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My LG Flatron W2361V finally gave up after about 8 years of solid use. I am currently using a Blaupunkt TV as a substitute and its garbage. It's amazing the difference in quality despite being the same resolution and screen size. SO, basically looking for recommendations. I intend to buy a new PC soon, so I want to get a monitor that is going to keep up with a decent new gaming rig, but not break the bank.
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Hey Blaze,

I got this in the summer and it is way better than what I had previously : https://www.amazon.co.uk/ViewSonic-XG2402-FreeSync-DisplayPort-Speakers/dp/B01A0ZRR50/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549906265&sr=8-2&keywords=viewsonic%2B2401&th=1  

I would definitely recommend getting a 144hz monitor if you can, and also a screen with a low input lag. The above monitor knocked a good 25ms off my input lag, basically how fast the game reacts to your movements etc. 

The above screen is a tn panel which isn't quite as good quality as an ips panel, I find it more than adequate though and use it throughout the day for work and also watching films etc. You ideally need to be sitting directly infront of it though, the quality starts to suffer from the sides.

The above monitor has amd freesync as well, but playing cod4 I haven't had to use it. Nvidia have something similar called gsync so bear in mind which type of graphics card you would be getting and if you think you would be using it or not : https://developer.nvidia.com/g-sync

 

 

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I use a 27" Samsung curved monitor for my main, then a 27" flat screen TV for my dual. A huge difference in color between the two. 

I cannot say I like the curved TVs. But for a computer monitor. I love it.

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/curved/samsung-27-curved-led-monitor-lc27f398fwnxza/

You can probably find it cheaper on amazon.

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On 2/11/2019 at 12:55 PM, Sharpe said:

Hey Blaze,

I got this in the summer and it is way better than what I had previously : https://www.amazon.co.uk/ViewSonic-XG2402-FreeSync-DisplayPort-Speakers/dp/B01A0ZRR50/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549906265&sr=8-2&keywords=viewsonic%2B2401&th=1  

I would definitely recommend getting a 144hz monitor if you can, and also a screen with a low input lag. The above monitor knocked a good 25ms off my input lag, basically how fast the game reacts to your movements etc. 

The above screen is a tn panel which isn't quite as good quality as an ips panel, I find it more than adequate though and use it throughout the day for work and also watching films etc. You ideally need to be sitting directly infront of it though, the quality starts to suffer from the sides.

The above monitor has amd freesync as well, but playing cod4 I haven't had to use it. Nvidia have something similar called gsync so bear in mind which type of graphics card you would be getting and if you think you would be using it or not : https://developer.nvidia.com/g-sync

 

 

Here's a great price for that monitor: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1215432-REG/viewsonic_xg2401_24_full_hd.html/?ap=y&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyL3ivpvb4AIVxI-zCh14AwtBEAkYASABEgK3GfD_BwE&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y

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Note that IPS monitors cant do more than 60hz. So that excellent color and clarity comes at a cost if you want a monitor to primarily play games. That said, I like this one for just those reasons, excellent color, brightness, and clarity. But I am casual gamer not hard core.

Price has gone up a *lot* since I bought mine though.

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-2560x1440-PD2700Q-Animation-Flicker-Free/dp/B01MS09LQX

 

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11 hours ago, Sikon said:

I use a 27" Samsung curved monitor for my main, then a 27" flat screen TV for my dual. A huge difference in color between the two. 

I cannot say I like the curved TVs. But for a computer monitor. I love it.

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/curved/samsung-27-curved-led-monitor-lc27f398fwnxza/

You can probably find it cheaper on amazon.

Curved monitor looks a bit snazzy!

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3 hours ago, Sammy said:

Note that IPS monitors cant do more than 60hz. So that excellent color and clarity comes at a cost if you want a monitor to primarily play games. That said, I like this one for just those reasons, excellent color, brightness, and clarity. But I am casual gamer not hard core.

Price has gone up a *lot* since I bought mine though.

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-2560x1440-PD2700Q-Animation-Flicker-Free/dp/B01MS09LQX

 

That looks a little too good for my needs. I need to be able to blame something for my shocking aim and with a monitor like that, my options are dwindling!

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12 hours ago, Sikon said:

So mine is only 60hz with 4ms.. Does it really make that much of a difference to spend the extra money? 

Everyone I have talked to that has one notices the difference. I noticed a particularly large difference as my previous monitor was terrible. If I turn my monitor down from 144 to 60 I can tell right away. Having said that unless you have bags of cash lying around or are badly in need of a new monitor its not a necessity. Its just one of those things once you've tried it you won't want to go back. I'm trying to remember the exact benefit you gain from going from 60 > 144, if I remember correctly if you take the individual monitor input lag out of the equation it equates to roughly 8ms, which based on a good reaction time of 200ms (https://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime) would be 4%ish. In games like cod that is fairly large. The largest perceptible difference though is generally much smoother gameplay, although if you have a 60hz with freesync/gsync I'm not sure if you would already be getting that. 

As far as extra money, based on the link Timmah posted the monitor I have is similarly priced to the Samsung 27".

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1 hour ago, ReaPeR said:

ok im also looking at monitor and im looking at 144hz 27 inch my big question what more important  4ms ips screen or 1 ms tn?

I would say it will depend on what you are use to and what you want to use it for. Ips will have better picture quality but tn will be faster. If you currently have a tn and are going to be gaming a lot I'd probably go with the tn, if you currently have an ips I don't really know. Mine is tn and I use it all day for general browsing and watching films etc and the quality is fine for me.

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https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UC79G-B-34-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01LW5CGIS/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_6?keywords=freesync+monitor+144hz+lg+34in&qid=1551454178&s=gateway&sr=8-6-fkmrnull

Purchased this one about a yr ago and wow! Huge improvement - payed little more for it back then but when its new tech they rob your lunch money. 

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On 2/28/2019 at 10:14 AM, Sharpe said:

Everyone I have talked to that has one notices the difference. I noticed a particularly large difference as my previous monitor was terrible. If I turn my monitor down from 144 to 60 I can tell right away. Having said that unless you have bags of cash lying around or are badly in need of a new monitor its not a necessity. Its just one of those things once you've tried it you won't want to go back. I'm trying to remember the exact benefit you gain from going from 60 > 144, if I remember correctly if you take the individual monitor input lag out of the equation it equates to roughly 8ms, which based on a good reaction time of 200ms (https://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime) would be 4%ish. In games like cod that is fairly large. The largest perceptible difference though is generally much smoother gameplay, although if you have a 60hz with freesync/gsync I'm not sure if you would already be getting that. 

As far as extra money, based on the link Timmah posted the monitor I have is similarly priced to the Samsung 27".

 

On 2/28/2019 at 6:02 PM, Sharpe said:

I would say it will depend on what you are use to and what you want to use it for. Ips will have better picture quality but tn will be faster. If you currently have a tn and are going to be gaming a lot I'd probably go with the tn, if you currently have an ips I don't really know. Mine is tn and I use it all day for general browsing and watching films etc and the quality is fine for me.

I don't feel I need one right now obviously. But good to know for future purchases. Thank you for the feed back. 

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On 3/1/2019 at 7:37 AM, Zappy said:

https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UC79G-B-34-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01LW5CGIS/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_6?keywords=freesync+monitor+144hz+lg+34in&qid=1551454178&s=gateway&sr=8-6-fkmrnull

Purchased this one about a yr ago and wow! Huge improvement - payed little more for it back then but when its new tech they rob your lunch money. 

Wow. Ok they do have 144 IPS monitors now. Yep as always, pretty pricey for new things. More than I could ever afford.

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One thing to check out, if you tend to get headaches after prolonged use of computer monitors, is whether or not a particular monitor suffers from flicker problems ( PWM backlighting) . This is different from FPS or refresh rate.

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