Recommend an affordable 1440p 120+hz Variable Resfresh Screen?

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  1. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Hey all,

    Stepson has expressed interest in getting into higher refresh rates on his gaming setup.

    I'm starting to do some research to see if I can make that happen for the holidays, without an insane budget.

    The GPU (2060 Super) and rest of the system is already there, so whats needed now is a monitor.

    I'm not very well read on these types of monitors, so I could use all the help I can get. I have done some of my own research, but I don't know if I have any blind spots, so I am looking for some recommendations.

    What I am looking for is 1440p, ~27", 120+hz and either G-Sync or Freesync with good Nvidia compatibility.

    I'm not looking for the fanciest top end model here. More like a "Bang for the buck" or "Cheapest one that does not suck" type of solution.

    Really appreciate any suggestions you guys may have!
     
  2. UnknownSouljer

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    If you can get an LG 34gk950g, I’d recommend that. It was recently on sale for <$600.

    https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/518294

    Commonly on sale for $650. The Freesync version is also worth looking into but for some reason right now is higher prices. 34gk950f.

    If you want even lower than that then the lg 32gk640f is a good option.

    LG 32GK650F-B 32" QHD Gaming Monitor with 144Hz Refresh Rate and Radeon FreeSync Technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FLGR2PN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QI34Db36P9VPR

    it is VA though so it will have black smearing, but the bang for the buck is high.
     
  3. DogsofJune

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    I too am in the market and am curious about suggestions
     
  4. euskalzabe

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    The Pixio PX329 is quite well regarded and is sub-$300. Here's a great review about it. Available in 27" and 32", price difference is $30. Personally I always go for the bigger size, since 32" allows you to custom-res ultrawide to get the equivalent of a 29" utlrawide, if you ever want to do that. Doing so in the 27" would be too small. But if 16/9 is all you want, the 27" might be enough and you save $30.
     
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  5. Zarathustra[H]

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    Nice. I'm sure there are some sacrifices at that price, but this is the kind of bang for the buck I am looking for.

    Do you know anything about how well it works with Nvidia GPU's?
     
  6. Enhanced Interrogator

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    Get the LG C9. They're available for $1600-$2000.

    I know that's more than you want to spend, but the difference is that it is much more future proof, thanks to the fact that it supports gsync and 120hz. You will use it for much longer than any other monitor you would buy right now, so it's more bang for your buck.
     
  7. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I'd totally get that LG C9 for myself (if there only were a smaller one, 55" is way too large for my setup), but the stepson is spoiled enough as it is. I'm not going to make that worse by buying him multiple thousand dollar gear :p
     
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    The LG 27GL850-B and LG 27GL83A-B are neck and neck and more or less up to the panel gods. imo buy the one on sale.

    Some people are still able to get this deal.
     
  13. euskalzabe

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    Honestly I don't know because I don't own it, but it's a Freesync display so there's no reason why it won't work properly via Displayport / Gsync compatibility. My Philips monitor isn't certified or anything and works perfectly well, I'd expect the Pixio to work better than mine. Then again, check Amazon reviews, someone might comment on exactly that use case.
     
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  14. IdiotInCharge

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    Mostly, if it's not a G-Sync certified Freesync implementation, you have more research to do.
     
  15. blitzkommando

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    I have a slightly higher tier Pixio, the PX7 Prime. It's been a very nice monitor. 165Hz, 1440p, IPS, and Freesync works flawlessly with my 2080 Ti. It's not going to win any beauty contests but it does everything I need it to and quite well. It has consistently had instant coupons on Amazon between $30-50 for over a month now keeping the price under $400.
     
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    You're correctly: mostly. Pixio is a brand I'd trust to do things right though, unlike a cheapo LG panel or other lesser brands. Pixio is a good brand.
     
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    I don't trust any brand that isn't tested. G-Sync certification is a shortcut for consumers, but at least look for reviews that objectively verify marketing claims.
     
  19. Zarathustra[H]

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    Really?

    I've never heard of Pixio. I figured they were some noname Chinese junk brand. LG on the other hand has a pretty strong reputation and brand recognition.
     
  20. euskalzabe

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    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure Pixio is like the current Nokia: engineers from other brands that grouped and created a company more focused on enthusiast gamer type devices. I could be wrong but that's how I remember they formed. And they get pretty decent reviews in their high frame models.
     
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  21. Zarathustra[H]

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    Interesting.

    No wikipedia page.

    This is all I could find about them.

    https://www.pixiogaming.com/about

    At least they are not Chinese. :p
     
  22. DogsofJune

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    Hurry up and pick one so I know what I'm buying....
     
  23. Zarathustra[H]

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    I'm researching for a Christmas gift.

    I'll get back to you on December 25th :p
     
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    I've read the Pixo often overheat after extended high frame play, something to note.
     
  25. DejaWiz

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    Anyone know the inside scoop about any these 27" 144Hz IPS 1440p monitors?


    BenQ EX2780Q

    LG 27GL83A-B

    ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

    Acer XV272UP (bmiiprzx)
     
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    I just picked up a lg 27gl850 last week when it was on sale. So far so good and meets your requirements.
     
  27. loafer87gt

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    I just picked this up this afternoon and it is hands down the nicest monitor I have seen. So very happy with it. I had bought an Asus ROG PG279 before hand and the image quality difference between the two is night and day. Deep blacks, amazing panel uniformity, and no backlight bleed. G-Sync and Freesynch compatible, 165Hz, HDR, and even adjustable LED lighting if that's your thing. It's the first flat panel I have used that doesn't make me miss my old Sony CRT, and that is saying a lot.

    https://www.gigabyte.com/Monitor/AORUS-FI27Q-P#kf
     
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  28. Zarathustra[H]

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    Well, I just ordered the Asus VG27AQ based on Rtings reviews.

    It was slightly more money than I wanted to spend, but I'd rather get it right I guess.

    Hopefully it does the job well. I'll share experiences on December 25th to 26th or so :p
     
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