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wetredneck

So, I'm starting to seriously look into a new monitor. Right now, I'm using an old 30" tv. It's great for watching games, but playing them on it is very lacking. As I'm looking at different options, I see a lot of emphasis on different aspects for "gamers". I don't quite understand a couple of the terms fully yet, so can you guys help me out and point me in the right direction? I'll include links to my top 3 picks as of right now at the end.

 

Refresh rate = it sounds obvious but I might be missing something. This refers to how fast the monitor refreshes the current setting/image displayed correct?

" "Ms gtg = I've looked up the definition and I know it refers to " grey to grey" but what does that actually effect on your display?

Also, not really a setting or anything, I'm looking at wqhd or full HD. When I look at full HD I get better setting for my dollar. When I look at the higher resolution, it's like I'm paying for a pretty picture not performance. Is this accurate when the specs show lower vs. A full HD?

 

Here's my top 3, keep in mind I'm not going over 250. 200 is the goal.

 

https://www.amazon.com/LG-27MP58VQ-P-27-Inch-Monitor-Screen/dp/B01BV1PWJU

 

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HX1AA.009

 

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-25UM58-P-ultrawide-monitor

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Maverick V6

Refresh rate - 24, 60, 85, 100, 120, 144... etc  Is the number of times your monitor can refresh its image in a given period of time.  The higher the number the better, more natural, accurate your image will be especially if you are playing first person shooters.  Keep in mind that if you want to get a 4k monitor with a 120 refresh rate - if your system (GPU/CPU etc) cant run the game faster than 120 fps at your optimal settings in 4k then your paying more than you need for your monitor.  Obviously the resolution of your gaming (HD, Full HD, 4k etc.) will greatly change your fps rate in games.  I for example have a 1440p, 144hz refresh rate gaming monitor . Nice picture and fits nicely with my games and graphics settings. I get the boost in picture quality and a monitor capable of easily hitting 144 frames per second.  4k is getting close to hitting same benchmarks with the best hardware out there.  

Grey to Grey is the amount of time each pixel is able to adjust colors (I think).  The smaller the number the better performance for gaming. 

That is all I have time to explain for now. Not sure if this helped. 

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If you can afford it I highly recommend the Asus VG248QE which is a 24in 144hz monitor. You can later add a G-Sync module to it as well. One of the best monitors for gaming on the market running at $200 refurbished usually, and $250 new. It has a 1ms response time as well. 

 

As for your choices the ultrawide I wouldn't use. I would only use a 21:9 monitor if it was 34in or bigger

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SkullCracker

Like Caboose said but for me it's 27" or bigger and I'll add ACER in there. You could also go with the ACER 24". ASUS and ACER are the two brands that I've been using for a very long time. Everyone of them have served me well over the years.

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wetredneck

Awesome thanks guys! 

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tylerste85
On 5/25/2017 at 7:38 AM, wetredneck said:

So, I'm starting to seriously look into a new monitor. Right now, I'm using an old 30" tv. It's great for watching games, but playing them on it is very lacking. As I'm looking at different options, I see a lot of emphasis on different aspects for "gamers". I don't quite understand a couple of the terms fully yet, so can you guys help me out and point me in the right direction? I'll include links to my top 3 picks as of right now at the end.

 

Refresh rate = it sounds obvious but I might be missing something. This refers to how fast the monitor refreshes the current setting/image displayed correct?

" "Ms gtg = I've looked up the definition and I know it refers to " grey to grey" but what does that actually effect on your display?

Also, not really a setting or anything, I'm looking at wqhd or full HD. When I look at full HD I get better setting for my dollar. When I look at the higher resolution, it's like I'm paying for a pretty picture not performance. Is this accurate when the specs show lower vs. A full HD?

 

Here's my top 3, keep in mind I'm not going over 250. 200 is the goal.

 

https://www.amazon.com/LG-27MP58VQ-P-27-Inch-Monitor-Screen/dp/B01BV1PWJU

 

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HX1AA.009

 

http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-25UM58-P-ultrawide-monitor

No to the acer and the LG 27MP58VQ  and the other one due to a 75 hz refresh rate.  You want a 120Hz monitor 1080 resolution with 5 ms or less response time.  Most panels, ips, tn, led screens look good now a days.  Don't worry about that.  

Check this one out.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-GN246HL-Bbid-24-Inch-Display/dp/B00KO4518I   144hz, 1080p, 24" monitor, $182.

Just a thought.   What do you guys think.  Check out pcpartpicker.com 

 

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SkullCracker
1 hour ago, tylerste85 said:

No to the acer and the LG 27MP58VQ  and the other one due to a 75 hz refresh rate.  You want a 120Hz monitor 1080 resolution with 5 ms or less response time.  Most panels, ips, tn, led screens look good now a days.  Don't worry about that.  

Check this one out.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-GN246HL-Bbid-24-Inch-Display/dp/B00KO4518I   144hz, 1080p, 24" monitor, $182.

Just a thought.   What do you guys think.  Check out pcpartpicker.com 

 

Same 24" I linked......lol.

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Preacher

come on Red get permission from the boss and up the budget a tad.......... https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4P05N19066

You have been used to 30" going to a 24" will be a big change. 

 

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wetredneck

The boss is the boss for a reason haha

I wish I could but she's pretty strict on the bottom dollar.

So far this is the one I'm getting set on. The 30 is too big I was shooting for a 27 so a 24 isn't that bad.

Here's what I'm looking at.

https://www.monitornerds.com/acer-xf240h-review/

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SkullCracker

I'd save for the 27" if I were you. I'm telling you right now the 24" will make you depressed. You can't go from what you've been playing on into something that small. Yes I mentioned the 24" but it's not my first choice. But you gotta do what you must do and what ever is in your budget. But please think before picking up a 24".

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rustyneedle_uk

just a small input. i seen budget was a major factor here.  i use a website called price spy, basically a search engine that has all major outlets stock and price giving you the cheapest deal available for what you search. My advice is get a list of what is acceptable performance wise and search them on price spy (if it works in usa ) or similar site. It saved me 1000's over the past 5 years and its completely free.

hope it helps mate :)

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AriaSaki69

I've been using MSI Full HD 24” Optix MAG241C 24” Gaming Monitor and it is the best monitor I've used. One of my friend suggested me this monitor. I'm a gamer myself and its been 6 months I'm using this monitor. I regret nothing. If you want to go with this Im 100% sure you will not regret this.

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