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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 $50 cheaper.
I love this one, I got it for 250$ on sale, believe it went up since. :/
But the stand rotates, swivels and turns. All this while staying really sturdy.
Only aspect I don't like so much is the red on the bottom since my build is green and black.
But I do recommend it.
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?
Its popular for a reason, and it's price has fallen recently. 144hz, 1080p, Freesync able.
I have the same monitor, for the price it is pretty good and reccomend it. However if you have an amd card I would look into getting a freesync monitor(G-Sync for nvidia cards cost a bit more unfortunately).
For sure! As I said, I ran the Ryzen 1600 + RX 580 setup previously and every game I played I always put on ultra high settings with no stuttering or frame rate drops. I play a lot of League of Legends and even though it gets me over 350fps. I capped it to 144fps just for consistency purposes and it will usually hover around the 140-144fps range during a big late game team fight.
I also forgot to answer your last question about the monitor, my best advice would be to not get a 1440p monitor. Instead get a 1080p 144hz monitor with Freesync (supported with Radeon GPUs). I'm not sure if you have experienced the difference between 60hz and 144hz but I made the switch a couple months back and the difference in visual smoothness is MIND BLOWING especially for fast reaction games like CS:GO. The Freesync is just a cherry on top for even more visual heaven.
I highly recommend the AOC G2460PF it is the monitor I bought with my setup and it is quite hard to find any monitors with these specs for under $200 anywhere else. Here's a quick link to where I purchased it.
Sorry for the long reply I am just still amazed by the great performance of those parts I bought in a price to performance perspective.
Good luck with your build :)
So I have a gaming laptop (ASUS GL552VW-DH74) and I've been using a 60hz monitor for the longest. I've been looking into getting a 120 or 144hz monitor to get more than 60fps in my games, but I don't know how compatible that would be. Can a normal HDMI port support 1080p gaming at 144hz? Are there any other compatibility issues? I've tried researching this but have always come up blank.
[EDIT]: The monitor I'm looking to get. [link]
Piggybacking off of this, here is the FreeSync version of the AOC monitor linked above. It's prime exclusive right now through Amazon for some reason, but I've seen it be open to everyone before.
It's literally the worst 144Hz monitor on the market and it's not even that cheap. The monitor doesn't have DisplayPort so you're stuck with only DVI-D for 144Hz. DVI looks to be on its way out since the RX 480/580 and 1080Ti reference designs don't include it anymore. In a couple GPU generations it'll probably be phased out on aftermarket cards as well.
For $10-$20 more you can get this AOC 144Hz monitor which comes with DisplayPort, FreeSync, and a fully adjustable stand.
It's fine if you already have it but please don't recommend it to people buying a new monitor
The G4560 + B250 motherboard is the standard for lower budget builds right now. It has almost the performance of an i3 for half the price.
Also grab the G2 or G3 Supernova. The NEX is older and crappier model.
I would also recommend getting at least 23-24" 1090p monitor. 21.5 is a bit small. You can cut around $70-80 from your build by getting rid of the CPU cooler and dropping the i3 to a G4560. You can put that towards a better monitor. There are actually a couple 144Hz monitors going for $200 now. Like this one
Also a 1050Ti is probably gonna struggle to play GTA V and Witcher 3 at 60 FPS high settings. You'll want a GTX 1060 6GB for that
You can get 144Hz monitors for around $200 these days. Like this AOC one [link]
I think it's worth paying a bit extra for 144Hz. Even if you can't fully utilize it right now you'll likely be able to after your next GPU upgrade.
Also RX 580s are out of stock due to cryptocurrency mining. You'll probably have to buy a GTX 1060 6GB
Don't get that one. It's literally the worst 144Hz monitor on the market and it's not even that cheap. The monitor doesn't have DisplayPort so you're stuck with only DVI-D for 144Hz. DVI looks to be on its way out since the RX 480/580 and 1080Ti reference designs don't include it anymore. In a couple GPU generations it'll probably be phased out on aftermarket cards as well.
For $10-$20 more you can get this AOC 144Hz monitor which comes with DisplayPort, FreeSync, and a fully adjustable stand. Well worth the very small increase in price.
For that budget, I would say AOC G2460PF. You get 1080p 144hz and great Freesync range, which will come in handy with your RX 480.
It is pretty much the best 1080p gaming monitor for that price (viewsonic xg2401 apparently a bit better but costs more).
cheapest one I know, you could also try overclocking a monitor, but it shortens the life of a monitor drastically
Nah, my monitor's decent, I was just choking
The two 24" Freesync Monitors I have are
Both are great monitors and while not IPS they have provided me with great image quality. Both did have the be "tuned" in to get the best quality but once done rival any low cost ISP I have seen yet.
As for game plan, the smoothness offered by freesync, in my opinion, trumps any image advantage offered by IPS displays.
Tie one of the above monitors with a 470 or 480 and you have gaming nirvana.
Heard good things about https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI, very budget but I think this ticks most boxes.
One to consider...
Here's a cheap 1080p 144hz
If you want an ips for better color accuracy
Here's a 1440p 144hz tn for $225, use code SAVE15
I’d also recommend this monitor. Good for gaming
in that case, id recommends the monitor that I use right now, it's relatively cheap 24" 144hz freesync monitor. AOC G2460PF. I've been using this monitor for about 6 months now and I haven't had a single problem with it. Looks clean and keep cable management under control with a little hole to stick cables through. This lets I save money on a bungee to keep my mouse wires out of the way since I have my mouse wire running through the hole. Two USB chargers are awesome for charging my phone beside me (only use 1 USB slot out of the 2) Overall great monitor.
The cheapest 144hz that I can verify is good is the AOC G2460PF. If you want much better colors and brightness the 25 inch is what I personally use.
Its $190 on sale at amazon, really good monitor imo. Have used this same one for years with no problems at all, even with nvidia gpu's. Plus it has built in speakers which is a small plus.
Oh that's awesome, I guess that'll give me an extra $100 of budget. I bought this monitor, for reference.
Do you think this monitor would be better?
You want something with Freesync with LFC support to get the most out if it, most big PvP games are 60fps with dips into the 50's and 40's Freesync will help smooth that out and lowers input lag.
This 24" AOC gaming monitor for $200 will get you 35-120Hz coverage (with LFC helping sub 35fps) and works with 120hz output on Xbox giving a slightly better response time and even lower input lag though no games take advantage of higher than 60fps. You must manually enable freesync in monitor setting then on Xbox video settings enable variable refresh rate aka Freesync.
Look at AMD Freesync database for more, set res to 1080p, LFC = yes, LCD type = TN, pick a monitor size.
Just an fyi, no monitor has 1ms input lag. You're talking about response time, which is not input lag. If you want to read about it, here you go. But to just quote the article:
"Response time is how quickly an image can be displayed, input lag is how long it takes the monitor to react to an action you performed. If you have a one-millisecond response time, it's no guarantee of a great gaming experience if the input lag is too high."
But let's take a look at a practical example. I currently use the AOC G2460PF 144hz monitor which has a 1ms response time. But according to measurements, it has 3.44ms of input lag according to this review. I'll quote it:
>We used a SMTT 2.0, a small testing tool, alongside a sensitive camera, to compare the latency of the G2460PF with a range of monitors with known latency. Over 30 repeat readings were taken to maximise accuracy. Using this method, we measured 3.66ms (just over ½ a frame at 144Hz) of input lag.
If you're paying that much for 1080p 60hz, shouldn't you just buy 144hz unless you're a fan of 27 inches, I personally think 24 inch is the sweet spot, I got one for around 200 USD.
I've searched around a little and found this as the sweet spot:
AOC G2460PF 144Hz + FreeSync
I have a very similar setup. I just recently purchased this monitor and love it.
Tomshardware has a guide to set up the color profile as well on it.
After looking up fps on similar hardware, it looks like Arma 3 and Hearts of Iron are very CPU bound, which is good because Intel is strong in those aspects and if you buy the right motherboard/PSU/cooler you could see close to 75fps with everything maxed.
For that I'd recommend a 29" Ultrawide 1080p 75hz freesync. The only bad thing about it is you will not be able to utilize the adaptive sync and if you get a strong dip in FPS you would get a screen tear. I couldnt actually find any gsync monitors in ultrawide that werent like $600.
24" 144hz that I have
29" ultrawide that I have
29" ultrawide $270 I think this is the newer version of what I have
34" ultrawide $320 on sale
The only issue with 1080p resolution at 34" is that the picture quality is not as crisp as it is with a 29" ultrawide. 1440p is better suited for that size, and 4k can go much bigger without sacrificing quality.
For size reference a 29" monitor is the same height as a 23-24" monitor, but it will have more pixels on the sides so it does not stretch the screen at all, just adds more of it.
A 34" is the same height as a 27" monitor.
PS Check /r/buildapcsales/ for deals on those monitors. DONT buy them full price.
This is a pretty good 1080p build..The motherboard can do a modest overclock on the stock cooler while coming with WiFi (still has Ethernet if you don’t want WiFi). This build will play at high/max graphics on a monitor like this on AAA games 60 FPS without screen tearing with free sync enabled (Nvidia needs G sync monitor, entry level at $300+) and easily much higher on indie/esport games. The ssd is a tb to allow for quite a selection of games/os to enable quick load times, but if you have a larger library than that, you can pick up a 3tb hdd around $75. Down the line you can always pick up another ballista stick as well (want the same frequency and timing) if you start running out of ram, but 8gb is enough to game on.
I know I’m pretty late to the party, but if you’re still looking, I suggest you take a look at the AOC G2460PF.
144hz, 1080p, 1ms response time, 24”, able to use DisplayPort, and all for $200 USD, or roughly $250 CAD.
The only arguable flaws are that it’s a TN panel versus IPS and that the brightness is a little high, even on the lowest setting.
Did you ever figure this out?
I'm using the xbox one x and I will be getting this monitor: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=crt_ewc_title_oth_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AUJBRIGYRJ3Q8
Plus I'm using HDMI 2.0. Can I play at 120hz and still streaming using HD60s?
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.
I was looking at the AOC G2460PF ( https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1543947770&sr=1-7&keywords=1080p+144hz+freesync), seems like they're both freesync and 144hz... do you see any differences that justify the price differential?
Which monitor would you guys recommend
([link]) or ([link])
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
The one that I use is here: [link]
$200 and I liked it enough to buy a second one so :^)
I should add, I've been looking at the AOC G2460PF and the MSI Optix G24C
I would definitely definitely buy a 144hz monitor in that case. A 1060 6gb can support 144fps in most games. Even if you're getting anything about 60fps, you're still utilizing the 144hz, just not to its full potential, which is okay. You'll definitely be at 144fps in league and overwatch and close to 144fps in the others.
There are several options under or right around $200 like the:
I don't know which of those are any good(besides the xg2402), so look up some reviews online or ask r/monitors
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZXnxxG you can oc the monitor up to 85hz stable (someone said) and has freesync and with that I made up space for 2x kit ram.Something to note tho,black friday is a good time to pull the trigger,as rtx gpus will be out for quite sometime that way other gpus will drop or the opposite because I'm not the only who thought that.The reason for this is to get a better monitor AOC G2460PF / XFA240 . I would say wait to pull the trigger but if you need a pc,I would honestly say this the best time,before competition gets 2 high.
The AMD Freesync site lists all monitors with Freesync
The VG248QE is not listed.
120Hz or Freesync/VRR do different things on Xbox.
If you want the best edge for PvP games get a 120Hz monitor.
If you want smoother gameplay with less stuttering because of frame rate fluctuations get a Freesync monitor.
If you have a budget of around $200 this monitor below is confirmed to work with 120hz output, it's freesync range is 35-120Hz so you might be able to enable 120Hz output & VRR at the same time but for some it's one or the other.
Similar display in price range,
There is a list on this xbox forum of working 120Hz displays, scroll own till you see it.
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.
If you like CSGO you should prefer a 24"
take a look at this: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1531422339&sr=1-2&keywords=aoc+1080p+144hz&dpID=51F2dZxXwRL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
Looking for a good 144hz monitor for around $200. Debating between a few.
Saw an earlier post of the AOC G260PF or the MSI G24C. The MSI looks tempting since it's curved for a good price, but I heard curved monitors are terrible for gaming? Thoughts? If these two aren't that good, feel free to suggest any other monitors!
I can highly recommend this as a cheaper 144hz option: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PF-Response-Adustable-Speakers/dp/B01BV1XBEI
It’s pretty old now, I bought it for my PS4 around 2 years ago. It performs well though.
Here’s s link to it on Amazon. [link]
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]
Got it - how's this option: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BV1XBEI/?tag=pcpapi-20?
Get with the times old man!!!
I'm not actually sure what you're on about, most, a vast majority of monitors aren't curved.
What are you looking for spec wise my dude?
I found a great one here: [link]
Grabbed this for like $210 shipped, haven't regretted it at all. Makes a world of difference imo.
I fucked up, I meant to link this one. Would hdmi work with that one?
I use the AOC G2460PF, the price is just under $200 on amazon.
I actually linked the wrong one. I was planning on buying this one
I personally bought 3 of these
I've been running two of these for a little over a year now. Solid choice for budget 144hz monitors.
Both the Acer GN246HL and the AOC G2460PF are under $200 (for the AOC you need Amazon Prime) and rated well. I haven't used them personally, so maybe someone else can vouch for them?
Well the Ryzen 2600 will be $199 retail, and is about 10-15% better than the 1600. For the extra $25, I think it’s well worth it but the 1600 is still a good choice.
This is a great monitor on sale, for not too much more than the one you have in your current build: [link]
There is also this one, but if you were to go with one, the first monitor I linked is the better choice, it’s also cheaper right now: [link]
What's your budget?
You could go dual monitor.
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?
This. I have the AOC G2460PF and I love it. They are on sale at amazon right now for $194
I use the AOC G2460PF, 144hz and 1ms response also has free sync if you're using a compatible gpu.
I cramped out 300 gbp for a acer predator 240hz 1080p 1ms 24 inch screen. Waiting for it to arrive so i can put it besides my 4k main panel.
I hear, VA screens are new big thing producing better colors than IPS.
I also found this: [link]
This and this. These are your best options for sub 200$.
I would suggest this monitor instead, it cost 10$ more, but it goes to 144Hz at least.
This is the monitor I have. It has its problems (you need to set up a Windows color profile from here to get it to not look washed out, I've had to reset it once, owned it for a year and a half now) - but it has a decent picture with a great refresh rate and FreeSync.
how do these compare [link]
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?
I recently got an AOC G2460PF and I’m very much enjoying it. 24 inch monitor with 1ms response time.
Thank you for the reply!, I can't seem to find these in the UK. I know its a long shot but is there any you can find from the UK that you could recommend? Around the same price? Or could you say which is better out of these 2? :P
A 144hz monitor that is only a little bit more than your current selected monitor.
Have you looked at this monitor?
I made a post trying to figure out the best $200 144hz monitor and was recommended this one.
Are you sure I can't mount 2x 140mm in the front? According to the manufacturers homepage I can (Or I am reading it wrong):
> Front fan: 3x 120 or 2x 140 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12 included
The monitor i stumbled across is an AOC G2360PF. For the 144hz which some suggesgted.
I have edited the original post with the updated partpicker list.
Thanks. I guess so. Already looking for one.
Your opinion?: [link]
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?
Can anybody tell me how it compares to this? [link]
Tad more expensive, but 144hz and it's great.
If you’re playing games like that I’d get a rx 580 8gb and then a freesync monitor like this.
Which one is better? This one, or this one? and why?
Edit: Or this one?
Good enough for me, what do you think of these 2 ?
I'm trying to choose a new monitor for my setup. I wanna upgrade to an entry 144hz (I play at 1080p).
Narrowed down my list to these 3:
Which one should I choose? I run on gtx 970(freesync wont matter here), mostly play dota and maybe some AAA games on high. I'll spend up to $250 if you guys have other ideas (US based)
Looking at this monitor aslo
This Monitor should work. Has free sync which doesn’t work with a 1060 but if you ever upgrade to a Radeon card it’ll be there.
Yea see, you def don’t want to get a 1440p monitor for PUBG with a 1070. For a nice “bang for your buck” 144hz monitor get this: [link]
DO NOT GET THE CHEAP ACER $160 ONE. It’s the absolute worst 144hz monitor ,and the colors completely suck. Gsync isn’t worth $400~ or so. And with a 1070 you’d be pulling 100+ fps in most games so you won’t notice any tearing.
Got this coming in the mail, will prolly return if the 27 inch is undamaged
damn wtf. I mean how do you even fuck up like that. they gave me this)
Asked for a refund but haven't heard back yet.
It looks pretty good. I’d probably get a bigger ssd but that’s optional. Also since the rx 580 can handle it I’d recommend this monitor. It’s got free sync for screen tearing prevention and it’s 144hz.
I'm still not so sure as 144hz freesync monitors tend to be way too expensive for me. My budget is about 200 to 250 australian dollars, but if there is some amazing deal then it could go up to around 300 australian dollars. In Australia, hardware tends to be more expensive - for example - This 144hz monitor is 199 USD, and conversion says that should be 256 Australian Dollars, but it is priced like this; which is a 72 USD, nearly 100 AUD, price increase. Are there any budget 144hz monitors, freesync if possible, that would suit my needs?
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The 7700K is the best gaming cpu, and useful for 144Hz gaming. With a GTX 1080 you can play with or with close to 144 FPS - a GTX 1070 would work as well, but is not cheap enough currently. High quality psu, high quality cpu cooler, nice case with good airflow.
A fitting display would be [link]. Freesync won't be used by your gpu, but you will get good FPS anyway.
If all you care about is refresh rate, get it, because the colours are horrible.
It can also give you headaches and eyestrain, because it's backlight flickers.
There's a reason it's $190 when decent ones are around $250.
This guy's colours are still a bit dull, but it won't give you headaches.
The XF240H is good option too.
I'm using two of these, the settings require some tweaking out of the box but they're pretty nice once they're dialed in
I'm loving my AOC G2460PF. I wouldn't get the one that you linked based off the two negative reviews on newegg.
Any thoughts on this one? It's a bit cheaper.
just bought this for $149 on sale.
if you buy a gtx 1070, then get this but if you dont then any cheap 1080p60 monitor is fine
I'd wait until prices drop on current graphics cards, they will drop below MSRP once the mining freakout ends.
I'd recommend jumping up to a 24" monitor, here's a good one I found recently: [link]
Alternatively, there's an acer that's bare-bottom priced at $180-ish, but has some physical build limitations. [link]
$200 is pretty much the base for those specifications.
I hope that helps!
I wouldn't bother. Not only with the quality control issues (known to fail easy and have to constantly battle with returns and customer service which isn't fun, especially with a large and expensive item), its only 1080p at 27" and TN so actual picture quality won't be great.
Something like the AOC G2460PF will be a lot cheaper and seems a better monitor. Good reviews and seems reliable and is 24" so 1080p will be fine. Unfortunately it seems you have to pay quite a bit more for IPS.
I have this monitor. It isn't too good and I would recommend spending more than this on a monitor, but for $200 you cant really go wrong.
aoc g2460 pf
Depends upon if you want 24" or 27", but this monitor served me well the last year and is a really good price.
If it doesn't say the refresh rate then it's assumed to be 60hz. Something like this will tell you 144hz
So I found a "cheaper" monitor that has the same refresh rate as my main monitor (144hz) and has displayport. Would this essentially solve my problems?
Sorry for the late reply, check out this monitor I bought!
So far I have absolutely no issues with it and I adore it. It is a tad bit more than your budget but I recommend saving up a bit more, they always are on sale!
This is on sale right now: [link]
If you're willing to spend a bit more, you can go 1440p 1440hz for $400
No problem. This is on sale right now and would make good use of that 1080:
And if you go the RX Vega route (vega 56 for $399 and vega 64 for $499) you could get yourself a freesync monitor:
this is a good 1080p144 monitor
Consider youre mainly just gaming. Youd want a 144hz monitor
Here is a good 144hz monitor. It also has gsync so it reduces stutter and tearing:
If you dont want to spend $350 on a 1080p monitor there is this one:
But if youre getting that i would buy RX Vega 64 ($499) instead of the gtx 1080 because it has Freesync
AOC G2460PF is a sexy beast as long as you get it for $200 from Amazon rather than paying $350 elsewhere.
PCPartPicker.com is a great place to check first: [link]
The lowest price option is this <$200 24" AOC monitor: [link]
AOC g2460pf 144hz, 24in, under $200 with prime, and freesync if that's a feature you can use, if not, you get what you asked for at a cheaper price
You'd need to get something with at least 144hz, as having two different monitors at vastly different refresh rates is horrible, from what I'm told. This could work.
the G2460PF is almost double the price, not cheaper.
Do NOT get those monitors. If you're getting 144Hz you should find one with DisplayPort. You can find some cheap ones like this [link]
DisplayPort to dual link DVI adapters are EXTREMELY expensive. They cost like $100. For example,
All the cheap adapters only do DisplayPort to DVI Single Link which limits you to 60Hz.
i am very much a bang/buck person and am very statisfied with my AOC G2460PF
edit. also has freesync.
An RX 560 with FreeSync will feel faster than a 1050ti without GSync. The smoothness can be quite enchanting.
The thing to look for, though, is the minimum FreeSync rate on the monitor. It needs to be around 30Hz. 45Hz is cutting it too close as you have to maintain between 45Hz and 75Hz to not experience tearing.
I don't see where you posted which monitor it was, but if it's this one it only has a range from 47Hz to 75Hz. That's REALLY narrow.
You'd be better served putting more money into the monitor than the video card - you will likely keep the monitor longer, anyway.
This is my monitor. $205 right now, 30Hz-146Hz (using the driver) and good color (once it breaks in - something most people don't even know monitors need to do).
2x R9 270's
Edit: Had the wrong link copied, updated it.
There are no G sync monitors at that price range. At best you can get a 144Hz FreeSync on sale for 200.
Edit: here's the one. [link]
I picked up this monitor last year it seems pretty good.
Well anyway, if you don't want GSync, I would recommend this one. It pretty cheep and has everything you need. I have it personally and it works great.
costs 210 new
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor Free Sync,144hz,1ms, Hght Adjust, Spk, VGA DVI HDMI DP USB [link]
Hahah found it on amazon, but i think its a pretty good deal. What about this [link]
what do you think of these two monitors i believe they both have free sync too
The thing is that the 1050ti would save money but RX 570 or 470 will have freesync and 4gb vram.
Freesync monitors like [link]
or [link] are much cheaper than gsync monitors.
Also, if you really really want to save money, I would recommend going for a 90 dollar rx 460 2gb or 110 dollar rx 460/560 4gb.
One of the cheapest you'll find at 144hz, $200
Top up a bit more and get a monitor with freesync
This is something I've been researching for the last week or so. Most sites and personal reviews I've been reading during that time, and it's been a lot, have pointed to the AOC G2460PF.
Here is just one example of a site talking about this monitor.
AOC has freesync. [link]
It does improve performance of my gaming a little bit, but if you have no past history of it then there is no point in getting one. If you're that interested and in the US get a cheap budget 144hz monitor
Was considering this:
Ohh well, yeah, but I think the extra investment is totally worth it if you really need a high refresh rate monitor.
Here is one for $208 USD: [link]
5ms is fine. I would go with the TN. [link]
Cheaper than yours, has freesync, good reviews.
Why so cheap? [link]
Although I'll get this: [link]
Would the 1060 be a good card with a FreeSync Monitor? Like this one? Or would I have to go with an AMD card?
Has FreeSync too.
I'd probably get a RX 580 4GB for $185 (with code spring15) [link]
And then also get a 144Hz FREESYNC Monitor: [link]
Also make 2nd order @ Jet.com with the spring15 code again for EVGA GQ 650W power supply which is better than the NEX version and costs just $62 with no rebates or shippig costs:[link]
Could also get a $65 240GB SSD, though it's a very entry level one, but I suppose it would still be great value: [link]
You can also get the i7-7700K for $306 there: [link] if you use the spring 15 code one last time lol
The motherboard could also be something cheaper like [link]
Also OutletPC adds shipping costs that aren't shown on pcpartpicker so it's better to just use newegg I think.
What about [link]
actually what do you think about this?
I'm pretty sure it was $200 when I bought it
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor
Looks likes it's the same price on Amazon [link]
Also since its Easter and the weekend I won't be able to get anything from Amazon until Wednesday.
Yea, I do. I forgot to mention that. Yes, it makes a huge difference.
This is the one I use. You can pick it up for about $200.
Both, yes. I've been using this monitor for about a month now. Comparatively, it's miles better.
The only thing really holding you back is your GPU. Do you already have a monitor? If not, I think it would be pretty smart to get the Fury plus one of these Freesync monitors:
Those both even have freesync, while the VG248QE has no adaptive sync at all as it was made and released before it existed.
> HD 6800
In that case it's not a bad monitor, but this one is a little bit cheaper and has freesync. [link]
Well, we're eyeing this one, problem is my friend has a 750 Ti so I don't think he can utilize freesync.
What would you recommend that I upgrade? I built this computer in November, and would like some opinions on what I should upgrade. I mainly play Overwatch, CSGO, GTA, etc. I am currently looking at getting a 250gb SSD (to mainly put games on) or this monitor.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I'm looking into this one for my next monitor upgrade, and it's cheaper than most i've found and has good reviews.
Spend $25 more and get this 144hz monitor from AOC: [link]
Just bought this one the other day. It's exactly 199.99 but it's 1080p 144hz 1ms with Freesync
If that's the case, you'll want a FreeSync monitor. The AOC G2460PF is the best one in that pricerange.
Left one: [link]
Right one: [link]
24-Inch 144hz AOC G2460PF Gaming Monitor
Also, found this monitor on amazon, [link]
Pretty sure this is good if not overkill for this PC.
The AOC is a freesync. Same on that you can find here
nothing to sell but this is the best bang for your buck, 144hz, 1 ms response time, 24 inch, and freesync
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms
monitor features freesync
Freesync as Fast As Possible
Link straight to that one.
Freesync monitor, has a 30-35fps starting range as well.
If you are okay with a 21.5" screen, then it's a good deal. Many people prefer a 23 or 24" screen at which point your best bets are the AOC G2460PF or ViewSonic XG2401.
Get the young RX 480 8gb, itll save you some money and you will be happier IMO with a freesync monitor
Edit: this is what i got, absolutely freaking love it [link]
One like this - [link]?
I wasn't sure about free-sync because I thought it was only for AMD Graphics Cards, and I have an MSI.
Freesync can be good. What resolution do you like to play at?
For 1080P, as an example, this one has a 35hz-144hz range:
if u wanne go cheap look op the AOC freesync monitors.
They offer great value for the money u spend
INC freesync range 35-144hz
P.s they also have a 27 inc version ( but on 1080p i personally would not recomand it )
But here is the BIG thing.
This is great for FPS games.
If your main focus is anything but fps games.
Get an IPS 60-75 hz screen whit freesync ( better picture quality )
Might also be nice to look for a higher resolution
Here you go
(just over $250) [link] this is the one everyone on a budget gets tho.
Like people said, get a 470 and this :
Good 144hz freesync monitor, and works in tandem with the 470. It's 50 more than your budget but it's worth every penny.
With the screen it fits your budget (600 USD + 150 usd for the screen).
it's worth it; for sure. I'd look into one of the cheaper 1080p, 144Hz FreeSync monitors. This AOC one is only $200 at the moment which is really good price: [link]
You can either go for high refresh rate monitors like; [link]
Or a high resolution monitor like 1440p; [link]
The performance for 4k monitors are sub par compared to the gtx 1080, but its still doable.
Its all up to you though. I prefer high refresh rate, its a mind blowing experience. Just do a little research.
48fps minimum for adaptive sync. Ouch, that is terrible.
238 quid for 24 inch TN, and you can honestly say that is a good monitor? Hope you never drop below 48 fps with that AMD 480.
Not trying to spend hella lol i'm perfectly content with this ^
r9 fury with 144hz freesync 1080p display for under 500.
Thanks! I knew the CPU was locked, but I forgot to check the motherboard to make sure it wasn't made for overclocking.
As for the monitor, I'm looking at this one here.
Here's my part list now.
this would be great with with a fury or fury x
Max out your CPU socket before taking the plunge to upgrade. Used i7 2600 for ~120$ on ebay, and a new GPU. I recommend a 240$ r9 fury (when it goes back on sale in a few days) and this 200$ 144hz 1080p freesync display. Get the display now, before it stops being on sale.
You'll also want a new PSU for the fury, something around an evga 600w. There are 750w psus for 50$, so that's ~300 for the GPU+psu, 220 for the monitor, and 120$ for the chip. 650$ is a hefty upgrade cost, but at least you're not forced to get a new motherboard (+75$).
You can get a fury x and freesync for that price. Since the 1070 and the fury x perform almost identically (that review mostly missed the relive driver update, which upped performance by 2-4% across the board for AMD cards), pretty much the only thing you'd be missing out on at 1440p is nightmare settings doom.
You also don't need an overclocking CPU to hit 60-75hz. It's not just overkill, it's a waste. I'll leave the Z270 board for future upgrades (7700k) as well as the RAM, because why not.
That being said, this is a 144hz monitor, which will stress both CPU and GPU. That monitor (and many like it) also goes on sale for ~100$ less quite frequently. If you wanna drop to 1080p so you can fit the unlocked processor, here's one such example of a 144hz freesync on sale monitor for 200$. That's 250$ you can put back into the CPU/cooler, which would fit a 7700k+h7.
One of these 480's
That's your best bet for 400$.
24", 1080p, 144Hz, FreeSync. VGA, DVI, HDMI w/MHL, Display Port, (4) USB, (1) USB Hub, Headphone Jack. Way better.
h1z1 is eh. the coding is trash so throwing hardware at it won't help that much.
And for 20-30 dollars more you can get a 144hz
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms [link]
Here's a link to the monitors
Shit...this AOC monitor? I was looking at picking it up. Are there any comparably priced freesync 144Hz monitors? This was the best I could find by a large margin...
It's free sync but still 144hrtz and 1ms input and a great price
But if you can go a bit more this monitor here is great I owned one not too long ago [link]
This one is £190
I was originally thinking of the AOC G24060PF which is usually £200 but seems to have risen a few days ago.
Thanks I'll look into it. Was looking at this one [link] but it looks like the reviews are better on yours in terms of the color accuracy being decent.
[link] AOC makes great budget monitors
$11.50 non-member surcharge with 7% tax and free ship is $198.05. Man its a tough buy now. I probably am going to pass as the AOC 144hz freesync is 199 on amazon
This is what I would call a "build" that's representative of what I BELIEVE you're looking for as far as a set up goes.
Before that though lets get into:
> A few people have recommended going with the I7 for the types of games i'll be playing, saying its needed to handle the workload but will the I5 get the job done, say for a game like star citizen (which is in alpha i know)?
Needed? Haha that's like saying that a family of 4 would ABSOLUTELY needed to get something like a Honda Odyssey full mini-van instead of a Honda CR-V because "you never know" if you're going to drive more than four people.
Star Citizen is an un-finished game let that be known to everyone. The Dev's are focused on FINISHING the game first which is obvious because the game is still in "beta" so of course there's bound to be some bugs in which the game is hogging hardware. You can make a conclusive requirement on a game that isn't 100% finished.
Here's the thing, most people don't have i7s in their gaming computers. Do you seriously think it's a smart business decision to cater and optimize Star Citizen to the top 1% of the PC gamers who all have overkill rigs over the other 99% who have lower end rigs? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
If you have any concerns or questions feel free to ask. There's obviously things about the build that can be changed if you feel strongly about certain components. That's personal and I wont contest that.
No company is ever considered to make bad products as a "whole". However, there are PRODUCT LINES or certain models of items within a company that give them a bad reputation.
Lets take Asus for example. When their monitors work properly as intended, it's amazing. But when you get insane back light bleed, a shit ton of dead pixels or even one dead pixel you're almost guaranteed to get a hard time with Asus's customer service.
From what I remember, Asus doesn't consider ONE or two dead pixels as a factory defect. It has to be more than five or six.
Even worse, some people send in their monitors back to ASUS and they get monitors back that have even worse problems or exactly the same. This was VERY apparent with the MG279Q monitor. It's a 1440P 144hz IPS monitor that features free-sync, but since it's offered at such a lower price compared to competing G-Sync panels. Even Nvidia graphics card users use this monitor. But lone and behold the product launch was freaking horrible. This monitor was plagued with issues and Asus's famous quality control or lack there of was yet again shown to consumers.
TL:DR - Best look at reviews of individual monitors or products instead of judging a company as a whole. Now, tech reviews from sites like Tom's Hardware, Anantech give you a reviews of the actual product itself when it's working as intended. And these you also have to take into consideration
I found an Acer one at newegg for $191 and one form AOC at amazon for about the same price
Cheap 144Hz monitor can be susceptible to ghosting. If you want one with Free Sync, I use this.
Or this one. AOC G2460PF. 24", 144Hz, 1ms. FreeSync (35-144Hz via DisplayPort™; 35-120Hz via HDMI®)
You can get a 144Hz 1080p Freesync for $200 (AOC G2460PF)
Better PSU same price. You can drop down to 8GB of ram, as to the case here's a Corsair for around the same price if you want other options.
Rest looks fine, just make sure the monitor you grab has Freesync with the RX 480, this AOC is $209 for 144hz with Freesync, about as cheap as you can go really for 24".
Maybe this? [link]
Freesync - [link]
Here, it's actually $210 now, it was $195 a week ago. It's pretty much always around this price.
Is this any better than the AOC G2460PF? [link]
This one's got FreeSync if you have an AMD GPU: [link]
I have narrowed down a new 144hz freesync monitor to two options:
I'm leaning more toward the AOC. Does anyone own either one? Is there a big reason to go for one over the other beside price?
What lead you to that monitor? I found one with the same-ish specs for $100 less here
OK thanks. I am looking at this AOC, and this AOC as well.
3 simple questions
I am building a new pc and I have been out of the hardware loop since forever (8+ years). So trying to build a pc from scratch I have been rather flabbergasted.
As a result I simple decided to go with the build I am just linking.
[link] for a screen.
My first 2 questions are related to that.
1) Is there an alternative to cryorig H7 with the build I am intending to buy? It was 99$ on amazon (and living in Turkey amazon is my only option), yesterday it was 119$ and today it is 139$, which I think is too much for cpu cooling. I am looking for a cheaper alternative.
2) MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card that can be found in [link]
Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ Rx 480 8GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI that can be found in [link]
Now with the screen I chose rx480 seems to me to be the better choice as g-sync screens seems a bit too expensive for my around 1000$ budget and the fact rx480 havign better dx12/vulkan support might make it better in the not so distant future. But as I said, I am a total novice on the matter. Is rx480 okay or should I get a 1060 and research further for other screen options?
3) What would you suggest for a cheap entry level gaming keyboard?
Something like this would be good. It's a little more expensive but includes Freesync.
IMO I prefer the higher refresh rate much more than 1440p, in contrast to the other poster.
Before I move on, here´s what I would do OP: I would buy the AOC G2460PF and any cheap IPS monitor with a VESA mount (plenty of good options, the only difference moving up in price is features anyways), and I would pick up a dual VESA arm.
If you already have a IPS monitor (or a TN or VA) but no VESA mount capability, then buy this adapter.
Your goal should be to make your monitor(s) stretch wider than the desk itself, it´s going to look better aestethically, and it´s going to boost productivity even if you´re just having multiple tabs open in your web browser.
It´s a difficult question to answer, because 1080p on a 1080p monitor is better because it´s native 1:1 mapping.
Here´s the problem: A lot of people upgrade their monitor (typically a TN), and so higher panel specs equate to a better picture quality.
A good 1440p monitor is going to display higher quality 1080p than a bad 1080p monitor would.
Contrast is believe it or not directly increasing the perceived sharpness of the display. This is why OLED are so popular, even at only 1080p. There are of course other specs to consider as well, but even TN´s today can hit a high enough sRGB to make only the viewing angles of the display type an issue, which that problem starts on the blueprints.
Just wondering, what's the difference between what OP bought and this? [link]
They both have the exact same specs, but OP's was $250 instead of $200.
Is AOC a bad brand?
Freesync doesn't add any extra cost for the manufacturer, the only reason freesync costs more is if demand is higher.
Here are 2 freesync monitors that are 75hz (30-75 freesync range) and around $100-150, so not much more than a quality 60hz monitor.
If you want 144hz and better freesync range, here are two monitors with a range of 35-144 and 40-144 for <$250,
[link] I got a message saying the other one was deleted, this one even has freesync
If you want 144Hz and don't mind a TN panel:
if you want an IPS panel:
Have you taken a look at the AOC G2460PF yet? It's $200 and has 144hz and FreeSync.
Take your pick: [link]
Do you already have the 1060? Because you could get an RX 480 and then a monitor that supports freesync like this one.
How does this one look ?
AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 144hz, 1ms [link]
1920 x 1080 144hz free sync monitor
Not 27", but 24" you can...
You can get the Viewsonic XG2401 for ~$210 after promos from jet.com here. It got a nice review from Tom's you can read here.
Another option is the AOC G2460PF also for $210, though from what I've read the panel on Viewsonic XG2401 is a bit better.
I have these.
I think they're pretty good.
$200 is kinda mid-range though.
If you're looking at cheap 144hz FreeSync monitors there's also the AOC G2460 for around $210 before shipping.
For just a touch over $200 (At $210), you can get this one.
I have two and I love them. No bleeding or dead pixels on either.
This gets you freesync:
$200 is a good budget for a nice freesync monitor. I can break down a couple options for you...
To start off with, in case you don't know already, there are two main kinds of monitors, IPS and TN. There are a couple more types, but these are likely the main ones you'll be looking at. Basically as a general rule IPS offers better color reproduction and viewing angles at the expensive of a slightly lower response-time. You can also sometimes see what's called an 'IPS glow' and for the most parts while colors are better, blacks are not particularly deep. You may also experience a little back-light bleed, which is where the corners of the monitor are a little brighter than the rest.
TN on the other-hand offers worse color reproduction and viewing angles, but you get deeper blacks and a better response time. Having a good response time is desired if you play a lot of online multiplayer first person shooters.
Alright so after that basic explanation of the two main types of panel I can run you down a few options for freesync monitors.
For $210 (after promos) you can get this 24" 144Hz TN panel from jet.com. While it is TN, the color reproduction is pretty good on this panel and 144Hz can make a big difference to the gameplay experience. It got a nice review from Tom's you can read here.
Also for $210 you can get this 24" 144Hz AOC monitor. It's also TN, but from what I've read the panel on the Viewsonic XG2401 above is a little nicer, but it's worth including this monitor anyway, it's still an option.
For $200 you can get this curved Samsung PLS panel. This one is only 60Hz, but it's curved obviously and it's PLS (basically Samsung's version of IPS), so you'll get better colors and viewing angels. You can also overclock most 60Hz panel to 75Hz pretty easy.
Another 24" Samsung PLS panel but not curved for $170. Again it's 60hz.
Then there's the ViewSonic VX2257/VX2457. The VX2457 is 24" for $239. It's comes out of the box at 75Hz, so no overclocking required. It's also a TN, but again the colors aren't too bad for a TN. The VX2257 is the same just 22" for $110.
There a 21" AOC TN pannel for $120. This one is clocked at 75Hz" out of the box as well, but again form what I've read the panel on the Viewsonic VX2457 is a little better. I've still included this one though as it does have a slightly nicer aesthetic and is perhaps a little less cheap looking compared to the Viewsonic.
The last one the list is the 22" Samsung SF350 for $100. This one is again 60Hz and is a PLS panel.
If you have any questions let me know. As for my recommendation, if you're on a tight budget get the $100 Samsung SF350 (no.7), but if you think you can stretch out to $210, get the Viewsonic XG2401 (no.1). I also think the curverd Samsung C24F390 (no. 3) is pretty cool.
Wasn't looking an anyone one monitor specifically but here's some
first three are fairly similar
maybe but probably not this, bigger but only 75hz
2560 x 1080:
kinda only want ultrawide for splitsceening applications though I would have my old/current monitor too though the extra size and still having a good pixel density would be nice
didn't really see very many at this resolution with freesync
or I could go with 1440p but my eye sight isn't that good so it would look similar to 1080 since wearing contacts are a bit disorientating when moving my eyes rapidly and glasses I could wear though uncomfortable with a headset
I currently have a dell s2340m basic 1080p 60hz 23" which I use for gaming and 3d modeling
For that price, you can either get a really nice 1080p IPS monitor, or a 1080p 144hz TN monitor. IPS monitors tend to be more expensive and have higher response times, which can result in blurry images in fast-paced games, although they have much better color and viewing angles. You can get a 144hz monitor with FreeSync, which will work with your AMD cards, for $210 (AOC G2460PF - [link]). Alternatively, you could get a good 60hz IPS monitor for around $150 (Asus VS248H-P - [link]). Basic 1440p monitors are a bit out of your price range; they start at around $250-300.
My general impression about monitors is that different brands don't vary wildly in quality, and that in general, monitors have a high rate of defects compared to other PC components.
you can get an AOC g2460pf off amazon for $210 and it is 144Hz. It also has freesync, if you have an AMD video card
Would you say that this is a good 1080p alternative?
and he should get this monitor
One of the cheapest Freesync monitor is this one:
I just got it last month and it's been a really awesome monitor for the price.
CyberpowerPC Desktop Computer Gamer Xtreme S207 Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6700 (3.4 GHz) 16 GB DDR4 1 TB HDD 120 GB SSD AMD RX 480 8GB
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iBUYPOWER Desktop PC Element Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6700 (3.4 GHz) 8 GB DDR4 1 TB HDD 240 GB SSD AMD RX 480 8GB
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For monitors, I'd check /r/buildapcsales if you want to save some $
This AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Free Sync Gaming LED Monitor, Full HD would be a good choice if for the PC with the RX 480 Graphics Card.
Some people claim this monitor is great, others claim it is trash.
I have no experience with it myself.
This one is pretty good, but a good 100$ out of your original price.
This one made by the same company...
I don't know too much about it, but its 180$ instead of 246$ for the (I think) better model.
Either way, hope it helps. Oh, and both are 24".
For less than the one you picked, you could get a freesync 144hz 1080p 24" monitor.
Sure. The AOC G2460PF would be a damn good choice. 1080p, 144Hz with an excellent freesync range of 35-144Hz. This is probably the best you can do for $200 IMO. Again the G-Sync version of this monitor is $382, which is why I recommend Rx 480 over the 1060.
Edit: All up then, something like this would be my suggestion...
Add $20 if you don't have amazon prime for free shipping. I'd also get one of the aftermarket 480s. They're going for about the same price @$260-$270.
Edit 2: Also a review here for the monitor.
Do I need freesync for CSGO 144hz? I just ordered a Sapphire RX 480 and was going to buy this AOC monitor for the freesync capability but I found that I can get the Asus VG248QE for about $15 cheaper. Is freesync needed for a game like CSGO where my specs far outweigh the requirements for the game?
That BenQ one isn't 144Hz. Get this one:
There's also this one
1ms response time
If I buy this monitor, can I plug my keyboard into the USB slot?
I'd recommend this as it has FreeSync and is 144Hz too.
I personally want this AOC , 144 hz, 1080p, and freesync, comes with a built in usb hub. The only downside is that it costs 210$. The other monitor that I have in mind is this Acer. ~100$, IPS, 21.5 inches, but 6 ms response time, no speakers, and the build isn't the best, but it has served me well for the last 10 months.
Oh sweet thanks, what do you think of this monitor: [link]
It's one of the cheapest 1080p, 144hz, freesync monitors I could find.
It's not IPS, but it's feature rich with 144Hz, free sync and your displayport.
If you only care about 60hz, you can easily get a 24" for less than $80. At the prices you listed, you can get 24" 144hz and freesync.
In the same boat, replacing an hd 5870 with this. Also looking for another monitor, was looking at this AOC [link]
$210 for a 144hz and $130 for a 75hz (at 144hz-30hz and 75hz-47hz range respectively), but I'd highly recommend getting an IPS panel for media over a freesync panel of the same price.
It does, but G-Sync displays have a non-trivial price premium and there are fewer models to choose from.
You can get a 144Hz 1080p Freesync display for $210
Cheapest G-Sync display on Amazon is $399
Nvidia wants to ignore how badly they got crushed on this aspect of the gaming market. You can buy a 480 and that AOC display for less than 1070, and the experience will be smoother.
And it will stay like that. Because adaptive sync makes framerates smooth that would otherwise piss you off. If nothing else, the 144hz refresh evens out the per a bit, but freesync > 144hz.
Ehhh, not taking it. I have found a monitor I am interested in though, it's a little over my budget, but I'm sure I can find the money.
How does the AOC G2460PF look to you? It's around $210 and seems to fit your description.
shit man we'll see
Do you think it would be worth it to go for the 24" model that is Freesync-compatible if I'm using an AMD graphics card?
I'm planning on getting on this monitor. It does say it has a display port so I think I'm good?
Alright lemme focus on this for a minute...
In 1080p 144hz displays, your only option is TN. Even if you wanted it, IPS displays are either at 60fps, or at the 1440p/4k side, so you're stuck with TN, which is good for gamers on cost and responsiveness.
Two contenders off the bat in your price range are the AOC G2460PF and the Acer GN246HL.
Now, you can get an even better deal and a higher quality monitor if you're okay going into the Refurbished market. Basically monitors that got returned for some reason, the manufacturer fixes them, and resells them. They're under the same warranty as new and you can return them right away if anything is wrong, so there's much less risk. There's hte potential for more "hassle", but nothing thats going to hurt your wallet.
On the refurbished side I think the best deals for you are the BenQ XL2411Z. BenQ is a really reputable brand in gaming, and their monitors are pretty highly represented in esports. The other option would be the ASUS VG VG248QE. I don't know much about the retailer, so I'd look into their warranty and return policies. But it's another well regarded monitor, good price, and definitely a ton of value for what you're paying.
Lemme know what you think.
-$270 is about the most I'd like to spend
-have a 2500k and a 390
-open to other suggestions at or below my price point
Sorry to hastle, but would this monitor be suitable?
No Budget 1440p G-Sync
Ooo man. The best buy thing might change it up a bit.
But here are the specs you can get for $1200 or less (based on Amazon prices):
I would consider [link] along with a 480. You'd enjoy that 144hz freesync for only $410 total
[link] I think that's like $250 in CAD?
[link] I think that ones like $275 in CAD? not sure
Next time, just remove all the random crap after /dp/blahblah/
Might be good to know for future posts so we don't get ragers in the comments lmao
Should grab this Monitor or the AOC G2460PF?
My bad it appears to be 24 inch
It's on Amazon. This has been the price for about a month. Link
Freesync is for AMD and Gsync is for Nvidia which would mean you should go for Freesync.
Freesync and Gsync technologies are to reduce screen tearing which is disturbing during gaming.
You're lucky since Freesync (AMD's) technology is generaly cheaper.
Here is a monitor which features:
Freesync (no screen tearing)
144hz (if you get 144FPS+ on the game you're playing you'll see 144FPS and not the usual 60FPS
Only costs 210$
Little reminder that if you want to get the 144hz experience you need to use the DisplayPort cable which is provided with the monitor.
In the Builds Section the list a few monitors.
They list this one that might suit ya
While this is $10 over the listed budget I'd consider it if you're getting an AMD GPU.
I may be in the wrong place, but I wasn't sure where else to go. Hopefully you all can help. I recently purchased 2 new monitors because 1 of my 2 monitors went dead (and my wife needed one). I purchased 2x -- [link] (not sure if which ones matter).
When I got them hooked up, they look great, but one of the monitor's, the one that the HDMI is hooked up to, has like... an inch of unused black space on the left and right and a half inch on the top and bottom. The monitor on the left (uses displayport) uses 100% of the screen real estate.
My GPU has a 3 slots, DVI / HDMI / Displayport. I am using the HDMI and the Displayport. I have tried messing with the settings on the monitor, (that monitor says they have the same settings... except that the HDMI one is 60 hz, and the DP one is 144 hz.) -- I plan to upgrade my Graphics card in 6 months or so, so if having one DP / one HDMI is the problem, then I guess I can live with it for now.
Additionally.. the same monitor that is having the problem... has a red pixel that is super noticeable when I turn the monitor off and then back on. I thought it went away, when the screen shows up, but it is just less noticeable...
did i just get a lemon?
Edit: ITAP: [link]. The two monitors are 100% identical. One is connected via a HDMI and the other has display port. Would that cause this? I know the picture is dark, but hopefully you can see what I'm talking about. It's like the resolutions are set different. But when I checked on the display settings they weren't...
I bought 2 monitors less than a week ago, here
but just found this... For cheaper and... Possibly better? 60hz vs 144hz. Then higher resolution, and it's an IPS...? I don't currently have a GPU to push either but plan to upgrade in the next 6 months or so...
Possible better cheaper monitor I might want instead
I play mostly Blizzard games, I like 2 monitors to play on one and either surf the web on the other or watch a streamer. If I play FPS games they are usually the solo campaign. Dark Souls, Witcher, Metro. I don't play a ton of huge FPS like battlefield etc. I wasn't sure what my priorities should be. Higher resolution vs higher Hz? Do I want to hold out for a 4k? I think most of these questions are personal opinion, but I'm just not sure what I should be valuing given the types of games that I play.
I'm planning on building a new gaming PC and need a new monitor to go with it as well. Waiting for the 1070 and undecided on the CPU (6500 or 6600k). Between these monitors what would people recommend? (Or recommendations of other monitors):
I know the last one doesn't really take advantage of the 1070, but for the price point is the bigger screen, and IPS worth it?
I just recently got the AOC 2460PF ([link]) and its been great so far. The colors arent the best but some calibration helps with that.
if you can afford it id recommend getting a 144hz screen im not really sure which is better but im considering buying one of these two for csgo atm
kinda pricey but with over double the refresh rate of my current monitor itd be nice to have
If you could stretch it a bit, you could get a 144hz monitor: [link]
Pretty nice but there are some nits to pick.
For some reason PCPartPicker doesn't have the Amazon listing. Here it is at $210, and here are my some of my thoughts on it.
I think you should take a look at this monitor
>I searched the serial on Amazon and was also recommended this model with similar specs (at least at first I haven't really done a full side-by-side) for 10 dollars cheaper plus no curve:
I bought this one for my set up and it is pretty good so far.
Whatever you do don't buy directly from Dell.. worse price possible.
If your getting one for gaming go with this: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2460PF-1920x1080-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01BV1XBEI I bought this 2 months ago and its awesome.
If your just going for color/resolution than I would get a Dell one off amazon or newegg.
The AOC G2460PF is $260. It's normally $399. Not sure how it compares to this model though.
I agree with cad_deal, thought its the cheapest.
If unavailable then, AOC G2460PF for freesync according to amazon pricing
I personally do not like LG monitors. It doesn't even have FreeSync.
Acer XF240H 24" 1080p 144hz FreeSync TN. - $257.07. Acer Recertified - $199
AOC G2460PF 24" 1080p 144hz FreeSync TN - $209.99.
Personally prefer a IPS monitor, but looks like they do not have a 23-25" IPS 1080p 144hz FreeSync Monitor. I don't need one currently, but others have asked.
If you do not care for FreeSync and want to get a good monitor:
QNIX QX2414 24" 144hz 1080p IPS - $229
I heard a BenQ XL2411T exists... but I've never seen it.
24" 1080p 144hz TN/IPS Monitor List
AOC G2460PQU 24”
These have great stats overall, fanastic adjustable stands, and they regularly drop down to the 200~220$ range.
Amazon listing for 210$
Mmk well if you're planning on getting 144hz monitor AND a new GPU in the future, I'll suggest going with a Freesync monitor and an AMD gpu later on and not have to pay the premium ($150+) for Gsync. Not sure which country you're in, but something around $200-$250 would be good for you. I'll suggest this AOC since it has what you're looking for as well as Freesync.
AOC has a decent 24"/ 1080p/ 144hz/ Freesync for $209, which would be good because your RX 480 can push high framerates in 1080p and you can utilize Freesync.
On the other hand, you could go for a 25"/ 1440p/ 60hz/ IPS/ Acer display for $260, but you may have to tone down some settings in demanding games to keep your framerates close to 60 fps.