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Your monitor type will depend on what type of games you want to play and how you want to play them (emphasis on frames per second or max detail/resolution - 1440p or 4k)
You have a fairly powerful setup so you could try and go for the 1440p resolution monitor (recommend 27") but it may come with a sacrifice of FPS. You'll also need to consider what refresh rate you'll want your monitor to be. Personally, I'd shoot for something at 144hz. If you want to maintain a higher framerate because you want that buttery smoothness, then I'd suggest a 1080p monitor @ 144hz.
You could do 24" as well unless you just want a bigger screen. It's important to keep in mind that there's no right or wrong answer here, it's a matter of preference. I'm running a similar setup to you but with a 1080ti and I chose a 27" 1440p @ 144hz monitor, specifically this one.
Remember that your monitor will likely outlast your current build, so it never hurts to spend a little extra here knowing that you will have something even stronger a few years down the road and the monitor will be able to accommodate that. Good luck!
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The Dell S2716DG 27.0" monitor is amazing, I own it. You really need G-Sync at that size and resolution. Screen tearing will make your eyes bleed.
Also, I know it’s a TN panel but there’s almost no difference vs IPS. I don’t know how they did it but it’s a beautiful monitor.
I got mine on sale at Best Buy.
That monitor is pretty pricey for Freesync. I found a bunch in that price range with similar specs with gsync. For example
If you are ok with a 3.7 or 3.8ghz OC, go with the 1600 and stock cooler. Also I would definitely upgrade to a 500gb ssd.
Has anyone found a fix for this? It seems to happen everyday now and seems to happen more often if i havent used the keyboard/mouse for a while. But can also happen while im doing things on my pc as well. I thought it was because my gpu is sort of old and might have compatibilty issues like this because it cant do 1440p @ 144hz because of the gpu's pixel capacity and thought maybe the fact that the max refresh rate isnt on 144 and the gpu was giving out because ive got a dual monitor setup with a 1080p 60 fps monitor. But if youre having problems with a 980 ti then that cant be it. Im using the dell 2716dg monitor [link] which has the same capabilities as the asus one except that it doesnt have 3d vision but that shouldnt matter because supposedly 3d and g sync cant be on at the same time. Have you guys ever found a solution since this is about 5 months old?
I've been looking at This monitor. It's the Dell S2716DG. It's 27 inch 1440p 144hz G-sync monitor, it's also a TN panel. You are pretty much getting the same specs as the Asus PG278Q ROG Swift for cheaper. I personally will be buying the monitor shortly. It's $600. I'm not sure what your budget is, but I would recommend this monitor. I've only read positive reviews about it.
I got mine for $70 ish cheaper, wait for a deal if u do buy it
however, it is a TN panel but colors are still very well done
Yeah I have looked very extensively into the right graphics card for me, considered a few cards to run in SLI but ultimately decided on the Zotac.
I have done my research and I know that an IPS monitor is not right for me. This Dell looks absolutely fantastic in person (my friend has one) and its ratings and reviews are much more consistent then the Asus monitors that are like it. Gsync is a MUST with what I am building
good points and something for me to think about. I am considering a 1440p monitor with gsync for $566, so you can see my interest. My logic is that if you are going to spend extra on a monitor, it should be something that will ensure frame rates instead of lessening them. I.E. Ultrawides may tax GPUs more with the extra Pixels it would have to push, and they typically have lower refresh rates anyway.
For those looking to get a sweet deal on the S2716dg -- amazon has them for $530 free shipping.
Free shipping and zero tax for me ^_^
Yeesh... Seems like everything in Canada is pricey.
Thinking I'm going to pull the trigger on this Dell considering it's price and how it competes with monitors that are $100+ more. It and the BenQ are neck and neck, but the Dell comes with G-sync and I have an Nvidia, so that might just seal the deal.
yeah, that's what i was thinking. I like the real estate but its not only a gaming machine, that's why i wanted to be able to bump the resolution up a bit if im not gaming and am in another application. I still might return it and perhaps get a monitor like this that will allow me to get higher res. I really didnt want to spend that much though. I might just drop down to a 24". I never thought buying a monitor would be a pain in the ass! I just want something above 1920 x 1080 that gives me some real estate without a huge price tag!
Just picked up this Dell G-Sync TN monitor. WOW is all I can say. I have it next to my Asus IPS and for sure, there are things that the IPS does better. For gaming? No contest, G-sync ROCKS!
2K is workable and can easily tone down to 1080p for better fps. However I'd say the Dell 27" gaming usually runs over your budget but has g-sync while the Asus animeman mentions is solid too.
The dell will, however, match refresh rate to FPS and allow you to run at a high refresh rate.
Yeah I thinks I can find one here. We have a computer hardware/repair store so I'm sure they have one unreasonably priced. Just bought a Dell monitor [link]
I heard it was good. Didn't want to go for 4K cause I heard 1080 even struggles with it on newer titles on max and I rather have good fps. Thanks for all the help guys! Does that monitor look decent to you all? I can still cancel it if there is something compatibly priced that you all think is better. Man, I love upgrade years. My wallet doesn't tho. Lmao.
That's literally the price on amazon: [link]
And camelcamelcamel says it's been $509 on amazon since May 24 so this isn't a deal.
It looks good to me! The only thing that I think is too much is the 32GB of RAM, but I have no idea how much RAM will your music software need.
If you are looking for 1440p 144Hz monitors I have this one and I love it.
I'm currently using a Dell S2716DG ([link]) and I'm very happy with it. I also have a GTX 1080 and I'm playing at more than 100 fps in most of the AAA games with very high/ultra settings.
Thanks for you input. If you think I can go TN then what do you think of this? This is the best 1440p/144hz/GSYNC I can find for a reasonable price. It's a TN though.
Ok so if you want a G-SYNC monitor with 1440p@144hz, I very highly recommend the Dell S2716DG. I just bought mine about a month ago and it's just incredible. It is a TN panel, not IPS, but if you tweak your color settings you can get it looking very good, and the quality control on it seems to be miles ahead of Acer and Asus, there are very very few reviews that mention dead pixels or anything of the sort.
You can buy a used one for mid $400s which is an amazing price for a G-SYNC monitor. Mine was $430, and like new condition. Not a scratch on it, plastic wrap still on it, etc.
I would stay away from anything that's 1080p over 24". It'll just look stretched. If you could afford it something like this Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link] would be good for you.
The Dell S2716GD will cut a little bit of the price off without losing much of anything quality wise. The Asus monitors in that price range are not recommended much because of poor quality control on the panels.
Link for the Dell: [link]
Side note about v sync: it increases input lag quite a bit. If you're playing twitch shooters like csgo at any level above casual it is not recommended to use it. G sync and free sync help alleviate some of that input lag, but not all of it. It would be useful in something like gta 5, or possibly the witcher 3 if you can keep those frame rates high.
Just bought my first g-sync monitor two weeks ago and the difference is very noticeable from my previous monitor. The framerate is just so much nicer. I highly recommend upgrading.
Edit: I bought the Dell S2716DG for around $505 and i've been very happy with it.
No reason at all to get that monitor. It's still super expensive.
Go with this one [link]
It's the same panel as the Asus at nearly $200 less. It also has an HDMI. Not only that, it's got MUCH better QC and the warranty is night and day better than ASUS. I bought one from amazon warehouse deals that had an issue with scan lines, contacted Dell and gave them my service tag, they got a warranty setup, overnighted me a brand new one and didn't even want the old one back.
If you're spending upwards of $700 go with the Acer XB271HU, personally I don't think the IPS is worth the extra 200-300 bucks, I had the Acer and went down to the Dell. With the savings you're getting there you could get yourself some more RAM, a nice mech keyboard, an AIO cooler, etc.
Think the model you mentioned is this S2716DG? Not the S1724DG. I couldn't find anything on that model ... think G-Sync is really worth it for 1440p for the 1060? I was considering saving a few hundred dollars and just getting 1080p/Gsync, but I'm torn. I suppose spending the extra cash would future proof me for my next upgrade though.
I think I found the dell you were talking about. [link]
I am definitely getting this. Thanks so much for the recommend dude! It may not be IPS but this is the best value I have found for a g synch, let alone 144hz. Dell also probably has a better return policy or warranty than these other Chinese brands.
So in case somebody was interested, I decided to go with none of the above and go with [link]
I thought it had better reviews overall and after more research had the g-sync, 1440p, 144 Hz and was just over 500 only. VN instead of ips, but for what I will be using it for, I don't believe ips was really necessary.
Need a better power supply. You can check JohnnyGuru for good power supplies and ratings, the NEX is meh but if you already have it then no need to get a new PSU. You don't need an i7 unless your friend is into heavy editing or streaming.
I don't think you need Overclock potential with Liquid cooling unless you're a really hardcore enthusiast who well help your friend into the overclocking scene. It's kinda just there for kicks and for when GPUs get way ahead of current gen CPU's support threshold, and start getting bottlenecked by cpus. (the main reason imo).
Motherboard's a bit expensive, but it's really nice.
That's about it. Any 1440p IPS monitors will be really nice. If you don't care about money, you just want the full experience that you can get currently, then Look into G-sync Monitors. Sometimes they go on sale for 400-500 like this one, but it's also kind of overkill:
Response time is fairly important for competitive gaming in shooters and ther fast paced games. The TN panels are quicker, but my understanding is that they suffer in viewing angles and color depth. As long as you're sitting directly in front of them, you should be good. Here's a 27" TN 1440p with Gsync on sale for $499 / might be a good get at that price!
No no I meant if you already have a 970.
Yeah if you're a generation or two behind or building a whole new PC, the 1060 is a no brainer in that price range.
By the way, I looked at your parts list and if I may make a suggestion I'd recommend the Dell S2716DG over the monitor you have picked - it's pretty much the same screen for the same price except it has G-Sync, which you really should be getting at that price and I see you picked an Nvidia GPU.
Okay well that BenQ is Freesync and looking at pcpartpicker just doing 1440p and gsync Dell, Asus, and Acer are the only options. Dell currently has this and it's around the same price. The 2 acer and 2 asus monitors range from $600-$800+ depending on shipping and taxes.
Tech question here.
I bought a GeForce 980ti about 6 months ago and last week bought a monitor to use it's power: Dell Monitor
I have a dual monitor set up, the other being a Dell 1920x1200 w/ 60Hz refresh.
When I play SF 5 it seems jumpy to me. When I turn down the refresh rate from 144Hz to 60Hz it seems to smooth out. Am I missing something here? Can SF 5 not run smooth at that refresh rate, or do I have settings that aren't configured correctly?
I just upgraded from 1080p 60Hz to 1440p at 144Hz and Gsync.
I never want to go back. The difference from 1080 to 1440 is definitely noticeable, and the difference from 60Hz to 144Hz makes playing games as smooth as butter. If you have a 1070 you want to go 1440p 144 Hz for sure. If you will only be pushing 1080p then i would buy the 1060 instead as your 1070's power will not shine with a 1080p monitor so you are just wasting money at that point. That is my opinion. I purchased a Dell S2716DG and it is a pretty decent price for what it is. It is a highly rated TN panel and looks great. Best Buy has been having sales on this monitor quite frequently too so be sure to check there. Just a couple weeks ago it was down to $450, and i was able to get it at $550. Here is a link to the monitor on Amazon
Does anyone have experience buying things from Amazon that are sold by 3rd party sellers? Such as the Dell 27 inch 1440p 144hz monitor (Yes I know, I missed the sale..).
Amazon has it for $430 right now but it seems very sketchy purchasing something that's sold by "Jazzer Shack", or any of the other of the ridiculous names that are constantly rotating for this item.
What are the chances they would send me the A07 revision and what would the return policy be if something is wrong with the monitor? I would much rather buy this monitor in person but Micro Center wouldn't price match it because it's from a 3rd party seller.
Dell has a 27" 1440p 144Hz GSync TN panel monitor. Here is the one I'm talking about. It's cheaper on Newegg. Not top of the line, but top of the line isn't in your budget.
EDIT: You could probably go with a cheaper monitor if you plan to play at max settings. 1070 can't really handle 1440 at 144Hz and max settings.That being said, you could go with the good monitor and do SLI or a better card later for those FPS, and in the meantime some games would probably be able to make use of the higher refresh rate. Again, look at benchmarks for the games you plan to play. IPS over TN seems to be not too big of a deal to me, I am using 3 total monitors right now, and I can't really tell the difference between my IPS and my TNs unless I look at it from the side and I don't plan to look at my screens from an odd angle while gaming.
The 1070 is great for 1440p 144hz! I get about 50-70 FPS on average on GTA high settings (no AA of course). I have a shit ton of graphics mods and an ENB with Depth of Field enabled on Skyrim and I'm getting 60 FPS (doesn't go any higher). I have yet to try TW3 or BF4.
If you have the extra cash, you should get a 1080, although the price-to-performance starts to diminish.
I use a Dell S2716DG. It's a G-Sync 1440p 144hz monitor. It's TN, but it's well worth the money you save over getting a similar IPS monitor. I don't know much about the current-gen processors, so I can't say for sure what would go well with this.
Quick tip: The difference is very noticeable between 60 and 144hz. If you're getting 60+ frames and you don't notice a difference, something's not right. I found that you can't use borderless windowed at 144hz if you have a 2nd monitor that maxes at 60hz.
EDIT: I just realized that the monitor is now $639 on Amazon. I got it for $500ish, so be on the lookout for another monitor in case it's cheaper.
This is the monitor I ordered, but I keep hearing that IPS is better. What's the tradeoff between the two technology (TN vs IPS) and which one would be better for gaming?
I don't have a ps4 nor have I researched but I don't see why an adapter wouldn't work. Now as far as the 279 vs 278 go the 279 is 165hz, IPS, and has an hdmi port as well as displayport. The difference in price is around $140. Now there is also the Dell S2716DG It is 1440p, TN, G-Sync, but also has an hdmi and display port. It's also cheaper and I've heard good thing about it.
I just used the same settings as the top review on Amazon:
> Nvidia Control Panel>Adjust desktop color settings:
> Digital vibrance-70%
> CLICK APPLY
> DELL Monitor settings:
> Color>Custom Color:
> "May the IPS Lottery odds be ever in your favor, friends"
Ahhh noooooooo. I was just going to suggest against getting that monitor and anything related to it. The Acer, AOC, Viewsonic, and Asus monitors all use the same panel from the same company, AU Optronics.
I have had 3 Acer, 2, AOC, 2 Viewsonic and 3 Asus monitors. I would find issues with it, go back and exchange it for another one. I had issues such as: dead pixels all over the screen, dust in the screen, severe scratches INSIDE the screen(this was on more than one monitor actually), bad bad lightbleed(not IPS glow) and deep sleep issues even though I had the option turned off.
I got tired of going back to Microcenter and exchanging so I gave up. I ended up going with the Dell 1440p 144hz gsync TN panel. I was reluctant to go back to TN after I had just switched to IPS but it turned out better in the end. I bought the Dell and the first one was good.
Here's the link if you want it if you have issues: [link]
Edit: Forgot to mention that the Dell is a good price. It's 449 at best buy if you want to order there if you have issues.
Are you gaming? If you are playing pretty much any not-Destiny modern pc shooter (especially counterstrike or PUBG) you'll want a 144hz monitor.
For gaming purposes bonus monitors are nice but I'd say aim for a 1ms 144hz 1440p monitor above getting 2 cheaper monitors.
For workstation stuff, more monitors > 1 big monitor in my experience.
[link] is my monitor and I can't recommend it enough. Glorious for gaming and so good for workplace productivity that I'm aiming to get the office to fork out for one for me.
My monitor doesn't wake up when the computer goes idle. When my computer goes to sleep and I wake it up, the monitor will wake up with it. But if I don't choose the sleep option and just leave my pc alone for a while and let the screen go black it wont turn itself back on after I press some of the keys or click the mouse. I have to physically press one of the buttons on the screen in order to get picture back on the screen and I get the little notification in the bottom right hand corner of the screen that says g-sync display connected.
Monitor: dell s2716dg [link]
Video Card: EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0
If you could share, that'd be awesome. (Sharing is caring, after all!)
My point wasn't that colorimeters are expensive (although that may be true sometimes), it was that a ~$630 monitor should already come calibrated, or atleast include the tool. I'm also aware that some (mostly for designers AFAIK) come factory-calibrated, but those cost even more! :P
Since you have a colorimeter, have you ever played with the profiles on the internet and compared them to its (the Spyder's) output/results, or are you just speaking to the difference as compared to factory settings?
I highly recommend this monitor Dell Monitor 144Hz Gsync and 1440p, with a 1070 and a great build you have you do not want to go cheap on the monitor and waste the great components you have. A 1070 can definitely run 1440p and 144hz is the way to go. It's a total different experience then 60hz, it's honestly the best upgrade I ever did. It's a $600+ dollar monitor, but you can find them open box on Ebay and Bestbuy all the time for around $400. I have it and highly recommend it :)!
It's definitely subjective, but I have this monitor and having used both I can't tell the difference under normal use for me which is programming, gaming, movies (at different viewing angles). Of course, I'm not a professional in design or something similar, but I doubt those types would be looking on here for monitor advice anyways.
Go down to the review section and the first recommended review "sweet monitor after calibration" lists all the settings to get the best realistic colors and hue. These values are based on an in depth review done by TFT Central if you are curious to dig deeper into a full monitor review for the Dell s2716dg
$541.66 with Free Shipping currently Dell S2716DG, 2560 x 1440 27-inch at 144Hz, G-Sync, 1ms response time, TN Panel
How well could a GTX 970 handle 144hz gaming at 1440p, assuming all other components are solid? I'm looking to buy this monitor,
but I'm not sure how well the card would perform with G-sync, 1440p, and 144hz combined. I'm eventually going to do a major overhaul of my hardware, but for now the alligator closest to the boat is my monitor.
This is currently the monitor I am ordering right now. Decent price IMO and has tons of great reviews. Monitor
I got mine new off amazon for 700 + tax. I wanted new so that i could warranty it out the @$$. Honestly, I was REALLY worried about BLB and dead or stuck pixels. On the one I got made in Feb 2017, It is FUCKING PERFECT. i have 0 blb, 0 dead pixles, it maxes out my poor gtx 970; time to upgrade!
To recap, It lives up to the hype if you get a good panel, I did, and calibrated it to my needs. Makes sure you take the time to look up guides on how to calibrate and turn on and off settings for your needs.
I'll add in that [link] is also a very good monitor as well for 200 less.
Thank you for this. I've heard that the top comment on the S2716DG is recommended for the monitor. What are your thoughts on the comment?
What are viewing angles?
Hey thanks for the response! Yeah I don't have time to read the books sadly I am a father of 3 work full time and stream after they go to bed, so time is slim.
I will try that difficulty as long as its rewarding and not just hard to be hard. If you don't mind me asking what/where are the mods?
And my monitor is here [link] it is a great monitor! You have to adjust a little of the color/brightness stuff when you get it but you should do that anyways. It is the cheapest 1440p 144hz with gsync that has great reviews.
That looks soo much better, I was looking at this [link] and it has gsync also, but yours is rocking that 165 hz. I was hesitant about spending that much money on that dell, but with the extra hz I figured why not a little more on the Asus. Appreciate it!
One other thing: The way the monitor comes isn't calibrated for best color. If you look at the Amazon listing for this product and scroll down to the first customer review they have way to calibrate the color for the best viewing experience.
If you can sock away an extra $50 you might check out Dell's offerings.
Haven't used them personally, but for a 27" G-Sync, 1440p, 144hz, 1ms monitor it's a pretty good price point. Still a TN panel, but so was the original you posted. Maybe someone will have some input as to how well they perform.
The 1080ti versions only really effect looks and cooling. Some will have higher/lower clock speeds but usually not much of a difference there. I personally feel that 1440p is the best spot for gaming at the moment; "easy" enough to run at high fps while still looking significantly better than 1080p. The 144hz is indescribable and only those who have experienced it know what it is like. I currently have the Dell s2716dg and love it. The colors are very close to an IPS, I have one right next to it for comparison, and the fluidity that g-sync gives is incredible. I have no complaints about this other than the price, but it is rarely ever at full price (it's actually down quite a bit right now).
It's your choice but when I was in your shoes a year ago I made the decision to keep my 1080p 60hz displays and save for a 1440p/144hz iOS gsync monitor instead and only do one display upgrade. But it's your decision to make, just food for though.
FYI this is the 1440p display im buying:
I don't really know what to recommend but this is what I have:
Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
I found it to be the sweet spot in value/performance but it is LED.
144hz 1440p GSYNC and 1ms response time is beautiful though!
I have the 27" Dell S2716DG. You can find it around 500 or even lower when it's on sale. Looks downright gorgeous once you calibrate it. Its 1440p, 144hz and has G-Sync.
Edit: Here's one on Amazon [link]
Dell 1440p 144hz G-Sync If you're willing to shop on amazon, you can get this amazing monitor for only ~480 usd.
Your PC is made for 1440p gaming man, get this ([link]) and don't look back, you would regret getting a 1080p monitor.
Did you read what I said as well? I stated that for tgat budget he could do 1440p144hz, proceeded to create a build that is $1,100 and gave him a monitor that often goes on sale for ~$400. The reason that it is so high right now is because the monitor is not on sale, jacking the price $200 higher than I'd suggested he pay for it.
Edit: Monitor is on sale now
You probably don't want to hear this, but I suggest trying to sell the 1060 card and pick up a 1070. A 1070 card will run at 60+ FPS at 1440p all day long at max settings. The 1060 card is your limiting component. But, at 1080p, you'll be 60+ fps.
Used 1060 cards will sell for around $250. New 1070 will be about $450. To me, 60 FPS at 1440p is primo!
Either way, you'll run D2 well!
Pick up a gsync 1440p at 100+ hz monitor. I use [link]
Check out this monitor. It's about the cheapest G-sync/1440p/144Hz monitor you can get. I love mine.
I definitely notice a difference in games I can't run at >100 fps with the G-sync. No need for V-sync either, less input lag.
Your build is very similar to mine. Unfortunately you wont do 144hz on ultra, maybe high. It truly depends on what game youre trying to run. However, with the 1070 id recommend a g-sync monitor. They are pretty pricey but they performance they output is fantastic for nvidia gpus. Here is the one im using for my rig. It does the 1070 some justice.
Let me give you a Colombian perspective: Let's say I want to buy this monitor (420usd), I can't ship it directly to Colombia, I have to use a freight forwarder the service will cost around 60usd, the taxes are 16% over the price + insurance + charter = around 80usd. The final price of the monitor is around 560usd, using current exchange rates (1usd = 3019cop) that's 1692040COP and here the minimum wage is 737717COP.
TLDR: The ridiculous taxes, exchange and shipping rates make buying any hardware incredibly expensive.
I have same GPU. Just ordered a 2k 144hz dell.
IPS is not a big deal for gaming.
The dell S2716DG is a cheaper alternative. its 27-in, 1ms response, 144hz, has g-sync built in and has a native display of 2560x1440.
Only thing is that its a TN panel monitor, not IPS. But comparing it with my buddies 20-in 60hz IPS monitor, the colors and brightness of the monitors are nearly identical. Unless of course, you turn the monitor at an angle and then you get the wierd distortion that TN panels do. But I never play games at with my monitor turned at 90 degrees. haha.
[link] if you keep an eye out for sales you can get this for $400-$420. That's a popular one that wont push you over $2500. G-sync is crucial, it would be a shame to rock a 1080 Ti with no g-sync.
I have some questions...
Agreed . Using a 27" 1080p IPS here , while gaming is completely fine , browsing websites and reading text is starting to be annoying with the text jagged edges .
I've came across many different options while researching to move on , and the Dell S2416DG 144hz 1440p Gsync $479.99 is one of the best bet if you're still looking for 27" . Sure , it has TN panel but many have reported acceptable color output after calibration. Its also almost perfect in terms of features while being cheaper than the ASUS or Acer IPS equivalent .
I'm upgrading from a 1080p IPS monitor to 1440p 144hz. I got a TN panel from amazon ( Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link] ) and the colors aren't as vibrant as my IPS. I tweaked the color settings a bit already, but most of the suggested color settings use the nvidia settings too and the rest of my build won't be here for another day or two. So hopefully the colors will improve a little bit more.
Do you think it's worth returning the dell and spending an extra $200-250 on an IPS? (Aka 50% increase in cost) Or is this one of those things that after a few days I won't even notice the less vibrant colors?
Again it's very often on sale. If you can be patient I've seen it go for 369.
If you meant the 4K I bought it was a 28 inch UH750. I love that thing. Just don't buy it if you're doing graphic design. I wouldn't use it for anything besides gaming or videos.
Look for deals on the Dell S2716DG. I recently saw it at $450. I think that's it's worth it. 1440p looks amazing and G-Sync makes it really smooth. I personally have an IPS monitor, but that monitor has very good ratings and is much cheaper than IPS panels.
That's the one I use. Got it during the holidays last year for gsync. It was $400, the acers and benqs were more than double that and it has served me well. Edit sorry didn't see you needed 29"
G-Sync and freeSync are definitely nice to have. not required but absolutely recomended.
I have a acer predator xb271hu 27 inch. (165hz/1440p) G-sync.
I would recomend a g-sync monitor.
this is cheaper than the one i have but is considered to be one of the best choices for 1440p/14hz.
Edit: its worth noting that the more expensive acer predator is an IPS panel, which since you said you will be doing some video editing and adobe work you may be interested in.
I'll start looking at some newer monitors as per your recommendation.
(mine is a little old anyway - Asus VG278H but maybe good for a secondary.)
edit: this is what i landed on please tell me what you think or if it has anything wrong
well the gtx 1060 3gb is kinda hard to decide since its basicly too weak for 2560x1440 but also kinda strong for 1920x1080 due to its rather lowish 3gb of ram. so you either go for 2560x1440 with gsync (27+ inches)to compensate lower frame rates or a full hd screen up to 24 inches or even 32:9 widescreen. if money doesnt matter i would rather go for a good wqhd 144hz+ and gsync since you probably will upgrade at some point and the gsync as said can compensate some kinda lowish framerates. the one screen i can decide right away is the S2716DG from dell [link]
I’m in the market for a new monitor. I mostly play FPS games where input lag needs to be at the absolute minimum. I have a ratio of 100 to 0 (performance to graphics.)
With that in mind, I’m hearing about FreeSync and GSync monitors. I haven’t shopped for monitors in ages so this technology is new to me. Is one necessarily better than the other?
I had this monitor in mind Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
Does this monitor come with the GSync “chip” already installed? Does it require any extra DIY (I’m totally fine with that simply curious?) Also, are these monitors a plug-and-play sort of deal or do you need a MOBO or other components that support GSync for it to be work According to Nvidia’s website, my current GPU is supported (GTX 970.) I realize this wont release the full potential of the monitor but I’m looking to buy a new GPU once the next GeForce series comes out. Is there anything else I need to worry about?
Thanks! Okay, so you have a GTX 1080 so freesync will not work for you. If you want to get a monitor with Gsync you will be paying a premium for it. I have never used it, so I can not speak to the actual value/worth of getting Gsync.
I can however say that getting a monitor with a 144hz refresh rate is 100% worth it! The difference between 60hz and 144hz while gaming is night and day. Ever since I got one I would never be able to go back to gaming on a 60hz monitor.
That being said, I have heard good things about the Acer Predator monitor that you have linked up there. But if you are not dead set on a really expensive widescreen monitor you could go with something like this: [link] I have a few friends that have that monitor and they absolutely love it. Hell you can get two for the price of one of the Acer predator monitors lol.
Just snagged that guy on a warehouse deal for $460. Seemed like the best deal by far and I think it will meet my needs just fine. Thanks for the help everyone!
Dell S2716DG 27-Inch Screen LCD 14700510 [link]
This is the Dell monitor he's talking about. I am waiting for black Friday at the end of the month. You can get 10% off monitor deal, 10% Ebates rebate and what ever additional deal they do for black Friday.
If your not in a hurry to buy wait for the deals coming up.
It's a TN but 144hz is so buttery smooth.
You can get the 24 inch one and save $120.
Just snagged that guy on a warehouse deal for $460. I know I'm splurging but it seemed like the best deal by far and I think it will meet my needs just fine. Thanks for the help man
This one I'm assuming? Someone was saying there's a Black Friday sale on Dell that it's going down to 399.99. But I'm not worried about saving 50 if I can just get one now. This one is $70 more right now.
I would say this one from Dell. It tends to go on sale every few weeks for 350 USD. For 1440P, 144Hz and GSync, this is the cheapest you will find.
Found it on Amazon if you don't have a microcenter near you. (Which I'm assuming since you mentioned the UK)
I recently bought the 24” variant of this monitor. The color was off out of the box, but the monitor controls are easy, and I was able to fix it. One thing that turned me toward this was the 165hz refresh rate. So well that is that. Good luck with your purchase.
Edit: Also it is a TN panel, so the viewing angles are going to be worse than a ISP, but I think the other features make up for it.
I know I might be a scrub when it comes to gaming monitors but what would be the difference between this monitor and a significantly lower priced Dell 27”
Today, I setup my 13.5" SB2 and Dock with a Dell S2716DG. It's a 27", 2560x1440, 144Hz, G-sync monitor. The Book 2 can push the 144Hz well, and you could do better with your 1060. It's a TN display, but it looks great. It has 4 USB ports (when USB B goes in), as well as two headphone jacks (duplicate signal, I think) - one on the side and one on the back. The stand does any angle of rotation.
You should find them around $400 on Craigslist. It's a great experience.
Let me know what you end up with.
I really recommend you go with the Dell S2716DG monitor. It's 1440p, 144hz, 1ms, and has G-Sync.
As mentioned above, 1440p will make a really big difference to your gaming experience, whether you can hit 144fps or not, and since this monitor has G-Sync, your gaming experience will still feel smooth.
I highly recommend investing in 1440p, 144hz refresh rate monitors w/ G-Sync technology. For gaming, this will yield the best balance of image quality and smoothness of motion. They typically run $400-800 each. With these systems you should not consider monitors that aren't as high spec as one of these or a 4K display, simply because all the high end hardware will go un-utilized without a high-spec display to output all of the visual glory if that makes sense. A lower end 60hz monitor won't show you all of the 144+ frames per second you are rendering with the computer, only 60 frames per second (a jarring difference for clarity of motion and overall natural look in viewing) and a low resolution 1080p monitor won't render the whole image the pc is capable of outputting (also a huge difference in image quality) Just food for thought, if you're going high end for your PC the endgame should be a high end monitor as well. ;) i have this one, and I've been liking it a lot with my 8700k + 1080 Ti build!
What /u/kyetsi said.. you aren't going to notice the difference in 3ms.. the IPS will look better, especially in 1440p.. it's going to be beautifully stunning. But if you can't afford it, don't get it.. The thing is.. I don't know if you will be hitting 165 FPS @ 1440p.. so 165Hz may not be worth it? Have you looked at 144Hz variants to save a bit of money?
Has the 1440p 144hz Gsync Dell that is always on sale not caught your eye?? Dell S2716DGR.. It is on Amazon for $478 now.. but it goes on sale for $400-450 or lower quite frequently. It was $399 last week at Best Buy .. With some color calibration it can look nearly identical to an IPS. It is $399 on eBay right now, if you want a link to that seller let me know I will PM it to you, can't submit ebay in PCMR.
Under 400 would be real tough for that. I think I spent about 370 on mine and it was a 24. Gsync requires extra hardware in the monitor as opposed to FreeSync which would ofc drive prices up. There’s a pretty good deal going on for the 27 inch version of what I have but it’s still over 400.
Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
I have this one. I got it for close to $400 at best buy and could not be happier with the value and the quality. 2K 144Hz with 1ms, G-Sync, and it has 3 USB ports if that matters. I wasn't expecting very good quality at that price point but it's actually really nice. Really thin bezel, solid build quality, and very nice performance.
Does this larger monitor have HDMI input? if it does not its not happening. I googled the monitor and I only saw a single display port. If its not too late return that monitor and get this one it has the inputs you'll want and its 1440p 144hz with G sync. Its a great monitor I personally own it and do what you are trying to do without issue.
Just got this off Amazon about a week ago. No complaints other than the Displayport cable it comes with didn't work at 144hz. Buy a new one from BestBuy like I did, and you should be all set!
I am 100% satisfied with this monitor. They have a 24 inch model too but thats not worth it IMO, I'd just stick with 1080p at that size.
My only con would be to buy from somewhere like Micro Center with a good warranty. IDK what Dell's warranty was like but my first of these had the Displayport basically shit out, although HDMI still worked. Walked into MC and swapped out for a brand new one in 15 minutes. I haven't heard much about quality control issues in the new revisions though, some people had color banding with the earlier ones but none of that on either I've had.
I'm literally getting the DGR variant of that tomorrow.
I've seen that monitor mentioned a lot, seems to be pretty favorable with calibration, 1440/144. I've had a 1080Ti (bought just before the boom thank god) and I've been underwhelming on a 1080/60 43" TV until tomorrow.
For G-Sync you will most likely need to go up a little to around $300 for anything and will have to wait, other wise this is the cheapest I was able to find right now.
With that said if you are able to wait you are able to get those specs cheaper but only on sales and minimum $300.
I would take a look at r/buildapcsales, best way to find those deals when they come out.