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there is also this monitor: [link]
I have it and it is really nice, great panel and the stand can rotate and raise up and down really easily, AND it's $50 cheaper.
This particular one comes with freesync which would be good if he has an AMD card but it's not required really. Still a very good price IMO for 1080p 144hz. Even has adjustable height and tilt which is good compared to other similarly priced monitors that are fixed.
Sure do! I’m not sure exactly what size or brand you’re looking for but here is a good rated one with a respectable price. Meets your 144Hz requirement and is FreeSync. Also has a great response time of 1ms.
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor: FreeSync, 144Hz, 1ms
Really depends on what a good price is to you. I picked up three of these last year and they're fantastic. I wouldn't edit photos on them, but they're smooth as butter and include Frresync if you have an AMD setup.
1-That is a good computer for the price,it is good for you and it will give you good graphics.
2-You need a 1080p monitor because that is what your PC can handle,144hz is basically a smoother experience for your monitor (Which is good for your games !),i would reccomend this : [link]
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB [link]
I've been comparing these two, any reason you would go with one over the other?
I cramped out 300 gbp for a acer predator 240hz 1080p 1ms 24 inch screen. Waiting for it to arrive so i can put it besides my 4k main panel.
I hear, VA screens are new big thing producing better colors than IPS.
I also found this: [link]
I would suggest this monitor instead, it cost 10$ more, but it goes to 144Hz at least.
I have a AOC 144 hz gaming monitor
I really enjoy it and have had no issues with it. +1 if you have a AMD GPU for freesync.
I want to get a 144p IPS Freesync monitor. I was looking at this one Amazon: [link]
My videocard is a AMD R7 260x, which I intend to upgrade to something midrange once price/stock becomes easier to navigate. I've dug through threads on here and used Newegg's search to find a monitor but either I'm not recognizing brands or the items I find have few reviews. Where should I start my search for a 144hz IPS Freesync monitor?
A 144hz monitor that is only a little bit more than your current selected monitor.
I thought i'd put the two 140mm as intake in the front, one 120mm in the rear as exhaust and one at the top either as exhaust or intake.
The original plan was to get a 144hz monitor, but somewhere i drifted and i thought normal should be the way to go. I don't even know if its worth it, I doubt my aim is much higher than 60fps, and a 75hz monitor should do that fine, right?
Anyhow, how about this one:
For 144hz monitors, if I bought this monitor and decided to change the resolution in Windows to 720p, can I still do 144hz? Also if not, could I just change the in game resolution to 720p and still be seeing 144hz?
Is there much difference between that and this?
Monitors just don't make sense to me haha.
Edit: Oh wait that's 1080p.. sorry.
You've been a huge help! All these parts are gonna be ordered tonight (its pay day)
One more thing, Should i go for a 144hz monitor? or 60hz?
I was thinking about getting one of these : [link]
The monitor you chose would have good colors and viewing angles, but it isn't necessarily a gaming monitor.
That would be considered more of a gaming monitor. The TN panel will not have great colors like the IPS, but it has low latency and high refresh.
I bought this one today. Its new but slightly used and wasnt taxed. May return it in a few weeks if something better comes up. Amazon prime makes it easy to find the best deal
I'd say i agree with the other guy that posted and also suggest looking for a monitor with freesync such as this one [link] i have heard it really makes games a lot smoother and this one doesn't cost much more than a regular monitor if you buy it now while its on sale.
TL:DR of the details on this monitor are: 1080p, 144hz, 1ms and Freesync between 35-144hz
So when are you planning on building? If the answer is not that soon or if you can deal with the tv for the short term there is a really good deal on a freesynch 1080p monitor. Personally i would go with a 1440p, but ultimately the choice is up to you. It is $210
I found this in r/buildapcsales which i highly recommend you check out before you buy any parts. I would heavily recomend this over the $330 monitor the other person suggested.
Edit: I should mention this is available for preorder now. The release date is not known.
if you are competitive while gaming and want fast response times, this monitor is your best bet: [link]
It also comes with freesync.
I just got an AOC G2460PF ([link]) and it works with HDMI, but when I plug in displayport it makes a noise and turns off then back on every five seconds or so. I disabled freesync and it continues. Anyone know why this is happening? If I can't figure it out it's going back to amazon because freesync/144hz is the whole reason I got it and that only works on displayport.
I was highly considering getting it, but I am going for an Nvidia card, and according to the amazon posting it's designed for AMD cards, I am not sure though.
What do you think is more important in pc gaming, a higher refresh rate or higher pixels? I'm leaning away from the Korean monitors because there are just too many bad reviews. Whatever I choose needs to be at or under 200 dollars. [link]
This seems like a safe bet any thoughts?
Alternatively, if you really want FreeSync AND you want a 144 hz monitor you can get this: [link]
I got one last week and I've been liking it so far. The colors look a bit drab to me, but I also have it sitting next to an IPS panel. Plus once you're in game you don't notice it much anyway.
Say, in the 30-50fps range, that adaptive sync is experientially like increasing your fps by 20%. Then that is like decreasing your hardware requirements by 20%. That has huge implications for the masses. Whether they are aware of the technology or not is largely irrelevant.
There are countless things that are strictly better in practice, which become the standard, and really cheap, that people largely did not know shit about.
High speed wifi was a crazy idea for a lot of the mainstream. Now your thermostat has wifi.
Even assuming most PC gamers don't care about it, that doesn't mean that they shouldn't care about it (my first point). The low cost of integrating vblank control into scalers is apparently low enough to convince most manufacturers to make these "premium products" for a 20% market share company where less than half of those consumers can possibly use the feature. There are more freesync than gysnc models on the market, at lower cost, and in non halo specs, like 1080p 144hz panels for $210.. Penetration of adaptive sync will be an S curve, like every other technological standard.
When Nvidia calculates that the profit from Gsync lock-in is exceeded by the lost profit from locked-out adaptive sync display owners, they will release software support, and not 1 nanosecond sooner. I give until Q4 2016 before a legit rumor is floating around about it. And when they do, everyone will be sucking their dicks FOR BEING SO SUPPORTIVE OF STANDARDS. Vomit.
I picked up three of those cause they were so cheap, had a slight driver issue that is easy to rectify.
EDIT: Since I see below you are using GTX you may want to look for something with G-Sync instead of my reccomends.
Same monitor I think
200 dollars on Amazon. Your site is wayyyy overpriced.
Edit, Just read you're Australian. RIP your internet and prices.
Wouldn't this be better
Since it's cheaper, has extra free-sync(those who need it or otherwise just an extra feature), better stand?
OH. well this monitor. Has freesync and is not much more than this one. I would personally rather get a FreeSync monitor if you have an AMD card. I have an Nvidia so alas I cannot benefit from it. This monitors stand also is height adjustable, with this Acer one, it is not adjustable.
1080p 144hz. 144hz smoothness brings a whole new world to gaming. Consider a 144hz instead of locking yourself at 60fps.
(Games like Overwatch can reach 120fps on 970's)
thank you, that looks like a nice monitor. is acer pretty dependable? i was looking at this;
but still dont know if AOC is a good brand. i like how its compatiable with the amd cards since ill be getting a 480 on release. im not too picky, just as long as it can hold up for a few years till my next build.
My switch to 144hz was quite noticeable, but mileage may vary. I've always had far better than average vision (20/10) and can notice things like that. That said, it was a big improvement.
Check this one out: [link]
This should work fine. If you need better color gamut look for an IPS panel instead of TFT like this one.
i would just go with the cheapest they all have 144hz good reviews and 1ms response time
I am looking to upgrade my gfx card to support this 144hz monitor and was planning on buying an r9 390, however with the reveal of the RX 480 @ $200, is it worth buying a 390 if the only game I really play is CSGO? I am just looking for something that will support 144hz, and that monitor is cheap w/ freesync so I figured I might as well get an AMD card.
Having used it I'd say it's 100% worth it for games. Resolution and monitor colors aren't nearly as impactful as having that huge refresh rate boost.
If you want freesync and are willing to wait you might be able to get a similar deal on a freesync monitor. [link] this is cheaper new than a VG248QE is, I dunno about finding one used though.
well for $210 you can get the AOC G2460PF full rotation 1080p 144hz and freesync. Best price/performance monitor in my opinion.
I do not own one, but the AOC G2460PF appears to be a great deal. It brandishes the same stats as the monitor that you were looking at, and receives mostly positive reviews (costs $210). I am not sure if you will need to pay for tax (depends on the state that you live in), but if the 20% deal you mentioned is taken off of the LG 24GM77-B then you would be looking at about the same price. I have a friend that is happy with his AOC, but LG is probably more reputable. Would the final price of the LG 24GM77-B be $208 or $260? If it is indeed $208, go for it. If it's $260, consider the AOC.
You could get a single, really nice monitor, faster than 60 Hz for the price of two. It will be beneficial, especially in CS:GO.
This one is quite good.
Good find, had the AOC G2460PF lined up for my new build but this one seems to have superior qualities at a lower price after using paypal discount code. Had to add another item to exceed +$200 code requirement so I bought a mouse bungee for ~$7. Total was $181 shipped! Now i'm settled on the AMD GPU and I dont regret it. :]
I can't speak for the G-sync specifically, but i have the free-sync version and i love it. If i had to guess, they're the same panel just with some extra Nividia guts. G-sync is expensive, but I've heard it's worth it. Only from my own experience, free-sync makes a small but definitely noticeable difference. Zero complaints about the monitor. It does well all the things a gaming monitor should. The nearly 360 swivel base is great if you want to turn it to watch movies from your bed.
I'm considering buying a 144hz Freesync monitor soon and I have a few questions.
If I have Freesync, do I just turn Vsync off?
Does Freesync make games feel noticeably smoother, or just eliminates screen tearing?
How noticeable is 144hz over 60hz? I don't want to drop 100's of dollars on something that's only a small difference.
The monitor in question: [link]
what videocard do you have? If you have an AMD card you could also consider this, it has freesync support.
To be honest, even if you have a Nvidia card this monitor could still be a good choice.
Depending on what kind of horsepower you're looking for in your new GPU, AMD VEGA coming some time towards the end of this year, or the current RX480 may be a good choice for you.
The AOC G2460PF is a 144hz, 1MS GTG Freesync 1080p 24Hz panel currently $209 USD on Amazon
Although it is not an ultrawide, I have this monitor. The refresh rate is 144hz so I would highly recommend it if you play a lot of first person shooters. Plus, it has freesync, so if you get an amd card in the future, that will be a plus.
I got mine black friday for ~180$ which after this thread makes it look like a rip off. I got it cause it was the cheapest and was at my local best buy. Should I return it and get this AOC monitor?
I definitely notice the difference between 75hz and 120hz. Not so much 120 and 144 but I would highly recommend a 120hz monitor if you're already spending this much money. Theres an AOC TN 144hz monitor that I use that I absolutely love. The only problem as you said is color, but I just have the gamma turned up and it looks fine for gaming. It's also a decent bit below your price range if I'm doing the conversion correctly in my head.
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms [link]
Was looking at this one just now.
Not thrilled about the red accents on either monitor, but they both seem to be at the quality I want, with the acer being about $20 cheaper.
Ok, so input lag is measured in milliseconds (ms) and the product pages will say, for example, 5ms response time. This means that there are 5 milliseconds of input lag on the display alone. The Asus is 5ms whereas the Acer is 4ms, meaning the Acer is roughly 1ms faster (1ms less of input lag). There will be practically no difference between the two and they are both great for gaming; anything above 5ms is just too much. If gaming is your main concern, I would consider 1ms reponse time monitors as they have no noticeable input lag. Also, both monitors you chose are 60hz refresh rate, which means that the maximum frames per second (FPS) they can display is 60. You can find other monitors at the same price point that are 144hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and 1920x1080 resolution that are not IPS.
Either way, if your computer is for everyday tasks and some gaming, both monitors will be great (although I'd recommend the Asus) but if you were looking into competitive first-person-shooter gaming, I would consider a monitor with 1ms response time (for lowest input lag) and 144hz refresh rate like this: [link]
I'm currently using a 900p IPS display so I don't know how it'll be.
So how exactly does freesync work. I heard it reduces tearing.
here's another freesync monitor I've been looking at
Good catch by /u/Bjoolzern that the monitor you linked does not have a DisplayPort input. Here is a good alternative with exactly the same specifications, but many more input options (and a USB passthrough): [link]
Everything else you mentioned should work.
You're probably looking for a deal on a used one, but there is this new AOC monitor on amazon. 1080p, freesync, 144hz. It's a little bit over budget at $210.
I've also been looking at 144hz monitors, and figured it would be worth mentioning to you.
Alright, the only 200 series cards with 4GB of memory are the 290x, 290, and 285, so your card supports freesync.
I'd get this monitor, since it supports Freesync. You can get a different 1080p 144Hz Freesync monitor if you want, I just went with that one because it's the cheapest.
I wouldn't get anything more than a 1080p 144Hz monitor, since your graphics card isn't really powerful enough for that. If you want anything more, you'll want to get a new graphics card, too.
Maybe this one? Not a sale though, and I haven't really seen it go for much lower than $200
I think I'm going to be waiting for another sale on the XG2401. I read good things about it.
To my knowledge, there are no 1080p IPS monitors that are 60hz+. You'd have to go 1440p IPS to get 144hz.
If you would like 144hz at 1080p you would have to go with a TN panel like this one: [link]
Thanks! The current monitor I plan on using is this 24" one. I was really hoping for something at least a little bigger (27" would be first choice), but it seems either the prices skyrocket or the pixel density goes down quite a bit.
A 480 can't hit 144hz on a lot of modern games on high settings but it is definitely possible on some. If games you play are not very graphically intensive or you're satisfied with cranking down settings a bit (Which is fine because frame rate > quality imo) then that type of monitor is fine.
Since you have an AMD card, take advantage of freesync. It's basically free on monitors unlike G-sync (God damn it Nvidia) and will make games where you can't hit 144hz exactly alright.
Check out this monitor out. It has everything you're looking for and is well within your budget (assuming you're in US).
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24-Inch FREE SYNC Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms [link]
GPU: I think you can find that card for $20 cheaper if you surf /r/buildapcsales for a week or so.
E: I'm not sure if the 480 is powerful enough to stream at high quality and game on high quality.
E2: maybe you don't use as much storage as me but I need a tb whether it's hdd or sdd
If you're in the market for a budget 144hz, this is a good one with freesync. Has mostly good reviews.
I can't recommend the Asus because I've never used them, the only 144hz monitor I have used is this one. So far they have been great, so if you are ok with a TN panel, then for the price it is pretty good. Bonus points if you have an AMD card.
I do play alot of competitive games and have two 21.5" IPS monitors at the moment but the response times are pretty bad so for gaming I think I've landed on This One
I also have an AMD card (RX 380) so I could use the FreeSync and 144hz when I play on PC.
Money isn't really that much of an issue, I'd say, but since I don't have an income ATM, I'd like to conserve it a bit. I'd say nothing more than maybe a $400 total.
This seems to be a pretty good monitor for the criteria.
Building my first pc tonight! I bought this monitor even though I'm not going to use an AMD graphics card. I'm debating looking for another one since I won't even be able to benefit from the freesync capabilities. Does anyone have any suggestions for a similar monitor spec/price wise?
I searched up the Quickfire, there's stuff like the Stealth, XTi, TK, etc.. What would you say are the differences between the makes?
Would you recommend a monitor like this?
Any criticism for AOC G2460PF It seems to cater what I am looking for but I am still new to building.
Review/Feedback seems to be well received.
You should consider getting a Freesync monitor. Freesync works on Radeon cards, and while it doesn't work as well as g-sync, the monitors that support it are much cheaper than g-sync monitors.
G-sync works at any framerate, and can work with a game running in a window. With freesync, the game has to be full screen, and the benefits only kick in when the framerate is in a certain range.
This is the freesync version of the 420€ monitor you linked. It's only 275€.
You would need a Radeon card to get the benefits of freesync, though.
so i just bought this monitor but I am having trouble setting it up. [link]
I connected the display port cable from my r9 390 to the monitor. Do I need to use additional display cables or is just the display port cable enough?
I just bought one of these and I'm very pleased with it. The high framerate and FreeSync is amazing. The color accuracy isn't the greatest, but if you tinker with the OSD settings you can get it looking pretty nice. I will never go back to 60hz and non-FreeSync by choice.
Edit: It looks like your 270x doesn't support FreeSync, I forgot to mention that. But the monitor would still be a good choice because of the high refresh rate and 1ms response rate. Having FreeSync leaves you open to upgrade to a supported GPU when the 270x no longer can keep up.
It's $199 and comes with freesync
The monitor is a good monitor, but you can save yourself $70 and get the AOC G2460PF on Amazon without sacrificing anything.
I was looking at this monitor
also, this is a price i'll willing to pay to get to that 144hz, but this one isn't an IPS monitor. Is it better to have a 75hz with IPS or 144 without?
It will really come down to personal taste and what you are looking for. I am rather bothered by screen tearing and microstutter, so FreeSync was a no-brainer for me. Combined with the fact that the best budget models are also 144 Hz, it has just been a wonderful difference. If screen tearing and microstutter don't bother you, then you may want to consider holding off.
If you do find yourself wanting a FreeSync monitor, the current best deal is the AOC G2460PF on Amazon.
Seems like a solid build. Do you already have the monitor though? One choice you could take is get this FreeSync monitor instead and get an RX 480 while you're waiting for Vega (RX 490x) to be released. You could always just sell the 480 for like 90% of the buying price. :P
Both are pretty outdated but if I had to choose between the two it would be the BenQ XL2411Z purely because it does not use PWM backlight control like the Asus so is flicker free.
I would personally grab a Freesync monitor though, even if you have Nvidia. The AOC G2460PF is a nice monitor
This AOC gets pretty good reviews and comes in at just over 200 dollars with 144hz refresh rate.
I would also suggest an upgrade in the monitor if you want to take advantage of what your graphics card can do. For around 200, you can get 144hz with something like this, which would be a much nicer experience. Also, do you have super large storage requirements? I would suggest getting a smaller SSD for your boot drive and then get something like a 1TB for mass storage on the side.
So for anyone wondering, I bought the AOC G2460PF. I got it due to it having speakers built in, a USB hub, and a headphone jack on it. It also uses DP which I found nice since some of the other monitors I looked at didn't even have DP and justr used dual link DVI, and seeing as how I have a reference RX 480 there is no DVI, just 3 HDMI and 1 DP. Thanks everyone!
well ask yourself this question.
Do u want better colors.
Or a better experience ?
60-75 hz vs 120-144 hz is a BIG difference.
But its a TN panel.
for $200 on amazon you can pick up a 144hz 1080p Freesync TN monitor, colours aren't the best and the response time is a few MS away from a VG248QE but nothing to worry about unless you plan on competing at the next CS major
I have Windows 10 on a laptop, can I get a copy off of that? I'm going with the 2x4 for the increased performance. How about this monitor: [link] ? And I think I'm going to go with the i5 6500.
Depends if it taxes your state. You could get an AOC G2460PF at Amazon for $200+tax very often. It's $210+tax right now. It is rated 3rd best 1080p 144hz free sync monitor.
What's the best, cheap, gaming monitor for under $200? I've got an RX 480 4gb, so I'm looking for a 1080p monitor with freesync. I also play a lot of CS, so 144hz would be ideal. The monitor that I am currently looking at is this . Is this a good choice?
Yeah I was thinking of this one [link]
but its a lil bit expensive and not sure if it's worth it.
Edit: Cryorig h7 aint available till the 31st of march:/
[link] (I was wrong I swear it was under $200) I have this monitor but the non freesync version, it is very nice and comparable to offerings from Acer, Asus, etc. Very nice build quality and if Vega is any good then you've got yourself freesync, too.
Edit: there is an Acer one for $192 but I've read bad things about it over on buildapcsales
Well, if you go Freesync, you might as well spend a little more and go 144Hz too. It makes 60Hz look like a choppy mess.
As far as 4K goes, you won't really be able to play AAA games at 4K with this setup, unless its something very light such as CSGO or League.
> ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ
Doh! Yea I cut and pasted the wrong monitor name in two different posts ....
I meant the AOC G2460PF
Thanks for the catch!
Also this AOC G2460PF for £30 more. Has all the features of the one you listed plus freesync and a 3 year warranty.
Or are you specifically looking for this exact model?
Just mention I recently bought one of these and fully recommend it once you've messed with the settings a bit.
AOC G2460PF I mean...looks good to me and the monitor looks really nice
Edit: btw, If you know anyway to get rid of the red line plz tell me (blue setup with a red line on the monitor... yeah not gonna happen)
Edit 2: has a vesa mount... never gonna use but people say that it's hard to find
I did notice yesterday I tabbed back into a game and it was chugging really hard, tabbed out and in again and it went away aside from the normal issues. I've thought about doing the same thing but I'm holding off.
If you do though I did a quick check and this looks cheap
144hz 1080p Freesync 24", $209 USD
'On sale' but it was the same price nearly 12 months ago when I purchased it.
Go on r/buildapcsales they have a lot of good deals on parts that would interest you regularly.
Don't get the 1050ti, it's not great value. Visit that subreddit and grab an RX 470 or RX 480 for $90-140.
I'd bump it up to 2400mhz ram since Kaby Lake supports it but you're fine with 8gb. Can always upgrade in future anyways.
Also if you want to add some aesthetic the Corsair Carbide Series 88R is pretty decent.
That monitor's fine but I'd personally grab a freesync 144hz monitor to go with your RX 470/RX 480.
[link] Like this.
Ah I see. Well the 480 is good regardless of the free game or not, but that sweetens the deal.
I wouldn't use an m.2 adapter, just go for the gigabyte $30 PCI-E 1x adapter. It has bluetooth and AC wifi. Certainly don't bother with the USB dongles, those are horrid.
As per freesync, absofuckinglutely. As long as you remember to actually activate it in the drivers/monitor, it's a beautifully smooth experience. You never need to turn vsync on again, I absolutely love it.
MATX or ATX is up to you, I prefer smaller cases now so I'd go MATX due to price. You could also perhaps find a decent ITX motherboard with built in wifi, but those tend to cost more. It might be about the same in price if you factor the $30 wifi card.
Here's a $200 24in Freesync monitor. There are cheaper and much more expensive options at all ends of the spectrum. Personally, I use a 144hz 1440p with my rx470 and have had great performance out of it. [link]
Hey everyone, how does this look as a monitor? I'd probably use it on my PC too once I build it
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB [link] it's this one, the thing is I don't want to spend money on unnecessary things if they don't add much.
if you don't want to click the link it's 203$
Personally, that looks good. I'd recommend having a 144hz Monitor with Freesync to get the best looking gameplay possible.
Here's a good one: [link]
If I get a 1060 6gb, with this monitor will it be held back by not having g-sync in the monitor or should i wait until i can get my hands on a rx 580 when they are in stock for better results ?
> For 1440p over 60fps isn't likely with that hardware except on some older titles or with settings turned down.
Good point, didn't really think about that.
> I doubt you'll be hitting 144fps.
It's mainly for when I dunk on kids in CSGO. I want max FPS and I figure I should get a 144Hz monitor for it. It's got FreeSync for lower FPS too. Here's the monitor.
Honestly, you're asking a lot for $150. I just built my pc and I wanted the monitor to be within that price range too but if you want Freesync, 144hz ect. you're gonna want to bump up you're budget. I'm new to this but I listened to some people on this site and they found me this monitor.
It's not $150 and it's not 27' but it's a damn good monitor, check it out.
I'm extremely satisfied with it and 24' is plenty imo.
Get this: [link]
Then a few months later when you have enough, get a RX 580 8gb.
Honestly, it's better the way around but hey.
Thanks! Turns out costco has it too and itll come with a 4 year warranty so I am seriously considering it now. How would you compare it to an AOC G2460PF?