Your current monitor(s)?

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Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:58 pm

Hello, all!

I thought I'd start a thread where you can share your current monitor(s). I'm also looking at upgrading my current one at some point and would love to see what PDXLAN uses! My current one is an Asus VG245H 24" FHD (1920x1080) 1ms with FreeSync.

What do you have? :)

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Iceman2 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:32 pm

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For gaming and general use:
Acer Predator XB271HU 27" WQHD IPS NVIDIA G-Sync Black/Red Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 144Hz OC'able to 165Hz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6824106004

and for multi-document (and 4k/UHD) use:
LG 43UD79-B 43" Ultra HD 4K IPS Monitor 60Hz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6824025629

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:16 am

Iceman2 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:32 pm
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For gaming and general use:
Acer Predator XB271HU 27" WQHD IPS NVIDIA G-Sync Black/Red Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 144Hz OC'able to 165Hz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6824106004

and for multi-document (and 4k/UHD) use:
LG 43UD79-B 43" Ultra HD 4K IPS Monitor 60Hz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6824025629
Very cool monitors, you use a 43"?! That's huge! :D

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Iceman2 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:44 am

Yeah, no need for scaling to see the text on the 43" ... it's perfect. =)

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Soul1355 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:30 am

Iceman2 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:32 pm
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For gaming and general use:
Acer Predator XB271HU 27" WQHD IPS NVIDIA G-Sync Black/Red Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 144Hz OC'able to 165Hz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6824106004
+1 for the Acer. also have an older FHD(1080p) 24" acer, and a FHD 27" HP; had to check, but now I definitely want a giant monitor and to ditch the third, even that 43" would take less space on my desk. :rawr:
If you're looking to upgrade on a budget, I recommend getting something with a high refresh rate (I was looking for 120Hz+ personally, most are 144 these days) for gaming, and an IPS display is quite nice, but a good TN is also great, just check the reviews. G-Sync doesn't honestly do a whole lot if you can keep your frame rate high, but can be quite nice if you play games that run at low to moderate frame rates, like 30-60. I personally kinda wish I'd saved the money and skipped it (mine spends most of its time at max), but I got a pretty good deal for the monitor, and it's definitely worth a bit extra, just maybe not the ~$150 extra it often costs. The 2k is nice, but I notice it more for work than play, and getting a second monitor at 4k would make it kinda unnecessary. Lastly, I'd stick to 24"-27" for gaming, maybe even favoring 24, because it's good to have UI elements that get tucked in corners like minimap, health, ammo, etc. easily visible, which becomes an issue with large monitors.

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Socialoutcast » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:09 pm

I have the Asus PG27VQ. It's a 27 Curved 1440p display with GSync and 165Hz with a 1ms response time. I moved away from my old 34 1080p wide screen and holy cow was it worth it. I no longer run vsync and all my games get 120+ fps. I could do without all the RGB on it but you can turn it off so thats nice.

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:53 pm

Soul1355 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:30 am
Iceman2 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:32 pm
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For gaming and general use:
Acer Predator XB271HU 27" WQHD IPS NVIDIA G-Sync Black/Red Gaming Monitor, 2560 x 1440 144Hz OC'able to 165Hz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6824106004
+1 for the Acer. also have an older FHD(1080p) 24" acer, and a FHD 27" HP; had to check, but now I definitely want a giant monitor and to ditch the third, even that 43" would take less space on my desk. :rawr:
If you're looking to upgrade on a budget, I recommend getting something with a high refresh rate (I was looking for 120Hz+ personally, most are 144 these days) for gaming, and an IPS display is quite nice, but a good TN is also great, just check the reviews. G-Sync doesn't honestly do a whole lot if you can keep your frame rate high, but can be quite nice if you play games that run at low to moderate frame rates, like 30-60. I personally kinda wish I'd saved the money and skipped it (mine spends most of its time at max), but I got a pretty good deal for the monitor, and it's definitely worth a bit extra, just maybe not the ~$150 extra it often costs. The 2k is nice, but I notice it more for work than play, and getting a second monitor at 4k would make it kinda unnecessary. Lastly, I'd stick to 24"-27" for gaming, maybe even favoring 24, because it's good to have UI elements that get tucked in corners like minimap, health, ammo, etc. easily visible, which becomes an issue with large monitors.
Definitely on a budget so the Acer is too much for me :D I appreciate the in depth advice! Would you have a 24" that you would recommend?

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:56 pm

Socialoutcast wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:09 pm
I have the Asus PG27VQ. It's a 27 Curved 1440p display with GSync and 165Hz with a 1ms response time. I moved away from my old 34 1080p wide screen and holy poop was it worth it. I no longer run vsync and all my games get 120+ fps. I could do without all the RGB poop on it but you can turn it off so thats nice.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0772 ... UTF8&psc=1
That is a fine monitor :D

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by somethingcool » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz G-Sync. Been on sale for $400 quite a bit recently.

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:03 pm

somethingcool wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz G-Sync. Been on sale for $400 quite a bit recently.
Funny, a friend of mine recommended that one just now :D He wants me to upgrade the monitor BEFORE I upgrade to a current-gen system... Currently running an Asus Gryphon Z87 with Thermal Armor with a i5 4670k with a Titan XP (Yes, I know) :)

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Iceman2 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:46 am

Very nice! You can probably get a good monitor+vid card for that 😜

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Soul1355 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:54 am

Hibson wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:03 pm
somethingcool wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Dell S2716DG 1440p 144hz G-Sync. Been on sale for $400 quite a bit recently.
Funny, a friend of mine recommended that one just now :D He wants me to upgrade the monitor BEFORE I upgrade to a current-gen system... Currently running an Asus Gryphon Z87 with Thermal Armor with a i5 4670k with a Titan XP (Yes, I know) :)
yeah, this seems like a great choice (either the 27 or the 24 if it gets a similar discount) if it gets that deeply discounted. I haven't been watching any all that closely since I pulled the trigger on mine several months ago, but there was usually a dell on my list, they're generally a really solid value (if not always the most exciting).
And I was still running an AMD 965 like a year ago, the CPU is really not all that important, at least for any games I care about (though that didn't stop me upgrading to a 6950X when Matt sold his at a price I couldn't resist XD ). I would tend to agree getting a nice monitor first would be the way to go unless your system's really struggling to do the things you want it to.

oh, and the other thing about a 24" I forgot to mention, it's easier to lug to LAN's too! :rawr: but I don't regret getting a 27, so it's really about considering what you want to do with it.

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:04 pm

Iceman2 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:46 am
Very nice! You can probably get a good monitor+vid card for that 😜
Umm, I wouldn't have a clue where to start on that...and a friend gave it to me(motherboard/CPU/RAM) so it seems rude to turn around and sell it?
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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Soul1355 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:54 am
Hibson wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:03 pm


Funny, a friend of mine recommended that one just now :D He wants me to upgrade the monitor BEFORE I upgrade to a current-gen system... Currently running an Asus Gryphon Z87 with Thermal Armor with a i5 4670k with a Titan XP (Yes, I know) :)
yeah, this seems like a great choice (either the 27 or the 24 if it gets a similar discount) if it gets that deeply discounted. I haven't been watching any all that closely since I pulled the trigger on mine several months ago, but there was usually a dell on my list, they're generally a really solid value (if not always the most exciting).
And I was still running an AMD 965 like a year ago, the CPU is really not all that important, at least for any games I care about (though that didn't stop me upgrading to a 6950X when Matt sold his at a price I couldn't resist XD ). I would tend to agree getting a nice monitor first would be the way to go unless your system's really struggling to do the things you want it to.

oh, and the other thing about a 24" I forgot to mention, it's easier to lug to LAN's too! :rawr: but I don't regret getting a 27, so it's really about considering what you want to do with it.
I've been getting conflicting advice from friends...some say hardware upgrade before a monitor. Here's another complication: I won an Aorus Gaming 7 OP motherboard and know of a way to get an affordable i7 chip....so a monitor might cost more than buying a CPU and RAM for the board...

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Soul1355 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:54 pm

Hibson wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm
I've been getting conflicting advice from friends...some say hardware upgrade before a monitor. Here's another complication: I won an Aorus Gaming 7 OP motherboard and know of a way to get an affordable i7 chip....so a monitor might cost more than buying a CPU and RAM for the board...
wow, that's a nice problem to have! that looks like a really nice mobo, I can see why you'd want to just put that system together ASAP! the fact that it comes with an optane drive, while I've never used one, I expect means you'll see a pretty perceptible performance bump just using the system in general, which was not necessarily the case if you were just upgrading the CPU, which would mostly just be noticed doing things where your old system bottlenecks at the CPU. So I guess I also agree with your friends who say to build the new system too, so you'll have to decide for yourself. XD

Just for you to consider, the reason I originally suggested the monitor first is that it is the face of your computer, the computer can only show you a picture as pretty (and fast) as the monitor can handle, and your current system can probably do better than your monitor can handle already, at least for games that aren't like BF1 (the first game I had any trouble playing on my old CPU). I hadn't expected the new system to include the optane though, so there might be a bigger difference in the experience between the machines than I thought.
Yeah, I really don't see a clear winner there, maybe if anybody on here can speak to how much difference having an optane drive makes?

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:07 pm

Soul1355 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Hibson wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:05 pm
I've been getting conflicting advice from friends...some say hardware upgrade before a monitor. Here's another complication: I won an Aorus Gaming 7 OP motherboard and know of a way to get an affordable i7 chip....so a monitor might cost more than buying a CPU and RAM for the board...
wow, that's a nice problem to have! that looks like a really nice mobo, I can see why you'd want to just put that system together ASAP! the fact that it comes with an optane drive, while I've never used one, I expect means you'll see a pretty perceptible performance bump just using the system in general, which was not necessarily the case if you were just upgrading the CPU, which would mostly just be noticed doing things where your old system bottlenecks at the CPU. So I guess I also agree with your friends who say to build the new system too, so you'll have to decide for yourself. XD

Just for you to consider, the reason I originally suggested the monitor first is that it is the face of your computer, the computer can only show you a picture as pretty (and fast) as the monitor can handle, and your current system can probably do better than your monitor can handle already, at least for games that aren't like BF1 (the first game I had any trouble playing on my old CPU). I hadn't expected the new system to include the optane though, so there might be a bigger difference in the experience between the machines than I thought.
Yeah, I really don't see a clear winner there, maybe if anybody on here can speak to how much difference having an optane drive makes?
It's a gorgeous motherboard, I was stunned when I won it RIGHT after lan :) Right now, I know my Titan Xp Galactic Empire is being bottlenecked by the motherboard and CPU (Asus Gryphon Z87 with i5 4670k OC) but it's more stable FPS than on my previous build (Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 with an AMD FX 8120) I've bookmarked several 2k monitors that have been suggested but I'm leery of dropping SO much (yes, I know $400 isn't a lot to many) on a monitor.... My current one was $125 on sale around the winter holidays! :D

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Soul1355 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:47 pm

Hibson wrote:
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otherboard, I was stunned when I won it RIGHT after lan :) Right now, I know my Titan Xp Galactic Empire is being bottlenecked by the motherboard and CPU (Asus Gryphon Z87 with i5 4670k OC) but it's more stable FPS than on my previous build (Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 with an AMD FX 8120) I've bookmarked several 2k monitors that have been suggested but I'm leery of dropping SO much (yes, I know $400 isn't a lot to many) on a monitor.... My current one was $125 on sale around the winter holidays! :D
yeah, I feel you there, I spent most of my time eyeing this https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-I ... B01BV1XBEI, but I really needed it to have a displayport connection because I was using a laptop at the time and it passed the video through the onboard, so the HDMI couldn't handle the refresh rate (or at least so the specs said, I think it actually might have worked fine now). Also, if you went for that or one like it, you could get a second monitor that's a 4k IPS for like just another ~$200 (for like 27" anyway) and have one that's better for gaming and one that's better for, well basically everything else. But that can require a lot of space...

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:49 pm

Soul1355 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Hibson wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:07 pm
otherboard, I was stunned when I won it RIGHT after lan :) Right now, I know my Titan Xp Galactic Empire is being bottlenecked by the motherboard and CPU (Asus Gryphon Z87 with i5 4670k OC) but it's more stable FPS than on my previous build (Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 with an AMD FX 8120) I've bookmarked several 2k monitors that have been suggested but I'm leery of dropping SO much (yes, I know $400 isn't a lot to many) on a monitor.... My current one was $125 on sale around the winter holidays! :D
yeah, I feel you there, I spent most of my time eyeing this https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-24-I ... B01BV1XBEI, but I really needed it to have a displayport connection because I was using a laptop at the time and it passed the video through the onboard, so the HDMI couldn't handle the refresh rate (or at least so the specs said, I think it actually might have worked fine now). Also, if you went for that or one like it, you could get a second monitor that's a 4k IPS for like just another ~$200 (for like 27" anyway) and have one that's better for gaming and one that's better for, well basically everything else. But that can require a lot of space...
Oh, that's a nice one! My current 24" is an FHD at 75Hz... As it is, I don't think I can fit another monitor on my desk, it's a smaller one :D Unless I did one vertical?

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Soul1355 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:08 pm

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Oh, that's a nice one! My current 24" is an FHD at 75Hz... As it is, I don't think I can fit another monitor on my desk, it's a smaller one :D Unless I did one vertical?
I haven't gotten into vertical monitors personally, seems like a fine idea, but only my main one has a stand that'll do it, and I never feel motivated to try rotating it.
I'd just keep looking for a good deal on the monitor you want then and build that sweet new system to make that titan comfy. I'd kinda figured it was a 60Hz, and while I'd still really recommend going for 120+ (really 144+ at this point), it's less dramatic of a step from 75Hz, and I get the feeling you really want to put that system together anyway, not that I blame you.

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Re: Your current monitor(s)?

Post by Hibson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:21 pm

Soul1355 wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Hibson wrote:
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Oh, that's a nice one! My current 24" is an FHD at 75Hz... As it is, I don't think I can fit another monitor on my desk, it's a smaller one :D Unless I did one vertical?
I haven't gotten into vertical monitors personally, seems like a fine idea, but only my main one has a stand that'll do it, and I never feel motivated to try rotating it.
I'd just keep looking for a good deal on the monitor you want then and build that sweet new system to make that titan comfy. I'd kinda figured it was a 60Hz, and while I'd still really recommend going for 120+ (really 144+ at this point), it's less dramatic of a step from 75Hz, and I get the feeling you really want to put that system together anyway, not that I blame you.
I mean...I'm researching affordable (Less than $175) 2x8GB RAM kits to suggest to the family for a birthday present, they aren't gamers so anything gaming is EXPENSIVE to them :D I just don't know what I'd do with another monitor, it wouldn't fit on my desk and no way am I asking for a $400 monitor for my bday lol!

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