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A Stable Carbocation

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Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a 4th gen i-5 and a R9 290x, so I want to really take advantage of the frames I can get.

Problem is, I know nothing about these new monitors. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?

I've seen

BenQ XL2411Z Black 24" 144HZ 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D Monitor Height&Pivot adjustable 350 cd/m2 DC 12,000,000:1 (1000:1) - Newegg.com
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D Monitor Height&pivot adjustable 350 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers - Newegg.com


and then this beast, with a beastly price tag

BenQ XL2730Z Black-Red 27” 1ms (GTG) WQHD Widescreen 2560x1440 LED Backlight TN Panel Adaptive-Sync (Free Sync), Auto Game Modes, Ergonomic Professional Gaming Monitor - Newegg.com

IN all honesty I prob wouldn't want to turn my settings down THAT much for that size of a panel tho :p


That's just a few.

Also, what about freesync? Anyone have any experience with it? I've read certain monitors have different frame ranges where it's effective.
 
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Surrender

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I personally use the 24" asus vg248qe with lightboost on and I can't live without it. I've also recommended it to friends after I've built them a comp.. about 4 of them in total and they all got em and love it.
Though I've heard the benqs are awesome too. up to you really. similar products, both good choices
 

kaM

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Going up to a 1440p screen is going to cut your frames by a good 20% or more. In games, you will most likely have to down-scale to 1080p (sometimes)

144hz is nice, you just have to make sure you get a constant 144fps+ for it to take advantage of it. At 144hz, you tend to see people quicker in games like CS, gives that little bit of an edge when someone peaks. I only use 1440p 144hz screens now.
 

A Stable Carbocation

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Yeah, it's why I'm thinking I'll stick to 1080p, I'm not going to buy another graphics card atm.

I've heard good things abpout the two listed above, as well as a 24 in LG model. So far though, looks like I might go with the BenQ. Supposedly it has a good program for blur that works for radeon cards, since lightboost is Nvidia only.
 

Surrender

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The 47 Ronin
:facepalm: you said you had a 290x and im here talking about lightboost lol. alright well then sounds good on the benq (y)
 

Ghonzo

The 47 Ronin
Might as well go with G-Sync. I know Gaspar and Fast are going with that route. But then again that would require you to switch over to Nvida gpu :(
 

kaM

The 47 Ronin
Might as well go with G-Sync. I know Gaspar and Fast are going with that route. But then again that would require you to switch over to Nvida gpu :(
Need a beefy nvidia card to handle gsync, 1440p and 144hz.
 

Space Cowboy

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There is a version of gsync for ati cards as well and the 290x does support it. More expensive that going with standard 144hz though. I was recently researching this as well. I am leaning towards that asus monitor myself. Asus has always done me right no matter the part.
 
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