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27" monitor needed

Discussion in 'Audio/Visual' started by StaticFX, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. StaticFX

    StaticFX Well-Known Member

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    My son has a 24" ASUS something.. trying to get him SOMETHING else for xmas. I thought maybe a 27" monitor.
    I think its an i3 (or is it an i5?? lol), 8GB ram, HD 6870 gpu (I have a second if he ever needs to add a boost)

    He mainly plays LoL and Minecraft... but cant rule out higher paced games like BF4 (or even D3)


    But I have no clue whats good? Just something I havent really looked into in a loong time


    keep in mind $250 or less and i need to be able to get it quick! lol like B&H has free expedited shipping which would be 2 days to me.


    Thanks friends!
     
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    If the resolution (ex : 1920x1080) is the same on the bigger monitor as on the smaller one the performance will be the same
     
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    for $250 you cant get a good 27" monitor, you can barely get a decent one. 1980x1080 with an at least one HDMI port and response time under or around 5ms (Gray to Gray) will be over your budget, anything worse than 5ms is a ghosting fest.

    For $250 you are better off buying him a nice fast SSD which will help speed up OS boot and application load times. Or if you can sell that 6870 card you can buy him a new video card r9 290 is now around $290 - and you just know you can never go wrong with a new and awesome video card.
     
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    As Wolfie said; if the 27" inch monitor has the same resolution as the 24" one, then there's barely any difference, only a lower DPI.
    It's impossible to find a 27" monitor with a higher resolution than 1080p for a maximum of $250.
    If you really wish to buy him a new monitor, given that his old one is old and not optimal, get him something with 1ms response time and/or 144Hz refresh rate.
    Here's a few suggestions:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ITORITU/
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ITORJRQ/
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZBIMLK/ (27" 1080p 2ms)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B17C5KO (27" 1080p AH-IPS A+ panel - better picture compared to TN, 5ms)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099XBO5E/ (27" 1080p 2ms)
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009HNEBLK (27" 1080p 1ms)
    For a 27" with 144Hz you're looking at $368.99.

    Personally I'd go with link no. 1, or no. 2 if 144hz doesn't matter to him (most important in online multiplayer fps), even though BenQ screwed me over in a contest (chose a 'sponsored' streamer that entered AFTER the contest had ended as the winner, even though I had most RTs) and afterwards just ignored my following message... that aside, they make great monitors nevertheless :)

    And as Djolo mentioned, perhaps a new GPU would do him more good, the 6870 is quite aging and slow, not to mention the performance per watt. However, a 290 has a TDP of 300W, double that of the 6870 - that might be an issue with the PSU if it doesn't have a high enough wattage or amp rating for the 12V rail.
    GTX960 might be just around the corner, and will most likely be between 200-300$, and just a bit worse performance than the 970, with a 145W TDP.

    For SSDs I'd get something like the 840/850 EVO 500GB or the 840 PRO 512GB.
     
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    hmm.. I didnt even think of that.. 27" 1080p will look less sharp since its the same as his 24, just over a bigger area.
    Alright then.. scratch that. I thought of the new GPU but he honestly doesnt need it yet. He get excellent frame rates in the few games he plays.
    (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZBIMLK/ << that one did catch my eye though)
    Plan B... new desk chair! lol
    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Take a look at www.dxracer.com ; they're expensive yes, but they're built to last decades - I've been wanting one for years :D
     
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    I want larger - and I think a 27 or so is the right size. I am stumped when it comes to resolution - 1920 X 1080? For TV I know it is fine but what about day to day computing? 2560 X 1440 for desktop use sound fine but what would TV look like?

    2560 Monitors are big $$ as well. I see a bunch of 27 TVs that are 1080P with fast refresh rates.... UGH. 32" TVs are about he same money as 27"
     
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    We picked up a 32" for £75 in our local supermarket on sale as discontinued stock
     
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    TV's as main monitor for a PC is a no go - high input lag and generally a worse quality picture, not to mention ghosting and such. Also, those 'fast refresh rates' as you describe are gimmicky fake crap (CMR etc.), it just gives more input lag. It's not a real refresh rate, but the internal algorithm the TV uses to make the picture look more smooth (by creating extra frames itself).
    only thing important is what source refresh rates the TV accepts, and what the panel's refresh rate is - 100Hz is preferred, or higher (few exists) - NEVER get a TV with a 50Hz panel, because you'll just regret it.
     
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    I wouldn't buy a 27"/1080p monitor, it's not enough pixel density for me... On the other hand, more resolution could be too demanding for your PC.
     
  11. Providence

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    I saw a really good one on Npvatechs Website Earlier, the only problem is its 1080, which wont look as good on a 27 inch screen
     
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    I've just recently bought a 27" LG monitor with 1080p res and after using it for 2 weeks I can't say I regret my purchase... :)
     
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    Can someone suggest Budget 144hz monitor 24 inches+ with 1ms response time with good price? Mainly for CS:GO

    Currently there are 2 options
    Zowie by BenQ 24" XL2411
    and ASUS VG248QE ,which one is better ,and maybe other budget suggestions?
     
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