New BenQ BL3201PH VS refurbished Acer Predator XB321HK

Discussion in 'Displays' started by srt8driver, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. srt8driver

    srt8driver n00b

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    Inherited a little cash, going to upgrade my work/battlestation. Trying to decide between a:
    -New BenQ 32-Inch IPS 4K Ultra High Definition LED Monitor (BL3201PH), 4K2K HD 3840x2160
    -Certified Refurbished Acer Predator XB321HK 32" Display Monitor, 4K UHD, 3840 x 2160, 4 ms, IPS (Gsync).

    This is for my second monitor, to replace an old Dell U3011 that is dying. I have a 980 SLI.

    They are about the same cost (if buying a referb Acer). Gaming is not necessarily a consideration (I already have an XB321HK as my main monitor, and NVIDIA Surround is not really reasonable for 4k monitors). I love the current Acer, but worry about refurb.

    Anyone have experience with buying a refurbished Acer Monitor? Or experience with BenQ monitor?
     
  2. zoob

    zoob Limp Gawd

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    Both use the same AUO panel. Both seem to be affected by random flickering. BenQ has Freesync. I'd avoid both if you don't need anything immediately.
     
  3. wEvil

    wEvil Limp Gawd

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    That AUO panel seems to be the only game in town right now :(
     
  4. AngryLobster

    AngryLobster Clueless

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    You might also consider the Qnix UHD3216R.
     
  5. srt8driver

    srt8driver n00b

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    Is the QNIX the same AUO panel? Or something different? I like the price, but I have never heard of them.
     
  6. Dullard

    Dullard 2[H]4U

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    The BenQ doesn't have Freesync, and mine doesn't have the flicker - but I've only had it about a year.
     
  7. zoob

    zoob Limp Gawd

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    BL3201PH does have Freesync as long as you have one built after something like March 2015. When I plugged it into my Fury X I was able to enable it.
     
  8. Dullard

    Dullard 2[H]4U

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    Thanks for the correction, I'm not sure when mine was made. Strange that they wouldn't advertise that feature, but I run Nvidia, anyway.