Monitor Advice  (Read 387 times)

Rage

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Monitor Advice
« on: November 20, 2021, 15:32 »
Good day Ladies and Gents

I am in need of some advice for a cheap 1ms 144hz Monitor, dont mind which make but needs to be 24" upto 32".

with links if u would

thx in advance.

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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2021, 17:39 »
ViewSonic XG2405

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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2021, 18:53 »
I used to have a really good viewsonic.

What's your budget for "cheap"?

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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2021, 22:27 »
https://www.ebuyer.com/1138603-acer-nitro-xv242ypbmiiprx-23-8-full-hd-144hz-ips-gaming-monitor-um-qx2ee-p02

That looks reasonable and not bad value for money. Freesync works quite well on my missus pc if you have an amd gfx card?
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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2021, 13:19 »
I was thinking of these maybe https://eu.aoc.com/en/gaming/products/monitors/27g2u-bk  £179.99

or

https://uk.msi.com/Monitor/Optix-G272/ £169.99

or do i push the boat out and get something like this https://uk.msi.com/Monitor/Optix-G32CQ4/ £199.00 upto £429 lol


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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2021, 14:35 »
Quite a few deals on amazon at the moment, haven't compared them to other sites, but seems some discounts.
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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2021, 22:06 »
AOC is a hit and miss with their products, i'd go for the msi

Monitors from this thread, ranked by actual specs from reviews:
1. MSI Optix G27CQ4
2. MSI Optix G272
3. AOC 27G2U-BK

Acer Nitro XV242Y ?!?! (site posted says one thing, acer another)

They are all near average, so if you are not buying monitors often, look into ~300 budget to pick something very good

First, sacrificing some image quality for speed.
ASUS VG279QM (flat) - 280Hz - the best for gaming - average image quality - 1920x1080 280Hz - £300

Then, ranked by image quality, you drop to ~165Hz, but gain 2560x1440 resolution and the best visuals for this range

1.
MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD - excellent image quality,  very good for gaming, 2560x1440 165Hz - flat - £400
(you have to reach the samsung odyssey G7 at 500+ for any improvements in image quality or gaming performance beyond this)

2. These are similar, different uses:
Gigabyte G27QC - very good image quality, very good for gaming - 2560x1440 165Hz - better for a dark room - curved - £320
Gigabyte M27Q (flat) - very good image quality, very good for gaming - 2560x1440 165Hz - better for a bright room - flat - £289

3.
MSI Optix G27CQ4 - good image quality - good for gaming - 2560x1440 165Hz - curved - £240
Acer Nitro XV272U - good image quality - average for gaming - 2560x1440 144Hz - flat - £280*****


4.
ASUS VG279QM - average image quality - excellent for gaming - 1920x1080 280Hz - flat - £300
MSI Optix G272 - average image quality - average for gaming - 1920x1080 144Hz - flat  - £170
AOC 27G2U-BK - average image quality - average for gaming - 1920x1080 144Hz - flat - £180


*****The acer nitro posted by stealer does not exist, either the manufacturer code is wrong, or the model name on that website
« Last Edit: November 22, 2021, 15:54 by holyspam »

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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2021, 19:33 »
ok - think i will go with the MSI G32CQ4 if the price stays at 199 when i come to buy if not it will be the G27CQ4

Thanks for the advice guys
« Last Edit: November 22, 2021, 19:34 by Rage »

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Re: Monitor Advice
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 14:14 »
ok - think i will go with the MSI G32CQ4 if the price stays at 199 when i come to buy if not it will be the G27CQ4

Thanks for the advice guys

On a 32" panel, I'd definitely advocate going for a curved monitor. At a distance it's not really noticeable, however up close it makes a huge difference with viewing angles.

On a 27" panel, I think the difference is much less. You might be able to save a few bucks by going for a monitor that isn't curved.

Something I've had to learn after buying my MAG322CQR: MSI uses VA panels in most if not all of their Optix monitors, which unfortunately means there is a ton of ghosting. If you have the chance to test it before you purchase it I would do so. It's the kind of thing you get used to after a while, but if you weren't already accustomed to it it is extremely jarring and a huge cause for buyer's remorse.

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