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Hiya, I'm in a bit of a quandary about monitors. I've been using a hanns g 28 inch random monitor for years now, and am just about to finish building a pc (i7, msi gtx 1060 6gb) now I'd like something…
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hiya, I'm in a bit of a quandary about monitors. I've been using a hanns g 28 inch random monitor for years now, and am just about to finish building a pc (i7, msi gtx 1060 6gb) now I'd like something to make it look pretty. I'm torn whether I should be getting a gsync or whether that's a waste of money and should just get a 144mhz one and be done with it. Budget up to 500 quid or thereabouts but would like it to be a little future proof I guess.

Not sure if I'd want to go back to 24 having used a 27 for years, maybe go bigger if budget allows. That being said, given the above I guess my options list will be short :) was tempted by the Asus 27 inch QHD IPS panel (freesync/144mhz) for £470 odd. Any thoughts?

Thank you.
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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#2
Main games currently: FF14, Overwatch, HOTS, Rocket League
#3
Its a nice monitor but wouldn't you be better getting something that had variable sync that would work with your graphics card. Nvidia cards still refuse to use freesync right?
#4
freesync is only a benefit on AMD cards I believe.
#5
Thanks for the reply - the reasoning behind it was that it was one of the very few 144mhz Ips panels at 1440p available. The equivalent gsync has the nvidia 200 quid charge on top :(
#6
It's a bit of a leap but bear with me: To get the best out of the monitor a Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 4GB (With a free copy of civ 6) is only £187.99 at CCL. If you bought the monitor and graphics card you would get the benefits of freesync and similar-ish overall performance. I'm sure you wouldn't loose much on selling on your 1060.

Just an idea. I know the Nvidia bunch will hate the idea but it's maybe worth consideration. The guys at PCPerspective do really interesting reviews.
#7
If you haven't bought the card yet then it's well worth going for an RX 480 instead as you can get the best of both worlds.

tommy6000009
freesync is only a benefit on AMD cards I believe.

Intel have said they'll support it, but there was no sign of it on the Kaby Lake launch yesterday so that may not be until Coffee Lake or Cannonlake at the end of the year.


What resolution is your current monitor?
#8
Current monitor is full HD, hannsg hz281. Fortunately/unfortunately I already have the card as bought from a friend for 150 quid. Is the msi gaming x card so was pretty good value :)
#9
Thanks again folks for the replies
#10
Hotmeal
Current monitor is full HD, hannsg hz281. Fortunately/unfortunately I already have the card as bought from a friend for 150 quid. Is the msi gaming x card so was pretty good value :)

If you prefer 27" 1920x1080 over 24" (1920x1080 or 1920x1200) then the 2560x1440@27" monitors are in the opposite direction dpi-wise. The 34" and 35" 2560x1080 screens might be a better fit as they're you're current monitor but wider with no increase in height or decrease in text size.

AOC's AG352QCX is slightly over budget at £600 but the refresh rate range of 30-200hz is rather impressive:
http://www.morecomputers.com/product.aspx?pn=AG352QCX

Edited By: EndlessWaves on Jan 04, 2017 19:17
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EndlessWaves
Hotmeal
Current monitor is full HD, hannsg hz281. Fortunately/unfortunately I already have the card as bought from a friend for 150 quid. Is the msi gaming x card so was pretty good value :)

If you prefer 27" 1920x1080 over 24" (1920x1080 or 1920x1200) then the 2560x1440@27" monitors are in the opposite direction dpi-wise. The 34" and 35" 2560x1080 screens might be a better fit as they're you're current monitor but wider with no increase in height or decrease in text size.

AOC's AG352QCX is slightly over budget at £600 but the refresh rate range of 30-200hz is rather impressive:
http://www.morecomputers.com/product.aspx?pn=AG352QCX


​Interesting, hadn't seen this one thus far. Surely 200hz would give a graphics card a hammering? :)

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