Looking for New Monitor (1440p)

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deathman20

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Ok never really got a gaming monitor in the past. All 60 Hz so nothing to fancy on that front. Since working at home and going forward now will have to utilize a monitor I got for my main PC every once and a while.

I had a 24" Dell 2405FPW that replaced to a few years ago as my main monitor. Currently wife uses it and its not treating her to well with work. Its old and well old lol. Few years ago got this Samsung UD590 28" 4k to replace the Dell. It does great don't mind it in the least but... 4k sometimes just isn't possible where I have to drop to 1080p typically for gaming. So since wife wants something easier to look at she could ideally use the 4k monitor @ 1080p.

Not looking at spending an arm and a leg, but looks like some features will so revised the price range. $400-500 range. Ideal haves for it:
- 1440p
- 120-144Hz
- 27" range
- Freesync / G-Sync (I have nVidia card right now but if i switch to AMD GPU I'd like it to work well for some years to come as well)

And shoot... I started looking but really don't know much about monitors or good ones, or if a brand is good or crap. I've had Dell's at work and then the ones i mentioned above. Any suggestions would be great!
 
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JLK03F150

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This Asus PB278QV is the model following my PB278Q (discontinued). Mine is 60Hz with an IPS panel & great color accuracy. The stand is nice too. The new version is 75Hz & has Eye Care Tech. I use mine for photo processing & I've been using it WFH the past several weeks. Super sharp, great for reviewing blueprints & large spreadsheets.

I reread your post & this isn't what you are looking for. :eek:
 
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deathman20

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Thanks for the suggestions! Would you prefer flat or curved though if you had a choice?

This Asus PB278QV is the model following my PB278Q (discontinued). Mine is 60Hz with an IPS panel & great color accuracy. The stand is nice too. The new version is 75Hz & has Eye Care Tech. I use mine for photo processing & I've been using it WFH the past several weeks. Super sharp, great for reviewing blueprints & large spreadsheets.

I reread your post & this isn't what you are looking for. :eek:

Hmmm i'll take a look at it, but yeah might not be exactly what im looking for.
 

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Might not be in your price range, but I have the Asus VG27AQ and love it. It also checks all your boxes. I don't think you will be able to find all of that in the price you are looking at. Dropping to a 1080P panel will likely make it doable.
 

deathman20

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Might not be in your price range, but I have the Asus VG27AQ and love it. It also checks all your boxes. I don't think you will be able to find all of that in the price you are looking at. Dropping to a 1080P panel will likely make it doable.

Yeah seeing that now.. I most likely can do $400 no issues and higher is wishy washy depending. Think $500 would be my ceiling.

Does AMD cards work with G-Sync monitors though typically or would I be more locking myself into nVidia cards because of it? I really liked my AMD cards but this 1080ti I have is a solid rock and would almost be hard to turn back now.
 

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The VG27AQ is freesync/gsync compatible so no getting locked into either side. I think prices are high right now for monitors cause it is currently listed everywhere higher than I bought mine for.
 

deathman20

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The VG27AQ is freesync/gsync compatible so no getting locked into either side. I think prices are high right now for monitors cause it is currently listed everywhere higher than I bought mine for.

Oh geeze yeah see it now almost $70-80 mark up right now.
 

JLK03F150

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This 32" LG 32GK650F-B is the monitor I'm considering for my gaming build. It was $299 to $349 on a regular basis before the pandemic. It's now going for $389 to $399 when it's in stock. Some people say 32" 1440p will suffer from pixel density problems, but it isn't a problem for me. I have a very deep desk, so it won't be too close. Definitely need to take that into consideration.

https://www.amazon.com/LG-32GK650F-B-Monitor-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B07FLGR2PN
 

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Personally I prefer flat screens over the curved ones. Unless you are using a large screen I don't see the benefit. Plus, I use Excel quite a bit and I think the curved screen would throw me off a bit though I've heard it really doesn't. It's just a personal preference really.
 

deathman20

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This 32" LG 32GK650F-B is the monitor I'm considering for my gaming build. It was $299 to $349 on a regular basis before the pandemic. It's now going for $389 to $399 when it's in stock. Some people say 32" 1440p will suffer from pixel density problems, but it isn't a problem for me. I have a very deep desk, so it won't be too close. Definitely need to take that into consideration.

https://www.amazon.com/LG-32GK650F-B-Monitor-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B07FLGR2PN

Sadly 32" is too big got some cabinets over the desk area and my 28" I got juuuuust squeezes under it. Otherwise would be open to larger sizes.

Personally I prefer flat screens over the curved ones. Unless you are using a large screen I don't see the benefit. Plus, I use Excel quite a bit and I think the curved screen would throw me off a bit though I've heard it really doesn't. It's just a personal preference really.

Hmmm good to note. Curious since hear about them all the time.
 

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Did you ever decide on a monitor? I have been looking for something similar. Looking at these right now. I was shooting for just under $300 so I will have to scour for holiday deals I think. I have a Dell U2515H right now. Not sure if I will miss the IPS if I switch to a TN

https://www.microcenter.com/product...qhd-155hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-gaming-monitor

https://www.microcenter.com/product...-g-sync-compatible-hdr-ips-led-gaming-monitor

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27gn800-b-gaming-monitor
 

pinky33

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Wow, that does check all boxes. I don't think I liked curved, but it's in stock so I will go check it out. Thanks
 

JLK03F150

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I missed that it is curved. My monitor is flat and that is my preference, but I'm not going to make that call for anyone else. Flat vs curved is a personal decision to make. I hope it looks good to you in person because that is a great price.
 

sobe

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I haven't looked for a "gaming" monitor in a while and have an XB270HU, XB271HU, and a Dell UltraSharp 1440p panel. Are these 1440p 144hz+ panels really this cheap now? $400~ is what I bought a Korean Yamakasi Catleap 2B for when 27" 1440p was only just starting to take off with IPS panels. Some subsequent panels were $900 and $700 respectively from Acer and ASUS.
 

deathman20

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Did you ever decide on a monitor? I have been looking for something similar. Looking at these right now. I was shooting for just under $300 so I will have to scour for holiday deals I think. I have a Dell U2515H right now. Not sure if I will miss the IPS if I switch to a TN

https://www.microcenter.com/product...qhd-155hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-gaming-monitor

https://www.microcenter.com/product...-g-sync-compatible-hdr-ips-led-gaming-monitor

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27gn800-b-gaming-monitor
Sadly had to scrap the process as work plans changed.... Though I still keep looking at them, eventually some day.