Monitor for a high end gaming PC?

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Jody Hodgson, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Jody Hodgson

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    Fellow OCAU members your depth of knowledge is needed...

    I am returning to gaming after a large hiatus and have Just built a high end machine as below. I see there is all sorts of options with monitors nowadays with a stack of tech to consider.

    From my basic research I feel I want to get a G sync monitor, however size, panel type, curved or widescreen or not, resolution, frequency verses input lag, HDR etc etc etc I am getting a little lost....

    Specs of build are:
    Intel I9-9900k
    Low CAS 32 GB of G skill Ram
    RTX2080ti GPU
    Water cooled and will be slightly O,clocked
    Samsung 970 pro HDD


    Also are there brands to avoid or screens to avoid?

    I generally play games like Battlefield and flight sims. Also do some video editing.

    All helps and advice appreciated
     
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    Wow that’s some serious Mula I will check it out to see what the hype is but at the moment that is out of what I was kinda thinking
     
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    PG279Q or equivalent
     
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    Acer Predator X34P. $1200, IPS, 120hz, 3440x1440p. Gsync. Perfect combination of resolution, screen quality and refresh rate for a high end system.

    I wouldn't bother with anything else for that system.
     
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    Ultrawide (21:9) should go well with battlefield and flight sims. 4k is too low fps imo 1440p is the res to play atm. Gsync is preferred with high frequency refresh. Hdr is meh on pc, how serious you want color accuracy is up to you. Size is also your call but 34-35" is pretty standard in uw's (same height as 27" 16:9) and avoid tn panels.
     
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    16:10 IPS, only way to go :)

    2560*1600 res for me.



    30 inch, size, perfect nice large size for immersion, yet with the resolution of 2560x1600 it's perfect for pixel density and doesn't require too much gpu grunt to push good frames unlike 4k screens
     
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    4k only.. I don't do monitors less than 40"
    You'll see this thread is just everyone's opinion, just go and look at some and see what you like.
     
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    gigabyte aorus AD27QD 1440p 27" HDR Freesync 144hz $969
    lg ultragear 27gl850g - not yet released but should be about $1k

    acer x34p is on sale on ebay 20% off right now; if you want ultrawide go for that for value

    other monitor to consider for high end is the LG ultragear 38gl950g

    otherwise pick up a 2nd hand acer/asus 27" 144hz gysnc for like $550 or so
     
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    Exactly this, for instance.... I dislike pretty much every monitor mentioned purely due to size, then other factors.

    The only thing I think a majority of us would agree on is at least 1440/1600p, IPS panel and maybe high refresh of 120hz +.

    I think your best best would be checking out any monitor you may be interested in via store front or professional review
     
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    I am interested in a good 4K panel probably looking around the $1500.00 mark and as big or as wide as appropriate or best for gaming etc. I was just not sure the card tech was able to drive so much display.

    It seems 1440 is totally driveable to basically max however 4K is another story?

    Keen for users opinions who have the 4K and what sort of refresh rates are being seen with this type of card and setup I guess..

    Thanks again for all the input it is helping me get a grip of what area I should be looking at
     
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    Ok so i run a 4k 40". It's big, it's amazing to sit near, it has more PPI than the normal 24" 1080p screens, so it's clear and beautiful even though it feels like your at the imax.
    I run a 1080Ti, it drives every game i have at 60FPS on medium-high, some ultra. You can go decent in the settings but i found not everything maxxed or you're back in 30-40FPS territory, Don't need so much AA with the res so i keep that at 2x at most.

    If you're not going so big, 1440 would be fine.
     
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    Looks like Acer has a 144hz 4K ips gsync for $1799. Decent value if eBay gave another 20% off
     
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    What size?
    You'd never go under 37" on 4k.. my 40 shit's too small to read.
     
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    27 inches sadly. Wish it was 32 min
     
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    I have a 32" 4k Acer predator.

    At the time it was the biggest 4k monitor with g-sync.

    How ever it's only 60hz, 4k does look glorious but given the choice now I would probably go back to a higher refeash 1440p monitor. 4k really needs sli support to keep settings turned up in AAA for 60hz and beyond and sli support is dieing

    The monitors I'm really holding out for are the nvidia BFG displays. 50" 4k 100hz. But depends if the gpus are out that can drive them properly
     
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    27" 16:9 2440x1440 G-Sync IPS 144hz (165hz)

    Dont run at 165hz though its pointless and lower IQ.

    Should be some HDR400 variants coming soon though, is freesync 144hz monitors with same spec and entry level HDR, might be worth considering now Nvidia support FreeSync.

    Dont go 4K its just stupid.. the massive performance loss is not worth the small perceivable difference when actually playing the game. 100+fps on a 2560x1440/1600 is the go.

    Id also consider a FreeSync VA panel variant as well new VA panels rock, lovely contrast verse IPS.

    people will claim anything that isnt HDR1000 isnt real HDR, while true my HDR Benq 4K VA panel cant even hit 300nits but the high color gamut alone is worth it.. Biggest noticable difference in HDR is high color gamut followed by the epic contrast/peak brightness.



    Look at comparisons there between SDR and HDR @ 5:30 on a HDR panel that doesnt even meet minimum HDR400 certification, still sexy!

    HDR is more dependant on the content itself being done right, example of terrible HDR is RDR2.
     
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    Ultrawide is the way to go for gaming. If you do heaps of other stuff, sure, 4k 16:9 / 16:10.

    But UW with a slight curve, gaming goodness.
     
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    i had an ultra wide, definately not for me, felt so weird. like i was looking into a slit and vying to see wither up or under when not getting the full picture.
     
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    You have established how unique you are a few times :p

    Never felt that. Was just wow from the start. Can't imagine going back to normal FOV in games now...
     

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