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> You wind up head tracking rather than eye tracking, which I think slows you down.
Exactly. Bigger isn't always better.
I have two of these at home and prefer it a lot more than the setup I have at the office.
so i want a 24" 1080p 144hz IPS monitor
is this a good deal ASUS VG248QE $259.47
e: forgot i want freesync..that doesnt have it unless im mistaken
>Raedon RX 570
570 has 4GB model and 8GB model. I was just curious if you know which one you had.
As for the monitors, you can look up "1080p 120Hz monitors". I found THIS one on Amazon but you can go more research based on the preferences on the brand, screen size, resolution, etc.
ASUS VG248QE 24"
There is a better one for an extra 70$ high refresh rate 144Hz gsync which is great for the gtx GPU and also a 1ms response time will be much appreciated in games
Well since it's for gaming, make sure whatever monitor you get has a response time of 1ms and a minimum refresh rate of 144Hz. Also, I would personally recommend sticking with the standard 1920x1080 aspect ratio because it just makes things simpler. Yeah ultrawides are nice and all but it can get complicated if you're using programs like OBS. I personally use this monitor when I'm gaming and it's held up for years: [link]
What type of GPU do you currently have in this build?
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
I have this monitor and it’s absolutely perfect. Nickmercs also uses this monitor.
If you wait till Black Friday Best Buy will probably have it on sale for $200 (that’s when I got mine and what the price was)
If I were you I'd try to save up a few more bucks and buy new or look for a used ASUS VG248QE. That is what I have and love it.
e: added model number to my comment instead of just a link to it.
Try using the term gaming monitor. Asus has a few, I think Acer does too. If it says something like "170° viewing angle", it's IPS. Even without saying it outright.
144hz monitor will be worth it. r/buildapcsales is a great place. You may be tempted for a 4K but you don’t need that now. Next PC build that will be there. Also make sure it’s 1ms response rate not 5ms if this is for gaming.
This is what I have: [link]
I don't really have a budget, but I'd like to spend no more than $300. Personally G Sync and FreeSync doesn't much matter to me, I was looking at This, but if there's better for less price then I'd probably go with the cheaper one
Yes, it's old but there's a reason why it's still so popular today. On top of everything else, the asus has great color contrast as well as very low input lag (on par with xg 2402). Also, a lot of fps/ competitive streamers (summit1g and tsm_daequan) use this monitor due to its high performance. I had not heard any spectacular difference from the viewsonic 2402 but I'd put my money on the asus; very little negatives (probably coming from those who either have no idea how to look at a monitor or just hate asus).
The only thing I could say about the asus is that it has glossy plastic bezels, which aren't too bad in the first place unless you stratch them a lot, which tends to show over time. Overall, very high quality monitor.
Ive used this one ( [link] ) forever and it has been perfect and never given me any problems and for the price at 144hz you definitely cant beat it.
DVI or Display port is the two connections on the back of your pc,
without gsync: [link] - great monitor a lot of friends have it, colours are great and overall good build quality
with gsync under 300 i couldnt find any but if you wanna go a little higher i can check again
This is the monitor I use and I'm currently satisfied with it. Might get a second one just to compliment my first one in general. If the price is too high, there might be one that is 50 bucks cheaper.
I have this: ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
When playing overwatch frames are around 150 which is great, but during Farcry it’s around 30-50 depending on what I’m doing. I’m not sure about maxing out my cpu I’ll have to check. Is there anything I can do to improve performance with the build I have now?
I have three ASUS VG8QE 144hz 1080p monitors
and I love them. Not only are they great for gaming across one screen it all three, but they're also great for general multitasking (how do people survive with only one monitor?).
Unless you're running a 1080TI at the bare minimum, a 4k monitor won't do you much good, and IMO they aren't worth the price unless you can find one really cheap somewhere.
So these two components are driving force behind monitor choice...
CPU: i7 8700K
GPU: 1080Ti / GTX 2080 (will be picking up)
originally was looking at the 24" ASUS VG248QE but now looking at the 27" version. I will be running dual monitors too. For gaming purposes, is the size just preference? Should I even look at 1440p? I'd much rather go for 144hz..
I don't think G-Sync is that big of a deal, but I'm also not very savvy on it, so I'm probably not the best to ask. I have the 1070 as well, though, and this is the monitor I use: [link]
I run some of the graphics settings at high, with a few at low, and 100% render. I have FPS capped at 180, and I don't dip below that very often. I've never had problems with tearing or anything.
Just wanted to post this as another alternative. Just watch for deals. ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
Also, camelcamelcamel.com is useful too. Sorry I can’t help with your original question.
Honestly depends on what refresh rate you want.
If you game heavily, you want a 144 Hz.
I don't know a tone about Adaptive Sync (GSync & FreeSync)
I'm debating on buying this off amazon.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Best monitor for $250 and fps gaming is the ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
The 144hz worth it especially with your rig since you can hit 144 fps in most of the games you listed. Not only will you see the difference in game, your desktop will look so much times smoother vs 75hz. Don't listen to what others say. IPS vs TN is one thing, but fresh rate is night and day. If your on a budget and you game, you should be prioritizing the hertz and sacrifice whatever else.
This is your best bet, just save up for the extra $60. It has 1ms response time and 144hz refresh rate which isnt really needed for consoles, but is the best 1080p monitor you can get.
>Ok, I can probs get the chair with some other stuff and go for a gay child monitor. Sounds good.
Not sure how you feel about used but there is one of these for $207 on Amazon warehouse deal.
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms
[link] is the model I was talking about. I've heard that there is quite alot of Backlight Bleed and defects in the one you're looking at. It's a 24" monitor instead of a 27".
OK, Im sorry to bother you so much, but ive been doing some research, what do you think about getting this monitor [link]
It doesnt have G-sync but everything else is pretty much what I was looking for.
VG248QE similar this one has a great refresh rate and i can personally vouch for it, and it's priced semi reasonably but i would suggest waiting for a sale on one it's been known to drop in price
I have a MSI 1060 3gb card and wanted to know if a 144 hz monitor is worth the investment? I was looking at this monitor. I plan on playing Destiny 2 when it comes out mostly. Thanks!
Avoid gaming (PC and Console) on a tv like it's the plague. Input lag is atrocious, regardless of brand and model. Literally, any monitor is more than sufficient since response time averages around 8-5 ms, whereas tv's go as high as 30 or even 40ms.
In terms of a high-quality monitor, I recommend the ASUS VG248QE
VG248QE is a great budget monitor. 144 hz, 24 inch, and 1m/s response time for gaming.
Ive seen it go on sale for 100 USD
I have an Asus VG248QE sitting around here waiting to be sold. It's in great condition. Would like $120 shipped.
I have three of these currently. Would recommend it to anyone. ...but I've also lived the life of a 16:9 paired with two odd sized 4:3 monitors, which was still great.
The thing that irked me the most of having mismatched monitors is that the color differences between monitors was always off, not the size.
Question about a macbook and an xbox...don't kill me! I am possibly planning on building a PC next summer, it's not worth it to me now with how little gaming I would do on it throughout the school year.
I have a 2016 Macbook pro and an xbox one s, and I want to get a nice monitor to use in my room for both. The only gaming I would be doing off my macbook is some csgo, otherwise I'd mostly be just playing FIFA/2k and cod from my xbox.
Is it worth getting a 144 Hz monitor now? Obviously it's overkill for the xbox and my macbook can only run csgo so well. If/when I do build a PC though next summer I'd rather just have the nicer monitor already instead of having to upgrade that.
I was thinking this for a 144 Hz monitor
Hmm - I think I might want 1080p ONLY because I'd rather put the money toward a calibrated monitor for my color grading work in the future. Are there any solid ones there for $400 that are comparable to those but not 2k? (and 24 inch is ... fine I guess :( ...). Calibrated one is $1500-2500 so I think I'll save up for that instead since it's something I can use to make money back.
It'd be nice to have a 1080p/144hz one with G-Sync just so whatever games I do play are fantastic looking and have high frame rates.
A friend recommended this [link]
Won't get 2 since I still need a black magic decklink card and my second monitor would be the color one anyway.
What you did wrong was getting an AMD CPU ;P
All kidding aside, what refresh rate is your monitor? The game will only draw as many frames as your monitor is set to handle. I did a rebuild and reformat. I was pissed I was only getting 60 Frames with a 1060 and i5 7600k. Then I realized I did not change my monitor refresh rate from 60hz to 144hz. now I am at 120-130 FPS
If your monitor caps at a 60HZ refresh rate you will never get more than 60 FPS. If that is the case and you want a better monitor and a better gaming experience across ALL games look at getting the ASUS VG248QE totally worth the $250.
Let me know if this helped, you should be getting more than 60 FPS with that ryzen and a 1080
I personally have two monitors. one is 1080p 144hz and the other is 1440p 144hz. Both are fantastic, but it really does depend on what type of games you play. If you play overwatch even if you're not super competitive, you are still human and will notice the difference. 1080 144hz would be better than 1440p 60hz. If anything you can upgrade later to 1440p 144hz, thats what I did, i used my 1070 on my 1080p 144hz monitor for a year before upgrading and the 1070 destroyed 1080p.
THIS is my 1080p monitor and couldn't recommend it enough.
>Will you be keeping your 1080p/60hz monitor
Hmm? My monitor is 144hz. ([link]) It's only 3 years old, so I don't plan on doing much of anything with it since there's more pressing needs.
Case is a little over a year old. The HDD is where I save stuff like movies, photos and other misc items. I use it more as an external device. Would it be possible to save the RAM? Unless if more modern motherboards accept physically smaller RAM.
Decided to return this and get the [link] instead, using the mini display port to display port cable to obtain 144hz. Thank you guys for the help though!
So you have the reference 480?
I'd recommend getting this monitor then. It has Displayport, and then you can just use that, and not have to buy an expensive adapter.
I would recommend, based on your budget, ~$192 per monitor. For that, I would recommend purchasing 3 Asus VG248QE's from the linked Amazon webpage
They definitely aren't the newest monitors as they've been on the market for a good few years, but for that price, you're getting a really good deal
.... yeah I agree with you... what's your point also you made a claim I had no experience with it I stated that for no other reason. I'm just stating your argument and the way you present stuff is terrible. Give alternatives and don't give false info about the disadvantage of the monitor.
Also here's the Amazon link with all 2,000+ reviews. That a good enough sample size :) because apparently when you bring something up and I discredit it instead of admitting fault you would rather try to claim that it doesn't matter and I'm wrong for discrediting your point.
And instead of just saying my lack of common sense is lacking can you explain why. Again showing what you perceive to be the outcome and not showing the steps. In science that would be worthless due to not being able to repeat the process.
This Asus VG248QE is one hell of a monitor. It's been going on sale recently. Saw a post about it here, this week, it was going for $80 at Microcenter.
tbh if i were you and i knew i was going to purchase a nice 1440p 144hz gsync monitor early next year then I wouldnt be worried about finding a monitor of the caliber you are looking for right now. However, this ASUS VG248QE is a very popular 24 inch 1080p 144hz monitor that would make an excellent monitor for now and would be an excellent 2nd monitor later. I would recommend the 24 inch and not the 27 because of the greater pixel density.
I have this monitor and I would never go back. It's glorious and I will take 144hz over 1440p. My spouse has a 1440p monitor and while it is nice...it's not smooth as butter nice
Would like advice on whether I should get this card. My current one is dying (AMD 7970 3gb) and I don't want to deal with AMD anymore.
I'm terribly out of the loop. I'm stuck in the past from about 4 years ago and don't know anything about the 1440p or 4k or whatnot (guess I'm just getting old). I have this monitor as my main.. Running a 4-year old build with an OC'ed i7 2700k 4.4ghz, 16gb RAM. I want to run it into the ground before I build anything else, as it's ran very well until the GPU crapped out.
I was eyeballing the 1060 6gb cards, and don't want to go crazy out of budget. Only reason I'm considering this is because its got a specific Prime member price, and I have an Amazon card where I can get 6 months same as cash on this thing. Otherwise I'd have stuck to like a $200-$250 price point.
I want to be able to play games again on Ultra for at least the next 2-3 years if not longer. Should I just go ahead with this, or is a 1060 sufficient?
EDIT: Thanks guys. I went ahead and took the plunge. I waited almost all night to buy it, then somehow it dropped even further to like $336 lol. Used the savings to buy a new Displayport cable with it. I'm a little broke now, but I can't wait to crank all my games to max :D
Here's the monitor I'm using!
And yeah, I kind of figured the sockets wouldn't be compatible.
This monitor seems like it would suit you pretty well. I've heard amazing things about it and while I use the popular Benq 144hz, it's gone up in price since I bought it. There are cheaper 144hz monitors, you can go on PCPartpicker and change the refresh rate parameters, but I can't recommend any of the cheaper ones as much as I can this (or the BenQ).
Ive had this for a while now [link]
My second monitor is not 144hz and I dont notice a difference when just browing the web and what not. But Ive never played a game across them at the same time which I also would not recommend with just 2 monitors, 3 seems like it would be fine but only if they had the same refresh rate.
I'd personally stay away from g-sync and free-sync for high level gaming as I head that using the technology can add some input delay. After reading some of the reviews, it appeared that the monitor was decent. The colors are decent at best, apparently it's very bright, and some people say they get dead pixels within a couple months. Customer support seemed to be lacking, so if something goes wrong, you may be out of luck. I'd personally stay away from tech companies that I'm not too familiar with (AOC vs Asus). I think the standard 144hz monitor that a lot of people use is the Asus VG248QE ([link]). It costs about $50 more than the one you have but the reviews overall are very positive.
I have this one
It work great. Not top of the line by any means, but a good mid level high FPS low ms.
I was using a 60hz TV for my previous build and I felt the same way until I transitioned to the 144hz monitor.
Yeah that's what I thought lol. I was looking around for a 144 hz monitor and it seems like this is the best one out there
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
Nice, well if money is a concern you could wait until a steam sale. If money is not a huge concern, you should get a fancy monitor. I use this one. It is one of the most popular gaming monitors out there.
[link] would this be a good monitor if I didn't want to go to with the 244hz because I don't want to automatically get the monitor and not see much of a difference sorry for being this difficult just don't wanna pay for a monitor that won't make much of a difference
I contemplated this as well for a while. As far as having an edge in competitive games and maximizing fps 144hz 1080p is the way to go. (I have the ASUS VG248QE and I love it.)
For your eyes, a 1440p monitor is much better but the refresh rate won't be as competitive of a 144hz monitor.
Found this guy while searching. I have amazon prime so the shipping is free.
Also, is it worth the money save to go down to the i5? I'm planning on overclocking this a bit.
Thanks for the help but I went out and bought a new monitor at best buy.
It was definitely the monitor that had the problem but this new one is just as good!
This is what I use. [link] No real reason for a 144hz for Xbox but if ya ever decide to get into pc gaming it's pretty sick. But my Xbox does look good on it and it has low response time.
a gaming monitor is one with high HZ and low MS, this monitor is made to look pretty but if you are gaming on a PC that can hit 144fps consistently get a 144hz monitor with 2ms or lower response time like this one
but the image quality will be lower then the monitor yo chose.
It doesn't look strange or always have 3D enabled, I'm pretty sure it's just able to do it if you have a game that uses it or the nvidia setting on. Doesn't say much about it in the description of the monitor at all.
I could be completely missing something, but I know a lot of people have the monitor and I've never heard anyone say anything about the 3D.
What is your budget? For monitor, I would recommend this 24" ASUS monitor.
Also, STAY AWAY FROM IBUYPOWER AND CYBERPOWER if you don't want to burn your house down. To provide the consumer with cheap PCs, they use cheap parts and in house made power supplies. That means that these parts can fail very easily and the PSU can have voltage regulation issues and overvolt your PC thus rendering them useless. Their tech support is nightmarish and both cancer and tumor inducing.
Thanks again. Just ordered exactly what was in this comment + this. Decided not to go with the smaller case though.
Bought everything off amazon and the total ended up being $1305.83 for the components but I went with a 750w g3 supernova psu because 550w and 650w were out of stock and would take 2-4weeks to ship
The 1ms and 144hz are two different things. The 144hz is the refresh rate of the monitor while the 1ms is the response time.
I would suggest prioritizing 144hz over anything else. If you're super serious about fps games, get one with 144hz and as low response time as you can find. BenQ makes pretty decent monitors so your second choice isn't bad.
This is also a really popular choice, which I have myself and really love.
I've got a regular HD 24" 144hz monitor, it's only a couple months old. Here's the link for it on Amazon: [link]
I'd let it go for 175 shipped.
edit: I'll even overnight the son of a gun.
> 144hz 1080p monitor
Something like this one? ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor
27 inch is only $3 more!
Oh and why is [link] better than this? Sorry I'm asking you all this stuff, I saved up a long time and I don't wanna waste my money
I was most likely going to get the keyboard from a family member as a christmas present. I didn't even know that they made 180Hz monitors, isn't that a little overkill? I think I'd rather just have a 144Hz monitor, is the ASUS VG248QE good? Just did a quick little search and that one seemed nice.
Edit: I also think that 1TB and 240GB for HD and SSD respectively are plenty. I've never had more than 300 GB of storage on any of my computers and have never had a problem with worrying about running out of space, that could shave another $100 or so off of the total cost.
Also, why MSI for the 1070 instead of Nvidia? Just curious!
I would personally recommend this one.
That's the one I bought in 2015 and it's been amazing so far. Sadly, most of my games I play won't reach 144 fps, but its still nice to have when playing CSGO or something.
24", 144hz, 1080p, 1ms response, display port, fully adjustable, VESA mountable, etc
only "negative" is that it's TN and not IPS.
First, thanks for the response. Second, here's a link to my monitor. It should be able to handle 144hz. Also I've noticed too that it says Generic PnP. I wondered why it never detected it as a ASUS monitor.
Yeah shit might have ordered the wrong monitor, ill try to see if i can cancel and get this one: [link] so i can use it with my PC because it uses display port ( unlike the benq shit)
If you are playing on PS4 then the upgraded model would be ideal. If you are playing on PC then I swear by this monitor. [link]
The game only runs at 60 frames but the 144hz will make animations visually smoother. There is a significant difference between 60hz and 144hz even if the game is only running at 60 frames.
There are better monitors, but they are far more expensive and I've read articles stating that monitors with g-sync, etc can effect input delay timings which would result in needing to time buttons differently once at the tournament. I recommend you play around 10 matches before you start your tournament match to get a feel for the monitor and setup.
I'd recommend one that's ~$20 more (doesn't have freesync,) but is from a more reputable brand.
That's the one I'm gonna buy whenever I decide to upgrade my stuff. Just bought a 1920x1080 1ms 60hz to pass the time until I upgrade all my parts at once.
Not to sounds elitist, since you know what you're talking about/doing, but 144hz really is a night-and-day difference.
I got the ASUS VG248QE, snagged for $250.
It's expensive, but I decided to splurge after using a tiny monitor for too long.
Here's a monitor pretty much identical to the first one you talked about for about $50 less. [link]
Thank you for the reply. I am total newb when it comes to display fidelity/rate and when I realized it didn't support DVI, I put the blinders on. This monitor should work DP to DP, right?
Thanks for the quick reply. I am total newb when it comes to display fidelity/rate and when I realized it didn't support DVI, I put the blinders on. I'm thinking of getting this now:
In the case of this monitor, a DP to DP cable would be fine, right?
Looking to buy my first 144Hz monitor. Will mainly be playing league of legends and diablo 3. Currently looking at the Asus VG248QE. Is it worth for 1080@144Hz or should I go up to 1440@144Hz? Running i5 6600k and GTX 950 so I'm not sure if it can handle it.
Just a little scared to spend that much money on a monitor haha.
My cousin is building the same build as me, and he found this monitor ( [link] ). I know it's not as good as the one you mentioned, but I still need a keyboard, mouse, and probably speakers.
Plus the $200 less price tag looks nice. Could probably do alot better, but im just looking for a little less than $450
Yeah it is a bit expensive, just curious, would you know any cons with this one?
ASUS VG248QE It seems to have the specs I want but I don't understand what Display port problem. Can I not get 144hz unless I use dvi and not hdmi?
This monitor is LED back-lit. Also if adaptive sync isn't a necessity for you then maybe look at a monitor like this. [link] It is pretty similar to the other one but without freesync.
I've heard that TN panels have bad colors and I will be using this monitor for my PC gaming as well as my Wii U. Some people recommended this Asus even though it's TN they say it's got good color reproduction.
Here is the monitor
This is what I have personally - [link]
You get what you pay for in a monitor. That's why the 27's from better brands cost more money. You may be better off buying a smaller 24" monitor of higher quality than a questionable 27" monitor.
I don't really see any place to cut corners other than the video card. Unless you want to forgo having an SSD, which I don't recommend. If you want to go with a non-modular PSU you could save $50 on that.
As far as monitors go, the ACERs and ASUS are going to be the most cost effective, but they are still quite expensive for the 144hz models - expect to spend $250.
I've been happy with my Razr keyboard and mouse. Mechanical keyboards are awesome.
Sounds like you're about done already, but for a monitor I'd recommend either and ultrawide or 144hz.
First thing you should do if you think you'd prefer ultrawide is check if the games you play support the resolution (if they don't you'll get large vertical black boxes on either side). Below is the 144hz monitor I have and I absolutely love it, I played on my friend's 60hz monitor the other day and it felt like I was playing at like 15 fps; the difference from 60 to 144 is that big, and with a 1060 you should be able to get over 144 on a lot of games on med-high and 80-100 on high/max. If you're doing a lot of video/photo editing though an ultrawide might be best since most of them are IPS and will give you much more accurate color than a 144.
The little accessories like USB hubs would kind of depend on what your setup actually looks like and what you need. Headphone stands are pretty much universally useful though.
I play on this monitor.
The issue isn't with the monitor, the problem I'm having is that I will occasionally hit a button on my controller and the game either fails to register the button press, or there will be a literal 1-2 second delay in the game registering the push.
It's not every game. Hell, it's not even every 5th game. But when it happens it's always at the worst possible time.
It's happened with both wireless and wired controllers; I thought at first it was maybe interference with my Bluetooth controller, but it actually seems like it happens more often with the wired 360 controller.
There are a ton of similar, or identical, complaints across the internet; including some of the top ranking players (such as paschy), and pretty much all of them agree that this whole thing started with the latest update. I have friends that say they've had the same problem, and I have friends who say they haven't. I'm really not sure what to do about it.
Well if you use it wireless, you would see an improvement in battery life if you get a g900. If you're using it wired, then the only difference would be shape, and sensor performance. Sensor performance usually doesn't really matter much in Overwatch unless you're playing widowmaker or mccree, and even then a subpar sensor would probably be good enough. I don't really know how good the sensor in the ouroboros is, but realistically most sensors in $60+ gaming mice are good enough for overwatch. Also as a side note, from what I hear logitech has better customer support compared to razer.
If you have any problems with your current mouse, ie shape, battery life, durability/build quality, or if you reallly just wanna buy a shiny new mouse, then consider buying one. If not, then maybe rethink it. :]
as for 144hz monitors, I have this one, but you also can't go wrong with Benq monitors generally. Personally I like them, they are noticeably more responsive compared to most regular monitors.
I'll go for the ASUS VG278HV, I have the same one but in 24", can't wait to buy my second one, I think both are good in quality, but I am really happy with my Asus, I have a BenQ, but is not 144hz, so I wouldn't be fair to compare both, however I rather the Asus now, and also you can save some $ buying the same quality/thing.
this is the monitor i use personally i bought it for 300$ and its probably the the best 300$ iv spent in a long time
only $35 more than your other choice
Ive had it for 2+ years , and it still works perfect. Only complaint is the stand isn't that great, i've accidentally bumped my desk causing the monitor to fall right on my face a few times, but no damage done.
A GPU that good will never be fully utilized with a 60hz :\
Get a 1080p144hz at the least. I've got this one and its pretty good.
Depending on your GPU you could go for a 1440p144hz or even splurge and get a 1440p144hz gsync monitor.
How big? (22 inch? 27?)
or doesnt matter?
Edit: this is a great one, either a 24Inch one or a 27Inch one
Link to amazon
Not OP but I use this one with my gaming PC and my PS4. It is a TN panel, but I think it still looks pretty good.
I was looking at that! My only issue would be is that I plan on plugging in my PC, Xbox One, And PS4 into this since I game with everything at my desk, and that one would allow for my PC and one HDMI. Of course I could just switch it around.
What are your thoughts on this one?
ASUS VG248QE should do you fine. 1080p/144hz is pretty much the best you can get, unless you want to move up to 1440p. Just be sure to color calibrate it.
ASUS VG248QE would like to have a word with you
My monitors (pictured right):
My wife's monitors (pictured left): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043T7FHK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My wife doesn't notice difference between 60 and 144 FPS and doesn't play shooters so for her we went with a less expensive option that had a lower refresh rate/response time. The speakers are a little quieter too, and they don't have display ports (her aging GPU only has HDMI ports anyway). If you can spare the extra money per monitor I would HIGHLY recommend the VG248QEs. I've had these for about two or three years now and they've been a dream. Reliable, beautiful picture quality, speakers are loud af. I use display port cables on each and then I have my Switch hooked up to the right monitor with an HDMI. When it's time for me to play Smash with my buddies in discord, I just push a button and it flips right over for Switch time.
Couldn't recommend the stand enough either, things incredibly sturdy and well constructed. I've had it for as long as the monitors and purchased it again when buying my wife's monitors this week.
My monitor has four built in crosshair overlays that pair to your mouse cursor position. It's pretty much cheating.
imho, just return the monitor. 21:9 is unnatural.
You could buy a second graphics card and three nice 24" 16:9 monitors with mounting arms for that price ($1200+).
1x ASUS VG248QE 144hz ($240)
2x ASUS VE248H 60hz ($325)
2x Mounting Arm ($67)
And you'd still have $550 left over to buy a second matching graphics card. Place 144hz monitor in the center and attach it to the dual link port of one graphics card for gaming, then run the side monitors on single link DVI/HDMI at 60hz off the second card.
3440 x 1440 = 4,953,600
5760 x 1080 = 6,220,800
Asus VG248QE 24-Inch LED-Lit Monitor
Really good monitors.
I have two. Want a third. Would recommend.
[link] it's a bit dated but yeah
Sun X7149A (Mitsubishi 2070SB rebadge) is the CRT.
better color, resolution, and refresh rates
Dual monitors. I have one of these for gaming https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VG248QE-1920x1080-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=144hz+monitor+asus&qid=1567629302&s=gateway&sr=8-3 and I keep a 60HZ monitor next to it. I turn the 144HZ to 120HZ to keep the refresh rates in sync. Maybe not the most epic, but it works perfect for my needs. I also game, do CAD stuff for work, and produce music on this setup.
Dual Portrait: https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0
I've had this monitor monitor hooked up to this GPU via display port for about a month now. This week I moved and set it up and it's been working fine until today when I woke it up and switched keyboards. The monitor says display port no signal, and goes to sleep. Occasionally, it wakes up again, only to tell me that there still is no display port signal. I've tried all the display ports and replugged it many times, every time I do it wakes up to tell me no signal. Any ideas what the issue could be?
Best quality and price is the Asus vg248qe, here is the link, [link]
I run two of these [link]
This is currently my monitor. Would you happen to know if it supports 144hz over DVI? Sorry on being so clueless about this stuff
What kind of gaming do you plan on doing? I know this is cliche, but IMO, shelling out a bit more for a decent 144Hz monitor is worth the investment.
This is what I use and I am in love. https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0
This is probably the best all around monitor that won't break the budget too much.
Also, is this a good monitor like you were saying above?
Picked this beauty up a few months ago. Great image, no problems. 1ms response time, 144hz, 1080p.
Monitor I have well worth the money.
That's a TN panel.
Edit: Here is a list from PCPartPicker of all the 1080p 144Hz IPS panels:
You'll note it's empty.
I have three of them.
Prepped for Span gaming!
They were on sale at best buy for -$100 the price.
Amazing monitor for the price, I love this thing.
Any monitor recommendations? Just finished my build.
Been looking at
This is what I’m looking at getting.
this guy [link]
Get it on sale between now and Christmas for $180 if you don’t want to shell out for it now.
Then this is also good. I used this one before my new monitor before I had the x.
Link: ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
should I get your deal or this? https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
In case this was needed for better potential guidance, here are the items I am using.
Monitor connected via USBC -> Display port
laptop = https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gu501gm-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hybrid-drive-128gb-ssd-brushed-black/6207900.p?skuId=6207900
monitor = https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542672327&sr=8-3&keywords=asus+24+inch+gaming+monitor+144hz
I have this monitor
Thats the monitor i have is it freesync?
By the time I made up my mind that was what I wanted, it was out of stock. HOWEVER i did find on craigslist an VG248QE for $125, so snatched that up ASAP.
I went with the M.2 because of the implied 10/GB write speeds and I had an empty PCIe spot for it. Some of the Excel files take a while to write so I went with it.
I have never heard of a monitor bottleneck. Guy at Best Buy said something. It is 144hz.
Which monitor should I go with?
ASUS VG248QE (FULL HD) or ASUS VG278Q (FULL HD LED)
GTX 970, 16GB RAM (I don't remember if that made a difference vs. 8GB), it's on my SSD card, and this monitor
I have a Asus VG248QE monitor and was wondering what the proper way to clean the screen is?
I’m no pro on Monitors but i always hear good things about This One
It also has a 27 in version for about $15 more which is a bit weird but hey, why not ?
Im actually rolling with this monitor right now, cant ask for more for the money.
Seems to be the most popular 144hz monitor. Its quite old though
ASUS VG248QE is the most recommended one out of all of them.
I'll try there too. I have the standard Xbox one. I just need 1080p.
Did you have this monitor?
Thanks. I wasn't looking to overclock at least at this juncture.
My understanding is that the Ryzen would excel more in multi-threading type tasks - i.e. editing. Whereas the 8700 does better in lower thread type tasks - i.e. gaming. Was that your meaning?
If I was looking for a 144hz would I be doing okay going with https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=sr_1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527889247&sr=1-5&keywords=144hz+monitor
Thanks for all the help by the way.
Edit: I have that BenQ monitor myself... quite like it
[link] This one should be fine. If you have enough cash to spare.!
I do not have a monitor yet but i was thinking this one
A lot of streamers use this one
ASUS VG248QE 24-inch LED-lit Monitor 144Hz refresh rate 1ms pixel response time & 3D capable [link]
Even if it's just casual play, you'd be doing yourself a favor by going for the 144hz TN panel. I know people complain about the colors looking washed up but I have the linked one below and I played around with the settings and never looked back. It's especially important because of the 1ms response time which can be amazing for first person shooters.
Edit: If you wanted a cheaper option but similar specs try taking a look at this too: [link]
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
let me know what you think :))
This is the 144hz monitor I use.
Well, I'm not in Europe so price is difficult to estimate, but a 1080p, 144hz monitor should absolutely NOT be that expensive. I'm seeing $250-$300 monitors all over.
IPS is ideal when you can get it, but if you find a TN panel that's cheaper and has the specs I mentioned, that's what I recommend. Here's a few examples I found, I'm not sure if they ship to the EU or what the equivalent prices would be if so:
Edit: removed FreeSync monitor. Oops.
I wouldn't mind paying the extra. I have my eyes on the ASUS VG248QE but not sure if there's better alternatives out there.
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor - $249.99
Has HDMI/DVI/VGA/Display Port connections.
if you want a new monitor i suggest the asus VG248QE its pretty good
Is there a big difference between that and this?
Here is a build for $750
If you want to invest more into a monitor that you won't have to upgrade, use this one.
If you want a monitor that will still be very good, but wont have as high a refresh rate, choose this
I would recommend the second one to you if you are on a under 1k budget for everything, but if you want to spend a bit extra, then choose the first.
A keyboard isn't as important as a mouse, so that's why I'm not including a keyboard. This mouse you will keep for years. Mine is coming up on 2 years and is still in very good condition.
I hope this helps :D
I have this and it's amazing. Got it on sale for $229 (blew all my cash on a 1080ti and am saving for 1440p 144hz).
How about [link]?
and yeah I have 1080
Could also go 1440p 60hz if you wanted. I’d get the cheapest one
In my humble, relatively inexperienced opinion the 1080 and 1070ti graphics cards are extremely close in what they can do. There’s an extremely small gap between them.
I’m building my pc as well as there are several great monitors on Amazon. You should look for a 144hz specifically. Here’s what I found:
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
Acer Gaming Monitor 24" XFA240 bmjdpr 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate 1ms Response Time AMD FREESYNC Technology with Height, Pivot, Swivel & Tilt (Display Port, HDMI/MHL, & DVI Port) [link]
AOC G2460PF 24” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB [link]
This is a good monitor and good sale
Here you go. I got you a GTX 1070 which I didn't even know was possible for this budget. It Will definitely run most games at 60FPS in 1080p max settings. If you need Windows 10 you can go to the Microsoft store for a trial version of Windows 10. The only drawback is not being able to customize tile colors until you input a key.
This monitor is very good for AAA games and twitch shooters like CS:GO.
Not sure if you need a wireless network adapter. This will allow you to play using a wireless connection. You don't need this if you are only going to use it with an ethernet cable.
Could have done better
not worse than mine [link] , but i already made order for this [link] and waiting for it
I found one that you might like:
There’s a great Black Friday deal on this 144hz 1ms response time monitor.
do you think this hp omen is superior to the one I linked at 170 usd?
Middle one is a 1920x1080 144hz ASUS VG248QE 24"
The ones to the left and right of that are 1920x1080 60hz AOC e2470swhe 24"
Sorry, yea I have one picked out already. I'll link it
ok cool. is this a good monitor? im fairly new to pc gaming. i was deciding between the that one or this one [link]
oops, wrong one. i meant this one.
oops, wrong one.
i meant this one
This is the current monitor. 1080P, 144hz
I feel like if you are playing shooters mostly you cant get any better than this for 1080p, I own the one linked but I would recommend getting the 27" display since it still falls just inside your budget. Its a tn panel so the color might appear somewhat washed out to some people, like myself, but you can mess with the settings yourself or download a color profile and it looks about as vibrant as anything else. Lastly its 1ms gtg, I can say that after trying an ultrawide that was 5ms gtg the difference is so ridiculous, I felt like everything was responding so damn slow on the 5ms especially in the shooters I play.
I own a 1070 and you will get 144 fps on just about any game out there with most or all settings maxed out.
Nah they're still 200+
VG, here is the one I bought. [link]
It is the 24 inch version but other then that same series. Note this is US prices.
I have three of these, $269.99. Would recommend it to anyone.
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 4GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION, GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
MONITORS: ASUS VG248QE
I was just informed in my thread that my GPU can only support 4 monitors anyways, so I'll have to be either upgrading my GPU, or adding another GPU.
I don't do gaming, but I do sometimes deal with large data sets, and regularly use live stream data, and watch multiple sports games on different screens. Lots of multi-tasking, so the extra monitors are pretty necessary.
I'm not too good with this stuff - what components are compatible with what, etc - but do you have any idea what my options would be to get to all 6 monitors going? Adding a little processing power wouldn't be too bad either. I'm going to have to buy an additional/replacement GPU anyways, as apparently my current GPU only supports 4 monitors.
Here's a thread that I posted last night with all of my computer specs, if you are interested in helping in any way I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks for your time
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 4GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION, GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
Thanks for your reply. This is the current monitor I am considering. It looks like it does have a Display Port, but not FreeSync (unless I overlooked it). Is this ok, or would you recommend another monitor?
1x: 24" 1080p 60fps second monitor.
This is what I have for my PC It works great and I love it
This is similar to my second minutes, works great with my ps4
ASUS 23-inch Full HD Wide-Screen Gaming Monitor [VX238H] 1080p, 1ms Rapid Response Time, Dual HDMI, Built in Speakers, Low Blue Light, Fliker Free, ASUS EyeCare [link]
144hz, or 1080p. Something like that. I was thinking of this monitor, [link]
Intel i5 for $10 more.
Unless you're unzipping files all day or doing video renders, intel architecture wins out. Everything that doesn't take advantage of multi-threading (read: large percentage of games) will get outperformed by the equal priced intel models. Note the differences on these benchmarks. Slight gain on multi-thread games and a loss on open-world / console cross-platform titles
I'd also recommend this ASUS monitor for nearly $100 less. I purchased one two years ago and now I have three. Also - you are paying extra for a freesync monitor with an Nvidia GPU
Finally, your motherboard supports DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 memory clocks. You can save some money by buying some slower RAM otherwise your motherboard is going to slow those down. In some cases your motherboard cannot use the RAM at all if it doesn't match a supported speed.
Primary: BenQ XL2411Z
Secondary: ASUS VG248QE
My main reason behind the 1080 Ti right now is that I'm looking to get as close to the 'best' as I can. I'm upgrading from a 4th gen i7 and a 770 GTX.
[link] is what a friend of mine uses, he has no issues as far as I can tell.
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
It’s 241 in Amazon. That’s a great deal
Dont go for 1440p then, its a waste of money if you are getting a 1060. I'd recommend this
I also would like to know of one. I was looking at
but want to know if there's better.
$1000 is a small budget for 144Hz when including the display and OS. You also should not buy the PC over a few month, but all at once. Pieces get old too fast and become incompatible.
I would start here:
pc-kombo shared list
Later on upgrade the gpu to a GTX 1070, add a second 8GB ram stick, and if you need the space a bigger SSD or a HDD.
I just found another monitor. Which one would be better the Asus: [link]
Or the Acer: [link]
And also will I get 144hz with a DVI because the acer doesn't have a display port. And stupid question, what's the difference between using a DVI and an hdmi port excluding the refresh rate? Like is there any graphic difference
I have a GTX 1060 6GB and this is the monitor I was going to get [link]
This is the monitor I use. I'm not sure how similar it is to the one you're looking at, but I can definitely say it's the best purchase I've ever made.
Monitor is a VG248QE, so no G Sync. I'm between this 1080 and this 1080 TI, so it's only about a hundred dollar difference. That's what makes the TI so tempting.
I would suggest the Asus VG248QE its the monitor I use, its 1080p 144hz. For a 1440p monitor (which your current build is probably better suited for) I'd suggest the Asus PG278Q If you just want the 1080p monitor, a single gpu is more than enough. I use a 1070 and still get 144hz ultra with every game (BF1, JC3, B:AK, etc.)
It's this one:
i need advice picking out a monitor, ive narrowed it down to these two but i dont know which would be better for my pc, this is the pc i have and this is what im looking at:
1080p 144hz 1ms or
1440p 144hz 1ms
i dont want a monitor that will make me use lower settings on games, nor cause a bottleneck with my hardware, any advice is appreciated, recommendations for other monitors are welcome too
I also recommend the ASUS VG248QE as far as overall quality.
If you don't mind not having an adjustable stand, i.e. tilt, height, pivot, and swivel adjustment, the Acer GN246HL is the less expensive version of the ASUS.
Both of those are TN panels. This last option is Samsung CFG70 which is a VA panel, which isn't quite IPS color quality, but its very close. Plus, this one can utilize AMD FreeSync which syncs up the FPS from your graphics card and the refresh rate of the monitor so games appear smoother. Now you would need a capable AMD card for this to work. Here is a list of the cards
Here you have a 1080p 144Hz TN panel for US$250.
Cheapest G-sync 1440p for US$400 :
GTX 1070 is around US$400.
Your monitor seem fantastic for the price. However it is not G-sync/freesync, is it ?
So it seems that, not including G-sync/freesync, 1080p 144Hz, is about the same cost as 1440p 60Hz. That's up to people to figure out if they prefer resolution over framerate, I guess.
This monitor is a bit pricier but is also well worth the price. You get what you pay for. [link]
Great, thank you so much! I've decided to go with this monitor. Seems like a better deal and cheap
Also, The PSU I have seems to be gone. Is this PSU suitable for the GPU from my pc parts picker list?
I would personally go with the ASUS VG248QE since I can speak for that monitor. It has nice color quality as well.
Are you purchasing in America?
But for real, I was thinking of getting this: [link]
Just curious, what makes this refurb @ $330 better than this NIB Asus @ $256.41?
that monitor sitting at twice that price atm so tempting just to get this 1440 idk how frequently this goes on sale [link]
144hz monitor like This
Price Check - ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor in Great Condition
So should I get a refund on this? Just bought it two weeks ago ����
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
Could try this list: [link]
Although I see this one being picked up pretty frequently, not that bad in price: [link]
Do you think this will be solid? [link]
That one's good, there's also: [link]
Depends what you want, however. Free-sync/g-sync, 1440p/1080p, size, etc.
Is there any serious differences between the Asus VG248QE and the Acer GN246HL besides the price and the stands?
> Acer XF240H
whys it better than this one [link]
This is the best budget 144hz monitor for most people.
ASUS 144hz [link]
very good for its price
> PG248Q: [link]
> VG248QE: [link]
This one? [link]
1ms 144hz asus 1080p monitor for 200
Dont have any info on these monitors but have heard nothing but good things about this one and will be ordering within the next week!
I have this im looking to sell. I'm in South OC, but I'd be willing to meet in like huntington beach.
dual monitor. I have 2 Asus monitors
For one, go with the Ryzen series, specifically Ryzen 7 1700. It already comes with the cpu cooler so you don't have to dump so much on a cooler (unless you really want the liquid cooling)
For the monitor, I'm pretty sure it's almost impossible to notice the difference between 144hz and 165hz monitors. You really should buy two of these
As for the SSD, it's also not entirely necessary you have 500 GB. 250 will still be fine IMO.
Also use cheaper ram, as it's just ram and it's extra cash.
That there opens about $800 for you to use on whatever you'd like, with a better cpu than you originally wanted.
Oh yeah, and you'd need a different mobo for the ryzen.
i dunno much about monitors but i know this is one of the best 1080p 144hz monitors in the market. try this link:
if you live near a microcenter then you're saving about 70 dollars compared to buying it off of amazon. Otherwise just try and price match it with bestbuy like the dudes in the comments.
here's the link for amazon in case you cant price match it: [link]
It's pretty great. Not too pricey, but it is incredibly solid.
These exact same ones
I do advise you buy a 144Hz monitor if you're spending all that money on a 1080 ti though, the $204 one from amazon is a great buy.
144Hz display and Windows included in the budget makes this actually not so easy. Because with a 144Hz display you should get a GTX 1070, and a good processor to reach those high FPS also on the processor-side. With the S340 I'm at $1245, I'll now reduce the case:
So. I think that worked out well, and is exactly in budget. Overclockable i5-7600K with fast ram, a budget SSD and a 1TB HDD to stay in budget, GTX 1070 (to take a refurbished model was not really intended, but it makes the build stay in budget, so I went with it), good psu, case that is supposed to be solid.
Possible display for the remaining budget: [link]
This ASUS 24" just went on sale:
You can cut down on costs for a cheaper 144 Hz alternative and save for a GPU. Like this.
the monitor pictured there is this: [link] . It is my side monitor.
This is my main monitor and what I use for gaming: [link]
This monitor is universally praised a fairly priced, great 144 hz monitor.
Pardon? What do you mean?
Here is a 144hz monitor
Here is a 60hz monitor
It's almost 2 hours each way. What PC would you recommend under 1k that I can order online? I'm looking to spend $300 max on a monitor. I'm thinking this one: [link]
Great monitor and it just went on sale
That being sold out. What do you think of this?
I can run OW over 100FPS at max settings @1080p and my specs aren't nearly as good as yours. (i5 4XXX, GTX 970, 8GB RAM, etc.) You should be able to hit 144Hz especially if you're willing to turn down a few options from max to just high (shadows, etc). Also yes, 144 FPS will help you quite a bit when it comes to aiming. I figured it was all just BS, but it really made a huge difference when I went from a 60Hz/40ms TV to a 144Hz/1ms monitor.
By the way, this monitor is what my fiance and I both have and it's on sale for $200. 1080p, 144Hz. Absolutely amazing screen, especially if you use this guide to get the colors just right. :)
Before I go to bed since its 4am PST and I regret making this post at this hour, I'm currently looking at these options:
monitor: Asus 1080p 144hz. I really like the vertical option since I do a lot of programming and it seemed well reviewed on amazon. 200$
headphones: possibly Siberia v2's/v3's, will look into it more ~50$-80$
keyboard: some <100$ low end mechanical keyboard <100$
mouse: Cheap Steelseries . Its cheap and simple. 30$
Says only a DVI-D cable comes in the box.
You'll still do 144hz, you just won't get sound.
Quick Amazon search:
1080p 144Hz Gsync ~ $260
Rx480 8GB ~ $246
(Shipping not taken into account)
So it's about $15 extra than a RX480 8GB to get a new screen. An extra screen is more useful (in my opinion obviously) than an extra graphics card that will just lie around.
Your choice still.
Hi I want to play overwatch around 144FPS and or higher on low settings. I currently have an Athlon Phenon X4 with a GPU = [link]. With this combo I can achieve 85 FPS.
I am purchasing a [link] For the Future - 144hz Refresh.
I need help on purchasing an SSD and a GPU(if it makes sense).
SSD - [link]
GPU - [link]
Can I achieve beyond 144 FPS on low settings with the above 3 components? (I know SDD not required but would help.)
Would it make sense to just wait a build an entirely new machine and or wait for a much better GPU - 1060/70?
Any Input would be helpful.
I have this one and love it: [link]
and as long as your pc can produce over 60fps, you'll notice an improvement.
its a good pc so you got this covered. mousepad is 100% for improving aim so I recommend you getting something like QcK+ or QcK Heavy or any other brand in the same size of those.
my monitor suggestion is this: [link] or this [link]
the asus one is more of a brand so it a bit costs more but the acer is a really good monitor too.
I would recommend this monitor: [link] It served me well with my 980ti. I'm a firm believer in being able to max out the refresh rate at a given resolution, instead of going for a higher res monitor you can't max out.
Currently rocking a 1080 ftw 1 with this guy [link]
ymmv, but moving from 60 to 144hz is a bigger difference for me than moving from 1080p to 1440p. (I also admittedly play FPS primarily so once again, ymmv) Best of luck my friend!
Asus VG248QE [link]
$267. Replace it.
If he can receive a small loan of $50, then this desktop is perfect for him. At this price point, it has the best specs on the market. I can't find any benchmarks for WoW with these specific specs, but I'm sure he will be fine. As for monitor, I would personally recommend this but if he likes your monitor better/it's cheaper, I'm sure it won't be a big deal.
Monitor: I would recommend the ASUS VG248QE and nothing else.
Keyboard: Any mechanical keyboard; the Tomoko mechanical keyboard is a great budget board. If you have a bit more money to spend, the razer blackwidow and corsair k70 are great keyboards.
Mouse: I'd recommend the logitech g402 or g502 for a great ergonomic, gaming mouse. You can also go with any of the many razer mice if you don't need so many buttons.
The i5 7500 and GTX 1060 will be able to play the most demanding FPS games at 60FPS+ at ultra or almost ultra settings at 1080p. I also included a 120GB SSD for your OS and games. You really don't need the aftermarket cooler on there, but stock cooler might get a bit too loud and too hot under heavy load.
Its like $50 bucks cheaper
[link] This is what I would pick this one(144hz), I dont know much about 1440p monitors.
heard many good thing about this one
no more gsync for 1080 though, and also only tn @ high framerate.
Nah, here's the Amazon link.
I'd go for an Asus VG248QE
Thanks for the reply! Currently I'm looking at the asus vg248qe for 340, or the BenQ XL2411Z although that one is way high at 400$, is the newer model XL2411 the same thing?
How about this?
You may want to take a look at this. I will be attempting my first build based on the list from the link below. Roughly $1k.. + you may want to just buy a network card in addition to the ones below, roughly $30-40. Looking at the motherboard, you still have an extra port for the network card after the GTX 1070 installation.
Monitor (had a hard time deciding going for a 1440p monitor vs a 1080p, in the end I chose this due to the specs for gaming; and that 1080p on a 24" still looks nice... and it's cheaper)
Network Card: [link]
The manufacture response times are meaningless tbh
why not this guy?
its a budget favourite.
I think the build looks very good overall, but if you are going to go with this higher price point and focus on fps games, I would say it's almost a must to get a 144hz monitor. If you only go 1080p 60hz, you may as well get a GTX 1060 because that will drive 60 FPS ultra 1080p in anything. I would suggest something like this Asus VG248QE, comes out cheaper than what you have and gets you 144hz.
Edit: seems my suggestion isn't super easy to find, this would be good too.
I cant check atm but im 80% sure its this one
Does this one count? :P
I use an ASUS VG248QE.
Here are some decent budget/entry level ones:
Out of these my picks would be the Asus or the Acer. There are other ones out there but the cheapest you will find will be 200-250 USD.
just wondering, is there any difference between this and this?
144hz is sick dude. I suggest either the Asus vg248qe or a BenQ, but those are more expensive and of similar quality.
edit: If freesynch is what you need this is probably a good bet.
For 1070s it's mostly preference but there are some with good cooling. The gigabyte xtreme gaming 1070 will perform slightly better than the G1 but not by much. The triple fan configuration keeps these cards super cool though. One thing you need to listen for is coil whine on any 1070 you get. Once you install do some stress testing and listen for it. If you find that your card has it then immediately return for the same card as there is no real fix, it's a crapshoot if your card will have it and that goes for every graphics card made nowadays. The Predator monitor comes with gsync is why it's expensive but is buttery smooth when gaming, so it's worth the cost for me, it's not that tall when pushed all the way down, it's very adjustable. Or you could look for cheaper monitors, just look for 24" 1080p 144hz. For example: this ASUS or
This is the monitor and I am using the cable that came in the box
Keep an eye out for black friday/cyber monday deals. I think I got mine for that $230 I mentioned from Memory Express, but any of those retailers could have better or worse prices over the next few weeks.
I've found a rather nice ASUS 24" monitor with 120hz... [link]
[link] is the best monitor for your 1070 right now. Its running at 144 hertz, if you prefer 1440p I recommend this monitor instead: [link].
You posted twice,
>I'm comparing 4K monitors to 4K TVs
No you really are not. You are comparing a rather low end TV to a Rather High End Monitor.
>4K 32" monitors
When I buy a PC monitor It doesn't need to be 32 inches. I am using This 24 Inch Right now and it is awesome. Not to mention there are Quite a few 4K 32 inch computer monitors from 300-700 dollars.
>And yes, it's more expensive than a high-end 4K HDR 3D 55" TV.
Because you literally picked a ridiculously expensive monitor. Let me also Pick a Ridiculously expensive TV to make my argument look good. It only costs $3,799.98 on sale to 2,799.98 dollars.
Fantastic monitor for great price
It's a little out of your price range, but for $240 you can get this beast of a monitor. I have 2 and they're amazing.
If you are willing to go with normal HD I can highly recommend this screen.
w/o gsync [link]
i recommend this monitor [link]
Yes. I have an Asus ASUS VG248QE.
You are going to want 144hz, 1ms, 24 inches
If you want to learn more about monitors I suggest reading up on the difference between TN and IPS panels.
Better? I definitely don't want to skimp out on a monitor, I think if I drop my ram down to 8GB that the $40 will be better spent on a this monitor.
Is this a good 144hz monitor? I have a GTX 1060.
No worries, I figured it would be good if I explained my reasoning for the part choice. In my opinion, if you have the money to spend, 144hz is definitely worth the investment. The 144hz experience is very smooth and fast. Hz refers to refresh rate, or the number of times the screen changes per second. Thus, 144hz will be faster, smoother, and better all around. They are a bit more expensive then your average 60hz though. The two 144hz monitors I'd personally recommend are the Asus VG248QE and the BenQ XL2411Z. Both are fantastic monitors however the BenQ monitor come with more features which can be found on their website. In conclusion, yes, I would say that purchasing a 144hz monitor is very worth it if you have the money to spend.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
I have and love this monitor. Use it for smite on Xbox and its my 2nd monitor for my pc
[link] (This is not a ref link)
My friend uses this and it works really well. 1080p and 144hz, looks great.
Yo solo encontre en amazon pero sin promocion. Sale mas barato que en cualquier tienda de aqui pero nose cuando aumente por envio e importacion
If 4K isn't your stuff, I'd get a 120 or 144hz 1080. I have a 23" 1080 and it's just the right size, though they're both 60 hz.
This is a good 144Hz 1080 monitor at 16:9. I can look around for an ultrawide if you'd like.
Here is the UK link. The US link has more reviews so you can judge the item with more accuracy, though Asus is hard to go wrong with.
These 2 are in your budget. Just look at reviews to decide on what you want.
I would recommend just 1 144hz and then a 60hz for a secondary.
I'd advise the Asus VG248QE, best 144hz starting monitor you can get IMO, not bad price either.
If you prefer framerate, then this is amazing. If you prefer nicer looking, then go with this guy
Can't get my monitor to display fonts clearly on Windows 10.
This is not only in web browsers, but the Windows menu itself and other things like the Arma 3 launcher.
-ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor
-MSI GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GTX 1070 GAMING 8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card
I've updated all the drivers I could
Went through 'ClearType' calibration multiple times
Searched Google for possible solutions
Made sure the Windows display settings and Nvidia display settings are set for the proper resoultion
So far, nothing has worked. I have another 20" 1920 x 1080 monitor and it looks fine on that one.
Has anyone else had this issue with this monitor?
This is what I have, it's nice :)
Whats your budget? there is a very noticeable difference between 60 and 144 and there is a huge benefit. you will notice the difference in CSGO significantly and you'd be able to push to 80fps in BF1 i think which is also good.
Monitor below is rated #1 best budget gaming monitor according to this [link]
Alternatively, you can find 144hz 1080p monitors for 150-200 that are about as good as the one above.
In my opinion if you're going to be spending $2000 on building a PC it's worth going with a GTX 1080 instead of a 1070. With a 1070 you won't be reaching the full potential/benefits of a 180Hz monitor. You're essentially buying a $450 monitor and using a 1070 that will only be able to reach the potential of a $250 monitor. A GTX 1080 will allow you to run games at max settings and take more of an advantage of the 180Hz available with your monitor.
Also, unless you plan on overclocking your CPU the liquid-cooler is unnecessary and you'd probably be fine with the stock cooler.
I would definitely try and get a GTX 1080 though.
Edit: Just re-read your post sorry. If all you're trying to get is FPS in the range of 90-120 @ 1080p then you'll be fine with the GTX 1070 but I'd return your monitor and get a cheaper one that's only 144hz, as the extra Hz are just being wasted.
Edit2: Alternative Monitors:
24" ASUS VG248QE: [link]
or a larger screen
27" ASUS VG278HV: [link]
Well if you have a gtx 1070 you should probably go for a 1440p monitor since thats what the card was made for. Anything lower and the card does not justify the money, especially if you dont play demanding games. At 150$ though it will be impossible to find a 1440p monitor.
The best choice for that card would be a 27 inch, 144hz, 1440p TN panel monitor but you wont find those cheaper than 300$ best.
I would suggest you wait till you have more money to buy one of those so you can fully take advantage of your card. If you cant, i'd suggest getting a 144hz, 1080p, 24 inch one. Those will come cheaper but still not 150$ cheap.
Either way my advice is wait till you get more money and buy a 2560x1440p, 144hz monitor. Its the best for your card.
Head over to r/nvidia and r/pcmasterrace they will help you more.
Any clue how to figure out the lag of a monitor? I have this one : [link]
Cheapest I've seen, $250 seems fair but i haven't used it before so
Actually this is what I bought it on, it might come with the cord. [link]
Sadly I'm Canadian:
I'm in the same position as OP, can anyone speak for/against the ASUS VG24 please? Running i5 and 1 970
I have this, and I absolutely love it
as for a 144hz monitor the Asus vg24qe is pretty good.
Personally I use this monitor :D
I would also check out the Asus VG248QE. They are all great monitors.
I decided on this:
I have an ASUS VG248 144hz
For $160 + Shipping. I have the original box to ship it in.
This is a good 24" monitor
This is a crappy 40" TV
This is a search results of TVs cheaper than that monitor. There's a pretty wide choice
As far as 27" 1080p monitors, there are 386 models available on Amazon
i have this one [link]
it is a pretty common 144hz monitor i see lots of people of using it. But, if ulike that one I guess u could go for it. Benq is known for their monitors
if u can stretch ur budget
why do u need such an exspensive 60hz monitor. why dont u get this?
I have the Asus 144hz
and it's fucking awesome. The colors could be a little better but it's a budget 144hz and WELL worth the money.
Probably best bang for your buck
this is the one i have. its great
Not that I know of, sorry.
Gonna link this here
if you want to take a look at the search results though.
Oh, that monitor I was talking about might be this one
It certainly does its job, and the colour reproduction isn't too bad for a TN panel. Probably not what you're looking for though (1080p, 24in)
Built-in 2W stereo speakers for an immersive home entertainment experience
right below 24 inches option (bullet points)
[link] This is want you want babe, trust.
I'm asking 180, since it still goes for 250 new/ 190 used on Amazon.
I use a vg248qe [link] it is the exact max on your price range but you get 144hz for it.
My favorite monitor ever: [link]
its not under but slightly over most people plus i would say its the best 1080p monitor out there [link]
I see you're looking for a monitor too. How about an Asus VG248qe?
I used it for about 2 months before I moved. It's still in the box. $160 (that includes shipping)
So I'm trying to figure out what the best monitor is for my $1300 build here.
Right now I have the Asus VG248QE on there (it was $230 when I added it, but now it's $250) which is 24 inches, 1080p, 144hz.
My question is do you guys have any specific monitor suggestions for this build? My main priorities spec wise would have to be 144hz, probably 1080p vs 1440p to save money (refresh rate > resolution, in terms of pure gaming imo), reasonable response times/input lag, and G-sync would be a nice touch to go with my 1070 (even though G-syncs seem to be outrageously expensive, but I'm not sure what the cheapest one you can get is, or if its even worth it). Also, I've heard IPS is night and day vs TN panel, but I highly doubt that I can get an IPS monitor that fits the rest of my criteria for anything less than my left nut :)
Hi, I was wondering if i could possibly get your opinion on this Monitor! vs the one in the list, i know its 1080 but whatever works best for gaming performance wise is all i need, plus i wouldn't mind getting some steam games to actually play. Along with steam do i just have to re download all of the games i have, i'm thinking about getting games on steam but not downloading them, just to have in the library then download them on the new pc.
1080p was going to upgrade my monitor to this one
I am debating downgrading Monitor to [link]
What do you guys think??
27" and 1080p? Ewww, that size is meant for 1440p.
Why don't you simply buy a 1440p IPS 144Hz Gsync monitor or go with 3x 24" ASUS VG248QE 144Hz for $230 a piece?
You've got a great setup there mate, good job. For the 1080p monitor i would really recommend this one:
There's 1440p 144hz monitors going for a painful 600. Honestly would go for a 1080p 144hz monitor since most gpus can run higher frames on 1080p. Here's one I recommend. [link]
I mean if you can afford it, its fine and all. But like I said, I'm just trying to save your wallet. as I mentioned above
> 24 inches is pretty standard these days 27 is unnecessary.
> Xbox one is limited to 60hz, so a "75hz monitor" is pointless.
I mean if it saves money I'd go with the cheaper and more practical solution, but its your hard earned money so I'm just trying to help a fellow's wallet out.
But honestly if you're planning on buying that monitor, get this monitor here I personally use it myself and its far better. Plus its $30 cheaper and has a higher refresh rate, good for PC and console gaming.
Try looking at some more options before going in for the purchase.
Not sure if you're looking for either a monitor or tv, but for a monitor:
I have the Asus VG248QE. I use it for everything from PC to PS4 to XB1, doesnt matter, its a great monitor.
[link] would be the way I'd go. But I'm an ASUS fanboy and had a bad experience with a set of benq monitors.
Asus VG248QE 24-inch HD LED Gaming Monitor: basically new in original box. I bought it in January and used it for a few months before moving. I primarily use my laptop now and have parted out my "gaming" rig. - $175 OBO
NZXT s340 Gloss Black computer case - $50 One Two
Thermaltake Versa H23 Case w/ 450w 80+ Gold PSU - $50
I've also got a Logitech G710 with Cherry MX Blue switches, I'd let go for $75
I dont know the monitors you posted, but i know this one from a friend ( [link] ), very good monitor, used in a lot of tournaments, colors are good, thats all i can say for now.
I have this one : [link] the colors are awesome ( a little bit better then the asus one ), very good presets for gaming or multimedia, very good quality, sturdy etc, mine came without a single pixel issue whatsoever.
I hope i could help, even though these monitors are little bit more expensive.
Ps: Another friend got the BenQXL2411Z ( [link] ) which is also a very good monitor, according to him the Colorpresets where all terrible, he needed a few hours and programs to adjust it and is very satisfied with the outcome.
Does this not come with g-sync? The $230 Asus VG248QE on Amazon has it apparently so I might just wait if it's that much better
This seems like a worse monitor as opposed to : [link]
I would like to have some type of sound emitting from my monitor as I come from an iMac. Is the $70 difference worth not having speakers?
Holy. Shit. I never in a million years would have figured that out or expected to happen to get a response from someone who would even know that. I don't specifically have a an "ultra low persistance mode" that I can find anywhere in the menu for the monitor. I did a factory reset and everything is fine now. It was spooky when I opened your link and saw my monitors model at the bottom lol. This guy: [link]
Thanks so much man, that was driving me nuts, can finally enjoy the game now.
Just googled it. However, you are correct, there will be exceptions.
So basically this: [link]?
It has epic reviews.
I was looking for $150 for the monitor, it's less than 4 months old and in perfect condition.
Asus VG248QE 24-inch Full HD Ergonomic Back-lit LED Gaming Monitor [link]
^This or go for a 27''
That cleared things up, thanks.
Going with the 1070
So I can look at 1080p images in 1440p but the images are still 1080p themselves. For games, this just means I need to turn up the resolution to make use of the 1440 right?
~~Just found out DropBox only gives 2GB free storage. How am I going to transfer the files I want to keep? Pay $9.99 for a month of 1 TB?~~ (Just realized I'm a dingus and this case or at least the 200R will have 2 drive bays)
I just read that Hz translates into what you should keep your FPS at. Isn't 144 Hz a bit much if FPS benchmarks for high end cards like the 1070/1080 are at a consistent 80-120 FPS? Does Hz matter as much if your FPS doesn't reach it?
Think I'm gonna give up the 1440p for a more practical 1080p, I need to remember I only occasionally play games where graphics matters and that I'm still a part-time student. Asus vs BenQ vs Acer w/ G-Sync? I don't think 1080p needs G-Sync but I'm also uninformed. (A lot of pros/tech sites use and endorse the BenQ, plus it mentions eye comfort. But the Asus' colors look a lot better here)
Was also thinking about headphones since my current setup is earbuds that only reach up to one ear. I found the M50x was well known, #1 best seller on Amazon and had great reviews. It's not too expensive ($120) so I think it's the sweet spot.
(is the "HD" in the Acer is just for show? It has the same resolution as the other monitors)
Can you find what display type my monitor is? I assumed it was TN since it was cheap but whites don't look pinkish
Are most games not cpu-bound? It looks like it only causes a negligible FPS difference for most games.
I assumed the motherboard was really important given the name and the fact that it's the core of the computer but I read a higher quality mobo just has more ports?
If they're not weak links, don't fix what isn't broken I guess.
I highly recommend getting a 144 Hz monitor. It is painful to watch anything on a 60 Hz screen after you get used to never seeing tearing.
Not sure if this is currently the best option, but this guy was the top choice when I built my system.
Great built! You will be able to play at 1080p close to 144 fps in most of games with this rig. The only thing I would suggest is to get 16 GB of RAM instead of 8.
If you are looking for a 1080p 144Hz monitor I would suggest the Asus VG248Q [link]. I used to have this monitor and loved it.
i over clock my care with a hyer 212 evo and its fine runs cool personally i just doing think its worth the money
look at this one
For a 1080p 144hz monitor, I would recommend the Asus VG248QE
At 1080p displayport and HDMI make no difference.
Refurbished BenQ XL2411Z. Monitor is great, stand sucks (very wobbly). Doesn't have Displayport (which is the future standard of display I/O imo), can't do 144Hz through HDMI. I got it from BenQ's refurb store.
I got mine for $204 shipped. BenQ raised their refurb prices lately, and prices have dropped on new monitors from other brands. I wouldn't recommend getting my monitor, refurbed or new.
If you have Prime and can get the Prime discount, check out this one.
Or if not, check out this other one.
Read here for more info. The above links use the referral links from this site, just FYI (not my site, I just use it).
Mother board was expensive for almost 0 reason. One I added had the same things yours had at a much lower price.
Additional storage with a smaller SSD and 1tb mechanical drive.
Do you really need to have liquid cooling? air cooling would be fine for that unless you plan on doing some INSANE overclocking the H7 could easily get a 6600k to 4.5 with good temps while being quiet, its available at newegg for that price not listed on pcpartpicker though for some reason.
Power supply was overkill beyond belief. This one should be fine.
Dropped Office, unless you need it specifically for something you should try out Openoffice.
Blu-Ray drive could easily be dropped to something lower as well.
Chose better and cheaper monitors. The 144hz monitor i chose also has 1ms response time and is far cheaper. This is much closer to your budget. Do you really need 2 1440p monitors though? I would consider the second one being 1080p@60hz or even 1080p@144hz instead of being 1440p. Here is a great 1080p@144hz monitor you could do for cheaper than the 60hz one I listed.
Currently, I'm using the Asus VH238H which is an excellent 1080p 60hz. I'd strongly recommend it.
I've ordered the VG248QE for my new build, and it's a 144hz. I'm sure it'll be good but I haven't gotten it yet.
So long story short, can't say on the 144hz, but the VH238H is fantastic.
At your budget, getting a 1440p monitor with a good graphics card is not possible. If I were you, I would get a GTX 1070 and an Asus VG248QE
depends on what video card you have. G-Sync for Nvidia, and Free-Sync for AMD. Free sync and G sync prevent screen tearing which is extremely annoying and fucks up the looks of your game. I have it and it fucking sucks.
[link] for Nvidia
IMO i like BenQ because of the great colors and extra features. Depends on if you want to spend more money for extra features depending on what games you play, for ex. you dont want to get a 4k 16ms response time for 500 dollors when you can get a 1ms 144 hz monitor for minecraft. think about what you really need and then decide what you're getting. Reply back if you need more help :D
Asus VG248QE 24-inch Gaming Monitor - Like new. I only used it for a month or two. Still in original box. $175
NXZT s340 gloss black computer case - $50
iPad Mini (Verizon LTE) - $200
Logitech G710 with Cherry MX Blue switches (I love this keyboard) "almost new" in box - $100
I've also got a i3-4170 computer that I'm thinking about parting out. Nothing fancy, but it's a decent budget gaming rig. 750ti, 2 SSD, 16gb of DDR3, etc.
Yeah I believe I do! On an Asus VG248qe- So you think I should sell it when the vega GPU comes out? Makes sense to sell it when the time comes and get a bunch more performance without losing out much money I suppose!
I don't know about 27" monitors, but I'm using it with the Asus VG248QE and it's working fine.
I really appreciate the video guides. I know you haven't given your rationale for the monitor yet, but I was wondering what you think about a 144hz monitor? deathaddict was giving me some suggestions and I liked this one [link]. I don't have too much space to work with so I didn't really wanna go over 25". Do you have any 144hz you like?
Edit: Or maybe this one? [link]
I bought an asus 144hz 1080p monitor that works great, its not 1440p which is why its a bit cheaper, but zero regrets with this purchase. No issues whatsoever, only complaint would be if you try the preset settings it has Digital Vibrance turned up a bit too high for my taste. Heres a link to the one i bought.
Another great monitor here. But this lacks GSync which is a big deal to me now after using it for 2 years.
Well thats why I suggested this monitor, its with freesync. There is a $250 Asus with g-sync if you want.
thats what you want
144hz - [link]
144Hz, G-Sync, 1440p - [link]
I strongly advocate for 144hz.
This is a great choice and would fit your budget if you went with the cheaper keyboard since it's about $80 more. [link]
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.
Oh man, that's unlucky! Sorry dude!
Looks like a decent built you got yourself there! Will also hold up for future titles, which is nice.
I mean alternatively you could always look for used 120 hz monitors in your area. Especially if you are on a tight budget it might make sense. Okay, so if you have a couple of weeks or so I would maybe suggest looking into an AMD Card instead of the NDvidia. This is always personal preference, but in general the AMD cards give you more performance for the same price, which is why you could downgrade a little in order to get that screen you want. Also I would maybe look into getting a Video Card with 3GB memory instead of 2GB
But that is something you should look further into.
For screens I would recomment the following:
I have a 144hz panel and can say, that it really is a big difference.
Maybe check craigslist?
This is the one me and many others use.
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.
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?
Most likely the monitor, then. I highly recommend either the ASUS VG248QE or the
That's my monitor. I don't think it's the best but I think it's halfway decent.
I bought this monitor used a few weeks back Could someone link me the cable i need for it to run at 144hz?
Here's a few immediately...
Acer GN246HL (Has VESA mount)
What do you think about this monitor [link]
I can just about afford it .
I need help understanding what cable to use for this monitor I'm getting. I'm getting this monitor and obviously want to use it at 1920x1080 at 144hz. So far I think these cables are what I need but I'm still not sure.
Anyone help would be appreciated!
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.
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
Asus VG248QE 144hz monitor and a Acer 60hz monitor.
If I go 120/144Hz I planned on getting a 1ms monitor (specifically [link] off of Jet for $200). I'm just not sure on whether to hop up to 1440, I am coming from consoles and this is my first rig and my current monitor is just 1080p/60hz/5ms.
I'm not going to dabble in 4K, perhaps down the road when it's cheaper.
You should sell your 4K monitor and pick up another lower resolution monitor if you're not a fan of it.
Best 250$ 144Hz 1080p
Using this one myself.
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
I've got this: [link]
Asus VG248QE [link]
This is boss-tier monitor. I have one, I'm getting a second. Running off of an R9 290 just fine.
Sorry I know of viewsonic but im not familiar with them myself so I can't comment on it.
Here are 2 monitors for the same price
The first one is probably the most popular 24inch 144hz monitor there is.
And my friend has this one and highly recommends it
Id suggest watching some reviews on youtube of all 3 and making a decision.
Hope this helps.
What do you think about this one?
Find any gaming monitor with a TN panel and you'll get a monitor with 1 ms response time. Essentially, no input lag. The picture quality won't be stellar, especially viewing angles suffer, but they're very fast. You can easily do that for under $350.
$350 might not be enough to go to the next level, which is the latest 4-5 ms IPS gaming panels with G-Sync and Freesync, especially not the nice 27 inchers, but there may be something in the 23-24 inch in that price range.
Essentially, as far as input lag goes, look for panels with no more than 5 ms times advertised, with 1ms TN panels being the most responsive. To guarantee high framerates also, look for 144 hz monitors. Input lag and refresh rate are two separate things though, but both matter for fast gaming.
This should check all your boxes, for example: [link]
This one might be even better: [link]
If you can save an extra $40 you can get this monitor [link]
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.
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.
99% sure it is the Asus VG248QE. I went to all stars and these were definitely the monitors that were used, at least for the 1v1 tournament.
Asus sometimes goes below that.
Edit: its lower than $250 + free shipping. [link]
How about a 144hz monitor? That one seems overpriced. Check out this one for cheaper, and 144z. [link]
This one is amazing: [link]
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.
I have the 27" version of this one with 2ms g2g response time and it's not a problem at all. Having 144hz is fantastic if you can output that from your laptop.
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. :)
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.
I bought this a while back. Colors aren't amazing and it's a TN panel, but for the price it's good. I love mine.
>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
Monitor question: For a 960~~ti~~, is a 144hz refresh (@1080p) monitor worth it? Also would be g-sync worth it?
Edit: Thinking of going with the ASUS VG238QE.
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.
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.
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$.
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 :):):):)
I like my Asus VG248QE
[link] I really like this one. I know it's a bit more than what you want to spend but you won't be disappointed.
[link] QUITE A SICK MONITOR IF YOU ASK ME
Like would something like this be good? [link]
Is it for gaming? If so i think this monitor is worth the extra cash [link]
The Asus VG248QE is a great choice if you are still wanting that 144hz and 1ms response time
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.
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"
Visit ninite and select what software you use.
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.
Check into these computers and see which ones are available for you.
The first one should be available to order and all three should be able to handle pretty much anything you throw at them. The last one, the Asus ROG doesn't look like it would be very wide, so I don't know how upgrade-able that one is.
Here is the monitor I mentioned in another post.
Here is the listing on Amazon to do a price-match and still get it from BestBuy:
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.
I found the Asus VG248QE 24-inch for $249: [link]
Should I get it?
This Asus one or this BenQ one
My personal opinion these two are great options
$249 at Amazon
I have 2 [link]
It's actually getting kind of old, but there's no reason to upgrade.
It's the only one that's 144hz as far as I know (and therefore the only one they make of any relevance).
not 250 hehe
This is the cheapest one I can find:
One last update before I build my machine:
Everything other than the video card and SSD has been delivered.
I was able to order a 240GB Crucial BX200, normally $65, for $50~ on Amazon. That should be delivered tomorrow.
Just ordered this video card which is $130 after the rebate. I'm nearly there!
I've got an LCD monitor at my dad's which I'm sure has an abysmal refresh rate, but perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised. I'm planning on picking up this Asus gaming monitor after I get my tax return. Unless you know of a cheaper alternative with comparable specs?
Lastly, I plan to pick up a Zowie EC2. Those don't seem to go on sale very often.
Again, thank you for your help. Excited to rejoin the PC master race.
I use this.... Save for a little longer but I highly recommend it.
They have a 1ms monitor, and I like it. For viewing pleasures. I got it for the 144hz.
This is what i use. i have 3 and couldn't be happier. they also now come with blue light reduction.
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.
Skylake Gamer (1080p ultra gaming / 1440p medium high) (i5-6600, 16 GB DDR4, R9 390, 250GB SSD, 2TB HDD, NZXT S340)>
Does anyone think this setup can run two of these monitors
Of course I will not be gaming on both at the same time, most likly I will have Teamspeak or youtube up on the second one.
If so, which monitor do you recommend out of the two?
P.S I plan on playing GTA V and Fallout 4 with this gaming setup.
Make sure is the evo monitor with 144hz for least amount of lag(seriously the dam thing has pretty much no lag diff to the barebones crts). Also go with component to dp if can. Jet.com
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
so my question is about Resolution
I got a 144hz monitor
and get around 230 fps on 1910x1080 should I lower it to gain fps I do sometimes drop below 200
another question (: to easier spot people what should these settings be.
If I use a hdmi to DVI Adapter would it give me the 140hz? My laptop doesnt have a DVI port
edit : my monitor [link]
No idea what that is but this is a great 144 hz for a good price.
I'm partial to this:
I think BenQ are overpriced.
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 it's a work station, possible video editing etc.. I would go with socket LGA 2011-v3 instead of skylake.
The i7-5820K is an LGA 2011-v3 processor and it's better than any skylake out right now. More PCI-E lanes, more max memory support, supports DD4 just like skylake, and X99 Mother Boards (chipset for lga 2011-v3) have 8 DIMM slots (8 sticks of ram) allowing you to get them up to 128 GB of ram with 8 16GB Sticks "should you ever need that much".
LGA-2011 V3 is also quad channel memory and not dual channel, so you need 4 sticks of ram instead of 2. Easy deal just go with 4 sticks of 4 gb or 4 sticks of 8 GB for 16 or 32 GB. 4 sticks of 4 is say 80 bucks or 4 sticks of 8 for 100-130.
The i5-2580k is a beast and is currently the 4th best cpu on the market going by benchmarks. It's also a 6 core vs's syklakes 4 core and has as good or better overclocking potential. It's a beast of a CPU. Price point wise it's only 30 dollars more than the i7 skylake posted below but way more than 30 dollars value wise in terms of performance "in my opinion".
Now for the monitor, don't buy that through PC part picker or newegg. Shop for that exclusively. Do research, read review after review. If possible go in stores and see them. Your talking about something you'll be spending $300 on that you will be staring at for thousands of hours.
On a whim though I found this one which looks pretty freaking good for $339. [link]
Myself though I have a 2560X1440 monitor that is $400. However it's 60hz with a 4ms response time.
So pick your poison, 144 Hertz 1080p for 300+ or Bigger resolution for the same money but not 144 hertz.
As a developer myself though, I can tell you that I would not trade my 2560X1440 for a 1920X0180 for anything, hertz or not.
Writing code, designing things etc, 2560X1440 is awesome. I can see almost twice as much code on the screen at a time. I can see my entire database schema without having to scroll, etc etc etc.
same one [link]
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 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.
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.
If you play competive games like CSGO or Dota, go for 144hz like this but if you prefer graphics and beauty go for this Although i would suggest 1080p becasue it is not very good on 1440p compared to r9 390
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 TN 144Hz 1ms DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Ergonomic Back-lit LED Gaming Monitor [link]
This is usually the go to 1080p 144hz monitor.
i think this would be better use of your cash
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. $200
[link] this one's a good one. i'm just saying if you wanted cheap then it would be cheaper to go for 120
About 40-50$ off normal price. Great monitor.
i have the vg24qe no complaints, true about the color tweaking and you can get them for much less like 250$ [link]
[link] I assume this one?
> I have 3 of this
Alright, so at a resolution of 5760x1080, that's 75% as many pixels as 3840x2160 (4K). But at a refresh rate of 144Hz, that's 240% the FPS required to max out the displays. Multiplying those two numbers together means getting 144 FPS at 5760x1080 requires 80% more GPU power than getting 60 FPS at 3840x2160.
For reference, let's take a look at what's required to get 60+ FPS at 3840x2160. Going SLI with the GTX 980 Ti seems to just barely get there. This means that two 980 Ti's (assuming that FPS scales linearly with pixel count) should get you 80+ FPS on your three-monitor setup. And if overclocked, we could be looking at 10-20% more FPS, which could get you closer to 100 FPS. Is this enough for you? Getting a third would get you closer to your monitors' refresh rate, but this would bring you close to $3000, all things considered.
A cheaper alternative ($200 less) would be the R9 Fury in CrossFire. Although it's a weaker card on its own, it tends to scale better in CrossFire than does the GTX 980 Ti. However, there are some pretty important downsides. First, the 980 Ti is a much better overclocker and will likely win hands down when overclocked. Second, Fallout 4 is known to be better optimized for Nvidia hardware and performs uncharacteristically poorly on AMD cards. Third, Fallout 4 doesn't have official SLI or CrossFire support, but there are ways to make SLI work (although with relatively poor scaling), and no such solution exists for CrossFire as far as I know.
According to these benchmarks, a single 980 Ti gets 46 FPS on average in Fallout 4 at 3840x2160, so even without using SLI at all you should be able to get around 60 FPS on your 5760x1080 setup. With the ghetto SLI fix I linked above this may go up to 80-100 FPS, and whenever a proper SLI profile is released it should be above 100 FPS pretty consistently. And again, this doesn't take overclocking into account, so you could add another 10-20% to any of these numbers.
Do keep in mind that none of what I've said accounts for graphical mods. It's difficult to predict how much of a performance hit each mod will constitute, so use your best judgment here when giving me feedback on the build I'm about to post for you.
> I host a few private servers for me and my guildmates and I thought it might be a good idea to get a bit more RAM
Alright, I have no idea how much RAM this usage entails, but I'll just assume you do actually need 32GB. You should know that this means you can't use Windows 7, since it only supports up to 16GB of system memory.
Here's my suggestion. I hope you'll forgive that I've gone a bit over budget. I've tried to meet all of your requirements while not being overly wasteful.
I love this monitor and you can get it for less then $200 from Amazon WarehouseDeals most of the time.
Why not both? This. it is 144hz AND 1440p. Price is $240 for new and $200 for used.
This is probably your best bet for the price, I'm picking one up myself next Friday!
That was my thing as well, not sure if the 27 would be too big or not. You are talking abotu [link] right?
wtf are you kidding? Tbh the best monitor out there for the cost is an Asus VG248QE. True 144hz, amazing color, and not expensive.
[link] Will these do? They seem pretty popular.
Fairly good 144hz 1ms response time Monitor
In the future, please take the referral off of Amazon links:
Just post the first part: [link]
If you require viewing angles, than a TN panel might not be the best fit for you. The only way, to the best of my knowledge, to get 144Hz without spending insane amounts of money is through a TN panel and the viewing angles on those are poor. You get a lot of color bleed at oblique viewing angles.
That being said, if you want a good TN panel, here is one without Freesync. If you want Freesync, here is that monitor.
pretty much the best display one can have for counter-strike.
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
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!
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 TN 144Hz 1ms DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Ergonomic Back-lit LED Gaming Monitor
144/120 hz monitors are mainly beneficial for those who want to extensively play competitive FPS games like CoD, BF, Fallout 4, CS GO etc. If you do not play fps games that much you might as well get IPS monitor.
Good budget 120/144hz monitors would be like the :
1) VG 248QE
2) BenQ XL 2411z
As for difference between 120 hz and 144hz you would need a decently powerful card to shoot those fps above 120 to make the difference noticable if any, it's noticeable to some people while the rest don't see a change.
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.
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.
The asus vg248qe seems to fit your description
This and others like it.
Planning a new build, will be ordering parts today.
Having trouble deciding between a 24" 144hz 1ms or a 27" 60hz 5ms
Same price, but not sure which to go with. My desk could hold the 27" fine but I am slightly concerned its too big with how close it will be.
Anyone have any input?
Is a 144hz moniter worth it with this build? I was looking at this [link]
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.
Asus VG248QE is BAE
Thinking of upgrading to a 144hz monitor but can't decide between two models:
I understand that the two monitors have the exact same panel. I hear that the BenQ has better features when it comes to blur/motion reduction and such. However the Asus has a Displayport and also built in speakers.
Does anyone have experience with either or able to offer up an opinion on either? I feel like they would both be good options which is why this is so hard.
I plan on using a 144hz monitor for CS:GO primarily but also play many other single player games (Skyrim, FO4, Witcher 3, MGS5, HS, Diablo 3) that won't utilize the 144hz as my computer won't run them at that high of an FPS.
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 TN 144Hz 1ms DisplayPort HDMI DVI-D Ergonomic Back-lit LED Gaming Monitor [link]
I'm using this one, I haven't had any problems that I can remember
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.
I would just get a pc monitor with at least 2 hdmi outs, so you could at least use it for something else later.
I would recommend this monitor but I'm also using my desktop on it
Okay, so Is Gsync recommended? I am looking at this monitor
I have a Benq 144hz. Love it, I heard the asus is also good!
Asus - [link]
The 144 Benq I use - [link]
lol, i have no idea whats going on..
Would you be interested in cash plus a trade?
I have a nice pc gaming monitor.
And also a nice keyboard.
Not sure if your a pc gamer or not.. Or i could throw in my G&G combat machine-ish
If your interested in anything/all tell me what and how much cash add
OK, just gonna give you a 60Hz and 144Hz.
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.
Alright now I'm torn:
Option 1 -
Option 2 -
144hz monitor is highly recommended. I just got mine and 60fps feels laggy when playing csgo. ASUS VG248QE
For $240 you can get an ASUS 144hz monitor [link]
The BenQ takes the cake but Asus makes a very good model that goes for around $250 if you want to save a few bones.
[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.
That's a pretty good setup, i'd leave it that way.
For a Monitor, this one!
Smaller 1080 P TN monitor with higher refresh rate
Larger 1440P monitor if he wants to make the jump in resolution(will OC to 96Hz
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.
This one is pretty good, I use it. [link]
This is the best monitor for the money
First off, congratulations for getting a job! :D
I am going to be straight honest with ya. A couple of weeks ago, my 5 years old monitor gave up on me
so I ordered this bad boy on amazon thinking that my computer would be able to handle glorious 144hz smoothness with no compromise.
But later it turned out that I was wrong. Crippled with GTX660, most of the games I tried to run were nowhere close to 144hz- I could barely go above 60fps on medium setting. So I was looking to upgrade to a new gpu but I did not have enough money as I already spent all of my budget. Then I saw your post!
If I can get the 980, it would be a DREAM come true for me. I can take the full advantage of GPU itself with my monitor with silky fps. Heck, if I do get a chance to get one, I would also love to give away my 660 to other fellow brothers that really needs it.
Thank you so much :)
Edit: My build
Asus VG248QE $239
That is one of the most popular gaming monitors out there, especially for people on a budget.
Yeah, I'm stuck at 60 Hz right now and I've been yearning for more. I was looking at this monitor too, but it's not IPS. Supposedly that means the colors won't be as vibrant, but it's hard to tell unless I saw them in person.
The two at the start isn't sold in SWE, the Samsung one is only at one store and costs 511$.
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.
Honestly in that price range there are some really good options - especially if you aren't in a rush.
It really comes down to what you need. What's more important to you, color accuracy or really high frame rate accuracy? Do you care about type of input (I like Display port, some insist on HDMI, etc.)? What Size do you want - I personally like ~24" but some people go for 27"
If you don't Play FPS games, I'd personally look at IPS monitors*, if you do, in the 250 range you can get some decent 120hz+ (or overclockable) monitors I think.
250 is actually a really acceptable level for the majority of monitors so it's all up to what you want for the most part. You're only going to be priced out of the pretty extreme end really. If you tell me what your ideals are for it I can probably help you out.
*the dell U series monitors are well regarded in the IPS world, but fairly pricey, admitedly the P series from 2014 onwards (P*14) are also IPS and cheaper - slightly lower quality panel but still very good, and a larger bezel. If the bezel doesn't matter to you, the P series will probably be a better investment, you could maybe even get 2 for $250 if you catch a sale!
K so the real question. Those 2 or 2 of these (sorry for shit format I'm on mobile)
I'm so torn on this. 144hz is so nice but its literally almost twice the price.
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.
Check out the ASUS VG248qe. 24 inch, 144hz, 1920x1080.
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
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.
This is a great monitor! Used in the ESL One tournament for CSGO a couple weeks ago. It's $250. I think it's one of the best monitors for the money.
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'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.
Yeah that looks great but it's slightly smaller than your current monitor so I'm not sure if you'd like the size. Other than that, I think it's perfect.
This is my current monitor and I love it
The benq one
but if you can save a lil get this
For 240 you can get this asus monitor. [link]
That is if you want a 144hz monitor, if you want to stick with 1080p/60hz there is a lot to choose from in your price range and even cheaper. I have owned Asus monitors in the past and have always enjoyed the quality, I recently bought an Acer and I'm loving it, so those are two brands I can recommend.
If you are looking for the best color reproduction, you may want to look for an ips panel like this one. [link]
I don't think he elaborated as well as he could have so I'll do my best to explain it. Vsync introduces a slight delay between what you see and what is actually happening. It does this to get rid of screen tearing by slowing your fps to the refresh rate of your monitor (probably 60) and introducing a buffer to correctly render frames. This makes the game more visually appealing but is frowned upon for competitive play. What I believe you're experiencing is screen tearing happening across the entire screen at a very fast speed causing the game to look like it is stuttering even while at a high fps.
If you've played on a pc for a while you will notice the difference in responsiveness so I wouldn't recommend Vsync. The best way to remove this is to get a 120hz or 144hz screen. This increases how fast your monitor updates it's pixels per second allowing it to keep up with your graphics card for a much smoother experience. I recently upgraded and the difference is huge. If you're looking for a quality cheap (in comparison) one and have some money to spend I'd highly recommend the Asus VG248QE. Now, as for a solution that doesn't cost money - sadly there really isn't one as far as I know. Just make sure to keep your fps above 60 at all times and try capping your fps to 65-70 to prolong the life of your gpu and to avoid sending extra frames to your monitor. You can also look up how to overclock a monitor (at your own risk) to a higher refresh rate. I did mine on an AMD gpu for my old 60hz monitor so I'm not sure how it is done on an Nvidia card.
Sorry for the long read, I can't find a way to tldr it. I hope I could help, if you have any questions please ask. Also, for future questions on the subreddit could you edit your flair to show your system specs? It makes it a lot easier for people trying to help you. If you happen to have an AMD FX series processor like myself I know of a solution that made it a bit better. :)
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 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.
If you can spend $250 on a monitor you should check this [link] 144hz and 1ms response time
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.
Check out the Asus VG24QE, it has 144hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and is currently $250. Although it is a 24 inch monitor, but that's ideal for 1080p.
These two will probably be some of the cheapest you can find, I think the asus one needs a color profile or something to fix it's colors but i've heard pretty decent things about both of them.
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.
> Asus VG248
$250 on sale at Amazon right now.
I recommend this one:
He was probably talking about the ASUS VG248QE 144hz
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 $8. Good Luck :)
Price match it to amazon and save an extra 10$
Forgot the monitor, here you go:
It's 144HZ and will work as an excellent gaming monitor.
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.)
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 just got an ASUS monitor and love it. 144hz is love. Also the 980 will not get 60 FPS on a 4k monitor :(
I'm currently using both the Monoprice 24" 144hz monitor (link) and the ASUS VG248QE 24" 144hz monitor (link).
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
Qnix/Crossover Korean monitor only reach 120hz max. I've got one and it's awesome, but my friend got one and could only get 96hz. For the price though, it's amazing. PLS, 27", free shipping.
This is probably the best option for you: [link]
Hello Lil_2k10, I don't know how to properly post updates on reddit, but I purchased this [link] in the end, it comes tomorrow :D
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
No worries. I ask mostly because I'm looking at upgrading my monitor for the first time. I'm running a 970 and planning on going with a 144hz as well and picking up another 970 in the future for more fps on AAA games.
These are kinda what I was thinking about.
*edit. this one too
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.
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?
Soooooooooo, here's a 1080p 144hz monitor with gsync. You should probably post an edit with your ideal budget! [link]
Also a 27" monitor here: [link]
I'm looking at either a 1080p/144hz or 1440p IPS monitor, any size, for gaming needs
budget: ~250-500 USD
I'm curious about owing one of each and whether or not I can reduce the footprint of the 1080 monitor by being able to pivot from landscape to potrait? Are there any such moderately priced monitors?
considering this as a 1080p monitor.
considering this as a 1440p monitor
specs will be i5-4690k and GTX970
Heard only good things about this one. [link]
Care to link some of your recommended panels/monitors. The previous monitor seems to have pretty decent reviews
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.
[link] here's the one i got setup in my room, had it for like 3 years now its great :D
Out of Curiousity,
How does this Phillips monitor compare to this Asus monitor?
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.
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.
Surprisingly there is a lot of choice for 120/144hz monitors for under $300, you'd expect them to be a bit more pricey but I suppose they're becoming the norm.
I've got the Asus VG248QE, one of the reasons I purchased it was for its simplicity, it didn't have any of the blur reduction technology, besides if your GPU is setup correctly in the its control panel I doubt you'll need any external help to reduce screen tearing, blur etc. Also I found out that the Asus had the fastest response time, maybe its just marketing but I doubt you'll notice a difference between 1ms and 5ms so :) I bought it for its simplicity, just a standard 1080p monitor @144hz.
If you're planning on getting a new one I highly recommend that you spend a bit more on a 144Hz one. [link]
Looks like the asus monitor I got in the mail on Saturday!!! Is it the same one?
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
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.
I found a power supply that is $10 cheaper and goes up to 750w.
But if you do decide to go for a 500w one, here's one for $34.
Also, here's a rad monitor for you to check out.
It's at the top of your budget, but it is a good quality 24" / 144hz monitor. If you can really stretch your budget then I would get this BenQ instead.
My build is on its way now, and I ordered a 144hz 1080p monitor After looking around I realize to get the full potential of 144hz it looks like I need to order a Display Port cable? . I'm correct on this right? Just making sure, because all the monitor comes with is the dual link DVI, and power cord ect...
Also, later down the road would it be possible to get a second, 1440p monitor, and just use that for solo games/extra work space? (Not using the other monitor during this) I'll have a 980, and I see it supports up to 3 Display ports
Tons of people around here go with the Asus VG248QE 24-Inch LED-Lit Monitor . for a ~$250 budget. Otherwise check out /r/monitors
You'll want to use displayport or dual link dvi for your cable. HDMI can't do the 144hz refresh rate.
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?
Easy choice: ASUS VG248QE - [link] - [link] - I bought this monitor a few months back bc of the 144hz (i play csGO) and I absolutely love it.
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This right here.
Have one it's amazing .
Asus VG248QE at $285.95
This is one of the best 144 Hz monitors on the market.
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.
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€)
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!
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.
Actually with that budget for monitors, why not get 2?
Or, personally, I'd get three of these and never leave my room.
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.
Here it costs under 300 dollars:[link]
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 only had it open on the official website and didn't think of linking the amazon xD [link] do you accost me now
Asus VG248QE 24-Inch LED-Lit Monitor [link]
The ASUS VG248QE be your best option. Yes, 144hz will still help eliminate screen tearing.
I'm looking at a couple different monitors:
Both are similar, I am leaning towards the Asus though. Would that have the G Sync you were talking about?
PCPartPicker doesn't seem to be giving you some of the best prices
The VG248QE for example, you can get it off Amazon for $275. Save you an extra $65
they also have the same video card here on Newegg for $100 less
What type of work/gaming do you do on your PC? If you typically play FPS games, look for a TN panel because the refresh rates will be superior to IPS/PLS panels.
Both of these are great options (I own the first one):
In opinion I would say yes you are a bit crazy...I have never heard a bad thing about ASUS monitors and there's one that a lot of people are recommending now. This monitor gets nearly 5-star reviews every site you go to and it's at a much more reasonable price than $800..Now take the extra $500 and upgrade your GPU/CPU if you'd like :)
Note: It's currently sold out on Newegg
By the way, here is the VG248QE for $280 on Amazon
[link] Is that a good choice? Maybe a Benq that's 1080p and 144hz for like 300?
i have two of these. no gsync though.
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.
Toms hardware makes builds every quarter. Of the three builds my guess would be that either the Budget or the Enthusiast build would be apropriate for you. so somewhere between $700 and $1300 for the pc itself and then another $300 or so for a 144hz monitor.
Toms hardware covers what you can expect from the different builds in terms of performance, prepping for the future is difficult but even the $700 should do fine for most things for a while.
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?
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.
Also, just found this in case you're interested VG248qe for $265
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.
Thankyou very much man. As for a monitor, what should I get. There is this $299 or this $170. Is there going to be a difference worth $130 for the 144Hz refresh rate?
How's this one?
Asus VG248QE 24-Inch LED-Lit Monitor [link]
When I go grab my 980 next week, I'll be upgrading to the ASUS VG248QE and then waiting on hitting 1440p+ and G-Sync as the technology develops (likely in a year, yeah). So yeah, that's my recommendation to you.
Wait on it and then enjoy the price drop and stabilized technology when it all comes along.
EDIT: Price bot. Oh cool.
you can probably find this for slightly less than 200$ on ebay: [link]
So I've found two 144hz monitors that I'm interested in and I'm wondering which one looks superior to the other.
This one or this one?
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$, wit hthe same storage but a bit worse speeds. Cases are totally up to you and the enthoo pro is really great, depending on whether you go for a 970 or a r9 290x we could fix the build up.
1440p is pretty similiar to the 1080p build, and you'd be focusing on the r9 290x to get pretty good frames in SLI.
4k is a bit different, and I legitimately don't know how to build for this, but I guess I'd recommend dual 980s.
If you did things other than gaming, like video editing, rendering, stuff like that, then we'd go back up to an i7, with 16gb of ram, and maybe a 3tb HDD.
Solid build, I don't see any issues. They might enjoy a 144hz monitor though with those specs, and if they play a lot of FPS games.
The IPS bit makes it quite a lot more expensive. I've heard good things about this monitor, try it out.
I can't help you with headsets really, although I did have a siberia v2 and it's terrible. As for getting an SSD, I have that one, and it benchs higher than any other Sata 3 SSD with really good endurance (how long it lasts). But if you're limited to money I'd go for an mx100 256gb instead. The 850 pro is prohibitively expensive and the performance isn't worth the extra 70$+ you'd pay.
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.
If this was my build, I would go with a 144hz monitor and just one of the ones I listed for multitasking. This monitor I highly recommend [link]
I like having the extra ram but for gaming it's really really unnecessary. Another 256gb SSD would be nice for a decent amount of games. Go with what you have or this one
I'm not sure about your GPU. Part of me feels that you might make it easier to just sell your 780 and CrossFire two r9 290x's. If you find a cheap or reasonable 780 to SLI, I'd go for it. It's a minimal improvement to the next generation cards, so it'll be pretty good for quite awhile. Make sure your PSU is capable of SLIng or CrossFiring.
If you're into FPS games, maybe try a 144hz monitor as well for just that? I guess that seems kind of stupid to have a 1440p and a 144hz monitor, but I'm just throwing out ideas.
[link] 144hz one of best gaming monitors :)
Or you could go the more logical route.
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.
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.
Forget 144hz, it sucks compared to lightboost.
Get this monitor
It's 144hz capable, but you won't be using that. The big thing here is that it's 3d capable. I have mine set to 120hz with lightboost and it reduces all motion blur to 0. It's hard to explain or appreciate until you see it. 6o fps is unbearable to play on once you use lightboost.
Check out blur busters for more info on it.
My friend has this and I will prbably get it soon. Its really nice. 144hz, 24", 1ms response time
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
Got my rig shots up. Hope you all enjoy!
Want to get an Asus 24" 144Hz display to replace my +10yr HP display but need to sell my Gbyte Radeon HD 7850 OCs first!
I suggest taking a look at the builds since with your budget you could simply buy a whole new rig.
For the monitor I suggest the Asus VG248QE, it's one of the best 144hz monitor for the price.
Looks like your next project is a bed frame! haha
Looks really good though!
As for the monitor, I'd personally go with this one. But that's just me.
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.
only 1080p 144hz atm
newegg for details
there is no 120hz but you can downclock from 144 hz to 120 if you desire
I'll recommend waiting until march if you really want 1440p version
It might introduce a price drop on the 1080p but no idea
keep in mind, 144hz 1440p is hard on the graphic card. SLI is a requirement and even then, medium or low settings is necessary to maintain 144 fps for modern games.
however if you are playing source games(tf2, csgo,etc) or old games, single card will do fine.
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.
I have two 24" monitors and I feel they're the perfect size for gaming.
One is my designated gaming monitor running @ 1ms gtg, 12m:1 ratio, and 144hz refresh.
And my 2nd is running 2ms gtg, 1k:1 ratio, and a 60hz refresh.
They're around $250. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a powerful PC capable of playing games at a stable 144 fps though.
This is the best monitor out there for the best value in my opinion: [link]
This is the one i have [link]
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.
Best monitor for the price.
I use it for PC gaming (since it supports 144 Hz) and PS4
Asus VG248QE is a great monitor if you just want 1080p 144hz. There's no point in spending more than $200-$250 on a 1080p monitor. If you want something bigger, curved, 1440p or with freesync/g-sync let me know I can recommend another.
I just picked up a curved AOC 32" 1440p 144hz 1ms for $329 to pair with my 2070 Super. Amazing monitor for an amazing price.
This is the one I currently have (Except 27"). Def worth the price especially for multiplayer games.
Older games feel 10x better my man
For 450 US you could probably get 2, I use one and it is an amazing monitor
Yes I have this one picked out
its 20$ more then the 220 but it has 1ms response and its the one i use for comp gaming
Cheapest price you’ll want this
I have this monitor and I'm very happy with it. I'm too lazy to do it for you right now--but use pcpartpicker.com to make sure you're getting a good deal!
https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0 A little out of budget, but make sure your vid card can actually support that kind of frame rate
[link] theres a monitor for ya. just buy it and thank me later.
I own this one. Bought at best buy about a year ago I love it!
If you typically run games at over 144 fps I'd suggest the Asus vg248qe. Great monitor I've had it for almost a year now and never had an issue. One of the most reliable 144hz on the market IMO.
ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor [link]
Love this monitor
Thanks! If I don't end up going for the extra expense, what do you think about the one I posted earlier and these two?
1080p vs 1440p is just going to be opinion based. 1080p WILL get you higher fps overall. 1440p will make the game look more crisp, picture wise. Here's a good price on a 1080p gsynch monitor
This monitor is awesome. [link]
For $250 max budget you're mostly limited to TN budgets .Yeah like many have pointed out , high refresh rates options are usually in 24" form factor . That said , there are these few monitors fitting the criteria
Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz $259
Acer XF240H 1080p 144hz $210.85 Freesync
ViewSonic XG2401 1080p 144hz $259.60 Freesync
If you have an AMD card it would be nice to get the Acer or Viewsonic for the freesync and between them , would personally recommend the Viewsonic XG2401 .
So how does this one hold up?
Try this one -
ASUS VG248QE 24' Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor Asus [link]
Take a look at these. I have the Asus one, no problems for two years.
I play many FPSs (not CSGO, granted) and other twitch games that benefit from low latency and high refresh rates.
Asus and Acer.
Both well under 300.
These do not have G-Sync or Freesync, which can help make gameplay smoother. That is, it makes the refresh rate put out by your GPU less variable.
Think v-sync but no added input lag, and limit would probably reach 144 FPS.
So I bought this: [link]
Wouldn't 1920x1080 @144hz be native?
I have no experience with the brand for monitors, so I'm not sure how the quality is.
I have the ASUS VG248QE which is a 1ms gTg, 1080p, and for the price, one of the best gaming monitor I ever bought.
Though, I am now waiting for a 4k equivalent to dip down to around that price point cause I want a second monitor.
I only have a GTX 770 with 2gb of VRAM and I can run Ultra around 40-60. With a 1070, you could crush it at ultra. In your budget, you should add a 144hz monitor. [link]
If you can do without 2K get this one [link]
If you need 2k and can afford it get this one [link]
I'm considering the Asus instead of that. The colors look a lot better, any reason not to?
This one is one of the best.
> 1440p '27 monitor that's under $500
With your gpu I recommend a 1080p 144hz monitors.
I stay away from ALL things steelseries (keep in mind i've been using steelseries since 2003/2004ish) since it took them 6 months to replace a mouse AND headset i bought from their website and shipped back within 2 weeks. - They didn't respond until after I filed a complaint with BBB - that being said....
Monitor 144hz for sure.. [link]
i stay away from BENQ since you overpay for what others are producing now-a-days
Mouse, i suggest going to a local electronic retailer where you can hold the mice in your hands. For USA its BestBuy - and pick whatever feels and fits well in your hand. I personally enjoy the Logitech G502 - they have replaced my mouse since the MX510 (2003ish?) for free when they break..
I use cloth mousepads since i find they work best for OPTICAL mice since its all black and doesn't lose traction: [link]
Why pay an extra 50-100 dollars for those monitors when this one is also 24inch TN panel with 1ms 144hz?
It also happens to be the best reviewed 144hz monitor in existence right now.
[link] 144 hz 24 inches. games like CS or I guess BF if you can hit those FPS are really amazing with the 144hz if you are a more competitive gamer.
$264 for a 24in monitor 144Hz. If you want to do a 4k monitor we can make a comparison here:
3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
8GB (two 4GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M with 2GB video memory
GTX 750M to GTX 970
Apple Membrane Keyboard to a Corsair K95
Apple Mouse to a Razer Naga
27in 4k Monitor from Apple to a 28in 4k Monitor from Samsung
Here's the kicker, if you don't want 4k gaming but prefer 144FPS? You have the option to do that with my build. If you don't like a Mechanical Keyboard/Gaming mouse and prefer a regular keyboard/mouse? You have the option. Even if you REALLY REALLY like the monitors/keyboard/mouse from Apple, you can order those from Apple separately.
I use an iPhone/iPad because it's convenient but when it comes to making PCs, I prefer to have my options opened up rather than conforming to the prebuild standard. It might not be what everyone prefers but you can't deny the markups that Apple can get away with is ridiculous. Pretty much need to pay between $300-500 for just an Apple logo.
I own a BenQ 144mhz monitor. I won't buy another monitor that isn't 120mhz or higher.
It's an oldie, but a goodie.
I have this monitor(ASUS vg24qe) its an amazing monitor looks great and you can use the stroblight function to get less blurry images. I have prime so overnight shipping was like 2 bucks on newegg it was like $60
Pretty sure there's an Asus monitor which is just as good and is $260 retail.
Link for your convenience
I did find a 1ms 144Hz monitor on PC partpicker. Amazon has it for 295.47.
And a 2ms 120Hz monitor on PC partpicker. Amazon has it for 249.99
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
If you're playing FPS games, I'd go with the ASUS VG248QE, which is 144Hz. If not, just go with any 1080p IPS monitor that's under $100.
For keyboard and mice, I like Cooler Master, because it's a good value. The CM Xornet is $12.99 and is a perfectly good mouse. Here's a Rosewill mechanical keyboard that's discounted when bought with a R9 280X.
I'm also assuming a budget of $1650 here, since you wanted a $1400 computer and $250 for peripherals.
144Hz ehh? That's rather specific. You must have the Asus VG248QE.
How is it? Becuase I'm thinking of getting one myself
It's roughly $50 out of your budget, but I recently purchased this one and, after changing the settings based on a google search, am highly satisfied with it.
It can be difficult to find one under $200, although machinehead933's link looks pretty solid.
Pricey solution [link]
The best 2 monitors are here [link] or [link] Highly recommend these for gaming.
Very good deal. This type of monitor is around $300. For comparison, here’s another one on Amazon with the same specs. This one costs $280.