Yet another monitor choice thread

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Sledge, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    So i currently have this which works perfectly, except that the new RTX2080 doesn't have DVI :(
    So rather than spend more $ on an adapter, i'm thinking of putting that $ into a new screen with DP support.
    Basically I want a very similar screen to what i have now. (Do i need to/should I go for 1440p?)
    120Hz or faster definitely...
    G-sync? Maybe...if there's one cheap enough..
    I'd like something quality, that will last a long time (like my current one)
    Probably looking to spend no more than $500

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. @sia@home

    @sia@home Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,459
    New 75hz 1440p screen. Or a second hand 144hz 1440p screen with gsync but still might stretch the budget
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Not sure i really want to drop down to 75Hz.. might as well just stick with 60Hz
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
  5. AstinGC90

    AstinGC90 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    585
    Location:
    FNQ
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
  6. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Those ones don't allow higher than 60Hz

    Not sure i want to drop down from 27" either :(
    arrrgh..
     
  7. AstinGC90

    AstinGC90 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    585
    Location:
    FNQ
    Hmmm I neglected to consider 144hz required dual link dvi. You talking $150-$200 for those so yeah your onto it.

    I absolutely love my 1440p Asus PG279Q but that's still $912 down from $1199 atm. Otherwise the Acer Predator is $776 for a TN panel and $854 for IPS.

    That Asus 144hz 1080p G-Sync *edit: its free sync sorry* I mentioned is 27" for $530 however.

    Also a bunch of 27"+ 1080p 144hz non G-Sync under $500.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
  8. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
  9. AstinGC90

    AstinGC90 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    585
    Location:
    FNQ
    Being active you would presume so however with anything that much cheaper then a basic name brand option I wouldn't expect a lot. At that price it's worth trying however.

    Edit: Does the monitor have HDMI 2.0? Cause that can do 1080p 144hz can't it?

    Edit: your monitor has HDMI 1.4 and your rtx2080 has hdmi 2.0b which can do 240hz 1080p.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
  10. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    which is the problem
    as well as RTX2080 not having DVI
     
    Mr B likes this.
  11. AstinGC90

    AstinGC90 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    585
    Location:
    FNQ
    But the RTX2080 has hdmi so you can keep your monitor?

    Edit: I don't know if I am misreading the original post, but you said you want an adapter or screen because the 2080 doesn't have dvi. However both the monitor you have and a 2080 do have hdmi so there would be no need for a new monitor or adapter. Just a hdmi cable. Sorry if I have misread something.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
  12. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    HDMI 1.4 which will only do 60Hz
     
  13. AstinGC90

    AstinGC90 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    585
    Location:
    FNQ
    Ughh I'm sorry mate haha. Don't forum and drink XD
     
  14. 2_stroke

    2_stroke Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,252
    Location:
    cranbourne 3977
    In the same boat thinking of just oc'n a new panel to keep it on the cheap, wanna put my new card to use so if i can get a 75mhz 1440p good oc'r and even run at 85mhz ill be happy.
     
  15. Ap0c

    Ap0c Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    1,084
    Location:
    Melbourne, 3136
    I had the same dilemma a year ago when I was looking at upgrading monitors. My requirements were 27” 1440p, 144hz minimum and g-sync if I could stretch the budget.

    I was looking at the Acer pred and at the time they were $1000 which I thought fark didn’t wanna spend that much but then I thought about it.....

    I spend a few hours a day looking at this screen and gaming for 80% of that time. I have a 1080ti so I can really benefit from 1440p and 144hz. Why skimp on a what i really want to save a few hundred $.

    Think of it as an investment. You’re going to get thousands of hours of use out of it. Get what you REALLY want and don’t worry about the extra couple hundred $

    I’m so glad I stretched my budget and got what I really wanted at the time. This monitor will last me 10 years
     
    ^catalyst and Sledge like this.
  16. Ap0c

    Ap0c Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    1,084
    Location:
    Melbourne, 3136
    To add to my post:

    You need to ask yourself if you want to stay 1080p or step up to 1440p, that decision will help you then decide how much you need to spend. Because like the guys above have said. 27” 1080 with all the bells and whistles is around $500. 1440 with high refresh rate and gsync is $850’ish (big difference)

    Because you have a powerful graphics card I’d be leaning towards the 1440p. Why game at 1080p on an $1200 card when you can do that on a $300-$400 graphics card....that’s my thoughts anyway.

    Then you need to decide on g-sync or not. Personally I think it’s a bit of a con. I’ve done plenty of gaming on 120-144hz non g-sync monitors and never had bad tearing but I still opted for the g-sync cos I’m a sucker and wanted to be 100% safe lol.

    Look at this if you don’t care about g-sync https://www.pccasegear.com/products/41706/acer-kg271ua-qhd-144hz-freesync-27in-gaming-monitor

    Hope I could help your decision making
     
    Sledge likes this.
  17. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    It is hard to justify the pricing of g-sync...
    i don't really mind 1080p.. main reason for a good GPU is for VR, but if there's good reasons to get 1440p then i am open to it.
     
  18. Ap0c

    Ap0c Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    1,084
    Location:
    Melbourne, 3136
    You’re an iracer yeah? If that’s your prime focus and you’ll be running VR in that then a 1080p high refresh rate monitor will be fine for your average fps/rpg game. I’m an iracer too and recently got triples to tide me over until the next gen VR hits and I picked up 3 x 144hz 27” freesync monitors and have zero screen tearing in that on my 1080ti.

    The reason I got the Acer Pred I mentioned above is I play/played a lot of CS:GO and Battlefield and wanted a top notch monitor for that.

    Reason for 1440p is purely visual clarity and a bit more desktop space if that’s your thing.

    Maybe list your main uses on your PC including games played?
     
  19. OP
    OP
    Sledge

    Sledge Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    7,708
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Nah never got into iRacing, but i do play other racing games.. but not on this screen.. usually either in VR or on the TV
    Games i do play atm, are just Worm WMD and Civ V. But i am always trying to get to more of my list of shame...
    Was trying to play Overload, but without a local server it just wasn't fun.

    If i'm getting a Pred then i'd have to drop down to 24"...
    not sure if i'd be happy with that or not...
    I was going to go dual screen, just so i can have discord and other stuff runing on the second screen while playing games..
     
  20. Ap0c

    Ap0c Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    1,084
    Location:
    Melbourne, 3136
    Just get a high refresh rate 1080p 27” gsync then. I don’t think you’ll benefit much from a 1440p monitor tbh
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: