Help me buy a 27 inch monitor!

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  1. P00peyes

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    Once again, the Acer XG270HU is a 1440p monitor with a 144hz refresh rate and seems like good value at $539. The only downside I can see is no GSync support for that GTX1070
     
  2. Kookooburra

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    we should have OLED by now.
     
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    why not, it's an 8 bit, and not all of us buy into hyper 144 or crazy wide angle nonsense.
     
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    UPDATE - I've bought one.

    I ended up going with a BenQ XL2720Z (27 inch 144hz gaming monitor). Its not 1440p, but based on all the reviews I read, its supposed to be a pretty phenomenal screen. Basically - watching my kids play COD on the PS3 / Minecraft online, and how fast they move / turn / focus set my priority for something that was 144Hz over 1440p.

    Haven't powered it on yet (still building the PC) but I'll crank it up tonight once I get the thing up and running.

    Some awesome info in this thread btw :thumbup:
     
  5. motion2082

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    Funny you say that because the $1199 Asus 144Hz IPS 27" is well documented for having bad quality control with many users RMA their panels due to a yellowish glow and dead pixels...don't know about you but if I spend $1200 on a 27" monitor it better be perfect
     
  6. chainbolt

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    I recently got a 27-inch 4K TN panel. The colors are crappy. I would not buy it again. I am not in gaming though.
     
  7. Cadbury

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    They have been for a long time. You can buy a pretty decent 24" 1080p 60Hz screen for $200. Even a 27" is $300. But try adding 1440p or 144Hz and the price skyrockets. If monitors were like CPUs, we should be able to buy a 30" 1600p 144Hz screen for $400 by now!
     
  8. havabeer

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    but unlike other hardware you don't really need to update your screen every other year. a 120 - 144hz monitor will last you another 4 or 5 years in my opinion

    the fancy new 240hz is only useful in something like CS:GO and 4k gaming still isn't normal just yet due to hardware limitations. Buy a good quality 1440P high refresh rate monitor now and it'll last your next couple of hardware upgrades.

    i think next year will hit the sweet spot with the 1100 series gpu's being able to handle 4k properly on a single card and 4k monitors that can do better then 60hz and i'll be happy.
     
  9. justanewboy

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    If the op dosnt mind there is more activity in this thread I'd like to get varied opinions.

    Dosnt anyone feel it's worth purchasing a monitor say 28"+ and native 1080p however use nvidias dsr to bring the resolution up to 1440p or whatever resolution is best for the monitor size.

    Basically this would be an attempt to save a buck or a few in the case of monitors as they are generally an expensive purchase.

    1080p with a large screen size is relatively cheap in comparison to 1440 and up, so is it worth using dsr to get your desired resolution with the benefit of not spending a fortune for a large screen ?
     
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    Hi , i need to buy three screens 27" + and 144hz + and 1440p + ...

    best quality please
    price max = $1200 / screen {preder under 1k each}

    What should i buy ?
     
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    Cannot go past the Acer XB271HU for the specs and budget.

    I bought one a little while ago and couldn't be happier with it!
     
  12. motion2082

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    There is one for sale in perth atm for $825 used
     
  13. Silenius

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    It's amazing how expensive screens are these days :[ like, 144hz is great, but $450 for a 24" 1080p TN panel is fucked
     
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    Good monitors have always been expensive though. I remember when the earlier Dell 24's were coming out with the first height adjustable stands, they were classed as very expensive back then.

    For me, the monitor is an integral piece of hardware and one which I look at all day and my PC renders everything onto, so spending some extra money is always worth it IMO.
     
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    +1 this

    60hz IPS is the best balance atm, 165hz IPS need more work imo
     
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    And it looks ugly. Asus has better one, their designo line.
     

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