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Topic # 201955 11-Sep-2016 16:00
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For the first time in 15 years I have built a new PC.

 

I wanted a new desktop for our new liberated spare room now the kids have gone for use in my study/office/play PC. (Not really a gamer)

 

But there is one thing missing a decent monitor, my current monitor a ViewSonic VX2439wm is now getting past it and I am sure its not utilizing my new setup for me to be saying god dam that looks nice.

 

I don't want to go over the top in size but I could go a little bigger if needed.

 

Any suggestions would be most helpful. Below are the build specs of what I have put together.

 

 

 

Cpu -             Intel Skylake Core i5 6500
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z170-HD3 Intel Z170
Memory -       G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB
Video card -    EVGA GeForce GTX1060 6G SC
Main drive -    Crucial BX200 240GB SATA
Case -            Corsair Carbide Clear 400C
OS -               Windows 10 home





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  Reply # 1627473 11-Sep-2016 16:20
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If budget allows, I highly recommend looking at a Dell Ultra Sharp monitor.

 

I've been using 2 of them for the past 3 years and can't recommend them enough.


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  Reply # 1627499 11-Sep-2016 17:12
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I don't want to go over the top in size but I could go a little bigger if needed.

 

I suggest that you should go bigger.

 

I recently went from 23" to 27", and thought that would be ridiculously large.

 

I was wrong.

 

Within a week I had upgraded again to 32", which is just right at 2560x1440 resolution.

 

I have since tried even bigger (42"), but didn't like it.

 

I recommend BenQ monitors - very easy on the eyes for a heavy user like me. Will run with your graphics card.

 

The 27" monitor is BenQ BL2710PT 27" 2560x1440

 

The 32" monitor is BenQ BL3200PT 32" 2560x1440 

 

 

 

EDIT   The 23" monitor (above) was a Dell 1920x1080 - very good but the "wrong" size.





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  Reply # 1627501 11-Sep-2016 17:13
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I'm happy with my 22" 1080p monitor. I find with larger I have to sit further back. I've tried larger but not a big fan. At work I use two 22" or so monitors, but at home, one is fine. Dell are typically good.





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  Reply # 1627528 11-Sep-2016 18:33
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Haha cool. I got the exact same motherboard and CPU.

 

I overclocked it to 4.5 Ghz. Using a particular bios version.

 

 

I got a GTX 780 which is not quite as powerful than the card you got.

 

So basically you got two options. Buy a 1440p or a high refresh rate 1080p. 

 

Depending on the games you choose that GTX1060 should anhilate everything at 1080p and run most games fine at 1440. I have a 1440p Korean x-star (qnix) screen overclocked to 96Hz and it looks superb. But there are some nice screens around for gaming from Asus and Dell.

 

If its for Work and Video editing get an IPS Panel. If its for gaming TN panels are fine.








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  Reply # 1627530 11-Sep-2016 18:48
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Yeah won't really be for games will be mainly be for work , that does not mean I don't want it to look fantastic if I do put a game on it.





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  Reply # 1627543 11-Sep-2016 19:02
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Mspec:

 

Yeah won't really be for games will be mainly be for work , that does not mean I don't want it to look fantastic if I do put a game on it.

 

 

Bigger is good for work.  smile  (see above)





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  Reply # 1627766 12-Sep-2016 10:27
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Ok so doing a fair bit of research and taking into account your comments above I have singled out this. What do you think ??

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONLGL52768/LG-27UD68-W-27-UHD-4K-IPS-LED-Monitor-with-Cinema-





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  Reply # 1627777 12-Sep-2016 10:48
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Looks pretty, and a little expensive, but appears to have a pixel warranty. Personally I'd get the 1080p 24" version for $228, but if you want a big 4K monitor it looks good. I tend to get Dell, but they're more expensive for this spec.





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  Reply # 1627799 12-Sep-2016 11:29
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I'd look at it closely in store before buying. Personally I find 1440p too high a res on my 27", thinking of going to a 32" 1440p like Sideface. I suspect 4K (3840 × 2160) would be even harder to use on a 27".





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  Reply # 1627823 12-Sep-2016 12:22
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Space constraints 27" is as big as I would be able to go. Just trying to future proof myself as well, I know there is not much 4k content out there but just thought it would be nice to be able to display it should I want to.





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  Reply # 1627831 12-Sep-2016 12:40
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This is a monitor, not a TV, right? I hear some applications aren't great with 4K, everything looks tiny. If you buy a 1080p monitor now you can upgrade with no hassle. "Future proof" doesn't apply to monitors.





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  Reply # 1627868 12-Sep-2016 13:33
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Correct monitor however might watch the odd movie on it if the missus is watching her stupid soaps. So you reckon to jump back to the 1080p ?? , I have a 1080p now but it is pretty old , a new one would give me a better picture ??





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  Reply # 1627919 12-Sep-2016 14:51
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With consoles making the move to HDR finally, I am waiting on replacing my monitors to see what happens in that area on PC, since it is unreasonable to have consoles with something that is better than PC.

 

Also still waiting for the trifecta of ultrawide, 144Hz and 1440p to happen.





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  Reply # 1628433 13-Sep-2016 11:01
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If spending serious $ on a 27" or above, make sure its a ZERO PIXEL warranty. 3 year zero pixel (one brand only gives a few months zero pixel).

Some pixel warranties are BS, where you can have a few dead/bright pixels and it wont be covered, unless it reaches a certain no of pixel faults


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