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advice on a new Gaming Monitor

advice on a new Gaming Monitor...give your commits and suggestions
I would like :

27"
2560 x 1440
144 hz refresh rate
1 ms grey to grey
G-Sync
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Dell 27 Gaming Monitor - S2716DG $674.99 After 10%OFFMONITOR Coupon

Has everything you asked for. Remember it is a TN Panel. Not IPS

Good luck with your search
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dealzrus2 wrote: Dell 27 Gaming Monitor - S2716DG $674.99 After 10%OFFMONITOR Coupon

Has everything you asked for. Remember it is a TN Panel. Not IPS

Good luck with your search
was looking for something with 1 ms grey to grey..
edited my post .
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The SD2716 is damn near 1ms g to g and also has the lowest input lag on the market for a Gsync panel AFAIK which matters more than response time IMO. I have one and it is tits, as Cartman would say.
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Why are you specifically looking for 1ms gtg? It's a BS "best case scenario" marketing spec that no monitor lives up to in reality.

Check out tftcentral.co.uk and read some reviews to find out monitors' actual pixel response times. Also, as Mr. Sprinkles said, it matters less than input lag... and, in my opinion, other characteristics like accurate colours, good viewing angles, and contrast ratios that you'd get in an IPS display like the Asus PG279Q or Acer XB271HU.
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How much extra are you willing to pay for an IPS panel? There is no doubt that they have the most accurate colors especially if you are viewing from different angles but the price is alot more. Is it worth it? I'm not sure.
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The Asus has more QC issues than the Acer from what I've read (you would think because of the brand it would be the other way around). Not sure if they've fixed them but they suffered from pretty bad light bleeding.
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Are the new IPS panel monitor .. fast enough for gaming compared to the TN panels .. We know the TN panels are getting better for color reproduction ..

Anyways going wait and see if any come on sale ..
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I'm going to be buying the Acer Predator xb271hu at some point. After my hours of research, it seems to be your best chance in regards to backlight bleed.
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brobinsoncc wrote: I'm going to be buying the Acer Predator xb271hu at some point. After my hours of research, it seems to be your best chance in regards to backlight bleed.
will you be using it for gaming ? FPS games..
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Larsin wrote: Are the new IPS panel monitor .. fast enough for gaming compared to the TN panels .. We know the TN panels are getting better for color reproduction ..

Anyways going wait and see if any come on sale ..
Yes, IPS has caught up for gaming. If you look at TFT Central's most recent response time charts for gaming monitors, you'll see that the fastest TN panels average about 3ms with moderate levels of RTC overshoot (reverse ghosting), while the best IPS gaming monitors like the Asus and Acer mentioned above average 5.0 and 5.5 respectively with very low levels of RTC overshoot. In other words, the TN panels are slightly faster, but to achieve those response times they have to use a bit too much overdrive, which can result in graphic distortion that's worse than the slight ghosting/blur that it's used to compensate for.


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If you look at their input lag charts, the Asus and Acer IPS 144/165Hz models actually beat the fastest TN monitors, not to mention every other monitor on the chart.

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Larsin wrote: will you be using it for gaming ? FPS games..
I will be. I have a Samsung KS8000 4k TV I'm currently playing on with my recently built GTX 1080 rig but want a monitor to take advantage of my card.
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brobinsoncc wrote: I'm going to be buying the Acer Predator xb271hu at some point. After my hours of research, it seems to be your best chance in regards to backlight bleed.
Excellent choice. Premium pricing but probably one of the best upgrades you can do. Boggles my mind when I see people with $3000 builds but a $300 monitor.
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birthdaymonkey wrote: Why are you specifically looking for 1ms gtg? It's a BS "best case scenario" marketing spec that no monitor lives up to in reality.

Check out tftcentral.co.uk and read some reviews to find out monitors' actual pixel response times. Also, as Mr. Sprinkles said, it matters less than input lag... and, in my opinion, other characteristics like accurate colours, good viewing angles, and contrast ratios that you'd get in an IPS display like the Asus PG279Q or Acer XB271HU.
they are both great choices
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Like @redrage said.
ASUS is the best brand for 4k(including 2k of cause), and 144Hz refresh rate monitor.
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Dpack22 wrote: Excellent choice. Premium pricing but probably one of the best upgrades you can do. Boggles my mind when I see people with $3000 builds but a $300 monitor.
My setup is currently a $3K PC with a $200 monitor.


I got a 27" 4K LG IPS monitor (basically as good as the ASUS without G-sync), but haven't set that up yet as I'm in the process of redesigning my den.

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