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Old 03-09-2018, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New monitor in the pipeline, some opinions wanted

Okay so here soon I am going to get money for a brand new monitor.

I will have a $500 budget and am looking into getting a good one.

While I very much like the one I have (A LG 24GM77-B 144Hz TN panel monitor) its time for a (slight) upgrade.

The main motivation is my father needs a new monitor and since I have been giving him my old hardware anyhow the monitor is next.

So since my father doesnt really have the funds for a new monitor its going to a good cause.

Plus it gives me a excuse to give myself a new piece of equipment i know I can afford.



I have picked out several models but am looking for second opinions.

All of these are on Amazon as I get free shipping via prime and newegg has started to add in tax into purchases made in my state (Pennsylvania) so to heck with that.

I know there are other sellers like B&H photo but most pricing is around the same no matter where i go, even my closest Micro center (a good 30 miles away) doesnt have anything I am interested in.

So here are my options:



This Dell gaming monitor:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2417DG-.../dp/B01IOO4SGK



This AOC:

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG241QG-2.../dp/B01N7QDNJ8



This Acer:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-.../dp/B00VRCLHYS



This Viotec

https://www.amazon.com/VIOTEK-GN27D-.../dp/B078P57ZWL



And another acer (this time a acer predator):

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XB241YU-.../dp/B01LJUNMYK



Basically I am going to aim for 1440P at a 144Hz refresh rate.

Bonuses like freesync and gsync is a darn steal at this price range

The TN panels dont bother me, IPS panels for most of these specs are way out of my range

4K is a long way off, I rather sacrifice resolution for refresh rate as my current monitor runs at 144Hz.

As long as it will fit nice with my GTX1060 with 6GB of vram it should be fine, it may tax my system a bit but I wont mind as the monitor will be a bit more future ready.

Its going to take a long time to see 4k at 144Hz without expensive hardware, another 5 or years and if i go with this monitor it will be good for that time

Even if I get a better GPU down the road this looks like a good path to take.
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