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Your monitor type will depend on what type of games you want to play and how you want to play them (emphasis on frames per second or max detail/resolution - 1440p or 4k)
You have a fairly powerful setup so you could try and go for the 1440p resolution monitor (recommend 27") but it may come with a sacrifice of FPS. You'll also need to consider what refresh rate you'll want your monitor to be. Personally, I'd shoot for something at 144hz. If you want to maintain a higher framerate because you want that buttery smoothness, then I'd suggest a 1080p monitor @ 144hz.
You could do 24" as well unless you just want a bigger screen. It's important to keep in mind that there's no right or wrong answer here, it's a matter of preference. I'm running a similar setup to you but with a 1080ti and I chose a 27" 1440p @ 144hz monitor, specifically this one.
Remember that your monitor will likely outlast your current build, so it never hurts to spend a little extra here knowing that you will have something even stronger a few years down the road and the monitor will be able to accommodate that. Good luck!
I got one of these about a year ago and have been really happy with it. For a TN panel it's great, after a bit of calibration (factory settings are bad, gamma way too high). For the price, definitely best bang for your buck.
That’s a good point but I was originally thinking to start small and slowly upgrade but am now realizing that most parts have to be on the same compatibility range and it would most likely be more efficient to just hit the ground running. I can stretch my budget right?
how’s this monitor
I got my first 144hz 1440p monitor around a year ago and I love it, i went for a non gamer looking one I like the design of this one. Not sure of your price range but I'll link it and you can see what you think.
Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
This is the monitor I bought
This is a 27 inch 2k 144hz g-sync monitor. Its a little bit pricy but god damn its it the best purchase i have made for my setup so far. I got mine for like 100$ less so if you deal shop you can get a good deal.
Hope this helps!
i just got [link] which fits what you want AND has G-sync. I got it from best buy for a little cheaper in person because they didnt have the original one i was looking for. So far i like it, but i dont know much about monitors either outside of: 144hz good, g-sync good, 1440p good, 27 inch good
For G-Sync you will most likely need to go up a little to around $300 for anything and will have to wait, other wise this is the cheapest I was able to find right now.
With that said if you are able to wait you are able to get those specs cheaper but only on sales and minimum $300.
I would take a look at r/buildapcsales, best way to find those deals when they come out.
I'm literally getting the DGR variant of that tomorrow.
I've seen that monitor mentioned a lot, seems to be pretty favorable with calibration, 1440/144. I've had a 1080Ti (bought just before the boom thank god) and I've been underwhelming on a 1080/60 43" TV until tomorrow.
I am 100% satisfied with this monitor. They have a 24 inch model too but thats not worth it IMO, I'd just stick with 1080p at that size.
My only con would be to buy from somewhere like Micro Center with a good warranty. IDK what Dell's warranty was like but my first of these had the Displayport basically shit out, although HDMI still worked. Walked into MC and swapped out for a brand new one in 15 minutes. I haven't heard much about quality control issues in the new revisions though, some people had color banding with the earlier ones but none of that on either I've had.
Just got this off Amazon about a week ago. No complaints other than the Displayport cable it comes with didn't work at 144hz. Buy a new one from BestBuy like I did, and you should be all set!
Does this larger monitor have HDMI input? if it does not its not happening. I googled the monitor and I only saw a single display port. If its not too late return that monitor and get this one it has the inputs you'll want and its 1440p 144hz with G sync. Its a great monitor I personally own it and do what you are trying to do without issue.
I have this one. I got it for close to $400 at best buy and could not be happier with the value and the quality. 2K 144Hz with 1ms, G-Sync, and it has 3 USB ports if that matters. I wasn't expecting very good quality at that price point but it's actually really nice. Really thin bezel, solid build quality, and very nice performance.
Under 400 would be real tough for that. I think I spent about 370 on mine and it was a 24. Gsync requires extra hardware in the monitor as opposed to FreeSync which would ofc drive prices up. There’s a pretty good deal going on for the 27 inch version of what I have but it’s still over 400.
What /u/kyetsi said.. you aren't going to notice the difference in 3ms.. the IPS will look better, especially in 1440p.. it's going to be beautifully stunning. But if you can't afford it, don't get it.. The thing is.. I don't know if you will be hitting 165 FPS @ 1440p.. so 165Hz may not be worth it? Have you looked at 144Hz variants to save a bit of money?
Has the 1440p 144hz Gsync Dell that is always on sale not caught your eye?? Dell S2716DGR.. It is on Amazon for $478 now.. but it goes on sale for $400-450 or lower quite frequently. It was $399 last week at Best Buy .. With some color calibration it can look nearly identical to an IPS. It is $399 on eBay right now, if you want a link to that seller let me know I will PM it to you, can't submit ebay in PCMR.
I highly recommend investing in 1440p, 144hz refresh rate monitors w/ G-Sync technology. For gaming, this will yield the best balance of image quality and smoothness of motion. They typically run $400-800 each. With these systems you should not consider monitors that aren't as high spec as one of these or a 4K display, simply because all the high end hardware will go un-utilized without a high-spec display to output all of the visual glory if that makes sense. A lower end 60hz monitor won't show you all of the 144+ frames per second you are rendering with the computer, only 60 frames per second (a jarring difference for clarity of motion and overall natural look in viewing) and a low resolution 1080p monitor won't render the whole image the pc is capable of outputting (also a huge difference in image quality) Just food for thought, if you're going high end for your PC the endgame should be a high end monitor as well. ;) i have this one, and I've been liking it a lot with my 8700k + 1080 Ti build!
Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
I really recommend you go with the Dell S2716DG monitor. It's 1440p, 144hz, 1ms, and has G-Sync.
As mentioned above, 1440p will make a really big difference to your gaming experience, whether you can hit 144fps or not, and since this monitor has G-Sync, your gaming experience will still feel smooth.
Today, I setup my 13.5" SB2 and Dock with a Dell S2716DG. It's a 27", 2560x1440, 144Hz, G-sync monitor. The Book 2 can push the 144Hz well, and you could do better with your 1060. It's a TN display, but it looks great. It has 4 USB ports (when USB B goes in), as well as two headphone jacks (duplicate signal, I think) - one on the side and one on the back. The stand does any angle of rotation.
You should find them around $400 on Craigslist. It's a great experience.
Let me know what you end up with.
I know I might be a scrub when it comes to gaming monitors but what would be the difference between this monitor and a significantly lower priced Dell 27”
Does anyone have experience buying things from Amazon that are sold by 3rd party sellers? Such as the Dell 27 inch 1440p 144hz monitor (Yes I know, I missed the sale..).
Amazon has it for $430 right now but it seems very sketchy purchasing something that's sold by "Jazzer Shack", or any of the other of the ridiculous names that are constantly rotating for this item.
What are the chances they would send me the A07 revision and what would the return policy be if something is wrong with the monitor? I would much rather buy this monitor in person but Micro Center wouldn't price match it because it's from a 3rd party seller.
I recently bought the 24” variant of this monitor. The color was off out of the box, but the monitor controls are easy, and I was able to fix it. One thing that turned me toward this was the 165hz refresh rate. So well that is that. Good luck with your purchase.
Edit: Also it is a TN panel, so the viewing angles are going to be worse than a ISP, but I think the other features make up for it.
That monitor is pretty pricey for Freesync. I found a bunch in that price range with similar specs with gsync. For example
If you are ok with a 3.7 or 3.8ghz OC, go with the 1600 and stock cooler. Also I would definitely upgrade to a 500gb ssd.
Found it on Amazon if you don't have a microcenter near you. (Which I'm assuming since you mentioned the UK)
I would say this one from Dell. It tends to go on sale every few weeks for 350 USD. For 1440P, 144Hz and GSync, this is the cheapest you will find.
Again it's very often on sale. If you can be patient I've seen it go for 369.
If you meant the 4K I bought it was a 28 inch UH750. I love that thing. Just don't buy it if you're doing graphic design. I wouldn't use it for anything besides gaming or videos.
Are you gaming? If you are playing pretty much any not-Destiny modern pc shooter (especially counterstrike or PUBG) you'll want a 144hz monitor.
For gaming purposes bonus monitors are nice but I'd say aim for a 1ms 144hz 1440p monitor above getting 2 cheaper monitors.
For workstation stuff, more monitors > 1 big monitor in my experience.
[link] is my monitor and I can't recommend it enough. Glorious for gaming and so good for workplace productivity that I'm aiming to get the office to fork out for one for me.
This one I'm assuming? Someone was saying there's a Black Friday sale on Dell that it's going down to 399.99. But I'm not worried about saving 50 if I can just get one now. This one is $70 more right now.
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> "May the IPS Lottery odds be ever in your favor, friends"
Ahhh noooooooo. I was just going to suggest against getting that monitor and anything related to it. The Acer, AOC, Viewsonic, and Asus monitors all use the same panel from the same company, AU Optronics.
I have had 3 Acer, 2, AOC, 2 Viewsonic and 3 Asus monitors. I would find issues with it, go back and exchange it for another one. I had issues such as: dead pixels all over the screen, dust in the screen, severe scratches INSIDE the screen(this was on more than one monitor actually), bad bad lightbleed(not IPS glow) and deep sleep issues even though I had the option turned off.
I got tired of going back to Microcenter and exchanging so I gave up. I ended up going with the Dell 1440p 144hz gsync TN panel. I was reluctant to go back to TN after I had just switched to IPS but it turned out better in the end. I bought the Dell and the first one was good.
Here's the link if you want it if you have issues: [link]
Edit: Forgot to mention that the Dell is a good price. It's 449 at best buy if you want to order there if you have issues.
The Dell S2716DG 27.0" monitor is amazing, I own it. You really need G-Sync at that size and resolution. Screen tearing will make your eyes bleed.
Also, I know it’s a TN panel but there’s almost no difference vs IPS. I don’t know how they did it but it’s a beautiful monitor.
I got mine on sale at Best Buy.
I'll start looking at some newer monitors as per your recommendation.
(mine is a little old anyway - Asus VG278H but maybe good for a secondary.)
edit: this is what i landed on please tell me what you think or if it has anything wrong
Dell S2716DG 27-Inch Screen LCD 14700510 [link]
This is the Dell monitor he's talking about. I am waiting for black Friday at the end of the month. You can get 10% off monitor deal, 10% Ebates rebate and what ever additional deal they do for black Friday.
If your not in a hurry to buy wait for the deals coming up.
Just snagged that guy on a warehouse deal for $460. I know I'm splurging but it seemed like the best deal by far and I think it will meet my needs just fine. Thanks for the help man
It's a TN but 144hz is so buttery smooth.
You can get the 24 inch one and save $120.
Just snagged that guy on a warehouse deal for $460. Seemed like the best deal by far and I think it will meet my needs just fine. Thanks for the help everyone!
Thanks! Okay, so you have a GTX 1080 so freesync will not work for you. If you want to get a monitor with Gsync you will be paying a premium for it. I have never used it, so I can not speak to the actual value/worth of getting Gsync.
I can however say that getting a monitor with a 144hz refresh rate is 100% worth it! The difference between 60hz and 144hz while gaming is night and day. Ever since I got one I would never be able to go back to gaming on a 60hz monitor.
That being said, I have heard good things about the Acer Predator monitor that you have linked up there. But if you are not dead set on a really expensive widescreen monitor you could go with something like this: [link] I have a few friends that have that monitor and they absolutely love it. Hell you can get two for the price of one of the Acer predator monitors lol.
I’m in the market for a new monitor. I mostly play FPS games where input lag needs to be at the absolute minimum. I have a ratio of 100 to 0 (performance to graphics.)
With that in mind, I’m hearing about FreeSync and GSync monitors. I haven’t shopped for monitors in ages so this technology is new to me. Is one necessarily better than the other?
I had this monitor in mind Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
Does this monitor come with the GSync “chip” already installed? Does it require any extra DIY (I’m totally fine with that simply curious?) Also, are these monitors a plug-and-play sort of deal or do you need a MOBO or other components that support GSync for it to be work According to Nvidia’s website, my current GPU is supported (GTX 970.) I realize this wont release the full potential of the monitor but I’m looking to buy a new GPU once the next GeForce series comes out. Is there anything else I need to worry about?
well the gtx 1060 3gb is kinda hard to decide since its basicly too weak for 2560x1440 but also kinda strong for 1920x1080 due to its rather lowish 3gb of ram. so you either go for 2560x1440 with gsync (27+ inches)to compensate lower frame rates or a full hd screen up to 24 inches or even 32:9 widescreen. if money doesnt matter i would rather go for a good wqhd 144hz+ and gsync since you probably will upgrade at some point and the gsync as said can compensate some kinda lowish framerates. the one screen i can decide right away is the S2716DG from dell [link]
G-Sync and freeSync are definitely nice to have. not required but absolutely recomended.
I have a acer predator xb271hu 27 inch. (165hz/1440p) G-sync.
I would recomend a g-sync monitor.
this is cheaper than the one i have but is considered to be one of the best choices for 1440p/14hz.
Edit: its worth noting that the more expensive acer predator is an IPS panel, which since you said you will be doing some video editing and adobe work you may be interested in.
That's the one I use. Got it during the holidays last year for gsync. It was $400, the acers and benqs were more than double that and it has served me well. Edit sorry didn't see you needed 29"
Look for deals on the Dell S2716DG. I recently saw it at $450. I think that's it's worth it. 1440p looks amazing and G-Sync makes it really smooth. I personally have an IPS monitor, but that monitor has very good ratings and is much cheaper than IPS panels.
I'm upgrading from a 1080p IPS monitor to 1440p 144hz. I got a TN panel from amazon ( Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link] ) and the colors aren't as vibrant as my IPS. I tweaked the color settings a bit already, but most of the suggested color settings use the nvidia settings too and the rest of my build won't be here for another day or two. So hopefully the colors will improve a little bit more.
Do you think it's worth returning the dell and spending an extra $200-250 on an IPS? (Aka 50% increase in cost) Or is this one of those things that after a few days I won't even notice the less vibrant colors?
Agreed . Using a 27" 1080p IPS here , while gaming is completely fine , browsing websites and reading text is starting to be annoying with the text jagged edges .
I've came across many different options while researching to move on , and the Dell S2416DG 144hz 1440p Gsync $479.99 is one of the best bet if you're still looking for 27" . Sure , it has TN panel but many have reported acceptable color output after calibration. Its also almost perfect in terms of features while being cheaper than the ASUS or Acer IPS equivalent .
[link] if you keep an eye out for sales you can get this for $400-$420. That's a popular one that wont push you over $2500. G-sync is crucial, it would be a shame to rock a 1080 Ti with no g-sync.
I have some questions...
The dell S2716DG is a cheaper alternative. its 27-in, 1ms response, 144hz, has g-sync built in and has a native display of 2560x1440.
Only thing is that its a TN panel monitor, not IPS. But comparing it with my buddies 20-in 60hz IPS monitor, the colors and brightness of the monitors are nearly identical. Unless of course, you turn the monitor at an angle and then you get the wierd distortion that TN panels do. But I never play games at with my monitor turned at 90 degrees. haha.
I have same GPU. Just ordered a 2k 144hz dell.
IPS is not a big deal for gaming.
Let me give you a Colombian perspective: Let's say I want to buy this monitor (420usd), I can't ship it directly to Colombia, I have to use a freight forwarder the service will cost around 60usd, the taxes are 16% over the price + insurance + charter = around 80usd. The final price of the monitor is around 560usd, using current exchange rates (1usd = 3019cop) that's 1692040COP and here the minimum wage is 737717COP.
TLDR: The ridiculous taxes, exchange and shipping rates make buying any hardware incredibly expensive.
Your build is very similar to mine. Unfortunately you wont do 144hz on ultra, maybe high. It truly depends on what game youre trying to run. However, with the 1070 id recommend a g-sync monitor. They are pretty pricey but they performance they output is fantastic for nvidia gpus. Here is the one im using for my rig. It does the 1070 some justice.
Check out this monitor. It's about the cheapest G-sync/1440p/144Hz monitor you can get. I love mine.
I definitely notice a difference in games I can't run at >100 fps with the G-sync. No need for V-sync either, less input lag.
You probably don't want to hear this, but I suggest trying to sell the 1060 card and pick up a 1070. A 1070 card will run at 60+ FPS at 1440p all day long at max settings. The 1060 card is your limiting component. But, at 1080p, you'll be 60+ fps.
Used 1060 cards will sell for around $250. New 1070 will be about $450. To me, 60 FPS at 1440p is primo!
Either way, you'll run D2 well!
Pick up a gsync 1440p at 100+ hz monitor. I use [link]
Did you read what I said as well? I stated that for tgat budget he could do 1440p144hz, proceeded to create a build that is $1,100 and gave him a monitor that often goes on sale for ~$400. The reason that it is so high right now is because the monitor is not on sale, jacking the price $200 higher than I'd suggested he pay for it.
Edit: Monitor is on sale now
Your PC is made for 1440p gaming man, get this ([link]) and don't look back, you would regret getting a 1080p monitor.
Dell 1440p 144hz G-Sync If you're willing to shop on amazon, you can get this amazing monitor for only ~480 usd.
I have the 27" Dell S2716DG. You can find it around 500 or even lower when it's on sale. Looks downright gorgeous once you calibrate it. Its 1440p, 144hz and has G-Sync.
Edit: Here's one on Amazon [link]
I don't really know what to recommend but this is what I have:
I found it to be the sweet spot in value/performance but it is LED.
144hz 1440p GSYNC and 1ms response time is beautiful though!
It's your choice but when I was in your shoes a year ago I made the decision to keep my 1080p 60hz displays and save for a 1440p/144hz iOS gsync monitor instead and only do one display upgrade. But it's your decision to make, just food for though.
FYI this is the 1440p display im buying:
The 1080ti versions only really effect looks and cooling. Some will have higher/lower clock speeds but usually not much of a difference there. I personally feel that 1440p is the best spot for gaming at the moment; "easy" enough to run at high fps while still looking significantly better than 1080p. The 144hz is indescribable and only those who have experienced it know what it is like. I currently have the Dell s2716dg and love it. The colors are very close to an IPS, I have one right next to it for comparison, and the fluidity that g-sync gives is incredible. I have no complaints about this other than the price, but it is rarely ever at full price (it's actually down quite a bit right now).
If you can sock away an extra $50 you might check out Dell's offerings.
Haven't used them personally, but for a 27" G-Sync, 1440p, 144hz, 1ms monitor it's a pretty good price point. Still a TN panel, but so was the original you posted. Maybe someone will have some input as to how well they perform.
One other thing: The way the monitor comes isn't calibrated for best color. If you look at the Amazon listing for this product and scroll down to the first customer review they have way to calibrate the color for the best viewing experience.
That looks soo much better, I was looking at this [link] and it has gsync also, but yours is rocking that 165 hz. I was hesitant about spending that much money on that dell, but with the extra hz I figured why not a little more on the Asus. Appreciate it!
Hey thanks for the response! Yeah I don't have time to read the books sadly I am a father of 3 work full time and stream after they go to bed, so time is slim.
I will try that difficulty as long as its rewarding and not just hard to be hard. If you don't mind me asking what/where are the mods?
And my monitor is here [link] it is a great monitor! You have to adjust a little of the color/brightness stuff when you get it but you should do that anyways. It is the cheapest 1440p 144hz with gsync that has great reviews.
Thank you for this. I've heard that the top comment on the S2716DG is recommended for the monitor. What are your thoughts on the comment?
What are viewing angles?
I got mine new off amazon for 700 + tax. I wanted new so that i could warranty it out the @$$. Honestly, I was REALLY worried about BLB and dead or stuck pixels. On the one I got made in Feb 2017, It is FUCKING PERFECT. i have 0 blb, 0 dead pixles, it maxes out my poor gtx 970; time to upgrade!
To recap, It lives up to the hype if you get a good panel, I did, and calibrated it to my needs. Makes sure you take the time to look up guides on how to calibrate and turn on and off settings for your needs.
I'll add in that [link] is also a very good monitor as well for 200 less.
This is currently the monitor I am ordering right now. Decent price IMO and has tons of great reviews. Monitor
How well could a GTX 970 handle 144hz gaming at 1440p, assuming all other components are solid? I'm looking to buy this monitor,
but I'm not sure how well the card would perform with G-sync, 1440p, and 144hz combined. I'm eventually going to do a major overhaul of my hardware, but for now the alligator closest to the boat is my monitor.
$541.66 with Free Shipping currently Dell S2716DG, 2560 x 1440 27-inch at 144Hz, G-Sync, 1ms response time, TN Panel
Go down to the review section and the first recommended review "sweet monitor after calibration" lists all the settings to get the best realistic colors and hue. These values are based on an in depth review done by TFT Central if you are curious to dig deeper into a full monitor review for the Dell s2716dg
It's definitely subjective, but I have this monitor and having used both I can't tell the difference under normal use for me which is programming, gaming, movies (at different viewing angles). Of course, I'm not a professional in design or something similar, but I doubt those types would be looking on here for monitor advice anyways.
I highly recommend this monitor Dell Monitor 144Hz Gsync and 1440p, with a 1070 and a great build you have you do not want to go cheap on the monitor and waste the great components you have. A 1070 can definitely run 1440p and 144hz is the way to go. It's a total different experience then 60hz, it's honestly the best upgrade I ever did. It's a $600+ dollar monitor, but you can find them open box on Ebay and Bestbuy all the time for around $400. I have it and highly recommend it :)!
If you could share, that'd be awesome. (Sharing is caring, after all!)
My point wasn't that colorimeters are expensive (although that may be true sometimes), it was that a ~$630 monitor should already come calibrated, or atleast include the tool. I'm also aware that some (mostly for designers AFAIK) come factory-calibrated, but those cost even more! :P
Since you have a colorimeter, have you ever played with the profiles on the internet and compared them to its (the Spyder's) output/results, or are you just speaking to the difference as compared to factory settings?
My monitor doesn't wake up when the computer goes idle. When my computer goes to sleep and I wake it up, the monitor will wake up with it. But if I don't choose the sleep option and just leave my pc alone for a while and let the screen go black it wont turn itself back on after I press some of the keys or click the mouse. I have to physically press one of the buttons on the screen in order to get picture back on the screen and I get the little notification in the bottom right hand corner of the screen that says g-sync display connected.
Monitor: dell s2716dg [link]
Video Card: EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0
I just used the same settings as the top review on Amazon:
> Nvidia Control Panel>Adjust desktop color settings:
> Digital vibrance-70%
> CLICK APPLY
> DELL Monitor settings:
> Color>Custom Color:
I don't have a ps4 nor have I researched but I don't see why an adapter wouldn't work. Now as far as the 279 vs 278 go the 279 is 165hz, IPS, and has an hdmi port as well as displayport. The difference in price is around $140. Now there is also the Dell S2716DG It is 1440p, TN, G-Sync, but also has an hdmi and display port. It's also cheaper and I've heard good thing about it.
This is the monitor I ordered, but I keep hearing that IPS is better. What's the tradeoff between the two technology (TN vs IPS) and which one would be better for gaming?
The 1070 is great for 1440p 144hz! I get about 50-70 FPS on average on GTA high settings (no AA of course). I have a shit ton of graphics mods and an ENB with Depth of Field enabled on Skyrim and I'm getting 60 FPS (doesn't go any higher). I have yet to try TW3 or BF4.
If you have the extra cash, you should get a 1080, although the price-to-performance starts to diminish.
I use a Dell S2716DG. It's a G-Sync 1440p 144hz monitor. It's TN, but it's well worth the money you save over getting a similar IPS monitor. I don't know much about the current-gen processors, so I can't say for sure what would go well with this.
Quick tip: The difference is very noticeable between 60 and 144hz. If you're getting 60+ frames and you don't notice a difference, something's not right. I found that you can't use borderless windowed at 144hz if you have a 2nd monitor that maxes at 60hz.
EDIT: I just realized that the monitor is now $639 on Amazon. I got it for $500ish, so be on the lookout for another monitor in case it's cheaper.
Dell has a 27" 1440p 144Hz GSync TN panel monitor. Here is the one I'm talking about. It's cheaper on Newegg. Not top of the line, but top of the line isn't in your budget.
EDIT: You could probably go with a cheaper monitor if you plan to play at max settings. 1070 can't really handle 1440 at 144Hz and max settings.That being said, you could go with the good monitor and do SLI or a better card later for those FPS, and in the meantime some games would probably be able to make use of the higher refresh rate. Again, look at benchmarks for the games you plan to play. IPS over TN seems to be not too big of a deal to me, I am using 3 total monitors right now, and I can't really tell the difference between my IPS and my TNs unless I look at it from the side and I don't plan to look at my screens from an odd angle while gaming.
I just upgraded from 1080p 60Hz to 1440p at 144Hz and Gsync.
I never want to go back. The difference from 1080 to 1440 is definitely noticeable, and the difference from 60Hz to 144Hz makes playing games as smooth as butter. If you have a 1070 you want to go 1440p 144 Hz for sure. If you will only be pushing 1080p then i would buy the 1060 instead as your 1070's power will not shine with a 1080p monitor so you are just wasting money at that point. That is my opinion. I purchased a Dell S2716DG and it is a pretty decent price for what it is. It is a highly rated TN panel and looks great. Best Buy has been having sales on this monitor quite frequently too so be sure to check there. Just a couple weeks ago it was down to $450, and i was able to get it at $550. Here is a link to the monitor on Amazon
Tech question here.
I bought a GeForce 980ti about 6 months ago and last week bought a monitor to use it's power: Dell Monitor
I have a dual monitor set up, the other being a Dell 1920x1200 w/ 60Hz refresh.
When I play SF 5 it seems jumpy to me. When I turn down the refresh rate from 144Hz to 60Hz it seems to smooth out. Am I missing something here? Can SF 5 not run smooth at that refresh rate, or do I have settings that aren't configured correctly?
Okay well that BenQ is Freesync and looking at pcpartpicker just doing 1440p and gsync Dell, Asus, and Acer are the only options. Dell currently has this and it's around the same price. The 2 acer and 2 asus monitors range from $600-$800+ depending on shipping and taxes.
No no I meant if you already have a 970.
Yeah if you're a generation or two behind or building a whole new PC, the 1060 is a no brainer in that price range.
By the way, I looked at your parts list and if I may make a suggestion I'd recommend the Dell S2716DG over the monitor you have picked - it's pretty much the same screen for the same price except it has G-Sync, which you really should be getting at that price and I see you picked an Nvidia GPU.
Response time is fairly important for competitive gaming in shooters and ther fast paced games. The TN panels are quicker, but my understanding is that they suffer in viewing angles and color depth. As long as you're sitting directly in front of them, you should be good. Here's a 27" TN 1440p with Gsync on sale for $499 / might be a good get at that price!
Need a better power supply. You can check JohnnyGuru for good power supplies and ratings, the NEX is meh but if you already have it then no need to get a new PSU. You don't need an i7 unless your friend is into heavy editing or streaming.
I don't think you need Overclock potential with Liquid cooling unless you're a really hardcore enthusiast who well help your friend into the overclocking scene. It's kinda just there for kicks and for when GPUs get way ahead of current gen CPU's support threshold, and start getting bottlenecked by cpus. (the main reason imo).
Motherboard's a bit expensive, but it's really nice.
That's about it. Any 1440p IPS monitors will be really nice. If you don't care about money, you just want the full experience that you can get currently, then Look into G-sync Monitors. Sometimes they go on sale for 400-500 like this one, but it's also kind of overkill:
So in case somebody was interested, I decided to go with none of the above and go with [link]
I thought it had better reviews overall and after more research had the g-sync, 1440p, 144 Hz and was just over 500 only. VN instead of ips, but for what I will be using it for, I don't believe ips was really necessary.
I think I found the dell you were talking about. [link]
I am definitely getting this. Thanks so much for the recommend dude! It may not be IPS but this is the best value I have found for a g synch, let alone 144hz. Dell also probably has a better return policy or warranty than these other Chinese brands.
Think the model you mentioned is this S2716DG? Not the S1724DG. I couldn't find anything on that model ... think G-Sync is really worth it for 1440p for the 1060? I was considering saving a few hundred dollars and just getting 1080p/Gsync, but I'm torn. I suppose spending the extra cash would future proof me for my next upgrade though.
No reason at all to get that monitor. It's still super expensive.
Go with this one [link]
It's the same panel as the Asus at nearly $200 less. It also has an HDMI. Not only that, it's got MUCH better QC and the warranty is night and day better than ASUS. I bought one from amazon warehouse deals that had an issue with scan lines, contacted Dell and gave them my service tag, they got a warranty setup, overnighted me a brand new one and didn't even want the old one back.
If you're spending upwards of $700 go with the Acer XB271HU, personally I don't think the IPS is worth the extra 200-300 bucks, I had the Acer and went down to the Dell. With the savings you're getting there you could get yourself some more RAM, a nice mech keyboard, an AIO cooler, etc.
Just bought my first g-sync monitor two weeks ago and the difference is very noticeable from my previous monitor. The framerate is just so much nicer. I highly recommend upgrading.
Edit: I bought the Dell S2716DG for around $505 and i've been very happy with it.
The Dell S2716GD will cut a little bit of the price off without losing much of anything quality wise. The Asus monitors in that price range are not recommended much because of poor quality control on the panels.
Link for the Dell: [link]
Side note about v sync: it increases input lag quite a bit. If you're playing twitch shooters like csgo at any level above casual it is not recommended to use it. G sync and free sync help alleviate some of that input lag, but not all of it. It would be useful in something like gta 5, or possibly the witcher 3 if you can keep those frame rates high.
I would stay away from anything that's 1080p over 24". It'll just look stretched. If you could afford it something like this Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link] would be good for you.
Ok so if you want a G-SYNC monitor with 1440p@144hz, I very highly recommend the Dell S2716DG. I just bought mine about a month ago and it's just incredible. It is a TN panel, not IPS, but if you tweak your color settings you can get it looking very good, and the quality control on it seems to be miles ahead of Acer and Asus, there are very very few reviews that mention dead pixels or anything of the sort.
You can buy a used one for mid $400s which is an amazing price for a G-SYNC monitor. Mine was $430, and like new condition. Not a scratch on it, plastic wrap still on it, etc.
Thanks for you input. If you think I can go TN then what do you think of this? This is the best 1440p/144hz/GSYNC I can find for a reasonable price. It's a TN though.
I'm currently using a Dell S2716DG ([link]) and I'm very happy with it. I also have a GTX 1080 and I'm playing at more than 100 fps in most of the AAA games with very high/ultra settings.
It looks good to me! The only thing that I think is too much is the 32GB of RAM, but I have no idea how much RAM will your music software need.
If you are looking for 1440p 144Hz monitors I have this one and I love it.
That's literally the price on amazon: [link]
And camelcamelcamel says it's been $509 on amazon since May 24 so this isn't a deal.
Yeah I thinks I can find one here. We have a computer hardware/repair store so I'm sure they have one unreasonably priced. Just bought a Dell monitor [link]
I heard it was good. Didn't want to go for 4K cause I heard 1080 even struggles with it on newer titles on max and I rather have good fps. Thanks for all the help guys! Does that monitor look decent to you all? I can still cancel it if there is something compatibly priced that you all think is better. Man, I love upgrade years. My wallet doesn't tho. Lmao.
2K is workable and can easily tone down to 1080p for better fps. However I'd say the Dell 27" gaming usually runs over your budget but has g-sync while the Asus animeman mentions is solid too.
The dell will, however, match refresh rate to FPS and allow you to run at a high refresh rate.
Just picked up this Dell G-Sync TN monitor. WOW is all I can say. I have it next to my Asus IPS and for sure, there are things that the IPS does better. For gaming? No contest, G-sync ROCKS!
yeah, that's what i was thinking. I like the real estate but its not only a gaming machine, that's why i wanted to be able to bump the resolution up a bit if im not gaming and am in another application. I still might return it and perhaps get a monitor like this that will allow me to get higher res. I really didnt want to spend that much though. I might just drop down to a 24". I never thought buying a monitor would be a pain in the ass! I just want something above 1920 x 1080 that gives me some real estate without a huge price tag!
Yeesh... Seems like everything in Canada is pricey.
Thinking I'm going to pull the trigger on this Dell considering it's price and how it competes with monitors that are $100+ more. It and the BenQ are neck and neck, but the Dell comes with G-sync and I have an Nvidia, so that might just seal the deal.
Are you sure this is 4k? This looks like the popular 1440P 144hz display.
I have the 27" this is the model that I have I believe S2716DG Best buy carries it for around $350 fairly often.
Yeah you basically just de-attach if from the stand and screw in a backplate which slides into the arm.
Link to monitor:
My bad! Got model numbers mixed up. Here's what I have. [link]
The jump from 27" to next size up, which would be 34", is a huuuge price increase for 2K monitors.
I love my Dell 27". Dunno if you need Free Sync or G-sync, but this is g-sync
> I started Overwatch because tbh until I build my new PC soon its the only game I'm stable at 144FPS with. I played 1 game then messed around in training bots for a little bit and honestly couldnt see much of a difference which is when it hit me I just spent $600 after tax.
Honestly man if you can't tell the difference between 60Hz and 144Hz, something's gotta be wrong. When I upgraded from 60 to 144 a few years ago, it was mind-blowing how smoother everything was.
Here is the monitor I have right now, along with my secondary monitor here. My 27" is a 1440p monitor and both of them are 1ms input, which is hugely important to me as a gamer.
If you can't see the difference, definitely return that monitor and either go with a 24" 1080p or 27" 1440p. I play both Overwatch and Siege and the games look amazing.
BONUS: It appears my monitor is on sale for 43%(!!!) off on Amazon, which brings the price to $453 - just under what you spent on a 27" 1080p monitor. If you want to try it - again I highly recommend.
It is haha I will say tho I absolutely love this monitor. [link]
Thats another super good monitor, or the 24.5 inch version. 1440p 144hz gsync looks super good
Main monitor: Dell S2716DG
Secondary Monitor: Dell E2213H
Mouse: Corsair Dark Core RGB w/ Wireless Charging
Keyboard: Corsair K70 Rapidfire with these keycaps
Headphones: Audio Technica ATH AD-700X with Antlion ModMic
Speakers: JVC HX-GX7
PC: i5-8600k OC to 5GHz, GTX 1080, 16GB TridentZ RGB RAM, Kraken x62, NZXT S340 Elite, 500gb 970 Evo, 2x 250GB SSD, 2.5TB HDD Storage
Other: Xbox Elite Controller, HTC Vive
Desk: Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk
Chair: a really comfortable leather one from officemax
I'm always looking for tips to improve!
I would grab the Dell 27" 1440/144hz at this price. I just got one a few weeks ago. Best money I've spent in a long time.
These are the 2 I'm looking at right now as I haven't found much else that fits what I want without being $700+
This is literally the best purchase I have ever made. 2k 144hz g-sync. A little pricy but god damn it is a very good monitor
how abouttt [link]
Good 1070 Ti Deal
Budget-breaker 27" Monitor
Total 24": $788.89 before tax, $768.89 after rebate.
Total 27": $879.98 before tax, $859.98 after rebate.
Dell is basically the only manufacturer with consistently reasonable G-Sync monitor prices. Sometimes you'll catch a lucky break and find an XB241YU on sale, but those sell out very quickly.
These two are going to be the best under $500, both are 1440 27" 144hz. If you plan on using a PS4 a lot, I wouldnt advise getting 1440. 1080 at 240hz may be your best bet for PS4/PC use, either that or 4k 75hz+. I prefer a higher refresh rate over resolution but if you do choose 1080 240hz id say get a 24".
I've got a Dell 27" 144hz 1440p GSync monitor. PM me if interested. In NYC (flatiron)
Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC gets consistently high marks -- 27" 1440p 144hz refresh $466
also use [link] -- browse by individual parts, select monitor, use left side of page to drill down what is important to you (size, resolution, etc) -- very handy reference, point you in the right direction.
Nah it’s on Amazon
If you're looking for high refresh rate 1440p gaming, go with the one you have right now. The only downside to that is that it's TN. Tbh for that price I'd try to find a VA or AH-IPS/IPS monitor, just for the color. If you don't care too much about the viewing angle, and you are ready to get worse color reproduction, go on and buy it. I myself am not the biggest fan of buying products from expensive brands, but 1440p high refresh rate monitors are expensive anyways. I don't really like the adaptive technologies, so it's a personal (and budget) preference if you want G-Sync or not. Won't give you a world changing advantage. (Though your RTX 2080 ti can push out so many frames at 1440p that you might have some tearing without it) Maybe this if TN is fine for you https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DGR-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1538327676&sr=1-2&keywords=Dell+S2716DG
Thanks, are you talking about this one?
This baby? I just picked one up a month or so ago on sale for my pending desktop build. It's gorgeous.
The Dell Gaming S2716DG is a good non-IPS option.
This is the monitor I’m planning on: Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
Do u have anything to recommend?
How’s this one
Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
Or u have something better
You can get a G-Sync one cheaper than that if you want.
1440 is the sweet buttery middle. Go there.
Here's 2 good options:
I have two dell
Not to bad for the money.
After a few hours of learning what things mean and doing some research I have come to the conclusion that aside from some random really good sale you hit the nail on the head.
Seems G-Sync Monitors are a bit more expensive than the Freesync counterpart and I'd rather not go overboard on a monitor quite yet.
There are two monitor's on amazon I'm looking at atm: one a 24, the other a 27.
Is 70$ worth the 3" upgrade on the panel?
Here's a monitor. It's slightly higher then ur budget but it includes G-sync [link]
I would definitely recommend this one. https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DGR-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0. It is extremely good value for 1440p, 144Hz, 27 inches, AND g-sync.
Following the "modesty is best policy" principles I would recommend a few things here:
Go with the really good main monitor, looks like you got the 27 inch 1440p 144hz Acer. (This is freesync btw. I recommend the Dell S2716DGR for the G-Sync - AMD vs Nvidia) and pick up a 1080p side monitor.
Ditch the liquid cooling. It's an unnecessary hassle for anyone other than PC enthusiasts in the OC communities. A Cooler Master or the Noctua (if you have enough room in your case.) Both will provide ample cooling and your CPU will last just as long as with a liquid cooling kit.
In combo with the above, my favorite case so far (after 4 PC builds for myself and family) is the Corsair Carbide 540 High Airflow ATX Cube. Lots of room for cables in the back and gives your components a nice display with LOTS of airflow.
I would, however, recommend going to an M.2 SSD, which is significantly faster than a standard SSD. Not much of a price jump there.
I see others have spoken about overclocking your CPU and such already. My opinion is to skip overclocking. For the standard gamer wanting a quality experience that is getting a top of the line CPU, there's zero need to OC. I went with the i7-7700 non 'k' version and have been plenty happy. It saved some money too.
Keep in mind your peripherals. Usually those are overlooked when upgrading your PC, but maybe it's time for a new mouse/keyboard, new controller, headphones, etc.
Also if you're dad is giving you a budget, is he giving you the money to spend, or buying the stuff for you? If you don't get the remaining money from $3k, maybe you should include those things now instead of later.
So these are my two current monitors:
Dell s2716DG (2560x1440) at 144hz
Samsung 38UC99-W (3840x1600 WQHD+)
So they are bit high end. Would you think that the old build would be fine with these monitors for a few more years? After a bit of research I am getting the feeling that the graphics card would be fine, but some other things may need an upgrade.
Something like this perhaps?
You options are the Dell S2716DG or the Pixio PX277
The Dell is G-sync, TN.
The Pixio is Free-sync, IPS.
Actually going to go with the i7 after all why not right?
this was the monitor I'm thinking about picking up, have you used or heard things?
Would this be a good monitor to start out with?
If not, have any suggestions?
There is a 27 inch version of the 24 inch dell I recommended early.
It's significantly out of your price range though.
I found this one which is 27 inches and freesync and IPS.
If you don't need one right now I'd recommend you set up a price alert on a pcpartpicker search.
Here is one for monitors bigger than 26 inches, 1440p/4k, with a refresh rate of 100hz or higher. You could also set it to only look for g-sync/freesync or IPS monitors too.
Ouch, my bad, I meant the i7-7800K!! Sorry to bother, but I still am a tiny bit confused.
>Yes, gaming performance is almost always going to improve. Every generation we get a bump in Instructions Per Cycle or IPC. This means that at the same clock speed, the CPU with the higher IPC will perform better.
>To simplify it here is a simplified 'benchmark'
>i7-2600K @ 4GHz = 500 points
>i7-4790K @ 4GHz = 700 points
>i7-7700K @ 4GHz = 1000 points
>i7-8700K @ 4GHz = 1200 points
>i7-8700K @ 3.5GHz = 1000 points
>i7-8700K @ 4.5GHz = 1400 points
>These numbers are made up, just to help you understand.
So basically the Ghz are faster with each new generation? Like for instance, would the Intel i7-7700K at 4.2GHz run faster than the Intel i7-8700K? Like I know the 8th Gen is faster, but what I am trying to say is the GHz speed is different for each generation? Sorry if that was not clear, I'm trying to write my thoughts down.
Also, this was the website I was looking at to compare the two CPUs.
The main thing I am worried about here is Minecraft, and I know it sounds dumb and stuff, but I've been seeing on other PlanetMinecraft and Reddit forums that it is hard to tell with Minecraft, and you never really know how to tell if it is going to run well or not. My current laptop, a Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB, can run MC vanilla at a max of about 120fps, which is the highest I have ever seen it go. When I am running on MultiMC with a custom modpack of about 120 mods on the lowest settings, I am lucky to get 40fps. I just really want to make sure that the parts I am looking at will run these games considerably better (To play my heavy games such as Black Flag and PUBG I use Nvidia Geforce Now).
Also, I was browsing around Microcenter yesterday, and I found a couple good looking monitors. I wanted to make sure that they would work with the parts I will get in the future, plus I want to wait for the prices to go down, maybe get a holiday/special event deal or something. This is one in particular I was looking at, I will probably have to go over budget, but monitor is important.
*Dell Gaming Monitor-144Hz, 3ms Response Time, 27" Monitor--$479.99 @Amazon
Let me know what you think. (Also, this is kind of my first post on Reddit, so sorry if the formatting is bad, I was looking at the Markdown chart below.)
Anyway, thanks so much for your help! I've learned a crap ton ever since you started commenting. Thanks!
Nice! Eventually I'll get to replace the screens I have. Debating between 4k 60hz or 2k 144+hz. My current leaning: Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link]
The monitor you were looking at [link] would be a great deal. I suggest going with a 4k monitor as your second screen with those kinds of specs.
The monitor seems real shady, plus its FreeSync and I use nvidia. This one seems okay with calibration: [link]
$460 at Amazon isn't a bad deal. The Black Friday deal was $399 I think, but that was a rare special price.
I had a few pages typed out to ease your mind and see if an extra 50 or so would make or break the budget.... But then I figured i'd just post this and a link. and say its worth it. any questions feel free to hit me up. But these are the cheapest future proof monitors you can get R/N with IPS panels at 1440p with a great refresh rate and gsync for a nvidia gpu.
Looking to save a buck and get a good 1080p nvidia amd
Ps edit: It also depends a bit on pc specs if you wanted to go to the next step i.e 1440p and play video games at the monitors max refresh rate.....
This would be a good option but there is a more expensive ips one from Asus.
its the one i have, its fantastic!
Thank you for including the updated monitor, I spent basically the entire day reading about them lol. I think I'm going to go with this one: [link]
Okay thanks...but i shouldn't let the 1000 to 1 deter me from purchasing? This is the one I'm talking about.
I would recommend getting nicer monitors over time instead of getting ok ones all at the same time. I recommend a 1440p 144hz monitor for gaming and a 4K monitor for content creation. Believe me, it’s definitely worth it to get nicer stuff. It will also effectively use your 1080ti.
[link] it’s 400 now, but it goes on sale for less
Here is a Dell: Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC $431.95
Acer Predator XB271HU Abmiprz TN Panel G-sync Gaming Monitor; 2560 x 1440; Overclock Refresh Rate 165 Hz : $449.99
Canceled the freesync monitor and got Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC [link] instead
this monitor should work great with your current gpu and fits your budget almost perfectly: [link]
Dell Gaming S2716D
Sorry, Didn't see this comment. Here it is: [link]
> Dell S2716DG
Thanks! Might seem like a dumb question but are these the same thing?
I have a friend with a really good Best Buy discount so I would probably want to buy from them anyway.
IPS vs TN panels... Is it worth shelling out for an IPS? Is the TN panel Dell S2716DG 27" really that much worse than the IPS panel Acer Predator XB271HU 27"? Does an IPS panel warrant paying double the price for an otherwise identical monitor? I currently have IPS monitors but they're just 1080p/60hz, and having used TN panels before, I'm not certain I can tell the difference.
I'm looking to make the switch to 1440p/144hz gaming up from 1080p/60hz. I'm pretty sure my GTX 980 can do it. Maybe I won't get exactly 144hz on ultra settings on the latest AAA titles... What do y'all think?
I have been looking at these and not sure about the difference
[link] take a look at this
Has been a common TN monitor I've been suggested. any input on this specific monitor or any of your own suggestions?
Edit: You could ask in r/monitors which one is better.
I have a I7-7700k with 1080 and I use a 1440p monitor. I've had it for like 4 months now and love it.
You mean this guy?
You mean something like this one?
And it would do 144hz through just an HDMI cable, right?
that depends on whether you want an ips or tn panel. tn ips
More specifically it's this one from Dell. Looks really nice and Best Buy has a sale on them right now!
I have this one [link]
Would this monitor be better suited to what Im looking for?
Another vote for the Dell S2716DG
Can't go wrong with 1440p 144hz and Gsync . It's very well received at /r/monitors , just make sure you have the calibration setting ready when setting it up , mainly from this thread [link]
Is that this same monitor? [link]
Ebay just has the model as S2716DGR and amazon S2716DG. I don't understand the difference and must buy a new gaming panel soon. :(
Made sure to do that, got this monitor for about $400 new: [link]
I was referring to the dell S2716dg for 1440p 144hz
You could always buy this one.
Worth it to buy new at those prices. $390 for the 24" and $450 for the 27".
G-Sync would be nice as you have a 1060 and may not be able to reach the full refresh rate on many of those games. Do you have a preference on TN vs. IPS?
The Dell S2716DG is a good choice if you want a G-Sync TN panel
It's harder to find a G-Sync IPS in that price range but you can try grabbing a refurbished XB271HU bmiprz when they come into stock (they briefly do so a couple of times a week until they sell out)
FYI I'm not sure how much those will cost in your country but the US prices fit in your budget.
Is this a good one?
Yes, I was planning on buying this one
if you could give me an opinion it would be very helpful.
I've been looking at this:
Is this a good one?
It looks pretty solid.
If your looking to save a few bucks, Amazon sells the Dell Gaming S2716DG monitor.
It's not IPS, but the color quality is amazing and very sharp. Plus it has g-string which is really nice.
Other than that, I'd say pull the trigger OP.
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The cpu cooler in this is optional, the 7700 comes with a stock cooler. The 7700 is a very fast processor, only topped by the overclockable 7700K. It sits here on a B250 board, with 16 GB Ram. The GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest current gaming gpu. 1TB SSD, high quality case and psu.
There are alternatives: One could go up to an overclockable 7700K, with faster ram and a Z270 board. Or one could go down, especially with the gpu, if targeting a lower resolution/less FPS. But for a top of the line non-overclocking gaming build, that's it.
For the remaining parts, there is:
There are no objectively best picks for keyboard and mouse, I invite you to pick alternatives yourself for them. But those are good default options.
THIS is on sale right now on amazon. If you're interested.
there are those 150$ statues of Tracer / Reaper / Widowmaker.
if full size statues are too big, maybe a smaller $60 ea. Mei, Tracer (and soon Mercy) Nendoroids [action figure with multiple hands & faceplates etc].
you could get him a blizzard $ giftcard, so he can buy event Loot Boxes to get some sweet Costumes for use in game. [sold at retailers bestbuy/target etc]
if you want to go really nuts, you could upgrade his PC for better performance!
(there are tons of ways to upgrade his pc, here are the two most significant choices)
new video card. $300-1300
1440p 144mhz 1ms monitor. $600
but if you have time, just hang out together and ask him stuff about the game.
taking an active interest can be a great bonding experience
I will assume 1440p/144hz. Be aware - With AAA, you'd be hard-pressed to get a build that pushes solid 144fps at max settings. The 1080 will get you close, but not there. Of course you can adjust your settings as little adjustments will lead to big improvements without much sacrifice in quality.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Changed the GPU to a 1080 (non-blower). You'll be fine with the 1080.
Changed SSD to something way cheaper in terms of price/GB. Yes Ik Samsung has a bit of a reputation of being one of the best in quality and reliability when it comes to SSDs. But between the 850 Evo and MX300, there is little performance difference with the 850 Evo just pushing the MX300 out by a margin. The quality and reliability is basically the same. So I went with the MX300 as its way cheaper and has a bit more storage. Just wanted more budget headroom for the monitor.
Frequently on /r/buildapcsales you see great monitors that go on sale.
For this build I would recommend seeing if you could find:
Acer Predator XB271HU - 1440p/144hz/1ms/IPS/GSYNC. Frequently goes on sale for around $525 refurbished. Can find new for less than $700 when on clearance or random deals like this one on Amazon.
Dell S2716DG - 1440p/144hz/1ms/TN/GSYNC - Albeit TN panel, it has colors that come close to IPS quality when calibrated correctly (Of course theres still the fact that IPS is better color quality and view angles overall). But the Dell does make a compelling argument for being one of the cheapest monitors with its specs, especially with GSYNC. Can regularly find this monitor on sale for $479 +/- at either Amazon or Best Buy.
Dell S2417DG - 24" variant of the one above. Same specs. Can regularly find on sale for around $400 or less at various places like here.
Again /r/monitors is a great place to get recommendations/suggestions with people more experienced in this field.
To cheapen the price of the build:
> if you're not the type to care about high speed RAM, then get the Gaming 3 back and pair it with the a cheap 16GB set like the Team T-Force/Night Hawk 16GB. You'll probably get around 2666 speeds. And its $30 cheaper.
> You can always go 250GB SSD + 1 TB HDD instead of one big SSD. Its cheaper than a 500GB SSD and you get more storage headroom. You can put the OS and other programs on the SSD to achieve those load times and use the 1TB HDD for mass storage (documents, videos, photos, etc. Things that don't need those loading times).
The Dell S2716DG is pretty popular and comes at a good price. The Acer Predator XB241YU also comes in under that price. Both are quite good TN panels that'll need a hint of color calibration out of the box. IPS panels get much more pricey but do exist.
Everytime I see this debate I always post a link to this monitor, literally the best monitor I've ever bought, 1440p, 144hz, ULMB, and G Sync.
I've got one of these so I'd like to take advantage of the 144hz. Plus a little future proofing
This is the setup I opted to get.
[link] 27" 144hz 1440p GSync. I bought from Bestbuy for $480.
[link] GTX 1070 w/ backplate. I bought from Jet.com for $320 with promo codes.
The cheapest 1440 165hz Gsync monitor (that i know of) is this Dell Monitor
Not an ips but colors look good after some minor calibration
Well here's one really good monitor by Dell. It's 1440p 144Hz with Gsync, 27". Although it's officially TN, I've heard that with color calibration it rivals IPS panels. $540 [link] there is also a 24" version that is otherwise identical and is about $400.
The following are all officially 1440p 144+Hz and IPS:
ASUS MG279Q - $620, FreeSync - [link]
ViewSonic XG2703-GS - $700, Gsync - [link]
Acer XB271HU - $750, Gsync - [link]
I've seen this one on r/buildapcsales occasionally where a refurb model is around $525, they sell out within an hour or two.
ASUS PG279Q - $780, Gsync - [link]
Here is my build, and I have since added a high-end Dell monitor. This build is very easy to put together and is a great base build for either cutting back a little or if you are looking to upgrade in the future. Of course you would have a bit of money left over with just the PC build I had shown but I would recommend going with at least a 1440p OR 144hz monitor (unless you want to spend the rest of your budget, get both). Let me know if you need any more information!
Opt out getting the m.2 and just get a regular ssd via sata and better monitor. Your not doing your 1070 any justice with that 1080 monitor! [link]
Thank you all for your fast and helpful responses.
I think I have enough to upgrade Monitor and RAM.
I have two monitor options (only ones available here):
Looking at specs, they seem exactly the same, so I'm wondering why the huge difference in price.
This is the monitor I have, and it's a beast.
You don't have to: [link]
It's close to $700 but I suppose the price fluctuates. I bought mine for $590.
Dell S2716DGR - 1440p, 144Hz, 27" LED w/ G-Sync, TN panel, 1ms response @ $699
I've seen this go on sale recently for around $449. Just throwing that out there.
Here's an older discussion about this model (pretty good reviews overall)
Here it is on Amazon (a little cheaper than Best Buy if you want to price match or order online)
I've seen this one in person and can vouch that it actually does look and feel really good. I just can't bring myself to own a TN panel because I do a lot of artwork and I feel like IPS is better for that (color reproduction and accuracy), otherwise I'd own this one already.
On most machines with high settings, you're playing at 200-300 fps the whole game. Two things are especially true of pro players at majors:
That being said, good hardware should be giving him more than that. It would imply that people with mediocre or poor hardware are doing much worse than that.
Is this the same as this?
Consider a 27 inch 1440p/144Hz/GSync monitor. You'll love it.
Hi! Any clue what the difference(s) is/are between the S2716DG and the S2716DG*<em>R</em>* Is Amazon just missing the last character?
Any kind of port such as Display Port, Mini-Display or HDMI will support G-Sync, But it's important that your monitor has to get G-Sync chip included.
For what I see, that your monitor apparently doesn't support this feature, there is no use of buying any 'specific' cable in this case to support G-Sync. If you wanna to get the G-Sync monitor you have to go after monitors like this or like that. The G-Sync system is sold by a manufacturer who has a contract with Nvidia and is licenced to sell a monitor with G-Sync feature enabled.
For free sync. It's really hard to find.
Did you have an answer in mind for 1440p? I'll be in the market for one soonish, been leaning towards this Dell
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why not both?
I own 3 of these Dell S2716dg
and am quite happy with them. Definitely out of your stated budget, but is one of the most inexpensive G-Sync monitors on the market.
This one goes on sale for under 500 pretty often just keep an eye on it.
i bought this one [link]
and its super kick ass for me and you save like 200-300 bucks bu not paying for the premium brand (ASUS and ACER). I also like it more aesthetically.
What about this guy?
Less than 500 dollars if you get Amazon Warehouse deals.
This is the one I bought just recently and its amazing so far, plus it has G-SYNC.
Here you go Dell 27" G-Sync Monitor also comes in a 24" version same everything.
Yes there is. [link]
I got mine on sale for $450 new.
Good luck! You can find ideal calibrations for this monitor in the top comment for this amazon review. [link]
A 1440p gsync would cost you at least $500+ [link] 1440p monitors aren't cheap. and neither are 144hz. The cheapest 144hz monitor is $250.
This ones a bit expensive, but I got it a few days ago and am loving it!
I used the settings in the first review, good luck!
Do yourself a favor and watch the price, I got it a few weeks ago at $470. Worth every penny man.
I don't think you can go wrong with the Dell S2716DG, though it was $60 cheaper when I got it in the spring.
Do you mean this one?
This one is a 1440p 144hz TN G-sync panel.
Fully adjustable, comes with a DP port as well as a HDMI port, note however that G-sync will only work when using displayport.
Some details on what g-sync is over here:
So this would be a great monitor then
We are years away from 4k 120-144hz. By then I would need probably 2 gtx 1080. This monitor should get the job done just right.
Ok, I will keep an eye on it. Right now Amazon has it for $500, which is apparently $300 off? Am I looking at the right one?
Edit: on the dell outlet it's $669...
Could take a look at this one
1440p, 144hz, G-Sync; only real downside is that it's a TN, dunno how much that matters to ya
I mean, it's freesync instead of g-sync which your 1070 could utilize.
Consider something like the Dell S2716DG for a 1440p 144hz that will also benefit from your 1070?
I just got this one for my desktop. Best monitor I've ever owned!
I found this one,
It seems great for the price but I'm not sure if IPS is worth it instead
I feel like it shouldnt be if it is.
This monitor does the same exact things for less money
Absolutely not a problem? ;)
I would say a Acer X34 or Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q.
In the more plausible realm, I'd say the Asus ROG PG278Q and Dell S2716DG are two very popular choices.
Hope that helps!
Link to monitor
I'm not sure at all :/
Yes, tried all combinations of "turn this on first." Nothing worked.
Pulled the trigger on the Dell S2716DG yesterday. Should I cancel and order this instead?
Like this one? [link]
whats the upside to gsync if its not to long to explain
$510, 144hz 1440p G-Sync + extremely low input lag.
[link] $510, 1440p 144Hz gsync. It's TN and still pricy, but damn I want it lol
PS: if you chose who you buy it from you can get free shipping/no tax
So I have a few questions:
I view my monitor head on. So would that mean I shouldn't get a TN monitor?
I was planning on buying a 1080 and getting a monitor that can go 144hz. If that is the case should I go with the TN because it will be a smoother viewing experience?
After doing some research it appears that these are two of the best monitors out there. For TN we have the Dell Gaming S2716DG and for IPS we have Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz. What are your thoughts?
Ok excellent, thank you. Now to find a good monitor - have an opinion on this one or this one?
Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor [link]
There's a monitor at your price point and has your needs. It's new unlike some of the other recommendations. It also has g-sync.
Probably the same one. [link]. Can't recommend enough. I was worried about it being a TN panel but it is beautiful.
If I were looking at this Dell monitor, should I jump on this Acer instead?
Slightly cheaper on Amazon.
I'm using this 1ms gsync display ($500 ish)
I think I'm going to get this
Despite being a TN panel, it has very favorable reviews and saves money.
edit: just saw the "IPS" in your comment sorry
There is a dell, 27" 1440p, that's 144hz and is Gsync for $300 less. It's a TN Panel, but it's a really really good TN panel with good viewing angles and color accuracy.
Dang. I was intentionally staying away from g-sync for most of my research since I mistakenly thought it would add to the price of the monitor. However, asking for 4k, IPS, and 27 inches is sort of pushing it over 500 dollars which was outside my price point.
The one that I did have in my "dream parts" was the Asus ROG which is a very good monitor and one of the best 4ks specifically for gaming.
Also the Dell S2716DG is an affordable monitor with G-Sync.
A search on Newegg reveals a couple of options, but if you really want 4k below $500 or so you need to drop the size of the monitor.
But that's what I got. If you can, do wait until Computex and visit r/monitors, they might be able to help.
I just got one of these: [link]
open box deals for around $400
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144Hz 27.0" Monitor with Gsync
I am in pretty much the same boat. I have a gtx770 as well and am looking at monitors for either the 1070 or 1080 (waiting to see some benchmarks).
I have been looking at the Dell S2716DG .
It's a bit more than your price range, but it is a pretty highly rated 144hz 1440p monitor, if you decide to go for it.
Edit: You could also look into refurbished. The QC on these has been suspect I hear, but returns would be easy from Best Buy for example: XB270HU bprz.
This one is one sale right now but you will have to tinker with the settings to make it look good.
I am in the same boat as you. I am strongly considering buying a GTX 1080 soon after release and want to upgrade my monitor to 1440p/144hz from 1080/60hz because.
After reviewing the current available options there are two monitors that stand out to me:
The only two differences I see between these panels:
1) The dell is $150-$200 cheaper
2) The asus is IPS while the dell is TN
I'm running dual 1080p right now but upgrading to dual 1440p when I get a new card. (I would suggest trying out the 1440p if you get a chance, ever since I did I'm salivating over the dell 27 inch displays with super thin bezels.) I'm getting one of each:
1080ti might be overkill for 1080p but will be future proof for years. I'm hoping for 100+ fps @ 1440p on the 1080 ti.
I went to Amazon to order my monitor and was pleasantly surprised!
Dell Outlet recently had refurbs for only $350, and I got this second one as a result, which is still running great!
Should I go with the 28'' or the 27''? It's only $10 more so I feel like there's some kind of drawback on the 28''
For those looking to get a sweet deal on the S2716dg -- amazon has them for $530 free shipping.
Free shipping and zero tax for me ^_^
good points and something for me to think about. I am considering a 1440p monitor with gsync for $566, so you can see my interest. My logic is that if you are going to spend extra on a monitor, it should be something that will ensure frame rates instead of lessening them. I.E. Ultrawides may tax GPUs more with the extra Pixels it would have to push, and they typically have lower refresh rates anyway.
I have a 970 gtx and am currently considering this monitor:
Yeah I have looked very extensively into the right graphics card for me, considered a few cards to run in SLI but ultimately decided on the Zotac.
I have done my research and I know that an IPS monitor is not right for me. This Dell looks absolutely fantastic in person (my friend has one) and its ratings and reviews are much more consistent then the Asus monitors that are like it. Gsync is a MUST with what I am building
Cheapest 1440p, 144hz, GSYNC monitor that you're going to find at the moment. It's a TN panel.
Acer's XB270HU is your only other option and it's $600. IPS though.
This is $570 on amazon right now: [link]
I got mine for $70 ish cheaper, wait for a deal if u do buy it
however, it is a TN panel but colors are still very well done
I am looking for a second monitor to replace my current second monitor. My requirements are that the monitor be ips, have a vesa mount and be similar in size to my primary monitor. I plan to get this mount and mount them together. My budget is $300~ and would prefer not to go over $350.
Your budget is ABSOLUTE OVERKILL for Lol and CS:GO, but anyway, here is the best you can probably get for your budget.
It wouldn't let me limit the ram or PSU to micro center, don't worry, you'll be able to find something.
This build is nearly the best single-GPU build you can get, and includes a killer 1440p 144Hz G-Sync monitor. I realize it's $50 over budget, but that's because microcenter doesn't sell this monitor which is nearly as good as the ASUS ROG Swift but $60 less. You could just order it from Amazon.
This build will do a lot more than play LOL and CS:GO, it will be great for all games for a good long while.
Here's a list of Gsync monitors currently available.
If you're wiling to spend up to $600, get Dell S2716DG. It's a TN 27 inch 1440p with Gsync. I have it and I like it a lot.
I've been looking at This monitor. It's the Dell S2716DG. It's 27 inch 1440p 144hz G-sync monitor, it's also a TN panel. You are pretty much getting the same specs as the Asus PG278Q ROG Swift for cheaper. I personally will be buying the monitor shortly. It's $600. I'm not sure what your budget is, but I would recommend this monitor. I've only read positive reviews about it.
Thanks for the reply!
And I figured I'd save up some more and buy this monitor in the future
This one made by dell.
Here is a review of the monitor.
IMO it's the best 144hz 1440p monitor available at the best price. Dell has much better quality control than ASUS and ACER and i can't believe it's not more popular. I have the asus 24inch 144hz 1080p monitor and the dell will be my next upgrade for sure.
I would reccomend u [link] or [link]
If are not going for competive gaming its better to get an ips display imo though.
Has anyone found a fix for this? It seems to happen everyday now and seems to happen more often if i havent used the keyboard/mouse for a while. But can also happen while im doing things on my pc as well. I thought it was because my gpu is sort of old and might have compatibilty issues like this because it cant do 1440p @ 144hz because of the gpu's pixel capacity and thought maybe the fact that the max refresh rate isnt on 144 and the gpu was giving out because ive got a dual monitor setup with a 1080p 60 fps monitor. But if youre having problems with a 980 ti then that cant be it. Im using the dell 2716dg monitor [link] which has the same capabilities as the asus one except that it doesnt have 3d vision but that shouldnt matter because supposedly 3d and g sync cant be on at the same time. Have you guys ever found a solution since this is about 5 months old?
New dell gaming is nice, TN plate but it has all the bells and whistles. here
I got a $550 Dell S2716DG
1440p, 144 Hz, G-sync. Hopefully my GTX 970 can keep up! I still feel weird spending as much as a mid range build for one monitor. I'm expecting to be absolutely blown the fuck away by it, otherwise I'll return.
Not PC related but I'm also excited to get the guitar delay pedal I got for 25% off.
It is a TN panel. But I think it is worth it for 600$!
Similar specs but it seems like not a lot of people have QA issues (it is relatively newer). I believe it was released October, off the top of my head.
He's literally charging more for a used monitor than it cost brand new
S2416DG comes out to $342 which seems decent?
I use the Dell G-Sync myself ([link]) has not let me down yet. If you search my post I have images of my setup.
This bad boy is excellent.
I have the 24inch version on my PC and love it. It's a TN panel, but it's a high quality TN panel. I have it right next to an IPS display, and now that it's calibrated, it's almost identical.
It goes on sale pretty frequently. You should check out /r/buildapcsales. It gets posted there often.
Seriously considering this or https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor-S2417DG-24-Inch-Response/dp/B0149QBOF0?th=1
Either way, need to choose before the end of the day, 4k 100hz with adaptive 34'', or 1440p 144hz gsync 27''?
I have a gtx 1070 and i7-8700
Help me choose!
What about https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Monitor-S2417DG-24-Inch-Response/dp/B0149QBOF0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527740248&sr=8-3&keywords=1440p&#37;2B144hz&#37;2Bg-sync&th=1
If your not looking to spend 600-800 bucks on a monitor get this Dell. I got and I couldn’t be happier. 144hz, 1440p, 27 inch and G-Sync. I love it. [link]
Spend $200 more for a 2k, 27”, 1ms, 144hz, Gsync monitor from Dell.
I recently bought this monitor: [link]
This is a beast of a monitor, and if you just keep an eye on it, it will regularly go on sale. I got it for $440 about two months ago!
Good luck on the search!
I play on this: [link]
I have two of these for my PC setup. Wouldn't recommend them as there are much cheaper options that will perform just as well. In theory, any 1ms response TN panel will be the best as far as response goes.
For picture though, an IPS panel will be nicer, even though they have a response time of about 4ms at best, you will not be able to tell the difference I assure you, and the color will be much more vibrant, and the viewing angles will be much better.
Personally, I would recommend a 27" IPS panel. You should be able to get one for just under $200, and if you are willing to go down to 24", could go even cheaper than that.
Yes, this is the monitor I'm running. (I didn't pay $599 for it)
Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC
I just bought a dell one with those exact same specs for like 550? lemme find it... [link]
Not that bad and works well with my 1080ti =)
I would actually say to go with this dell 2k 144hz
I've been reading more and I'm starting to lean towards a 144hz G-Sync monitor. I was originally planning on getting a cheaper 1440p monitor with a GTX 1080 but now I'm realizing how stupid that is.
My plan now is to get this monitor with a 1070.
No, you have an Nvdia card. Your GPU won't take advantage of the freesync technology. For nvdia cards you need gsync technology . Also I never heard of that brand Look for something like this:
I think I will just settle on this: [link]. It has what I need and there not alot of immediate issues aside from colors which I can modify.
seems like above all your choices, " Dell S2716DG " is the only G-sync monitor available, the others are Freesync..... wudn't be compatible with ur display card assuming ure using geforce.