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Topic # 173399 21-May-2015 18:05
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Hi all

I'm after a new monitor for my PC, currently using a Full HD Samsung Syncmaster S22B350, along with an older AOC 23 inch thin edge monitor, that is currently swapped out for one of those playstation 3D TV/monitors.
As I've bought witcher 3 I may as well get something bigger/prettier to while away my winter hours this year.

It will be running off a GTX 970, any suggestions would be appreciated. Preferably under $400-500 so its easier to sneak past the wife at that price.
I would love a 4K monitor but I dont think Im going to have much dice with that in my budget.
I will be doing away with the AOC as its starting to have issues blinking on and off randomly.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1309460 21-May-2015 18:42
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No mention of the Hz on that monitor, and those ones need a dual link DVI which you may or may not have depending on which card you have.

There are some nice ones that overclock up to 120 in those no-brand screens, and I have also seen some terrible ones with ripples in the panel so it has horrid reflections on it. Quite a risk IMO.




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  Reply # 1309481 21-May-2015 19:15
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Can always buy the pixel perfect versions for a little more around 380nzd landed.
I assumed since he mentioned 4k he had a card with dual dvi and displayport 

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  Reply # 1309482 21-May-2015 19:17
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green-sum is a good seller, and if you don't get a dodgy panel those are great - I spent the extra on the perfect pixel Qnix and it was well worth it, still a lot cheaper than a 60Hz TN panel and I got a 96Hz capable IPS panel.

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  Reply # 1309483 21-May-2015 19:19
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the catleaps are apparently the best overclockers too.alot can get to 120hz
I had two qnix q710s but could only get to 76hz



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  Reply # 1309488 21-May-2015 19:28
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I should probably add I would really prefer something from a NZ based retailer or e-tailer. Gives me the heebies buying something like this off ebay or similar.
If anyone knows of a model they may have recently bought that is of reasonable quality.
As its been a while since I've bought a PC monitor what specs to look for would be a good starting point. 
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  Reply # 1309512 21-May-2015 19:37
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I had a quick play on a gsync one and it seemed really nice, I will probably be looking for that in my next monitor.




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  Reply # 1309520 21-May-2015 19:44
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If you want to buy local and you want something more than 1080p, you're going to be spending at least $600. And even then, you're limited to http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=/ID=25488/SID=543048633/productdetails.html. If you want high frequency 1080p, you can probably pick up something, but you won't be getting G-sync at that price either. Honestly, the foreign panel is your best bet.

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  Reply # 1309532 21-May-2015 20:01
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Dont do 1080 on a 27. Its aweful unless you are so far away from it that you have to lean forward to even touch it.




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  Reply # 1309536 21-May-2015 20:06
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Thanks for the advice guys, that dell doesnt look too horrific price wise, will hunt up some reviews on it tonight.
I didn't really think about being too close to a 27" 1080p monitor, thanks.
And Im gonna have to have a look and see what g-sync is lol.
thanks

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  Reply # 1309539 21-May-2015 20:28
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richms: Dont do 1080 on a 27. Its awful unless you are so far away from it that you have to lean forward to even touch it.


True.

2560 x 1440 in a 27" or 32" monitor is good up close, but costs way over $600.




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  Reply # 1309681 22-May-2015 09:24
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I know that PB tech had a Samsung 4k monitor for $600 not long ago. Your card has a display port so it shouldn't be a problem. 

Gone up in price since then though.. 

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Reply # 1309715 22-May-2015 10:24
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richms: Dont do 1080 on a 27. Its aweful unless you are so far away from it that you have to lean forward to even touch it.


I disagree - my 27 inch (1080p) main game monitor is wonderful to look at 

judge for yourself, and to each his/her own



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  Reply # 1310136 22-May-2015 21:02
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perfect-CROSSOVER-27QHD-6ms-D-DVI-QHD-2560-x-1440-LG-S-IPS-Computor-Monitor-/221111368687?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337b43bbef

Kind of liking something like this, theres a bunch these sorts/brands of monitor on ebay for around this price.
For those of you that have bought these monitors from ebay is tehre something in particular I should be looking for? Asides from pixel perfect options?

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