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#270173 27-Apr-2020 07:21
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Kia ora all and hope you're not all going to line up for KFC at 11:59PM tonight. 

 

Current computer setup:
GA-A320m-S2h-cf with Ryzen 3 2200g
Evga Geforce GTX 1060 (3GB)
G-Skill 16gb 2666MHz (8x2)
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 250gb with a Toshiba 750GB laptop internal hard-drive for extra storage. 

 

Current monitor setup:
24" LED S24E390HL x2 running at 70Hz (default is 60). AD-PLS LCD monitor

 

I have these two monitors on Trade Me and so am looking to get one new monitor. I'm a bit confused however with size, panel type etc. 

 

Main tasks; writing, research, youtube, sports streaming, occasional Halo Reach (newer version) and COD: Warzone. Have computer attached to main tv as well as a wii console / sports streamer. 

 

I'm guessing 4K is good if you're doing non-gaming, but HD is decent and a higher refresh rate / Freesync is key if you're a gamer. 1920x1080 is fine for anything 27" and under, but a bit too stretched out with anything above that number? IPS is the best, and HDR is ideal, but both are not necessary? 

 

Take this monitor for example, or this one. Ideal for my situation?

 

Thanks. 


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  #2471795 27-Apr-2020 08:01
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!MO 1080 is too low res for a 27". I've had a Dell 2718Q which is a fantastic display and now an Asus VP28UQGL which tbh is rubbish compaired to the Dell. So like anything in life, you get what you pay for!


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  #2471796 27-Apr-2020 08:04
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freesync isnt going to help you as you have an Nividia graphic card, you need Gsync or adaptive sync.

 

i brought one of these recently, was under $500 when i brought it, and its been good

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

personally wouldn't touch those kogan ones


 
 
 
 




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  #2471798 27-Apr-2020 08:24
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lxsw20:

 

!MO 1080 is too low res for a 27". I've had a Dell 2718Q which is a fantastic display and now an Asus VP28UQGL which tbh is rubbish compaired to the Dell. So like anything in life, you get what you pay for!

 

 

Why'd you end up changing to Asus? That Dell looks nice alright. Just need PB-Tech to have a 50% off monitors sale 😀 & okay, guess I'll stay away from anything 1920x1080.

 

 

i brought one of these recently, was under $500 when i brought it, and its been good

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

 

That looks decent. Yeah I've read mixed reviews with Kogan. Anything under 144HZ is a lucky dip in terms of quality, whereas most customers that got 144HZ or above have been satisfied, re: Whirlpool Forums. It's always a lucky dip with Kogan though. Two phones through em have had zero issues, whereas the kettle and mop I got broke easily. 

 

 


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  #2471799 27-Apr-2020 08:25
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I would avoid anything that's 1080p 27", Above 24" the DPI starts to get too low and you're going to be better off going for 1440p.

 

For the price, I would look at something like this:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONTTA2762/Titan-Army-N27QW-27-Curved-QHD-Monitor--2560X1440


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  #2471800 27-Apr-2020 08:37
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Wakrak:

 

Why'd you end up changing to Asus? That Dell looks nice alright. Just need PB-Tech to have a 50% off monitors sale 😀 & okay, guess I'll stay away from anything 1920x1080.

 

 

 

 

Just what work has provided and i've changed jobs.


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  #2471853 27-Apr-2020 10:49
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Right at the top of your budget, but might be worth the stretch. I picked it up on special a few months back, and am very happy with it (no gaming in my case). See if the specs on this one suit your requirements: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONPHS2728/Philips-272B8QJEB75-27-QHD-Business-Monitor--2560x




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  #2471859 27-Apr-2020 10:57
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Jase2985:

 

freesync isnt going to help you as you have an Nividia graphic card, you need Gsync or adaptive sync.

 

i brought one of these recently, was under $500 when i brought it, and its been good

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

personally wouldn't touch those kogan ones

 

 

Also got one of these, had it showing on the website as a $50 more than instore on the day i went in and i got a discount on top of that (cost me about 460).  Great screen, i was surprised by how washed out the colour on my old screen was after using the AOC


 
 
 
 


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  #2471860 27-Apr-2020 11:05
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I still have my monitor for sale if you're interested:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=77&topicId=268054

 

 


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  #2471912 27-Apr-2020 11:46
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Jase2985:

 

freesync isnt going to help you as you have an Nividia graphic card, you need Gsync or adaptive sync.

 

i brought one of these recently, was under $500 when i brought it, and its been good

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

personally wouldn't touch those kogan ones

 

 

 

 

Early last year this went out the window. NVIDIA opened up the drivers and now support a lot more displays. 

 

at 27" you really need to be wqhd(1440p). That AOC one is a pretty good price not sure on build quality.

 

I have the KOGAN 27" 1440p and agree its utter rubbish. Its soo bad I've reverted to my LG 24" 1080p.


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  #2472014 27-Apr-2020 12:14
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CYaBro:

I still have my monitor for sale if you're interested:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=77&topicId=268054

 

 

 

What screen did you replace it with?




CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


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  #2472061 27-Apr-2020 13:33
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mentalinc:
CYaBro:

 

I still have my monitor for sale if you're interested:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=77&topicId=268054

 

 

 

What screen did you replace it with?

 

A 50" 4k Veon TV from the Warehouse! :)

 

Two screens weren't doing the job so was looking at getting a third but limited desk space didn't allow for that so went for the one big 4k screen.
With the 50" 4k TV I now have the equivalent of 4x 1920x1080 screens and I've wall mounted it above my desk.

 

The image is nowhere near as nice as the AOC but still fine for what I need it for.


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  #2472071 27-Apr-2020 13:44
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Jase2985:

 

freesync isnt going to help you as you have an Nividia graphic card, you need Gsync or adaptive sync.

 

i brought one of these recently, was under $500 when i brought it, and its been good

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

personally wouldn't touch those kogan ones

 

 

 

 

This monitor is by far the best 144hz 1440p in its price range.

 

Re those Kogan monitors - The Titan Army ones use the same panel, some are just re-badged Kogans


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  #2472089 27-Apr-2020 14:38
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QuackPipe:

 

This monitor is by far the best 144hz 1440p in its price range.

 

 

yea that's what i found when looking for one to go next to my 34in 21:9 monitor, bonus was it was pretty much the same height so they look ok next to one another

 

 




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  #2472101 27-Apr-2020 14:46
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AOC CQ27G2 might be the one then. Hopefully one of these NZ sites has a sale on em soon. Under $500 would be nice. Cheers for the advice. 

 

Hopefully my Samsung monitors sell at a good price 😀 


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