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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:17 PM

So I have an old and faithful 20 inch ViewSonic. It is a good monitor that served me well without any problems what so ever, for many years. Yet, it is time for an upgrade. 

 

 

I don't care about angles as I am only going to use it at direct or very low angle. I must have Free Sync. I will use it mostly for multimedia (pictures and videos), movies, web-browsing, and mid-range games. It's not to have HDCP, but I guess not necessary.

 

 

Here are my choices. What do you think?

 

LG 27UK650-W (2018) LG 27UD68-W (2017) Samsung UH750

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:25 AM

Are you willing to get one online?

 

I just got this monitor:

 

https://www.amazon.com/MG278Q-27-Inch-FreeSync-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B014X4U076

 

Its got good color reproduction for a TN panel, has a high refresh rate under displayport and is of good quality.

 

You may wish to skip 4K, 1440p is the sweet spot for gaming as 4k is very demanding and your GPU is not going to match with it.

 

I say going 1440p is more worth it anyhow right now and for some time to come too, 4K is just too demanding especially for those in the budget gaming crowd.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:58 PM

Hi. Thank you for your reply. I actually want 4K monitor for movies and games. I am also not going to play resource intense games atm. Maybe EvE and WoW. But I do want one of those three I selected. 


Edited by bigdog1100, 04 April 2018 - 03:01 PM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 03:10 PM

Believe me i almost went 4K myself but the only reason why i went 1440p is due to there not being 4k at 144hz.

Plus you know that will be expensive.

There is no harm in going 1440p, its still better than 1080p but without the high costs of 4K.

Even if 4K is climbing down a little I still say most 4K ready equipment is still too pricey.

There are people out there who debated 4K and 1440P, if resolution is important then fine 4K but if you want gaming 1440p is still very viable.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:52 AM

About 4k for games. What's your video card?



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:17 PM

 MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 





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