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New monitor in the pipeline, some opinions wanted


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#1 MadmanRB

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:05 PM

Okay so here soon I am going to get money for a brand new monitor.
I will have a $500 budget and am looking into getting a good one.
While I very much like the one I have (A LG 24GM77-B 144Hz TN panel monitor) its time for a (slight) upgrade.
The main motivation is my father needs a new monitor and since I have been giving him my old hardware anyhow the monitor is next.
So since my father doesnt really have the funds for a new monitor its going to a good cause.
Plus it gives me a excuse to give myself a new piece of equipment i know I can afford.
 
I have picked out several models but am looking for second opinions.
All of these are on Amazon as I get free shipping via prime and newegg has started to add in tax into purchases made in my state (Pennsylvania) so to heck with that.
I know there are other sellers like B&H photo but most pricing is around the same no matter where i go, even my closest Micro center (a good 30 miles away) doesnt have anything I am interested in.
So here are my options:
 
This Dell gaming monitor:
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2417DG-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B01IOO4SGK
 
This AOC:
https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG241QG-2560x1440-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01N7QDNJ8
 
This Acer:
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS
 
This Viotec
https://www.amazon.com/VIOTEK-GN27D-Curved-Computer-Monitor/dp/B078P57ZWL
 
And another acer (this time a acer predator):
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XB241YU-bmiprz-23-8-inch-2560x1440/dp/B01LJUNMYK
 
Basically I am going to aim for 1440P at a 144Hz refresh rate.
Bonuses like freesync and gsync is a darn steal at this price range
The TN panels dont bother me, IPS panels for most of these specs are way out of my range
4K is a long way off, I rather sacrifice resolution for refresh rate as my current monitor runs at 144Hz.
As long as it will fit nice with my GTX1060 with 6GB of vram it should be fine, it may tax my system a bit but I wont mind as the monitor will be a bit more future ready.
Its going to take a long time to see 4k at 144Hz without expensive hardware, another 5 or years and if i go with this monitor it will be good for that time :D
Even if I get a better GPU down the road this looks like a good path to take.

Edited by MadmanRB, 09 March 2018 - 11:37 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:05 PM

My main considerations when looking for monitors for clients is the interfaces used.  I prefer to use direct connections, VGA, DVI, HDMI without adapters or converters.  Match the inputs to the outputs on your video card or MOBO connections.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

No need to worry about that, I got a VGA cable, several HDMI cables, a DVI cable and a few adapters.

The only one i dont have is a displayport cable, but those are easy to find if I wanted to change to displayport but dont feel the need when modern HDMI 2.0 ports can support higher refresh rates.

Granted my card is a bit of a disadvantage when concerning 2K, the GTX 1060 is more than capable at 1080p but at 2k I know i will have to turn settings down in some of my games.

But not a big deal, IO plan on having this monitor for a long time until GPU's can offer 4k at 144Hz on the cheap and we are still a long way off from that.

Maybe in 5 years, maybe in 10.

But certainly not now, but whatever i get I intend to keep for as long as possible, until either a: it becomes seriously obsolete or b: the hardware fails.

At the state of technology i actually think the latter will be true, after all the limits of silicon are at play here and i think as long as we keep to silicone it will never get better until we get something totally new.

But quantum computing is very expensive and will need a lot of power, and carbon still needs to be refined as a silicone replacement.

There isnt a DNA computer yet and everything else on the table could take years to become commercialy viable.

I think we are going to be stuck on silicone for a long time


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