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May 20 2017, 11:30 pm
By: rockz  

May 20 2017, 11:30 pm rockz Post #1

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I'm in the market for a new monitor, and since I do a lot of windowed gaming, I figure it's time to up my monitor's refresh rate a bit. I might have to just deal with 75 Hz, as decently priced monitors don't seem to exist yet.

Requirements (order of importance):
VESA mount
2560x1440 WQHD
27"
Under 13 lbs
Displayport
75 Hz
IPS or 170+/170+ degree viewing angle

Mostly optional:
thin bezel < 0.5 cm
144 Hz
2 Displayports
Under 10 lbs
165 Hz
freesync (I have an AMD 7850)

I'm not familiar with freesync/gsync, but I presume they are better vsync tools and aren't required to reach 144/165 hz.

Are there any monitors out there that are under $500 with these stats? Additionally, any I should keep my eye on for black friday/periodic deals?

Also, I've been away from the TN game for a long time now (at least 10 years) since I like to rotate my monitors occasionally and I don't mind the response rates/contrast ratios, but I do like the color accuracy especially at wide viewing angles. Have TN panels become better at this so I might be able to grab a 160/170 monitor for a lot cheaper?



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May 21 2017, 12:24 am Excalibur Post #2

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You're a smart dude rockz so I don't think this is going to be anything you don't know, but this is the only thing PCPP has after putting in your requirements:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/c298TW/asus-monitor-mg279q

I don't consider a TN acceptable by enthusiast standards in 2017. IPS is it until OLED comes into a price point that is feasible for mere mortals.

If it makes you feel better I'm about to drop some serious coin on a 1080Ti and one of these next paycheck:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/c8zZxr/viewsonic-xg2703-gs-270-2560x1440-165hz-monitor-xg2703-gs




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May 21 2017, 12:34 pm rockz Post #3

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Looks like freesync maxes out at 90 Hz on that guy, and it was $400 August last year. Not that I'd need freesync, but still pretty good deal.

Turns out my 7850 won't support freesync anyway. Guess this one is perfect to watch?

Looks like this one should support vesa as well: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sqp323/acer-monitor-xf270hu but it doesn't actually say it supports vesa anywhere. Why the hell would a company make a $200 without a vesa mount, much less a $500 monitor without a vesa mount? Wish I could buy without the stand too. The last dell monitor I purchased (came essentially free with my TV) was actually cheaper to purchase with stand than without.

Terribly disappointed in the IPS monitor selection though. I would have expected that SIPS would be mainstream by now, what with cell phones, macbooks, and lots of laptops all using IPS or OLED for the superior viewing angles. That's one major thing that turned me off about old laptops.



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