Found 27th Nov 2016
I have been looking for a new monitor to add to my pc setup. Looking to spend around £200 and would prefer 27". As I will be using it for gaming I understand that 144hz would be a better choice than 60hz and as it's 27" 1440p would be a better choice but I want to be sure my pc will be able to take full advantage of all this.
My specs are..
components:
Intel I7 4790 Quad Core Processor
Strix GeForce gtx 970 Graphics Card
WD 1TB 3.5 inch internal Hard Drive Black
HyperX FURY Series 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 RAM Black
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
Asus Z97-A/USB 3.1 Motherboard
HyperX FURY 120GB SATA 3 2.5inch SSD
Corsair RMi Series ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 Plus Gold 850W Power Supply Unit
TP-Link N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
BitFenix Basic Black ATX Case

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mw92477

as it's 27" 1440p would be a better choice



Not necessarily, it depends on your viewing distance. I'd personally find 1920x1080 a much better fit for my workspace at that size.

[email protected] is a £350 monitor, if you mean [email protected] that's even more. Is your stated £200 budget incorrect or had you not looked at pricing yet?

You went for a 970 instead of a 390 so you're not going to support the variable refresh rate screens under £200 so you can keep that as a tie breaker instead of a big feature.

Have you considered a 2560x1080 screen? Not all games support a super widescreen monitor but it's nice for those that do.

You could get a 144hz 24" monitor for around £200, 27" 1440p 60 Hz possibly around £200-230. I believe 27" 144hz 1440p monitors are at least £300. I personally (and did recently) go for a 24" 144hz monitor over a 27" 60hz for around the £200 mark.

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mw92477

as it's 27" 1440p would be a better choice

xmadddx

You could get a 144hz 24" monitor for around £200, 27" 1440p 60 Hz … You could get a 144hz 24" monitor for around £200, 27" 1440p 60 Hz possibly around £200-230. I believe 27" 144hz 1440p monitors are at least £300. I personally (and did recently) go for a 24" 144hz monitor over a 27" 60hz for around the £200 mark.


In terms of viewing distance it will just be for my desk.
This is the trouble I am facing either stump up some extra money or settle for something else. Which would you recommend more 144hz 24" or 60hz 27" provided they both are 1440p
I have considered a 2560x1080 but have heard that the quality of this is normally not that great for gaming.


I assume you have chance to use the screen now? Would you say choosing refresh rate over 60hz 27" size was worth it?

mw92477

In terms of viewing distance it will just be for my desk. This is the … In terms of viewing distance it will just be for my desk. This is the trouble I am facing either stump up some extra money or settle for something else. Which would you recommend more 144hz 24" or 60hz 27" provided they both are 1440p I have considered a 2560x1080 but have heard that the quality of this is normally not that great for gaming. I assume you have chance to use the screen now? Would you say choosing refresh rate over 60hz 27" size was worth it?



If you are gaming (Mostly FPS or games that generally that have fast motion) alot, then yeah, I would choose the higher refresh rate over the monitor size. But I guess it really depends on what types of games you play, as some things you play may not benefit from a higher refresh rate over say.. A good IPS panel with much better colours.
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