Yet another monitor choice thread

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

  1. dzajroo

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    I would grab 2nd hand PG278Q or PG279Q - first one is: 1440p, 144hz, TN panel, second is 1440p, 165hz, IPS - the IPS variant goes for around $500 here on the forum
     
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    I do but not enough to pay so much for it
    trouble is waiting for one to come up...

    What do ppl think of this?
    https://www.samsung.com/au/monitors/c32hg70/LC32HG70QQEXXY/
    on sale atm for $700
     
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    I've been kinda tempted by that monitor myself. Tossing up between that and the LG 32GK850G-B, which is fairly similar, but without the curve/hdr and with gsync to hopefully smooth out those occasional stutters when the fps falls below 144.

    Both are VA panels, so you'll prob need to drop it to 120Hz to keep in line with their response times. But they do look promising as a "in the dark, night time gamer" monitor with those contrast ratios and without the IPS glow.

    As with any monitor though, it's really hard to judge without seeing one for yourself.

    The Samsung was mighty tempting, but I really really want to try gsync out and see if it's as smooth as they say. I hate decisions, but g-sync will probably win. RIP my wallet.
     
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    Ebay 20% sales had the PG279Q for $770 delivered with Computer Alliance last round, 2 weeks ago? They do these 20% sales pretty often so it could be worth waiting for that. It's the most best IPS Gsync 1440p 165hz with the Acer Predator close behind.
     
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    yeah $818 atm...
    XB271HU is $800
    but they're both 27" whereas the Samsung is 32"....

    but i've got 1 more dongle to try before i commit to buying a new screen... but it's 2 hours drive away, so i'm waiting till i go near it again...
     
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    32" Dpi is too big at 1440p imo.
    I have the Acer and it's awesome. 1440p @144hz with Gsync and IPS is lovely
     
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    I also would not go higher then 27 inches with 1440p for the ppi. One day we will get our 32 inch 4k 144hz gsync for a price we wont snare at but until then 1440p 27s are the go imo.
     
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    Except G-sync also removes stutter which is way more annoying then tearing. Nvidia don't push that hard enough in their advertising though.

    Blurbusters:

    OP, get this screen and be done with it. Same panel is the Acer/Asus and less QA issues.

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/36713/aoc-agon-ag271qg-qhd-165hz-g-sync-27in-ips-gaming-monitor
     
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    Dont know what postage is like for OP but he could get the Asus ROG PG279Q for $5 less then that AOC if he used the ocau code on scorptec. Only $25 freight vs $70 at PCCG as well.
     
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    That's a good deal for the ASUS, better screen in theory with the better OSD etc but AOC been known to have less bleed etc.

    I have PG279Q though and its awesome, just wish it was VA.
     
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    Ok, well i got this from MSY
    https://www.msy.com.au/pc-accessori...v12-to-dvi-m-f-converter-with-4k-support.html
    And i now can choose 120Hz or 144Hz.. YAY
    BUT the monitor always comes up with this message that i have to close every time... i suppose i'll just have to put up with it for now.....
    http://puu.sh/CjqSv/037dd19e61.jpg

    If i get sick of it then i'll probably buy this when it's under $700
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products...71hu-qhd-144hz-g-sync-27in-ips-gaming-monitor
    currently i can get it for about $800 on ebay.. at least i could yesterday haha
     
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    The asus page for your monitor says that it can use lightboost. Have you tried that? I use it on my benq and it is good. Noticeable difference between 120hz lightboost and 144hz.

    Like your monitor mine is TN rather than PVA or IPS. That's the only reason I'd let go of mine.
     
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    Nope
     
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    I got the monitor you linked after much umming and ahhing.

    It's actually pretty dope. I have a 1080 and it drives it fine for all the games I play (Quake Champions, PUBG, Insurgency) and once I got the g-sync figured out I couldn't go back .

    Also has good options to be quite low contrast and boost blacks for games which is way better than I thought it would be.
     
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    So glad i didn't buy yet with this announcement from NV regarding freesync support..
    changes things a lot... will have to wait for reviews/testing now
     
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    buy a gsync you can have e-pean
     
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    that's barely less than a predator with gsync...
    what's so good about it?
     
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    It's $200 cheaper and only differences:

    gsync vs freesync
    165hz vs 144hz (I run 144 as higher IQ)
    1-165hz vs 40-144z adaptive range)

    Def worth the saving if you ask me.

    Oh and ASUS has way better OSD.
     
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