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A 60Hz monitor would do you fine but obviously more is better. I've got three of these, great quality and relatively cheap 144hz 1080p solution. Their 60Hz model would be my choice if you want to cut cost.
My only suggestion to your posted build would be to either go WD Red or Black. Blue is their light/casual use line of drives and you get a ton of read/writes in gaming. Black is a little overkill (entry-class servers/professional use) and Red will do you just fine, but the little extra for Black is justifiable for me. I have one that's truckin along for 8 years and I've slaughtered it.
Best monitor for the price.
I use it for PC gaming (since it supports 144 Hz) and PS4
If you have the cash, you could up it a little bit and go to a monitor with a 1ms response time. THIS would be awesome.
The monitor that l linked has a 5ms response time, which is fine with me.
I throw in my Opinion too.
So I'd suggest roughly this build
Current i5/i7 (if you don't plan to OC, don't get the K version)
1070 / maybe 1070 ti to look at.
Mainboard with z chipset
16 gig ram ddr4
256 gb ssd
1 / 2 tb 7200rpm hdd
this would be roughly the tower -
could be around 1000 $
and with this you could take this awesome gaming monitor
Very low latency/input lag, very smooth 144hz and nice colors , albeit still a gaming monitor (not the best panels for color).
Theres a BENQ Counterpart on this one, you may consider this too, but this one just looked better and was available in my area.
Keyboard + Mouse could be generic for the beginning and you can figure out what you need for yourself - mechanic or electric - extra buttons? - illuminated? Keyboards are very diverse, mouses too.
I generally go to the nearest electric store and test them out on the spot - thats how i got my logitech g502 spectrum and corsair strafe red - both awesome IMO.
My build is 2012 and I upgraded my 670 gtx oc to a 1070 oc and still hold up well! Forza Horizon 3 stable 60 fps for example - If i tinker with the settings i get 144fps in most shooters like csgo or overwatch which gives you cutting edge reflexes with the nice smooth 144hz gameplay. Doesnt make your skill better but it certainly helps.
I personally use the BenQ rl2455hm, but I mean with a budget of 250 you can get a better one. I would get the highest refresh rate and lowest responce time you can get, id go 1440p if you can find one.
the ASUS VG248QE is great.
Yeah I understand it can be hard to upgrade when its either that or eating. Just to let you know most people only use monitors over 60hz for competitive first person shooters, 60hz will look great for everything else. That being said, there are plenty of good 144hz monitors that go between $250 and $350. This is one of the cheaper ones I've found in that category.
I dont have this monitor (yet) but my friend does and its pretty good. Way cheaper than the others too. ITs a144hz, 24", 1080p. 1ms response.
I dont know how to work links sos sorry for the long link
My friend has this and I will prbably get it soon. Its really nice. 144hz, 24", 1ms response time
I personally own a 27" 144hz and I kinda regret it since 24" would've been enough and I ended up paying more for taking more space on my desk.
The Asus VG248QE is a great 24" 144Hz monitor and is really affordable.
Can't go wrong. My best friend has this one. It's 264 bucks, so a little over your budget. But its everything you will need.
Freesync wouldn't work with an Nvidia card.
1440p monitor can be set to 1080p resolution. A 1060 would struggle with 1440p on higher settings. 1440p Are also expensive if you're looking into 144hz Free/G/Adaptive sync.
The monitor you linked looks fine, can recommend this personally though.
I recommend [link] For your monitor. It will save you a couple bucks if you go with it. I have it and I love it.
Also another note 970's have been having issues with the V-RAM so you MIGHT want to look into that a little more.
Solid build, I don't see any issues. They might enjoy a 144hz monitor though with those specs, and if they play a lot of FPS games.
So one more question. Are you really trying for 4k? This is a pretty major change in budget, because it's REALLY hard to get to 4k right now with playable frames without having a really overpriced build.
Your budget is really solid for the cost, but knowing exactly what you'll do with it and what resolution you'll run helps me narrow down what to do.
We can play a few scenarios out I guess.
Try 1080p gaming, you'd buy a 144hz monitor and maybe another 1080p monitor or two for browsing/watching videos. A single GTX 970 or r9 290x would be totally set for you for a really long time afterwards, with a great upgrade path for the r9 290x providing decent performance for 1440p down the road. We'd go for an i5, air cooling, and 8gb of ram. We'd also shave the SSD price down by going for an mx100 for only 100$ over 160$, wit hthe same storage but a bit worse speeds. Cases are totally up to you and the enthoo pro is really great, depending on whether you go for a 970 or a r9 290x we could fix the build up.
1440p is pretty similiar to the 1080p build, and you'd be focusing on the r9 290x to get pretty good frames in SLI.
4k is a bit different, and I legitimately don't know how to build for this, but I guess I'd recommend dual 980s.
If you did things other than gaming, like video editing, rendering, stuff like that, then we'd go back up to an i7, with 16gb of ram, and maybe a 3tb HDD.
When I go grab my 980 next week, I'll be upgrading to the ASUS VG248QE and then waiting on hitting 1440p+ and G-Sync as the technology develops (likely in a year, yeah). So yeah, that's my recommendation to you.
Wait on it and then enjoy the price drop and stabilized technology when it all comes along.
EDIT: Price bot. Oh cool.
I bought This for about $250 by getting a "used" warehouse version. I was skeptical at first and only did the amazon warehouse thing because they were out of stock at the time, but the monitor was literally brand new and still in shrink-wrap and original packaging.
I would stalk the price of this monitor for a while, it gets lower than it is right now when they have more in stock.
Also, just found this in case you're interested VG248qe for $265
If it were me, I'd pick up a monitor like THIS. The build you ordered would work well with this monitor and your games would look awesome. Obviously not 4K, but you'd get smooth frame rates and nice textures.
I'm looking for some advice on monitors, and basically have a stupid question. I am thinking of getting something like this and another cheaper monitor of the same size, so they match up evenly on my desk. Looking on newegg, I can't find any info on the height of stands, so even if I do get a 24 in, one may be higher than the other because they have different stands. Anyone have some advice on a two monitor setup or some models that work well together?
Depends on what kind of games and GPU power you're investing. Mine was a debate between 1440p 60hz and 1080p 144hz. I eventually got this one (asus, 144hz) [link]
I values the fps more and smoother frames, and since I bought a Msi 970 I'm glad I didn't risk the higher resolution.
In my opinion, nothing above 1080p is necessary for the average gamer. Unless you're sitting like 10 feet away from your computer, there's no need for such high resolution. Instead, I would funnel that extra cash into a higher hz monitor of good size. This is a good choice. You could even get 2 for 600 dollars.
I didn't know about that. This is one of my first time selling things online in a while. Thank you for the information.
As for Price, Amazon, I went off Amazon prices and I didn't know that deal was going on Newegg.
Since you won't be overclocking, a quality H81 or H97 board should be fine and will save you some $. Look around there for the specific features you want. If H81 doesn't carry what you're looking for, there is no harm in moving up to a Z97 board, but it will cost more money.
Monitor wise, You have two big choices to make: screen size and panel type.
Size-wise, only you can answer that question. Take some measurements around where you'll be putting your rig and determine the maximum size possible. Remember that screen size is measured diagonally.
Personally, I would recommend a 23" or 24" monitor. They are plenty large and provide a generous amount of real estate without taking up too much room. I would advise against going 27" or higher, as 1080p starts to show pixels at that point.
As a primarily gaming build, TN panel monitor should fit your needs well with its low response time. TNs are also less expensive than IPS displays in general so you would save money. However, TNs have worse viewing angles and poorer color reproduction, so if that is important to you, look towards an IPS panel.
If you save a little more money, this is an incredible monitor for gaming that boasts a high refresh rate ensuring that your glorious 970 won't be bottlenecked at 60 FPS.
The Asus you suggested seems to be a good bet for high quality gaming performance. Also if you live near a microcenter its cheaper there than on amazon!
I am looking for a 1080p 144Hz for my next build I found this one [link]
Any suggestions of a better one or this is enough? (budget 300€)
Lol but you are wasting all that power! People normally get SLI to run games at 4k resolution with nice fps. In your case, you do not need SLI because you probably don't want to dish out $500-$800 for a nice 4k monitor, and another $300 for a 2nd GPU. You will be able to run any game at 1080p on max settings with this configuration, so why spend extra money if you can use it elsewhere? Get yourself a nice 144 Hz monitor like the Asus VG248QE, and maybe a mechanical keyboard and a gaming mouse.
Thank you so much for your input!
I currently have a 1080p 60hz monitor (Asus VW246H) and was considering a 1080p 144hz monitor ([link])
Would you consider a 144hz monitor worth the investment?
This was the first monitor I got when I built my computer, alongside with my brother. We both own 2 of these now alongside an ROG Swift which is the 1440p 144hz 1ms 27 inch monitor. For 1080p, it is recommended to get at the 24 inch size with 1440p moving up to 27inch so that you don't get too high or too low of PPI.
No not TVs, why would you play PC games on a TV? Maybe if you want to play from your couch, but not many people do that. If you have a normal computer setup like 85% of PC gamers, you really shouldnt use a TV but a boring normal monitor like this one
Ah well if you are actually good at CS then I would recommend the [link]
It has the most positive reviews of any monitor I believe.
The monitor seems too much this one may be a better bang for the buck
Also why the hell does he need 8 case fans? Next thing I notice is hes being an expensive board made to OC very well but hes getting a budget CPU cooler.
[link] here's the one i got setup in my room, had it for like 3 years now its great :D
Heard good things about this monitor. [link]
As a fellow CS player, let me tell you that 144hz is night and day to 60. It makes 60 look potato.
As for input, it doesn't matter if you use DVI-D DL or DP. The monitor has both.
Don't know much about the speakers, you will need to read some reviews or replace them with similarly priced speakers that are well reviewed. Keyboard is good. That monitor seems pretty pricey for what it is. Have you looked at something like this?
ASUS VG248QE is the standard, got mine for $250. Anything cheaper than that, you'll have to risk it with the Korean models.
That being said, I have a Korean 1440p monitor that's still kicking 2 years later with no dead pixels or anything wrong with it.
I play FPS games competitively so I thought the 140hz would be the better choice, I should have mentioned my intended use in the OP sorry!
I think this one looks pretty good
Holy crap, anything that doesn't cost more than a top of the line graphics card? O_o
I was thinking maybe this one:
Although I'd have to get HDMI - DVI converters
I just got an ASUS monitor and love it. 144hz is love. Also the 980 will not get 60 FPS on a 4k monitor :(
I've had a pretty old monitor for a while and I recently upgraded to a Asus monitor and it makes a big difference. I absolutely love the monitor so i'd highly recommend the upgrade.
I picked up an open box Asus VG248QE (24" 144hz) at Newegg a few months back for $200. These were retailing for around $280-300 at the time. Now you can pick up a new one on Amazon for $230.
It's a great monitor. If you do pick it up, make sure you load in the color profile in Windows (there used to be a Reddit comment with the instructions for this, but it appears to have been deleted.)
Price match it to amazon and save an extra 10$
Show them their "competitor" [link]
Just have the monitor in your cart. Go open a Live Chat on Staples site. Just tell them you want a price match done. Don't mention the coupon codes,etc. Once the rep approves the price match, submit order. If you are able to get all the promo codes, you should be able to pay what I paid.
They will send you e-mail once all is done. If you dont have a $25 off $75 purchase coupon, just buy one off of eBay for like $8. Good Luck :)
I just got the ASUS VG248QE and I looooove it. Best upgrade I've made in a long time.
Also running a GTX 760, with an 8350, and it stays above 144 all the time. (It will actually drop into the 190's area with a lot of smoke, but that's the lowest). The i5 should provide better FPS for CS:GO than the non-overclocked 8350 I'm fairly sure.
Decent price ($230) for it right now Amazon since you missed it for $210 at Staples (that's where I got mine) - it's usually $260+.
It's the same panel AFAIK as the cheaper Acer 144hz but the stand is fantastic on the Asus, not so great on the Acer.
Are there any 1ms, 144hz, IPS, 1080p, 24 inch monitors on the market right now? I'm currently looking at this monitor, and was wondering if there was any monitors just like it except with an IPS panel.
I think the monitor choice depends on the intended purpose. After gaming on a 144hz monitor for abut 6 months, I can say that you are probably going to get around 75-100 fps on games if you max them at 1080p. I think the 144hz is more for people playing much more competitive games. If you are more into RPGs, go for the higher resolution, but if you are playing mostly shooters, the 144hz might be something more geared toward yourself. I have been using two Asus VG248QE's, and they are kind of dated at this point. I know the Acer model has been down under 200 USD in the past few weeks, but it is up to you. The higher resolution is almost going to guarantee a greater cost, so consider your budget and the intended use. Good luck.
Eh still more expensive than this plus glasses. I still think vr will be a better experience by far (it's 3d too), it's just not cheaper than 3d (you'd probably just get the 144hz monitor anyways)
i'd reccomend getting the asus VG248QE for CS:GO instead. 144 hz is definitely a lot better than 60 hz. With 144hz your screen will display 144fps. Having 400~500 fps is pointless if you can only display 60fps.
Its a highly rated competitive gaming monitor.
Just purchased this monitor. I am looking at everything, they never asked for my card when I signed up as it happened before I even got to the checkout point (they asked if I wanted to try it free for a year before I chose which shipping method I wanted to use). I am keeping an eye on my card at the moment, but everything points to a free trial at the moment.
I can't vouch for this monitor, but the ASUS VG248QE has 4.7 stars on Amazon out of 1100 reviews. It's a 24" monitor with a TN panel, 1080p, and a 144Hz refresh rate that a lot of reviews seem to praise.
Alternatively, there are monitors that advertise thin bezels for multi-monitor setups.
you're not going to find any ips displays with a really low input latency. if csgo is your main priority than i would recommend really low latency and high refresh. my recommendation would be this guy
1 ms response
can say from experience that bitches love this monitor, just don't enable the dumbass crosshair feature
ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080
If you haven't tried 144Hz yet it is amazing, motion blur gone, although I will warn you that once you become accustomed to gaming at over 100fps you'll never want to play a game in 30fps ever again, and those wide panning shots in movies that blur at 24 fps will drive you nuts.
The two at the start isn't sold in SWE, the Samsung one is only at one store and costs 511$.
Asus VG248QE, I went with this. I felt that I can give 4K and higher resolutions some time to improve. Already have a 1080p monitor, but the second one will help with the work-resolution.
Yeah, I'm stuck at 60 Hz right now and I've been yearning for more. I was looking at this monitor too, but it's not IPS. Supposedly that means the colors won't be as vibrant, but it's hard to tell unless I saw them in person.
Yeah picture quality is fine. As a bare minimum you want 1080p, 60hz, and a response time of 5ms or less (competitive fps monitors should be 1ms or 2ms).
IPS panels bring out colors better. TN panels are known more for higher refresh rates and response times. With either of these monitors you will want to most likely pick up additional speakers. I use this for my pc(on sale! also popular fps monitor) and it looks and performs great.
Otherwise just get a 60 or 120hz 1080p tv (samsung is my go to brand), turn off all motion blur stuff they tend to have. Check reviews to see if anyone has complained about input lag. I mainly game on my Xbox from a 55in with similar specs.
[link] I recommend that monitor, it's roughly the same price in USD but it could be more in Euros, depending on VAT and what-not.
I personally own it and it's a great entry level 144hz monitor. Not the best viewing angles but then again, I only view it from one angle. The blacks aren't the blackest and sometimes the light blues (aka reddit's background) can seem off.
However, I frequently switch between this and a really nice IPS panel on my laptop. The ASUS monitor still look amazing and I'd prefer it over a 60hz IPS display, because of my 980Ti it would be a waste, in a way.
I'm using this monitor right now. It performs well, 1ms, 144hz and the price was reasonable. I will say that it will burn your eyes and cause headaches if you dont calibrate the screen (multiple guides out there worth reading). If you want something that's affordable and can run at 144Hz, grab this monitor.
What are you looking for? (e.g. high refresh rate monitors, high resolution, ultrawide, etc) I have some experience in high refresh rate monitors, but not too much for the other two.
This would be my recommendation for 144 Hz. Currently 170 USD
Two of these, but I impulse bought those two years ago. I don't play enough twitch shooters to really make full use of the supposed 1ms response, and I don't get anywhere near the ideal FPS on settings I play with for a 75 hz monitor(in comparison) to make that much of a difference. As well since I now have an AMD card, the nvidia 3d tech behind these monitors is wasted.
np. the asus is this one
One more thing. When you get a 144hz, people will recommend you use something called "light boost" at 120hz. I won't get into the specifics, but know that either monitor is just fine without tinkering around too much, and the light boost option just ended up hurting my eyes.
I would highly recommend this Asus monitor. You can even get another $50 off if you purchase a Amazon Warehouse deal.
It's basically the same price as your monitor, but 144hz.
I personally use this ASUS monitor, it's definitely worth it. But to be honest, a low response rate is something that you can't conceivably notice. Either way, this one has 1ms response time.
Not a problem, there wasnt much detail there but Its just some casual conversation.
I use this ASUS VG248QE it's not too expensive, nor is it the best but its an affordable 144hz with 1ms response.
Godspeed and Goodluck!
I mean, I'd stick with an IPS just because it's nicer and you can save at least $300 depending where you're from. Maybe the most recommended monitor on PCMR
That was my thing as well, not sure if the 27 would be too big or not. You are talking abotu [link] right?
ASUS 24" 144hz Gaming Monitor Very nice monitor for PC gaming. 144Hz refresh rate, 3d support, HDMI Display port and DVI inputs. I bought 3 of these to run in eyfinity surround, but found the performance hit wasn't worth the surround. Keeping 2 and selling this one. It's basically brand new, used for less than a few days. Still have original box and everything that came with it. $200
you should swap to either a H97 mobo or get a 4690k CPU. Basically Z97 + K' cpu = Overclocking. H97 + non K = not overclocking
Also I suggest a ~1080p 144hz - 1ms monitor.
I am sure the title was a joke, but just in case: A better PC isn't going to help you with teamwork, which is the main reason people get stuck in 'Elo Hell'.
Moving on. If you want to build a PC that might actually improve your gameplay, you bought the wrong monitor. Especially if you play first person shooters as well, you should get a 144Hz monitor.
A 1080p, 144Hz monitor with a TN panel: [link]
You'll also want to consider your peripherals. A mechanical keyboard with MX Browns, MX Reds, or custom manufacturer switches resembling either of those will be a huge improvement over the typical membrane keyboards. (I use the Logitech G910)
A responsive and comfortable mouse will help as well. (I use the Logitech G502)
For playing with all of your resources available, you'll also want a good, comfortable headset or a nice set of speakers. You can often hear ability sounds before you can see the animations. This can help you respond faster to situations. (I use the Logitech G35)
Once you have all of those things squared away: Everything in your build is fine. The only thing I want to add is that you do not need to overclock to play League, so you could probably save some money by buying a locked processor and a motherboard that doesn't support overclocking. I would recommend a better GPU, especially if you end up replacing your monitor with the one I recommended. A r9 390 will be a worthy investment now and for the future.
When this build is done, you'll no longer have any excuses for being bad at League of Legends....so you should start watching some streams of professional players while you are waiting for your parts to ship. I personally recommend twitch.tv/valkrin as he is very informative.
When playing on PC, i use the ASUS ROG 27 inch 1440p, 144hz, 1ms response monitor, and my ps4 is hooked up to my 55 inch samsung.
Obviously you don't need a $800 1440p gaming monitor, but the asus 1080p 144hz monitor is famous for its performance. I use one as my secondary monitor and couldnt be happier.
I can vouch for the xl2411z. It's amazing. The colors are acceptable - at least for me - after color calibration etc.
The ASUS VG248QE I've heard is also excellent, and was my second choice. These are the best 2 in the $250 range. Probably the best bang for your buck for a 144hz monitor too, since imho 27 inch isn't worth it.
If you wanna go high quality with the monitors, here ya go
Those are the ones I'm using. Color, response time, everything very good stuff.
Also you're absolutely in the right place, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask here, or you can jump into #hoggit on IRC on freenode.
I have a similar build and the only thing I can suggest is splurging on a 144Hz monitor. With the R9 390 you'll be able to have Ultra settings and get 100+ FPS at 1080p on the latest AAA games. It makes everything silky smooth you won't want to go back.
My favorite is playing Skyrim with heavy visual mods and still getting 144Hz it's just amazing.
I have purchased a 1440p monitor, but returned it to stick with 1080p at 144Hz.
Something like this would be good.
What's wrong with TN panels? I have this monitor and it's great (I'm not from Canada, was just looking on Canadian Amazon for OP).
Also, that $600 monitor feels like a waste on a gaming rig. Get a TN panel for normal gaming, 144hz is for high-paced games like CS:GO. You could get two nice monitors for the price of that one shipped.
I bought three of these, and they're great.
Hola, les hago una pregunta. Si yo quiero comprar un monitor, cómo es la cosa? Tiene sentido?
Soy de Tandil y me interesa un monitor de 120 hz / 144 hz. Algun Asus de esos que estan de moda.
Por ejemplo este: [link]
Suponiendo que me salga 50 dolares más el envío, estaría en algo de 300 dolares el producto. A eso le tengo que sumar el 50 por ciento? viene a Tandil?
Más el 50 porciento sería algo así como 450 dolares, o 6300 pesos.
Si no viene a Tandil lo tendria que ir a buscar a buenos aires?
Como ejemplo, en ml el mismo monitor está entre 9000 y 15000 pesos, así que seguría siendo negocio, el tema es que me da mucha cosa comprar algo y que después sea un bardo. Gracias
Been trying to calibrate my ASUS monitor and considering getting an IPS instead for the color and viewing angle benefits.
I feel like I've been looking at an improperly calibrated monitor for the past few years and I'm not sure how it has affected my photos.
I personally have this one, and can't reccomend it enough: [link]
$250 shipped from amazon, 144Hz, been arround for a good while, great display.
Thanks for your indepth answer.
Follow up question: I was looking at this a well which can go up to 144Hz. Do I have the power to run 144 or would that have to come when I inevitably upgrade to full ATX at some point?
For the headset I would recommend the Marshall Monitor headphones. Ive been using them for a year now and they have the best comfort and sound combination I've tried. Also holding up very well for several hours of usage each day.
As for your monitor, I think this would be better.
100 dollars cheaper, and still 144hz and 24"
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I personally dont use any antivirus, and have never had a problem. Windows defender seems to do well enough for me, so no help there.
If it's for FPS games, I'd say get a 144hz. That monitor is fine too, 1ms response, 75hz, but in games like CS:GO, that 144 or 120 does make a difference. I use this, and it has served me very well. That monitor should be fine for most things though.
buying a 144hz monitor is one of the most notable improvements I've noticed while upgrading my pc, I'd suggest this one . Or you could buy me pro for map 11 :):):):)
wow I am upgrading my monitor as well, but my budget isn't as high as yours. If I did have your budget. This monitor for the price is the best out right now.
This thing is a monster! You won't find better for the price. 1ms, GTG, 144Hz, FULL HD 1080p with 3D, Display port! HDMI and VGA.
You can rotate your entire monitor along with adjust the height/angle.
This is the top of the line monitor for a cheap price. If I had your budget no doubt I would buy this in a heartbeat.
Sadly I am only working with 140-150$.
I have a 390 with an ASUS VG248QE and I've never had any screen/frame tearing issues. The monitor works great in CS:GO and I play stuff like FIFA, DayZ, and Arma3 with no issues.
Yeah you're right, I was thinking of my old 560ti. I generally play older games, less of the of the cutting edge so I do tend to get greater than 60fps. Thinking of going with the ASUS VG238QE.
>for csgo and league of legends
you could spend half as much. as for a monitor, make sure you grab a 144hz monitor, like this
i got this for my CSGO and it is amazing
Asus VG248QW is a very solid choice for its price. I've owned two, performance is amazing. I honestly couldn't recommend any others because I have no personally used them myself.
this is what everyone should be playing on. i will play slower paced or non competative games on my big tv but anything FPS and fast paced, has to be the monitor. that monitor specifically, picture is amazing and its so cheap. 24" is perfect.
just in case anyone is shoppnig around for a monitor. :)
I've got triple Asus VG248QE's (24", 1080p, 144HZ) and I love them. They're a little bit on the pricey side, but I think they're worth it.
How about a 144hz monitor? That one seems overpriced. Check out this one for cheaper, and 144z. [link]
Haha, I actually have two of these I just prefer to play on 4-3 1280x1024 stretched. I play that on CS:GO as-well.
You're comparing a 21.5" panel to a 24" for one thing, and a 60hz to a 144 at that. Look at an entry-level 144Hz monitor without Freesync or G-Sync HERE. There's definitely a price difference, but it isn't as extreme as you make it out to be.
So, I have 3 Asus VG248QE 24-inch and I'm looking to get a free standing triple monitor mount to clear up some desk space. Anyone have a recommendation?
If you're an ASUS fan, or you like the styling better, I always recommend the VG248QE, almost identical monitor to the BenQ XL2411Z
If I go 120/144Hz I planned on getting a 1ms monitor (specifically [link] off of Jet for $200). I'm just not sure on whether to hop up to 1440, I am coming from consoles and this is my first rig and my current monitor is just 1080p/60hz/5ms.
I'm not going to dabble in 4K, perhaps down the road when it's cheaper.
You should sell your 4K monitor and pick up another lower resolution monitor if you're not a fan of it.
if you can force up another $50 the Asus VG248QE is 144hz and has all the adjustments and movements. Its often used at pro tourneys and such. all around great monitor
Dunno why you're holding off till October to buy the gpu, you'll want the 1070, or AMD equivalent and the prices of those probably won't see a drop in price for quite some time below MSRP. Grab an 850 Evo and if you actually wanna be competitive or have a better experience in CS:GO / LoL you'll probably want one of the 144hz monitors such as this Prices of the current 970/390 probably won't see much of a drop from what they are now, because that's usually how things go, unless you're buying used from someone.
Edit: And if you do buy a 144hz monitor.. you'll wanna make sure you're getting 144 fps in those games, and you wanna make sure you actually set the monitor to 144hz as well.. because it'll sit at 60hz default until you change the settings in windows or in your video card software.
What do you think about this monitor [link]
I can just about afford it .
It definitely would, although you should look to find it for less depending on where you live, as I see it on Amazon for $250. The 1440p Asus I ordered was $300 also, but I don't know if I'll like it yet, and it would possibly force me to upgrade my GPU, as a few of my games wouldn't be able to hit 60fps without lowering settings with my GTX 970. (Witcher 3 and The Division for example, although Overwatch would be able to hit 60fps at 1440p with a 970 pretty easy)
One of my friends actually got the Asus VG248QE at the same time I got my AOC, and they both actually have the same panel, so I can say that it looks really good as I've been basically been using the AOC version of that monitor for over a year now.
The main difference between the Asus you're looking at and the AOC I have is mine came with the G-Sync module installed and cost $200 more at the time (although I've seen it on sale for $350 new or having been sold for under $300 on eBay recently), while the Asus is capable of having the module installed but they no longer sell it (the module) unfortunately.
But yeah, as far as 144hz TN panels go, the Asus VG248QE is very good, especially considering it's 24", as I prefer 24" to 25", so the pixel density stays tighter. That's why I'm iffy on moving on to a 27" monitor, too big for me, which limits my options by a lot.
I wouldn't reccomend AOC monitors, because they have a pretty shoddy representation in eSports, which juding by your refresh rate choices seems to be something you might be interested in.
I do highly reccomend the Asus VG248QE though, exactly what your looking for at the same price, and has a great rating + from personal experience I can tell you it is amazing.
I wanted to know if my NVIDIA GTX-1050 Ti could handle a 144hz monitor at 1080p and low settings for games like Overwatch, CSGO, League of Legends, etc. or if should I settle for a 75hz monitor instead?
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti
CPU: AMD FX-8370
Monitor (the one I'm interested in): [link]
If you need more information, please let me know!