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Hello :) I am looking for a decent gaming monitor, would like the resolution to be a minimum of 2560 x 1440 for around 250 pounds, Have just bought a gtx 1070 so would like to make the most of it, Man… Read More
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2w, 6d agoPosted 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hello :) I am looking for a decent gaming monitor, would like the resolution to be a minimum of 2560 x 1440 for around 250 pounds, Have just bought a gtx 1070 so would like to make the most of it, Many Thanks.
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2w, 6d agoPosted 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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#1
Hi mate
Was in same boat and you see ppl arguing about 144hz and 4K gaming etc etc
However if you want a solid fps and maxed out graphics settings then I would go for a mint IPS 60hz panel such as the Dell U2515H
I have a gaming rig with a gtx 1060 with this monitor and it looks incredible and everything runs maxed out 2560x1440 - beautiful monitor and provides a great gaming experience as well as day to day.
Hope this helps
#2
Also use D-port rather than hdmi as hdmi is locked at 60fps where dport isn't
#3
Well, gaming on anything under 144hz is horrible, and I doubt you'll get 144hz 1440p for that price.
#4
these comments
#5
Question might be better asked on the LTT forum if you want to get helpful responses. If I were you I would see what deals were on at Amazon and Overclockers, find some reviews and make sure the specs are okay. An IPS screen from a decent brand should always look great.

Also look for the right size for you. I wouldn't go under 24" and personally love 28" but it's down to personal taste

Edited By: zipt on May 06, 2017 22:57: extra
#6
I've got the BenQ GW2765, I game at 1440p with my GTX 1080, monitor is lovely, great colours and good selection of inputs, I swapped from a 144hz 1080p monitor and i would rather have the resolution than the extra FPS
#7
34" ultra wide 21:9 is the way to go. You won't want to go back to standard 16:9 once you've tried it. They're not cheap but the 100hz gsync ones are amazing.
#8
To the people who down voted me have you ever wondered why you're bad at games ? Just wondering.
#9
at your budget I'd recommend a 1080p 144hz. the higher resolutions are nice but once i get going i don't notice the resolution but I do notice the fps. at 1440p you won't get above 60hz, or g sync, in your budget which are both worth saving for imo
#10
I have a Asus 27" 1440p 165hz Gsync IPS monitor and agree with longback2. If i was you I and i had £250 to spend on a monitor, I'd go with a decent 1080p IPS 144hz monitor.. I would have said go with 120hz but most high refresh rate monitors tend to all be 144hz+ nowadays.



Edited By: Diancecht on May 07, 2017 10:24: typo
#11
Check amazon warehouse. I saw a decent 1440p monitor on there the other day..

Just spotted this for £147 with discount, not what you want OP but probably a good deal for someone..

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B01684HUJU/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
#12
For your budget you would definitely be better off looking around the 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms

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#13
ritchiedrama
To the people who down voted me have you ever wondered why you're bad at games ? Just wondering.

Haha X) I know what you mean, but for most % off gamers it won't make that much of a difference to their skill level.

I have a 27" 1440 144Hz next to my 32" Samsung TV 60Hz 6ms, obviously you can tell the difference by a long shot, I can't play CS:GO on my 32" but can happily play League of legends on the 32" as it doesn't effect my legendary big plays.

No sure why you were downvoted for that though :|

Edited By: MrCollective on May 07, 2017 11:19: .
#14
MrCollective
ritchiedrama
To the people who down voted me have you ever wondered why you're bad at games ? Just wondering.
Haha X) I know what you mean, but for most % off gamers it won't make that much of a difference to their skill level.
I have a 27" 1440 144Hz next to my 32" Samsung TV 60Hz 6ms, obviously you can tell the difference by a long shot, I can't play CS:GO on my 32" but can happily play League of legends on the 32" as it doesn't effect my legendary big plays.


I just love how many people have convinced themselves that what I've written isn't true though, brilliant <o/
#15
ritchiedrama
MrCollective
ritchiedrama
To the people who down voted me have you ever wondered why you're bad at games ? Just wondering.
Haha X) I know what you mean, but for most % off gamers it won't make that much of a difference to their skill level.
I have a 27" 1440 144Hz next to my 32" Samsung TV 60Hz 6ms, obviously you can tell the difference by a long shot, I can't play CS:GO on my 32" but can happily play League of legends on the 32" as it doesn't effect my legendary big plays.
I just love how many people have convinced themselves that what I've written isn't true though, brilliant <o/

At least if they don't believe, we will never see the "Dude you only beat me because you have 144HZ and I'm running 60!" X)
#16
itbristol
Hi mate
Was in same boat and you see ppl arguing about 144hz and 4K gaming etc etc
However if you want a solid fps and maxed out graphics settings then I would go for a mint IPS 60hz panel such as the Dell U2515H
I have a gaming rig with a gtx 1060 with this monitor and it looks incredible and everything runs maxed out 2560x1440 - beautiful monitor and provides a great gaming experience as well as day to day.
Hope this helps
Your 1060 runs everything maxed out at 2560x1440? I strongly doubt that. 970 was a very strong 1080p card but couldn't play everything maxed at that resolution and 1060 is only a tiny bit better than 970.
#17
MIDURIX
itbristol
Hi mate
Was in same boat and you see ppl arguing about 144hz and 4K gaming etc etc
However if you want a solid fps and maxed out graphics settings then I would go for a mint IPS 60hz panel such as the Dell U2515H
I have a gaming rig with a gtx 1060 with this monitor and it looks incredible and everything runs maxed out 2560x1440 - beautiful monitor and provides a great gaming experience as well as day to day.
Hope this helps
Your 1060 runs everything maxed out at 2560x1440? I strongly doubt that. 970 was a very strong 1080p card but couldn't play everything maxed at that resolution and 1060 is only a tiny bit better than 970.


Why would i lie? I have nothing to prove and yes it does run everything maxed out that I chuck at it. 1060 is a very good card I have the asus that even provides overclocking by default
#18
144hz is a must especially if you have invested in a 1070. Don't listen to the people saying you don't need 144hz. The difference is night and day. If you have a 1070 you can take full advantage of that refresh rate.

Most people spend a lot on their PC but cheap ouy on the monitors.

You will be using this monitor for about 5yrs so invested in something high quality with a good warranty.

This is what you should buy, 3 yr warranty too. Cheapest by far too.

https://www.nrgit.biz/products/dell-s2716dg-144hz-27-inch-cheap-gaming-monitor

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