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#195104 6-Apr-2016 14:03
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As the title says, I'm interested to know what monitors people use for gaming.

 

 

 

Currently I used a Sony 32" TV because I have my Mac plugged into the HDMI 1 port and my gaming PC plugged into the HDMI 2 port. I realise the a TV's pictures isn;t as good up close but with dual HDMI monitors being around the $700-800 mark for a cheap one that is a bit out of my range.

 

A second monitor isn;t an option as I don't have room for it on my desk.


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  #1527018 6-Apr-2016 14:28
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Ive got a Samsung 23.6" S24C300L as my main monitor for gaming, and have a backup AOC LED (cant remember model, and its hiding in the garage atm) 24".

 

Find its perfectly fine, but Im not one of those "perfectionist" gamers who must have everything just right ;)





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  #1527382 7-Apr-2016 05:21
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40" philips BDM4065UC/75 4k. Runs at 3840x2160. 

 

 

 
 
 
 


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  #1527485 7-Apr-2016 10:14
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Ramjet007:

 

40" philips BDM4065UC/75 4k. Runs at 3840x2160. 

 

 

 

 

 

Same :D


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  #1527489 7-Apr-2016 10:24
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I've got a Yamakasi Catleap, it's a 27" 2560x1440 ips monitor that has its backlight failing, deciding what to replace it with is not an easy/cheap decision as I'm reluctant to go back to a tn panel or lower resolution which essentially doubles the price from 4 years ago.


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  #1527504 7-Apr-2016 10:43
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Anyone else prefer the 1920x1200 format to get more of the view on screen? I feel I have a slight edge over others with the extra real estate.

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  #1527517 7-Apr-2016 11:03
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Ramjet007:

 

40" philips BDM4065UC/75 4k. Runs at 3840x2160. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow thats a nice monitor but I doubt my partner would let me spend $800+ on a monitor.  I wonder how long its going to take manufacturers to catch up and drop VGA.


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  #1527564 7-Apr-2016 11:56
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BenQ XL2420G.

 

 

 

i often game at 120fps fixed, rather than the 144 peak as the gsync latency can be a little iffy there.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, its slightly on the expensive side but i love it.

 

 

 

As for screen realestate, its backed by another two 1080ps for auxiliary display. For eve in particular i have very much considered the jump to 6. 3 just isn't enough.





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  #1527581 7-Apr-2016 12:29
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Using a TV as a gaming monitor. Blergh :p

 

 

 

I game on a Shimian Achieva 1440p 27 inch monitor. QH270 I think. Backed up by a 24 inch dell ultrasharp. 





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  #1527620 7-Apr-2016 13:12
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sidefx:

 

Using a TV as a gaming monitor. Blergh :p

 

 

 

I game on a Shimian Achieva 1440p 27 inch monitor. QH270 I think. Backed up by a 24 inch dell ultrasharp. 

 

 

 

 

The specs on that monitor only show DVI when I prefer to use HDMI, yes the image quality is pretty much the same but thats just what I prefer. 

 

 

 

Taling nicely to my partner I might be allowed a BDM4065UC/75.


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  #1527632 7-Apr-2016 13:26
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BTR:

 

sidefx:

 

Using a TV as a gaming monitor. Blergh :p

 

 

 

I game on a Shimian Achieva 1440p 27 inch monitor. QH270 I think. Backed up by a 24 inch dell ultrasharp. 

 

 

 

 

The specs on that monitor only show DVI when I prefer to use HDMI, yes the image quality is pretty much the same but thats just what I prefer. 

 

 

 

Taling nicely to my partner I might be allowed a BDM4065UC/75.

 

 

 

 

If I remember correctly the HDMI ports are only 1.4 and can only do 4k @ 30hz, you have to use displayport and remember to set to 1.2 (it defaults to 1.1)


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  #1527895 7-Apr-2016 19:33
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LG 21:9 UltraWide 29UM67 

 

I would have preferred the 34" model with higher resolution but desk space and a reluctance to spend money upgrading my graphics card precluded that. 


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  #1528188 8-Apr-2016 09:52
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Ramjet007:

 

40" philips BDM4065UC/75 4k. Runs at 3840x2160. 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you using for GFX card and what sort of games are you running? Im interested in getting one but just a bit wary of the additional cost of upgrading my GFX card as well to support the 4k gaming.

 

Also how do you find it for day to day usage? 


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ratsun81:

 

 

 

What are you using for GFX card and what sort of games are you running? Im interested in getting one but just a bit wary of the additional cost of upgrading my GFX card as well to support the 4k gaming.

 

 

 

 

I'm interested in this too. My conclusion from some basic research in the past was that you need a really beefy setup if you want to game at 4K with all the bling turned on. Like dual 980tis. Just not affordable for me, so I went with a GTX 970 and game at 1440p.  Perfectly happy with performance of this combination. 





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  #1528253 8-Apr-2016 10:50
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Yamakasi 27" 1440P Monitor @ 100HZ.


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  #1528265 8-Apr-2016 11:10
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ASUS XB270HU 27" 2560x1440 144Hz G-Sync

 

Bought myself the Acer X34 Predator but it was too wide for me haha so I sold it.


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