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# 240385 5-Sep-2018 16:16
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I'm upgrading to a 1440p high refresh rate (144hz or more) monitor soon for my desktop PC, primarily for gaming.

 

Avoiding 4K due to horsepower required. I do have a GTX1080 but prefer higher quality settings and framerates on the lower resolution.

 

Minimum monitor size is 27" (upgrading from 1080p 24") but I see a few 32" models come through

 

Just wondering if we have any gamers using 32" monitors here, interested to hear your opinion. 

 

Seems a little large for the desktop but maybe it's something you get used to.

 

Haven't considered ultrawides yet, still doing some research.

 

So far looking at models from Asus, Acer and Samsung.

 

 


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  # 2084444 5-Sep-2018 17:08
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I have one of these: Acer EB321HQU 31.5" 2K IPS LED Monitor  So far its been pretty damned good. Mainly used for gaming.  Didnt negate the need for a second monitor for me though so I still have another 24" turned on its side next to it.  


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  # 2084524 5-Sep-2018 19:56
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I was in the market for the same a few months ago but gave up. 

 

1440p was too pixelated for my liking on ~32", and when I added Gsync as a requirement into the mix, there wasn't anything left.

 

Keen to hear how you get on.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2084556 5-Sep-2018 21:13
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Tried a 1440p one and the res was too low for the size. 1440p is at the end of OK on a 27". Im back on tripple 24" 1080's because I find the maximizing things just works so much nicer for productivity work an I have zero time for games now.





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  # 2084559 5-Sep-2018 21:16
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I have a 27" 1440p monitor (Dell U2713HM). I consider this size the sweet spot for this resolution.

I don't game, but I would prefer a smaller, better screen than a larger inferior one myself.




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  # 2084649 6-Sep-2018 02:01
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At the moment this is the list of 27" G-Sync capable monitors I'm researching.
All 1440p and 144Hz or higher

 

Cheaper TN panels:
Acer Predator XB271HUA
Asus ROG Swift PG278QR

 

IPS Panels:
Acer Predator XB271HU
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
Viewsonic XG2703-GS

 

32" VA panel that has my interest from PB Tech:
LG 32GK850G 32"

 

 

 

 


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  # 2084668 6-Sep-2018 07:19
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I looked at that LG in person in PB Tech and decided the pixels were too obvious. Suggest you have a look if you haven't already.

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  # 2084738 6-Sep-2018 10:03
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Im running a 27" 1440p monitor, some working from home situations but mostly for gaming.

 

I would highly recommend getting a G-sync or freesync monitor, it really makes a difference as the reality of driving a 1440p panel at 144Hz takes a lot of horsepower as you have noted. Im running mine with a 1070 at the moment and struggle to get near its max refresh rate. 

 

I run a viewsonic, and can recommend the brand as being quite good.

 

https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg2703-gs/





 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2084892 6-Sep-2018 11:09
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I nearly pulled the trigger on the 31.5 LG monitor the other day.

 

The 93 PPI wouldn't be too different from my 24inch Benq's 91.




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  # 2128398 17-Nov-2018 11:08
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I ended up getting the LG 32GK850G 32" during PB Tech's Black Friday sale for around $900.

 

Loving it so far, G-Sync is truly great for gaming and the 32" size is not that bad, I've just adjusted the distance between myself and the screen a little but very happy with the purchase so far.

 

 


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  # 2128405 17-Nov-2018 11:44
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Thanks for posting to complete the thread!
How far away from monitor is your head? I'm wondering if I looked at the monitor with head too near.



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  # 2128447 17-Nov-2018 12:26
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I'm sitting about 900mm away


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  # 2128450 17-Nov-2018 12:55
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Yeah that might explain it, I sit 60cm away from my 27". I do a fair bit of word precessing too. Different strokes etc. Thanks again.

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