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New monitor needed for new build

Phoenix500

8 months ago

My build is here: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Phoenix500/saved/YdYP3C

Obviously I'm using a 10+ year old TN panel and it looks nice at the EXACT right angle but for the games I'm playing: Insurgency Sandstorm, Heroes and Generals, Apex Legends, War of Rights, it hurts my eyes to look at and it is locked at 60hz.

I have been pulling my hair out trying to find the right monitor for this setup. I also use a 42 inch Westinghouse HDTV (I know, a cardinal sin in PC gaming), but it is easier on my eyes and more fitting for my living room setup. I will most likely be buying a tall stand off Amazon from Vivo to move the monitor closer to my couch for viewing comfort.

I want to use the full potential of my setup. Budget is around $200-$350. I am liking the curved monitors. Something 24"-27" will fit as I know that is the limit for 1080P FHD. I would get into 1440p but I'd rather have the frames and the good looks instead of having to turn settings down for 1440p. Thanks!

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  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

If you are going to be using 1080p I think you would be happiest with a 24" monitor. At 27", the pixels per inch (PPI) are much less than at 24" (91.79 vs 81.59). At 27", 1440p is probably a better option.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Do you think a curved monitor will make that much of a difference with the ppi? I'd prefer to stick to 1080p and eventually (years down the line) upgrade my build for 1440p.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

On a 24" monitor I do not think a curve will change your viewing experience. It definitely will not affect the ppi. I would choose the 1080p monitor based on the following criteria:

Size

Type - TN, IPS, VA

Refresh rate - 60, 75, 144hz

Response time - e.g. 1ms, 2ms, 5ms

Freesynch or Gsynch

Inputs - HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, etc. If you have a Nvidia graphics card and are using a Freesynch monitor, Freesynch will only work via a DisplayPort connection.

Vesa mount - If you want to use an aftermarket stand/mount

Curved vs. flat is really just a personal preference at that point. There are actually a couple of monitors that would be on my short list but they are curved and I do not want for a 24" dual monitor setup (but that is just me).

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the input! Right now looking at some VA with 144hz low response time, Freesync, Displayport, and Vesa mount with curved monitor. The AOC and 23.5 Samsung with QLED are both mighty tempting

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Both of those monitors look great for the price point. Good luck and have fun.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed! Especially when going from 27" to 24". Thank you again!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116871

https://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VX2758-C-MH-UltraWide-Monitor-FreeSync/dp/B078ZJHD25/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=ViewSonic+VX2758-C-MH&qid=1554925991&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

The links are to the same monitor, but you mentioned Amazon so I included that one as well.

This monitor seems to fit your needs. For about $230 USD you can 27", 144hz, curved, and MVA panel. The panel should be leagues better than your current TN panel, but even modern TN panels are fairly good.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the link! Seems good except I need something with VESA mounting. Vivo makes a tall stand that I would maybe put this on to mount if possible. I wasn't too impressed by some of the Viewsonic models.

Here are several I've narrowed my search down to: AOC C27G1 27" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor FHD 1920x1080, 1800R, VA 1ms MPRT, 144Hz, FreeSync, DisplayPort/HDMI/VGA, Height Adjustable, VESA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD5XG5G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XLLRCbW066Y4W

ASUS ROG Strix 27” Curved Gaming Monitor Full HD 1080p 144Hz DP HDMI DVI Fully Adjustable Function w/ Industry leading 3 years warranty (XG27VQ) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PJJWHB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_nNLRCb82W4VVP

Samsung LC27FG73FQNXZA CFG73 Series 27” Curved Gaming Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071GRBWG6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_INLRCbYXR9ARX

VIOTEK GN27DW 27-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor, 1440p 144Hz Samsung VA Panel, FreeSync GamePlus FPS/RTS – VESA (White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8MQ2Y1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1NLRCbAEVAX54

For good measure, here is the stand I intend to mount the monitor on:

VIVO Extra Tall Single LCD Computer Monitor Free-Standing Adjustable Desk Stand for One Screen 13" to 27" (STAND-V011H) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZNHRS5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pOLRCb9B4FJE4

Realistically, I'd want to use a TV mount for the monitor but the screw holes don't line up so the monitor will be on an extra dining room chair :-/. Just wanted to see if anyone can vouch for these

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