Recommend me a monitor!

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by winhhh, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. winhhh

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    Hey all, after a monitor for mainly gaming, but I do some graphic design work too.
    Anyone have recommendations?
    Probably aiming around $400 but a little flexible if there's justification!
    Looking for at least 27"

    Thanks!
     
  2. lionman

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    What resolution?

    How much GPU power do you have?
     
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    1440p and I'm running a single 7970 :)
     
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    I had a quick look at MSY out of curiosity for your price point and couldn't find a single 1440 27in monitor for $400. Maybe I didn't look hard enough?

    How does the 7970 handle 1440? Might be pushing it.
     
  5. lionman

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    Definitely stretching the budget and card.

    Maybe consider the LG 29UM67-P?

    Its a 29 inch 21:9 2560 x 1080 IPS - $450

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/32191/lg-29um67-p-29in-ultrawide-freesync-ips-led-gaming-monitor

    Its obviously not a 1440p 27incher... but it is pretty decent value. You get the extra width and it will be a bit easier for the 7970 to drive.

    1440p you're looking at $500+ unless you want to import a cheap Korean one.

    Like this one.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-PERF...920910?hash=item567a8800ce:g:fhQAAOSwu4BV3sOV
     
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    I'm a little hesitant recommending it, but...

    The Kogan 27" WQHD IPS monitor can be had for $429, delivered. Very nice display for the price (I'm using one right now).

    I don't really want to go into the reasons for my hesitation though, but there are extended warranties available if you don't mind paying for such things.
     
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    You cant say that! Now I really wan to know the reasons!

    Seem like decent value. Probably similar to the Korean ones on ebay which use Samsung/LG panels.

    I have a Kogan TV which was cheap and cheerful, still going strong after 3 years touch wood.

    These should be outlawed. You don't have to pay extra for warranty. Its a consumer right under Australian law.
     
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    I've only had experience with two of these monitors. Unfortunately, both required replacing. Thankfully, the replacements seem fine.

    I agree entirely. It's part of the reason for my hesitation in recommending the monitor. I'm only still using one of these monitors due to me being familiar with my consumer rights, and my willingness to exercise them.

    In any case, I'm very pleased with how nice the display on the 27" Kogan IPS monitor is, especially given the price.
     
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    Haha I'm flexible! As long as it's justifiable! Just not in the thousand+ dollars flexible :p
     
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    If that's the case I would recommend an ips freesync monitor such as the Acer Xf270hu and then upgrade your gpu to the next gen coming out mid to late this year.
     
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    Well you say that but the standard consumer rights only stretch so far.

    I'm not familiar with every device but the Macs the max consumer rights gets you is 2 years. I'm assuming similar devices would have similar coverage. Also consumer rights does not cover turn around, if you want next business day response or software updates ect you have to get extra support.
     
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    Are these Kogan monitors just rebadged high end Catleap/Shimian LCDs?

    What was the problem with your LCD?

    Looking at their warranty T & C:

    1yr RTB warranty

    https://www.kogan.com/au/warranty-returns/

     

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