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A Gaming monitor for $200-250

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A Gaming monitor for $200-250

Upgrading from a 2010 era monitor. I keep hearing conflicting reviews on monitors i'm interested in. It will be primarily for gaming/watching movies. RTS, some FPS.

What i'm leaning towards now is: Acer GN246HL 24" which I can get around $230 with all taxes included, or ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 24" for about $10 less. I have an AMD video card so I hear the Viewsonic may be better due to freesync? My system isn't the best, either, so a 144hz isn't mandatory but of course due to future upgrading could be a good investment.

Should I consider any other monitors in this price range that you guys would see as better than these two? I'm a bit overwhelmed by the choices right now :/
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What video card do you have exactly? You definitely want to go Freesync if you can afford it and you have an AMD card. I have G sync running with my Nvidia card and I just couldn't go back after that. It's a night and day difference.

Take a look at some monitor reviews and try to find the one that best suits your likes/dislikes. If you have an RX480 or one of the Fury cards, have a look at 1440P monitors. Your card can handle it and the extra pixels make your games look very crisp.
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Oh right, R9 280x. I was just reading that it doesn't support freesync, though :/ So that might effect my decision.

I was checking out this one which I can end up getting for around $140 after all rebates and taxes. For the price, seems decent? Besides the 50hz refresh rate.
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