $300 on sale

AOC Agon AG271QX 27" : $390.00

An alternative to the dell.




LG 32GK650F-B 32": $408.98

This is the LG monitor I would recommend over the one this post has

BenQ EX3203R 32": $537.99

Here is an alternative Benq monitor

The two 32" monitors are also VA panels.




MSI Non-Glare UltraWide 21:9 Screen 34": $419.99 also there is a $20 MIR.

Here is an MSI ultrawide (21:9) 1440p inside your price range

Currently on sale on Newegg, however, remember Newegg has a terrible dead pixel policy.

Instead, I would buy it from B&H even though it is a little more expensive: $449.99

Acer ED347CKR bmidphzx 34" 21:9: $499.99

Here is an alternative ultrawide in case you don't want the MSI one

Both of the ultrawide monitors I have listed are VA panels.

VIOTEK GN35DR 35" 21:9: $449.99

Another ultrawide alternative by Viotek



Gsync monitors (Would not recommend since you are paying extra for gsync without any apparent benefits anymore since free sync now works with Nvidia GPUs)

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" : $446.00

Can be found on sale around $350 mark. This is a TN panel

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" : $599.99

The old goto monitor before free sync became compatible with Nvidia gpus.

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" : $699.00

The other goto monitor before free sync became compatible with Nvidia gpus.

u/el_erod · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I have this monitor and absolutely love it. G-sync? Check. 1440p? Check. 144hz? Check.

I can run any game I throw at it @1440p & 144fps in mid to high settings with my EVGA 970. For Max/Ultra settings I have to settle for 1440p & ~65fps, but performance is smooth and incredibly consistent.

u/pron_site_operator · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Thanks, got a used Dell Gaming S2716DG for $362.18 shipped.

u/The_Unique_Name · 4 pointsr/NEU

These are 1080p monitor links from amazon (free shipping with student prime):

$90 IPS monitor (better viewing angles)

$66 75hz monitor

u/EpicTShirt · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

its pretty expensive for a 60Hz monitor but its really good

not IPS if you dont care about that

if you dont want 24" but still want IPS and HDMI

and please for the good of all of us sell your console and get this PC:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor | $79.44 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $54.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $59.85 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $46.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0 Video Card | $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $23.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $520.02
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $470.02
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-05 11:41 EDT-0400 |

u/c-easy · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yes I believe it has 3 display ports in the back as well as hdmi there’s a vga port as well I believe. I’m currently using this monitor link because it was cheap and had hdmi. I like the monitor but it doesn’t have built in speakers (not a big deal) hope this was helpful.

u/WaZyJ · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I currently have the Acer XFA240, its works great for me, has 1ms Response Time, a somewhat small stand so it doesn't get in the way and has adjustable height and tilt/swivel. I would definitely recommend.

Edit: It also came with displayport cable which is pretty cool

u/HunterxKiller21 · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

How low you want? $155? $180? Now granted these are a smaller side of monitors much like my original post but I personally don't care about the size of the monitor. My desk isn't very large so it's not too far from my face so bigger is actually more of a pain.

u/julfdorf · 4 pointsr/buildapc

You want a FreeSync monitor for an RX 580, G-SYNC is only compatible with Nvidia graphic cards. FreeSync on the other hand are fully compatible with AMD, and also has limited compatibility with Nvidia.

Since you mentioned that the PC is mainly for competitive Fortnite in another post I highly recommend a TN monitor such as: Acer XFA240.

Reasons being: It's in your budget, I don't think 144hz vs 165hz will matter (I personally don't notice a significant difference), TN have faster "pixel response time" than other panel types (which matters a lot for competitive gaming), and you won't really notice any major difference between 144hz TN monitors due to almost all of them using the same panel, just different brands basically and the only difference are the technology "around it". And I'd say Acer, ViewSonic and AOC are the best when it comes to that.

Some other alternatives are the [ViewSonic XG2402] ( and [ViewSonic XG240R] (, if you want something more fancy with USB ports, but these are slightly more expensive. If you were thinking about the BenQ Zowie XL2411P, I'd say all of these are a much better choice.

u/KnightmareLLC · 4 pointsr/EliteBattlestations

Frame: Volair Sim Universal Flight or Racing Simulation Cockpit Chassis with Triple Monitor Mounts

Monitors: Acer Gaming Monitor 24" XFA240 bmjdpr 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate 1ms Response Time AMD FREESYNC Technology with Height, Pivot, Swivel & Tilt (Display Port, HDMI/MHL, & DVI Port)

HOTAS: Logitech G Saitek X52 Pro Flight Contol System

Side panel: Logitech G Saitek Farm Sim Vehicle Side Panel

u/Carstellz · 4 pointsr/blackdesertonline

I would say that these 3 monitors are some of the best, if not the best that you could buy for 1080P gaming @144hz. I have owned all 3, and even used them back when I still had a GTX 1080 like you have. If you are on a budget, I would go with the Acer. If you have the money to spend and want an overall better monitor, then the Asus is the way to go. Not really a reason to buy the Zowie anymore IMO, for the price you might as well just spend a bit more and get the Asus (when I bought my Zowie, that current Asus model was not available). And trust me, you will not have a great overall experience playing 1440P BDO with a GTX 1080. Maybe if you have a 9th gen CPU it could be a little better. I have a GTX 2080 TI and I7 7700k and I can't pull 144fps/144hz in many places, especially not in NW/anything more than smallscale PVP.




u/Brandlore · 4 pointsr/battlestations

I like the immersive feel the curve gives and the work space is nice too. Not sure if I could go back to a normal setup.
They have a g sync version, but you gotta pay that g-sync money

u/OakieD · 4 pointsr/buildapc

This one can be Overclocked to 100hz. I don't know of any others that are ultrawide, 1440, and 144hz.

u/Gamesrock22 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You sure about that? Albeit this is a pretty high end model.

u/Pyronees · 4 pointsr/Monitors

You're going into the very questionable part of monitors right now. All those monitors all use panels made by AUO and are all "IPS like technology" and not true IPS. AHVA is what it's commonly called. These monitors are the AOC AGON AG271QG, Acer Predator XB271HU, ViewSonic XG2703-GS, and the Asus RoG Swift PG279Q. They typically range in price from 500 to 800 USD new depending on sales. The Acer Predator has been found at Costco twice in the past year on sale for $500-$600 USD and sometimes less depending on the Costco location.

You can find specs here

Make sure to do your research before buying any of them. They're known to have some quality issues and it's often referred to as a lottery. Make sure to buy from a retailer like Amazon where you can easily return them or exchange for another if you encounter issues. I recommend searching this reddit for reviews,, and checking out You'll find plenty of information on those websites and see peoples experience. I personally tried buying the Viewsonic once and had some bad blb in the top right and bottom left corner that was a yellowish/orange color. I returned it.

If you're not liking any of these, then there is the Dell Gaming S2716DG which is a TN panel. It's known to have good color, but it has some sleep issues and color banding. Only around $500 USD and escapes the gaming aesthetic if it's not your thing. Samsung is also expected to be releasing Quantum Dot 1440p g-sync monitor sometime in the future, but I don't know much about that.

Response to edit: Acer does have some g-sync curved monitors, but they're not 16:9 aspect ratio. There's the Acer x34 which only goes up to 100Hz when OC'd.

u/Elrabin · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Acer and Asus make the only ones i'm aware of.

both are wallet-bleedingly expensive

EDIT: They're 100hz, not 144hz

My mistake.

You'd have to go lower than 3440x1440 to get over 100hz.

I had a 29" 2560x1080 display and any bigger has very poor pixel density. A 34" 2560x1080 would be, at least to my eyes, very unpleasant to look at.

u/Grizzled--Kinda · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Why not both?

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Display, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)

u/GaiaNyx · 4 pointsr/buildapc



I personally have XB271HU, it's amazing going from a shitty 60hz 15.6 inch laptop display. They're very, very expensive, but if you want the premium top of the line, these are the ones. They basically have identical specs, it just comes down to which company you like more.

u/Palimon · 4 pointsr/gaming

Yeah i'm using the XB271HU.

u/Jc36 · 4 pointsr/IndianGaming

There is the new Acer Predator model, if it falls within your budget.

u/Bobdaknobplease · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

$249 on Amazon. S

u/Describe · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Obligatory 'this is my monitor and I love it':

Saw that it wasn't suggested yet so I thought I'd throw it in there. Good image quality, good aesthetics and a super sturdy stand. Plus you get that BenQ street cred.

u/Chongin · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Also available on Amazon for the same price with Prime Shipping if you have a Prime account.

u/The-guy-behind-u · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Dell S2417DG. It's only 24" but it has g-sync and is 165hz.

u/Turbo_Saxophonic · 4 pointsr/Games
u/LazyPythonPlayz · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Found it on amazon for $370: We may have a winner!

u/Godoffail · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Here's the Dell for anyone curious.

There's only 5 left when I posted this...possibly 4 depending on whether or not I cave.

Is G-Sync worth the extra tax? I'm dying and have been on the edge of buying a monitor for like 5 this probably the best price I will get on a similar monitor?

u/Atreides2001 · 4 pointsr/Monitors

Dell has a great model I use daily Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

u/The_Rick_14 · 4 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Potentially not that helpful since you mentioned 1080p, but I use Dell's 1440p 144hz g-sync monitor and love it. Colors take a little tweaking in the Nvidia settings but looks great to me once dialed in next to my 1080p ISP panel.

The 24'' is only $300 at the moment.

u/DeerAreOutToGetUs · 4 pointsr/Monitors

Or, you could get two Dell S2716DGR. 2550x1440, 144hz, 1ms, gsync, no markings on the monitor other than Dell at the very bottom center. Very thin bezels,

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

u/jalingo5 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I would recommend this monitor: But it is very popular and the price can get very high. You would probably need some more money but this thing is a beast. 27 inch 1440p 144hz with G-sync 1ms response time and one of the best tn colors out there

u/HingleMcCringle_ · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

there's a sale for it, too. here.

if 3" inches are worth $188.89 to you.

u/Kiwi-B3ar · 4 pointsr/Amd

No, that asus model is still a TN panel, meaning the colors should be really close for both.

The AOC: LINK ,seems to be the better overall option, 144hz,1ms,Freesync, etc.

u/SpookieBoogy · 4 pointsr/Amd

AOC and LG have cheap FreeSync monitors:

1) The cheapest: AOC G2460VQ6
24", 1980x1080, 75 hz, TN, 170$
FreeSync range: 48-75hz

2) High refresh rate: AOC G2460PF
24" 1980x1080, 144 hz, TN, 210$
FreeSync range: 35-144 hz

3) Cheapest ultrawide: LG 29UM68-P
29", 2560 x 1080, 75 hz, IPS, 350$
FreeSync range: 40-75 hz

My personal choice will be the LG + RX 480 / 490.
Edit: That LG's FreeSync range might be expandable to 32-80 hz (LFC sweetspot), source:

u/Poop_Scooper_Supreme · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

The freesync version is also on sale on Amazon for $209. Link

u/therewillbebrad · 4 pointsr/Amd

I love this monitor. I got the 28 version for this same price. Good budget monitor that's budget in the key area which is 1080p. 144hz, 1ms response, and freesync.

u/sixfourtysword · 4 pointsr/pcgaming

I HIGHLY recommend this monitor. I've purchased about 4 of them for various builds I've done and it's the best bang for the buck

u/Coooturtle · 4 pointsr/buildapc

How can you even justify it for yourself let alone your parents? Jokes aside, for cheaper than that price you can get a 1440p 165hz G-Sync 24in Monitor. Which is better in almost every way aside from the refresh rate, which is still really high. Older people tend to react better to higher resolution over higher refresh rates (Which this thing still also has). Also, the fact that it doesnt look like a gaming monitor means it might be easier to justify it to them.

u/blackinferno130 · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

I'm seeing this at $395.25 "marked down" from 569.99 on Amazon.

u/GGsurrender10mins · 4 pointsr/buildapc

That's about as good as it gets. 1440p and 144hz.

u/nolvatron · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I believe he's talking about the S2417DG. It does go down to $350 regularly for the 24 inch, sometimes even below, but it looks to be $400 on amazon right now.

I used to own this monitor. While it's bang-for-buck on paper, the contrast is poor and colors weren't great (expected of a TN panel), mine had noticeable backlight bleeding, and sometimes the display would flicker when GSYNC was on while gaming.

That being said, it's still a great gaming monitor with very low latency. If you want GSYNC, you won't find a cheaper regional monitor with these specs. I wouldn't buy it if you plan on doing anything with it other than gaming, though.

If you're interested in a really in-depth review, rtings has one on this monitor.

u/mynameisshittt · 4 pointsr/buildapc

A realistic answer haha? Anyways, I can strongly suggest getting a monitor for GSync with a setup like mine. Itll help relieve the stress of dropping frames since its on the entry level of 1440p 144hz gaming. If you have a beast card like a 2080ti that probably isnt as necessary. I have this one

u/BruceLeeSin · 4 pointsr/buildapcforme

Ryzen uses dual channel, so get 2 x 8GB sticks of ram instead of 1 x 16GB sticks. The B350 /u/manojk92 mentioned above has 4 slots for ram, so you'll have room to add more down the line.

It's also not true that you need more than 8GB of ram. 1 or 2 games might recommend 12GB, but 99% of the time 8GB is more than enough. I'd still advise getting 16GB to make sure you never find yourself needing more, but if you had to save money you could get 1 x 8GB stick now and then buy another 8GB stick in a month or a couple weeks when you have more cash.

450W PSU is enough and leaves about 100W of headroom for that build's max power draw, but keep in mind if you upgrade in the future to more power hungry parts, you might want to consider getting a higher wattage PSU. Especially if you overclock. That 450W one is decent and so cheap, I wouldn't get a higher wattage one right now unless you find one of equal quality for about the same price (which isn't likely to happen).

That monitor is also freesync - which the 1080 doesn't support. Another option would be this which is on sale for $380 + tax right now. 1440p, 165Hz, 24", and has Gsync. Gsync prevents screen tearing when your fps drops below the frequency (Hz) your monitor operates at, and it only works with Nvidia cards. Freesync, which the acer above has, only works with AMD cards. It'll be very noticeable during cut scenes - lot of games cap fps during cut scenes to 30.

u/DaveJWilliams · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/MrAzzoz · 4 pointsr/Monitors

I bought this one ( )

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz. Perhaps have a look at it?

u/mnguyen84 · 4 pointsr/nvidia

+1 more for this IPS monitor. Make sure you get the XB271HU bmiprz and not the Abmiprz panel which is a TN panel. The XB271HU bmiprz is same panel as the Asus PG279Q but you can find about $100 cheaper than the Asus.

u/Telicopter · 4 pointsr/Monitors

With the power of your GPU, I would go 1440p, but you can find a much better bundle and quality at around $500, maybe a little more.
For $600, I found this:
1440p, 144Hz (overclockable to 165 Hz), G-Sync, IPS, 4ms, 3 year warranty for $600. You could probably get it cheaper on Black Friday or something as well. And, if you don’t want this one, there are lots of other choices.

u/wadss · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/pburgess22 · 4 pointsr/nvidia Something like this. IPS so the colour accuracy is good, 165hz oc as well. All these panels have issues with backlight bleed. Mine has a tiny bit you cannot notice it unless sitting on a purely black screen.

u/red286 · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

27" 1440p IPS monitors cover a huge range of different products, from fairly basic ones like the Viewsonic VA2719-2K-SMHD @ $293 to mid-tier gaming ones like the Acer XF270HU @ $594 to higher-end gaming ones like the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q @ $800, to professional graphic design ones like the EIZO CS2730-BK-CNX @ $2600 (j/k, Amazon's price is wrong, these are only $1800).

u/Mount_Oza · 4 pointsr/Monitors

Then you’d be able to buy the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q

u/amiblue333 · 4 pointsr/FortNiteBR

> 144hz 1440p since the beginning on an 8600k + 1080Ti overclocked to 165 fps

Intel Core i7 8086K @ 5.2GHz


Is how I get 165 FPS

I went to my friends house and tried playing on his 1080p 60hz monitor and i gagged

u/TransientBananaBread · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I have a ViewSonic XG2401 and rather enjoy it. I have also heard good things about the AOC G2460PF.

u/Naxthor · 4 pointsr/Amd

Viewsonic XG2401 I bought two of these and they are amazing.

u/OrdinaryTurn · 4 pointsr/buildapc

ViewSonic XG2401 24 Inch 1080p...

Have this monitor and I’m a huge fan. The jump to 144hz will shock you on how much smoother everything is. Not even just gaming but even seeing the cursor move or scrolling down a page lol

u/remossful · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Same price at (CDN$ 325.00 + FS) if you don't want to buy it from

You could also possibly PM with MemoryExpress, which has it for $369.99 at the moment.

I got this monitor for around the same price and I love it. Mainly wanted to see if 144hz would really make a difference when playing FPS, and found that you can really see how much smoother it is. I originally got the Acer GN246HL from the deal for $200 and compared the two side by side, but the ViewSonic XG2401 really blew it out of the water when it came to colour and the adjustable stand.

With more research I found that the XG2401 is a really solidly rated monitor, and I highly recommend it to people looking for a reasonably priced Freesync monitor with decent colour for a TN panel.

u/earnestnerd · 4 pointsr/buildapc

/r/monitors usually recommends the ViewSonic XG2401:

u/PCxforeverx · 4 pointsr/bapccanada

This monitor has been suiting me well. Might be confusing to navigate at first when setting up so you could try finding some YouTube videos on it.

u/CormacD123 · 4 pointsr/Monitors

Viewsonic XG2401 is your best bet at that budget with those specs. Comes with freesync too unless you have a nvidia card...

Was £249 a few weeks ago now dropped to £229

This monitor is highly reccomended across any forum I've been searching in, just ordered one this morning.

Id also reccomend buying a Display port cable with it as HDMI only carries 60hz

u/Wolf_Larsen_CPA · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is the lowest price I have seen for this monitor on this sub. I would have bought one, but tax in CA kills the deal for me.

If you are sensitive to refurbished, for $198 at Amazon, this is brand new and very similar:

I have had great luck with ebay Manufacturer refurb monitors. I think its a great deal if you are sensitive to price.

u/onliandone · 4 pointsr/buildapcforme

Your budget is too low for a proper 144Hz build. But even if it were higher, PUBG is still that unoptimized that proper performance can't be certain.

Can you raise your budget? This is a proper build for 144Hz:

pc-kombo shared list

CPU | Intel Core i7-7700K | $322.99 @ superbiiz
Motherboard | ASRock Z270 Pro4 | $93.99 @ newegg
Memory | G.Skill Aegis DDR4 DDR4-3000 16GB (16 GB) | $131.99 @ newegg
Storage | WD Blue WD10EZEX (1 TB) | $45.98 @ superbiiz
SSD | SanDisk Plus 120GB TLC (120 GB) | $59.75 @
Video Card | ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini | $428.89 @ superbiiz
Case | RAIJINTEK Arcadia Midi-Tower - black (view case size) | $35.99 @ superbiiz
Power Supply | Corsair CX550M (550 W) | $49.99 @
CPU Cooler | RAIJINTEK Themis Heatpipe , PWM - 120mm | $24.99 @ superbiiz
| Total | $1195.55
| Generated by pc-kombo 05.09.2017 |

It still misses the display, but that would be i.e.

If that is way too expensive (it most likely is) say the word and I will show something cheaper.

u/Trees_And_Porn · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Hey guys! I know this just looks like a generic RGB battlestation. I recently just bought a house for myself, and was finally able to set up my own gaming room, and I wanted to show it off .I plan to eventually set up my VR stuff in this room somewhere. I know the photo quality sucks, but I don't own a camera, and my iPhone camera sucks.

Case - NZXT Phantom 410


CPU - i7-4790k Devil's Canyon

CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken X42

RAM - Kingston HyperX


Storage - Samsung 860 PRO 1TB

Keyboard - Ducky Shine 4

Mouse - Corsair Scimitar

Headphones - Sennheiser PC 360

Microphone - Audio-Technica 2020

Audio Interface - Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Monitors - Asus VG248QE x2

u/Solarz · 4 pointsr/buildapc

144 hz would dramatically benefit your fps experience, I would suggest 1080 /144hz.

This is the monitor I use. (24 inch )

27 Inch The 27 inch version.

u/JMey94 · 4 pointsr/gamingpc

If you want a LED for the same price-point of the Acer, Asus has a 144Hz LED for usually around $10-20 more.


Also has DisplayPort as well as DVI for 144Hz so you don't need an active adapter if this will be your second monitor at 120+Hz / 1440p+

u/lookatthatoverthere · 4 pointsr/GlobalOffensiveTrade

I have heard mixed reviews about the BenQ. I personally have this Asus monitor and i absolutely love it. It has adjustable stand and has 3d stuff(I never use that). 144Hz rapid refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time. $248 on amazon. overall Id recommend it highly

u/unibrow4o9 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Had this for about 6 months, happy with it so far.

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor

u/RickyDiezal · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I use this monitor and I'm in love with it. It can take some adjustments to get the colors looking right but for the price it's extremely worth it, in my opinion

u/SemiAutomattik · 4 pointsr/SSBM

This is the 144hz brand that I own, and constantly see recommended

u/fuelgun · 4 pointsr/buildapc

This can be found cheaper on different sites: It is a great 1080p monitor, but with the GTX 980 you may want to save an extra $150-$200 for a quality 1440p monitor

u/Alphacoterie · 4 pointsr/buildapc

This is what I use. It's great.

u/MedicTech · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I just got an Asus 24 inch VG248QE and I love it to death. Awesome features and the only 144hz 1ms monitor on the market. It looks incredible, and getting a 60hz monitor would be a waste of those 2 high end video cards if you're getting 100+fps but your monitor only supports 60.

Edit: this is cheaper than a 1440p monitor too, it's 1080p, 3D enabled, and I got mine for $250, here it is on Amazon

u/aHorriblePlayer · 4 pointsr/hardware

I have the same one except I bought it from Amazon for $250.52 shipped on Aug 14. The price has gone up about $15 since then: The monitor is ok and the LightBoost mod is neat, but if I had to do it over again, I would have gone with one of those Korean 1440p monitors instead.

u/YoueyyV · 4 pointsr/starcitizen
u/bdt13334 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

AFAIK, the only 1440p 144hz monitor is the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q

It's not 28", but it's 27" at least.

u/silasfelinus · 4 pointsr/oculus

Size =! highest end. There's a correlation. When I think high end monitor, I'd shoot closer to $700+

u/quantumturbo · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

I bought this Dell about a month ago

Loving it so far, can't wait to really be able to push it with my new build.

u/cremvursti · 4 pointsr/buildapc

No reason whatsoever to get a g-sync monitor now that nvidia supports freesync monitors as well.


If you get a 1440p monitor try to go for a 27 inch one though, sweet spot for that res imo, especially since you already have another 27 monitor so they'll look good one next to the other.


Maybe try something like this Dell S2719DGF, which is the best budget gaming 27 inch monitor according to the guys from RTings, and since it's coming from them I'd tend to believe it. It's currently discounted for 20% on Amazon at $359 and at this price it's a damn good deal.

u/drfoqui · 4 pointsr/buildapc

You're saying you want 60FPS at 1440p but the max resolution on that monitor is 1080p at 144hz. If you want what you wrote you want, you're saying you prefer a monitor with a max resolution of 2560x1440. You'll only get a 60hz one at that price range (this one, for example). Monitors that are 1440p at 144hz will be more expensive

u/TreesOfLeisure · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Here is an Acer 1440p 144hz 25" monitor. Would this be the one? I'm in need of a new monitor as well, been eyeing the LG ultrawide 1440p ones but they're a tad out of my budget at the moment at $700+. Thanks for the suggestion!

u/rshalek · 4 pointsr/Games

Ive got this one:

As others have mentioned, youre gonna want to go with a 1440p monitor over a 4k unless you have a monstrously fast PC. Running games at less than native resolution can look shitty and running 4k at a decent framerate is still tough unless you have one of those brand new nVidia cards.

I have a 970 and can run most stuff at 1440p60 on high or ultra settings.

u/HoboWithAGun · 4 pointsr/witcher

I have a TN monitor. Specifically this one:

It looks fantastic. The only downside to TN panels is that they have a reduced viewing angle. Things get dark when you view it at a 30 degree angle, but I was never planning on having people watch my screen from an angle like that so it's not an issue.

u/dirtyunclechris · 4 pointsr/buildapc

What I would do:

u/TheGeneral159 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

cheap monitor??? bro... invest in a decent one. what you see now... only gets better. and you will be blown away again.

ViewSonic 20inch LED

Asus Monitor

these are few examples and better yet, they are also on sale! and not that much either!

u/-BioNic- · 4 pointsr/CoDCompetitive


Xbox One

Modern Warfare 2 Edition Xbox 360




Scuf Hybrid FPS with two paddles, trigger stops, scuf grip, and a Kontrol Freek on the right stick.


(Main Headset) Black Kingston HyperX Cloud running throught a 2013 MixAmp

SteelSeries Siberia V2

Astro A40 in White


Audio Technica AT2020 USB on a scissor arm clamped to my desk with a popfilter attached.


Logitech C920

PC that i use here is nothing special, just my ultrabook i use for school and stuff.

u/lesi20 · 4 pointsr/PS4

Theye are really cheap 1080p Monitors for just 100-200 Dollar. Like:
Full HD for 170 Bucks. Thats a deal

u/Aarenas52 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

How about this one: ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor

In amazon its only $10 more then his price point.

u/ayobreezy12345 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Depending on where you're the BenQ XL2411Z or the Asus VG248QE are great for the price. They're usually around $300 and less when on sales.

u/Mcfly56 · 4 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

If you're going to get a monitor get one with the best refresh rate (measured in hertz) you can afford. I have 2 different monitors

The 1080 I use has 144hz and I use this for pc gaming as 144hz vs 60hz is a huge difference with kb/m

I use this with my Xbox one X

Id say 60hz is plenty for console gaming and the 4k looks better but on pc the 144hz 1080>60hz 4k.

When I picked these up two years ago 4k 144hz monitors were like 1000$ and didn't want to spend that much for a monitor they may have dropped in price I'm not sure. If you can afford that that's probably you're best option.

u/MortalSkorpion300 · 4 pointsr/NHLHUT

I play on a ASUS VG248QE.

This is a picture of my setup right now.

u/sexyhoebot · 4 pointsr/buildapc

might i suggest this moniter instead

same price but its a very well reveiwed ips panel with amazing color that will overclock to 75 with no issue (i went through like 5 $100 ips panels before settling on this one its a fucking gem)

u/lazy-zebra · 4 pointsr/computers

Usb passthroughs are a more premium thing, and with a quick amazon search, I could not find one in your price range with a usb passthrough. You could always get a cheaper 1080p monitor, and get a usb hub
This is a good monitor

This is a good hub

Edit: formatting

u/the_random_asian · 4 pointsr/buildapc

This is what I think is the updated version of that. 23.8 in, IPS, even slimmer bezels, can overclock to 75hz, AND its price is usually 129.99, same as what you linked

u/ShittyAssAccount · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Here you go it has slim bezels, sleek design, IPS panel, cheap price.

Edit: changed to updated version.

u/freespace303 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

You sure you're not willing to consider 1440p? Because at your budget ($372 usd) 27" 1440p 144hz monitors can be had all day long. If not, I listed some 1080p monitors below as well.

Since you have an Nvidia card, My first choice for you would be the Dell Gsync S2716DGR, which goes on sale for less than $400 all the time. It's pretty much the only Gsync 27" for under $400 consistently. Keep an eye on /r/buildapcsales for the best deals.

After using 2 freesync and 2 gsync monitors, I can't go back. The elimination of stutter/tearing is completely worth it IMO. Framerate dips and spikes are smoothed over as well, making for a very consistant experience.

Also, here are a bunch of Freesync 27" 1440p 144hz choices to consider...

Pixio PX276 - $310/250€

Acer XG270HU - $350

G-Story GS27QR - $330

ASUS PB278Q - $353

Monoprice 124657 - $340

If you insist on sticking to 1080p, here are a few options, all 144hz

Pixio PX325c - 32" - $350

Viotek GN32C - 32"- $300

ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH - 27" - $250

Acer ED273 - 27" - $254

I also recommend checking these sites out, they both have comprehensive lists of the best gaming monitors out right now.

144monitors dot com (can't link this site on here for some reason, blocks my comment)

u/endofgamingdays · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/dildologist · 3 pointsr/buildapc

>Ideally I would like a 1440p ips 144hz monitor but they are all so expensive as my budget is around 350 range.

This particular monitor goes on sale for ~$350 regularly. I got mine new for $350 last year. It is a TN panel but it is gorgeous.

27", 1440p, 144hz. Freesync won't benefit you since you're on a 1080, but the 1080 ought to be plenty capable.

u/create-a-useraccount · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I would HIGHLY recommend getting an IPS LED display which can commonly be found for $100-$110. The Acer R240HY is on sale right now for $130. The colors are just so much more vibrant and accurate with an IPS display over TN. Downside of IPS is that they are more susceptible to backlight bleeding and on average, are slower than TN displays.

u/StinginPlatypus · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Looks to me like an Acer R240HY. I have 2 and I love em!

u/MonaMa7er · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I am planing to buy this.

It has good reviews, looks good on paper, and awesome looking.

u/edbtzy · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Not sure if its considered "the best" but I love the bezel and overall look of the Acer R240HY

u/lixxiee · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I've been looking for a nice monitor in that size range and roughly a similar price range. My other requirements are IPS, bezeless and/or aesthetic, and preferably a low response time.

Results follow.

AOC I2379VHE: $165, 23", ugly bezel, 5ms

Acer R240HY: $180, 23.8", beautiful bezel, 4ms; my dream come true if it were at $150, like it has been previously

Dell S2218H: $150, 21.5", has a nice aesthetic but not the thinnest of bezels, 6ms; have it at $112 presuming you can use all the coupon codes @ here

AOC i2267fw: $140, 22", beautiful bezel, 5ms; almost certainly my fallback

u/EvInChains · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I have the Acer R240HY and am happy with it. Super thin bezels, good picture quality and best of all, it can actually be overclocked to 75Hz.

u/irbChad · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yeah if you watch their scratch and dent page you can get some killer deals, I got this monitor for $65 a few months ago

u/ohhwerd · 3 pointsr/xboxone

When i built my son his PC i got him 2 of these monitors - Acer R240HY

Which he also uses one of them when playing on his xbox, and i have to say, its clear, don't see any input lag and response time is great. I actually like sitting some days when i work at home at his desk as i can use his 1 monitor + my laptop and then use his other one to play xbox between calls, and it looks great imo

u/PM_ME_PANTY_IN_MOUTH · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I bought this PC as is from Amazon along with the Acer R240HY bidx Monitor. Everything works splendidly.

I can run League of Legends on the igpu at over 60fps max settings.

Personally, I would recommend installing a graphics card and changing the PSU if you do so. If you don't want to reconnect everything by changing the PSU then you can get a card that runs off the power from the mobo (gtx 1050/rx460).

A bit weird though as my pc shipped with a 350w PSU. Maybe they thought they could cut the costs a bit by lowering it.

u/TandBusquets · 3 pointsr/MLBTheShow
u/Legimos · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Luke_oX · 3 pointsr/apexlegends

I know two people who got this monitor this year and have been very pleased. It is only $109 so hopefully that fits your price range.

I play on a Samsung monitor I got back in 2010 and I have yet to play on a TV that gives gives me the same feel.

u/Yreisolgakig · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Probably the ROG Swift

u/DankPepeDealer · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This one is pretty good. It's expensive, but it's nice. And it does have GSYNC so it optimizes your refresh rate to reduce screen tearing and stuttering as much as possible.

u/u3z · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It looks like there are a lot of 1ms TN panels, I am also considering this guy, which is 144Hz, 1ms. Dell has one that I am looking at, too.

u/TFCarrot · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Why not both?

u/nineZer0 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

With SLI 980's I'd definitely go for the ROG Swift over the PB278Q.

I have the PB278Q (PB278QR actually) and it's as great display. While it's not 144hz and doesn't have G sync it's perfect for my use as I do a lot of color-critical photography and retouching work in Photoshop.

I went with a single GTX 970 which is more than good enough for ~60fps with the PB278Q. With your pair of SLI'd 980s you should consider the ASUS ROG Swift which would be the perfect match for your GPU setup. I personally would never pay that much money for a TN panel even with G sync and 144hz but again, that's me and I have different needs.

If you want you can go 4K as well but 4K on a 28-inch display means very, very tiny text given the amount of pixels. Go have a look at one first before you decide on getting one. 1440p would be more practical for gaming anyway!

u/ParkerPetrov · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I would probably go with the following as the color looked pretty good for a tn panel when I saw it. I only tested it in store, so i have no longterm usage data.

u/nymikemet · 3 pointsr/nfl

I asked some of you guys about gaming monitors yesterday, and after looking around, I singled this one out and wanted to see what you guys think of it

u/One2Rex_ · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Same on Amazon but back ordered for a month unfortunately

u/Z_Hen · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Dell S-Series 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Gaming Monitor (S2719DGF); QHD (2560 x 1440) up to 155 Hz; 16:9; 1ms Response time; HDMI 2.0; DP 1.2; USB; FreeSync; LED; Height Adjust, tilt, Swivel & Pivot

I’ve been enjoying this one, seems to be out of stock at the moment, but I’m sure it will be back in stock soon. Best luck!

u/AFlaccoSeagulls · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Speaking from experience (playing Overwatch, Apex and Siege) 1440p is the complete opposite of too much. You should absolutely get a 144hz 1440p monitor.

For reference, this is the monitor I have.

EDIT: I also have a Ryzen 3600 (previously a 4790k) and a GTX 2070, and to get max frames with the right resolution you do need to have a good CPU/GPU combo.

u/mx5klein · 3 pointsr/Amd

> Throwawaythatjunkmonitorandbuysomethinggood

The real solution here - Best monitor for $300. Cheap IPS panels cannot compete with the best TN panel I've ever seen.

u/sicfreak91 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

You people just don't understand... Gsync adds $150+ to ANY monitor. THAT'S what your paying for. This Dell would be sub $300 if it didn't have gsync. The price is absolutely fine for a gsync monitor.

Don't blame Dell for it being 'overpriced', blame Nvidia for thinking they can charge whatever they want and get away with it.

OP, your paying for gsync. If you honestly think gsync is a gimmick, return it and get the Dell freesync version. It goes in sale for $299.

u/dshafes · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I would recommend Dell S-Series 27-Inch

for sale on amazon for $319

A bit over your budget I guess but a damn good monitor.

u/oddsnsodds · 3 pointsr/buildmeapc

Is US$320 within your budget?

u/D3rptastic · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Can anyone speak to the quality difference between this and the S2719DGF? I know the 19 is newer and has FreeSync instead of G-SYNC. I have an Nvidia card for what it’s worth but as I understand it those can also use FreeSync

It’s $320 on Amazon so if the screen quality or something is significantly better I’d rather go for that

u/ishootforfree · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Depending on the games you play (lighter esports titles vs heavy AAA), you may want to consider a 3700x. While the 3600 has decent 144hz performance, the 3700x or 9700k is ideal for pushing more frames, plus you have the added benefit of two more physical cores. You can get an awesome 1440p 144hz freesync monitor like the Dell S2719DGF for around $300. There's no reason to pay extra for Gsync when Freesync will do the exact same thing for cheaper. A nice 1440p 144hz IPS panel should only run you $500, so spend a little more of that budget on a CPU upgrade to make the most of a 144hz monitor.

u/TheTrufeisHere · 3 pointsr/battlestations
u/Haxl · 3 pointsr/GamerPals

Also wise to wait for black friday / cyber monday deals but here is a good example of a solid monitor:

u/xoScreaMxo · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/dbzgtfan4ever · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Oh my god. I never knew I could want a monitor so badly. What is the aspect ratio on that beast?

EDIT: Is this the one?

u/atlas5280 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Right now this 27" 1440p monitor is on sale on amazon for $470. That's $240 off it's retail price. I just bought one. I doubt very seriously that there's a better deal than that one.

u/hotfuzz86 · 3 pointsr/mac

It's certainly powerful enough, but as a fellow web designer I don't think any of Apple's portables have enough screen space to comfortably design / develop. Get a 13" MBP, then buy the nicest monitor you can afford -- I don't know your budget, but I'd suggest a 1440p 27" screen like this one.

u/OddLawnGnome · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Best price I've seen on it yet, I happily sacrificed getting an IPS for better refresh rate. One of the best gaming decisions I have ever made.

u/KuroWTF · 3 pointsr/buildapc

freesync adds little to no cost to the monitor, unlike gsync, in fact, theres a good $200 freesync 144hz monitor (here) and then theres this one without freesync or gsync, but pretty much everything else is the same for $250 (here)

u/Asianhacker1 · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

get a 144hz if you: can afford it, get easily above 144 fps in cs. The difference is significantly smoother and well worth it (you can see the difference just by dragging your mouse across the desktop). I recommend this one by asus. Good color and one of the cheaper ones out there.

u/razer981 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get the Asus VG248QE.

I'm not 100% if it's within your budget of 300 € since I'm just using Google's USD to Euro converter.

Also G-Sync/Free Sync doesn't really do anything other than dynamically change the refresh rate of the monitor and gets rid of screen tearing.

u/dsamg · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For an extra 50$ you can get a 144hz monitor
Used to be 230$ don't know why it went up.

u/EniReddit · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It depends what games you play. If you play FPS, I would recommend a mouse that has 500-1000 Polling rate. Polling rate is basically the delay between your mice and monitor. This delay is measured in milliseconds. Resources:

If you are worrying about DPI, it is just a measurement of sensitivity the mice has.
DPI: Dots per inch

I would recommend there being the smallest delay between your mouse and monitor in FPS games.

In a scientific point of view, when you move your mouse with 250 polling rate, it will take 4 ms (milliseconds) to input that into your computer. This delay may limit your actual ability to aim by, essentially, four milliseconds.
Not only that, right after your mouse sends this input, now your monitor has to refresh and display this input for you. Low response time monitors help greatly to this because it simply lowers the delay.
My mouse @ 400 DPI and 1000 polling rate with Razer Synapse 2.0:
My monitor @ 144 Hz 1ms:

u/tickthegreat · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It is amazing so far, if a little washed out. I played with a profile I found online which improved it a bit. I tried the lightboost trick on it and found it a lot less smooth so I run it au natural.

Soon I want to get two more and run them in portrait mode like a boss.

u/bradd93 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You are going to need to choose between ips and 120hz at that price range. Dell makes some great ips panels like this one. Otherwise you can look at a TN panel for faster refresh rates. I know this asus is highly recommended on here. Either are great options around your price range. Read up on reviews and just pick one. Good Luck!

u/claramill · 3 pointsr/GirlGamers

This is my baby; I use it for everything, including my Switch and I highly recommend it. Great refresh rate, solid construction, lots of adjustable settings.

The first one I got had a cluster dead pixels and I immediately returned it, no problem. It's also a rotating set up if vertical monitors are your thing.

u/lemurstep · 3 pointsr/CitiesSkylines

Woah man chill. We all know vanilla C:S without a LUT looks like overexposed butthole tho. If you're looking for monitors, I've been really happy with this guy

u/jugzeh · 3 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

edit: currently I run 3 screens, I play games on this one:

GSYNC is expensive, if you have that kind of disposable income do it. As far as 144hz goes, there's no going back from that smoothness.

Honestly, right now the sweet spot is 1440p 144hz ... slowly coming down in price. When it comes down in price this is my next purchase

I wouldn't worry about 4k gaming unless it's a really big importance to you. If you need to upgrade now, 144hz is where it's at. If you can spot some extra cash, 1440p 144hz. GSYNC is pretty amazing though, from my understanding it eliminates tearing and gives the smoothest gameplay possible, something that could be helpful for PUBG as it grows. Hope that helps

u/Fapplet · 3 pointsr/buildapc


  • Why are do 144hz monitors have washed colors?
  • What would it be like to have 144hz monitor in the middle of 2 60hz monitors on the side?
  • Would eyefinity work well with 2 60hz monitors and 1 144hz monitor
  • Is the 144hz worth it as a birthday present?
  • I have 8gb of ram, I use atleast 50% of it all the time, Do I need more? I even have 50% if I do nothing like Google Chrome.
  • Will I tell a difference between using a DVI and HDMI?
  • Are the Gamescon 780s good and worth the money?
u/hotchrisbfries · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I bought an ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor and yes, the colors out of the box are HORRENDOUS. But that can easily be fixed with the right ICC color profile. I found mine with a quick google search. I've never had an IPS panel, so if that is what you're comparing too I can't make any recommendations.

The other really nice thing with 120Hz or 144Hz panels is the almost complete lack of motion blur. LightBoost monitors have a strobe backlight feature that completely eliminate motion blur for 2D; for CRT-quality perfectly sharp fast motion on LCD. Usually this is only for 3D, but you can turn it on with a simple background app. It makes everything from your desktop to gaming incredibly smooth with zero ghosting.

The app I use is here:

So unless color accuracy is a huge deal for you (professional photography, video editing, etc..) the advantage to having 120Hz and virtually no motion blur is a big upside for gaming. Not to forget that you can also get Nvidia's G-Sync installation kit, provided that you use an Nvidia card.

u/nikto11 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

Well reviewed one for 1080p, and here is one for $500 that's 144hz/1440p and has Freesync for your AMD card.

u/Anti_SeaBear_Circle · 3 pointsr/buildapc

There's some differences between these monitors that are fairly important. The Acer is an IPS monitor, while the BenQ is TN. TN is older technology, but is usually able to boast better response times, which in general is better for gaming. The BenQ you have listed is 2ms response time. The Acer has a response time of 5ms.

However, IPS monitors have way, way better viewing angles, and are better at color reproduction, which generally make things look nicer (and as a personal anecdote, make things seem "brighter").

Basically it's a choice of whether you want the slightly faster response time vs the IPS panel. I have 2 of the Acer monitors, because they have a very small bezel they look good in a dual monitor setup. However, I swapped one out for a 144hz monitor and I'm not going back to 60hz. It's obviously more expensive, but if you're going to drop $500-1000 on a computer, you shouldn't be bottlenecked at the monitor.

u/TheAShorter · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensiveTrade

I have both an ASUS and BenQ monitor (that I use for my Xbox. Yes, I'm a console peasant at times)

The ASUS is an VG248QE - 144hz, 1920x1080, 1 ms response etcetera. amazon link

The BenQ is an RL2455HM which is only 60hz but that's all I need for console. Everything is similar between the monitors except for refresh rate. link to an XL series monitor

My only complaint about the ASUS is that the menus for adjusting picture can be slightly confusing at first if you haven't used one before. The BenQ I have is NOT the XL series, but from what I have seen the picture menu is very similar between the XL and RL series (which I have) - VERY simple and easy to operate.

Prices are similar on Amazon, with the BenQ being about $20 more - the biggest difference is the menu operation, which is slightly more simple on the BenQ monitors.

Overall - if you want to spend a little extra for a simple menu go with a BenQ XL series, if you don't mind figuring out the menu for a cheaper monitor go with the ASUS.

u/FelixVale · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Found this for $200 on Newegg Open-box. However, it's normal price is amazing for all that you get. I have one myself. There is hope yet...

EDIT: Found one..refurbished, but still...

EDIT2: Forgot to mention, this monitor actually has some decent speakers on it, not JL Audio or Bose quality, but damn good all encompassing considered.

u/bigdadiofgoats · 3 pointsr/buildapc
u/BeardedDeath · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

its $256 on with free shipping. I just got two :)

u/SlLKY_JOHNSON · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Do you play fast paced competitive games like CS, Overwatch, H1Z1, Rocket League, etc? If so get the ASUS VG248QE

If you're more into single player games and just wanna see the best of the best I wouldn't even know where to start with 1440p or ultrawide stuff.

u/scraynes · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Sure. See below.

ASUS VG248QE - This is what I have, because I got it for $188 from Best Buy. Best buy tends to usually have a good deal on this monitor, so keep an eye on that.

The famous BenQ XL2411 - I've heard this is the best 144 on the market. I've never used it per say, but I love the design but it's not worth the extra money(I got my other one for much much cheaper) so I never got to use this.

Acer GN246HL - This is a very low-end 144hz and some people have it, but it doesn't have much with it (adjustments etc).

The Asus one is heavy, so if you use monitor mounts, make sure they're secure.

u/eaglesfan2445 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

But to answer your question, can't go wrong with the ASUS VG248QE

u/Gpont · 3 pointsr/MLBTheShow

There is a reddit for monitor help maybe he meant you were asking unrelated to The Show


Anyway, this is what i have had for awhile


Asus is a good brand imo basically you are looking for anything with a really low response time like this one is 1 ms.. I will say that getting cheaper faster monitor means that you sacrifice on coloring a bit like for me this monitor took some tweaking out of the box but i am happy with it.


Note im not saying this is the best monitor its just the only one I have used and I have enjoyed it.. You could do further research on monitors based off these specs because im sure they have newer models that are better.

u/bronzin54 · 3 pointsr/gaming

Any monitor is more than sufficient to the game on, especially when the average response is 8-5ms. TV's are perhaps the worst since they get as high as 30 or even 40ms.

As for a monitor under $400, I recommend the Asus VG248QE

u/piggyonastick · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ASUS VG248QE is a great 144hz monitor. I have a 1070 and it pushes the 144hz very well.

u/Sweepy_time · 3 pointsr/buildapc
u/jaculop · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive
u/Patate_ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If the 27" is not that important heres a good 144hz monitor.

u/Ghost1y · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I have this monitor and cannot recommend it highly enough. Here's a marginally better priced Amazon link.

The one thing is the colors aren't great out of the box, but if you google it, you can find some color profiles/settings on Tom's Hardware that look good.

Ninja edit: feel free to message me if you have any questions about the monitor, I will answer them as best I can!

u/Anon_Guy1985 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It really is awesome. I got a 144Hz monitor last week and it really has shown me what I have been missing out on. I was playing CS:GO and was flat out blown away at the smoothness.

Not to mention how fluid everything moves now in comparison to my work monitor.

I got this monitor:

And followed the instructions here:

My computer gaming life has been changed for the better.

u/dc3800 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

1 ms response time. I really like this monitor. If your pc can run 144fps it will be beautiful. What gpu do you have?

u/meridianblade · 3 pointsr/Astronomy
u/ryanhd6950 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd say go for 1440p 144hz G-Sync, it's a good middle ground resolution and you will LOVE the increased refresh rate. Check out the Asus ROG Swift

u/littlescrub · 3 pointsr/DotA2

Raise your budget for another 50 bucks or so.

I highly recommend this monitor.

u/rcioffe · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This seems to be the popular choice these days.

r/monitors may have some good options there.

r/buildapcsales for deals on monitors.

u/lvl1k0n · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

That popular 24" ASUS 144Hz is only $220 right now which is a steal. Im going to pick one up, but unfortunately I have to wait until Thursday before I have the money. I hope its still on sale come Thursday.

EDIT: Its also available on Newegg for the same price.

u/hwtrend · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Depends on how much you want to fork out for the monitor , but I think a 24" 1080p would be what you will looking for . It's a good PPI ballpark for 1080p , I've used 27" 1080p before and the lack of pixel density gets really annoying overtime , especially while web browsing .

If u're looking for 144hz and Gsync there is this ASUS VG248QE 24" 144hz 1080p TN , for around $259.99 (I don't know how much it's sold in Crown though) . Don't think there are much options for 24" IPS with high refresh rate though .

u/FierceDeityGabe · 3 pointsr/gaming

I'm going to assume you're on a budget otherwise I would recommend something like this as a 144hz monitor will make a way bigger difference than whatever the hell "optimized for esports" is supposed to mean. But I would go for a 24 inch screen regardless as 1080p on anything bigger will look grainy.

u/hutchkinss · 3 pointsr/Monitors

1080p (Non-Gsync):

1440p (Non-Gsync):

1440p (G-sync):

Note: If you pretty much only play csgo there's no need to get a gsync monitor as those cost much more and gsync is disabled when the game goes above the monitor's refresh rate. Your 1060 will play csgo at well over 144 fps even at 1440p. If you plan on playing "beefier" games at 1440p gsync is recomended.

u/Mises2Peaces · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I picked this up for $219: ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor

Right now it's going for $279. Set a price alert on and they'll email you when the price drops below whatever amount you set.

u/milesprower06 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Asus VG248QE - Amazon - $274.99

I've got three of those beauties. Haven't steered me wrong yet.

u/HarambesHandler · 3 pointsr/battlestations

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor

Here is the monitors, I’m not sure about the mount. I can figure it out later for you though

u/unloader86 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Apparently this is one of the best gaming monitors out right now. And it's $100 off.

u/xexiled · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Sorry for the long response time. IPS panels have better colors and viewing angles. TN panels on the other hand have higher refresh rates and response times.

You have to pick one or the other at this price range though. I however prefer TN panels because I like the smooth 144hz refresh rates and 1ms response times. You on the other hand might want the better colors.

Here are some IPS monitors that are recommended often.

u/cabes7g · 3 pointsr/gamingpc

This is the mount :Bunion Corrector and Bunion...

Main gaming monitor: ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor

Second monitor: ASUS VE248H 24" Full HD 1920x1080...

Vertical monitor: (I believe this is the third, I have lost the link) Acer G276HL Kbmidx 27" Full HD (1920 x 1080) VA Zero Frame Monitor with Built-in Speakers (HDMI, DVI & VGA Ports)

u/Abracadavar9 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I like your list! I think the fact you picked great headroom for your PSU is a very wise choice.

The only suggestion I have is maybe take a look at this monitor, its by Asus 144HZ I own it and I love it - its also slightly cheaper

u/NeedMorePowah · 3 pointsr/buildapc

How much is your budget?

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor

Edit: nvm doesn’t have free sync, but it’s still a good monitor imo

u/Jauris · 3 pointsr/thedivision

Give the ASUS VG248qe a try. It's a great monitor for the price.

u/PhantomFallacy23 · 3 pointsr/CompetitiveForHonor

You're better off buying this ASUS monitor (link below). Benq monitors cost a decent amount more and this monitor uses the exact same screen as the Benq's do. I have this exact ASUS monitor and have had it for about 4 months. I absolutely love it. When I bought it it was about $200 USD and the price has been fluctuating ever since I did. The lowest I saw it was $195 USD. It's a bit on the higher side atm though, but Benq's are still a bit more. Hope this helps!

u/Nordein · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This has been the best one I have seen.

ASUS VG248QE 24-inch LED-lit Monitor 144Hz refresh rate 1ms pixel response time & 3D capable

u/Slinkwyde · 3 pointsr/Dell

Before the XPS 13, I used 15" laptops by themselves. This time around, I wanted to try something different: something small, lightweight, and with good battery life while I'm on the go, but with a desktop-like experience when I'm at my desk. That's why I chose to buy an XPS 13 9350 and a WD15 (Dell's USB-C Dock). By plugging in a single cable into my laptop's USB-C port (laptop to dock), I connect my laptop to a 25" 1440p monitor, a mechanical keyboard, a mouse, power (USB-C can provide up to 100 watts of power), headphones, a microphone, a backup SSD, and a micro USB cable (for phone, Xbox One controller for emulation, etc). I also have a highly adjustable office chair with great back support. Then when I want to take the laptop somewhere, I unplug that one single cable, put the laptop in a perfectly sized sleeve/bag hybrid, and go. It's a rather nice setup, especially now that Dell addressed my USB-C stability issues in a recent BIOS update (version 1.4.4 that came out a few days ago).

You make a good point about charging all the time being bad for the battery, but the dock /desktop mode is a core part of my setup and there's not a way to use the dock without it charging the laptop. I suppose I could start unplugging the laptop from the dock each night before I go to bed. That won't entirely fix the problem, but it should help some while still giving me the benefits of the dock.

u/bob12201 · 3 pointsr/Monitors is essentially the same (I think it uses the exact same panel but not sure). I got one not too long ago for $200. But the dell has a significantly better stand, comes factory calibrated, and has a better feature set in general. If your trying to buy a main monitor I'd go with the Dell.

Also, the U2515Hx is $279.99 on Amazon right now.

u/CynicsaurusRex · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Any reason to get this over the slightly smaller Acer G257HU?

u/officer21 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I had the 25" model for like 2 weeks, it looked pretty nice. Not sure about scratch and dent though.

Upgraded because the XB270HU went on sale for $420

Edit: looks like mine was a year newer maybe

u/stephenchuk · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Budget? If you're looking for something affordable, look here:

But until we know your budget, it's hard to say what to recommend.

u/eren2122 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I would recommend the acer g257hu. I currently own it and use it with a gtx 1070. It has a bad stand shit speakers (either use headphones or buy new speakers) but for the price it’s unbeatable. $250

Acer G257HU smidpx 25-Inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor

u/TomFreeman92 · 3 pointsr/blackfriday I bought two of these they're great it's 250 normally but it's not a gaming monitor its 60hz 4ms response time i play stuff casually and it was the cheapest good one I could find

No VESA mount and the stand does the bare minimum of keeping the monitor upright but I expected that for the price

u/Luminaria19 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you don't really need the extra 2 inches, this is quite a bit cheaper.

u/33tevC · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This one is pretty good.

u/Superpickle18 · 3 pointsr/computers

I had that monitor, it's decent. But i upgraded to 1440p and it definitely makes a difference if you have a card that can drive it.

What gpu do you have?

u/TheFrenchAreAssholes · 3 pointsr/Amd

[This] ( should be what you're looking for. Granted, it's twice the price. It's a pretty good monitor, though; I have one.

u/whatdidshedo · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

freesync if you can .. it's not much difference in price anyway , if you have compatible amd card , prices are going down, even acer XG270HU 1440P 144HZ FREESYNC IS $350 now

u/FailingChemist · 3 pointsr/meirl

FreeSync, nice! AMD guy. I got this. Been wondering about ultrawide.

u/hiimksie · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This one is 1440p, 27 inches, and 144hz. People are saying you can tune the colors because they're not the best out of box, but everyone has difference preference on color.

u/KarnakTheHaberdasher · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

This monitor has been that price for a few weeks, and is the same price on amazon for those curious.

Still a good deal, just not AS good as it appears...

Also I own it!

u/texaspenguin · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Gift 1: Need: a new monitor. Mine is flickering.
Gift 2: C'mon...gimme

And you two are beautiful as much today as always, inside and out.

u/drkaratechops · 3 pointsr/gaming


I really love the color of this monitor. Of course there's a games mode that washes it out with brightness and cuts down the input delay. It's versatile, cheap, and fast. Hands down the best.

u/MJC12 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You're absolutely fine with 8GB of RAM, and will be for quite some time. Don't need a CPU cooler because that processor isn't overclockable. Look to /u/tcmvl 's comment for some good improvements. If you want to avoid the mail in rebate on that monitor, I highly suggest the monitor I got recently. It's on sale and I love it.

u/BTdemon · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I would recommend the Asus PB278Q. I have a few of them and they work wonderfully. It has HDMI 1.4 and works beautifully at 2560x1440.

u/Voltblades · 3 pointsr/buildapc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU | Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler | Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $139.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard | $248.49 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $126.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $219.99 @ NCIX US
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $85.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $663.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $659.99 @ Amazon
Case | NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case | $152.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply | $119.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer | $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) | $130.55 @ Amazon
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Ducky DK9087S2 Shine II Wired Standard Keyboard | $137.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Mouse | Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse | $52.49 @ Amazon
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $3584.33
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 01:43 EDT-0400 |

Replaced the 4770k with the 3820 and a gigabyte up4. They're better for sli set ups, especially with your budget.The 840 pro is a better option for an ssd than the 830. I took out the network adapter, because it shouldn't be needed. The 32 gb of ram is pointless, and dominator platinum is way overpriced, 16 gigs should work fine. A 850 watt power supply will work fine with your setup. The asus blu-ray reader is cheaper, but you should also consider a regular $17 dvd reader, as it will do everything perfectly, unless you want to watch blu-rays on your computer.

With the sound card and speakers, I'm fairly certain you don't need $400 speakers, unless you are an audiophile, but you can add them back if you do want them. Without the speakers though, you shouldn't need the sound card, as the mobo's sound should be fine. If you want to get a good headset or speakers, you can add the sound card back in, or go for one of asus's xonar sound cards.

Instead of 2 144hz monitors, I gave you 3 60hz monitors for if you want to go with a multi-monitor set up. I would highly recommend going with this 1440p monitor instead, but either monitor set up should work.

I wasn't sure about the mouse, but the logitech G500 is supposed to be a very good mouse, but I recommend you do a bit of research to find out what you want. The Ducky shine 2 is a very good mech keyboard at the same price as the k95. I do recommend checking out /r/mechanicalkeyboards to do some research on some good mech keyboards, and to decide what kind of switch you want for it.

u/TWPmercury · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is a very good 1440p/60hz monitor.

As for your graphics card, if you wait until the 1080ti comes out, I can hook you up with a 980 for $200.

And for your question about ips for gaming, there is nothing wrong with ips. TN panels generally have a faster response time, but it's not buy much. And the shit picture quality of TN panels makes it not even close to being worth it. Ips is 10/10 the way to go.

u/SenTedStevens · 3 pointsr/nova


Unless it's brand new in box, you're not going to get anywhere near $300.

u/Mikfoz · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Link to Amazon page

Later on in the page it says it is IPS.

u/TheBigreenmonster · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yeah, I paid $200 for my freesync monitor.

If you aren't going to be stressing these gpu's why are you looking at this price point? You could easily get under $200 by going with a slightly older card.

u/Stupendous1020 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

AOC G2460PF 24" LED Full HD (1920x1080) Freesync 144Hz 1ms Height adjustable Gaming monitor with Built-in speakers (VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB x 2) - Black

This is the one I'm looking at. So what your saying is if I use FreeSync it matches the refresh rate to the fps? Is there input delay like typical Vsync?

u/Gidedin · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Reposting because the sub removed it:

AOC G2460PF. 24", 144Hz, 1ms. FreeSync (35-144Hz via DisplayPort™; 35-120Hz via HDMI®)

Acer GN246HL 24", 144Hz, 1ms, Not FreeSync Certified (Could not find it on the Supported FreeSync monitors)

u/ggKevin · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I've heard some good things about the AOC AOC G2460PF. It seems to fit exactly what you're looking for.

u/RexlanVonSquish · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I personally would go for either the AOC 2460PF or the Acer XFA240

I have the predecessor to the Acer XFA240 (Mine is the XF240H) and it hasn't let me down yet after a year's worth of hard work. It did take a lot of color adjusting out-of-the-box to make it look passable, but such is the downfall of TN panels.

Also, check out if your budget is wider than $200. You can filter monitors based on size, resolution, refresh rate, included features, and so on. It's nice, and it helped me ultimately decide on the Acer monitor I mentioned.

u/_Internet_Random_ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/XanderSolis · 3 pointsr/Amd

Holy shit.. this is a huge disappointment, does this mean that I wouldn't be able to run games at 144hz with the 480? I was planning on getting this monitor along with the 480.

Can someone confirm this for me please?

u/bryce_cube · 3 pointsr/buildapc

You can actually get the AOC G2460PF 144hz 1080p monitor for $209 right now. I bought one two weeks ago and am absolutely loving it.

u/IsThisAGoodNameOrNot · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Personally I would prefer this one. Only 24 inches as opposed to 27, but better response time and 144Hz for when you get your PC

Edit: words

u/Oh_Alright · 3 pointsr/anime

So I had a pretty killer weekend.

The tablet I thought was totally toasted decided to work perfectly the second I'd given up on it.

Both discovered and binged the entirety of Gravity Falls, loved every second. One of the best shows I've seen period, immediately bought the physical copy of Journal 3. (so cheap too!)

My favorite episode is without a doubt S2 E8, Blendin's Game. [That episode](/s "I'm a sucker for time travel, and the butt-ton of sci-fi references, as well as the voice work of Justin Roiland, and that Soos backstory was an unexpected gutpunch, I cried like a child.")

Gotta give props to "Not What He Seems" as probably the most brilliant episode from a critical standpoint, thankfully I hadn't gotten spoiled on the big reveals and totally fell for the red herrings sprinkled through the first three quarters of the show.

The refund for my Monitor got credited, so I re-bought it and hopefully it comes this week so I can finally build my PC.

So shit's going pretty well for me this weekend.

I usually roll my eyes at the whole "post show depression" meme but I think I'll miss this one for a few days.

Are AMA's a thing, it's been a while for me so go for it I guess.

u/mxgsfmdpx · 3 pointsr/RocketLeague

It's like a whole new game on PC, especially if you can invest in a 144HZ Freesync monitor. This is the one I bought...

Also, use the display port cable not HDMI. Turn down the graphics settings and enjoy not playing in sand anymore :-)

u/smokedironmade · 3 pointsr/buildapc
u/TempOWThrowaway · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

First of all, is your laptop running a GTX 970 or a GTX 970M. It's probably a 970M.

In general, the best investment for a competitive shooter like Overwatch when it comes to monitors is going to be a 1080p 144hz monitor with G Sync (because you run NVIDIA). Ignore input lag ratings, as all monitors are going to have imperceptible input lag outside of framerate.

It being 144hz is the only real performance improvement, with the rest just being how good the game will look (resolution, panel size, panel type, contrast ratios, etc). Going higher than 1080p is inadvisable unless you have an awfully impressive GPU setup or want higher resolution at the cost of hitting rock bottom effects settings on your GTX 970M.

On low-medium settings, your GPU should be able to run 1080p 144hz Overwatch on a monitor like this.

u/TeraBaap365 · 3 pointsr/Amd

Yes its a 1080p monitor: Acer Predator XB241H

u/Kreygasms · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Acer predator XB241H fits the bill. Phenomenal monitor, 1080p 24" w/ Gsync and can OC up to 180hz

Just bought one myself after weeks of research. Save yourself the trouble and grab this one. Gsync is absolutely worth it if you don't think your setup will be able to handle the 144hz refresh rate of the monitor consistently. If you're okay lowering the settings to ensure you avoid stuttering/tearing, then by all means.

But, to me, <350 for all of those features is worth it.


u/RagingBeard · 3 pointsr/LivestreamFail

His monitor is the Acer Predator XB241H which is G-SYNC compatible so long as he enabled that. I wouldn't be surprised if that is disabled for him as well, unless it's on by default.

u/Haxasaurus · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Welp, reasonably priced and G-Sync aren't really ever mentioned in the same sentence. Best I can see right now is floating around $340-$350. Check out these:

AOC monitor

Acer Predator

edit: Open Box Asus ROG (actually a really good deal)

Otherwise, check /r/buildapcsales

u/esskay04 · 3 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

Any opinions on which 144Hz monitors are bestfor overwatch. With some research I find that these two get mentioned quite a bit:

u/TrapStar11690 · 3 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

I use this:

This is basic, the build is extremely sturdy, and it has been running well for many months now. The blur reduction is nice. It sets the led's to the refresh rate at the expense of some backlight brightness, which works out if you are not playing in a fully lit room as it would be too bright for most gamers' comfortable level of light

One criticism I can think of, if any, is that the case isn't perfectly rectangular so if you have two of them it wont look like some kind of long black bar or something because there is an aesthetically pleasing corner where the buttons are placed that you can see in the picture . But it's a monitor that looks like it wont break and seems to be used by many pros

u/-Umbra- · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Go with this one:

24" 144hz freesync instead of 27" and it saves you 100€

u/babno · 3 pointsr/buildapc

People don't like how expensive gsync is probably. This is basically the same thing except it's freesync instead.

u/Cjprice9 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Do you really need a sound card? Your motherboard will likely have a pretty good one in there already. That $250 is very expensive, either save the money or use it for a better GPU.

That monitor is a good one, however since you're using an AMD card, I recommend this one instead. It costs about the same, and has freesync, along with the 1080p and 144hz.

That motherboard is a bit pricy for the sort of build you're doing. You could shave off ~$50 from your overall price there.

I'd recommend shaving some price off those peripherals and using the money to get a solid-state drive along with your HDD.

u/iCanHazWallpapers · 3 pointsr/Amd

Why not both: AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms

u/sw1nglinestapler · 3 pointsr/buildapc

If you're on a budget, this 24" AOC free sync monitor is great bang for the buck. The colors need calibration out of the box but once it's up and running it's really nice. High refresh rate + adaptive sync is hard to live without once you've experienced it. Even vsync'd 60hz doesn't really compare.

u/Jmar64 · 3 pointsr/Amd

I'm new to building but this monitor that I chose is the AOC G2460PF that says 144hz Dvi dual link and dp only. Does this mean I need the dual link active adapter as well? This is the Monitor.

Edit: dvi

u/GreatDank · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace



On mobile, sorry. But both of these are a little over $200 and within your price range.

u/BrkoenEngilsh · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Please don't. no offense to vg248qe owners but it's a bad monitor at that price now.

the aoc g2460pf looks better for a lower price
and the viewsonic xg2401 is even better still . Both come with freesync which is just nice to have as an option even if you have nvidia now.

u/Wizx7 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This monitor ia 144hz and comes with FreeSync for under 250.

u/DarraignTheSane · 3 pointsr/technology

Yeah, the freesync is the kicker, I guess I was off by a bit. Cheapest from a quick search is $200:

So, only at least $1000 premium for having no bezel. Still, at the $1500 price point, you'd still be much better off with a triple monitor setup.

u/Uncle_Blayzer · 3 pointsr/battlestations

I think the best choice for you would be a 24" 1080p 144hz monitor. With your build, you'll be able to play new games on maximum graphics settings for years to come at this resolution, and you'lll be able to take full advantage of the refresh rate. You should be getting well over 100FPS in games like Borderlands. Furthermore, a top of the line monitor with these specifications shouldn't break your budget. I'm not sure if prices are higher in the UK, but you can get a top of the line one in the U.S. for around $200, which is roughly £150.

Keep in mind that many 144hz monitors are set to 60hz as the factory default, so you may need to open the menu with the physical buttons on the monitor and switch the refresh rate to 144hz. You'll also likely need to enable this in your display settings on your PC. It's a simple process you'll be able to figure out with a quick google search.

Of course, there are a lot of subjective factors to choosing a monitor that have to do with personal preference as well. I'd suggest asking your boyfriend what size his monitor is if you don't know already. You may decide you want something larger if that's what you're already accustomed to.

Here are some great choices:


ViewSonic XG2401

u/Roxas-The-Nobody · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

How's this?

*I've been trying to look for a 144Hz, 1ms, IPS without Freesync because I figure it would be cheaper.

I keep finding Freesync IPS and non-Freesync TN that cost about the same

u/TaedusPrime · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Since budget isn't a big issue here there isn't much to change unless you want some opinions on another case or something. The nzxt s340 elite or phanteks evolv atx tempered glass are more updated cases and would look slot better built.

You don't need a 1000w pay but meh, it'll last you for this or any other foreseeable build lol.

Other the the case ideas, looks amazing.

Edit: now that I see it. Consider a 34 inch ultrawide gsync option. Gives you slot of screen real estate but without 3 monitors and will give you a much better gaming experience with that 1080ti.

I use this and it's pretty much the best purchase I've made in a while.

u/victorywei · 3 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

$1400? For this X34? Or is there a different one?

u/Recalesce · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

$1,000 USD


Edit : My bad. Didn't see the Acer vs Predator logo. It might also be the non-Freesync version at the same price point.

u/Adell021 · 3 pointsr/RandomActsOfGaming

I realized my monitor is about to give in (seriously, everything I own needs replacing. I just spent half my savings to have my PC fixed).

And a monitor is priority over headphones considering my line of work focuses on visuals rather than audio. On the minute chance that I win, I'm interested in the Acer Predator. A whole lot more expensive (at 1244$) than my original request but I'm really just tossing this out here. And it ships to the Philippines.

I do doubt I'll win, so I want to ask too... what are stocks? I am a clueless gal who barely considers herself an adult. I know I could look it up but I'd rather hear about it from someone who deals with it and (going by your generosity) has been successful with it.

Seriously though, man, generous giveaway. I'm sure you'll make someone very happy.

u/martindm03 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Main Display: Acer Predator x34.

Second display: Some old Dell 24" 1080p 60 Hz monitor, dunno which one bought it used years ago.

Mouse and Keyboard: Cooler Master Devastator combo have used this for like five years now, should really get some better ones at some point.

Edit: found my second display! SE2417HG

u/smile_e_face · 3 pointsr/Monitors

Right, crash course time. I'm not really into the fighting game scene, barring watching a few EVO matches, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that they use TN panels, which prioritize high refresh rate and low input lag over picture quality. That one you linked most certainly does. If you've been using a TN monitor for a while, I'm not surprised that your friend's Predator got you thinking.

For picture quality, you have two options for panels: IPS and VA. Some people will tell you that IPS is the only way, but those people are wrong. IPS monitors clearly win the areas of color quality / vibrancy and viewing angles; TN panels have awful color shifting when viewed off-center, and VA panels, while better, aren't fantastic. On the other hand, all IPS panels bring with them the dreaded "IPS glow," a soft, pale light from the corners visible in dark content.

VA panels, on the other hand, stomp the competition when it comes to contrast - compare ~500:1 for TN, ~1000:1 for IPS, and ~3000:1 for VA - making them an excellent choice for movies. Think the difference between LCD and plasma televisions, which is actually not far off, technologically speaking. But, they're incredibly slow - there are only a handful of VA panels available with refresh rates over 60 Hz - and not really suitable for fast-paced genres like FPS.

Also, consider that both IPS and VA panels have inferior response times and input lag, compared to TN. Almost all gamer-oriented TN panels have ~1ms response times, while IPS aim for ~4ms and VA are lucky if they get ~8ms. What this means is that things might seem a little sluggish when you start out; I emphasize "might" because some people, like me, don't care about the difference, and others don't even notice it. Manufacturers attempt to fix this problem by building "overdrive" into their monitors, essentially pouring more juice into the pixels to force better response times. As you might imagine, though, this comes with its own problems, including higher input lag and "overshoot," faint trails and blurs behind fast-moving objects. This one I do care about, and it's one of those things that once you see it, you can't stop seeing it. IPS panels can suffer from this problem, but VA is where it gets really nasty.

So, in summary, you have three options:

  • TN panels, which offer blazing speed and near-CRT levels of input lag, but often have poor colors, contrast, and viewing angles. This is almost certainly what you have right now.
  • IPS panels, which offer rich colors and almost perfect viewing angles, but have only middling response times and suffer from glow. This is what your friend has.
  • VA panels, which offer fantastic contrast and middle-of-the-road colors and viewing angles, but have low refresh rates and often suffer from input lag and overshoot.

    There are also other features that you might want to consider, but if you're not into PC gaming in a big way, they might be a waste. A few:

  • 1440p+ resolution. This one can be nice even if you don't game. Higher resolution makes for a clearer, crisper picture, but does significantly decrease performance in games and can flummux Windows' and Linux's UI scaling to this day. Still worth it, in my opinion. Do note that the best resolutions for each screen size are probably: 1080p for 24", 1440p for 27", 4K for anything bigger.
  • 21:9 aspect ratio ("ultra-widescreen"). I haven't used this one myself, but I hear it's pretty great, especially for games and movies. For applications, it might not perfectly replace two monitors, simply because you can't do things like full-screen a video on one monitor and work on another. It's up to you on that one.
  • 120+ Hz. Fast refresh rates allow for more fluid gameplay, provided your graphics card can hack it. That 780 is a bit long in the tooth for this, at least with recent titles. In addition, 120 Hz offers a neat bonus: it's a perfect multiple of both 24 Hz and 30 Hz, which means it will eliminate judder in nearly all media.
  • G-SYNC / FreeSync. Designed by NVIDIA and AMD, respectively, these technologies sync your display's refresh rate with your graphics card. What this means is that you can experience tear-free, buttery smooth gameplay without having to enable VSync and all the input lag nightmares that come with it. Note that, while FreeSync monitors are often competitively priced, G-SYNC adds a hefty tax, and you can't use one company's tech with the other company's graphics cards.

    Well, that's just about all you really need to know about finding a new monitor. As for suggestions, I don't really keep up with all the latest models and whatnot, so I'll leave that to others. The Predator is an excellent monitor, though. If you liked your friend's so much, why not get one yourself? It's right in the middle of your budget at ~$750, and includes all of the neat features above, minus 21:9. For $50 more, the ASUS PG279Q offers a similar experience with maybe juuuust a bit better colors. Finally, Acer also offers the 34-inch, IPS, 21:9, curved XR341CK for ~$840, which quite a...reasonable price...hmmmm. There's also the G-SYNC-enabled X34, but that $400 premium is absurd.

    Well, I know that was long, but I hope it helped. I just think it's always best to know what you're looking for, rather than just following some random recommendations. If you've got any questions, it's my long weekend, so ask away.
u/Ruhlmdc · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Por que no los dos? That's what I found myself getting when asking myself the same question. If I did have to choose between the 2, I'd have a tough time deciding. The 1440p looks great for games, but the smoothness of higher than 60fps is also great.

u/Zetoo2 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Looks like it's normally $800. I haven't compared with other sites.

u/Chubbstock · 3 pointsr/Augusta

Here it is on amazon for 737, and that's a sale. Very nice find. Reviews on this model are good. I might just pick it up if it's there this weekend. if it's gone i'll let you know.

u/Rylth · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I had the same question as you and by following the part number (UM.HX1AA.001) your guess is correct.

^^Amazon ^^page

u/retarded_redesign · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

The Acer Predator 27 is 200$ off on amazon. Is it any better this one? (except prime shipping)

u/AbhiFT · 3 pointsr/IndianGaming

AX1200i? That's an excellent PSU there!

>Processor - Ryzen threadripper will be overkill? Like 2950x?

Yes! Threadripper is not meant for gaming. It is for productivity. Ryzen 2700x will be more than enough for you. If you want, you can buy the overpriced 8700K.

>Monitor (4K required?) - I would prefer at least 2K or above with good color accuracy. Preferably IPS panels and good connectivity (DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0 - if possible)

4K gaming is pretty useless. Better get 1440p 144hz monitor.

XB271HU IPS 144Hz G-Sync 52,000

u/sigma177 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I'm seeing 2 different product pages on Amazon for what I think is the same monitor. All the model numbers match, but they have different Amazon numbers (ASIN). Can anyone tell the difference between these two?

u/CloudCityPDX · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This setup will do okay at 1440p/144hz, but unless you are really determined to go AMD I would recommend using a more powerful nvidia card.

I would start by calling my local costco and asking if any stores in my region have the Acer Predator xb271hu in stock. That monitor is currently on sale for $500 at costco because they are clearing out their inventory. If you can get that acer panel (its gsync) then use the money you saved to get a gtx1070 to go with it.

I currently have that acer predator monitor paired with a gtx 1070 and a 7700k. I get ~90-100 fps on BF1 64 player games with ultra settings, and ~140 fps on the mix of medium/high settings that I usually play with.

u/SadFaceCabbageMan · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/professore87 · 3 pointsr/Amd

I haven't seen any expensive difference between freesync and non-freesync monitors.

You might be talking about G-Sync, those are the expensive ones.

Sorry I thought you are talking about:

The technology you have in what you bought is similar to the one in the one above, except there is no added cost, so you can't really say you paid for freesync, you paid for a high-end TN panel, freesync is just bonus.

I suspect you are a troll because if you know how to OC your video card and know Fallout 4 is limited to 30FPS by your monitor and not by something else, you do know how the monitor works. I apologise if you actually don't know how to troubleshoot this problem, you don't seem like you would have trouble doing it.

Use DDU(display driver uninstaller) to remove current drivers, reinstall latest version after. Connect monitor with display port cable in the package to you video card and set virtual super resolution to On in amd crimson. By this time Freesync option should be On in amd crimson. Now in amd crimson you have to go and limit fps to "desired refresh rate"-2, as most guides say, in order to make sure your monitor always stays in the freesync range. Also check that in windows dispay options at advanced to have your desired refresh rate selected. Search google for ufotest to be 100% sure at what refresh rate your monitor works to rule that out. Now download windmill test for freesync and make sure you see a difference with freesync on/off and vsync on/off. You have to see tearing and no tearing while cycling through them. If you still have it not working, I'd say you should return it or rma it because it's a faulty monitor.

u/Nilick · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I just got this:

Moving windows around is just so oddly satisfying now. All of w10 animations look phenomenal as well.

u/gmhafiz · 3 pointsr/Monitors
u/donkanonji · 3 pointsr/IndianGaming

Found this on Amazon. There's a comprehensive list here.

u/Artrain90 · 3 pointsr/IndianGaming

This is why I asking whether you'll be buying in US. Building with US prices is way different than building here in India. Here's what the prices would look like in INR:

Ryzen 2700X - 29,488

Cooler Master Masterliquid 240 - 6620

MSI X470 Gaming Plus - 13,384

Gskill Sniper X 3600MHz - 16,499 (This is effing cheap at Prime AGBG! I have no clue how.)

Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - 6050 (Samsungs are just better)

WD 1TB 7200RPM - 2920

MSI 1080Ti Gaming X - 79,999 (As usual, ridiculous price at amazon. Out of stock elsewhere. Cheapest 1080Ti in India is FE which sells at nVidia's website for 57,000. Next cheapest is Zotac Mini for 65,000.)

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Special Edition - 8770 (Black seems to be out of stock for now)

Cooler Master V650 Fully Modular PSU - 8000 (We don't get EVGA PSU's in India except at amazon for twice what they're worth.)

Microsoft Windows10 Home - 5769 (Finally amazon is useful! Gods wept!)

Dell S2716DG - 58,669 (Amazon useful again! What is happening?)

Cooler Master Devastator - 999 (I'm not sure if this is the right one?)

Total - Rs. 237,169 with MSI GPU. Cost would be Rs. 214,168 with Founder's Edition GPU. However cheap Nehru Place might be, I doubt it'd save you Rs. 50,000.


Intel Build

i7 8700K - 27,490

Cooler Master Masterliquid 240 - 6620 (We don't get Dark Rock Pro 4 here).

MSI Z370 A-Pro - 10,199

Corsair LPX 3000MHz - 15,550 (G.skill Aegis unavailable)

Rest of the build same.

Total - Rs. 231,035 with MSI GPU. Rs. 208,036 with FE GPU. Again, way over your budget I think. You've got two options IMO: 1. increase your budget, or 2. state your final budget and we'll try help you out with a build from scratch.

u/escaflow · 3 pointsr/buildapc

How about the Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz Gsync $479.99 ?

The only downside is it's a TN panel but if you're purely going for gaming , it should be great . It's also very well received in /r/monitors and there are already plenty of calibration settings to get the best out of it here

u/CainMosni- · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I'm interested in hearing opinions about this monitor too. I was looking at the S2716DG, but couldn't get BestBuy to pricematch the MicroCenter deal for $400.

At first glance, the Asus VZ27AQ looks like a solid 27" 1440 IPS monitor. It doesn't look like it has VESA mounts though.

u/j0s9p8h7 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

For about 470$ you can get a Dell S2716DG (I think that’s the right numbers) which is 27 inches, 144hz, gsync, and 1440p. The 24 inch model is only about 360$ with 144hz, G-Sync and 1440p.

I wouldn’t pay 480$ for a 1080p 24in monitor when that starts getting into the 1440p 27in price range.


Here’s one of the Amazon offers for the 27in Dell-

Also, It depends on how much your gpu can handle at that res/what settings you hope to play on. I see why you’d want a 1080p over a 1440p.

u/pdmcmahon · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Just a friendly heads up, you don’t need the “ref” or later. This will work for all Amazon links.

u/slumeet · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Gotcha. I ask since I spent some time reading the comments on Amazon and saw a lot of people saw an improvement after some tweaks

u/Eren_Jeager · 3 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

Left: Acer ED347CKR bmidphzx, 34", 21:9, 3440x1440 pixels, 100hz, VA panel.

Right: Dell S2716DGR, 27", 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, 144hz, TN panel

Computer: Asus GL502VS laptop (GTX 1070 8MB, i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz, Ubuntu 17.10).

u/Nascent1 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This 21.5" HP IPS LED monitor is $90. Not the best one money can buy, but it's hardly crap.

u/Aildaris · 3 pointsr/Monitors

This is the US link, I had two of these till i upgraded to a Gsync panel. Great colors, no speakers, super light and small bezels

u/PeanutPoi · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is what I mostly use for my gaming, I was in the same boat and it does the job well.

HP Pavilion 21.5-Inch IPS LED HDMI VGA Monitor

u/Unlikely_Username · 3 pointsr/reddeadredemption

I'd honestly look into getting a cheap 1080p monitor if I were you. 15 inches is tiny, and I'd assume HD-Ready means 720p. You could grab this pretty well reviewed HP 21.5 inch for $90, best seller on Amazon.

u/dandelionsareweeds · 3 pointsr/CozyPlaces
u/Blowmewhileiplaycod · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

It doesn't, but I already have this and my laptop can only power one external monitor at a time. I have been looking for a reason to upgrade though.

u/italian125 · 3 pointsr/nvidia

I mean if you have the means to do so I would suggest an x34 Predator. It's an ultra wide monitor which is incredibly immersive and the 1070 is enough to run it. Once you go 21:9, you'll never go back to 16:9.

u/LBGW_experiment · 3 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

Well, you have a few options. Depending on your price range, you can go with 2560x1080 which come in 25" (don't bother), 29" (sweet spot for ppi, same as 24"/25" 16:9 monitors), 34", or 35" (specifically the z35 for g-sync or xz35 for freesync). Benefit of 2560x1080 is being able to generally saturate the max refresh rate of your monitor, given the gpu you have and are going to buy. Only downside I can think of is with making such a long-term purchase as a monitor, you're "only" getting 1080p, but I don't really see that as an issue as others might. Also, most of these monitors only go up to 75hz, only the very high end cards reach any higher, and those are usually either g-sync for the acer x34 which goes to 100hz @ 1440p or the acer (x)z35 which goes to I think 144hz @ 1080p.

There are also 3440x1440 monitors and those usually only come in 34". I can't think of any other sizes, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, do you want curved or not? I don't have an ultrawide but I've been researching them for a couple years now and I think it comes down to the size of the monitor. I think 25" and 29" ultrawides are fine for being flat, since they're only so wide but once you get into 34" territory, it would be such a large screen that it is beneficial to have the curve, which is pretty much what the market really offers: no curved 25" or 29" and most, if not all, 34" are curved. The curve helps keep the same distance from each edge of the screen to your eyes the same. These do come at a higher price, though.

Prices for each respective size

u/Aztechnology · 3 pointsr/nvidia

I'm not sure why given all the available information you think it doesn't increase the cost. But sure

Nvidia was selling these at $200 +S&H. We can pretty easily extrapolate this to the increased cost of Gsync monitors.

In addition we can easily extrapolate from the cost of identical models that do or don't have G-sync.



Part of this cost is also reflective of market cost, but the difference margin on most monitors that are the same model aside from the type of sync is around $200-300 dollars. Which would imply the module cost in these circumstances.

u/silic0n_b3ach · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display (X34 bmiphz)

It’s the Acer Predator X34

u/BenR31415 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

There are no UHD 144hz monitors on the market yet.

If you mean 1440p, the best on the market is the Asus PG279q at $750 dollars. There is a similar Acer one which is probably your best bet at under the $700 mark:

u/TheSecDev · 3 pointsr/EscapefromTarkov

As someone that had a 34 inch ultra wide and played tarkov. Dont waste your money on it. Just get a 2560 x 1440 165hz low MS monitor.

u/QwertyLime · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)

u/JerryTerryGaryLarry · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)

$700 monitor marked down to $380.
This one is it chief!

u/K-LAWN · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Oh I thought you were talking about this. Definitely the LG in your case. Newer panel. 10 bit.

u/I_Do_Not_Sow · 3 pointsr/neoliberal

I need to get a new monitor because my main one seems to be dying.

Should I go 1440p IPS @ 60Hz, 1440p TN @ 144Hz, or just spend the $100 extra bucks for 1440p IPS @ 144Hz?

u/Gamerguywon · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/lollluna · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I would tack on a regular hard drive (1TB would do), they're super cheap and will give you some needed extra storage space. 500GB will fill up quick.

With a solid CPU and GPU you'll want a better monitor for sure. Acer makes a very affordable but solid monitor that is freesync and gsync capable that I'll post the link for below.

Acer XFA240 bmjdpr 24" Gaming G-SYNC Compatible Monitor 1920 x 1080, 144hz Refresh Rate, 1ms Response Time with Height, Pivot, Swivel & Tilt

u/ErnthaGod · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The bezel isn’t exactly thin but considering your price point this is a pretty good monitor.

u/Harleyshadow27 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

High quality tn is also pretty good for a budget. Look at this one during the sale, if it doesn’t go on sale, go onto and look for it there.
Otherwise, the Asus ROG would be your best bet for ips (as far as I know)
**Note these are both 165hz, so if you’re not interested in that don’t bother with this comment.

u/TurboDGaming · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd honestly go with this one. It's also 144hz if that's something you're after. Let me know if I helped :)

u/connorboy · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I really like it a lot. I went from 1080p 60hz -> this and the colors I got from this amazon review here made it look really really nice

Although I don't have it on 144hz yet (still on 760 GPU, waiting for MSI Gaming X 1070 to be in stock) its still a huge upgrade, they colors look really nice and the stand is super good. Also, games run really well surprisingly even though I'm on 1440p and that probably has something to do with g-sync, so that is really good as well.

Overall rating it right now solid 9/10

u/Zutrax · 3 pointsr/battlestations

The vertical monitor is a Dell Gaming S2716DGR. It's a 27" 1440p TN panel monitor with G-Sync. It's a fantastic little monitor, but a lot of people do have issue with color banding on it, especially if you don't tweak the settings on it.

The curved ultrawide is an Alienware 1900R. For me it was a tossup between that and the Asus Predator ultrawide of the same style. I ended up chosing the Alienware due to less complaints over backlight bleed and the fact that it overclocks to 120hz. So far it's been a beautiful monitor and I've had zero issues with it.

u/adviceonmypcbuild · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Something like the Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0"?

u/EvenJesusGotDrunk · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'll vote for the Dell S2716DG

u/BSimpson1 · 3 pointsr/nvidia

Hmm.. I'm confused what monitor you stumbled onto. I believe he meant this one, which is 1440p, 144hz, with gsync.

u/KrustyKrab223 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This. No doubt the best possible monitor for gaming you can get at about 500$. It's TN, yeah, but it has a 10 bit panel, so the colors are great anyways, and it has 144hz refresh rate and G-Sync. It also comes with Dell's superb customer service.

u/kurosnake · 3 pointsr/nvidia

I bought this one for the 1070. Great price point, with 1440p and G-sync. If money isn't an obstacle for you, go with the same specs but in a IPS panel.

u/StealDeals · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Looks like the same one is on Amazon for the same price.

Can anyone provide info if this is a good one or not? Looking to buy a monitor in the next 2 weeks 1440p/144hz under 500.

u/jjrmm7 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

According to the questions section on Amazon "There's an option in the menu to overclock to 150, 155, 160, and 165 Hz. And the included DP cable is capable of handling 1440p at 165 Hz" but I could be wrong

u/hanotak · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I'm using a 1080 with a 144hz 1440p G-Sync monitor, and it's perfect. I'd aim for that combination.

This is the one I use. It often goes on sale <$400.

There's also a 24 inch 165hz variant, if you prefer smaller monitors.

u/PillClinton710 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This is just my humble opinion.

27", 2560x1440, 1ms, 144hz, G-sync, Really nice color calibration, pretty much nails all the criteria, and has a high number of 5-star reviews. $625 AUD

u/PacoBedejo · 3 pointsr/starcitizen

First, I think ultra-wide setups (whether curved 21:9 or triple-monitor) won't be well-suited to Star Citizen. Unlike a standard First Person Shooter where you're scanning a primarily flat area, space exists all around you.

IMO, the best way to experience SC will be with a VR headset. But, being an MMO, I know that my play sessions might last as long as 12 hours. Given my desire to avoid headset-induced fungal/bacterial infections, I'm going for a great, large, single monitor.

Unfortunately, there isn't a monitor on the market which ticks all the boxes right now. Acer tried a 4K 144hz 32" G-Sync monitor, but the DisplayPort 1.3 they used couldn't carry the necessary bandwidth. Right now I'm using a 27" Dell 1440P 144hz and love it, but wish for a larger screen with similar or smaller pixel size.

According to, monitor manufacturers aren't going to be re-attempting large + awesome again any time soon.

> Acer Predator XB321HK
> We're keeping this monitor here as a placeholder, so readers realize that yes, we know a lot of you are on the lookout for a replacement to this venerable 32" 4K G-Sync monitor, the only one of its kind ever released. The issue with it was that with existing Displayport technology, it was impossible to achieve a refresh rate higher than 60Hz at 4K, and serious gaming rigs are now able to easily surpass that 60 frames per second, even at this extreme resolution. 4K refresh rates of 120Hz and above are coming with the new DisplayPort 1.4 standard, which has recently been adopted.
> A new generation of 4K G-Sync monitors that exceed the 60Hz refresh rate will be arriving later this year. To learn more about this exciting new development, see our report on The Future of Display Tech from CES 2017. The only problem: for the foreseeable future, these monitors will be 27", so it's going to be several years before a true replacement for the XB321HK appears!

So, unfortunately, your best bet is probably the Acer Predator X34 for now. It's less "ultra-wide" than a triple-monitor setup, has good pixel size (same as 27" 16:9 1440P), and has an increased refresh rate (100hz). The Z35P could be alright too, if you prefer VA over IPS.

The shitty thing is; because it's ultra-wide, the 34" X34 is the same exact screen height as a 16:9 27" panel. You could get the ASUS ROG Swift 27" 16:9 for $375 less, have the same screen height (same usable screen area wearing in-game helmet), and have a faster refresh rate while drawing fewer pixels, increasing your GPU's FPS output. If you're cool with a TN panel, the $450 Dell S2716DG is hard to beat. You just won't be happy with the color reproduction.

So...just buy your pick of the 27" 1440p G-Sync monitors and be done with it for now. :(

Do your own research on panel types: TN -vs- IPS -vs- VA

u/MrShnickles · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Most people seem to like the settings listed on the top Amazon Review.

u/Snorkle25 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is what I recommend getting:

Gsync is a variable refresh rate technology that matches and changes the screens framerates to match your GPU's output.

In Pane Switching (IPS) is a newer screen type that generally offers better contrast for darker blacks and lighter whites with a fuller color range than older TN panels.

The refresh rate goes up to 144hz which on newer AAA titles you will be able to enjoy but is more than enough to not limit the system.

u/ShittyFrogMeme · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

No. Same monitor is on sale for $485 on Amazon right now:

FYI this monitor is the TN version and goes on sale all the time. If you want a TN monitor, the Dell S2716DG for $499 may actually be preferable

Also there's the always common Acer Recertified deal on the IPS version. Right now its $545 (when in stock).

u/PurrNugget · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I don't think we're going to truly have a 4k capable card for a couple more generations. The 1080 excels at 1440p and you should easily be able to hit 144hz on most AAA games maxed graphics. I do pretty good with a 980ti and this monitor.

u/Zimmerel · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I would head over to r/monitors for a ton of good advice. Some quick tips would be pay attention to resolution, your 1070 should have no trouble running 1440p which a step up from many common HD TVs and monitors. Next is refresh rate. Higher refresh rate, put simply, makes most things much smoother. I'm not 100% but you should be able to play plenty of games @ 144hz with slightly lessened graphics settings. I run a 1080 with 1440p @144hz and that card is only a step above yours.

My monitor is the It can regularly be found on sale for ~$450 USA. Another thing to look out for is TN vs IPS which are common types of panels monitors use. TN is known for having lesser colors and viewing angles but is vastly cheaper and doesn't suffer from the many quality control issues that IPS monitors do. Just check out some amazon reviews on popular IPS models. Not saying they aren't fantastic looking, but you will pay more and there's a chance you'll have to send it back a few times. My monitor is a TN and it looks and plays incredibly. If you go with this one, download anow aftermarket color profile.

Lastly, G Sync. It basically is there to remove screen splitting. It's a great feature but you will pay more for it. Makes game play buttery smooth and pairs well with a high refresh rate monitor. Freesync is AMD's version so look out for that because you don't want to be paying for a feature you can't utilize. You want G Sync for a Nvidia card.

Hope this helps!

u/CherryBlossomStorm · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Decent deal for $1500. For monitors... 1440p 144hz

u/ClusterMorph · 3 pointsr/Monitors

What's your budget?
What kind of games do you like?
Does the type of panel matter to you?

If you get a 1080p monitor you will most likely be getting atleast 144 frames almost all the time, if you go 1440p you may not get the full benefit of having a 144hz monitor.

1080p, 144hz, G-Sync, TN panel, 24"

If you insist on going 1440p

1440p, 144hz, G-Sync, TN panel, 27"

u/Brakamow · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

That's a 24". The 27" is the one posted here.

u/ll3ubbles · 3 pointsr/Monitors

Ok, what's your budget to begin with?
And what's the main purpose of the monitor? (Gaming, art, design, etc..)

I recently bought a Dell S2716DG/R for my gaming rig and was pleasantly surprised with the picture quality. (Upgraded from a 1080p 32" TV monitor.)

Specs of the Dell
-27" screen
-2560 x 1440 at 144hz (DisplayPort)
-1ms Response
-TN panel (I know you're looking for an IPS)
-Color Gamut (typical): 82% (CIE1976), 72% (CIE 1931) Color depth: 16.7 Million colors
-DisplayPort and HDMI
-2 USB 3.0 ports

Price: Bought it on 08/26/2017 at $449 (Best Buy) (Wait for the price drop, maybe you can get it for lower.)

Now, there's a 24" version that I've seen go down to $380 at Amazon. Dell 2417DG

If you can try to see the monitor in operation before buying, go check it out. But, it's been an amazing Switch for me and the colors have been way better than my original screen.

^ This is my pick.

Another monitor to consider

AOC Agon AG271QX

I've looked into this and was going to get it, until I found the Dell on sale... pretty good reviews. (Look outside of Amazon reviews, those are mixed with other products)

24" ver. of the AOC

u/FUCKAFISH · 3 pointsr/buildapc

It's a little out of your price range but it is one of the cheapest 144hz 2k 27" gsync monitors out there. The 23" version of that would be $400

u/curtise35 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I think most of this sub is in agreement that a higher refresh rate monitor is better for gaming than a higher resolution monitor. Look for a 1440p 144hz monitor with gsync. Dell makes a classy looking one. Though I'm sure you can find something cheaper than $600.

With this budget you should be getting something from the top tier of PSUs. Any of EVGA G2, Corsair AX, or Seasonic Platinum series 650W+. [Consider this one.] ( Though I would really like to see something like this in there.

edit: A note for that case: it comes with the three front LED fans only. No exhaust fan(s) included. You'll definitely want to buy at least one extra of those fans to use as exhaust. This is the exact fan that comes with the case. The LED hub can support up to 6. Your MOBO probably doesn't have 6 fan headers though, so look into a solution for that if you end up getting a total of 6 fans. Your CPU cooler will need at least one fan and it won't be LED unless you buy one. With an all glass case you might want all your fans to be uniform LED. The fans are bad ass and I love that case.

Also with a glass case you might be interested in braided power cables that look a lot nicer than generic PSU cables. Check out cablemod. Also a lot easier to work with.

I must say it's very enjoyable working with high budget builds. I get to recommend all the cool stuff.

u/Brostradamus_ · 3 pointsr/buildapc

The Dell Gaming Monitors are the best cheaper ones with G-Sync:

Both the 27" and 24".

u/Subispeed · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Hey man. I just did a build very similar to yours that was my first. I went with this monitor: Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

It was sold by Amazon so I'd wait for that I got the warehouse deals one. I'd recommend spending the extra little bit to get 1440p 144hz g sync, it's a sweet monitor

u/thatsthequy · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I have always liked my Dell monitors. This is what I'd get new:

I currently play on a U2713HM, it's very similar but only 60Hz. Maybe try to find one used for the interim?

u/CptnObservant · 3 pointsr/buildapc

S2716DG. Definitely recommend as well. It's a bit more expensive than some of the competition, but the higher quality will easily last you 8-12 years

u/RicePower90 · 3 pointsr/laptops

I've had mine for about a month and I'm also in college as well.

  • Battery life is absolute shit, the battery lasts about 3 hours on a full charge, turning on battery saver doesn't seem to help that much. If you ever get this, just make sure you have your charger at all times.

  • This build quality is nice, doesn't feel like some cheap laptop, as it should be cause its 1000 dollars. As I said I've only had it for about a month but everything works fine so far. The webcam doesn't seem to work when I got mine but I don't need it anyway so I didn't bother to get mine replaced, plus I like to have it off.

  • I don't really know much about screen quality, for me every monitor seems the same lel. I have a Benq gaming monitor that I use most of the time with my main rig and I honestly can't see the difference between that and this laptop display, and apprently people say the screen quality for that monitor isnt the best, sooo yea.

  • Thermals seems fine. CPU idle temps at 42 and GPU idle temps at 39. I haven't had long gaming sessions on this device so I don't really know how the thermals will be in-game. Although I did test it out on fortnite when I got it for around 10 mins and the temps seems to be in the mid to high 70s.

  • I don't really know what the differences from a k570 is but looking at the specs the k571 is just a upgraded version of the k570.

    I don't use this machine for video editing and haven't really used it for gaming yet. But with an i7-9750H and 16 GB of Ram paired with a GTX 1650 you should be fine with whatever you are doing. The 120HZ Screen will be amazing for gaming. Oh and also the battery seems to charge pretty fast. Overall this is a pretty good laptop but if all you want is raw performance, there are cheaper laptops out there with a GTX 1060 that will have better performance.
u/Boneypizza · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $224.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | Gigabyte - GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory | Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $144.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $179.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card | $562.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Cooler Master - Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case | $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $116.50 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1489.43
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-21 21:33 EDT-0400 |

This pc is small enough to carry around in your back pack but strong enough to get ultra settings 60fps 1080p. I took into account your requests and gave my best shot at it. I'll start with the CPU. The ryzen 1500x can deliver on games and also is equipped with a stock clock of 3.5 ghz so you really don't have to overclock and comes with a pretty nice stock cooler. The motherboard includes wifi as an added bonus and the ram is a pretty fast 16gb ddr4 3000. The gpu is a 1070 which seems small but is actually pretty powerful when it comes to games. I managed to get a 480gb ssd for storage and a fully modular power supply for easy cable management. I really wouldn't overclock in a mitx build since they tend to get hot because of the small space.

Here's a monitor recommendation

Edit- also the corsair strafe mechanical keyboard is nice as well and if you need me to fit these two in the budget I can find a way

u/KD_cosmic · 3 pointsr/buildapc

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor, 1080p, 1ms Response Time, Black eQualizer, Color Vibrance, Height Adjustable, Display Port, HDMI

This is my current monitor

u/DrSmersh · 3 pointsr/argentina

Lo postee en realidad por la nota que decia Este año hubo que trabajar entre 174 y 206 días solo para pagar impuestos

Sumale gastos extra de cosas delirantes que tenes que pagar por vivir aca.

Queres algun producto especializado que en cualquier parte del mundo lo pedis y te llega a la puerta de tu casa por 250 dolares? aca podes pedirlo esperar 3 meses y que te lo retenga la aduana o pagarlo 3 veces el valor en mercadolibre.


Otro ejemplo importante si tenes un vehiculo, el cual va a ser de una calidad PESIMA a comparacion de otros paises

el gobierno se habra llevado mas del 50% del valor en impuestos sin producir nada (bueno 50% pero ahi falta acarreo y algunas boludeces mas), pero eso no termina ahi, despues tenes que pagar patentes carisimas, nafta carisima repuestos caros y algo que no tiene nada que ver con los impuestos pero si con vivir en argentina, mecanicos deshonestos y estafadores incluso y por muchas experiencias propias y de conocidos oficiales.

Y los peores impuestos se los llevan las pequeñas empresas que no sean amigotes del ladron de turno, si hasta a los empleados del gobierno se los terceariza.

Y lo que mas bronca da no es el impuesto elevado, es que se lo derrochen de la forma mas grasa que hay o se lo roben todo. Al contribuyente no le vuelve nada, NADA.

Trabaje en un cabaret y cuando venian los sindicalistas la gastaban como si no fuese de ellos, traeme todo de lo mas caro, un boliche donde la latita de quilmes salia 250 pesos.

En la facultad veo que pusieron aires acondicionados en una de las canchas,no es la principal, no es la del gimansio y no se usa para los eventos de competencia como los de volley. Se usa para judo boxeo y un par mas.
No se usan los aires tampoco y no hacian falta, pusieron CINCO gigantes, que repito no se usa, lo usa el forro del rector para las cenas que hace entre los directivos y usa esa cancha (en visperas de fiestas habia cena con mesas enmanteladas y todo el lujo). Este año en el aula que teniamos que estudiar no se podia estar del calor que hacia, llevaron a que un profesora que venia a dar catedra por amor a lo suyo de no se donde DONARA DE SU BOLSILLO 2 aires y su instalacion para poder dar clases.

Ya me perdi 3 dias de clase por paros de los profesores por falta presupuesto y sueldos bajos, y les creo que los sueldos sean bajos, pero el presupuesto lo despilfarran los directivos. Estoy seguro que los nodocentes cobran mas que la mayoria de los profesores. Ese gordo peronista que se rasca los huevos todo el dia, o la argolluda que tiene su oficinita en el pab2 llena de afiches de la campora el che macrigato maldonado y todo el zurdaje parasitario.

u/The_Real_Cjc100 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I would definitely go with 1440p for just gaming. I have a 4k monitor at work at a 1440p one for personal use. I can't really notice a difference with gaming between 1440p and 4k unless you put them side by side doing the same thing. I think 1440p would fit better into your budget and requires far less graphical power to drive. There is a massive difference between 4k and 1440p for viewing lots of text on the screen at once so you if you anything like that it might be worth it. I would also recommend that you take a look at IPS panels and adaptive refresh rate monitors (g-sync for nvidia). IPS is slightly slower (it won't matter unless you play very competitive games) and costs more. However, it will display more colors and will display them more accurately. G-sync allows your graphics card to dynamically set the refresh rate of your monitor which leads to a far better gaming experience, especially when your frame rate is below 120hz. My personal monitor has both of these technologies and they make a big difference.
The monitor you picked out has a 60hz refresh rate, that's fine for casual gaming but I recommend you pick out one with a higher refresh rate before you get one in 4k.

This one is 1440p, g-sync, 144hz, and TN. It's a little out of your budget but regularly goes on sale. My friend has one for cs-go and loves it.
This is a 1440p, freesync (you'll need an amd gpu to take advantage of the adaptive refresh), 144hz, TN monitor. It's a little bit cheaper than the last one.

u/wuhkay · 3 pointsr/nvidia

My friend has one of the Dell ones. This is about the best price I have seen.
Dell Gaming S2417DG YNY1D 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

u/littleemp · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I feel like you're spending way too much on that keyboard instead of getting a decent mouse and a G-Sync monitor, which would be an infinitely better investment.

Dell Gaming S2417DG YNY1D 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

Logitech G403 Prodigy Gaming Mouse with High Performance Gaming Sensor

A decent mechanical keyboard can come later and it won't make nearly as much of a difference as these two improvements.

u/YhuggyBear · 3 pointsr/Monitors

So this 1440p dell is generally cheaper than every 1080p gsync Ive seen. well worth it. I have the 27in version.

u/Zephyrical16 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Actually, the cheapest 1440p 144hz+ (actually 165hz) monitor does support G-Sync. Only downside is that it is only 24".

Here it is.

u/Mikeypizzle · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Close enough! Dell Gaming S2417DG YNY1D 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC it's the best monitor for the price and super under the radar.

u/Sdudo12 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

this is what i use, bought it for US $325 when it was on sale on amazon. great monitor i have zero complaints and who could argue with that price for 1440p, GSYNC, and 165hz! (144hz overclocked to 165hz)

u/ComradeShyGuy · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

4k is 4x the resolution of 1080. It doesn't matter the size of the monitor in corresponding to resolution and graphics power. 24 or 27 at 4k won't matter. It'd be the same number of pixels the gpu needs to render. Only thing that chances is the pixel density, but depending on how far you sit back, it may not matter.

I think if you want to stay at 24, I think 1440p would be good for you.

Might want to look into this monitor

u/Sped32_DJ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Gaming headsets don't do much compared to real headphones besides the looks and comfort that they give you (is they offer comfort) get ATH M50x. They are nice headphones at $150 they sound really nice, get an AMP if you want better quality in the sound. The way they make 7.1 audio is that they use software. You can use Microsofts 7.1 audio (only in the newest update of Windows 10) or you can use Razer's 7.1 FREE 7.1 audio software. Does the Motherboards I/O please you? Why don't you get it on water. The RAM is at a good speed (the sweet spot of RAM speeds). Look at cases like the DeepCool Genome and the Corsair 570x case. Those are cases that I think look cool at a similar price (the DepoCool Genome comes with a CPU water cooler with a reservoir and 3 fan radiator pre installed).
Edit: 144Hz in 1440p is really nice and you will love it. Dell makes a 1440p 144Hz monitor too that looks nice and professional and it is 27 inches. Right now the monitor cost less in Dells website, the only thing that is bad is pixel inversion but you can enable ULMB. This monitor has the nicest stand I have ever seen even and it is really nice. You can't make a better stand then this one.

If I talk about prices, I talk about American prices. Get SLI you can do 1440p 144 Hz at all games with make settings with no problems.

u/MrHuk · 3 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

I recently bought a new monitor and did a ton of research and ended up buying the Viewsonic XG2401 which is widely regarded as the best 144Hz, 1080p monitor and I'm very pleased with it, it's a joy to game on. Personally I feel 1440p is pointless, unless you have a monster PC because you'll want to be hitting at least 100fps with a 144Hz monitor and that's much easier to achieve at 1080p.

u/HMKS · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I don't know if it's the "best bang-for-your-buck" monitor you're looking for, but this is what I'm using and I really love it.
ViewSonic XG2401
It's currently out of stock on Amazon but usually sells for around $330. I think I bought it for $290 on sale but I know it's gone lower.
It's a TN monitor, 144 Hz, 24", and the stand allows it to tilt/rotate and is VESA ready.
I have it mounted on a VIVO dual monitor arm stand with a ViewSonic VA2459-SMH monitor.
Again, don't know if it's what you're looking for, but I thought I'd share.

Edit: Might also want to check out the XG2402. I believe that's the newer version of the XG2401. Around the same $330 price tag I think.

u/CaspAr_The_Ghost · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If I'm getting an rx 480 and dont care about 3D, is this monitor better or is this or, is this the best

u/Zaphyr1785 · 3 pointsr/Monitors

I don't remember how current the discussions I was looking at were but I'm in the market for a 144hz (w/ Freesync if possible) display as well and I've heard praise of the ViewSonic XG2401. Since, I'm assuming, this is a more knowledgeable community (than buildapc/sales) could anyone share their insight on this display and the ones that OP has linked?

u/Ateious · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Which is better, this monitor or the Viewsonic XG2401?

u/Tathir · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Currently torn between the XG2401 and the XF240H. Both seem like great monitors, with the general consensus that the XG2401 is better, hence the higher price tag. Question is, is the extra $70 or so worth it? I don't know much about the very fine details behind monitors, other than that the XG's Freesync range is better.

Any thoughts?

u/MoPz · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I was looking into these before I got my 1440p 144hz Dell monitor, and from what I found, people seem to think the XG2401 is the best option:

u/095179005 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

cc /u/IAmTheFatman666

If you wanted to spend $250, then you should have bought the LG24GM77

or the ViewSonic XG2401

u/IronyingBored · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I would have bought this one on sale. Amazon Link Viewsonic XG2401.

Keep an eye on 144hz, 1080p, 1ms, TN. There's one from Viewsonic, AOC, Asus, and MSI that's better than the HP Omen.

u/Maragil · 3 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

'Like New' XG2401 (apparently one of the best 1080p 144hz monitors) for £166 or so after 20% off: Check specific listings for details on potential issues.

Or for £60 extra the Acer Predator with g-sync.

u/itsokqc · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I was actually waiting for ViewSonic XG2401 price to drop, should I take this monitor instead? Is there a big differenc?

u/vergingalactic · 3 pointsr/hfr


For starters your config is best suited for 1440p60Hz.

Unless you're looking at overclockable korean A- monitors which I don't recommend then 1440p is off the table at $250.

Cheapest you're going to get at 1440p:

ASUS PB277Q 75Hz TN - $320

Dell S2417DG 144Hz TN- $400

You can look at 1080p ultrawide 21:9 monitors that support 75Hz if you want.

This LG is about the best you're going to get:

1080p 16:9 though gives you a lot more options.

At 1080p for the best experience I recommend forgoing the 1070 in favor of a RX 480 as the former is a little overkill at 1080p.

144Hz is very CPU demanding so I highly recommend going for a Core i7-6700k right now or Zen if you can wait a month / month and a half or so.

Having an i7/Zen with a RX 480 means that 1080p 144Hz with FreeSync is the way to go.

I recommend the AOC G2060PF 1080p 144Hz TN w/FreeSync at $200.

Here's a review.

Thanks for the question, let me know if you have any others.

u/ikbeneenheld · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is around the same price as a 1070. Enough games hit quite a bit over 60fps and the monitor will be much longer relevant compared to a gpu, 1070 for 1080p 60 is really overkill, and to future proof id say no. Because 1 the price to performance is way worse compared to 480 and nvidia does not really age that well anyway. You should just buy the most reasonable gpu for you and upgrade whenever needed. You could obviously buy the 1070 with the monitor that would be really nice.

u/Outofrang3 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

If you're checking Amazon and want to see if the reviews are legit put the link in at I just got a 144hz 1ms refresh 24in for just under $200.

u/pontiactaylor110ce · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

u/sherl0k · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have the AOC AGON 24'' 1440p 144hz. Freesync, bought originally to pair with my Vega 64. it is certifed gsync compatible as well. I bought a RTX2070 afterwards and yeah, gsync works just fine.

Dell makes a pure gsync 24'' 1440p 165hz, it goes on sale somewhat often: haven't used this before, search the subreddit and you'll find many a thread

and that's it. literally nobody else makes high refresh rate monitors at this size/resolution. these are your options.

u/Trees_Advocate · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Hi all. I need a monitor for an ordered build. I'll have a GTX 1080 running with an 6700k, but I know little about monitors. I've also kinda run through my budget, and will be limited on what I can drop for a monitor. I'd like to spend about $400, but can probably stretch that to $500 for the right deal.

Will an IPS work if it's only at about 60hz, 5ms Refresh rate? Or should I bite the bullet and pay a little extra for a G-sync capable 144hz TN? Both are 2560 x 1440. These are what I'm looking at:

27" IPS:
24" G-Sync TN:
27" G-Sync TN:

Any other options are welcome! I wasn't sure if G-Sync was really necessary, or even a high refresh rate. Thanks all!

u/jdong92 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I agree. You can get the Dell S2417DG which is 1440p for around this price if you can catch on sale.

u/sdaddy345 · 3 pointsr/hardware

Hey OP it's [$399.99 right now on amazon] ( I don't think it'll go lower on black friday (should I wait)?

u/SeafoodDuder · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I would spend an extra $50 and get this Dell Gaming monitor.

1440p, 144 hz, 1 ms, g-sync.

Use the calibration settings from the top rated comment on amazon.

u/mwax321 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Fair warning. I bought two of these about 3 weeks ago and returned BOTH to Newegg/Pixio. Both had some sort of issue where the menu buttons would stop working after being on for about an hour. If you pressed a menu button, the entire screen would turn into flickering green/red bars. Power button would stop working, even. The only fix is to unplug, wait 5 min, plug back in.

I instead bought two Dell Gaming S2417DG 165hz GSync Monitors. They were the only 24" 1440p 144hz+ monitors. They are NOT IPS, but they look fantastic (after a moderate amount of tweaking).

The Pixio stand is hot garbage too. Highly recommend a VESA stand if you buy this.

u/faithalor · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Acer Predator XB1 (27" 1440p up to 165hz).

Make sure it is model "XB271HU bmiprz" because that's the IPS panel (better color).

Box label looks like this.

And here is my guide on calibrating the color after you buy.

Can buy from Amazon here.

u/Nornina · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

The one you linked is a TN panel. is the same thing.

u/SackofLlamas · 3 pointsr/classicwow

I did not. Lemme try find the one I bought.

I BELIEVE it was this guy:

4K isn't worth it with monitors quite yet. Maybe in a few years' time.

u/iHikeALot · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Having said that, if you have the budget, the ASUS PG279Q is as close to a unicorn as there is: 165Hz, 1440p, G-Sync, IPS:


u/in3rtia_ · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Amazon has a deal today for 20% off their Warehouse Deals, you can snag the 279Q for ~$520 (+tax probably).


u/endlesswurm · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I have this one for my home setup and I absolutely love it.

u/TheRealLHOswald · 3 pointsr/Monitors


If there's any kind of deal on it to get it under $800 it'll be far and away the best monitor you can get for your 1070. 1440p, IPS and 165Hz with Gsync.

u/ncoburn1234 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/donkeedong · 2 pointsr/Games

Yeah, I just got this one. It goes up to 165Hz if you overclock it (it has a built in function to do this) but it's still 144Hz otherwise. It also has G-sync and is IPS. I'm loving it.

u/BeEyeEnGeOh · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Like for 60$ more i can get this open box 27" 1440

u/TheBlackTower22 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I play this game frequently. I have a gtx970. I am always at 60fps, which is the refresh rate of my monitor(I know, terrible. I have an Asus pg279q coming though.)

Edit: I play on max settings.

u/albpeter · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Your build is pretty similar to mine and i'm using the Asus Rog Swift PG279Q. It's a bit expensive even for a few year old monitor but its amazing and still top of the line. 1440p at 144hz and can switch to 165hz. Gsync & ips with 2 Display Ports (recommend) and HDMI ports. I personally removed my 2nd monitor when upgrading to this 1 because of the sheer size and resolution, it actually feels better to scale multiple windows right in front of me when multitasking rather than turning to other monitors. Playing games and watching movies is by far the best viewing experience I've ever had.

my build

u/kayk1 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The problem is the response times. With a 1440p/144hz/IPS you're going to pay a lot if you want 1ms response times. I think you're going to end up paying somewhere in the $700 range if you want 1440p/144hz/IPS/1ms. If you're OK with IPS/4ms then you'll be in the $500 range.

Here are a couple of 4ms:

And then 1ms:

u/the_mil · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

They're $750, its just that the link to amazon is as terrible as the article.

u/jwstump2 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Well, under $400, you have some of these options (TN Panels):

u/LostAnewbis · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNC

u/leospeedleo · 2 pointsr/nvidia

There is one with IPS

But do you really need it? I prefer 1ms over 4ms IPS.

u/terraphantm · 2 pointsr/nvidia

It's a solid $200+ premium for comparable monitors. That's not nothing. That coupled with G-sync monitors having crappier input options (just one displayport and one HDMI in almost all cases), and the value proposition just isn't there if we weren't forced to go gsync.

u/AuraMaster7 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" 1440p 165Hz G-Sync.

If you want G-Sync. Without g sync it gets much cheaper.

u/mitchneutron · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Asus Rog swift is really good if you have the dime. Can get up to 165hz, great color. Buy used from Amazon to save a bunch on it.

u/Therno3456 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

With a cpu like that an upgrade to a gtx 1070 or 1080 will work well. I would probably go with a 27" 1440p high hz monitor with g-sync. This way you can run games with your 1050 ti well using g-sync and in the future when you upgrade you'll be able to pump up the settings and use that high herts you bought in the first place to its full potential. However this was all assuming youd be playing triple AAA games like the Witcher 3 and GTA V but if you're playing games that arent so hard to run then the GPU upgrade may be unnesecary.

TL;DR 27" high herts and g-sync will provide for a great gaming experience and 27" provides you with plenty of screen real estate for your other pursuits. A good monitor with these qualities, that would work well for you may be the . Hopefully thats in your budget thoo..

u/The_nicaraguan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Definitely go for the 1440p 165 hz. The refresh rate is godly and will make all games run better and look exceptional. I have sli Titan X with a 1440p 144hz monitor myself, and it is truly the most glorious experience. I have also used 4k before, definitely not worth the money if youre playing games

u/MrEitsab · 2 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

I've got the Asus PG279Q, its pricey but incredicble.
G-Sync really does make a huge difference in fast pace games.

u/cuniac · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

TV's are not bad monitors for gaming but there are pros and cons. TV's are generally cheaper per inch than most gaming monitors, and they come in larger sizes. The down side is none of them will be G/free-sync, though only a third of monitors are (makes a big difference). The response time plays a big roll too. Some TVs have very slow responce times compaired to monitors, and you feel the difference sometimes to an unplayable point. A lot of TVs have a game mode that turns off a lot of post processing TVs do for better picture and that lowers the response time a lot, though it may not always be enough depending on the TV. Also you wont find a TV that goes over 60FPS for external input. TVs that say 120, 240, 480hz ect.. are not that same as gaming monitors that say that. This is because when a TV does it, its simulated using predictive frames that smooth out the picture making a 24FPS movie run at higher refresh rate, as where monitors are actually taking a higher than 60 FPS image and displaying it legitimately.

Having said that, to answer your specific question. If you don't mind 60FPS and the TV you might get has a fast response time at least in a "Game Mode", Than it could be worth it as a living room upgrade. However, you can get (See link below) and have an amazing 27in gaming monitor that will really show off your games.

u/mjr2015 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

I've been in the market for monitors so 20% is a big deal!

Make sure you click "new and used" then check the description if there is any damage.

Around £400 ips

Acer Predator XB271HU 27 inch Wide screen Monitor - Black

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27 inch WQHD Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, IPS, up to 165 Hz, DP, HDMI, USB 3.0, G-Sync) - Black

Around £350 tn

Dell S2716DG QHD LED Gaming Monitor, 27 inch - Black

u/coldtires · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Watch out some G-Sync monitors are known to have compatibility issues with 1440p detection on Xbox, I've seen one or two but it's not all monitors. Worst case scenario you get stuck with 1080p.

So don't throw out any packing material in case you need to return it.

For a high quality 1440p G-Sync get the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q which is IPS.


Now that Nvidia allows Freesync to be used you could consider a 1440p Freesync monitor instead.

This Acer is 27" 1440p IPS with a Freesync range of 40-144Hz, to use with Nvidia GPU, enable G-Sync compatible, keep v-sync enabled in games, install Rivatuner server and enable frame rate lock below max range so 138fps, that gives best results.

Xbox can also use that Freesync range with 40-60hz support in 60hz output mode and maybe even 40-120Hz with 120Hz output mode though known 120Hz Freesync support on Xbox is rare & it wont be till next gen Xbox we see high frame rate titles up to 120fps.

See AMD Freesync database for more product options and filters.

u/FLYBOY611 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

You and I are in the exact same boat. I've been looking at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q and the Acer Predator XB271HU

The Acer Predator looks like it has better quality control.

u/Hollowpoint38 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

>the latter always seemed like the better option from what I have heard

These are the same guys on here telling people that Corsair and Razer make good keyboards. Their judgment is just terrible.

>For 1440p what monitor would you suggest?

Can you do 144Hz? If you can, then this is all you need.

A 1080 will get you around 80 - 120 fps at 1440p at medium to high settings.

If you can only do 60Hz because of pricing, then pick any screen that makes sense. Just be careful to not get a TN. Get a IPS.

The reason you can't find a lot of options at 1080p is because that's not really where demand is. 1080p is sort of obsolete now from a product design perspective.

HDR monitors are out now, so the non-HDR 1440p is taking a backseat to HDR. Even G-sync is now G-sync HDR and that's where the development is going.

u/gnadenlos · 2 pointsr/assassinscreed

TVs will get variable freshrate in the future too, but current models don't support it.

Example for a good 1440p G-Sync monitor:

G-Sync requires your game to reach at least 30fps (min, not average), if you want to prevent stutter. To get a good 60fps experience you should reach 50fps (average) and 40fps (min). So probably you will need a better CPU too - at least for games like AC:OD, that require a lot of CPU power.

A 980ti/1080/1080ti or 2070/2080 GPU should be enough for all games available now or in the near future (1-2 years), if you combine them with a 1440p G-Sync monitor.

u/dalbukerke · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

asus rog are the safe bet

$620 - 27" [email protected] non IPS

$800 - 27" [email protected] IPS

i don't own IPS monitor so i won't give opinion on wether you should buy one or not. general opinion i get from pcmr is that it has better colors

u/JPiLLa · 2 pointsr/Monitors

I've been looking at these myself lately and the only two I can find are the Acer Predator XB271HU


and the ASUS Rog PG279Q

​ has some good reviews of these monitors. ASUS Rog appears to be the better choice but it ain't cheap


I picked up the Deel S2716DGR which is not an IPS panel but is a TN and it's been an adjustment thus far coming from IPS panels for the last 10 years. 1440p resolution has given me some eye strain as well.



u/fantom2415 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

They do make G-Sync IPS monitors. The most popular ones are the Acer Predator xb271hu and the Asus ROG pg279Q. G-Sync always adds a premium of $50-$150.



u/Javild · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

This is probably as overkill as it gets before starting to lose performance.

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9940X 3.3 GHz 14-Core Processor | $1815.75 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | Asus - ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME OMEGA EATX LGA2066 Motherboard | $1027.44 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 128 GB (8 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $1179.87 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Evo 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $659.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Evo 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $659.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1569.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card | $1569.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Corsair - 1000D ATX Full Tower Case | $412.33 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA T2 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $465.18 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor | $799.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor | $799.99 @ Amazon Canada
Main Monitor | Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $2398.99 @ Powertop
Keyboard | Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard | $269.99 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse | $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones | Sennheiser - HD 650 Headphones | $492.29 @ Amazon Canada
Microphone | Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone | $225.00 @ Amazon Canada
Headphone Amp | Audioengine D1 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter | $229.99 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EK Water Blocks EK-CoolStream SE 480 (Slim Quad) Radiator | $132.28 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Cable Splitter 4-Fan PWM Extended, 2-pack | $32.99 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Furious Vardar EVO 140 PWM 140mm Fan, 2500 RPM, 2-pack | $88.00 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Furious Vardar EVO 140 PWM 140mm Fan, 2500 RPM, 2-pack | $88.00 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Velocity CPU Waterblock, Intel CPU, Copper/Plexi | $138.42 @ Amazon Canada
Mousepad| Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging Mat| $203.00
Custom Loop| EK-CoolStream CE 420 | $135.00
Custom Loop| EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM| $255.00
Custom Loop| EK Vector RTX RE Ti RGB| $230.00
Custom Loop| EK Vector RTX RE Ti RGB| $230.00
Custom Loop| EK-Vector RTX Backplate – Nickel| $72.00
Custom Loop| EK-Vector RTX Backplate – Nickel| $72.00
Custom Loop| EK-FC Terminal X2 3-slot – Plexi| $50.00
Custom Loop| EK-DuraClear 9,5/15,9mm 3M RETAIL| $27.00
Custom Loop| EK-CryoFuel Solid Cloud White (250mL) BUY 5| $20.00
| Total | $16914.49

This uses a custom cooling loop, it is not very hard to make since I used soft tubing, but if you don't want to use that, you can get 2 of THIS or THIS GPU and THIS CPU Cooler and just remove all the Custom Loop parts.

For the main monitor, I chose a 4K 144Hz monitor and 2 secondary 1440p 165Hz monitors which can also be used for gaming or can be used when you stream.

For the CPU I chose a 14 core i9 CPU, which has the best balance of cores and clock speed of the i9 CPUs, you could get more cores but the clock speed will drop a lot and so will your gaming performance.

u/coolfire1080P · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Budget and use case would help.

Do you enjoy competitive shooters / mobas, or single player spectacle games?

If you have a golden duck that shits out money, the best of the best currently is the ACER xb270hu

(from what i've heard has better QA than the ASUS PG279Q - of which has the same specs.)

But it's highly unlikely that you'll reach 144fps at 1440p in any reasonably intensive titles with a 970.

u/Celsian · 2 pointsr/nvidia

You'll be pleased with a QHD. The 1080 Ti can max out 144hz in quite a few games including R6: Siege, Overwatch, Doom (Vulkan), Quake Champions and many other recent titles. Don't count on getting that in games like Ghost Recon or GTA V though. Open Worlders take their toll when you increase all settings to ultra, but with respectably high settings in those games you can easily keep the FPS above 90.

That being said I have a 27" QHD and would recommend the extra few inches. IPS type panels have far better colors than any other panel type. Make sure you buy a true 8bit and not 6bit+WhateverBSTechTheyTackOnToMakeYouThinkItsGood. Trust me, it's not. Now that I've had an IPS-Like monitor (AHVA) I will never go back to a TN. If you're wondering, I have an ASUS PG279Q. You can find it cheaper elsewhere on PCPartPicker.

u/Anefor · 2 pointsr/MMORPG

I'm running this monitor as my primary for gaming.

Asus ROG 27" 1440p / 165 hz

u/got_mule · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Build looks very solid.


Not sure what your budget for the monitor is, but you can't really go wrong with either of these:



Edit: Personally, I'd recommend the Acer over the ASUS, but you'll probably hear both sides. I just have had both and had an issue with the ASUS that I don't have with my current Acer monitor.

u/Doctor_M_Toboggan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That looks like a solid option, but my only concern is it says "product first available on Amazon August 26, 2014". Is that still their newest model? It seems like there should be an updated version now that it's been out for two years.

Edit: looks like this is the newer one, but it's way more expensive. Figures.

u/iTonyy · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Theres a couple of places that have it in stock already (tends to sell out really fast tho)

Newegg -

Amazon -

Edit: Nvm I'm just blind.

u/exoskeleton314 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I am looking for a primary monitor that is 1440p 144Hz, 27", and a secondary monitor that is 27" and 1440p, but 60 Hz instead (I want to be able to move things back and forth across the monitors without them changing size, essentially, but don't need as good of a monitor for the second screen). I was also hoping they would look somewhat similar, so my setup doesn't seem mismatched.

I had two ideas:
Dell S2716DG main/ Dell UltraSharp U2715H secondary for a total of $999.98


Asus ROG Swift PG279Q main / Asus PB278Q secondary for a total of 1178.99

Is there a better option than one of these? Which of these set-ups is preferred?

u/romeurosa82 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Yes, that monitor under your budget of 600€ is an excellent buy.

It's currently at 599€

It does cost more than it's competition, part of that is paying the ROG tax which I agree is a bit much.

However you do get better contrast and black levels, it does 165hz instead of 144hz and it has an actual gsync module so you get a bigger fps window of variable refresh rate that it can work on.

It's also a lot more feature packed than the LG and on par with the Aorus

u/xNaquada · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Hoping the ASUS PG279Q goes back <750 this year. I would love to pair the one I got last year up!

u/TareXmd · 2 pointsr/crtgaming

Would something like the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278QR 27" 2560x1440 1ms 165Hz with G-SYNC offer a better experience compared to a Sony W900?

u/IdRaptor · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Let me lay out the competition:
ViewSonic XG2703-GS (4ms)
Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz (4ms)

Here's the deal, I've never heard of an IPS panel with an advertised sub 4ms response time. I don't think they exist. If you can manage to dredge one up from the depths I can guarantee it's either manipulative marketing, or a professional grade monitor which costs far more than a grand.

From what I've heard response time itself is primarily marketing BS when provided without the input lag (which conveniently no monitor manufacturers seem to provide).

Without both input lag and response times you don't have the full set of information to determine the actual amount of time it takes to propagate an image to the screen after an action, so there's not much to be gained from comparing a few milliseconds.

u/mrauls · 2 pointsr/battlestations

This is the Asus one and this is the Dell one!

u/babaiben · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Sounds good! I’m going to save as much as I can, I like the colors on the IPS and 27’ is perfect for me. I was looking at this Asus and it has a lot of good stuff.

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNC

Want to thank you again for your help, I’d be very lost without it man !

u/ChefNunu · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Response times are a marketing gimmick. You're not gonna notice a difference between 4ms on an IPS and 1ms on a TN panel. The color difference, however, is extremely noticable. Go with IPS if you can.

This is the monitor I have with two 1080p 144hz TN side panels and the difference in color accuracy is very pronounced.

u/Ve196 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

One last question: I'm getting my first monitor sometime over the next few days with a budget of max about $150 and I was wondering if the Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor would be a good choice?

u/keltvek · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Does anyone know why they do that? Isn't S2716DG a good gaming monitor?

u/kandt_- · 2 pointsr/Eve

Get two of these:

You can find them new for less than $500 on Amazon (fulfilled by Amazon, Prime and everything) from time to time.

Look great, no glare, 144Hz is awesome and G-Sync is the coolest piece of tech I've ever personally used.

Edit: I got mine for $519.99 in April of last year. A buddy of mine got it for $475 or so in August.

u/CareerRejection · 2 pointsr/buildapc

That is a fantastic deal if that did happen.. But the lowest I'm seeing is $299 for new. I would definitely have picked it up if it really was that cheap.

u/Rainman5419 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

There are cheaper monitors with Gsync out there. I got the top one for $350 USD on a Black Friday special last year. Note the DG and DGR versions of both monitors below are the same, the DGR version is meant for retail store sales.

27 in, 2560 x 1440 at 144Hz TN Panel

24in, 2560X1440 165 Hz TN Panel

u/Smalmthegreat · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Its a dell s2417dg, I bought it when free-sync didn't work on Nvidia cards for around $250 on sale, there are most definitely other options for cheaper with free-sync so I would do more research on your own.

u/Iron_Gjallarhorn · 2 pointsr/buildapc

He's right. Do you WANT to play at 14440p/144? If you don't care about playing at 1440p, then don't worry about getting a 1440p monitor.

I recommend you do, though. I just built an EVGA 1080FTW/i7 6700k build last week, and I'm absolutely glad that I got a 1440/144 monitor since the 1080 has enough power to make it worth it.

I play Overwatch, Rocket League, Borderlands 2 on maximum graphics at 1440/144 easily, at a nice and cool 67 degrees or so. I can also get Battlefield 1 at a stable 100 FPS on Ultra at 1440/144 as well. I have not overclocked.

I would have hated myself if I had gone for a 1080 monitor with the ability to go higher and still have amazing graphics and butter smooth FPS.

>Which one is cheaper and better?

Cheaper? 1080/144. Better? 1440/144.

Go with 1440/144. You'll kick yourself for settling for less when you get playing with that 1080 card.


I personally recommend this monitor. It's the one I have, and a friend of mine who built first recommended it to me. It's 1440p, 144 refresh rate, with GSync. It's also rather huge at 27", but I love it.

It IS a TN panel, not IPS, but once you adjust it based on suggestions, it's just as good as an IPS for a lot cheaper.

Watch the sales on it. It's "retail" $800, but I never once have seen it even remotely that high. I got mine for $449 from a Best Buy sale, and I frequently see it on sale at /r/buildapcsales. Otherwise you can take a look at and see if you can find one there for cheaper with the discount codes. Such as right here. Pay by debit card and opt out of free returns (can still return if damaged/defective, and can pay to return if you just don't like it) and add in the $50 max SHOP10 discount code, get it for $450 new.

tl;dr - Get a 1440p/144 monitor.

u/Keelay_Jelly · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Unfortunately I don't have any experience with that monitor. The only "problem" I see with that monitor is that it has Freesync and not G-sync. In a way that's actually kinda good, since Freesync adds no premium to the monitor, but when running something at 144Hz you may find the adaptive sync to be nice on graphic intensive games. Funny enough I had the same situation earlier in the month when I found an IPS panel with 144Hz 1440p and Freesync for 200$ less than the equivalent G-sync. The only G-sync version that was the same price was this Dell TN panel (with all the other stuff). Still haven't decided ... waiting for AMD benchmarks.

Back to the questions though. I'm not entirely sure what your situation is like (or how much that monitor cost in AUD cause for some reason the page won't load) but you may either want to stick to 1080p 144Hz or IPS for now, or wait and see if that Dell panel goes on sale, since its got everything you are looking for + g-sync. I'm expecting however that the monitor i linked is like 700+ in AUD, which in that case my bad. A 1080p monitor with IPS and 144Hz might even come out soon who knows?

u/jcogs89 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Just bought this. People on this Reddit highly recommended it.

Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor

u/SparkCube · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Quick suggestion. I believe your 27' monitor is more expensive than the 28' one with built in speakers and sub-woofer.

Edit: Link:
$435 vs $510 for yours.. I am not sure if they are any different.
Try returning the one you have and replacing it maybe? Depends on when you bought it though via amazon

u/PardonMyLagg · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

heres mine:

1440p, 144Hz, G-Sync, 1ms response, tn panel. its a very good tn panel so unless youre doing color sensitive work it wont matter.

u/g0atmeal · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If I may make a recommendation, try to go for 24", which suits 1080p better. 27" is still good, but it doesn't look as sharp. Also, I would strongly encourage getting a monitor with adaptive sync. ("Freesync" monitors if you have an AMD card, and "Gsync" monitors if you have an NVIDIA card.) It makes a huge difference.

Looks like you have a GTX 1070. In that case, I would recommend also upgrading to 1440p like /u/KarlofDuty said. I use a 980 Ti for [email protected] w/ Gsync, and it does the job very well. A 1070 should do it even better.

The options you selected are all quite a bit overpriced for what they offer, in my experience. As for affordable better options, I use the Dell S2716DG, which meets all these critera and you can often find for about $450-500 -- check /r/buildapcsales often, because this monitor pops up there every other week. You can get a monitor multiple times better for the same amount that you're already willing to spend.

Please note that it is a TN panel, which is a type known for having washed-out colors. I own two different monitors with TN panels, and you can adjust color settings to make it still look great. The main benefit is that TN is usually much cheaper than the better alternative, IPS. (So, if you're willing to spend an extra couple hundred bucks, you can get an IPS panel instead. If accurate color is that important to you.)

You may be thinking, "but that's a 27"." The key difference is that 1440p looks great at 27", while 1080p looks best at 24" in my opinion. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Other note: there's a new release from Dell coming soon, which is basically the same thing but scaled down to 24" for better sharpness and increased the refresh rate to 165hz. I don't know how much it will cost, but if you're interested it might be worth waiting a little while.

u/pizzadadd · 2 pointsr/Monitors

> XR341CK

I think you will get a lot of varied answers around here about IPS vs. TN. Having said that, I will tell you my experience. I bought a cheap Asus TN panel a few years ago (before I knew what a TN panel was). Something always seemed off about it to me but I could never quite place it. Then I started to regularly use an IPS panel and I finally put it together. And once I figured it out, the weaknesses in the TN panel became glaringly apparent.

On the other hand, I have no doubt that TN panels have improved greatly since I bought my monitor, especially in the price range we are talking about here and I think a lot of people here will tell you there are great TN panels like this: Dell S2716DG

Which I have seriously considered buying because it's a great price, great design, great quality and has all the features I want...except it's TN. I can't speak for you but since you already have an IPS panel I would think that having a TN monitor next to it would just be distracting, to me it would be. But the price difference is hard to ignore.

u/AlicSkywalker · 2 pointsr/buildapc

For those who doesn't know how to do it:

[short text](the long link here)

Dell S2716DG


I'm playing on a 1440p 144Hz BenQ monitor. I have a i5-6600k paired with a GTX970 overclocked and I get constant 80+ FPS. I play the game on 1440p resolution on lowest setting for PUBG, but any other game I also run 1440p, but with the highest setting my GPU can achieve.

It really is worth it to be honest. I can't tell about G-sync as my monitor is Freesync, but rest make my games look awesome. Modded Skyrim on 1440p monitor... think about it.

The best bang for your buck is probably this one:

u/zer0fks · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I have this and love it:

u/SearingEnigma · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Click the 2560x1440 box on here, and that's the one I have. Like I said, though, it's a Freesync monitor, so you'd want the Gsync equivalent. Something like this, but jeez, I have no idea why Gsync monitors always cost more.

Oh, this is the one I would've wanted when I was considering an Nvidia card. Only $509 right now, but for some reason, looks like they edited the page a bunch since I last looked at it. Should have all the same specs, they just don't seem to care to advertise it at the top anymore. It's all in the product description though.

u/Euphemy · 2 pointsr/Monitors

I've been looking at this for a while:

1ms, 144hz, 1440p, 27inch, g-sync

u/symplr · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The Acer that the other guy mentioned is a good choice, although you could also go with the [Dell S2716DG] ( for the same specs and much lower price (and IMO it looks nicer).

If you're willing to spend a little more for an IPS monitor, the Acer XB270HU bprz (not Abprz) is $100 more than your budget and the colors look much better. If you could afford to drop a little more I think it's very much worth it.

u/VectorVictorious · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Bought mine for $430 a few months ago. The caveat is it was sold as "Used - Like New" on Amazon. Always check out the other sellers on that monitor.

Took me about 2 weeks of watching daily before I found a great deal on what should have been and what was a "like new" monitor. Looks and runs flawless for a savings of over $100.

edit: holy shit, I can't believe the lowest priced new one there is now $600.

u/Panther427 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

There are a couple options. Dell has a 24 inch and 27 inch monitor with them specs. S2716DG.

If not Asus

I picked up the Dell options two weeks ago it was on sale for 450 dollars. So if its not an immediate need you could wait for that sale again

u/DJ_Slomin · 2 pointsr/buildapc

It really depends on what your brother is playing for games. If they are gaming casually and want it to look amazing this would be a good.

That looks like a good 4k monitor. That 1080Ti could push 4k pixels but only at 60fps max for many games.

If your brother is playing competitive or fps games I would recommend a 1440p monitor. It is known to be the best sweet spot resolution for 27" monitors. Below is a great 144Hz, 1440p, g-sync, IPS monitor. A gaming monster. Having a g-sync monitor is a gamers dream. It keeps everything buttery smooth without any tearing.
Acer Predator XB271HU 27"

IPS monitors are great with awesome colors but can be expensive. Dell makes a very similar monitor that is a TN panel which has worse colors and viewing angles but is cheaper.
Dell Gaming S2716DGR

u/Beznia · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Middle monitor: Dell Alienware AW3418DW (120Hz) - Got it for $629.99 open box at Microcenter a couple months back.

Left and right monitors: Acer CZ340CK (75Hz) - Got them $599.99 each at Microcenter when they were first released, cheapest 3440x1440 curved ultrawides at the time.

Top monitor: Dell S2716DGR (144Hz) - Paid ~$450 for it used shortly after it came out. I actually had this one as my middle monitor prior to getting the Alienware, but let my girlfriend use it. I recently kicked her out and took it back!


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 8700k

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080Ti (I got this during the height of the crypto boom for $829 from the EVGA site. I bought 3, flipped 2 for $1200 each and came away nearly getting this one free.)

PSU: Some Corsair 850W Gold, don't remember the model.

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Motherboard: No clue

Storage: 2x 1TB SanDisk X400 M.2 SSDs, 3TB Seagate HDD, 4TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD Black

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz

u/MatteoTomato · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
u/Akip25 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

19201440p is 4:3

i think you probably mean 2560

for gaming id say 1440p 144hz > 4k 60hz

so something like the Dell - S2716DG 27.0"

u/xandarg · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Thanks for the detailed reviews. I'm starting to think there's no perfect solution here, myself. I am leaning toward Gsync, however, given feedback I received here. But yeah, I think at this point I'll just get something similar to my current TN panel, but just an upgrade in resolution, size, refresh rate, and with GSync. Even a cheapo like this one will still be better in all those categories than what I've got now, and will let me save money for the ultimate monitor that may not be available for another 5-10 years.

u/tyronebiggums26 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You can find this one on sale very often for under $400 usd and I have settled with it since a reputable ips monitor i want next ccost $700.

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

u/Overvaluation · 2 pointsr/buildapc

With the 1080 you could probably bump your monitor up to a 1440p 144hz one (also with G-Sync if budget permits). I'd suggest this or this

If it's a little expensive I'd suggest removing the SSD (for now) to make up the money and adding it later. :)

u/ShadowWovle · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I was going to say the same thing

The monitor is 1440p, 144hz or 165hz, 1ms, G-sync

24' is $340 (165hz)
27' is $419 (144hz)

u/gaming4good · 2 pointsr/nvidia

well the first one is free sync so no reason to buy that unless your going AMD.

The second one i think is over priced. It is probably cause it is a BenQ but it has a refresh rate of 60hz which is poor. It doesn't have either g sync or free sync.

My recommendation is

It is a little more but if you camp dell, amazon, and ebay you can find it sub 400 used, but 450 right now for new is a great deal doesn't go much below that ever. I got one for 350 used. It is 27" 1440p 144hz. It looks fantastic and has an amazing stand. The color are great after calibration and it has g sync to boot.

u/Kingrcf3 · 2 pointsr/PcMasterRaceBuilds
Probably the best monitor without spending the premium on an ips version, usually can be found for less in the $400-$450 range

u/voidcalls_tousall · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hi EN,

I am in your boat. It's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and I want to build a new rig. My last one (9/2011 - seriously) needs some updating.

This morning I've been reading about monitors and honestly the thing that stands out most is FreeSync (AMD) and G-Sync (Nvidia). I'm finding that this determines a number of the variables of the monitor and it's cost. So far I'm looking at a 27" G-Sync monitor and it's on sale for $470 Link

u/glazapotamus · 2 pointsr/buildapc

144Hz, it feels soooo good!

This monitor is often recommended. Not an IPS display but a few tweaks of the color settings and it looms fantastic. G-Sync, 144hz, 1440p, Display Port. Has everything at a reasonable price and is a fantastic complement to my 1070ti! There's a 24" model as well.

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

u/SmokyTree · 2 pointsr/PC_Builders

For a monitor I am quite happy with this one.

Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

Though I would check for if to be on sale. I got it directly from Dell for $480 and I saw it on sale for $450 before. You could always play on 1080 resolution still if games are suffering too much. I have a 1080 ti and I can generally get around 80-100fps in most games at 1440p ultra everything minus v-synch. With the 1060 I imagine 60fps is possible but you probably will need to play with some high and medium settings.

u/charliefuckstick · 2 pointsr/techsupport

With your CPU usage being that high, open task manager and find out what's using most of your resources. Prebuilts often come with a ton of manufacturer's bloatware.

Otherwise, there's not really a whole lot else worth straight up upgrading in your system right now. The 7700 is a great CPU, and the 1070 is a great GPU. You're at 1080p60, so there's not really a lot more performance you can squeeze out of that resolution/refresh rate for games. Nvidia's RTX cards just launched, but there's really no data for them other than they're the standard improvement over last gen's cards since literally nothing supports ray tracing yet. There's info circulating around AMD putting up GPUs on a 7nm process soon, but same with the RTX cards, it's probably wise to wait until more information is available before deciding on either. However, the 1080ti is likely going to take a dive in price pretty soon given the RTX release and Nvidia coming back into possession of thousands of Pascal boards once the crypto market demand died down. If you decide to step up your GPU, you might want to check into higher resolution and higher refresh panels as well, as there's not really more performance you can squeeze out of 1080p60 by upgrading your hardware. I've got this 1440p144hz panel and this 4k60 panel, and they're both outstanding performers for the price. You'd definitely need to up your GPU to drive them to their full potential, but it kinda sounds like you're thinking about doing that anyway, and like I said there's really not a whole lot more you can get out of 1080p60 that you aren't already getting out of your current hardware.

As for your CPU, not really a whole lot of point in upgrading there. Coffee Lake is just a hardware refresh of Kaby Lake [your CPU family], and Kaby Lake is just a hardware refresh of Skylake. It's a quad-core cpu, but it's hyperthreaded, which means it essentially functions as an 8-core. There's really no reason to put money into upgrading it until something actually better comes along.

But then again, these could all be totally moot points. Building a pc is a lot of fun and a great way to get to know every single bit of hardware in your rig. Given that you've already got a very well-performing pc, it might be worth your while to just put down some cash for an inexpensive pc just to fuck around with, like a Ryzen 3 GT 1030 build. It's a great way to learn more about hardware and how it interacts with your os without having to put down a ton of money, and it isn't necessarily devastating if you break your OS tinkering because all your more important data is elsewhere.

u/gsnee · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have the 27" this is the model that I have I believe S2716DG Best buy carries it for around $350 fairly often.

u/WrappedCorn · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

My tax return can barely fit the bill for my needs for a 1440p monitor. The two monitors that I am looking at right now are these.

Dell and Asus

Taking that both of them are gsync, the dell ones are relatively cheap but still expensive. I think I would either go for the 1080p monitors since that's all I could afford.

u/Ass_Cheddar · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I would recommend saving up for one, It would be totally worth it. I spent $560 on a Dell 27" 1440p 144Hz monitor, my second is my old Dell 23" 1080p and the difference is impeccable.

Edit1:Found It on amazon for cheaper than I spent! used or new.

Edit2: Also Gsync is amazing for gaming, you can really tell the difference when it comes to the smoothness of a games graphics.

u/ungratefulanimal · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

I'm going to send you a link to a new monitor. Not used. That is a big budget. I can find you the one I got. I got the Dell s2716gd.
2.5k resolution monitor, 144hz, 27"
Absolutely amazing.

u/Pilfy · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Dell UltraSharp U2414H 23.8” Inch Screen LED Monitor

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

Realforce 87U Tenkeyless 55g (White/Gray)

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS

u/MathiasBonnet · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Well if there is a huge GPU crash and a GTX 1080 ti is $400-500 then that or a GTX 1070 or 1070 ti. I'm looking for a 1440p monitor, 144hz and vesa compatible.

u/White-t-shirts · 2 pointsr/buildapc

newegg and other sites have same/similar policy. but on amazon still cheaper

u/TheRedSoviet · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/Ender1183 · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

> IPS Swift
I think he ment this one but i have read a lot of people do like the back light bleed.
Been eyeing a dell for a few months.

u/boonstyle_ · 2 pointsr/computers

tested tons of 27 inches with gsync. the only one ive been really satisfied is this one . i got on e of those a fewmonths ago and got a perfect panel with the first order. i upgraded to dual of those and second one was perfect too since dell has pretty good quality control. all the asus and acer (which i tested like 5+ of every model sadly...) either had high backlight bleeding or many dead pixels and dust behind the panel (or even both). despite i know at least 2 colleagues of mine do have an acer predator without problems ( after some buys and returns in the panel lottery). and avoid 1920x1080 at 27+ inches since it does look pretty ugly and your 1070 can chew those 2560x1440 easy even maxed out on most titles (especially with gsync making it smooth even in the 80 fps).

u/poperatwork · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'll go ahead and suggest the monitor we all knew someone would suggest.

Out of your price range now, but it goes on sale below 450 almost on a weekly basis. Watch /r/buildapcsales

Hits most of your points.

low response time.

It is a TN. Some might knock me for saying this next bit, but don't listen to them. Speaking from experience, this is true. This monitor has fantastic colors for a TN. Turn up digital vibrancy in the nvidia control panel to about 60% and things will really start to pop. Sure it has TN viewing angles, but you don't care, you're going to be looking right at it like 99% of people who spend this much money on a monitor.

The only issue that this monitor has to speak of is some pretty bad color banding. Personally, I think it is far overblown, but it is there and I will accept that some people may be more sensitive to it than others. Accept that in your price range no monitor will come without drawbacks (In any price range, it could be argued... monitor technology and QA really still kind of blows all around). I'd take this particular drawback over almost any others I could think of.

Still, If you can wait a week or two for this monitor to go on sale and snag it, I would be willing to bet you'll be so satisfied with it you will not feel the need to upgrade in a year, and if you did you would be disappointed with the monitor you upgraded to in the sense that you will feel you should have gotten more for what you paid in comparison. You really can't beat this monitor for the price when it's on sale.

u/AssCrackBanditHunter · 2 pointsr/skyrimmods

this guy

Personally I think g sync is the cherry on top of a nice system, it shouldn't be something you sacrifice other parts for. I got this on sale for 500 bucks when I was looking for a monitor and I love it. I like that I never EVER have to worry about v sync or screen tearing. I like that even when my games dip to 40fps they're still smooth flowing. It's a very nice feature to be sure.

But if you're deciding between a big gpu upgrade or getting g sync, I'd say go for the gpu.

u/noah03ark · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'll try to keep this as terse as possible.. There's also a few more steps if you use Flux, so if you need those added just say so.

You can try an .icc profile as the quickest, simplest form of calibration. This is done in your windows settings, using the s2716dg profile that you can download here:
These guys put one together based on their review of the monitor.

I don't only use that .icc – I applied it at first, and went into Nvidia control panel's color options and applied the following tweaks suggested by this fellow in the Amazon review
. Just scroll down, it should be the first review.

His settings didn't quite jive, so I turned down digital vibrance and some other things. Point is – that profile plus any tweaks in nvidia control panel and the built in hardware's brightness and contrast should do you fine, and you can eyeball it when you get to that stage.

The beauty of this monitor is that it does have 8bit color unlike a lot of TN panels, and with some calibration the only way you'd care about this vs IPS is if you have them side by side or depend on color calibration for photos.

u/TheAutoManCan · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Maybe a Dell S2716DG? It's a TN panel 27" 1440p 144Hz G-Sync. It's been on sale new for under $500 if you are willing to be patient or you can buy one right now at Amazon for $588.88.

u/TheReptarKing · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

I've seen this one recommended quite often. Wait and see what everyone else thinks. I'm not an expert by any means.

1440p + 144hz + IPS + G Sync (but I don't think that'll apply to your graphics card, but I'm not sure)

u/Zeag · 2 pointsr/Monitors

As you said, it's very unlikely that the 680 will push 100+ fps in recent and upcoming titles; this being said, you don't need rock-solid 144fps to enjoy the benefits of 144hz ;)

Do you use your PC a lot outside of gaming (such as for photo / movie editing)? If so there might be other incentives to upgrade to a 1440p display or even a 4K display. Personal rule of thumb: 1080p for 24" and below. 27 inches = 1440p (1080p+AA is kinda ok). Above = 4K (1440p+AA at 30" is fine as well)

It also depends on your budget... If you're planning on getting another GTX *80-something or equivalent as your next GPU down the line, you probably won't have trouble running these resolutions, but even a GTX 970 will start wobbling at 1440p.

If you want ultimate futureproofing, sell both kidneys and get a acer x34.

Hope that helps!

u/Pun_In_Ten_Did · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/DAOWAce · 2 pointsr/heroesofthestorm

Yes, you can have a 40" 4K and need to move your head to look all over the screen, or a 30" and have a bunch of things out of your vision that you need to shift your focus over to look at.

Monitors are all personal preference. I have a 29" Ultrawide and I sometimes miss things on the sides of the screens.. specifically the minimap and health panel in HotS. I sit 2' away for reference.

Very surprised Blizzard even supported 21:9 in HotS, considering their past, and current history, regarding 21:9 monitors. (aka "they're cheating".. even in a PvE game like D3)

If you want extremely fast response times, you get a 16:9 TN panel. If you want great FoV and solid colors, you get a 21:9 IPS panel. Gaming 21:9 monitors are quite expensive though.. even ASUS' new 240Hz 16:9 monitor is under half the price of the X34 or ASUS' equivelent.

For me personally, I'll never go back to 16:9. It's a completely inferior aspect ratio.. as it was back before it very sadly took over 16:10.

u/ehh_what_evs · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

I'm terrible at online gaming, especially FPS. More of a single player, RPG guy ahah.

that acer predator x34 is a thing of beauty, i'll tell you. Amazing. Wish I could afford the $1200!

is this yours?

u/TH3xR34P3R · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Might want to rehost the build on a more public site as the link has expired.

edit: and yea I am proud of my setup myself for getting it to this point after many years of slowly getting the parts and what not and the next piece to arrive for me will be my 1TB ssd so I can finally replace my platter drive with it for the games, then I have no clue other than saving up for one of these to replace my TV in my setup as my primary.

u/OniiChanStopNotThere · 2 pointsr/buildapc

While we're on the topic, does anyone know what the fair price range would be for a 21:9 ultrawide 1440p, 144hz, ideally 1 ms GTG input lag monitor be? Bonus points for IPS. $700? $1000? Does this kind of thing exist

This monitor

looks gorgeous but it's only 60 Hz.

I guess technology isn't there yet? I know the display port can only transfer so much data and I think ultrawides can't have enough refresh rate to support the number of pixels being pushed through.

u/bloodjinn903 · 2 pointsr/StateOfDecay

I spent 1200$ on a monitor no game will support (fallout,skyrim) can I get 1440X 3440 please for the love of sandwiches and now i see they are 400 less then what I paid this day keeps getting better.

u/scottmotorrad · 2 pointsr/totalwar

I'm playing in 21:9 on this monitor:

To me it is very worth it. Totalwar works great with ultra wide and more and more games are getting better support

u/Daneth · 2 pointsr/nvidia

I have this one, it's been amazing in the year I've had it. I heard you sometimes have to go through a couple to get a good one though.

u/Urschleim_in_Silicon · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/socokid · 2 pointsr/buildapc

For $50 more, friend, you get a vastly superior display.

Just as an example.

u/Deranged_Kitsune · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Looks at prices in this thread

Damn, do I hate being in Canada when it comes to computer parts like this. I've been drooling over a monitor with these same specs for a few weeks but can't afford it. That same Acer Predator XB271HU that OP picked up for $611, I'd have to fork over $900 for. And it's not the exchange rate, either - $611 USD is about $770 CAD.

Anyone have any advice on where I can get a gaming monitor in Canada and not have it rape my wallet?

u/CezarBR · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

I would recomend getting an i5 and upgrading your monitor to a 1440p 144Hz or a 4k monitor, there is just no reason for such a good GPU and 1080p monitor

u/kekumu · 2 pointsr/buildapc has a pretty good buyer's guide. Since you're Nvidia, the Acer XB271HU is probably your best bet: 27", 1440p, IPS, 144-165Hz, ~$700. I believe Acer and ASUS have the only offerings with all these specs in IPS, but lots of people have had backlight bleed issues. The newest versions like the one I leaked supposedly have better quality control though and lots of people love them.

Dell and BenQ also have similar but in TN panels, and I'd probably recommend them if you don't want IPS or would rather spend less. I have a Dell S2716DG primarily for gaming and it's great. But if you can afford it, then IPS is definitely nicer.

u/Swagger5555 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

It depends, personally I prefer the colors of an IPS panel but if you absolutely need all the speed and response time you can get then getting the TN panel would be better. Have you seen the Acer XB271HU? It's an improvement of the 270 if you wanted top of the line.

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display

u/kayonesoft · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

My two Acer Predator XB271HU 27" monitors arrive today!

u/VMJ-senpai · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Either dual 980 Tis for consistent 4K60fps, or you wait for a few months for Pascal and/or Polaris to come out. I think dual R9 Nanos would suffice as well. Going single-GPU is another choice but I'd doubt it'll give ya ultra performance at 60fps.

Also, if you're gaming, you wouldn't need an i7. You could save a bunch by going with a non-K i5-6600 and going with a cheaper H170 board instead of the Z170 board. I hear that OC'ing on a SkyLake CPU doesn't really bring about a significant increase in performance.

All in all, 4K with more than or consistent 60fps is definitely gonna pull up a hefty price tag.

Edit: fuck my eyes, I didn't read the title. If you want a monitor the Acer Predator is best I know at 2K

Edit2: Here's some 4K monitors on this list.

u/BillTheCommunistCat · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Check this thing out; it is a beast.

1440p 144hz is a beast. Youll need a beast of a graphics card to run high settings with this monitor though.

u/Its_Frosty · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I had TN panels for years before trying out what i'd heard about IPS panels and giving it a shot. I bought the Acer XB270HU (which has now been sorta upgraded by one number to the XB271HU which has just a different base) and i cannot believe the color and just plain nice looking pixels that ive been missing with a TN panel. Its worth in IMO, go for it.

u/ary1l · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Just bought new rig and monitors and got a 60hz ultrawide and 144hz 1920x1080.

If you can find/afford it, I'd look for a g-sync 144hz 1440p ultrawide. (which apparently dont exist atm. Whoops sry)

I wish I would have done that rather than getting 2 monitors.

I can't comment directly on this monitor, as it isn't one I got, but I wish I would have gotten this

u/Im12AndWatIsThis · 2 pointsr/Games

Monitors? I think it's much worse on other peripherals and cases. Monitors are pretty tame since they're trying to minimize bezels, though you do get the weird aesthetics on the stand. (I just use a mount anyway)

u/raizen0106 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

what makes ultra wide better than something like this Acer ?

u/Al_Misurata · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I believe it's this monitor.

It's a heavy beast, but the mount it comes with is more than a match. SOLID AS A ROCK

u/ty_jax · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Thanks for your help, its very useful and informative. 1440p 144Hz is the only reason im upgrading tbh. But holy shit that 1080p 144hz monitor is so much cheaper.

Looks like im looking for a 27" 1440p/144Hz, freesync. Not sure about IPS/TN but IPS panels are around $700 CDN.

The two ive been looking at are:
LG 27GL850 although not on amds supported list

or but no freesync so i dont know.

I have another question, currently I'm running dual 24" (BENQ GL2460, BENQ RL2455) monitors. They both connect via DVI. If i still want to run dual monitors, say my new 27" and one of the two 24" I have. Will this affect the performance of my new 27" primary monitor 1440p/144hz which connects via DisplayPort?

Also i should say I'm a huge chickenshit when it comes to OC so my CPU is stock.

u/broooooklyn · 2 pointsr/buildapc

It's pricey but good lord is it gorgeous. 1440p IPS, 144hz G-Sync.

I got one a few months ago and it's incredible. If you're going to spend that much on high end parts, buy a monitor that will get the most out of them.

u/Killbo_Baggins · 2 pointsr/Gaming4Gamers
u/Not2Die2 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

That's what the hybrid sli would look like. Honestly if you go that route you may wanna keep the full sized tower.

Monitor wise? The standard is the

u/Ambrosial · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This one right?Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display

If you're interested in that model and have a Costco membership you can pick up for $600 in stores only though. I just got one myself and it looks great.

u/Zaenithon · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is the build I'm rocking atm, just finished upgrading a bunch of stuff:

Would it make more sense to upgrade my 980 to a 1080 first before moving to a 144hz 1440p monitor? This is primarily with FPS/MoBA/RPG games in mind. The 980 crushes most games at 1080p on Ultra, but I'm not sure about 1440p. Anyone have some insight?

Edit: The monitor I'm looking into getting is this

u/MisterLava02 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Yeah, I've already ordered all the parts, but I have other reasons for a $1200 GPU and 32 GB of ram. What I do not understand is why this is so much cheaper than any of the other 165hz 1440p monitors... help? Vs like this and this like I know they're 27", but still. Also, I need help deciding if I should get 27" or 24"

u/FlamingLizardGaming · 2 pointsr/suggestapc

Sure, what games will you be playing? That will help me find one.

Knowing nothing about your gaming habits, this monitor
Is about the best you can buy. A really fast refresh rate (good for shooting games and competitive games like rainbow six siege, csgo, fortnite, pubg, overwatch, Fallout, pretty much any games) this monitor has a really high resolution compared to the standard 1080p monitor. It also has G-sync that makes games a lot smoother. (It only works with Nvidia gpus)

IF you want a cheaper monitor, then this 4K monitor is both bigger and has a much higher resolution (more detail) but a lower refresh rate, so the image won’t be as smooth and snappy (which isn’t important for games like WoW or Dota or more casual games like Strategy games or games like undertale/enter the gungeon)

You can always have one 4K or 1440p monitor and then a smaller or cheaper 1080p monitor next to it for YouTube videos or google while gaming.

(Lmao I should make an Amazon affiliate link and make some ca$h from this)

u/teelily88 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Keep your eyes on Amazon. I just bought an openbox from Amazon Warehouse this week for 585 w/prime. Plus, you get to deal with their return policy, which is fantastic compared to most:

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Display, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz)

u/white_cactus · 2 pointsr/battlestations

It is this one, And I absolutely love it! I upgraded from 1080p 60hz to the 1440p 144hz and I can't look back lol.

u/Fart__Hoofer · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I have the Acer Predator and it's been fine. Between this an the Asus I think the only difference is the brand, the monitors use the same panel and have similar features.

u/LimitedWard · 2 pointsr/gaming

The Samsung C27HG70 is the 27" version of the monitor Hoi_C recommended. As far as I know, the specs are otherwise identical: 144hz 1440p VA panel with excellent color accuracy and HDR (not strictly necessary for gaming, but still a nice touch). It's also within your budget, selling around $450 on Amazon. Note: this monitor comes with Freesync support (not G-Sync), so it pairs much better with a high-end AMD GPU than an NVIDIA. That said, if you don't care about variable refresh rate, it's still a great option regardless.


If you're tempted by ultrawide monitors, Massdrop has a really good one for $550 (a little over budget, but you basically can't get better specs than this without spending at LEAST $200 more). For a similar price, the Acer Predator XB271HU will offer similar specs to the Samsung monitor, but with G-Sync.


As for what I'm using, I have the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. Pretty much the top of the line for G-Sync at 1440p, but I can't recommend it to you because it's too over budget at $680.


TL;DR: the Samsung C27HG70, Massdrop Vast, and the Acer XB271HU are all excellent monitors, and you can't go wrong with any of them. Best all around value is the Samsung.

u/TheRapidfir3Pho3nix · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I have the Acer Predator XB271HU (G-Sync, IPS, and up to 165Hz) right now and it's phenomenal. It's often considered one of the top dogs for 27" 1440p gaming monitors along with the PG279Q and AOC Agon AG271QG.

Also, start checking out /r/buildapcsales if you aren't. Recently, the XB271HU was on sale for $550 on Amazon if you have Amazon Prime.

Edit: Seems it's still on sale.