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    • echo48
    • By echo48 5th Jul 18, 4:46 AM
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    Any suggestions on Gaming Monitor?
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    • 5th Jul 18, 4:46 AM
    Any suggestions on Gaming Monitor? 5th Jul 18 at 4:46 AM
    Hey guys,

    I already have a custom built Desktop rig, which could undoubtedly be better. However, I was thinking of purchasing a powerful Gaming Monitor, because since I also work in Visual Effects they also tend to be very useful for processing heavy software as well like Maya, Blender, Nuke, AE, and etc. So anybody have any suggestions on monitor builds? But I hope the price is not too expensive. Curious for any insight and thoughts from those who like to sink a lot of thought into these things.
    Last edited by echo48; 10-12-2018 at 3:09 AM.
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    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 5th Jul 18, 8:18 PM
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    What processor and graphics card do you have in your PC, what sort of games do you play and what budget do you have in mind?

    As a starting point I'd normally consider a 27in 1440p monitor as these offer a good balance of resolution and size as they offer more resolution than 1080p but can be run without scaling as some of the very high resolution displays require. There's a good choice on the market now with budget options, higher quality panels aimed photo/3D work or higher refresh rate versions for high fps gaming.

    John
    • Icarus01
    • By Icarus01 9th Jul 18, 11:35 AM
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    I would also suggest an ultrawide (21:9 ratio) monitor if you do a lot of visual editing. They can be had for fairly cheap, but going towards a gaming variant (g/freesync/ high refresh rate/IPS) monitor will cost considerably more.


    If HDR is your thing i'd wait until after Xmas for the true HDR monitors to start becoming available. There's a few available now but I don't think they meet the 1000 nit brightness level to get that real WOW factor.


    Again, this all depends on your budget and current PC specs. If you post those we could be a bit more helpful.
    • Talukdar
    • By Talukdar 9th Oct 18, 4:01 PM
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    Seems to me that you need a heavy duty monitor. You are looking for something not much expensive, so I am not sure about your budget. I am currently using ASUS VG245H. It is a good monitor I must say. I am not sure will it be able to meet up your requirements. You can get more info about this monitor https://www.displayninja.com/asus-vg245h-review/
    It will cost you less than $200. So I must say it is inexpensive.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 20th Oct 18, 11:25 PM
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    Your software wont care how "powerful" the monitor is.

    Your software runs on the computer not on the monitor.


    Talukdar you suggested a Gaming monitor that is only upto 75 Hz? And supplied with Freesync without knowing what video card they have?
    Last edited by forgotmyname; 20-10-2018 at 11:38 PM.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 21st Oct 18, 11:03 PM
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    • 21st Oct 18, 11:03 PM
    Seems to me that you need a heavy duty monitor. You are looking for something not much expensive, so I am not sure about your budget. I am currently using ASUS VG245H. It is a good monitor I must say. I am not sure will it be able to meet up your requirements. You can get more info about this monitor https://www.displayninja.com/asus-vg245h-review/
    It will cost you less than $200. So I must say it is inexpensive.
    Originally posted by Talukdar

    This is a uk site so Im guessing as its a big purchase the OP wants to pay in pounds.


    Yet Amazon have that Monitor for sale at 271 which is more than $200
    • TubbyDown
    • By TubbyDown 11th Jan 19, 10:35 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:35 AM
    A quick search on google shows that this is the best selling one ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

    I have no idea about anything to do with PC gaming though, so i dont know if it's suitable or not!
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 12th Jan 19, 10:03 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 10:03 PM
    A quick search on google shows that this is the best selling one ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.

    I have no idea about anything to do with PC gaming though, so i dont know if it's suitable or not!
    Originally posted by TubbyDown


    6 months late but its the thought that counts right?
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    • Noflufftech
    • By Noflufftech 13th Jan 19, 11:08 AM
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    24" inches for gaming monitor
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