Monitors!

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Monitors!

Postby Me » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:08 pm

Looking at getting a new monitor for crimbo, around the £200 mark. Can't decide whether to go for a 1440p screen or stick with a 1080p one, look at around 24-25" in size. Any recommendations? How well does 1440p scale if I need to play a game at a lower res?

How good is G-sync? I could potentially get a 1080p G-sync and forgo the 1440p res for smoothness I suppose. Fucking choices, man.

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Re: Monitors!

Postby Quietman » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:36 pm

G-Sync/144hz is fucking amazing.
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Re: Monitors!

Postby Jez » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:47 pm

Has that bedded in yet properly? Sure I read something not too long ago that it was causing problems running various games. I'm not tech savvy at all so I could be way out with that.

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Re: Monitors!

Postby Quietman » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:20 pm

I've had zero issues with my screen :) Main problem I have is 1440p to a 1080p capture card :(
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Re: Monitors!

Postby Me » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:28 pm

Which do you prefer Quiet, 1440p or G-sync?

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Re: Monitors!

Postby Quietman » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:20 pm

G-sync, though I don't know how much I like is down to the monitor being 144 (well, technically 165) hz and how much is g-sync, but I'd take that refresh rate over the resolution. Like... I can't really put into words how smoooooth FPS games are but you really notice it, especially in multiplayer games with vertical maps (like.. Overwatch?) where your view switches around a lot. It's the single biggest Quality of Life upgrade since an SSD.
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Re: Monitors!

Postby Me » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:43 pm

Grr, why do 1440p G-sync screens have to be so expensive.

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Re: Monitors!

Postby Quietman » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:45 pm

Shhhhh, the missus will hear ¬_¬
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Re: Monitors!

Postby Me » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:53 am

I've gone for a 25" AOC at 1440p IPS. The G-sync stuff is just a bit too expensive, annoyingly.

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Re: Monitors!

Postby Quietman » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:00 am

What refresh rate?
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Re: Monitors!

Postby Me » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:09 am

60Hz, no monitors at that price range hit 144hz that I've seen. Shouldn't matter too much, even my 1070GTX isn't going to be north of 60fps all that much at 1440p

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Re: Monitors!

Postby Quietman » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:17 am

:( I managed to accidentally lock my Dishonored 2 to 30FPS yesterday and it gave me the biggest headache. I think I've broken myself.
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Re: Monitors!

Postby Me » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:51 pm

Never let yourself get used to something ¬_¬

To be fair I've always picked graphics over smoothness when given the choice.


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