Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor, WQHD (2560 x 1440)

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Is there a reason I should NOT purchase this PC? [R]

2 weeks agoCaptainSweetMeat posted submission on techsupport.
March 14, 2020

Its about time I upgrade my PC.. I dont really want to go through the hastle of building my own. Is this worth the money? https://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/VR-Ready-Deal-RTX-2070-Super

2 weeks agoCaptainSweetMeat posted comment on techsupport.
March 14, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-27-inch-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

I use this one myself and love it. My wife uses the same. It is g sync compatible as well and for the money I don't know of a better monitor although I haven't been in the market for a while.

Simple Questions - February 05, 2020 [R]

1 month, 3 weeks agoc0horst posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 5, 2020

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1 month, 3 weeks agoc0horst posted comment on buildapc.
Feb. 5, 2020

Yea, I'm currently using a pair of these

Not black LCD monitors [R]

2 months, 1 week agoLegionof1 posted submission on sysadmin.
Jan. 20, 2020

Kind of a non standard question, but I'm struggling with finding LCD monitors that are not black. As in the bezel, back, and stand color. My work is looking for a keyboard, mouse, monitor (case doesn't matter) that is physically a different color to differentiate between other computers used in an industrial setting, so white also won't do as it'll be covered in soot, debris, oil, grease in a matter of weeks and just be destroyed. Color doesn't really matter besides not black or white.

Everything I'm finding is either black or white monitors. I don't think I'll have a problem getting colored accessories, mostly the monitor. We don't want anything high end, we typically use pretty generic 21/24" HP monitors. We're trying to ask our CDW vendor, but it doesn't sound promising.

Does anyone know any models, manufacturers, or sites where we might be able to find any colored monitors? Any help pointing me in the right direction would be great! I don't want to just end up spray painting a bunch of monitors in case this becomes a more popular idea...

2 months, 1 week agoLegionof1 posted comment on sysadmin.
Jan. 20, 2020

Simple Questions - January 10, 2020 [R]

2 months, 2 weeks agoBlazewaterHurricane posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 10, 2020

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 1070. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

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2 months, 2 weeks agoBlazewaterHurricane posted comment on buildapc.
Jan. 11, 2020

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-27-inch-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?keywords=acer+1440p&qid=1578757223&sr=8-14

And

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-27-Inch-Curved-Monitor-LC27JG56QQNXZA/dp/B07R82333S/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=Samsung+1440p&qid=1578757157&sr=8-1

Between these two monitors,which one would be better? Both are 1440p,144 Hz.

The Samsung monitor is curved,and is VA, and isn't 1 ms response time but is pretty close.

Acer's has 1 ms response time,but is TN and not curved. So,which one should I go for? I'm not really gonna be doing hyper competitive gameplay so 1 ms isn't really a requirement.

[Monitor] Acer 27” 1440p 144hz Curved VA FreeSync $239.99 [R]

4 months agozstone posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 27, 2019
4 months agozstone posted comment on buildapcsales.
Nov. 28, 2019

Why not get this panel for $5 more? Acer XG270HU

I mean... [R]

4 months, 2 weeks agoLinksys120n posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 12, 2019
4 months, 2 weeks agoLinksys120n posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 12, 2019

I made a comment under Linus Tech Tips video sponsored by this product - but it would be ignored. Posthing this here: nVidia has killed Freesync Branding. [R]

5 months, 1 week ago48911150 posted submission on Amd.
Oct. 24, 2019
5 months, 1 week ago48911150 posted comment on Amd.
Oct. 24, 2019

He doesn't go through the whole list at all. Probably because that would go against his claim. Many of them have Freesync listed on amazon page and/or manufacturers product page.

Below monitors were on the full list and links all have Freesync brand listed:

Acer XFA240

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/model/UM.FX0AA.004

Acer XG270HU

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-27-inch-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HG0AA.001

Acer XV273K

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/AU/content/model/UM.HX3SA.P02

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XV273K-Pbmiipphzx-Compatible-DisplayHDR400/dp/B07MQBDY91

Acer XZ321Q

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-bmijpphzx-FreeSync-Compatible-Monitor/dp/B07Q6GHM4V

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.JX1AA.003

AOC AG241QG4

https://eu.aoc.com/en/gaming-monitors/ag241qx

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG241QX-Adaptive-Sync-DisplayPort-QuickSwitch/dp/B01NCTHS6E

aoc g2590fx

https://eu.aoc.com/en/gaming-monitors/g2590fx

Asus MG278Q

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/MG278Q/

Asus XG248Q

https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-Strix-XG248Q/

Asus VG258Q

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/VG258Q/

ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG-Strix-XG258Q/

Asus VG278Q

https://www.amazon.com/VG278Q-G-Sync-Compatible-Adaptive-Monitor/dp/B074JLD4HZ

https://www.asus.com/Monitors/VG278Q/

Benq XL2740

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-Response-Equalizer-Adjustable-XL2740/dp/B076PMRRKG

https://zowie.benq.com/en/product/monitor/xl/xl2740.html

Some other monitors from different manufacturers on nvidia's g-sync compatible list:

AOPEN 27HC1R

https://www.amazon.com/27HC1R-Pbidpx-27-inch-Compatible-Monitor/dp/B07LCFXV41

Dell s2419hgf

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-Monitor-response-FreeSync/dp/B07MB7WT39

HP 25mx

https://www.amazon.com/HP-FullHD-FreeSync-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B07JZ8LZZH/

https://store.hp.com/CanadaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=4JF31AA&opt=ABA&sel=MTO&lang=en-CA

Razor Raptor 27

https://www.razer.com/gaming-monitors/razer-raptor-27

G-Sync 1440p monitor for a decent price? [R]

5 months, 2 weeks agoCeltic_Spike posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 14, 2019

I am looking at finally upgrading my monitor, and obviously by the title I am looking for one with G-Sync at 1440p preferably having it at 144hz, but could be 24 inch or 27. After having a look online to start with, there seems to be a big range of different options at different prices, I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge in regards to a monitor of such specs at a decent price point? As some of the monitors are quite pricey.

I live in the UK so links and prices in relation to this would be helpful.

Cheers!

5 months, 2 weeks agoCeltic_Spike posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 14, 2019

Here is a good up option https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-27-inch-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS Its one of the freesync screens Nvidia certified for gsync

Best Black + Red Monitor? [R]

6 months agoBout73Ninjas posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 29, 2019

Looking for a black + red monitor to match my theme. Preferably 144hz , 1ms , Free Synch, more than 24". Under $200 budget.

6 months agoBout73Ninjas posted comment on buildapc.
Sept. 29, 2019

Maybe this?

If you're doing 1080p, I would highly recommend going 24". After using a 1080p 27" monitor for a while, the loss in picture clarity is just too jarring. Frankly, I'd even go as far as to say the picture looks terrible.

If you want to go 1440p for 27", then there's this

Opinions and Thoughts on AMD COMPLETED Build - Did I Overkill?? [R]

6 months, 3 weeks agoNamesurename posted submission on Amd.
Sept. 10, 2019

This was first posted on r/pcmasterrace

PCPartPicker Part List

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor$194.79 @ OutletPC
MotherboardAsus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard$119.89 @ OutletPC
MemoryCorsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$93.99 @ Amazon
StorageIntel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive$94.99 @ Adorama
StorageSeagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$85.87 @ OutletPC
Video CardMSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card$399.99 @ Amazon
CaseNZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case$79.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyCorsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply$102.98 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$99.89 @ OutletPC
Case FanCorsair LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120 mm Fans$102.90 @ OutletPC
MonitorMSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$209.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1625.27
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$1585.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 00:15 EDT-0400

Here’s the build I finally finished. I swapped my 2060 Super for a RX 5700XT. This is my first budget build/first build in general. I’m planning on building it soon sometime in the near month or so.

I call it the 1080p killer, as from watching benchmarks and gathering all the info I could, it can easily run most Triple A games at 144FPS+ at High/Ultra settings, and most games in general in the 100-300FPS at 144hz 1920x1080p without a DOUBT. I could go to 1440p, but eh; nah. I’m on a budget and I like where this is now.

Mind you, I’m coming from a gaming laptop. This gaming laptop specifically: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/gaming-and-games/new-dell-g3-15-gaming-laptop/spd/g-series-15-3590-laptop

Do you see the drastic upgrade?

For the monitor, I went with the MSI Optix MAG24c for the VA panel and 144hz obviously. But honestly it’s not too late to switch to the ViewSonic XG2402...

So yeah, what do you guys think? Is it a solid build? Will I be able to run most games at high? Is there anything I should remove/replace? Thanks.

6 months, 3 weeks agoNamesurename posted comment on Amd.
Sept. 10, 2019

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8gMd8Y

Could be cheaper/better if you did not want RGB, but for an RGB build you cant really go lower, overally pretty good, just change drives/power supply and search for another 5700xt, best are PowerColor 5700xt Red Dragon or Sapphire 5700xt Pulse. 3 fan Gigabyte card is fine too.
Go with 1440p, you are NOT on a budget and 5700xt is perfectly capable for it =) Well, it IS hard to find a decend 1440p 144hz non TN Freesync panel, acer 271+ models have issues, otherwise 270 series is great(
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-27-inch-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Acer+NITRO+VG270U&qid=1568102625&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Case is good, but if you want RGB - front panel is closed, so there is not much place to put it into =)
Corsair fans are great if you want fans and a ring, but otherwise they are not great fans and cost a lot, so added another option.
for Drives - Ditch HDD, they are slow, noisy and and this build deserve better.
Here is your main drive, list does not seem to find it, it's great and reviewed by Tom's Hardware recently
https://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-Gen3x4-000MB-SU001TBP34A80M28AB/dp/B07L6GF81L/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=SU001TBP34A80M28AB&qid=1568101817&s=gateway&sr=8-1 $114.99 for 1TB nvme goodness

Also added another memory option, same just 3600, if you want.

[Monitor] Acer XG270HU 27 inch Freesync (and G-sync compatible), 2560 x 1440p; on-sale for $330 down from $370, Prime members for $300 [R]

8 months, 2 weeks agojellysandwich posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 15, 2019
8 months, 2 weeks agojellysandwich posted comment on buildapcsales.
July 15, 2019

[Monitor] Acer XG270HU 27 inch Freesync (and G-sync compatible), 2560 x 1440p; on-sale for $330 down from $370, Prime members for $300 [R]

8 months, 2 weeks agoTheNewScrooge posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 15, 2019

I was wondering how my build would support 1440p [R]

9 months agoPigasusGaming posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 3, 2019

I am currently running 2 1080p, 60hz monitors, and I've decided I want to upgrade to a 1440p, 144hz one.

I was slightly concerned about my buiild and whether or not it would support it.

I have an RX590, a Ryzen 7 1700X, and 16gb of RAM. Would that be enough for 1440p gaming? I am willing to sacrifice the frames I am getting now, but not if it will make them sub 60 in most games.

9 months agoPigasusGaming posted comment on pcmasterrace.
July 3, 2019

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

This is what I was looking at, it does have Freesync. The games I currently play rn is like... I don't even know. League of Legends is the only consistent game currently, but I never really play any super new multiplayer games.
I might dabble in Rainbow Six: Siege from time to time, and I'll play a single player game here and there (currently going thru Wolfenstein 2), but I never really play anything that my PC can't handle.

Never seen before.... like never seen before. [R]

9 months, 3 weeks agoHoboWithAGun posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 10, 2019
9 months, 3 weeks agoHoboWithAGun posted comment on pcmasterrace.
June 10, 2019

I had been looking at monitors for a few months when this one went on sale (in canada) recently which made it hard to say no to.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=2k+144hz+monitor+acer&qid=1560176803&s=gateway&sr=8-4

I know it's not your criteria, but I was looking for the following:

  • 100hz+ (preferably 144)
  • 2k (at ~27in which is an upgrade on pixel density, vs 32in 2k monitors which have an approximately similar pixel density to a FHD @ 24-27in)
  • GSync or a freesync monitor with tests done on nvidia gpu. THe above monitor has freesync but was on nvidias list of officially tested and verified gync monitors.

This monitor met all of those criteria and the switch from FHD 60hz 24in to this was mindblowing. I play rocketleague with friends on a regular basis and it was jarring how smooth that game can be. Same with CS GO. Other monitors with similar specs will cost more.

NOTE: Some people will say to avoid TN panels but I've had no issues using the monitor, and I don't need to share my monitor with someone from the side so that visual loss at extreme angles isn't much of a factor for me.

What’s a good monitor for a wide variety of games? [R]

10 months, 1 week agoA90C posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 22, 2019

Any open world games, Battle Royales, and FPS.

10 months, 1 week agoA90C posted comment on pcmasterrace.
May 22, 2019

This looks like the best priced 1440p 144hz monitor. It's curved, VA panel, and should be gsync compatible https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/

Pick me out a monitor! [R]

11 months, 1 week agonastyGLiguy posted submission on buildapc.
April 21, 2019

I just don’t understand all the different specs involved with monitors. PC will be used mostly for gaming FPS games along with the occasional RPG. Looking for something curved if possible would like to stay under $350? 2700x and 1070 in the build.

11 months, 1 week agonastyGLiguy posted comment on buildapc.
April 21, 2019

Not the most glamorous set up in the world, but it’s getting me through college. [R]

11 months, 2 weeks agoFilbo-Baggins posted submission on battlestations.
April 19, 2019

What kind of monitor? [R]

11 months, 3 weeks agoacyclovir31 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 8, 2019

What 1440p 144hz monitors would you recommend?

11 months, 3 weeks agoacyclovir31 posted comment on pcmasterrace.
April 8, 2019

1500 - 2000$ cyberpunk machine [R]

1 year agoHarlodchiang posted submission on buildapcforme.
March 19, 2019

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

  • This pc will be mainly used for high-quality gaming and sometimes be used for video editing and photoshop.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • my max budget is 2000 USD but would prefer not to reach that high if possible.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • I plan to build sometime around the beginning of July.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

  • I need everything except keyboard and mouse.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • I will be purchasing parts in California, USA I dont have a micro center nearby but there are a few Frys Electronics.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • not reusing any parts

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • Not familiar with pcs so i dont wanna overclock.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • none

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • id prefer it too look cyberpunk as well if possible with rgb. If not possible with budget that is fine.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • no copy needed already got a code for 10 pro

Extra info or particulars:

  • just thank you in advance, hope you guys are as excited as i am for Cyberpunk 2077
1 year agoHarlodchiang posted comment on buildapcforme.
March 19, 2019

Looked up the aesthetic and was immediately hooked. I would kill to have a PC like that!

When building, link the 3 RGB fans together using the included RGB 3 to 1 splitter, and plug into one of the RGB headers. Then, plug the strips into the other header, and link the RGB cable of the CPU cooler into the end of the RGB strip.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor$288.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardAsus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard$138.88 @ OutletPC
MemoryG.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$129.99 @ Newegg Business
StorageWestern Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$67.89 @ OutletPC
StorageWestern Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$44.89 @ OutletPC
Video CardGigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card$459.99 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$75.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplySeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating SystemMicrosoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$99.39 @ OutletPC
Case FanDeepcool - RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120mm Fans$39.97 @ Amazon
MonitorAcer - XG270HU 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor$299.99 @ Newegg
OtherPhanteks PH-LEDKT_COMBO RGB LED Strip Combo Set$14.99 @ Newegg
OtherPasow 50pcs Colourful Reusable Fastening Cable Tie Organizer Cord Cable Tie Rope Holder for Laptop PC TV 7 Inch (black, 7 inch)$7.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1798.44
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$1758.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 21:58 EDT-0400

EDIT: looked and forgot to put a 1440p monitor as that would suit the budget and GPU. A good g-sync compatible one: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Some questions from an amateur [R]

1 year agoHarlodchiang posted submission on buildapc.
March 19, 2019

Hello all. So I am in the process of upgrading. Both my Newegg and PC Partpicker lists are below. I have some questions/concerns I could use some help with. Also, please bear with me as I am a complete amateur. My current setup is pretty basic and didn't include some of the things I'd have to consider with my new build. (4770k, gtx 980, stock cooler, no RGB)

I am going with quite a few different brands. I know I am going to need multiple programs for the RGB profiles. I don't plan on having anything crazy; I really just want blue static lighting on it all with that circular effect for the Kraken. I also had some concerns with regards to the fans, controls, space in the case, etc. My questions:

  1. Will I run into any issues with profiles? Do I need to always have each brand's software running at all times?
  2. I want to mount the Kraken radiator on top. Since I am going with 120mm version of it, will I have enough clearance with regards to the ram/mobo?
  3. I need to purchase an extra fan for the back of the case. I selected a three pack of corsair fans (in the newegg list). Could I use the other two fans on the Kraken? Basically, I am trying to have matching fans on the front, back and top of the case.
  4. Speaking of said fans; how are these speeds/lights controlled?
  5. Do I need to purchase anything to prevent GPU sag or do cards typically come with brackets nowadays?
  6. With the fans; what is the ideal way to have the airflow? Is it exhausted through the back?
  7. Any suggestions for monitor? Looking for 27inch, 1440p, gsync compatible, 144+hz. I always wanted a curved screen but not a requirement I guess.
  8. Are there any conflicts with what I have selected? The PC Partpicker list mentions a possible issue with the SSD but not sure what that means, especially with respect to everything else in the build.

I'd appreciate any advice/comments with regards to anything I need to watch out for. Please excuse my ignorance as I am sure these seem like really stupid questions to many of you. As I said, it's all fairly new to me, and while I am trying to research as much as possible, it's always great to get some criticism from experienced people who could point out things I would never have considered. I am trying to be as diligent as possible before I pull the trigger. Thank you in advance for your time!

https://secure.newegg.com/Wishlist/SharedWishlistDetail?ID=7ztCgBI91A5JhDq85q5Xbg%3d%3d&&cm_mmc=snc-email-_-sr-_-wishlist-7ztCgBI91A5JhDq85q5Xbg%3d%3d-_-03/19/2019

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/WickedWolf/saved/cc6J8d

1 year agoHarlodchiang posted comment on buildapc.
March 19, 2019
  1. Some software can conflict with each other, MSI and Corsair being a example.
  2. Yes, but you put the 240mm version in the list.
  3. Yes, you can re mount it on the radiator.
  4. This is where it gets complicated. The case comes with a controller that supports 6 RGB fans, but only 1 series of fan at once. This means you will need to buy the SPs for it to be compatible with the ones that come with the case.

Speed will be controlled the motherboard for the stock controller, and RGB will be changed through a physical remote.

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=179433

If you want to control the RGB with software, you will need to buy a commander pro, which also allows you to control the fan speed with software. 5. GPU sag is not a huge concern in my opinion unless you have a huge GPU. GPUs do not come with anything to prevent sag. 6. The ideal way is to have 2 or 3 fans on intake in the front, 1 on the back, and 1 or 2 on the top. 7. I recommend the Acer XG270HU, it isn't curved but is cheaper than a curved one. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ 8. It is not an issue, as it uses PCIe lanes and not SATA interface.

As a general recommendation, I wouldn't buy a NVMe SSD like the one you put in the build since it's not worth it unless you are a video editor.

I would also get a Corsair CPU cooler, so it can sync with Corsair software.

Best 1440p 144Hz gaming monitor [R]

1 year agoYoureAtTheTops posted submission on buildapc.
March 17, 2019

Hello,

I'm looking for a new gaming monitor and can't decide which one to pick.

I already have a really good 27in 4k monitor so this monitor would be purely for gaming.

Panel performance(response time and input lag) comes before picture quality (it's my second screen), but if I can get something with decent colors and contrast it'd be better.

I don't care about the stand, I'm going to use a Vesa mount.

I have a rtx 2080 and mainly play fps games (Apex legends and csgo are the one I'm playing the most rn) and I can still use the 4k 60Hz monitor for more cinematic games.

G-sync or Freesync compatible with Nvidia would be a big plus, even if I'm over 144fps in Apex and csgo in other games I may dip below sometimes (like in rust 130-150 fps).

My budget would be around 600€ MAX (in Italy) but it really has to be worth it, 400€ would be a more reasonable price.

Thanks for the suggestions!

1 year agoYoureAtTheTops posted comment on buildapc.
March 17, 2019

I just bought this and love it. Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tHRJCbBXKJ1YE

[Monitor] Acer XG270HU Red 27" 1ms TN 144HZ WQHD 2K 2560x1440 Gsync Compatible - FreeSync, Widescreen LED Backlight LCD NO VESA, Frameless Design, DVI, HDMI, tilt, Built-in Speakers - $319.99 [R]

1 year agokuduzusz posted submission on buildapcsales.
March 6, 2019

Stuck. I need help... [R]

1 year agoTeamWorkOPleaseNerf posted submission on pcmasterrace.
March 2, 2019

So I'm building a new PC and I honestly don't know which monitor I should get... I'm stuck between:
1440p, IPS, 144/165hz, g-sync
&
1080p, TN, 144/240hz, g-sync

This is my build...
CPU: i7-9700k
Cooler: Dark Rock Pro 4
Motherboard: MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK
RAM: 32GB DDR4-3200
Storage: 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD
GPU: 2080 Ti
PSU: 650W 80+ Gold

1 year agoTeamWorkOPleaseNerf posted comment on pcmasterrace.
March 2, 2019

Selected monitors do, even non selected monitors like mine did after a couple of driver updates. I assume you arent on a budget but look at this TN panel, you can get 2 https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS Here is the list of gsync compatible monitors out of the box https://www.windowscentral.com/list-all-nvidia-g-sync-compatible-freesync-monitors And the folks at r/nvidia compiled this with all kinds of monitors so dont limit yourself https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YI0RQcymJSY0-LkbjSRGswWpJzVRuK_4zMvphRbh19k/edit?usp=sharing Its a mess but its first hand experience, see new/backup for updated stuff

Need help deciding on a 1440/144 27" [FS/GS] Monitor [R]

1 year agoZebulonz posted submission on buildapc.
March 2, 2019

I have been reading through all the reviews but everything is from before the nvidia vrr update. So I've been looking at basically all of the 27 freesync monitors supported

First we have the DELL S2719DGF 300$

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-s2719dgf-27-led-qhd-freesync-monitor-black/6293714.p?skuId=6293714&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&ds_rl=1260666&ds_rl=1266837&ds_rl=1266837&gclid=CjwKCAiA8OjjBRB4EiwAMZe6y6XDV3xZek7pNNJ1s05FWreln2ns9B8lRQChBUxfJsYHWkKnDV4vzhoCecAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Second we have the AOC Agon AG271QX Refurbished 300 via Woot(I know amazon owns woot now, does that mean their dead pixel policy is as good as regular amazon?)[Found online that it is supported the same as the 24" from the same line]

https://computers.woot.com/offers/aoc-27-qhd-144hz-gaming-monitor-4?ref=w_cnt_wp_1_3

Third up the ACER XG270HU 370

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/?tag=wpcentralb-20&ascsubtag=UUwpUdUnU61508YYwYg

I am open to any other suggestions! I just would really like to go 27/1440/144/FS or GS compatible

1440p @ 144hz+ monitor suggestions [R]

1 year, 2 months agogabocalde posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 11, 2019

Any recommendations for a guy looking to ascend to 1440?

1 year, 2 months agogabocalde posted comment on buildapc.
Jan. 11, 2019

Any of you guys own this monitor?

It’s pretty cheap for what it is and I am planning to buy it soon. I was going to get a gsync obe but this one is in the list of certified ones by nvidia. Thanks for the feedback!

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Should I buy a new monitor with CES and new announcements? [R]

1 year, 2 months agogabocalde posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 7, 2019

What I mean to say is; will prices go down soon after or will it effect anything? If the consensus is that prices will go down then I will just wait. I’m looking to get a 144hz (or greater) 1440p monitor with gsync (or compatible freesync, yay NVIDIA!).

1 year, 2 months agogabocalde posted comment on buildapc.
Jan. 7, 2019

I am currently in the same situation. I will wait until the drivers are released to watch some reviews in the performance. I currently have a RTX 2070 and I am planning to get this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRCLHYS/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_8?smid=A1EG1PSPAL6ZIA&psc=1

1440p 144hz FreeSync on a budget [R]

1 year, 3 months agoZenerism posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 17, 2018

About a couple of weeks ago I made this thread looking to buy a system for around €1500 that would run most games at 1440p, some of them at 144hz, hopefully with a decent G-Sync monitor, however, looking at monitor options made me extremely frustrated. I'm having a very tough time trying to find a decent 144hz IPS monitor that doesn't come with lots of issues while being extremely expensive. Should I just give up on that and settle for [email protected], maybe even without G-Sync?

A second option I'm considering, as the title says, is to perhaps move to FreeSync, which would mean getting an AMD GPU, and perhaps even a slightly lower end CPU like the 2600X. Considering that, which AMD GPU would I need in order to hit [email protected] on DotA 2 at least, and 60fps on mostly everything else? Maybe even going down to 1080p? Is there a way to fit that plus a monitor around €1500-1700 at most? Which monitor could that be? On that last build I was considering that amount just for the PC, but after looking at monitor prices and features as I said, I fear I should perhaps tone it down a little.

Another minor issue is that ideally I would like to use the monitor for a PS4 as well, but from what I've read it supposedly doesn't render to 1440p, which is a major bummer.

1 year, 3 months agoZenerism posted comment on buildapc.
Dec. 17, 2018

[Monitor] Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) 144hz Widescreen Monitor $388.20 [R]

1 year, 3 months agoscuczu posted submission on buildapcsales.
Dec. 4, 2018

Stuck between two monitors, do not know if the price jump on one would be worth it. [R]

1 year, 3 months agoMrBeastMan45123 posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 2, 2018

I am currently deciding between these two monitors. Acer XG270HU and the Acer Predator XB271HU. My problem is I have a nvidia 2080 and really want to get the most out of it. But I am unsure if just having g-sync makes the 100 usd price jump worth it. I was reading that you can make freesync work if you have an AMD cpu but I have an intel so no luck there. So any input on this situation would be useful. or if you can find another that has 1440p, 144hz, and 1ms response time i would be more then willing to check it out as well.

[Monitor] Acer Predator XB271HU - 1440p + IPS + G-Sync + 165hz + 4ms - $549.99 ($699.999 - $150.00) w/ Prime Shipping [R]

1 year, 4 months agoAeather posted submission on buildapcsales.
Nov. 28, 2018
1 year, 4 months agoAeather posted comment on buildapcsales.
Nov. 29, 2018

I’m looking for a 1440p 144hz monitor. [R]

1 year, 4 months agoZsaFreigh posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 18, 2018

Can anyone help? I need a nice one I don’t care about g sync. My price range is from 300-400.

24" 1920x1080 144Hz vs 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Questions [R]

1 year, 4 months agoohioheathen posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 1, 2018

Currently I have a GTX 1060 6GB, but I will be upgrading to a GTX 1080 or a RTX 2070 in a month. I want to know opinions on which monitor would be better.

2K- https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

1080- https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Non-Glare-FreeSync-Optix-AG32CQ/dp/B07794JYLJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541043506&sr=8-3&keywords=msi%2B32%2Binch%2Bcurved%2Bmonitor&th=1

The price difference is there for me but it's not a deal breaker if the 2K is a much better quality/deal. I've never played games above 60Hz or 1080p so I'm excited at the prospect of both.

$350 [R]

1 year, 5 months agoUpalSecam posted submission on Monitors.
Oct. 19, 2018

My wife gave me a $350 budget for christmas and I want to upgrade my monitor as mine is kinda shitty right now.

It's for everything. Gaming, coding, vidz, reddit...

I have a 980Ti, 4K possible?

1 year, 5 months agoUpalSecam posted comment on Monitors.
Oct. 19, 2018

Ok you convinced me, I'll go for 1440p.

How frequency is supposed to change my experience (I'm a casual gamer) ? I think 60hz might be enough for me, and I'm checking this ACER 27" : https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

&#x200B;

Good pick ?

I've been researching and getting feedback. Can I get some more on my precious? :) [R]

1 year, 6 months agoSimpleDesk posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 28, 2018

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Mainly games, such as FFXIV, FF XV, Overwatch, Tekken 7, and League of Legends. Potentially going to play VR games on it.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

Planning to buy (this 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor)[https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538181152&sr=8-1&keywords=XG270HU]

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

$1000-2000. Planning on buying stuffs off of deals so it falls into the price range.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

USA

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

Any feedback is appreciated!

Provide any additional details you wish below.

A few questions: * I care A LOT about the PC's longevity. With the current PC parts, will they block one another s.t. it'll block the air flow or will the cable be messy, thus making one or more of the parts less durable? * Do I need a CPU cooler/additional case fan(s) (potentially a different computer case, perhaps)? I'm not planning on overclocking.

NOTE: You do not have to follow this format, but please be sure to answer these questions. Please do not ask to simply be given a build. You are welcome to delete this section.

1440p Build almost ready, looking for a suggestion on a case and maybe a few bits of advice to finish up [R]

1 year, 6 months agonotBowen posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 27, 2018

I'm looking for a mid-tier case. As I understand the graphics card I have in mind is quite beefy but I don't foresee any real heat issues. Aesthetics are not terribly important to me.

Part list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9tGWKB

This will be the third PC I've built in the last 15 years or so. All of those components have been acquired aside from the GPU. I settled on the Vega 64 because I have a Freesync monitor and my last card was Sapphire and I was very satisfied with it. Also I do freelance video editing and as I understand it the Vega 64 trades blows with a 1080 on the gaming front but is generally thought to pull ahead in the application department.

If you think $509 a solid price to pay for the card feel free to convince me to pull the trigger on buying it instead of trying to steel my will and cross my fingers for a discount between now and Black Friday.

Which monitor? [R]

1 year, 6 months agoJclkiller posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 26, 2018

I'm looking to get a 1440p 144hz monitor, and I'm stuck in a sticky scenario.

The monitors are Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ww5QBbJNXASX6

And AOC Agon AG241QX 23.8” Gaming Monitor, FreeSync, QHD (2560x1440), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCTHS6E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Sg5QBb4DJVXXY

Both are 1440p and 144hz, but the acer is 27" and I imagine higher quality.

But here is the main thing. I can buy the acer one used for the exact same or lower price than the aoc, but it's used. Should I go for a used monitor that's better or the new lesser one?

Cables managed [R]

1 year, 6 months agoCressio posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 23, 2018
1 year, 6 months agoCressio posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 25, 2018

Sorry for the late reply but here it is, or the one I have at least, not sure if OPs is different since it’s white but I assume it’s the same. I was gonna say you can often find them on sale for $350 but alas, it’s on sale right now to prove my case! Lol. Fantastic monitor, bezel is a little thick if you’re using them for multi monitor but I don’t really know why you would. It’s the thinnest bezel on a monitor I’ve ever owned though, I don’t know how thin monitor bezels even are these days

75Hz Or 144Hz [R]

1 year, 6 months agosicfreak91 posted submission on Monitors.
Sept. 14, 2018

hey

i am looking to buy a new monitor for gaming and i dont know if i realy need 144hz or 75 is enough for me?

1 year, 6 months agosicfreak91 posted comment on Monitors.
Sept. 14, 2018

This Acer monitor is probably your best bet for around $350 with your rx570. You should be able to do 1440p 144hz in most games just fine. The freesync will help with dipping framerates anyway

This one is a VA panel so the colors will be better, but it's by a weird brand that I have no experience with. So it's up to you

Compatibility and Questions [R]

1 year, 7 months agoHeartlessVegan posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 4, 2018

Hello friends

I am going to pull the trigger on this relatively soon. I wanted to make sure everything is compatible, and I would also love to know if there is a better monitor I should be looking at (UNDER $300). Thanks in advance!

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TFWMw6) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TFWMw6/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price

:----|:----|:----

**CPU** | [Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Mr2rxr/intel-core-i5-8600k-36ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i58600k) | $249.00 @ Walmart

**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww) | $94.99 @ Newegg

**Thermal Compound** | [ARCTIC - MX4 4g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/HBXfrH/arctic-cooling-thermal-paste-acmx4) | $3.99 @ SuperBiiz

**Motherboard** | [Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9bNypg/asus-rog-strix-z370-f-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z370-f-gaming) | $182.21 @ Newegg

**Memory** | [G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qjM323/gskill-trident-z-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr3-3000-memory-f4-3000c16d-16gtzr) | $180.98 @ Newegg

**Storage** | [Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam) | $143.74 @ Newegg Marketplace

**Storage** | [Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006) | $58.89 @ OutletPC

**Video Card** | [Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V4M323/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-windforce-oc-8g-video-card-gv-n1080wf3oc-8gd) | $449.99 @ Newegg

**Case** | [NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/K8QRsY/nzxt-ca-s340w-b4-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-s340w-b4) | $92.10 @ Newegg

**Power Supply** | [EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650) | $69.89 @ OutletPC

**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tTdqqs/gigabyte-wireless-network-card-gcwb867di) | $35.90 @ OutletPC

**Case Fan** | [be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4GsKHx/be-quiet-case-fan-bl047) | $9.49 @ SuperBiiz

**Case Fan** | [be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4GsKHx/be-quiet-case-fan-bl047) | $9.49 @ SuperBiiz

**Monitor** | [Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $271.00 @ Amazon

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |

| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1911.66

| Mail-in rebates | -$60.00

| **Total** | **$1851.66**

| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2018-08-04 19:35 EDT-0400 |

1 year, 7 months agoHeartlessVegan posted comment on buildapc.
Aug. 4, 2018

Take a look at this monitor

Needs a new GFX card for dual monitors. [R]

1 year, 7 months ago87_north posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 4, 2018

So I currently have a 27" Acer monitor, with a resolution of 2560x1440, at 144hz. I plan on buying a second monitor, but want to upgrade my GFX card first. If I plan on running them both via display port, what mid-level gaming gfx card (CS:GO, DotA2, Dark Souls, etc) should I look into that will support both monitors?

Thanks!

1 year, 7 months ago87_north posted comment on buildapc.
Aug. 4, 2018

Mine does have freesync.

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_RYEzBbF81A564

Recommendations for a 27" 1440p 144hz Monitor? (No g- or freeSync required) [R]

1 year, 8 months ago89CorvetteZ51 posted submission on Monitors.
July 28, 2018

Hello,

I currently have a 24" 1080p 144hz monitor which I got about 3 years ago for CS:GO. It is the XL2430 from BenQ.

I want to buy a new computer when the next generations of processors and gpus come out and wanted to uprage my monitor to a 27" 1440p one and keep the 144hz as I'm very happy with it and dont feel the need of a higher refresh rate (yet).

I dont want to spend tooo much money as my computer alone will be very expensive already so I was thinking about 500-600 Swiss Francs. (Its about 1:1 to USD but in switzerland everything is a little more expensive...)

The monitor which comes to my mind is the "bigger brother" of the one I currenlty have which is the XL2730 from BenQ. It's basically the same monitor but with 27" and 1440p. It's now also cheaper than the XL2430 when I bought it back then and I like it a lot.

Is there any other recommendations you can make? I'd love to hear from new monitors I didnt hear yet. I also dont need any G- or FreeSync stuff so if possible, a monitor without would be great to save some money! =)

Here the Copy-Paste list: =)

  • Budget: 500 - 600 USD / Swiss Francs (Little more is also ok )

  • Prospective Resolution: 2560 x 1440

  • Size: 27 inches

  • Aspect Ratio (16:9, etc.): 16 : 9

  • Adaptive Sync: None

  • Other Features: 144hz

  • Usage Type: Gaming

Thanks a lot! ^

1 year, 8 months ago89CorvetteZ51 posted comment on Monitors.
July 28, 2018

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrcpapa_S0sxBbEA09174

This is what I run. I couldn't be happier. No dead pixels, and beautiful colors for an TN. I actually went from a 1440 IPS 60hz to my current TN and my Acer is damn close in colors. No IPS lotto and meets all of your requirements.

Custom PC budget 2500 - 3600 including all peripherals [R]

1 year, 8 months agoAL2002 posted submission on buildapcforme.
July 24, 2018

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Mainly gaming, streaming, rendering and school work.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

2500 - 3700

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

This week

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)*

Everything

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

New Jersey, theres one 96 kilometers away.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Not reusing parts first time build

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Down the line with both probably

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I would like an ssd to store games ob

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Would prefer a full tower with rgb but can settle for a mid tower and prefer the ITX form factor

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

Yeah i need one, windows 10 home or pro doesn’t matter to me

1 year, 8 months agoAL2002 posted comment on buildapcforme.
July 25, 2018

Go with the build u/PolishStorm suggested. However, do not get that moniter. You can get a better 1440p 144hz moniter and a better keyboard. Everything else he suggeseted is perfect. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr1_5?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1532527477&sr=1-5&keywords=1440p+144hz This moniter is on sale for 350$ Buy it ASAP. And get the Logitec G502 or the Corsair M65 RGB sniper.

Thanks to /r/buildapc, rgb madness. [R]

1 year, 9 months agoAmus3d posted submission on battlestations.
June 27, 2018

1080p 144Hz [R]

1 year, 9 months agoAceman2684 posted submission on nvidia.
June 16, 2018

Hi there!

As usual another one of those "should I buy this or that?" post.

My question is: Should I buy 1080 or 1070ti for 1080p, 144Hz gaming?

My options are:

+EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING ~ 640€ +EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 ~ 680 - 715€ +MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC ~ 666€

 

The price is pretty close but since I plan to get an I5-8600k (+dark rock 4 and ~ 180€ mobo for OC) since I play alot of Multiplayer games that are CPU hungry I can't really go for an i5-8400.

(I can cut some price with installing the additional case fans and SSD and PSU ~ 5yo thermaltake 750w bronze later but If 1080 would be overkill then I'd rather get the other parts first).

As I mentioned above I mainly play MMO games (RPG,MOBA,Shooters etc competitive/eyecandy) but I also enjoy and play AAA titles.

Also the main purpose of my build is longevity as it was with my current one that still managed to pull through my full witcher 3 gameplay with ~ 55-65 fps with tweaked settings (mostly medium, some high/low) and retains above 100-120FPS in competitive games where I care more about performance then graphics.

So yeah, 1080 or 1070ti for 1080p @144hz, also if 1080 then EVGA or MSI from the aforementioned?

Also what are your opinions on G.SKILL RipjawsV (2x8GB)? As i could cut cost if i go for those instead of Corsair vengeance I just don't really know that brand.

Ty for reading and looking forward for your responses!

EDIT: Another question!

1 year, 9 months agoAceman2684 posted comment on nvidia.
June 16, 2018

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrcpapi_Q6ujBb40Y45JM

That’s the monitor I have.

Good 1440p 144hz monitor on a budget [R]

1 year, 10 months agoPM_ME_YOUR_MAUSE posted submission on buildapc.
May 13, 2018

Title says most of it. I’m looking to get a 1440p 144hz monitor without spending more than about $400. There’s a few I was looking at but most are using a TN panel. Is it okay if I go for a cheaper model using a TN panel as opposed to a more expensive IPS panel?

1 year, 10 months agoPM_ME_YOUR_MAUSE posted comment on buildapc.
May 13, 2018

How’s this one? Acer XG270HU It has AMD Freesync but I have a Nvidia card. Will it be an issue?

Trying to daisy-chain an Acer monitor onto a Thunderbolt Display [R]

1 year, 10 months agothefx37 posted submission on applehelp.
May 7, 2018

About 3 months ago, I bought a thunderbolt display to use as the main monitor for my 2011 MBP. It has worked flawlessly thus far, but I've recently come into possession of an Acer monitor that I would love to daisy-chain off of my thunderbolt display.

I know that you cannot directly connect another monitor to the TD, but I bought a thunderbolt/mini-displayport docking station with the hopes of just simply connecting the dock into the back of the TD, and plugging a DisplayPort cable from the Acer into the dock. Sadly, this has not worked so far as my Acer does not recognize anything plugged in.

I've read from numerous sources that said I should be able to daisy-chain if I have a device like this in between both monitors.

What am I doing wrong/missing?

1 year, 10 months agothefx37 posted comment on applehelp.
May 7, 2018

Because there is no thunderbolt port on the Acer, just HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI.

This is the exact Acer model I have.

This is the cable I bought to connect the Acer to the thunderbolt hub.

First PC build thoughts? [R]

1 year, 11 months agoRoulbs posted submission on buildapc.
April 8, 2018

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Kykrandi/saved/6P8NNG
How does this build look for a "casual gaming" PC build (under $1000)? I do not plan on overclocking, nor will I be doing any video editing, content creating, or heavy rendering. I'm looking for any thoughts/comments on the build including all the parts listed. I'm also still considering monitors (1080p, 144hz, 1ms, 24" would be preferred). I appreciate any feedback!

1 year, 11 months agoRoulbs posted comment on buildapc.
April 8, 2018

Yeah, 2k as in 1440p. I have an ASUS pg279q which is an ips 2k 165hz gsync monitor. Gsync adds like $100 to the price and is sort of worth it, but I think ULMB absolutely worth it if you play CSGO or other competitive type fps.

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Only problem is you might have to go through a few of them before you find one with no backlight bleeding. Their quality control on these panels is dogshit

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  • cheaper non-gsync & non-ulmb 2k (tn panel) 144hz monitor: link

The Acer right now is a way better buy. ULMB and Gsync even when utilized aren't worth the extra ~$300. Also, the TN panels are WAY less likely to have backlight bleeding, and are really good quality.

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also here's a korean IPS 144hz 2k monitor: link

Nice IPS panel, but there might be more ghosting than the previous two monitors.

Game developers need to understand this! [R]

2 years, 1 month agoFeb. 7, 2018

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2 years, 1 month agorayzorium posted comment on gaming.
Feb. 7, 2018

Not only that, but G-Sync as well. There's plenty that cheap if you're okay with TN.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

144hz 1440p monitor [R]

2 years, 1 month agoAint_No_SunShine_ posted submission on Monitors.
Jan. 30, 2018

I'm looking for a 1440p 144hz monitor. Does anyone have any experience with this one? Is there another one that this sub recommends?
Thanks.

G-STORY 27 Inch HDR 144Hz 1ms WQHD 2560X1440P Eye-Care Gaming Monitor With AMD FreeSync, HDMI Cable, Built-in Stereo Speaker, UL Certificated AC Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077TTTY6Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_pOsCAbETDE6CP

2 years, 1 month agoAint_No_SunShine_ posted comment on Monitors.
Jan. 31, 2018

never heard of it but it looks exactly like the Crossover fast 27 (IPS) and the monoprice (TN) variant but for 1440p 144hz freesync TN panels, i suggest this:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Seriously screw this. [R]

2 years, 4 months agoPOLAR_TUNDRA posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 24, 2017
2 years, 4 months agoPOLAR_TUNDRA posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 25, 2017

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrcpapi_ShzgAb7CA61HY

Click the bottom one that says "blah blah offers 280.62" thing at the bottom and it should redirect to newegg(free shipping too).

This is the one I'm on the border of buying since you can have better than 1080p and better than the modern default of 60fps.

Double the pixels, more than double the framerate. I'm salivating thinking of playing doom at 144fps on super low or at 1440p at a shameful 30fps. But it unlocks future potential for GPU upgrades. I was a midrange GPU buyer so this lets me pick "either or" or overclock to get a mid-range next gen look, maybe 1920x1200 at 90fps, not sure if it's more demanding in pixels or in frame rate refresh, but I'm inches away from pushing the buy button.

I just had that fear that when I press buy cyber Monday will kick into gear and this same thing will be 180 bucks or something.

Should I buy a 2k 144hz monitor? [R]

2 years, 4 months agoTheRealFlugel posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 19, 2017

So I was looking forward to buy a new monitor and I was thinking about one with 144hz and 2k resolution, but a friend told me that games aren't well optimised for that resolution, is that true? If it isn't, link me what monitors do you recommend, from any price range, because I'm a little bit lost. I don't mind paying a bit more if it's better, but also I don't want to overpay for something just because of the brand or whatever.

Thanks 😃

2 years, 4 months agoTheRealFlugel posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 19, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRCLHYS/ref=ohauidetailpageo06s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought it last year for 100$ more than listed here. RIP.

Best 144hz Monitor? What do you have? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoTheRealFlugel posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 18, 2017

I'm looking for a 144hz monitor to go with my new rig, but I don't really know what to look for. I found this https://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=samlc27fg70 and it seems like a good deal, but I am just not super knowledgeable about monitors. Sop what do you guys have? Whats the best? I would like to keep the price at about under 350, but I know thats hard while also getting a 27". Any help would be appreciated!

2 years, 5 months agoTheRealFlugel posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 27, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRCLHYS/ref=ohauisearch_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ordered it January and it’s dropped 100$...well shit.

My Sunday Setup [R]

2 years, 5 months agoay-nahl-reip posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 15, 2017
2 years, 5 months agoay-nahl-reip posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 15, 2017

Thanks! I love the monitor. 1440p, 144hz, 1ms delay, and Freesync.

Acer XG270HU Freesync

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

1440p 144hz 1ms (preferably ~27") for near $400? [R]

2 years, 6 months agoSept. 26, 2017
  • Budget: $400

  • Prospective Resolution: 2560 x 1440

  • Size: Preferably 27" or so...

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Adaptive Sync: None

  • Other Features: 144hz + 1ms or close

  • Usage Type: Gaming


After my own research, I've narrowed it down to the AOC Agon AG271QX and the Acer XG270HU but both of them have known issues. The AOC monitor has bleeding issues, and the Acer's are often defective with bad lighting (and doesn't match my color theme).

I'd like to have the input and opinion from others before I pull the trigger on either of them.

The monitor needed for my new GTX 1080/i7-7700k build. I'm an FPS gamer if that makes any difference. Currently leaning towards the AOC.

2 years, 6 months agocoolcommando123 posted on Monitors.
Sept. 26, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

This is a sub 400 monitor with your exact specifications. It has good reviews on most sites, and it's what I usually recommend to people looking for 1440p 144hz 27" freesync

Need help choosing a 27" Gaming Monitor [R]

2 years, 6 months agocoolcommando123 posted submission on Monitors.
Sept. 26, 2017

Hello, I decided to finally upgrade my 20" inch monitor for a new 27" monitor, I really have no clue as to what to look for besides the basics, need help deciding which monitor to buy.

Not sure if necessary or useful but I have a GTX 1080 graphics card.

  • Budget: $500

  • Prospective Resolution (3840x2160, etc.): 2560 x 1440

  • Size (27 inches, etc.): 27 inches

  • Aspect Ratio (16:9, etc.): 16:9

  • Adaptive Sync (GSync, FreeSync, or None): Not sure what this is.

  • Other Features (list other relevant features here):

  • (Optional) Usage Type (gaming, art, etc.): Gaming / Programming

2 years, 6 months agocoolcommando123 posted on Monitors.
Sept. 26, 2017

So since you have an Nvidia graphics card, the adaptive sync technology you would be able to utilize is Gsync. Unfortunately, gsync adds a pretty price tag due to there being extra hardware in the monitor. But I detailed below why it isn't a big issue that I selected a monitor without gsync. You mention primary uses as gaming, which means a 144hz monitor would be great, and programming which would benefit from 2k resolution due to the increased screen real estate.

A good 2k, 144hz 27" monitor WITHOUT gsync, would be the XG270HU.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

It does have freesync which your graphics card will not be able to utilize, but a gtx1080 will easily get over 100 frames and at that point any sync technology is diminishing returns. I think this monitor is perfect for your specs and budget.

I want to get a 27 inch 144hz monitor, any suggestions? [R]

2 years, 6 months agoSept. 25, 2017

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2 years, 6 months agoDaLegendaryNewb posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 25, 2017

I'm running an xg270hu, 1440p 144hz with freesync for just under 400 USD. I'll be honest the colors aren't mesmerizing but they're slightly better than my old ~100 dollar monitor, and it definitely doesn't look great at an angle but that doesn't bother me as I have it sitting directly in front of me. Freesync ~~is~~ was amazing with the high refresh rate since it's hard to run games at 144+ fps consistently, that is until I switched to team green. I would still recommend it if you're okay with a tn panel and it's in your price range.

Is this a good build? [R]

2 years, 6 months agoexecpaper posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 9, 2017

P.S this is NOT for me I'm helping my friend.

GTX 1070 6GB I5 6600K never overclocking 16 GB DDR4 3000mhz 2TB STORAGE 120GB SSD Not sure what PSU Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Processor Cooler Artic additional coolers not sure what good case WINDOWS 10 where would he plug in his ETHERNET cord?

4k or 144hz [R]

2 years, 7 months agoAug. 27, 2017

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2 years, 7 months agoGooey_Gravy posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 27, 2017

This is essentially the same monitor just the last generation of it so maybe this will work?

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrcpapa_AXWOzbFN0TDV2

Just ordered a new 32" curved 1440p 144hz, anyone heard of it yet? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoxsirxx posted submission on Monitors.
July 24, 2017

So I just ordered the new Viotek GN32Q 32" 1440p 144hz.

https://www.amazon.com/GN32Q-FRAMELESS-MONITOR-2560x1440-REFRESH/dp/B073V5T7WB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500933521&sr=8-1&keywords=gn32q

Amazon seemed to offer it up initially this morning at 599$ and since the Samsung was still out of stock for another month or two I was itching to push the button. Came back from lunch and the price was down to 429$ so I jumped the gun! Figured a curved 32" 1440p at 144hz for that price is a bit insane to say the least.

Has anyone heard of it or know anything about it? I should have it in two days.

2 years, 7 months agoxsirxx posted on Monitors.
Aug. 27, 2017

Thats a tough question. I honestly would take my old 27" https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

That monitor was killer. I gave it away unfortunately. I think I would go back to it because I was just so used to the timings on it. It was tough getting shots down with the new one but hell it was tough even going to an lcd to begin with. I can tell you I would NEVER NEVER go back to 60hz ever. I would recommend the fastest monitor you can afford to "waste"? on a monitor :). for gaming. For coding and sorts, I would say highest res. For color, I dont mind bad colors, its just a disappointment that reminds you everyday hah.

Just ordered a new 32" curved 1440p 144hz, anyone heard of it yet? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoxsirxx posted submission on Monitors.
July 24, 2017

So I just ordered the new Viotek GN32Q 32" 1440p 144hz.

https://www.amazon.com/GN32Q-FRAMELESS-MONITOR-2560x1440-REFRESH/dp/B073V5T7WB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500933521&sr=8-1&keywords=gn32q

Amazon seemed to offer it up initially this morning at 599$ and since the Samsung was still out of stock for another month or two I was itching to push the button. Came back from lunch and the price was down to 429$ so I jumped the gun! Figured a curved 32" 1440p at 144hz for that price is a bit insane to say the least.

Has anyone heard of it or know anything about it? I should have it in two days.

2 years, 7 months agoxsirxx posted on Monitors.
Aug. 16, 2017

> GN32Q

My other 144hz is https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/

And it definitely feels slower than that but again its 50-70ms faster doing the camera test on it than the VIOTEK GN32Q which is a 60hz.

So who knows. I have adjusted my mouse dpi and am starting to get used to it though. Its weird because at the same DPI's going from the 27" to the 32" both at 1440p, the mouse seems slower on the 32". Maybe there is some science to that? So I had to switch to a higher DPI and have since dropped it back down to what I was using before and it feels like I have to move the mouse alot further than before. So still getting used to it.. its tough!

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Aug 15, 2017 [R]

2 years, 7 months agoTheMazdaLover posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 15, 2017

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

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2 years, 7 months agoTheMazdaLover posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 15, 2017

sorry wrong brand Its this Acer one https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1502818586&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+144hz+1440p
Its TN tho you may want IPS.

Looking for a 144hz Monitor [R]

2 years, 7 months agoxXiDominateXx posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 6, 2017

Hi guys,

I'm currently looking to do some upgrade on my computer. I want a 144hz Monitor 27". Right now I have a gtx 960 2gb which I would like to upgrade to a 1060 or 1070. Playing Overwatch and PUBG. Should I take a 2k monitor or stay with 1080p resolution and which brand have the best color/image.

2 years, 7 months agoxXiDominateXx posted on buildapc.
Aug. 6, 2017

I wouldn't go for a 27" 1080p monitor since it won't be very sharp (24" is the sweet spot for 1080p). Go 1440p 144hz. I would reccomend the Dell S2716DGR as I have the 24" version of it (It is $150 off on bestbuy right now). Unlike what u/rtey31 said a 1070 is fine for 1440p 144hz aslong as you don't care about using ultra settings. I use a 1070 on my 1440p 144hz monitor. Vega is also another option though with a freesync monitor like the Acer XG270HU.

Just ordered a new 32" curved 1440p 144hz, anyone heard of it yet? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoxsirxx posted submission on Monitors.
July 24, 2017

So I just ordered the new Viotek GN32Q 32" 1440p 144hz.

https://www.amazon.com/GN32Q-FRAMELESS-MONITOR-2560x1440-REFRESH/dp/B073V5T7WB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500933521&sr=8-1&keywords=gn32q

Amazon seemed to offer it up initially this morning at 599$ and since the Samsung was still out of stock for another month or two I was itching to push the button. Came back from lunch and the price was down to 429$ so I jumped the gun! Figured a curved 32" 1440p at 144hz for that price is a bit insane to say the least.

Has anyone heard of it or know anything about it? I should have it in two days.

2 years, 7 months agoxsirxx posted on Monitors.
Aug. 4, 2017

> if I had some reviews of the performance.

WOW! Thats an amazing price! Do they 100% come in? I gotta learn how massdrop really works...

So to answer, yes it came in. I posted on one of the other topics about it,

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/6qnmcf/anyonehavethismonitorwhatstheresponse_time/

I want to measure the input lag against my other 144hz monitor, unfortunately I gave it to a friend so I will have to try to get it back for testing :(.

My biggest complaint is the colors which I am going to fix this weekend as I should have time on saturday.

But again I want to test that input lag because after some long gaming sessions I have noticed I needed to adjust my dpi a bit so I am not sure exactly what is going on there. It feels slower than my other monitor, https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ .

EDIT: To add I tested it against these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073V5T7WB/ and it was around 50ms to 70ms quicker on average.

27inch 1440p monitor suggestions?? [R]

2 years, 8 months agoadams551 posted submission on battlestations.
July 27, 2017
2 years, 8 months agoadams551 posted on battlestations.
July 27, 2017

I have this Acer 144Hz 27 inch. Been very happy with it for over a year now. I seem to see it going on sale a lot too.

Good monitor for ~ $400 USD? [R]

2 years, 8 months agohiimksie posted submission on buildapc.
July 4, 2017

So my 27" Korean 1440p IPS monitor finally gave up the ghost after 5 years.

I went to Costco and grabbed a Samsung 28" 4k TN panel and while I'm digging the higher resolution, I can't get over the poor viewing angles and drab colors.

What mainly bothers me is how the screen seems to shimmer when moving your head around due to the different viewing angles.

I'm thinking of taking the monitor back and finding a non TN panel. Anyone have some suggestions on good screens for around $400? Would like it to be at least 25" and 1440p. The ability to go over 60hz refresh rate would be nice as well. GPU is Nvidia.

2 years, 8 months agohiimksie posted on buildapc.
July 4, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS?tag=bestmonitors04-20

This one is 1440p, 27 inches, and 144hz. People are saying you can tune the colors because they're not the best out of box, but everyone has difference preference on color.

2560x1440 monitor for under $500 [R]

2 years, 11 months agoApril 15, 2017

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2 years, 11 months agophilosophicalturd69 posted on pcmasterrace.
April 15, 2017

1440p 144hz Monitor Under $600? [R]

2 years, 12 months agoalingram88 posted submission on buildapc.
April 3, 2017

I have been looking at monitors but there are so many to choose from. Anyone have any suggestions? I am trying to keep this purchase under $600. Thank you for your help!

2 years, 11 months agoalingram88 posted on buildapc.
April 4, 2017

just tryin to help man, some ambiguous misinformation being thrown around in threads like these https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

1440p 144hz monitors? [R]

2 years, 12 months agoIndecisiveShadow posted submission on Monitors.
March 30, 2017

Does anybody know any that won't break the bank? Open to suggestions!

2 years, 12 months agoIndecisiveShadow posted on Monitors.
March 30, 2017

Jay gave some good options.

I been eyeing this one too. IPS for $440. Very highly regarded.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=s9usimhgwi1?encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pdrdi=B00VRCLHYS&pdrdr=7C7G08327JPZKG2XY930&pdrdw=eS28O&pdrdwg=78ZPw&pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrds=&pfrdr=30KHT6952CAFFZSRPJAZ&pfrdt=36701&pfrdp=781f4767-b4d4-466b-8c26-2639359664eb&pfrdi=desktop

Simple Questions - March 29, 2017 [R]

3 years agoEE_108 posted submission on buildapc.
March 29, 2017

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3 years agoEE_108 posted on buildapc.
March 29, 2017

Cheapest I found (with freesync): https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1490809038&sr=8-1&keywords=1440p+144hz+freesync

Here's an overwatch 1440p 480 8gb benchmark, looks like he gets 60-70fps most of the time, it never dipped below 60 in the sections I watched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SFLnOlA4zY

Feedback on my first PC Build! [R]

3 years agoMarch 26, 2017

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3 years agoxpanicked posted on buildapc.
March 26, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

$40 gets you 1440p , larger monitor by a better manufacturer. edit: why do you have $220 dollar ram?? In gaming you will never see benefits from that.

Good 100-144hz 1440p monitor in the 200-600 range? [R]

3 years agoHornySnorlax posted submission on buildapc.
March 12, 2017

I would really prefer to stay in the 300 range, and if there's a good enough deal I'll do 400+, but keep it in mind.

I value hz and 1ms over the rest of anything the monitor gives.

Thanks for the help!

How good is the image quality on the Viewsonic XG2401 compared to a normal 60hz ips monitor? [R]

3 years agonosedive6 posted submission on Monitors.
March 7, 2017

For example how do the colors look against an asus VX229h/Mg279h or a Dell S2216h? How is the contrast? I would like 144hz but decent colors are a must. All the IPS 144hz monitors cost way to much (my budget would be within $350) thanks in advance

3 years agonosedive6 posted on Monitors.
March 7, 2017

What does /r/Monitors think of the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q? [R]

3 years, 1 month agoWillysNozzle posted submission on Monitors.
Feb. 19, 2017

I'm putting together my first gaming build this coming weekend and it was designed with 1440p 144hz gaming in mind. I think I've settled on this monitor to pair it with. Thoughts? It can be viewed here.

EDIT: Added link to monitor

3 years, 1 month agoWillysNozzle posted on Monitors.
Feb. 20, 2017

The Acer Predator XG270HU is pretty good, but still a little pricey. The Acer G257HU is a good budget monitor, but it's neither Freesync nor IPS.

$2200 build everything new, good investment or bad? [R]

3 years, 1 month agol4adventure posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 29, 2017

I am looking to build a strong gaming computer that has strong "future proof" characteristics for future upgrades. My intended budget was $1500 then went up to $2000 including a monitor. The goals for this build will be: 1) To run new games at high fps and graphics 2)To be able to run future games years down the line at high fps and graphics 3)Be able to support a future investment on a 4k gaming monitor All in all I am looking for no major upgrades needing to be made within 4-6 years. The list is as follows: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$305.95 @ Vuugo
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$35.83 @ Vuugo
MotherboardASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$123.50 @ Vuugo
MemoryKingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory$139.99 @ Amazon Canada
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$59.84 @ Vuugo
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card$805.38 @ Amazon Canada
CasePhanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case$124.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$98.99 @ Amazon Canada
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer$24.84 @ Vuugo
MonitorAcer XG270HU 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor$549.99 @ Newegg Canada
KeyboardRazer Blackwidow 2014 Wired Gaming Keyboard$119.99 @ Memory Express
MouseCorsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse$69.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$2484.28
Mail-in rebates-$25.00
Total$2459.28

-MSI gtx 1080 armor OC-$588.51 -EVGA Supernova GQ 650W 210-GQ-0650-V1 Fully Modular Power Supply-$73.50

The main things I want to know are how long this build will last without needing significant upgrades? Also if the compatibility of the parts are met and guarantee great performance for time. Any suggestions or information will be appreciated, thank you.

3 years, 1 month agol4adventure posted on buildapc.
Jan. 30, 2017

>Acer XG270HU 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor -- $549.99

Can't you get that at amazon for a lot less?

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1485803000&sr=8-1&keywords=Acer+XG270HU

$100 less

4k vs vr [R]

3 years, 2 months agoJan. 17, 2017

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3 years, 2 months agoBennyFackter posted on buildapc.
Jan. 17, 2017

I have a 1070 as well, and use a 1440p 144hz monitor. In The Witcher, Ultra settings, 1440p, I get 70-80fps. It's fucking awesome. I have this one but you'd probably want the g-sync version, not freesync. I bought it when I was using an AMD card.

What is the best way for me to get to 1440p 144Hz? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoChampionoftheParish posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 14, 2017

Hello! I was looking to make make the upgrade a to 1440p 144hz monitor and I was wondering what you all thought the best/most cost effective way to get my hardware ready for Max settings with at least 75-100+fps on games like Doom and Overwatch.

My current setup is below (ignore prices), but I just got an Asus RX 480 8gb OC Strix but im not sure about it. Should I return it and spend a little more to make the full leap to 1440 144hz? Will I need to upgrade CPU? PSU? Will I have enough ram? Start a new build?!?

Please help! Any advice would be greadly appreciated!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor$151.98 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerCRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler-
MotherboardAsus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard-
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$54.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial M550 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive-
StorageWestern Digital Blue 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive$50.49 @ Newegg
Video CardAsus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card-
CaseFractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$69.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyRosewill Fortress 550W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply-
Optical DriveLG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer$49.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8.1 OEM 64-bit-
MonitorAcer H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor$179.99 @ Newegg
MonitorAcer H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor$179.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$737.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-14 22:03 EST-0500
3 years, 2 months agoChampionoftheParish posted on buildapc.
Jan. 15, 2017

I'd say if you want to play in 1440p on high settings and get high frame rate across a wide range of games, going with a GTX 1070 or waiting for VEGA are really your two options. So considering that, that upgrade budget if pretty tight. You could go with 1080p high refresh rate, or try to shoot for 60fps at 1440p with the RX 480, but know that you won't hit 60 on ultra in every game.

So since pcp is down right now, here's a rough breakdown:
GTX 1070 or Future Equivilent: ~$400
Motherboard: ~$100 (if you want to overclock)
CPU: ~$200 for an i5, ~$300 FOR i7 or Zen Equivilent
Then 16GB of DDR4 ram is another ~$100

So if you go all the way with your upgrade to have a basically brand new system, you're looking at about an $800 upgrade to go to high refresh rate 1440p gaming.

It looks to me like there wouldn't be a ridiculous difference in price between freesync and gsync. If you want a 24" monitor though, there arent really any good freesync ones, so you would need to go 27" which would be about on par wiith the cost of a 24" g-sync monitor. You can get a dell 1440p 144hz g-sync 24" for $400 or a 27" for $600(goes on sale for 500). And you can get a 27" freesync 144hz asus for ~$450.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DG-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1484492053&sr=8-1&keywords=dell+144hz

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2417DG-YNY1D-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B01IOO4SGK/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1484492053&sr=8-2&keywords=dell+144hz

So I don't see much of an issue going g-sync, but you could potentially save money on a 27" monitor.

Which monitor is better out of these 2 for gaming? Opinions/facts welcomed [R]

3 years, 2 months agoWUMBOWAMPAS posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 5, 2017

Option 1: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-xf270hua-27-ips-led-hd-freesync-monitor-black/5622408.p?skuId=5622408&productCategoryId=pcmcat200900050014 they are both acer and the same price (499$)this one is on sale 100$ off (originally 599) which leads me to believe it's the better one because the next option 2 is 499$ not on sale

Option 2: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-27-led-hd-freesync-monitor-black-orange/4434101.p?skuId=4434101&productCategoryId=pcmcat200900050014

Any help would be nice just want to make a informed decision!

3 years, 2 months agoWUMBOWAMPAS posted on buildapc.
Jan. 5, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS?tag=amz-mkt-chr-us-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-a0050-def00-other-nomod-us000-pcomp-feature-pcomp-wm-1

  • cheaper price on amazon.

BTW what GPU are you using? I'm hoping its a gtx 1080 to run 1440p 144hz.

Think I've settled on a build, but what monitors should I be looking at? [R]

3 years, 2 months agonmcotton posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 31, 2016

So... This novel wasn't entirely planned. TL;DR at the bottom.

My story probably starts the same as many others you've read. I currently have a gaming laptop that is starting to show major signs of age. It's a 17.3" GTX 660m 2gb, and I've run many games at decent settings for a long time. Rarely AAA titles, even more rarely do I attempt recent AAA titles. However, I bought Space Engineers, Cities Skylines, and Planet Coaster, and my laptop is crying tears of missing frames.

So one of my friends has been trying to convince me to build a computer instead of buying another laptop. There's no denying that an identically priced desktop will run circles around a laptop, but I've been spoiled by gaming on my reclining couch for years, just closing the screen and setting it aside when I want to watch TV instead... Can I really make the transition? I'll get back to this soon.

I set myself a budget of about a grand. I can go over if the extra money really justifies it, because I'm all about performance/dollar ratio. A current 17.3" GTX 1060 laptop is about $1,300 on sale, so that's my comparison. In the build below, there are a few places where I am not solid. For example, I choose a 6600k instead of a 6700k. I might end up spending the extra $100. There's really no such thing as too much processor, right?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$229.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU CoolerEnermax Liqmax II 240 96.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$69.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardMSI Z170A Tomahawk AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$141.99 @ Jet
MemoryAvexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$69.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$129.99 @ B&H
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card$369.99 @ Newegg
CaseCooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$56.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyRosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1133.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-30 23:55 EST-0500

Again, same story I'm sure everyone says here. M.2 for OS, I'll probably rob the 960gb SSD from my laptop for storing games, and rob an ancient 1.5tb 3.5" drive from an old PC for media/other until I decide to upgrade that. The mobo is another issue I'm having. I kinda wanted wifi built in, but I also kinda wanted SLI support on the off chance that I later decided to grab another 1070. Oh well, chances are I won't be doing SLI anyways.

At this point you probably have two thoughts.

  • "u/Pyro6000, The title said monitor, are you ever going to get to that?!"
  • "How does any of this end up being as convenient as a laptop?"

Well... I've been trying to figure that out for awhile, and I think I finally have the answer to that second question! http://i.imgur.com/uEK62Pg.gifv

I am going to mount one of those to an end table! I can have the tower sitting on the bottom shelf of the end table, and have the monitor/keyboard/mouse mounted on that arm. In my mind, this will let me do almost everything that a gaming laptop is good at. Since I don't know anyone else with a gaming laptop, I'm going to assume the way I use it is the way everyone uses them. (That's how it works, right?) I honestly am constantly hooked to the charger anyways, since the battery life on them is crap. The only real feature I'll lose is folding it up, fishing out the PSU, and taking it with me on a trip. Since I don't plan to actually sell my laptop, I can still do that. What this gizmo lets me do is swing everything that's normally sitting on a desk out of the way, and fairly compactly, against the wall. Then I can watch TV, or whatever, just like folding up the laptop and setting it aside.

  • "OK, OK, whatever. Ask about monitors or I'm leaving."

I guess I really should get to that... So if you've read to this point you now know what I plan to build and how I plan to use it. What's left is how to display it. I have absolutely no idea what I should be looking at for monitors. I don't want to spend a bunch, so... Under $300? Again price/performance ratio is in full effect. If it's really worth the extra, I'll save up and make it happen. I was thinking 29" ultrawide, (maybe curved?) 2560x1080, and something higher than 60hz refresh, if possible. I'm coming from a 17.3" 1920x1080, so I'd like it to be a little taller than that, higher refresh rate, etc. I've internally debated 1440, but that seems a little spendy for this project.

To be completely honest I have zero ideas what I should get for a monitor. I watch reviews every so often and think, "oh, that's cool. Wait it's $1,200?!" The ultrawide thing is interesting to me, curved monitors sound cool, I kinda want higher refresh rate, etc. I know the 6600k/1070 combo is pretty decent, but I don't know exactly how much monitor I should be throwing at it. Please r/buildapc, show me the light.

TL;DR: I have no fucking idea what monitor would be best for the computer build above and how I'm using it.

3 years, 2 months agonmcotton posted on buildapc.
Dec. 31, 2016

If you're looking into 1440 and 144hz, check out this Acer. It's really cheap for what it offers, the only downside is that it's a TN panel, meaning that it doesn't have as accurate color reproduction as an IPS panel.

I've got a 6600k and a 1070 and I've got two similar monitors, one 60hz 1440p for games like The Witcher 3 and ROTTR and the other [144hz 1080p] (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-GN246HL-Bbid-24-Inch-Display/dp/B00KO4518I/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1483170889&sr=1-1&keywords=gn246hl) that I use for fast FPS games like Overwatch.

Help choosing between nvida and amd [R]

3 years, 3 months agohlctchr posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 23, 2016

Hy there. I was planning to build a new pc with a i5-6600k and GTX 1070, but when I started looking for a new monitor i came across this whole G-sync-free sync stuff. I would like to buy a 144hz 1080p monitor but the ones with the gsync are way more expensive than the ones with the freesync. Should i switch to the amd cause the cheeper monitors? If yes what is the match for the 1070 in amds? Thanks for the help and please pardon my English.

3 years, 3 months agohlctchr posted on buildapc.
Dec. 23, 2016

hi, I have this monitor:

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

which you can find for $300 or less on /r/buildapcsales fairly often, and an RX 480 8GB, which is basically the power equivalent of a GTX 1060 from what I gather. You may want to look into something more powerful if it's in your budget.

The monitor supports FreeSync (AMD) and it's definitely the nicest monitor I've ever owned. I haven't had any problems with it.

[MONITOR] Acer XB271HU/XB270HU 27" 1440P 144HZ G-sync IPS - $550/$430 (Refurbished also available on acerrecertified.com for $50 more without TAX in some states ) [R]

3 years, 3 months agorealmain posted submission on buildapcsales.
Dec. 5, 2016
3 years, 3 months agorealmain posted on buildapcsales.
Dec. 5, 2016

(Don't hate me) I can't tell the difference when Freesync is on/off. Can someone explain to me what difference I should see? [R]

3 years, 3 months agoTimer5 posted submission on Amd.
Dec. 4, 2016

Hey guys.

So I have a LG 29um67 and I have Freesync turned on. I'm not all too familiar with Freesync. (Yes I have it on in the monitor settings and AMD settings)

I'm currently running a Fury X and the Freesync range goes up to 75Hz. I try to run the most demanding games that could struggle with trying to hit 75Fps but I'm not really sure what I should be experiencing through Freesync.

Please forgive my ignorance.

3 years, 3 months agoTimer5 posted on Amd.
Dec. 4, 2016

Overwatch, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Skyrim and doom to name a few. I have vsync on as every guide told me to do I have the game in fullscreen mode my video card is an R9 290x Oced to 1200/1500 the games are at 1440p. Fallout 4 limits me to 30FPS and no difference. I am connected using display port no adapters just display port to display port. My monitor is this one

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

The monitor said it supports freesync I tried every setting I have freesync enabled on my Radeon Control Center for that monitor and nothing. So far the investment hasn't been worth it I was already on a 1080p 27in monitor I moved to this one for Freesync and so far I have been incredibly disappointed since I have yet to see a difference.

If I am doing something wrong please tell me because I feel REALLY ripped off by AMD for falling for the marketing BS and buying a crazy expensive monitor. Don't get me wrong 1440p is nice but I paid extra to get a higher end one that had Free Sync support :(

Simple Questions - December 01, 2016 [R]

3 years, 3 months agoRocket_Potato posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 1, 2016

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

  • Is this RAM compatible with my motherboard?
  • I'm thinking of getting a GTX 970. Which one should I get?
  • I'm on a very tight budget and I'm looking for a case < $50

Remember that IRC is a great place to ask quick questions as well: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/irc

Important: Downvotes are strongly discouraged in this thread. Sorting by new is strongly encouraged.

Have a question about the subreddit or otherwise for /r/buildapc mods? We welcome your mod mail!

Looking for all the Simple Questions threads? Want an easy way to locate today's thread? This link is now in the sidebar below the yellow Rules section.

3 years, 3 months agoRocket_Potato posted on buildapc.
Dec. 1, 2016

Hi, I'm planning on getting a new monitor and graphics card pretty soon. Right now I have a Samsung SyncMaster P2350 (23", 1080p, 60hz) and a 780ti SC. My graphics card will be upgraded to either a 1080ti in Q1 2017, or the Titan Pascal if I can find a good deal on it.

My real question is which monitor to get? I want an upgrade from 23 inches and 1080/60 and was thinking something along the lines of 27 inches, 1440p at 144hz. I'm going to be using it for gaming, so I'd like a 1ms response time.

I was thinking about this Acer monitor but I wanted opinions on other products before I pulled the trigger on anything.

1440p is definitely a "must have", while the refresh rate can either be 120hz or 144hz. 1 or 2ms response time is ideal. Panel type (TN vs IPS) I am not too knowledgeable about, but I'm open to suggestions and reasons for/against a panel type. G-sync is not required. Budget is flexible, and I may consider an $800+ monitor, so don't hesitate to throw all suggestions out there.

Thanks everyone!

new monitor help [R]

3 years, 4 months agoWarSatyr posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 21, 2016

hello! I recently upgraded to a 1070 and two 5 year old 27" 60hz monitors aren't cutting it anymore so I am asking here for any monitors i should keep an eye out for on black Friday. I want atleast 144hz and 27" or more, but i am not sure if 1440p is worth it. Any tips on this? Thanks, Northy

3 years, 4 months agoWarSatyr posted on buildapc.
Nov. 21, 2016

I think these are pretty nice https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

Choosing a monitor is difficult, 1080p ips 144hz, Or 1440p ips 60hz or a 4K TN 60hz monitor? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoNov. 21, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agodildologist posted on buildapc.
Nov. 21, 2016

>Ideally I would like a 1440p ips 144hz monitor but they are all so expensive as my budget is around 350 range.

This particular monitor goes on sale for ~$350 regularly. I got mine new for $350 last year. It is a TN panel but it is gorgeous.

27", 1440p, 144hz. Freesync won't benefit you since you're on a 1080, but the 1080 ought to be plenty capable.

best budget 1440p 144hz G-sync 1ms Monitor? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoaero_zyst posted submission on Monitors.
Nov. 13, 2016

Hey, As title says, what in your opinion is the best budget for 1440P 144hz with G-Sync with 1ms input-lag out there? Currently i'm looking at Asus PG278Q or Dell S2716DG. Any other monitors beside these you suggest? Also, We're very close to Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I live in Europe, which websites should I look for in order to buy the monitor? Thanks in advance.

3 years, 4 months agoaero_zyst posted on Monitors.
Nov. 13, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

Best/cheapest 1440p 144hz monitor? [R]

3 years, 4 months agokainoasmith posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 7, 2016

Title pretty much explains it. Would I even be able to run 1440p at 144hz with a 1070 and an OC 6600k?

3 years, 4 months agokainoasmith posted on buildapc.
Nov. 7, 2016

Acer XG270HU $420

BenQ XL2730Z $500

Yes. A 1070 and OC 6600K can run 1440p at medium/high settings for most games. I am using that right now and it works well.

Good bang for buck 1440p 144hz monitor? [UK] [R]

3 years, 5 months agocomfortablesexuality posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 11, 2016

Title speaks for itself. Anyone know a good quality 1440p 144hz monitor for a good price?

EDIT: Using a 1070, so freesync is a no-go.

3 years, 5 months agocomfortablesexuality posted on buildapc.
Oct. 11, 2016

This is $50 cheaper

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=psdc1292115011t3_B014X4U076

I desperately need a new monitor. What is currently the best "triple point" monitor for value, performance, and quality? [R]

3 years, 6 months agoFnhatic posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 29, 2016

So once upon a time I was rocking a $1,000 30" 2560x1600 that put out so much energy it would bake your face. Well that monitor died and I ended up on my fallback, an ancient Syncmaster 244T that has so much ghosting, just scrolling through Reddit literally looks like everything has motion blur.

I would love to return to my glory days of a massive-as-fuck screen, a resolution high enough that anti-aliasing was almost unnecessary, and I think it's time for me to make the 144hz plunge. But the market is so damn big these days I thought I'd ask here.

Generally speaking, what right now is probably the best value for what I am looking for? I briefly looked at the Acer Predator series but I suspect the pricetags on those are ridiculous inflated due to their 'xXxGAMUR READY MOUNTAIN DEW 420 NO SCOPE EDITIONxXx' design and appeal. And $1,200 is a bit hard to justify when I have other much more expensive things I'm saving for.

Also, Acer's site is total dogshit and their 'comparison' page doesn't even tell me refresh rates, some don't even give me the resolution: http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/predator-models/monitors

I'm really looking for no ghosting first, large screen size second, high refresh rate third, and high resolution fourth. Every manufacturer lies on their refresh rates so I don't really believe any of the "2ms!" nonsense. Looking for personal experience.

Thanks.

3 years, 6 months agoFnhatic posted on buildapc.
Sept. 29, 2016

What's the difference between that and this, besides half the pricetag?

meirl [R]

3 years, 6 months agoFailingChemist posted submission on meirl.
Sept. 16, 2016
3 years, 6 months agoFailingChemist posted on meirl.
Sept. 16, 2016

FreeSync, nice! AMD guy. I got this. Been wondering about ultrawide.

A good replacement for r9 380.... [R]

3 years, 6 months agoTalpss posted submission on Amd.
Sept. 15, 2016

Alright so I accidentally bought an r9 380. I thought it was an r9 390 but apparently it isn't. I suck at reading I guess lol. So what would be a good replacement for it that is good for gaming? I want 1440p (or however you say it) gaming and right now I have a 600W. I also got a i5 but I hear that games are CPU intensive so I may get an i7 instead. I just want to play something like fallout 4 or mad max at ultra. Any suggestions? P.S. I only do AMD cards.

3 years, 6 months agoTalpss posted on Amd.
Sept. 15, 2016

Cheapest one I could find. Maybe the 1440p Freesync market needs to mature a little.

New to Desktops. Going for a 1440p display, why should I care about refresh rates and what fps threshold should I aim for? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoTheHeroChronic posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 25, 2016

I want to run at 1440p, so buying a monitor with that resolution. Thing is I do not understand one thing about refresh rates, vsync and respective ideal fps locks (144fps?)

3 years, 7 months agoTheHeroChronic posted on buildapc.
Aug. 25, 2016

Freesync monitors are much cheaper than 700$. I bought this for 500$ last holiday season, sometimes it goes on sale for cheaper than what it is now.

[Monitor] LG 29UM68-P 29-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with FreeSync - $199.99 (2560 x 1080) [R]

3 years, 7 months agoA_Storm posted submission on buildapcsales.
Aug. 22, 2016
3 years, 7 months agoA_Storm posted on buildapcsales.
Aug. 22, 2016

So how is this monitor with the r9 390. Currently using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRCLHYS/ref=ohauidetailpageo09s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and looking to get a second monitor with my gpu as the r9 390.

First time build, ~$1400 gaming PC w/monitor [Build Ready] [R]

3 years, 7 months agoTheCavis posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 20, 2016

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yessir.

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming, primarily, along with some light bioinformatics.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

I don't have any particular benchmark that I'm starting out with.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

$1400 was the target, $1600 was the max. I needed a monitor as well included in that amount.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

US, New Hampshire, picked parts from the not-quite-local Micro Center.

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor$198.99 @ SuperBiiz
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$45.99 @ Newegg
MemoryCrucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$65.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$65.99 @ SuperBiiz
StorageWestern Digital Mainstream 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$53.95 @ B&H
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card$454.72 @ B&H
CaseCorsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$79.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit$88.88 @ OutletPC
MonitorBenQ RL2755HM 27.0" 60Hz Monitor$269.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1393.98
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$1373.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-20 11:09 EDT-0400

Note: the actual case I'm looking at is the Corsair SPEC-02 Redshift ATX Mid Tower Case rather than the Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case, but I'm assuming those are equivalent.

Provide any additional details you wish below.

Parts were all chosen from the local Micro Center so I can do the build this weekend. With tax, it ends up being in the $1400 range all-in.

Key questions:

  • Did I choose anything completely outlandish? I started with a skeleton build from /r/buildapcforme and adjusted for what was available locally.

  • Would there be any noticeable benefit in jumping from the i5-6500 3.2GHz to the i7-6700 3.4GHz? It's ~$100 more for the latter, but most suggested builds still use the i5.

  • Am I missing anything obvious in the build at this point or did I choose anything notorious and terrible?

  • It's my first time building, what am I going to forget?

NOTE: You do not have to follow this format, but please be sure to answer these questions. Please do not ask to simply be given a build. You are welcome to delete this section.

3 years, 7 months agoTheCavis posted on buildapc.
Aug. 20, 2016

Oh, thanks, good catch.

I still have some room in my budget (and don't mind going a little higher on something I'll stare at all the time). Would something along these lines work better?

1440p 144hz under 400? [R]

3 years, 7 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 4, 2016
3 years, 7 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 4, 2016

It's a bit high atm but I believe the Amazon bot will show the lowest prices.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

I got mine for 399.99 at microcenter which is technically under 400...

Best gaming monitor under $300? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoRAS7331 posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 3, 2016

I'm looking to move my pc from my tv to my desk, and need a new monitor to get the best visuals (have a very old one). Looking for suggestions. Thanks!

3 years, 7 months agoRAS7331 posted on buildapc.
Aug. 3, 2016

In my opinion TN panels have improved a lot since people universally accepted them as crap compared tr IPS models. I think the sweet spot right now for freesync would be the Acer xg270HU. I honestly could not tell the difference when compared to the IPS version of the monitor but everyone is different. Here is the Acer xg270hu

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769

You get 1440p and 144hz with freesync.

The sticker price is $499 but it it constantly on sale for $399.

What is the best and cheapest but still quality 2k 144hz monitor [R]

3 years, 8 months agoRyanGBaker posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 26, 2016

Simple Questions - July 23, 2016 [R]

3 years, 8 months agodrfoqui posted submission on buildapc.
July 23, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agodrfoqui posted on buildapc.
July 23, 2016

You are buying a AMD graphics card and G-sync is for nVidia cards. You could be interested in a Freesync monitor instead.

I'm not sure you'll find a 1440p monitor with Freesync in your budget but I think you'll probably be fine without it. For reference, this should show you two options without Freesync close to your budget and this is what a 1440p Freesync monitor goes for.

If what you want is higher framerate without tearing within your budget, consider going for 1080p at 144hz with this guy. It probably depends on what games you play more often.

Need some input on a monitor I'm considering [R]

3 years, 8 months agointrepped posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 18, 2016

Okay so I'm looking for a good 144hz monitor right now, I have a Gtx 1070 (yay!) now, but G-sync isn't necessary. I found this monitor on this website thanks to /r/BuildAPCSales notifying me orders over $300 are 25% off, so this looked like a good deal.

I'd just like to know if this monitor is good, hopefully from people who owns it. Ironically I don't play CS:GO despite it advertised as "Best for CS:GO Battlefield eSport", lol.

1440p 144hz [R]

3 years, 8 months agoamdfanboymsi posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 15, 2016

Wanted to see if anyone knows the best brand to buy a 1440p 144hz monitor being they're so pricey I want to make sure I get the best one possible for the 600ish dollars that would be spent. Thanks.

[Sale Thread] The Amazon Prime sale is here - please list all prime sales here [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJuggernats posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 12, 2016
3 years, 8 months agoJuggernats posted on buildapcsales.
July 12, 2016

The Acer XG270HU was on sale for $299.99 on Black Friday.

[Purchasing Help] Looking for 1440p with slim bezels and decent price [R]

3 years, 8 months agoshadyinternets posted submission on Monitors.
July 3, 2016

Hi /r/Monitors,

TL;DR at the bottom.

I will be building a PC in the next few months, likely with a GTX 1070. I will be using the PC mainly for productivity (programming), but will definitely be gaming on it too.

I will be coming from console gaming, so I don't really know what kind of performance to expect. I would like to future-proof with dual 1440p monitors, and I'd really prefer slim bezels because the mouse jumping between screens bugs me. I would likely only game with one of the monitors.

As I said, I'm coming from console gaming, so refresh rate will be better on PC basically no matter what. But... I would like the monitor refresh rate to NOT be the bottleneck to smooth gameplay, so something higher than 100hz would be ideal.

My budget for both monitors is about $700-$750, so I'm looking for a max of about $350-$375 each, cheaper is always a plus.

TL;DR:
Are there any monitors that satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Max of about $350 USD
  2. 1440p
  3. Slim Bezels
  4. decent refresh rate (100+)

From what I've seen, it seems like my expectations are much too high. If that's the case, what would you all recommend making compromises on?

3 years, 8 months agoshadyinternets posted on Monitors.
July 3, 2016

have you considered 1 ultrawide? you would only have to give up the decent refresh rate part as to get 100hz is going to be at least $1,000 if you find a refurb or something.

something like this, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q7VCSGU/ref=psdc1292115011t1_B00PXYRMPE

you will be at 60hz but the 1070 should push it nicely.

otherwise you are prob not going to find what you want at that price point, would have to spend a little more for something like https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr13?

what about something like this? people claim to get it to 85hz, its 1440p, no bezel since ultrawide and not a ton over your budget. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Curved-34-inch-UltraWide-Display/dp/B0111MRT90?

dropping from 1440p to 1080p would also open up more options.

Which is better? Ultrawide 75 hz, 1080p 144hz, or 1440p 60 hz? [R]

3 years, 9 months agoJamjosef posted submission on Amd.
June 29, 2016

Freesync

I am torn which to go for...

GPU will be RX 480 ~ 390x with OC

I will play a huge variety of games. FPS, RTS, RPG, MMO, turn based strategy, etc....

I was originally leaning towards the 1440p 144hz, because it's sort of futureproof. I could turn settings down on First person shooters to get more fps, and turn settings up in games I care less about fps, like civilization.

3 years, 9 months agoJamjosef posted on Amd.
June 29, 2016

Well you could get a Freesync 1080 or 1440P 144hz monitor for relatively cheap

1440P $403

1080P $235

XG270HU for 1440P 144hz Gaming monitor without breaking the bank. [R]

3 years, 9 months agogen5beast posted submission on Monitors.
June 24, 2016

I have a 980ti and I am considering getting the XG270HU because it's only $350 right now. Obviously I can't use the freesync but I've never had a problem with screen tearing so I'm not too worried about it.

My concern is mostly over the build quality. Lots of reviews say its wobbly and the stand isn't great. But overall for performance for cost it seems like a good deal.

Can anyone give insight into the quality of the monitor and whether its a good deal at 350?

3 years, 9 months agogen5beast posted on Monitors.
June 25, 2016

found this with freesync for 418$- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=twisterB018FLZ63G?encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Monitor suggestions? [R]

3 years, 9 months agoJune 25, 2016

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3 years, 9 months agogen5beast posted on buildapc.
June 25, 2016

This is not too ridiculous but still pretty good... http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-MG279Q&c=CJ

Also found this with freesync for 418$- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=twisterB018FLZ63G?encoding=UTF8&psc=1

RX 480 on Newegg! [R]

3 years, 9 months agogreasy_minge posted submission on Amd.
June 21, 2016
3 years, 9 months agogreasy_minge posted on Amd.
June 21, 2016

I saw a refurbished acer 144hz 1440p freesync for 350 recently too.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS one for 380 here.

So, right now i can't decide... [R]

3 years, 9 months agoRobag4Life posted submission on Amd.
June 21, 2016

Should i get a 1070 or a 480 ? and possibly an other 480 later ? I CAN'T DECIDE GUYS HELP ;-; and why would i get a card over an other ?

Thanks !

3 years, 9 months agoRobag4Life posted on Amd.
June 21, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

And an 8GB 480? You won't hit anywhere near 144hz unless it's stuff like CS, but with freesync, it doesn't matter as much - anything above 45fps will be presented with no tearing, and almost no stuttering.

Seems like a deal to me.

[Monitor] LG27UD68 - 27" IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor - $399.99 new or $354.99 open box (Reg. $499.99) [R]

3 years, 9 months agoKing_Jomo posted submission on buildapcsales.
June 19, 2016

1440p vs 1080p 144hz w/ FreeSync [R]

3 years, 9 months agodasper12 posted submission on Amd.
June 17, 2016

Hey all, I'm planning on getting an RX 480 and a new monitor. For the same price (~200), I could either get a 1440p monitor or a 144hz 1080p one with FreeSync. I've heard great things about FreeSync and want to try it, but I wonder if it has benefits over a higher quality screen. Thanks

3 years, 9 months agodasper12 posted on Amd.
June 17, 2016

BenQ has some really nice ones at 1080 like this BenQ XL2720Z 144Hz 1ms 27" for 360 but if you do not care about VESA compatible mounts you could go up to a Acer 27" 1440, 144hz, FreeSync, 1ms monitor for $420. They are both TN panels but most people don't care or know the difference between TN, TFT, IPS.

1440p vs 1080p 144hz w/ FreeSync [R]

3 years, 9 months agoNuM_Brrr_WoN posted submission on Amd.
June 17, 2016

Hey all, I'm planning on getting an RX 480 and a new monitor. For the same price (~200), I could either get a 1440p monitor or a 144hz 1080p one with FreeSync. I've heard great things about FreeSync and want to try it, but I wonder if it has benefits over a higher quality screen. Thanks

3 years, 9 months agoNuM_Brrr_WoN posted on Amd.
June 17, 2016

Why not both 1440p and 144hz? You can sometimes find great deals on Acer re-certified monitors for $200-$300. This is what I used with my 390x: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Link was just for quick reference.

New monitor for GTX 1080 [R]

3 years, 9 months agoaminobeano posted submission on buildapc.
June 13, 2016

Hello all! I just ordered a GTX 1080 (upgrading from GTX 770) and was curious what monitor would be a good pair for the card? I'm only looking for a single monitor setup, probably 1440p would be my sweet spot.

I currently have a terrible ASUS 1080p 21" display, so anything is really a huge upgrade.

Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Edit: Sorry guys I always forget some info :). Budget is anything up to about $500. 24 - 27" sounds like the sweet spot. And I play many types of games. From RPGs to shooters to indie games. I'm not really a competitive gamer, but a higher refresh rate than 60 does sound nice.

Edit: Thank you all so much for the wonderful recommendations! I have lots of researching to do now, and this is a great jumping off point! Cheers to you all!

3 years, 9 months agoaminobeano posted on buildapc.
June 17, 2016

Acer XG270hu is a 27" 1440p 144hz for $419 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrotherapa_OrbzxbA9VH738

This LG ultra wide is a good choice too. Goes to 75hz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B9IDLAW/ref=cmswrotherapa_CubzxbDJK1E00

Group Drawings for ESL One Cologne 2016 [R]

3 years, 9 months agoJune 12, 2016

Tournament Information

DateJuly 5 - July 10, 2016
Location Cologne, Germany
VenueESL Studios / Lanxess Arena
Teams16
Prize Pool$1,000,000

 

Which teams do you think will make it out of the Group Stage? PREDICT HERE

See the Results HERE


 

Groups

Group 1Group 2
Team EnVyUsG2 Esports
MousesportsFaZe Clan
Virtus.ProFnatic
Team LiquidLuminosity Gaming
Group 3Group 4
DignitasFlipsid3 Tactics
Gambit GamingOptic Gaming
Counter Logic GamingNinjas in Pyjamas
AstralisNatus Vincere

 


Group Seedings

1 - MLG Columbus Top 42 - MLG Columbus #5-#83 - Qualifier Top 44 - Qualifier #5-#8
Luminosity Gaming Ninjas in Pyjamas FaZe Clan Dignitas
Astralis Fnatic Mouseports Team EnVyUs
Team Liquid Counter Logic Gaming Gambit G2 Esports
Natus Vincere Virtus.Pro Optic Gaming Flipsid3 Tactics

 


Qualified Teams

Teams
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Luminosity FalleN fer fnx coldzera TACO
Natus Vincere Zeus Flamie seized GuardiaN Edward
Astralis Xyp9x device karrigan dupreeh gla1ve
Team Liquid s1mple koosta nitr0 EliGE Hiko
Ninjas in Pyjamas f0rest GeT_RiGhT friberg Xizt Pyth
Fnatic jw flusha KRiMZ dennisTBD
Counter Logic Gaming jdm64 reltuC hazed tarikTBD
Virtus.pro TaZ Neo Snax pasha Byali
Challengers
FaZe Clan fox rain aizy jkaem kioShiMa
mousesports chrisJ nex Niko denis spiidi
Team EnVyUs NBK Happy kennyS Devil apEX
Optic Gaming daps NAF stanislaw RUSH mixwell
Gambit Gaming hooch Dosia mou AdreN spaze
Team Dignitas RUBINO tenzki k0nfig cajunb MSL
Flipsid3 Tactics B1ad3 Shara markeloff wayLander WorldEdit
G2 Esports bodyy shox ScreaM RpK SmithZz

G sync monitor [R]

3 years, 9 months agoYourAnimeSucks posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 12, 2016

Dose a g sync monitor work with a amd gpu, can you still use the displayport with amd gpu, what are the limitations?

3 years, 9 months agoYourAnimeSucks posted on pcmasterrace.
June 12, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS?ie=UTF8&Version=1&entries=0

get one with freesync instead, like for example

1080p or 1440p for sniping? [R]

3 years, 9 months agoAbsolute906 posted submission on pcgaming.
June 7, 2016

New to PC fps (usually mmo's) and I'm interested in what most long time snipers use/prefer, specifically I'm playing overwatch. I'd imagine smaller 1080p monitors would be easier but I'm wondering if putting in the time to master 1440p would be worth it or maybe I'm just a nut. Thanks for any advice.

Edit: my apologies, I effed up and left out an important detail, I have a qnix 1440p that will run stable at 110hz (120 artifacts), is 110hz to 144 hz noticeable to any who have tested? I have np buying a 144hz I'm just unsure if its discernible. Thanks again.

3 years, 9 months agoAbsolute906 posted on pcgaming.
June 8, 2016

If its within budget I would suggest getting a 1440p/144hz monitor. Even if your hardware isn't quite there to take full advantage, its still a huge visual upgrade. Overwatch isn't very taxing anyway, even at max settings and 1440p. I picked this one up for $350 on sale at my local micro center and I recommend it.

Linus did it. [R]

3 years, 9 months agoTheFrenchAreAssholes posted submission on Amd.
June 6, 2016
3 years, 9 months agoTheFrenchAreAssholes posted on Amd.
June 7, 2016

[This] (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS) should be what you're looking for. Granted, it's twice the price. It's a pretty good monitor, though; I have one.

Alright this is the last one for the week I SWEAR [R]

3 years, 9 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 5, 2016

Ok so in my previous posts I have asked and said I wanna spend as little as possible on the new monitor blah blah blah. $400 is the budget. 750ti GPU, i7-6700, Z170A mobo, 16gb RAM, what does PCMR have to say for a 144hz monitor?

3 years, 9 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted on pcmasterrace.
June 5, 2016

$400 budget get the same thing I have, Acer XG270HU 1440p 144hz decent panel. Shitty stand but for the price who can complain. No standard vesa mounts but easily hackable.

EDIT: Microcenter has them for 399

|||||

Amazon has them for 420

[Build Help] Purchasing Gaming PC [R]

3 years, 10 months agoRedMage928 posted submission on buildapc.
May 18, 2016

I'm very new to hardware, only recently learning terms such as PSU and GPU, so please bear with me

I'm looking for a PC that can play games such as Overwatch at High quality and ~60 FPS

I purchased an EVGA GeForce GTX 970 and Corsair 600w for an ideacentre K410 (2012) only to find the GPU is incompatible, with the GeForce GTX 560, 545 and 520 being the recommended GPU's (Can someone tell me how well Overwatch will run with a GeForce GTX 560 and my current i5 @ 3.10 GHz, 1680 x 1050 resolution, etc.) ( I may just return the 970 and settle for cheap stuff until I'm older)

I'm still a high school student so it won't be used much, 2-3 hours weekdays and 5-6 on weekends maximum. My budget goes up to preferably ~1000 and maxing out at 2000 USD, I'm purchasing the parts from the US.

I don't really want to take a crash course in hardware like I've been doing this past week and build a custom, tailored to my needs PC. I just want an acceptable machine that I can just buy, replace the GPU/PSU, plug in and use.

tl;dr How well does Overwatch run with GeForce GTX 560/i5 @3.10 GHz

If it's not Medium-High graphics at ~60 FPS, what's a good ~$1000 easy-to-assemble/use gaming PC that is?

3 years, 9 months agoRedMage928 posted on buildapc.
June 3, 2016

Idk about refurbished on Ebay. Plus I'm probably going to want to check out monitors in-store anyway.

Is GSync really worth the ~$200 more than Free Sync? Cause I can get a new instead of refurbished monitor for less where it looks like that's the only difference. The 1070 sounds like it'll keep up

I'm gonna forget black friday for the monitor.

Simple Questions - June 02, 2016 [R]

3 years, 10 months agoJahordon posted submission on buildapc.
June 2, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agoJahordon posted on buildapc.
June 2, 2016

The Acer XG270HU is $420 on Amazon right now for the "AMD Freesync" version. The "Freesynv" version is $550. What's the difference between AMD Freesync and just Freesync? If I plan on getting an 1070 or 1080, would the "AMD Freesync" work with this, or would I need an AMD card?

Would this be a good deal for a gaming monitor with a 1070?

Good 27" 1440p monitor recommendations? [R]

3 years, 10 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted submission on pcmasterrace.
June 1, 2016

Hi there, with the recent release of performance data for the 1080/1070(I'm planning on getting one), I'm looking to upgrade my monitor to 1440p. I'm looking for a "best bang for the buck" monitor no more than $350. Any recommendations welcome, thanks!

EDIT: If you have any personal experience with these monitors, please do share your experience!

3 years, 10 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted on pcmasterrace.
June 2, 2016

Sorry that's right before I went to sleep. Here's an amazon link I'm sure you can find it cheaper though

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1464845331&sr=1-1&keywords=Xg270hu

Simple Questions - May 28, 2016 [R]

3 years, 10 months agogreypiper1 posted submission on buildapc.
May 28, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agogreypiper1 posted on buildapc.
May 30, 2016

This is the monitor I was thinking about, another retailer is selling for less than $400, any good?

What's your unpopular PCMR opinion? [R]

3 years, 10 months agoMay 29, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agoscylendrey posted on pcmasterrace.
May 29, 2016

I bought this one. It was on Amazon for 350 I think at the time. Freesync monitors are very reasonably priced, unlike G-sync.

I'm not too savvy with monitors, maybe you guys could help me out? [R]

3 years, 10 months agohomietron5000 posted submission on Monitors.
May 28, 2016

Hey guys! I'm looking at building a PC in the near future, but I know very little about monitors. I'm in the market for a monitor to get the most out of this build without sacrificing performance. The games I usually play are WoW, LoL, Overwatch, GTA V, and I would also like to get into the heavy graphic mods for Bethesda games. Any input is appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to help me out!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$233.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$24.89 @ OutletPC
MotherboardMSI MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$147.98 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$69.88 @ OutletPC
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$88.30 @ Amazon
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$47.49 @ OutletPC
Video CardMSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card$329.98 @ SuperBiiz
CaseNZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case$61.99 @ NCIX US
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$70.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1110.48
Mail-in rebates-$35.00
Total$1075.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-28 17:47 EDT-0400
3 years, 10 months agohomietron5000 posted on Monitors.
May 29, 2016

Depends on your budget, bud.

I assume you know what things like refresh rate are, and what IPS/TN panels are. If not, [here's] (http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/r/refrrate.htm) a quick definition of what refresh rate is, and a [video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Y26Uq07Kw) on the differences between IPS and TN panels. Also, consider Freesync. Here's a [video on what that is] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ey-KObDABI).

Now that you've gotten settled, I'll give you some options :)

[Acer XG270HU] (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx) $419

[Asus MG279] (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx) $600

[LG Electronics 34UM67] (http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-34UM67-34-Inch-LED-lit/dp/B00VBNQJSM/ref=sr12?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1431886478&sr=8-2&keywords=29UM67) $500

[Acer XR341CK] (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XR341CK-bmijpphz-34-inch-UltraWide/dp/B0111MRT90/ref=sr115?tag=amazon0606-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1436945804&sr=1-15&keywords=3440x1440) ~$1000

[Acer G257HU] (http://www.amazon.com/Acer-G257HU-smidpx-25-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00QS0AKVK?tag=amazon0606-20) $260 -- this is a really good monitor for the price if you're on a budget. It doesn't have freesync, but it's great for the price if you don't care about screen tear. Hey, that rhymes! LOL

[Acer H277H] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0148NNKU6/ref=twisterB016E49WWW?tag=amazon0606-20&encoding=UTF8&psc=1) $280 same goes for this one! it's 1080p so it won't be taxing on your system like 4K would. 1440p isn't that taxing as well if you adjust your settings :)

If you are playing FPS shooters, having freesync could be a beneficial thing for you :) so consider that!

Hope this helps!

EDIT: quick side note! WAIT FOR COMPUTEX BEFORE YOU BUY ANYTHING! I can't tell you how many times people buy hardware before new ones get announced/come out, and then they beat themselves up. Consider these options as a pathway, but you should 1. Do more research on the things you look for in a monitor besides the things I've mentioned before and 2. Wait until something better gets released since you said you are planning to do a PC build in the near future. Wait for AMD's new architecture, named Polaris, to drop. Wait for benchmarks. Wait for monitors at computex to be announced, and then make a decision! :) All these things can help.

Why? Because I'm planning to do a PC build myself in the near future! :)

Simple Questions - May 26, 2016 [R]

3 years, 10 months agoFilipinoBambino posted submission on buildapc.
May 26, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agoFilipinoBambino posted on buildapc.
May 26, 2016

What is the difference between these monitors? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769&cmre=xg270hu--24-009-769-_-Product

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1464289436&sr=1-1&keywords=xg270hu+omidpx

Need some monitor upgrade advice [R]

3 years, 10 months agoMay 25, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agoenemy1g posted on pcmasterrace.
May 25, 2016

Acer XG270HU

Freesync, DP, pretty low response time, 144hz. I own three of them and they're awesome (aside from their stand and no VESA mounts, but there are VESA mount adapters for this monitor).

Simple Questions - May 25, 2016 [R]

3 years, 10 months agoDank_Duck posted submission on buildapc.
May 25, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agoDank_Duck posted on buildapc.
May 25, 2016

> Is that asking too much from my setup?

I wouldn't say it's asking too much, especially since freesync monitors are quite a bit cheaper than g sync. Don't expect to max out AAA games at 1440p and get 144fps though.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=twisterB018FLZ63G?encoding=UTF8&psc=1

IIRC this monitor uses the same panel as the g sync series(xb270hu)

When your friend is new to the Master Race... [R]

3 years, 10 months agoTheBestOtaku posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 24, 2016
3 years, 10 months agoTheBestOtaku posted on pcmasterrace.
May 25, 2016

Get him this OP, he'll be satisfied

[Monitor] Acer GN246HL 1ms 144Hz 179.99 [R]

3 years, 10 months agoMay 24, 2016
3 years, 10 months agowhatdidshedo posted on buildapcsales.
May 24, 2016

freesync if you can .. it's not much difference in price anyway , if you have compatible amd card , prices are going down, even acer XG270HU 1440P 144HZ FREESYNC IS $350 now

Simple Questions - May 23, 2016 [R]

3 years, 10 months agoDonutDonutDonut posted submission on buildapc.
May 23, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agoDonutDonutDonut posted on buildapc.
May 23, 2016

I'm looking to upgrade my GPU, and I'd also like to get a 144hz 1440p gaming monitor. I'm waiting until details on Polaris (benchmarks and prices) before deciding on ATI vs. Nvidia, but I've been considering this monitor. The price is currently pretty great, but since it's a FreeSync monitor, will I be locked in to buying an ATI card to take advantage of the high refresh rate?

Would this be a good monitor and can i play games at 1440p with gtx 980? [R]

3 years, 10 months agoSpaderTanker posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 20, 2016

gonna buy a 980 soon and wanted a 144 hz monitor as opposed to my current 60 hz, would this be reasonable to buy or should i just stick to 1920x1080 gaming with a gtx 980? link to monitor: http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2730Z-Monitor-Resolution-FreeSync/dp/B00TUK9D9K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

3 years, 10 months agoSpaderTanker posted on pcmasterrace.
May 20, 2016

Get this guy, same panel and chip (same monitor basically) from a different company. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1463725416&sr=1-1&keywords=acer+freesync

Looking to make the move to 1440p. Need some advice. [R]

3 years, 10 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 13, 2016

1) How is 27" for 1440p? I'll be sitting about 3-4 2-3 feet away.

2) Is this a good monitor? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009849&cm_re=1440p-_-24-009-849-_-Product

3) Is there anywhere(online) I can get a visual for the difference between 1080 and 1440? There is no 1440p monitors on display near me.

4) What are some other things I should expect when moving up?

5) Should I use HDMI or Display Port?

3 years, 10 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted on pcmasterrace.
May 13, 2016

It looks like a pretty good monitor! TN panel is not as bad as many make it out to be, if you're on a monitor you're probably looking at it with decent viewing angles. I use TN and love it. I'm not sure what your budget is but I feel the Acer XG270HU is worth mentioning, it is $130 more but has support for 144hz. Again, no clue how important that is to you or what your budget is just sharing the monitor that I have. And the monitor you linked is still great.

Can these Specs run a 1440P/144Hz Monitor? [R]

3 years, 11 months agoMyTQuinn87 posted submission on buildapc.
April 27, 2016

I want to buy a 1440P/144HZ/1MS Monitor, but i want to make sure my Hardware can handle it at 100+ FPS. IF not I'd just go to a 1080P.

Processor : Intel i7-930 @2.8GHZ. (soon to OC"d to 3.6) Graphics: Strix GTX 970 RAM: Mishkin 12GB DDR3 RAM.

Please advise...

3 years, 11 months agoMyTQuinn87 posted on buildapc.
April 27, 2016

Either one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

MiniITX Gaming Rig [R]

3 years, 11 months agoApril 26, 2016

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3 years, 11 months agoandysaurus_rex posted on buildapcforme.
April 26, 2016

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $334.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $107.88 @ OutletPC Motherboard | Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard | $159.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $64.99 @ SuperBiiz Storage | Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $314.99 @ Amazon Video Card | Asus Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card | $599.99 @ Newegg Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ SuperBiiz Optical Drive | LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer | $45.89 @ OutletPC Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | $85.49 @ OutletPC Other| Ncase M1| $185.00 | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2009.20 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00 | Total | $1969.20 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-26 12:40 EDT-0400 |

This is gonna be super overkill for the games you listed, just FYI.

Here's a monitor that I think would be really good: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

The reason I chose a Fury X over a 980ti is because:

A) the size of the case means that a small form factor GPU really makes sense. You can fit a full sized card in there, but it will be more comfortable with a Fury X, plus it has its own liquid cooler, so that's good too.

B) Because we're seeing more and more DirectX 12 benchmarks and it seems like AMD consistently gets a performance boost while Nvidia gets a performance hit.

As for the front USB question, I imagine that they will have some sort of always on/charge capability. I have a much less expensive and older motherboard with that technology so I assume it's in almost every newer and more expensive one.

Are Korean Monitors Worth the Risk? [R]

3 years, 11 months agoRageW posted submission on Monitors.
April 25, 2016

As the title says, what do you guys think?

Any personal experiences, good, bad?

How is reliability, backlight bleed, dead pixels?

Thanks!

3 years, 11 months agoRageW posted on Monitors.
April 26, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Found it cheaper in store, in Sweden. Lacks VESA, but the point is still valid. The prices are coming down, making the Korean monitors obsolete at the moment.

Which monitor to choose? [R]

3 years, 11 months agowhatdidshedo posted submission on buildapc.
April 21, 2016

My son has asked for a new monitor for his birthday. I currently have a R9 390X, so we can go all the way up to 3840X2160. I don't mind spending the roughly $450 it will take to get there (for a 26-28" monitor)... BUT...

My question is whether or not at this time I would be better off getting a 2560X1440 monitor and focusing on getting 120hz instead of 60hz?

Ultimately, I guess I'm asking what the best bang for the buck is currently.

3 years, 11 months agowhatdidshedo posted on buildapc.
April 21, 2016

With that GPU I would definitely go for 2560x1440p 144hz freesync (best new display tech) now with those specs the choice comes down to TN( 1ms refresh fast but colors can look bit washed out and viewing angles aren't best) or IPS(4ms response but better colors and viewing angles) and cost bit more. Something like Acer XG270HU or IPS one from Asus

And the reason I wouldn't go for 4k is cause the gaming at 4k is not there yet even with most powerful GPU and high refresh and freesync makes for tear free smooth gaming experience, once you go from regular 1080p 60hz to 144hz freesync it's quite the jump in gaming experience. He will love it.

People with 1440p coming from 1080p. What was your first impression? [R]

3 years, 11 months agozugy posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 20, 2016

Ive been really anxoius about getting the ROG swift but dont know if its worth it. I have a 120hz TN 24" 1080p monitor atm.

3 years, 11 months agozugy posted on pcmasterrace.
April 20, 2016

I went from a ~9 year old 1080p 24" monitor to this 27" 1440p 144hz freesync monitor. It definitely looks a lot better than the old one, however that's mostly due to the fact that it isn't super old. Text is a bit smaller on the 27", however, due to the slightly higher pixel density, but games definitely look better with the higher resolution. Video is so-so. Lower res video looks worse, high res video is much better. Overall I'm quite happy with it but YMV.

$1800 Gaming Computer. Help Needed, Might Be A Noob. [R]

3 years, 11 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted submission on buildapc.
April 19, 2016

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Sho nuff.

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

Ideally max settings, for the foreseeable future, at 1440p.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

$1800 is about my max. I'm already over it, and can't go much higher.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

US

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xYTWnQ

Provide any additional details you wish below.

So basically, I'm not very sure what I'm doing for certain things.

Is the CPU fan I basically randomly chose fine?

Is there any way to squeeze an i7 onto this build? Is it worth it to try?

Is the motherboard ok? Will it prevent future upgrades?

At the risk of sounding silly, is there anything else I'll need to add to have the computer finished, assuming I have a mouse and keyboard already? Like, you don't need a network card to connect to the internet right?

Do my case and monitor make sense? And is the monitor good enough? No point having a powerful card if my monitor can't display its images.

I really shouldn't be going over $1800 all in. If I were to cut some fat, where would I be looking, assuming I want that graphics card?

EDIT: I ended up going with this one basically. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BkhymG

Still deciding on a monitor, but all other parts have been ordered.

I appreciate the input. From everyone!

3 years, 11 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted on buildapc.
April 19, 2016

Here's the monitor I got for $399.99 @ microcenter just a few weeks ago. Doesn't have gsync (does have freesync) but @ 27" 1440p @ 144hz you can't go wrong even though it's not IPS

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Monitor Advice? [R]

3 years, 11 months agoedgerton121 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
April 17, 2016

Greetings brothers/sisters.

I will be going off to university this fall and am looking to switch to a desktop monitor. I currently game on a 50in plasma TV, but a desktop environment is far more productive for my major (software engineering).

So I have a bit of a dilemma and decision to make. I have a single g1 970, 4690k build. I'm looking at the 27" range for screen size. I don't need more than 60hz. I'm concerned my single 970 may not be enough for 1440p with just 3.5gb VRAM (thanks Nvidia). I don't have to have AA cranked up or the absolute max settings, I just want a consistent 60fps. So I have a few questions.

1) 1080p or 1440p?

2) Should I be able to stick with one 970, should I upgrade to SLI, should I upgrade to 980ti, should I wait for pascal for the $350-ish priced card, or even AMD Polaris?

3) Will my 970 be able to get 60fps 1440p on medium/high settings with little to no AA? Will SLI?

4) How much worse visually is it really to crank down the game to 1080p and play on a 1440p display?

5) Could you recommend any good monitors in the under $450ish price range along with GPU setup necessary to support it?

Thank you so much in advance. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

3 years, 11 months agoedgerton121 posted on pcmasterrace.
April 17, 2016

I will go ahead and say after using 3 1440p monitors that 1080p will look TERRIBLE and blotchy if you attempt to turn the graphics resolution down to 1080p. With that said, I highly recommend a 144hz monitor. This is the one I have, and it is my favorite so far. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo07_s00

Good, cheap G sync monitor [R]

3 years, 11 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted submission on buildapc.
April 7, 2016

I'm looking for a monitor that has g-sync so my 650$ graphics card doesn't go to waste, 1080p is fine.

3 years, 11 months agodefnot_hedonismbot posted on buildapc.
April 7, 2016

I know you'd like gsync but I just wanted to say +1 to this monitor.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

I bought it at a microcenter b&m shop for 399.99. Not bad for 144hz @ 1440p

[Monitor] LG 29UM67P 29" Free-Sync 21:9 - $269.99 ($599.99-$330.00 save 55%) [R]

3 years, 11 months agoA_Storm posted submission on buildapcsales.
April 5, 2016
3 years, 11 months agoA_Storm posted on buildapcsales.
April 5, 2016

Just bought: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo00_s00 The other day, have an r9 390 and looking to be more productive for development. How is this and should I get it or hold out?

Currently have that monitor I linked and a 42 in samsung tv as my monitors.

Lg 29um67 29" ultrawide Freesync ips 75hz monitor on sale on Amazon $279.99 [R]

3 years, 12 months agoazurekevin posted submission on Amd.
March 30, 2016
3 years, 12 months agoazurekevin posted on Amd.
March 31, 2016

If you paid around 500 for that, I would return it if possible and get this for 350 instead while you can:

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Edit: Same specs but $150 difference.

I'm building a Streaming/Gaming pc with a price range around 3000 [R]

3 years, 12 months agoMarch 30, 2016

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3 years, 12 months agoSnafutarfun posted on buildapcforme.
March 30, 2016

I would honestly have no need for loading games faster than I already do and as for the monitor there aren't many monitors at a higher resolution that would keep me in my price range and are 144hz

edit: the Acer XG270HU could work as a monitor

[Monitor] Acer Predator XG270HUomidpx 27" 2560x1440 TN FREESYNC 144Hz Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor £299.99 (14% OFF) [R]

4 years agoMraedis posted submission on BaPCSalesEurope.
March 29, 2016

build help 1440p battlestation on a 1440p tv? [R]

4 years agoNot2Die2 posted submission on buildapc.
March 25, 2016

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

1440p, 60fps, ultra

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

$800 ballpark (already have ssd, case, and cpu cooler)

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

Usa

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

Well I have an 840 EVO SSD, 212 Hyper cpu cooler and a HAF-XB case. I was thinking about a z170 mtherboard, with some usb 3.1 ports and an i5 6600k, but ive read that an i5 4790 will outperform it so that could make me change my build to accomdate the socket. I play alot of GTA and Witcher 3.

Provide any additional details you wish below.

id like to be able to play most modern games in 1440p, Id sacrifice some high level graphics options if it meant a better framerate. On that note, I use a 40in 1080p sony lcd tv as a screen and love it, so if anyone knows where i can find a 1440p 144hz tv or something similar thatd be great

4 years agoNot2Die2 posted on buildapc.
March 25, 2016

i5 6600k vs i5 4690k , the skylake should win.

1440p wise i'd say these two are your best options for a tv. 1440p 144hz

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

vs

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-G257HU-smidpx-25-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00QS0AKVK?tag=amazon0606-20

1440p 60hz

Need help with two new monitors! One UW and one low input lag! [R]

4 years agoSoulshot96 posted submission on Monitors.
March 19, 2016

Hey everybody,

I need help I need help picking out two monitors. One of them needs to be an ultra wide that can run casual gaming along with Photoshop and other productive software. The next one needs to be 24 or 27 inches and very low input lag. Mainly for competitive gaming and first person shooters.

Bonus part: I need a free moving mount for these two new monitors that will allow me to put them side-by-side and stack them on top of each other. Also they will need to have the ability to rotate 180°.

Thanks

4 years agoSoulshot96 posted on Monitors.
March 20, 2016

Couple options for the 27 inch panel:

Asus MG279Q(IPS Freesync 4ms, 144hz, not as good as the PG, but it's cheaper, and works better with your AMD GPU thanks to freesync): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236466

This Acer(not too pretty imo but 144hz 1ms Freesync and cheap): http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

If you really want to save money, there is this Asus monitor(24 inches, 144hz, but TN, and only 1080p): http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VG248QE-24-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0/?tag=amazon0606-20

You'll have to look at these monitors for compatibility with Vesa mounts and stuff.

As far as Ultrawides go, that is a bit trickier, you might want to either stretch the budget, or cut into the $600 for the 144hz a bit to get both. I'll post suggestions anyway.

A Dell IPS 1440p ultrawide no freesync though afaik and rather expensive: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-34-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00PXYRMPE?tag=amazon0606-20

Crazy territory here, but this Acer has 75hz, 1440p, ips, freesync and a slick design, but its expensive as hell: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XR341CK-bmijpphz-34-inch-UltraWide/dp/B0111MRT90/ref=sr115?tag=amazon0606-20&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1436945804&sr=1-15&keywords=3440x1440

And a slightly cheaper but still pricey 1440p ips ultrawide from LG: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025066&cmre=1440pultrawide--24-025-066--Product

Look through, find some you like that both fit into your $1200 overall budget, make sure they would fit on a mount, find a mount, and go.

Into the Danger Zone! 2000 dollars sitting on 50 dollars of saw dust. [R]

4 years, 1 month agoFeb. 29, 2016
4 years agoFlyboy84 posted on battlestations.
Feb. 29, 2016

Forced upgrade [R]

4 years, 1 month agoFeelsgood767 posted submission on Monitors.
Feb. 29, 2016

I had this Acer H257HU until it went out and I shipped it under warranty. Unfortunately Fedex broke it but will be reimbursing me $449.

Should I go with the same monitor, or upgrade a bit? I would want to spend less than $550. I have a radeon 290x, so my FPS in LoL is 200+. I also get 80 FPS in world of tanks.

Any suggestions or stick with the same monitor. The Acer was my first 2k monitor and I thought it was good.

4 years agoFeelsgood767 posted on Monitors.
Feb. 29, 2016

Good sugestion!

I found amazon has it for $449 too!

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Build Complete] My Bi-Yearly upgrade ft. a $2,500 budget [R]

4 years, 1 month agoidrewt posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 19, 2016

It's here! It's here!! I made a new computer!! This was probably my 6th, and most expensive build. It all started when I got a good deal on a 980 Ti and decided to rebuild around it with future plans to SLI when the Pascal series comes out (Hopefully lowering the price of 900 series)... Here was my previous build. Sorry if you don't like my pictures D: I'm a novice, just got a new camera and what better way to play with my new toy than to take pictures of my other new toy.

Album

All parts were purchased from a local Microcenter. Notice, the RAM is not Ripjaws, it's actually some EVGA thing but that was the closest I could find on PCPP as the EVGA set was not listed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core ProcessorPurchased For $369.99
CPU CoolerCorsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerPurchased For $102.99
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 MotherboardPurchased For $136.99
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 MemoryPurchased For $74.99
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 MemoryPurchased For $74.99
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State DrivePurchased For $156.99
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePurchased For $39.99
Video CardPNY GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video CardPurchased For $639.99
CaseCorsair 760T White V2 ATX Full Tower CasePurchased For $159.99
Power SupplyCorsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power SupplyPurchased For $74.99
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterPurchased For $19.99
MonitorAcer XB270HU bprz 144Hz 27.0" MonitorPurchased For $599.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$2466.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-19 08:03 EST-0500
4 years, 1 month agoidrewt posted on buildapc.
Feb. 19, 2016

Great Question! I had the Acer XG270HU when I was using the 390x and did not struggle on any games! Bear in mind I am not the kind of user to keep a FPS counter at the top of my screen but I could definitely tell you that I was getting over 90FPS on any game I played, usually with the highest settings. Even if the card hiccups and you drop below 60FPS FreeSync will make that experience nearly unnoticeable. Here are some benchmarks that are pretty accurate for our cards.

Back again with a question! [R]

4 years, 1 month agoMolecular_Blackout posted submission on buildapc.
Feb. 14, 2016

Finished (?) build here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KcCMBm

Hello guys, so I finally got my R9 390 and am loving it so far! But, last night I was playing Arma 3 (Breaking Point mod, found out the community on it is cancer) and the graphics looked great, but it kept skipping around and feeling like it was lagging a bit. I wanted to ask the experts here if my am being bottlenecked by my CPU, or if it may just be the game itself?

Second question! I am in the market for a new monitor (1440 / 144hz style). Would it be a better idea to go for full 1440 / 144, or save money and stick with 1080 / 144? Would any monitors in the ~$350 price range also support Freesync?

Thanks a ton ahead of time!

4 years, 1 month agoMolecular_Blackout posted on buildapc.
Feb. 15, 2016

After reading a bit, I think it may have just been the mod not being optimized and being well.. a mod. Also Arma 3 is CPU heavy so that may have played a factor. I am gonna try the main game again and see if it persists.

I know the jump from 1080 to 1440 is noticeable, but is it considered a better idea to wait until 4k becomes cheaper and drives the 1440 prices down?

That AOC 27" looks like it fits my needs and I wont need to buy this: Acer XG270HU

Thank you for the reply!

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Feb 09, 2016 [R]

4 years, 1 month agoTeamLouie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 9, 2016

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

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4 years, 1 month agoTeamLouie posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 9, 2016

I'm currently working on getting a weekly stream up and going, but I only have one monitor. What I have right now is great, it's the Acer XG270HU. The only problem, if you even want to call it that, is that it's FreeSync, while I have an GTX 970. I want a second monitor so I can read Twitch chat while I stream. I was wondering if I should stick with the monitor I have and just buy a cheap one from Best Buy as a secondary monitor or if I should buy a G-Sync monitor and use this one as my secondary. Will the quality jump that much if I go to G-Sync?

Looking to upgrade, need opinions. [R]

4 years, 1 month agoidrewt posted submission on Monitors.
Feb. 9, 2016

I've been using a shimian q270 for almost 5 years now and one half (vertically) is much dimmer than the other. So I have a few options, either get it repaired (100$+ at least) or get something else. I would prefer to stay with 1440p but I would be okay with downgrading to 1080 assuming it has at least similar PPI. My big problem, however, is glare. I game in a very bright room and it needs to be matte. Anything glossy is almost unplayable. Since my monitor has gone dimmer on one half it makes it almost impossible to watch movies or play game with the lights on.

The acer g257hu seems like a perfect choice for me but I'm curious if anyone has any experience with both the shimian (or any other korean ips) and that model. It seems like it is really more of a sidegrade that I'll be spending 400$ on (I'm in Canada). If it's a sidegrade I might as well just get mine repaired, at least that is my line of thinking.

4 years, 1 month agoidrewt posted on Monitors.
Feb. 9, 2016

I'm running a R9 390x w/ a Acer XG270HU ... I love it. While I can't speak for the G257HU, I'd imagine they are pretty similar. It's got a nice matte'd screen so you won't really have to worry about the "glossy" screen glare that you seem to dislike. I'm not sure what card you're running but the Acer you listed is probably a pretty good alternative if you're not willing to spend more money on a bigger monitor (w/ FreeSync)..

Will an R9 390 be sufficient for great results at 2560x1440 WQHD? [R]

4 years, 1 month agoSlyons89 posted submission on Monitors.
Feb. 5, 2016

Title says it all, about to buy my 390, and wanna know if i can push out WQHD or if I should stick to 2560x1080 WFHD? Thanks!!!

4 years, 1 month agoSlyons89 posted on Monitors.
Feb. 5, 2016

Absolutely! My monitor recommendation is the Acer XG270HU, it's fantastic.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jan 29, 2016 [R]

4 years, 2 months agoTeamLouie posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 29, 2016

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4 years, 2 months agoTeamLouie posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 30, 2016

I'm currently working on getting a weekly stream up and going, but I only have one monitor. What I have right now is great, it's the Acer XG270HU. The only problem, if you even want to call it that, is that it's FreeSync, while I have an GTX 970. I want a second monitor so I can read Twitch chat while I stream. I was wondering if I should stick with the monitor I have and just buy a cheap one from Best Buy as a secondary monitor or if I should buy a G-Sync monitor and use this one as my secondary. Will the quality jump that much if I go to G-Sync?

Why I love Ikea [R]

4 years, 2 months agoJan. 29, 2016

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4 years, 2 months agoQuinn___ posted on battlestations.
Jan. 30, 2016

Man I drool over the thought of an ultrawide like that in 144hz, then I realise I couldn't afford it.

I ended up buying an Acer XG270HU which is 1440p, 27" 144hz, and freesync. Big step up from my 24" 144hz.

Still though, I cant wait until the day where a 4K+ 144hz ultrawide is affordable (or even available)

Snowy Day Battlestation :) [R]

4 years, 2 months agoTheyCallMeCajun posted submission on battlestations.
Jan. 24, 2016
4 years, 2 months agoTheyCallMeCajun posted on battlestations.
Jan. 24, 2016

Couple of crappy Lenovos and the one in the middle is this

Battlestations thread! [R]

4 years, 2 months agoTheyCallMeCajun posted submission on teenagers.
Jan. 24, 2016
4 years, 2 months agoTheyCallMeCajun posted on teenagers.
Jan. 24, 2016

[GPU] EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Superclocked Video Card $879.99 ($1029.99 - $150) [R]

4 years, 2 months agoidrewt posted submission on buildapcsales.
Jan. 7, 2016
4 years, 2 months agoidrewt posted on buildapcsales.
Jan. 7, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/

I have this. It's awesome. ^(Despite the stand)

Edit: There is a non-FreeSync version that is cheaper, and a G-Sync that is a bit more costly.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Jan 05, 2016 [R]

4 years, 2 months agoSCP239 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 5, 2016

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4 years, 2 months agoSCP239 posted on pcmasterrace.
Jan. 5, 2016

I don't think you'll find any for around $400. Regular 1440p monitors start off around $300 and generally 144hz monitors are TN instead of IPS.

A quick look through Amazon gave me this. Can't see anywhere it states if it's IPS, though. It's the only 144hz 1440p monitor I saw around $400. All others were $600 or more.

Budget 144hz and 1440p monitor. [R]

4 years, 2 months agoThefishy posted submission on buildapc.
Jan. 5, 2016

Cheapest you can find, maybe it can even have g sync if it's cheap enough. Also, what are ips panels, and are they even good? Thanks,

4 years, 2 months agoThefishy posted on buildapc.
Jan. 5, 2016

Acer XG270HU

ASUS MG279Q

Are two decent ones I found after doing a quick search. Both of them are 144hz, both are 1440p and both have freesync and both are in the $500 price range.

[USA-VA] [H] Verified PayPal [W] 1440p 144 Hz Free-Sync Monitor or similar [R]

4 years, 3 months ago13515m0r3 posted submission on hardwareswap.
Dec. 23, 2015

Looking for something like an Acer XG270HU, BenQ XL2730Z, or Asus MG278Q. The first two are right around $300 refurbished right now. No dead pixels. Possibly will consider similar items. Don't want G-Sync.

4 years, 3 months ago13515m0r3 posted on hardwareswap.
Dec. 27, 2015

$419.99 on Amazon

Not exactly half price now is it.

1440p or 144hz? [R]

4 years, 3 months agooffice_bulgogi posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 22, 2015

I have a r9 390 and i5 6600k. Which would be better?

And is either of those worth it compared to a 1080p 60hz?

Is 1440p more "future proof"? (Because 60hz will stay smooth enough, whereas resolutions always go up)

( This thread is similar, but it is quite old now.)

I play both online FPS and singleplayer games, also I play both new and old games.

4 years, 3 months agooffice_bulgogi posted on buildapc.
Dec. 22, 2015

I have the exact same setup, let me break it down for you like this:

Star Wars BattleFront ULTRA settings in game: 1920 x 1080: 90-100 FPS 2560 x 1440: 60-70 FPS

I wish it ran it faster but it doesn't. Playing games at 120+ fps is awesome, so you could get 1440p @ 144hz but on older games like counterstrike.

I went with this monitor below, got it for $200 and it keeps me happy for now. Nixeus Vue 24" 1920x1080 144Hz, AMD FreeSync, 1ms, Adaptive-Sync 30Hz to 144Hz NX-VUE24A

I wish I got that red acer that user: c0horst got, but that would mean your games would run slower. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

1440p or 144hz? [R]

4 years, 3 months agoc0horst posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 22, 2015

I have a r9 390 and i5 6600k. Which would be better?

And is either of those worth it compared to a 1080p 60hz?

Is 1440p more "future proof"? (Because 60hz will stay smooth enough, whereas resolutions always go up)

( This thread is similar, but it is quite old now.)

I play both online FPS and singleplayer games, also I play both new and old games.

4 years, 3 months agoc0horst posted on buildapc.
Dec. 22, 2015

Any reason you don't want to go with both? You can get 144hz 1440p monitors, which I'd consider to be as future proof as possible.

If you have a reason, I'd prefer 1440p personally.

edit - Just got a pair of these, they look great. 144hz / 1440p / freesync. Cons are shitty-ish stand, no wall mount options, and TN panels.

[Build Ready] Almost final need some critique [R]

4 years, 3 months agolonghornarch posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 19, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Replace this text with your answer.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

Playing almost every game on ultra

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

1100-1400 monitor included

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

USA

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$191.68 @ Micro Center
CPU CoolerCRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler$42.25 @ Newegg
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$114.99 @ SuperBiiz
MemoryKingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory$80.93 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$97.88 @ OutletPC
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$45.88 @ OutletPC
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card$318.99 @ SuperBiiz
CaseNZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case$63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power SupplyEVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$59.99 @ NCIX US
MonitorAcer GN246HL 144Hz 24.0" Monitor$236.99 @ SuperBiiz
KeyboardLogitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard$60.99 @ NCIX US
MouseLogitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse$39.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1394.55
Mail-in rebates-$40.00
Total$1354.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-19 11:51 EST-0500

Provide any additional details you wish below.

Primarily playing single player games like Fallout 4, the Witcher on max settings or close to max

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4 years, 3 months agolonghornarch posted on buildapc.
Dec. 19, 2015

Get a R9 390 and a freesync monitor. 750w is fine, but more than you need.

144Hz Monitors Buyer's Guide - December 2015 [R]

4 years, 3 months agoskiskate posted submission on pcgaming.
Dec. 18, 2015
4 years, 3 months agoskiskate posted on pcgaming.
Dec. 18, 2015

The updated XG270HU is a 27", 1440p, 144hz, IPS, 4ms, display with a freesync range up to 165hz. The only downside is that it looks like an orange just had sex with it ಠ_ಠ

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Dec 17, 2015 [R]

4 years, 3 months agowolferaz posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 17, 2015

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4 years, 3 months agowolferaz posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 17, 2015

If you have AMD and can throw in a little more money I whole heartedly recommend the Acer XG270HU I just got it myself on thanksgiving for 300 dollars and love it to death. That being said the price went up but I'd still say it's worth the money.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRCLHYS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo01_s00

1440p vs. 1080p [R]

4 years, 3 months agoDec. 17, 2015

Hey everyone, So a lot of my friends are saying that 1440p is awesome, and I'm sitting on 1 1080p 144hx monitor. And I think I can run 1440p (specs in flare) is it worth spending money on a 1440p monitor? Like, can u see a big difference? Thanks!

4 years, 3 months agoLuz53 posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 17, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr13?ie=UTF8&qid=1450373688&sr=8-3&keywords=1440p+144hz

1440p 144hz is a big thing to ask for, you're going to have to run medium to stay at 144hz on most newer games with a 380.

Simple Questions - December 16, 2015 [R]

4 years, 3 months agoSSGryffindor posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 16, 2015

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4 years, 3 months agoSSGryffindor posted on buildapc.
Dec. 16, 2015

Yes I meant free sync. Sorry on mobile.

This is the monitor.

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrcpawd_MezCwbZ31DCZA

I would just like to get the most out of the 1440p quality. Will I even see much of a benefit from overclocking?

Looking for a 144HZ Monitor, 27" [R]

4 years, 3 months agoDec. 15, 2015

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4 years, 3 months agoadams551 posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 15, 2015

I just bought this. I have nothing to compare it to but it sure is nice. Freesync too!

Thought I would try my hand at the monitor lottery... [R]

4 years, 3 months agoarkhound posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 11, 2015
4 years, 3 months agoarkhound posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 12, 2015

I had gotten a refurb of this.

Mine was about $400 when it was going for $500.

Do you trust ACER hardware? I've heard mixed things and I want some input from you brothers [R]

4 years, 3 months agoDec. 9, 2015

DISCLAIMER: my thoughts and opinions on ACER reflect my own interactions with their products. If you're an acer fan, i mean no offense to you and if you've never had any problems with their products then i'm genuinely happy for you. I'm not looking to flame the company, or any customers using their products!

I'm thinking about upgrading my monitor

This one seems to be an all around great decision in terms of resolution/size/curve ( i personally want a curve)/refresh rate. I'm not too worried about pulling more than 75hz, but again, that's just me.

However... i'm VERY weary to trust ACER for any hardware. I've never purchased their hardware because I've worked on ACER machines for so many people in the past. Their laptops seem very unreliable and poorly constructed. Their PC towers that i see are kind of in the same boat in my opinion.

Now, that being said, this is only MY experience so far with ACER. I've helped friends, family, and customers with ACER's so many times. I guess it's possible that I'm just encountering a bad string of help cases over the years, maybe ther'es nothing wrong with ACER, or maybe some of their hardware production is great (monitors) and some of it is crap or maybe i just don't know what i'm talking about.

Can i trust ACER for this monitor? Do any of you have it? what are your thoughts?

4 years, 3 months agoendofgamingdays posted on pcmasterrace.
Dec. 9, 2015

Simple Questions - December 08, 2015 [R]

4 years, 3 months agotjwhalen posted submission on buildapc.
Dec. 8, 2015

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4 years, 3 months agotjwhalen posted on buildapc.
Dec. 9, 2015

I can't tell the difference between these 2 monitors. They are 1440p 144Hz monitors with similar model numbers. PC Part Picker doesn't have the XG270HU omidpx. It is cheaper and I can't tell the difference.

XG270HU omidpx: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

XG270HU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769

Help needed! Moniter Choosing [R]

4 years, 3 months agoGilianz posted submission on Monitors.
Dec. 6, 2015

I've recently build a new PC and am trying to decide which is best for gaming, working and streaming on Twitch, I currently am choosing between a single LG 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide® WFHD IPS LED Gaming Monitor, as it has the ability to split into multiple screens. or a pair of 27" Acer B276HUL,

Thanks guys

4 years, 3 months agoGilianz posted on Monitors.
Dec. 6, 2015

This kind of comes down to preference. Personally, I like a 2 monitor setup as you can always have something else on the other screen. The two monitors are a little bit different because the LG monitor does have freesync, which is only good if you have an AMD GPU. The Acer monitor on the other hand will have a 1440p resolution compared to the 1080 of the LG. The other thing to consider is the amount of money you are spending. The LG will give you enough room for a game and twitch chat on the side, since not all games run at a 21:9 ratio. But you would have to spend $400 more for the dual monitor setup.

If I were you and wanted to spend the $800 in total I would go with this Acer monitor, that is if you have an AMD GPU for freesync. Then get a cheaper 27" monitor on the side, be it a 1080 or 1440 resolution monitor. The reason I would spend the $600 on that monitor is because it will have an IPS panel, great for color if you are playing scenic games, and will achieve the 144hz refresh rate that most people will say is good. For the second monitor you could get something like this though arguably it would be nice to have matching monitors.

What 27" 1440p 144hz monitors are there!? [R]

4 years, 3 months agoAssanater601 posted submission on Monitors.
Dec. 5, 2015

I can't really find any and my budget is around 300 pounds. G-sync would be welcome, but I'm not hopeful on finding all that I want with G-sync as well. Thanks.

4 years, 3 months agoAssanater601 posted on Monitors.
Dec. 5, 2015

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawdX70ywb5DT188Q

This is probably the cheapest. It has gone on sale for much cheaper so if you want to play the waiting game you can. Other sellers have it for lower, just not for prime.

Would really appreciate thoughts/suggestions on the build I just put together [R]

4 years, 4 months agoNov. 26, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agoEmergenL posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 27, 2015

Ah sorry! I should've caught that. Anyways, it retails for the same price as the one you have picked out, with a bonus of it being 144hz and freesync. With the money saved from other parts, you could jump for a r9 390 (sign up for and use visa checkout to save $25!) to take advantage of the 144hz of this monitor.

help choosing new monitor [R]

4 years, 4 months agoHDST posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 25, 2015

I currently have three standard 1080p 60hz monitors in surround. Heading to college in a few months and decided that i need a new single monitor for both school work and gaming. any suggestions on a new one. Never had a 4k or 144hz monitor before but have heard great things about them. budget is 350 but flexible. any help is appreciated thanks.

4 years, 4 months agoHDST posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 26, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1448566685&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu&th=0

$300 on Amazon now.

Best Gaming Monitors (November 2015) - Buyer's Guide [R]

4 years, 4 months agobizude posted submission on pcgaming.
Nov. 26, 2015
4 years, 4 months agobizude posted on pcgaming.
Nov. 26, 2015

> Crossover 2795

$330 from NewEgg. Default refresh rate of 60hz. No Sync technology. 6ms response time, ships from South Korea and you have to send it back overseas if you have any problems.

Or an Acer XG270HU, 144hz refresh rate, FreeSync, and 1ms response time. $400 from Amazon, which has free - and quick! - returns.

Hmm, such a hard decision. * rolls eyes *

Simple Questions - November 26, 2015 [R]

4 years, 4 months agojdorje posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 26, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agojdorje posted on buildapc.
Nov. 26, 2015

For 1440? Sounds okay. Might want to look at this monitor to go with it.

I'm not sure the n200 will fit the fury x rad very well. At best it'll be on intake which is not ideal. I'd probably get a fury and put a fan on the side vent. And if you eventually crossfire, consider the nano to go with it (as the top card) for similar performance with much reduced heat.

Good 27 inch 144hz 1ms 1080p or 1440p monitors for under $400. [R]

4 years, 4 months agoNov. 26, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agoDubbyParrot posted on pcmasterrace.
Nov. 26, 2015

This seems to be just what you're looking for!

www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

its a 27 inch 1440p display at 144hz that has freesync.

Newbie Ultimate Gaming PC 1900$ (Please Help) [R]

4 years, 4 months agoNov. 26, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agoIsaacM42 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 26, 2015

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $254.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $19.99 @ Newegg Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $129.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | Panram Ninja-V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $68.99 @ Newegg Storage | Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $119.99 @ Amazon Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card | $666.98 @ Newegg Case | NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $56.10 @ SuperBiiz Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Newegg Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | $84.98 @ OutletPC Monitor | Acer XG270HU 144Hz 27.0" Monitor | $449.99 @ B&H | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2001.99 | Mail-in rebates | -$70.00 | Total | $1931.99 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-26 12:43 EST-0500 |

OK, this build includes a 1440P/144Hz monitor (not Gysnc, but that would add another 300 to the cost). The CPU is intel's latest, Skylake, an i5 because it's all that's needed for 99 percent of games. That 980ti is the one of the best available and so is the PSU. Round everything off with a 500GB SSD.

If you already have a copy of windows, use the extra money to add an i7-6700K.

An AMD/Freesync Alternative:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $254.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $19.99 @ Newegg Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $129.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | Panram Ninja-V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $68.99 @ Newegg Storage | Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $119.99 @ Amazon Case | NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $56.10 @ SuperBiiz Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Newegg Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | $84.98 @ OutletPC Monitor| Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor| $299.00 @ Amazon.comVideo Card| VisiontTek Fury X| $614.99 @ Amazon.com | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1769.01 | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00 | Total | $1729.01 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-26 17:11 EST-0500 |

This build features an amazing monitor at an amazing price, jump on it while you can. Even if you don't want AMD, buy the 980ti and get this monitor, it's still a 1440p/144 Hz monitor for 300 bucks.

[Monitor] Acer Display 27'' 144 Hz 1440p | XG270HUOMIDPX Refurbished ($330) [R]

4 years, 4 months agoNov. 23, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agoChuck_Nourish posted on buildapcsales.
Nov. 23, 2015

The monitor on Amazon: Acer XG270

Simple Questions - November 22, 2015 [R]

4 years, 4 months agohiemanshu posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 22, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agohiemanshu posted on buildapc.
Nov. 22, 2015

Freesync is really nice if you go to a 144hz monitor. For another $120 you can get a 1440p 144hz Freesync like this one http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Simple Questions - November 17, 2015 [R]

4 years, 4 months agohoac1231 posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 17, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agohoac1231 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 17, 2015

I'm eyeing this myself. Though, i don't recommend that monitor if you'll stick with 970 coz they're better @ 1080p. And no, you don't need a CPU cooler since your CPU is not overclockable. Stock cooler can be noisy though.

Simple Questions - November 17, 2015 [R]

4 years, 4 months agohoac1231 posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 17, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agohoac1231 posted on buildapc.
Nov. 17, 2015

I just wanna be immersed to the game so much. I think i'll go with the 27". I already got my eyes on this one. Thanks!

[Build Help] Looking for ~$300 monitor. Would prefer Freesync. [R]

4 years, 4 months agosenorroboto posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 17, 2015

There are so many options and I just don't have the time to go through everyone one by one. I was hoping anyone who would have the knowledge would throw their input into the ring.

Right now I have an old 23" 1920x1080.

I'd prefer 1440 for this next one and a larger screen size. I'm also open to the idea of a 21:9 1080 if anyone thinks it is worth it.

4 years, 4 months agosenorroboto posted on buildapc.
Nov. 17, 2015

For $300 unless you go korean you're not going to get a 27" 1440p monitor, let alone Freesync. The cheapest one that has all three is the Acer XG270HU at $420.

The Fallout 4 system requirements has been released. If you're not tech savvy, here's what you need to know! [R]

4 years, 5 months agoPeuri posted submission on fo4.
Oct. 8, 2015

There's a thread discussing the specifications here https://www.reddit.com/r/fo4/comments/3nz6j7/fallout_pc_requirements_published/

In short, the game requires an Intel i5 series CPU, and just about any 4 core AMD CPU. It also calls for either a GTX 550 or Radeon HD 7870, both at 2GB. Finally, it lists 8GB as the required system memory, which means you'll need a 64bit version of Windows.

I would like to point out that there is a slight disparity in the minimum requirements on the video card side of things. A HD7850 is approximately twice as fast as a GTX 550Ti. They should have listed the HD6850 2GB as the minimum for AMD video cards, since that closely matches the GTX 550Ti, and is what I will personally consider the "minimum".

HOW TO FIND YOUR SYSTEM SPECS

In your start menu, open "run" and type "dxdiag" (without quotes). In the system tab, you'll see a listing for "Processor" and "Memory". In the Display (1) tab, you'll see "Name", "Chip Type", and "Approx Total Memory". Those are your specs.

PROCESSOR

I don't imagine many people will have an issue here. Processor performance hasn't been improved by any significant amount since 2009. As long as you have a 4 core Intel or AMD processor, you should be alright. However, if you have an Intel i3 series CPU, then what you have is dual core. I don't imagine Fallout 4 would fail to launch on a dual core Intel series CPU, but you may experience intermittent freezes, stutters, or sudden drops in frame rates.

If you want to know exactly how your processor stacks up against the minimum requirements, I'd suggest following the following link, select your processor from the "second product" drop down, and hit "view comparison". If your processor isn't listed, then select a processor with a slightly lower number (IE - if you have an AMD Phenom II x4 945, select the AMD Phenom II x4 940, since that's the closest to your processor in a worst case scenario situation).

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/88

Video Card

This is where things will get a little tricky. If your "Approx Total Memory" in the Display tab is below 2GB, you can expect performance issues. Maybe, through tweaking the Fallout4.ini, you can work around it, but there's no guarantee as of yet. It would be best to consider your video card insufficient to run Fallout 4 and go ahead and purchase an upgrade at that point.

However, if your "Approx Total Memory" is 2GB or higher, then there's a bit of homework you may need to do, but allow me to give a quick rule of thumb.

If you have a Nvidia card, as long as the first and/or second number in the model is 5 or higher, odds are you should be OK. For example, if you have a GTX 650 or GTX 740, then you should have a similar performing video card to the GTX 550Ti. If you have a GTX 400 series video card, a GTX 460 is approximately as powerful as a GTX 550Ti as long as it's the 2Gb model. Anything older and/or lower in model number than a GTX 460 likely won't be sufficient for Fallout 4.

On the AMD side of things, if your video card is a HD6000 series, you can expect a HD6850 or higher to work. If your video card is a HD7000 series, a HD7770 or higher will work. If your video card is a R7 200 series, a R7 260X or higher will work.

If you have an Intel video card, you're pretty much boned.

If your card is below the models I listed above, there's a chance you may be able to play on low settings through some .ini tweaks. Fallout 4 uses the same graphics engine as Skyrim, albeit upgraded. I would expect that if you can run Skyrim at medium settings with the high resolution texture pack, you can probably get away with playing Fallout 4 without much issue...hopefully.

Like before from the processor section, you can see a comparison of video cards by following this link. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1133

If your video card is not listed on that page, try the 2012 comparison. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/541

MEMORY

This is pretty straight forward. If you have less than 8GB, expect performance issues. Also, this is not to be confused with the size of your hard drive, which is something entirely different.

UPGRADING

Using the resources I have linked below, you should be able to determine general ballpark performance levels of your processor and video card compared to other components. If you find that you are wanting or needing an upgrade, you can shop around using either http://www.newegg.com/ or http://pcpartpicker.com/

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1133

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/88

  • Before upgrading

SUPER IMPORTANT

Make sure you ground yourself and your computer before opening your computer. If you don't, there's a chance you may accidentally zap the innards of your computer, which will cause potentially fatal damage to the PC.

http://www.wikihow.com/Ground-Yourself-to-Avoid-Destroying-a-Computer-with-Electrostatic-Discharge

  • Upgrading your video card

If you need to upgrade your video card, I strongly suggest you crack open your computer tower and look at your power supply to determine how many watts your power supply can deliver. Using the Anandtech GPU comparison link, you can find the total approximate wattage you'll need after selecting your video card and looking at the "Load Power Consumption" line. If the video card you want has a higher power consumption than your power supply, then consider either a slower video card, or upgrading your power supply.

If possible, measure the size of your current video card before buying an upgrade, especially if your computer case doesn't have much room inside of it. Most video cards on Newegg list their physical dimensions under the specifications tab, which will help you find out if the card can physically fit. Also, be sure to check if the video card requires a 6 or 8 pin connector, which is also listed in the specifications tab on Newegg's product listings. If the card you're interested in does require a 6 and/or 8 pin connector, make sure your power supply has that connector either readily available or plugged into the existing video card. If your power supply does not have the necessory connectors, then you will need to purchase a new power supply as well.

Upgrading a video card is fairly simple. All you need to do is uninstall your video drivers through "Programs and Features" in control panel, power the system off, open the computer case, unplug your monitor(s), press the release on the video card slot (if applicable), and gently tug on the video card until it comes out. After that, simply slide the new video card in, put the tower back together, plug the monitor(s) back in, power the computer on, and go to either AMD.com or Nvidia.com to download the most recent drivers for your video card.

You can see a visual representation of the process here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEbUZWizRus

  • Upgrading your processor

Upgrading your processor is a little more straight forward, but does require a little more manual labor. First, you will need to find out what socket your processor sits in. The easiest way to find this out is go to http://www.cpu-world.com/ and search for your processor. Once you find out the socket of your current processor, make sure the processor you want to upgrade to uses the same socket.

The act of upgrading a processor is a little less universal than upgrading a video card. All that's required is to remove the CPU cooler, lift the locking lever for the CPU socket, take out the old processor, put in the new, lock the lever, and put in the new cooler. However, CPU coolers have had many different ways of being installed and removed throughout the ages. Odds are your CPU cooler will either have a lock that you can simply press in, or a plastic pin you'll need to turn with a screw driver. It's really not too difficult to figure out, and if you need to, you can probably find a youtube video that covers how to install or remove the cooler that comes with your processor.

  • Upgrading your memory

Fortunately, memory is memory. As long as you purchase the same speed memory as what's already in your computer, then all you need to do is open your case, pop out the old memory modules by pressing the release levers, then gently insert the new sticks by pressing down until the release levers automatically lock in.

However, if you do not know what speed your memory is, and dxdiag doesn't list the speed (DDR2, DDR3, etc), then you should be able to find out the speed by pulling out one stick of memory and looking at the sticker.

Bear in mind that if you're upgrading your memory, it would be best to straight up buy 8GB and replace, not add to, your existing memory. If you add 8GB to your existing memory, then there might be some compatibility issues, which could cause your system to spontaneously crash.

TLDR

If you simply want to know if your system can handle Fallout 4, all I can say is this. If your system can run Skyrim at medium to high settings, then there's a good chance Fallout 4 will run without much issue on low settings. Fallout 4 uses the same engine as Skyrim, and there's a good chance you'll be able to tweak the config.ini files to squeeze in some optimizations for your system.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, then feel free post them below! I'll be lurking through reddit for most of the day, so I'll do my best to address your comments when possible!

4 years, 4 months agoPeuri posted on fo4.
Nov. 8, 2015

Alright thank you very much for your time! I do play alot of CS and other competive moba so that's my main reason why i want 144hz but my concern is that will gtx 770 be enough to run fallout with 2k like you said the monitors are pretty expensive and i have no idea how the FPS scales with higher resolution, I've been looking at this monitor http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Build Help] $1,100 Gaming and programming GTX 970 build. Good enough for 1440p? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoDaxith posted submission on buildapc.
Nov. 3, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming and sporadic programming.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

Hopefully 60+ fps @ 1440p in GTAV, Fallout 4, Witcher 3 on medium/high settings. 120+ fps @ 1440p in CS:GO, TF2 and Heroes of the Storm maxed-out.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Something around $1,250 for computer, $700 for monitor

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

USA

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$232.99 @ SuperBiiz
MotherboardASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$61.98 @ Newegg
MemoryMushkin ECO2 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$33.99 @ Newegg
MemoryMushkin ECO2 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$33.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$163.88 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$76.50 @ SuperBiiz
Video CardEVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card$314.99 @ NCIX US
CaseCorsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case$47.99 @ Micro Center
Power SupplyEVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ NCIX US
MonitorAcer XB270HU bprz 144Hz 27.0" Monitor$709.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1796.29
Mail-in rebates-$70.00
Total$1726.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 05:19 EST-0500

EDIT: incorporated /u/UsePreparationH 's suggestions

Provide any additional details you wish below.

Going to dual-boot in linux and windows 10. I'm getting the 970 over a R9 390X since I will probably upgrade when the new nvidia cards come out and this nice 1440p 144Hz monitor has gsync. But I figure it should hold me over in the meantime if I want to play fallout 4 or GTAV.

I've built PCs before but I feel like I was only successful due to luck. Could my build be better?

4 years, 4 months agoDaxith posted on buildapc.
Nov. 3, 2015

If you went with a 390, this is a well-priced 27 inch 1440p 144hz Freesync monitor:

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

PC Build Help [R]

4 years, 4 months agoFalcon_Kick posted submission on SanJose.
Nov. 2, 2015

Hello r/SanJose!

I’ve been playing PC games pretty regularly for the past few years and recently got into streaming on Twitch. It’s time for me to graduate to a machine that can handle this better. I’ve got the bulk of the parts picked out (link below) - I may make a few adjustments, not really sure if I should go with an AMD gpu or spend some more for NVIDIA since I’m going with in Intel cpu (opinions appreciated here).

I helped build a PC ~5 years ago and had a bunch of help from a friend – he did most of the work and I was more of a helper. I’m wondering if any of you might be interested in helping me put this pc together if I run into issues. Ideally, I’d be able to buy everything and put it together on my own, but I’m worried that if I mess up on something or don’t know how to do / fix something I’ll just be stuck. I moved out here about two months ago for my job and haven’t made any close friends that know about this sort of thing.

Sorry if this is a weird request >.< I look forward to hearing your responses.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4GMQ4D

4 years, 4 months agoFalcon_Kick posted on SanJose.
Nov. 2, 2015

> I actually haven't even played battlefront yet because my boyfriend's gpu fried when he tried to play it and he had to go get a new one. I got paranoid and decided to wait until I have a new pc to play it >.<

/whistles man that sucks! Battlefront did definitely need a higher-end PC to run on top quality, that's for sure.

this is the monitor I'm probably going to get, it's the only 2k, 27", 144Hz one I could find under $500 which was my budget. I'm a sucker for 27" screens though, since my other current "good" monitor is 27" and they'll fit nicely together. And it's Freesync, but I won't be able to use it due to the 980 I already have -- not too big a deal though.

If I were you, I'd figure out if you'll be playing more fast-twitch games or more immersive-but-not-as-twitchy games, then prioritize stuff in this way when looking to fit within your price range:

Fast-twitch, FPS kind of games:

Refresh rate > Resolution (don't go below 1080p though) > screen size

Immersive, graphically beautiful games

Resolution > Refresh Rate (still stay above 60Hz though) > screen size

Screen size is definitely the easiest way to knock the price down though, I'd start there

Hello brothers, I need some monitor advice [R]

4 years, 4 months agoOct. 31, 2015

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4 years, 4 months agosharp698 posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 31, 2015

Want to upgrade my pc, what is top priority? [R]

4 years, 5 months agojkangg posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

So my build is listed on my twitch page (not advertising, haven't streamed in God knows how long now)www.twitch.tv/exunforgiv3nx.

I was curious as to what upgrade would be the most beneficial to my setup, and what should I change to?

P.S. my mobo's south bridge fan is extremely loud, so I hope that is the top choice.

Thanks to everyone in advanced.

4 years, 5 months agojkangg posted on buildapc.
Oct. 29, 2015

Glad to help.

Here's a very nice 1440p/144hz monitor (freesync):

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

And a highly recommended 4k/60hz:

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-p2715q

Recommendations for a 144hz 2560x1440 monitor? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoicecreamberni posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 29, 2015

so I'm looking for a monitor with the requirements listed in the title as this seems to be the sweet spot for price to performance withing the 144hz and bigger than 1080 resolution. I'm currently leaning towards the BenQ XL2730Z since it's cheaper than ASUS MG279Q. opinions on these two monitors would be appreciated along with other suggestions. Thanks all. edit gpu is 2 radeon 7950s and budget is $700 or less. there is a planned gpu upgrade next year when new cards come out.

4 years, 5 months agoicecreamberni posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 29, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446148462&sr=1-1&keywords=xg270

Nice and somewhat cheap 1440p 144Hz freesync monitor

[Discussion] What is the best 16:9 1440p monitor? [R]

4 years, 5 months agomail4youtoo posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 29, 2015

I'd love to get a 21:9 one, but that won't be in the budget. What is the best I can do without compromise? 144Hz really isn't super important to me.

Edit - forgot to mention, I'll probably be using an AMD card, so freesync would be a huge plus.

4 years, 5 months agomail4youtoo posted on buildapc.
Oct. 29, 2015

I have the g-sync version of the Acer predator which I love

There is a free-sync version as well

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440)

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Build Ready] Skylake PC w/ R9 390 [R]

4 years, 5 months agojkjkblimp341 posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Sure have!

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Gaming. GTA V, Fallout 4, Battlefield, Dark Souls III

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

1080p/60fps

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Around $1000 (without monitor)

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

Good ol' United States of America

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$219.99 @ Micro Center
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$24.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$139.99
MemoryKingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory$59.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$54.99
StorageSeagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$71.99 @ Amazon
Video CardSapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card$318.98 @ Newegg
CaseFractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case$89.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$99.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1100.90
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$1080.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-28 14:41 EDT-0400

Provide any additional details you wish below.

I have a friend giving me a SSD for $55 and I've already bought the case and the PSU.

I'm also looking for a Freesync monitor. If anyone has suggestions or personal reviews, please share.

4 years, 5 months agojkjkblimp341 posted on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

That hasn't even come out yet, so I dont think anyone else has thoughts on it. If you do have a samsung phone and it has wireless charging this might be a nice purchase. I would try to go for this, but its quite out of your price range that you listed. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

Want to upgrade my pc, what is top priority? [R]

4 years, 5 months agojkangg posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

So my build is listed on my twitch page (not advertising, haven't streamed in God knows how long now)www.twitch.tv/exunforgiv3nx.

I was curious as to what upgrade would be the most beneficial to my setup, and what should I change to?

P.S. my mobo's south bridge fan is extremely loud, so I hope that is the top choice.

Thanks to everyone in advanced.

4 years, 5 months agojkangg posted on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

If money is not an issue, upgrading to better resolution/hz monitors would be massive. What's your PSU? You could definitely use an upgrade from the 680 sli to 2 390's (8gb vram for high resolutions + DX12 vram stacking) if you have an 850+W decent PSU.

680 vs 290 will give you a huge boost (a little slower than a 390):

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1348?vs=1068

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100382ntoc2l

3 way these 1440/144hz monitors (AMD + freesync):

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

Or just go 4k:

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-p2715q

[Build Ready] i5-4460/390 build for 1440p gaming, looking for keyboard/monitor advice [R]

4 years, 5 months agojkjkblimp341 posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

I've done some research (especially into local retailers since many recommended parts are not stocked here in Singapore) and pretty much finalised my first build of a gaming PC. It's meant to run modern games at 1440p/60hz on high for modern (and upcoming) games.

I've converted the local prices to USD to get some opinions on how whether the cost looks right, although you can expect this to be a bit more expensive than buying in the US. All parts are bought locally since most online retailers either don't ship to Singapore or their savings are outweighed by shipping costs and convenience.

Now that my main build is done, I've been looking into peripherals, mainly the monitor and keyboard since I was gaming on a laptop before. I've narrowed down my choice of monitor to the Dell U2515H and P2416D (although I'm still open to better alternatives). The former is larger, more expensive ($415) and has more ports while the latter is smaller (sharper, I guess), a lot cheaper ($315) and easily overclocks to 75Hz. Anyone with experience with these models have any advice? As for the keyboard, I'll be picking up an entry level Mechanical, probably the CM Quickfire Rapid (Brown). Any other suggestions for high value choices around/below $100?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor$290 (combo with MOBO)
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$290 (combo with CPU)
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$70
StorageCrucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$100
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$55
Video CardSapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card$380
CaseFractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$105
Power SupplySeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$80
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)$105
MonitorDell U2515H 60Hz 25.0" Monitor$430
KeyboardCooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard$105
Total$1720
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-28 06:39 EDT-0400
4 years, 5 months agojkjkblimp341 posted on buildapc.
Oct. 28, 2015

Looks solid but you might want to take a look at this 1440p 144hz monitor. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

R9 390 for 1080,1200 or 1440p? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoSremylop posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 26, 2015

I have decided to get the R9 390 in opposed to the 970 i would just like to know which monitor would be the- best for my card. Also would this card be able to run 1200p utlra 60fps?

4 years, 5 months agoSremylop posted on buildapc.
Oct. 26, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1445900621&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270 great for the money IMO

I'm buying a new monitor soon... [CAD$] [R]

4 years, 5 months agosharp698 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 20, 2015

I'm buying a new monitor for light photo editing, heavy web browsing and Heavy Gaming. I only have a GTX 970 STRIX and am still on a budget, so I can't go super high resolution and need to be under $650. I want to go ultrawide because I've heard it's real game changer in all aspects of computing.

How's this for a reasonably priced ultrawide?

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX58079

Thank's in advance.

EDIT: Added better details.

4 years, 5 months agosharp698 posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 21, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ wew, this is the right one man :) Forget about the one above

[Monitor] Best Gaming Monitor for ~$400? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoSecretagentK posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 13, 2015

Hey guys,

I have a $400 budget for a gaming monitor. I have a 290, so I don't know if 4K is an option here. If not, defiantly a 144Hz monitor. I'm leaning towards something around 27 inches.

Thank you so much!

4 years, 5 months agoSecretagentK posted on buildapc.
Oct. 13, 2015

For a little over $400 you could get a 1440p, 144hz, free sync monitor.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

[Build Help] Thinking about upgrading to dual monitor setup, could use some input [R]

4 years, 5 months agomattinm posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 8, 2015

I have an R9-290 and am currently using a single monitor setup with HDMI connection and everything runs great. The only games I play are CSGO and DOTA2 mainly.

I want to upgrade to 2x 1080p monitors with higher refresh rates (most likely 144hz). I'll be using one for gaming and the other for facebook or something light while my games are open.

Is my GPU good enough for this? Should I be connecting both monitors via DVI-D connections for even-ness? Is there anything else I should be considering before making the jump?

Thanks guy!

4 years, 5 months agomattinm posted on buildapc.
Oct. 8, 2015

TL;DR: I'd go with a single 1440p @ 144 Hz panel (FreeSync optional, but not needed with those games since you'll exceed 144 FPS) and use the current monitor as the secondary.

If you aren't planning on Eyefinity (spanning over multiple screens to game) and don't mind the aesthetics of having different monitors, then you really only need 1x monitor at 144 Hz.

My setup is the BenQ XL2730Z 1440p with FreeSync and an ASUS VE247 (what I upgraded from) in portrait mode to the right. I have zero issues with the setup.

I'd recommend maybe looking into a single 1440p @ 144 Hz panel instead; your card can definitely push that in those games. For newer titles, you'll have to drop some settings and stick with ~60 FPS, but that's something you'll have to do at 1080p anyway.

EDIT: Suggestions

  • For 1440p @ 144 Hz with FreeSync, a good entry is the Acer XG270HU.
  • Without FreeSync, QNIX make OC-able 1440p panels (up to 120ish FPS) for $250. Someone else would have to recommend though.

[MONITOR] ASUS ROG MG278Q Black 27" 144 Hz (GTG) 2560X1440 LED Monitor, Adaptive-Sync (Free-Sync) - $537.58 [R]

4 years, 5 months agorawriorr posted submission on buildapcsales.
Oct. 8, 2015
4 years, 5 months agorawriorr posted on buildapcsales.
Oct. 8, 2015

Eh, the Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor is $450 regular on B&H http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1144794&gclid=Cj0KEQjwqNiwBRDnq93MioaqtKQBEiQAb7Ezn_ELp9nzSGPYz2FJSLbMSAAQsmB25sOTLhwR6V-LzbUaApRJ8P8HAQ&is=REG&m=Y&A=details&Q=

and $445 on amazon (+tax) http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

I see no reason to spring for a ASUS ROG thats freesync :( unless you want adjustable height or hate the color red.

[Build Ready] Looking for a bang for the buck 1440p gaming pc. Budget ~$1500 [R]

4 years, 5 months agoyojimbo124 posted submission on buildapc.
Oct. 4, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

I plan on upgrading my 7 year old computer with a new mid tier gaming pc. I love getting good value for my money and I think I'd like to jump into 1440p gaming and possibly 144hz. I don't require top of the line FPS and graphics but i'd like to get something that is a little futureproof. I mostly play Dota2, and FPS games like BioShock, Mass Effect, and Fallout. Nothing too demanding.

My budget is around $1000 for the pc and $500 for the monitor or $1500 total. I've done research and I feel that will get me a decent 1440p 144hz monitor and I am willing to wait a few months on the monitor for prices to drop.

Buying everything in the USA.

Here is my potential build. I saw some really good deals on parts I wanted and so I've bought a few pieces already.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$228.00 @ NCIX US
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$24.89 @ OutletPC
MotherboardASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$67.98 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 MemoryPurchased For $72.00
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State DrivePurchased For $84.39
Video CardGigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video CardPurchased For $284.90
CaseNZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case$68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power SupplyXFX Core Edition 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power SupplyPurchased For $56.36
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)$93.75 @ OutletPC
MonitorAsus MG279Q 144Hz 27.0" Monitor$569.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1560.26
Mail-in rebates-$10.00
Total$1550.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-04 00:11 EDT-0400

Feel free to offer any advice, criticism or suggestions. I'm most unsure about my CPU, MB, and Monitor.

Thanks.

4 years, 5 months agoyojimbo124 posted on buildapc.
Oct. 4, 2015

What would be the biggest difference between this Acer XG270HU and the ASUS MG279Q I selected?

Best display? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoUnbiased_Bob posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 3, 2015

Looking for a 144hz 1440p freesync monitor. What are your opinions?

4 years, 5 months agoUnbiased_Bob posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 3, 2015

Your monitor is likely going to cost more than the average rig...

Or so I thought, it's only $450. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

And that red looks pretty cool in my opinion, but there are some others without the red.

Best 144hz 1440p monitor for sale? [R]

4 years, 5 months agoAssanater601 posted submission on Monitors.
Oct. 2, 2015

I have around $400 to spend but would love to spend less to repurpose the money

4 years, 5 months agoAssanater601 posted on Monitors.
Oct. 3, 2015

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawd3kbewbWWFGZ4D https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawd3kbewbWWFGZ4D

Might be your cheapest option

Looking for a gaming monitor <$200 [R]

4 years, 5 months agoOct. 3, 2015

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4 years, 5 months agoAssanater601 posted on Monitors.
Oct. 3, 2015

Depends what you mean by ridiculous.

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawd3kbewbWWFGZ4D https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawd3kbewbWWFGZ4D

Not that expensive for what you're paying for.

I have the MG279Q and it's so worth it. That resolution and those sweet sweet frames.

If you have to choose between 1440p and 144hz though, get the higher refresh rate. There's nothing better than getting to that sweet 90+ range. 60 looks laggy to me now.

G-Sync, 1440p, 144hz and the GTX 980 [R]

4 years, 6 months agoNyffenschwander posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 30, 2015

Howdy folks.

In one or two months I intend to upgrade my gaming PC and cough out some serious dough for that. But I want to make sure my decisions are worth the money and so I'd be grateful for your input on these two questions:

1) I've put my eyes on a 27"/1440p monitor. Since I heard 144hz and some sort of *-Sync is rather fantastic, I want that too. Since I'm an Nvidia guy (see next question regarding that) I had to bounce into the Asus ROG PG278Q sooner or later. My question would be: in the foreseeable future, I'm gonna mostly play Dark Souls 2 (locked at 60 fps), Dark Souls 3 (probably locked at 60 fps) and the new Doom. Will I, in your opinion, profit from this monitor enough to justify the high price with those games? Or is it overkill? And, more importantly, is G-Sync somewhat future-proof, or is there a high risk that I shoot myself in the knee by not buying a Free-Sync monitor?

2) Like I said, I'm an Nvidia guy with regard to gpus. With my budget, a GTX 980 would be the highest I could go. My question is if this card with its 4 gigs of VRAM is enough for 1440p/144hz gaming in the foreseeable future. I know AMD's 390X with its 8 gigs should perform better at higher resolutions than full hd in theory, but in many game benchmarks I've seen, the GTX 980 and 390X 8G perform pretty much at equal level, the difference being a few frames more by one or the other at most.

Now, I've had AMD cards in the past, and they were brilliant, so I'm not dead-set on going with team green. But the more or less equal performance in combination with low power consumption, and Shadowplay for recording gameplay videos for my YouTube channel are huge factors speaking for Nvidia as far as I can see. (I tried Raptr btw, and the maximum of 10 minutes replay buffer vs 20 minutes with Shadowplay and the fact that Raptr didn't work reliably for me are the most important reasons for my preference of Shadowplay.)

I'm looking forward to seeing your input!

4 years, 6 months agoNyffenschwander posted on buildapc.
Sept. 30, 2015

Nah, the monitor choice for Free-Sync would be crystal clear, I'd take that one.

Honestly, I'm pretty close to ordering a MSI R9 390 8G and this monitor right now. But I shall be patient. I will at least wait until tomorrow morning. xD Dammit, that was an emotional roller coaster. But I'm glad I asked here.

The only thing that keeps irking me is the recording thing. I just love the replay buffer of 20 minutes with Shadowplay, and the fact that it works reliably (which cannot be said of Raptr unfortunately). But your comments and a few others here made me realize the 390 and Free-Sync is simply the more reasonable choice.

[Build Complete] Got a new job and it was time to celebrate with a new build [R]

4 years, 6 months agohitner_stache posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 27, 2015

http://imgur.com/a/zY0S7

New job and newly single! Best thing to do with my free time!

PC part list

CPU|Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor|$364.99 CPU Cooler|Corsair H110i GT|$129.99 Motherboard|Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO|$219.99 Memory|G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4-3200 |$189.99 Storage|Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB SSD|$172.79 Storage|Western Digital Red 2TB Hard Drive|$89.99 Video Card|EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC ATX 2.0|$649.99 Video Card|EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC ATX 2.0|$649.99 Case|Corsair 750D Airflow Edition|$159.99 Power Supply|EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum |$187.99 Monitor|Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q|$642.07 || Total | (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) | $3456.77"

I wanted this build to go above the needs for 1440p gaming and make great use out of the ROG swift ( might add I had to RMA my first swift because of a bright green pixel, second was perfect! )

4 years, 6 months agohitner_stache posted on buildapc.
Sept. 28, 2015

No reason not to swap your ROG SWIFT for one of these babies and save yourself $200.

Need a new monitor, how do I decide? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoZaedeor posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 22, 2015

So I built myself a new PC a couple of months ago, but decided to not buy myself a monitor at the time. I feel like I'm not getting the most out of my computer using my current dinky little monitor and want to upgrade. I use my PC for playing mostly newer games and watching HD Videos and Movies and what not.

I guess the only important thing to note is that my graphics card is a GTX 970, 4gb DDR5 Video Ram. ((Specifically this card from Newegg))

4 years, 6 months agoZaedeor posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 22, 2015

AOC launched sub £200 144Hz FreeSync monitor. £100 cheaper than G-Sync version. [R]

4 years, 6 months agoTheBwarch posted submission on pcgaming.
Sept. 14, 2015
4 years, 6 months agoTheBwarch posted on pcgaming.
Sept. 14, 2015

[Build Ready] Final Check ~$1300 gaming build [R]

4 years, 6 months ago10101001 posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 14, 2015

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor$193.99 @ SuperBiiz
MotherboardAsus H97-PRO GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$107.98 @ Newegg
MemoryCorsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$40.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$89.89 @ OutletPC
Video CardMSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card$329.98 @ SuperBiiz
CaseNZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case$99.00 @ NCIX US
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$94.99 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)$97.89 @ OutletPC
MonitorAsus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor$399.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total$1454.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-14 13:12 EDT-0400

Goal is to keep the build reasonably priced, but able to handle modern games. I'd like to eventually transition to 1440p by adding in another 390. Trying to stick with a red/black theme. Any thoughts or criticism is welcome.

Thanks!

EDIT: Removed the CPU cooler since I won't be overclocking and switched the monitor for a 1440p since I was informed a single 390 can handle it.

4 years, 6 months ago10101001 posted on buildapc.
Sept. 14, 2015

In reality, any 1440p monitor would do fine. It's more so based on Resolution and some of the frequency. I would recommend the

Acer Predator

Good price and good build quality.

970 OR 780? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoicecreamberni posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 13, 2015

Im upgrading my gpu (from my stone age 630), and i am woundering which would be better to shoot for. THANKS!

4 years, 6 months agoicecreamberni posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 13, 2015

How about this? http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1442164598&sr=1-1&keywords=freesync

Cheaper, higher resolution and 144hz.

[Discussion] Is buying a 1440p/144Ghz monitor worth it? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoSept. 11, 2015

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4 years, 6 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapc.
Sept. 11, 2015

MGS5 is locked at 60, Witcher 3 reaches 80ish frames on even low settings.

Most AAA games won't net a big benefit on the 390 to see 144hz results. Unless you run them on medium.

I personally play with 2 Fury X cards (usually a single card) and play games like Mad Max, Witcher 3 (which still hits only 60 on a single Fury X at Ultra), etc. But I also played CS:GO and other shooters. I have this: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

If you want to go AMD Freesync at 144hz, I recommend that monitor. But know you wont see 144hz on high end AAA games.

Building a $2500 PC / Need opinions [R]

4 years, 6 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 11, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes I have.

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

I want a build that will last me for years. Possibly looking into skylake or x99. I will plan on doing heaving gaming, streaming, and video editing for youtube as well. I also want this build with a mouse, keyboard and monitor too.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

FPS like BF4, Star Wars Battlefront (2015), dx12 games that are soon to come. I can't come to a conclusion to go 1440p 60hz or 144hz 1080p. I feel like 1440p 144hz is still too expensive for me and I might be pushing for 1440p 60hz ips that acer has for around $250 idk yet.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Around $2500

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

United States

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

Part list permalink

Provide any additional details you wish below.

Very open to other build options as well.

NOTE: You do not have to follow this format, but please be sure to answer these questions. Please do not ask to simply be given a build. You are welcome to delete this section.

4 years, 6 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapc.
Sept. 11, 2015

The Acer Freesync monitor ranges from 30 to 144 (Sight says 150) I believe. It's the monitor I own. Running a single card, I range from 80 to 130 FPS on Mad Max. I max out on Bioshock.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Monitor] ASUS ROG 27" 1440p/144Hz, 1ms, G-Sync - $649.99 [R]

4 years, 6 months agolpmagic posted submission on buildapcsales.
Sept. 11, 2015
4 years, 6 months agolpmagic posted on buildapcsales.
Sept. 11, 2015

Other then g-synch Vs. freesynh, what is the real difference between this monitor and this :

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/

The price is certainly more attractive on the Acer model.....Been looking to upgrade and I'm not really sure....

[Build Help] Skylake monster PC [R]

4 years, 6 months agoletsgoiowa posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 10, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do) Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Play minesweeper and other high end gaming.

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings)

The best performance.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

I'm looking to spend around 30k Swedish Krona, which is about 3600 usd. (monitor not included in that budget) The prices on the PCpartpicker makes me sad, because when I want to purchase these exact things from local stores they reach that budget... While the pcpartpicker barely goes half way there... Even with the screen included, jesus.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

Sweden, from Inet.se

**Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor$359.99 @ NCIX US
CPU CoolerCorsair H110i GTX 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$139.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$224.99 @ SuperBiiz
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory$124.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$89.99 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive$124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)$682.99 @ NCIX US
Video CardGigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)$682.99 @ NCIX US
CaseFractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$107.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power SupplyCorsair 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$109.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)$89.75 @ OutletPC
MonitorAcer XB270HU bprz 144Hz 27.0" Monitor$799.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$3558.64
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$3538.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-10 14:00 EDT-0400

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I'd like some help deciding the parts, maybe I can swap some stuff out to save some $. It is a lot of money I'm throwing at this so I want to make sure I'm not wasting it. The screen I want has G-sync so it can't be an AMD card...

And again, ignore the prices on the PCpartpicker, everything needs to be bought from Inet here in Sweden. If you're a kind soul - then perhaps you can brave the navigation over at Inet.se and check it out c:

4 years, 6 months agoletsgoiowa posted on buildapc.
Sept. 10, 2015

The Fury X scales a lot better in Crossfire, plus it's water cooled, which helps a lot with the heat generated from multi-GPU. Plus the whole DX12 debacle+HBM meaning there are too many red flags to go for an Nvidia build/monitor.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1441913710&sr=8-1&keywords=freesync+144hz

There's essentially the same monitor with FreeSync. Way cheaper.

[Build Ready] 1.4k USD gaming riggggggg [R]

4 years, 6 months agoandysaurus_rex posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 10, 2015

I will be playing these games on 1080p high settings and I want 50+ FPS on AAA games and eSport games like CS:GO, DotA. I have posted a build help before and had recieved inputs to change my list and I changed it. Will be buying the parts in Singapore. I can go over by a bit but not much.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$239.99 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$24.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardMSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$84.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$49.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$70.58 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$50.49 @ Amazon
Video CardMSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card$334.98 @ Newegg
CaseCorsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case$64.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyEVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$129.99 @ Newegg
Optical DriveAsus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer$21.25 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)$118.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network AdapterTP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter$37.24 @ Amazon
MonitorAsus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor$239.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1502.46
Mail-in rebates-$35.00
Total$1467.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-10 11:30 EDT-0400

I will be OC'ing in the future and go for CrossFire.

4 years, 6 months agoandysaurus_rex posted on buildapc.
Sept. 10, 2015

Take a look at this monitor: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

Yes, it's $200 more than the one you have in the build, but monitors will last much longer than the rest of your components. It's 144hz, 1440p, and has AMD Freesync. Like the other guy said, x-fire 390s at 1080p is nonsense. Go to 1440p now with the single 390. It will perform very well at 1440p, and if you need to downscale to 1080p, that's no big deal.

[Monitor] 27" BenQ XL2730Z Refurb (144hz Freesync) - $469 ($459 w/ LaborSaving10 coupon code) [R]

4 years, 6 months agoSept. 9, 2015

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4 years, 6 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapcsales.
Sept. 9, 2015

Is there a reason to get this over the Acer offering for less and brand new? $445, 1440p, 144hz, Freesync.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/

[Monitor] BenQ XL2730Z 27" 1440p/144Hz, FreeSync - $515 (18% off) [R]

4 years, 6 months agojus1072 posted submission on buildapcsales.
Sept. 9, 2015
4 years, 6 months agojus1072 posted on buildapcsales.
Sept. 9, 2015

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawdb5n8vb01TH9V3

Gaming Monitors Buyer's Guide - September 2015 [R]

4 years, 6 months agoShadow14l posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 4, 2015
4 years, 6 months agoShadow14l posted on buildapc.
Sept. 5, 2015

> Prob cheapest 1440p 144hz free-sync monitor you can get.

Probably because the article lists the Acer Predator XG270HU which is a 1440p and 144Hz FreeSync Monitor that costs $445 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/

First Massive upgrade, moving to 1440p gaming. [R]

4 years, 6 months agoBrewersFTW posted submission on buildapc.
Sept. 3, 2015

EDIT: CRAP..I forgot to tag my title [Build Help]

Current Rig:

  • i5-3570k @ 3.4Ghz
  • Gigabyte Z77 MOBO
  • 8 GB of Ballistix Crucial RAM
  • 550w PSU
  • GTX 760

I would like to upgrade to 1440p gaming, so my intent is to buy an XB270HU in the coming months, is a Gsync Capable 1440p 144hz monitor. My first intention was to upgrade my GPU to a GTX 980ti, get another 8gb of RAM, and potentially (if necessary, I'd rather avoid it) OC my processor.

My issue is this: I'm still trying to wrap my head around this whole DX12 Nvidia thing. I'm reading that, essentially, both AMD and Nvidia support DX12 and async, it's just that Nvidia doesn't do it well. I'm going to be putting a decent chunk of change into this upgrade and would like to, and I hesitate to use this term, "future proof" my gaming PERFORMANCE capability as much as possible for the next few years. I intend to keep the monitor for a long time and have no intention of going above 1440p for my foreseeable future. I'd like some in put on

  • What GPU would be a good investment for the upcoming generation of games, with DX12 in mind - I am not partial to any company. Note: If it makes sense to go either way, I'd probably go Nvidia just because I'm a big Killing Floor 2 fan and I actually quite enjoy both the gibs/fluids effects that are available from Nvidia Flex.
  • If I should upgrade my power supply.

Any thoughts or input on this would be greatly appreciated, and any tips on anything as well. Thank you so much! Sorry for the wall of text.

4 years, 6 months agoBrewersFTW posted on buildapc.
Sept. 3, 2015

Since that news regarding DX12 is still really fresh, it's tough to say which way you should go on this. Since Nvidia hasn't issued a statement yet, and we don't have many good examples for DX12 comparison yet, I don't want to sway you one way or another. That being said, IF we're going to base judgment using the current information at hand, I would recommend going with either an AMD R9 FURY or FURY X. From everything I've been picking up on, it seems like AMD may be in a better position to take advantage of DX12 and higher resolutions (vs. Nvidia, who did well at 1080p). If you were to go this route, the monitor I'd recommend (only because it's the one I have my eye on at the moment) is the Acer XG270HU. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=wlitdpopCnSttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=14HRP52697VN3&coliid=I77BIY7G5QB4Q

There aren't too many Freesync monitors out there right now, but this is the one that keeps popping up throughout my searches.

As for your PSU, it all depends if you ever plan to run your GPUs in either SLI or Crossfire. If you plan to use only one, with a 980 ti, I think you might be fine (although I'd be more comfortable at 650w). Also depends if you plan to overclock, which would require a little more juice.

tl;dr - Based on current information available, an AMD card is a better investment for future gaming and DX12. But if you can wait for several weeks to give Nvidia a chance to respond and for us to see more tests between the two cards at DX12, that would be best.

How noticeable is the pixel density difference between a 24" 1080p and a 27" 1440p monitor? [R]

4 years, 6 months agoLikes_to_Waggle posted submission on Monitors.
Sept. 2, 2015

I've been playing on a 27" 2560x1440 monitor for close to 2 years now and I've been searching for a 144hz monitor (mainly for CS:GO). According to this calculator the pixel density of a 1440p 27" is ~109 PPI, and a 1080p 24" is ~92 PPI. The only monitors I have access to are the 27" and a 21" 1080p monitor (~105 PPI, pretty close to my 27") so I can't really test this for myself, but will there be a very noticeable difference in image quality?

4 years, 6 months agoLikes_to_Waggle posted on Monitors.
Sept. 2, 2015

That's what I was afraid of. Probably forever spoiled myself by getting a 1440p monitor. Do you happen to know of any good 1440p 144Hz monitors for $450 or less? This (Acer XG270HU) is the only one that I've been able to find within that price range

Help finding a good monitor [R]

4 years, 7 months agoAug. 29, 2015

So I just finished building my new computer. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good monitor. I'm using a MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card. I'd like it to be around 26 inches

4 years, 7 months agogarveyjd3 posted on buildapc.
Aug. 29, 2015

I live in the UK so don't go off what I say completely.(Don't know all the places to buy from and the like) Just looked on amazon and at the top of your budget you can get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1440875204&sr=1-1&keywords=XG270HU

In the 27" category you can start getting 144hz 1440p TN panels with freesync for your budget. It does depend on what your build is for and if you are planning on keeping the monitor for longer (some replace it more often after all, I think I have had mine for near 8 years now)

Asus MG279Q 27-Inch FreeSync Monitor Review [R]

4 years, 7 months agoZithium posted submission on hardware.
Aug. 25, 2015
4 years, 7 months agoZithium posted on hardware.
Aug. 25, 2015

ASUS's New Gaming Display Goes FreeSync [R]

4 years, 7 months agoAug. 21, 2015

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4 years, 7 months agoAssanater601 posted on hardware.
Aug. 21, 2015

There's already an ACER monitor that's TN that's 100$+ less than the MG279Q with Freesync

EDIT: You retards don't believe me?

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1440232069&sr=8-1&keywords=freesync

Got her to play GTA V, her response was "why is it better on PC?" [R]

4 years, 7 months agoxpopy posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 20, 2015
4 years, 7 months agoxpopy posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 21, 2015

One? You better check your facts, I know of at least 3.

I'm using http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1440168652&sr=1-5&keywords=1440p+144hz

Looking for a monitor for my r9 390 [R]

4 years, 7 months agoBl4ckB0x2707 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 21, 2015

Hi im an Australian looking to build my first pc and was looking at either a 1080p or a 1440p monitor. i Found the Acer G257HU as a cheap 1440p monitor but i saw a report of screen tearing. Can say if this actually happens or recommend a similar monitor?

4 years, 7 months agoBl4ckB0x2707 posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 21, 2015

Idk how much this one is in Australia but here you go http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

This is where it belongs. [R]

4 years, 7 months agoAug. 19, 2015
4 years, 7 months ago[deleted] posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 20, 2015

About the AMD Surprises sent to HDMICable1 [R]

4 years, 7 months agowchill posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 18, 2015

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4 years, 7 months agowchill posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 18, 2015

It's an Acer XG270HU

Just Made $450 on Steam [R]

4 years, 7 months agoAug. 11, 2015

So I just started playing CS:GO for the first time tonight, straight after my first game I buy a couple Chroma 2 cases and low and behold Gaben endows me with a Marble Fade, Factory New Knife (very valuable item, apparently).

So I immediately flip that shit for $450 and now i'm buying games off of Steam left right and centre (something I've never been able to afford before).

https://imgur.com/RpibE0B

What's the luckiest thing you've ever had happen to you in gaming?

Edit: So a lot of you have told me I could've made a lot more if I sold it on a 3rd party website or something, and you're probably right, but before this I didn't have any experience with this sort of thing and I'd heard about people getting scammed before so I thought the sensible thing would be to just sell it on Steam. At the end of the day it's an absurd amount of money either way and i'm happy with what I got.

4 years, 7 months agoxpopy posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 13, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

To be fair, it is the cheapest 1440p 144hz monitor I could find, and the only problems I have is that you can't change height of it, and because of the "noframe" design, the 1 pixels line on either left/right sides look weird if you're viewing it from a bigger angle, but it's not noticeable if you're looking at the monitor straight on.

LG 29UM67 or wait for MG279Q [R]

4 years, 7 months agoPrefix-NA posted submission on AdvancedMicroDevices.
Aug. 7, 2015

The LG29UM67P is on sale for 280$ and it's a free-sync 48-75hz monitor. Or should I wait for the MG279Q to fall below 450? Do you think it will? What would you guys do?

send help pls

4 years, 7 months agoPrefix-NA posted on AdvancedMicroDevices.
Aug. 9, 2015

[Monitor] ASUS MG279Q Black 27" 144 Hz WQHD Widescreen 2560X1440 LED IPS Panel ($549.99 = $599.99 - $60 promo code) [R]

4 years, 7 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted submission on buildapcsales.
Aug. 9, 2015
4 years, 7 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapcsales.
Aug. 9, 2015

I'm trying to decide between this monitor and the Acer XG270HU.

Asus MG279Q:

  • IPS

  • 144hz

  • 4ms response time

  • Freesync 35hz-90hz range

Acer XG270HU:

  • TN

  • 144hz

  • 1ms response time

  • Freesync 30hz-150hz range

I know how everyone here likes IPS panels over TN, but I see a few key issues.

The first, my rig will be pushing over 100 frames frequently (two Fury X in CrossFire). I play FPS competitively, as well as RPGs, but the high frames will be important. As such, the Freesync range on the IPS monitor won't go that high. Does that put the IPS monitor at a disadvantage here?

Also, I know the difference is unnoticeable to most, but I play at high sensitivities. 1ms vs 4ms is noticeable when put side-by-side. I worry that also puts me at a disadvantage.

Simple Questions - August 06, 2015 [R]

4 years, 7 months agoSremylop posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 6, 2015

This thread is for simple questions that don't warrant their own thread (although we strongly suggest checking the sidebar and the wiki before posting!). Please don't post involved questions that are better suited to a [Build Help], [Build Ready] or [Build Complete] post. Examples of questions:

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4 years, 7 months agoSremylop posted on buildapc.
Aug. 6, 2015

Considering a new monitor. I have an msi 390; considering a http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx pretty heavily. Should I be looking at anything else? I'd certainly like to keep it as low as possible, but I'd like to make the most of my 390 as well. I've considered http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=9SIA4JH1NB1871 as well, and the price difference seems nice. But the guaranteed frames on the Acer seems nice as does the freesync. Is it worth the premium? Should I be considering other monitors? I'm not sure about ultra wide monitors, should I look into those?

Minor edit, I'm also considering just getting another cheap refurbed 1080p at my microcenter too. I basically just want a second monitor, but it'd be nice if I could get a good value on a higher quality monitor. I also would consider getting another 390 in the future as well, which leads me to wanting to invest in more monitor now.

Thanks in advance

4k/60Hz or 1440P/144Hz for gaming? [R]

4 years, 7 months agoJohwya posted submission on Monitors.
Aug. 4, 2015

I have the hardware to run 4k, being an 980 Ti G1 and a 4970K, so I was wondering which would be better, a 4k monitor such as this one, or a 1440p monitor with higher refresh rate. Thanks!

4 years, 7 months agoJohwya posted on Monitors.
Aug. 5, 2015

Are there any of these panels for around 500? I did find this one which looks VERY promising.

Simple Questions - August 02, 2015 [R]

4 years, 7 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted submission on buildapc.
Aug. 2, 2015

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4 years, 7 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapc.
Aug. 2, 2015

If you're looking to game at/close to 1440p 144hz, you'll at least want a 980 or 390x.

You may even want to shoot for the AMD Fury (Not Fury X).

From there, you pretty much have a choice of two monitor designs to get the most bang for your buck. G-Sync or Freesync. Freesync will cost you less, G-Sync works slightly better.

Freesync monitor here: Acer XG270HU

It's G-Sync counterpart: Acer XB270HU

[Monitor] Asus MG279Q 1440p 144hz IPS FreeSync ($599.99 - $50.00 = $549.99 w/ EMCAVNW97) [R]

4 years, 8 months agoSimpleJoint posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 28, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoSimpleJoint posted on buildapcsales.
July 28, 2015

How does this compare to this? Thanks

Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=cmswrawdHX8TvbY26YWMD

[Monitor] Asus MG279Q 1440p 144hz IPS FreeSync ($599.99 - $50.00 = $549.99 w/ EMCAVNW97) [R]

4 years, 8 months agoC1eric posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 28, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoC1eric posted on buildapcsales.
July 28, 2015

i believe they're referring to the Acer XG270HU

[Monitor] Acer XG270HU 27" 144hz Freesync TN Panel ($449 = $499 - $50) [R]

4 years, 8 months agonoladixiebeer posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 26, 2015
4 years, 8 months agonoladixiebeer posted on buildapcsales.
July 26, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VRCLHYS/ref=s9simhgwp147d0i1?pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrds=desktop-1&pfrdr=0EC4TXHPNF6J8KPD6ZXR&pfrdt=36701&pfrdp=2079475242&pfrd_i=desktop

I would get this from Amazon instead.

Simple Questions - July 23, 2015 [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJackDubya posted submission on buildapc.
July 23, 2015

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4 years, 8 months agoJackDubya posted on buildapc.
July 23, 2015

Hey guys,

I just finished my build (spent about $1500 because of sales):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $219.99 @ SuperBiiz CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $74.99 @ Mwave Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $138.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $80.99 @ Newegg Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $97.95 @ OutletPC Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.49 @ OutletPC Video Card | MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card | $329.98 @ SuperBiiz Case | Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case | $99.99 @ Newegg Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | $37.24 @ Amazon Monitor | Acer XG270HU 144Hz 27.0" Monitor | $471.99 @ B&H | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1624.60 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00 | Total | $1604.60 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-23 10:55 EDT-0400 |

Everything works great as far as I can tell, but I have some questions about my monitor Acer XG270HU. It is 1440p, with freesync and a refresh rate of 144hz. I turned freesync on and set the refresh rate to 144hz, however I know that with just a single r9 390 I will not be able to get 144fps on pretty much all newer games. Does this matter at all? Does having the refresh rate set to 144hz (might actually be lower when gaming) with a fps less than 144 affect performance or introduce problems when playing a game?

[Monitor]Acer XB270HU Bprz 27in WQHD G-SYNC IPS 144Hz LED Monitor 2560X1440 ($692 =$750 -$58 ) [R]

4 years, 8 months agoPballakev posted submission on buildapcsales.
July 22, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoPballakev posted on buildapcsales.
July 22, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1437578146&sr=8-2&keywords=acer+1440 right here for $3xx less

Need help on getting a 144hz monitor [R]

4 years, 8 months agoZaedeor posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 20, 2015

I was wondering what you guys would suggest for 144hz monitors. Price isnt a huge deal but i would like to keep it decently low. What have you guys had success with?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HSKSMI/ref=psdc_1292115011_t1_B010SE1TGG Im looking at getting this one, any thoughts?

4 years, 8 months agoZaedeor posted on pcmasterrace.
July 20, 2015

Heres a 1440p 144hz 1ms monitor for 470$, plus it has FreeSync. If you want 1080p i'd go with the BenQ XL2411Z.

[Build Help] Are there any 1440p 144hz monitors? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJuly 19, 2015

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4 years, 8 months agoGotRiskyNewAccount posted on buildapc.
July 19, 2015

Even if you have a NVIDIA card and cannot use freesync this is still a pretty good price for a 1440p/144hz monitor.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Build Help] Joining PC master race, First build. halp. [R]

4 years, 8 months agonitroretro posted submission on buildapc.
July 17, 2015

Build Help/Ready:

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

I want to finally build a decent PC since I can finally afford it. This computer will essentially be used for games and surfing the web. All of my music/pictures/documents and everything are on my MBP that I use for work.

**If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for?

I don't really know a lot about this, as I have always been a console gamer. I would like to be able to run 60-120 FPS in 1440p, 144hz on high/max setting or at least close to it, for most games out right now and possibly a year or so into the future. Optimally without blurring, noticeable pop in at high frame rate. I play on running mods on fallout and skyrim and stuff so would like it to handle the load. I want it good enough that I can tell a big difference compared to my PS4 in 1080p. Good enough that my friends are jelly.

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

Id like to be at 2k or so for the computer + monitor. Im flexibile on it to a degree. I'd rather get a cheaper ($500 or less) monitor at first, and mainly focus on putting more money into the tower, so it will suffice for as long as possible. I will look for a bad-ass monitor come black friday.

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

united states

**Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$229.99 @ NCIX US
CPU CoolerCorsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$109.99 @ Amazon
MotherboardMSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$145.99 @ SuperBiiz
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$95.89 @ OutletPC
StorageSamsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$97.95 @ OutletPC
StorageSeagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$64.80 @ SuperBiiz
Video CardMSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card$514.98 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power SupplyCorsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$59.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network AdapterGigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter$28.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1431.55
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Total$1411.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-17 12:13 EDT-0400

Provide any additional details you wish below.

  1. Will the parts above meet my goals? if not, what needs to change?

  2. Are these parts decent, and will they work together? Would you suggest something else on something? Is there anything that I'm forgetting that will be absolutely necessary? (never built a pc before)

  3. Graphics cards confuse me, are all the GTX cards essentially the same? I picked MSI but is the extra $ for the Nvidia worth it?

  4. I only plan on downloading games to the SSD, will 250gb be sufficient for a good amount of games? I know with ps4 some are 50GB+ so is this going to fill up too fast? I also have seen some people using a smaller SSD partitioned with a standard HDD. If I did that, would I just put the system files and games I am currently playing on the SSD, and use the HDD to hold the games I am not currently playing for storage, while moving them to the HDD when I want to play? Im not sure how partitions work together, but I do not want the HDD to effect the SSD's awesome performance in anyway. (will buy bigger SSD if necessary)

  5. Please suggest a monitor under $500. They are confusing the shit out of me. I know I definitely want 144hz. I would really love 1440p, but I am willing to sacrifice it. Size I really dont care about, but of course would like as big as possible (27-28).

Please help a noob out if you have a minute, especially these 5 questions I have. I'd greatly appreciate it. I would "use the search button" but with the way PC hardware is constantly changing I figured I'd ask you fella's myself.

Thanks in advance.

4 years, 8 months agonitroretro posted on buildapc.
July 17, 2015

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.99 @ NCIX US CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $26.98 @ OutletPC Motherboard | Asus Z97-E ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $99.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $83.99 @ Newegg Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $97.95 @ OutletPC Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $64.80 @ SuperBiiz Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card | $679.99 @ Micro Center Case | NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $62.99 @ SuperBiiz Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.98 @ Newegg Wireless Network Adapter | Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | $28.98 @ OutletPC | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1505.64 | Mail-in rebates | -$55.00 | Total | $1450.64 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-17 12:30 EDT-0400 |

Get 980 ti, it'll meet your goal better and you can fit it in your budget.

250gb is probably too little, I have witcher 3+batman+the OS on my 250gb right now and I have about 110gb left......But yea, a good plan would be on installing the games you're currently play, then once you finish it, get something else.

About monitor, if you're going Nvidia, a decent 1440p+144hz gsync will cost a lot more than $500. But if you get a Fury X, which is also excellent btw and getting better with new firmware, you can get a 1440p+144hz Freesync monitor like this: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1437150887&sr=8-1&keywords=freesync for around $500, which is your budget.

[Discussion] Is now a good time to buy a new 144hz monitor? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoneums08 posted submission on buildapc.
July 15, 2015

Hey guys, I'm an active CS:GO player and have been wanting a 144hz monitor from ASUS or BenQ for feels like a year now. I was looking at some of the models and recognized the BenQ XL2411Z is still being recommended along with the ASUS VG248QE.

What I don't know is when do Monitors cycle in and out? It feels like there hasn't been a 144hz upgrade out for a while other than GSync enabled monitors.

I hate the idea of buying on these monitors that I've finally been able to save up for and see that it's about to be cycled into an older generation. With this new monitor purchase, I will be buying a new video card along side it.

TL DR

Lots of 1+ year old 144hz monitors, is a new cycle happening soon or should I buy now?

4 years, 8 months agoneums08 posted on buildapc.
July 15, 2015

I just pulled the trigger on an Acer XG270HU

It's currently under $500 which is what I was waiting for for a 1440p 144hz monitor. It's freesync, and I'm currently running a GTX 770 (I know freesync won't work, I'm planning to upgrade my GPU soon). I know it won't push 144 fps @ 1440p, but I'm hoping to get ~100 at 1080p, or ~60 at 1440p.

I can post my thoughts once I have a chance to try it out in a couple days.

EDIT: for /u/Lommeke and /u/Yibb

After playing around with the monitor for a bit, here are my thoughts.

1440p:
The high resolution looks nice, but it's not mind blowing. Games look a little crisper, but honestly I can't tell a huge difference between 1080p and 1440p in game. The extra room on the desktop is nice.

144hz refresh rate:
This is the stand out feature. Gameplay is smoother and more fluid. It's tough to explain, but it feels like I have more time to line up shots in games. I don't think I'll ever use a 60hz display again.

Performance:
This was what worried me. I've got a GTX 770. A good card, but not a top of the line card. I was pleasantly surprised at the performance I was able to get even at 1440p. BF4 on high without AA or Ambient Occlusion ran 60-80 fps on 1440p. Dropping the resolution to 1080p made it jump up ~100 fps. Not anywhere near the 144hz max for the monitor, but enough to make a noticeable difference in the fluidity of the game. Skyrim on ultra was still around 100fps @ 1440p. League of Legends was around 70 fps on ultra @ 1440p. I'll have to try it at lower settings to get a better feel for the high refresh rate. Far Cry 4 was running around 50fps for both 1080p and 1440p. I believe something other than resolution is the limiting factor for that game.

Screen tearing:
I never have v-sync on when gaming. Even without v-sync, I didn't notice any screen tearing. It may have helped that I was always running below the refresh rate of the monitor, or maybe there was tearing but it disappeared so quickly that I didn't notice it. Either way, there were no issues here.

TN panel:
There isn't really any noticeable color shifting when I sit directly in front of the screen. Looking from left or right only shifts once I get pretty far to the side. Definitely further that normal movement within your chair. Looking down from above causes noticeable color-shift. Overall I don't notice a difference from my old monitors. I suspect I've been using TN panels my whole life and not noticed. Don't be put off by TN panels, they're fine.

Final thoughts:
I was pleased, but not blown away with the 1440p resolution. It's nice, but I think it would be best to wait for the price to drop a little more for 1440p displays. However, 144 hz is literally a game changer. Action is way more fluid and you feel more immersed. I'm 100% sold on 144hz displays. If you're in the market, wait for the 1440p 144hz g-sync / freesync monitors to drop in price. I think $470 is a little too high for these displays, let alone $700-$800. If you want one soon and can't wait, then go for a 1080p 144hz monitor. They're at a better price point right now.

Simple Questions - July 14, 2015 [R]

4 years, 8 months agoneums08 posted submission on buildapc.
July 14, 2015

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4 years, 8 months agoneums08 posted on buildapc.
July 15, 2015

I'm looking at picking up an Acer XG270HU

Can someone with experience with a TN panel offer their experiences on how noticeable the color shift / limited viewing angle is? I usually sit directly in front of my main panel.

Just ordered my parts. Can someone help me with advice on monitors? [R]

4 years, 8 months agokyyv posted submission on buildapc.
July 14, 2015

Thanks to SilentBobVG, sedateeddie420, HoneyBadgerRy and keebs63 for their help with my build. I ordered the parts for the build below this afternoon (Except for the monitor):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

TypeItemPrice
CPU*Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor$159.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler*be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 87.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler$44.99 @ NCIX US
MotherboardAsus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard$104.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory*Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$52.49 @ SuperBiiz
Storage*Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$99.99 @ Amazon
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$47.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card*MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card$329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case*Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$99.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplySeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive*Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer$18.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System*Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)$86.98 @ OutletPC
MonitorAsus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor$249.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1411.26
Mail-in rebates-$50.00
Total$1361.26
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-14 19:27 EDT-0400

I panicked a bit after I ordered when I realized that my motherboard did not have wifi, so I canceled and went with the pro. Also ordered a couple of SATA cables. My prior post from this afternoon is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/3dai02/lurker_for_a_year_you_guys_are_awesome_finally/

So. I am hoping you guys might give me some help regarding monitors. I was thinking of using multiple displays as I have before. A friend of mine started talking about 4k today and I am just starting to read up on it.

So given the build I have, what monitors would you recommend? Thanks !

4 years, 8 months agokyyv posted on buildapc.
July 14, 2015

Thanks again. I went with this one: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1436919013&sr=8-1&keywords=freesync+monitor

Best bang for buck 1440p monitor? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoMedically posted submission on buildapc.
July 13, 2015

I'm on a really tight budget. My build has a 980 ti in it and people are telling me to get a 1440p monitor to use it to its full capacity. Any ideas? I'm in the US

4 years, 8 months agoMedically posted on buildapc.
July 13, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?tag=amazon0606-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1430272001&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+xg270hu+omidpx

That ones nice, but yeah, keep looking through the ones 2xnicer gave link to

Master race approved 1440p, 144 hz monitors on amazon? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoJuly 11, 2015

looking to pick one up on the amazon sale in a few days can you guys recommend me some i haven't been in the market for a monitor in a while

4 years, 8 months agoZaedeor posted on pcmasterrace.
July 11, 2015

Check out the Acer XG270HU

Got tired of screen tearing, so i picked up the cheapest g-sync monitor i could find. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoCirving4444 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 11, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoCirving4444 posted on pcmasterrace.
July 11, 2015

I have this. I know it's freesync but adaptive refresh rate is SOOOOOOOO nice. Enjoy it.

My little brother mentioned wanting to get a PS4 so I decided it was time to show him the true path. What do you guys think of this "budget" build. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoBuckiez posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 9, 2015
4 years, 8 months agoBuckiez posted on pcmasterrace.
July 9, 2015

This is the monitor I am going to get within the next month or so (maybe prime day), which has what you described plus freesync! But currently I am still at 1080p 144hz.

What's a good 1440p 144hz monitor? [R]

4 years, 8 months agofurdog111 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 9, 2015

Not necessarily ips and gsync/freesync. I have a budget of about 400-450 euro.

4 years, 8 months agofurdog111 posted on pcmasterrace.
July 9, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

This looks like it's in your budget AND it has freesync. Did you even look?

Will I notice major differences between these two monitors? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoAssanater601 posted submission on Monitors.
July 9, 2015

Basically, I have been wanting a dual-monitor set-up for awhile now. My requirements; must be VESA mountable, must be 1440p (don't want 1080p anymore, not ready for 4k), refresh rate at least 60hz. I want to be able to game GTAV, Witcher III, and smaller titles. I plan on playing these games with a GTX 980. (Not buying this until prime-day).

Anyway, I love the bezel-less design on monitor 1 but I understand that monitor 2 is better for graphics and gaming. The question is, how much better? Will I honestly notice a major difference between the two? Thanks for any and all opinions!

4 years, 8 months agoAssanater601 posted on Monitors.
July 9, 2015

They're very similar, almost identical in specs. Monitor 2 is not "better" for gaming.

You will likely NOT notice a difference between them. Just go for whatever you like the looks of better.

I should also mention, you may want to take this into acount. It has 1440p AND 144hz. It's 40$ more expensive than your second option. I have the IPS version of this panel and cannot recommend it highly enough. I absolutely love the 144hz refresh rate, it makes my 60hz monitors look sluggish.

$1500+ build to replace an early 2008 model MBP. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoBartydogsgd posted submission on buildapcforme.
July 8, 2015

>What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.

As stated this build is intended to replace my early 2008 model 17in. MBP, so just about anything suggested will be an upgrade. If I could play half the games in my steam library on decent settings (Max if possible) I would be happy, but looking forward I specifically want to play Fallout 4. Having used this computer since I bought it almost 7 years ago now, seeing framerates above 20FPS with setting on anything other than the lowest will probably blow my mind. I don't even have a concept of the difference between a 60fps and 144fps. Anything better then a slide show will look like magic to me. Besides gaming I mostly stream media (netflix and HBONow).

>What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

I would like it to be in the $1500 range, but that is certainly not a hard limit whatsoever. I am willing to spend more if the return is worth it.

>When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

Most likely buying mid to late August and building when I have some vacation time in mid-September.

>What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc)

Every gosh darn thing (monitor, keyboard, OS, Mouse....) minus a processor. My buddy won a Intel Core i7-4770K which he is willing to sell to me for pennies on the dollar.

>Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

US, California. No Microcenter. There was one near me, but it shut down not too long ago.

>If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Just the processor I listed, and and external 1Tb Harddrive.

>Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Possibly down the line, I am not educated enough on overclocking to be considering it at the moment.

>Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

I like the typical setup of smaller SSD for OS and frequently used games/ programs and larger HD for mass storage. I will leave the decision of monitor (1080p vs 1440, FPS, etc...) up to your discretion.

>Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

Open to anything, I do like the look and features of Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case, but I am open to other suggestions.

>Do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference for one or the other?

Yes, if the release date rumors are true, I might be purchasing after windows 10 is released, but I included 8.1 in my planning so I could get an idea on total price. Would I be eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade if I bought 8.1 now?

>Extra info or particulars:

I like a wireless mouse, unless you can convince me I should go wired, but am perfectly fine with a wired keyboard. I don't know whether or not it would be worth it to go for a 1440 monitor like the Acer XG270HU yet. I might just be getting greedy there. I can always upgrade at a later time. I also want a computer that will upgrade well in the future. As evidenced by my MBP I tend to hold onto technology for a while, and would like a computer that will age a bit more gracefully than my current device has.

I will post my current working build in the comments, but I was mostly going of individual item reviews. This will be a first build, so I don't have much experience to go off.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

(This is re-posted because my first try it did not appear)

4 years, 8 months agoBartydogsgd posted on buildapcforme.
July 8, 2015

Here is my current working build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | Purchased For $0.00 CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $74.99 @ Mwave Motherboard | Asus Sabertooth Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $127.89 @ OutletPC Memory | Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $55.99 @ Newegg Storage | Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.49 @ OutletPC Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card | $334.99 @ B&amp;H Case | Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case | $129.99 @ Amazon Power Supply | Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $166.98 @ Newegg Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $18.89 @ OutletPC Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) | $86.98 @ OutletPC Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | $37.24 @ Amazon Monitor | Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor | $249.99 @ Amazon Keyboard | Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $95.79 @ Amazon Mouse | Logitech G700s Wireless Laser Mouse | $61.87 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1639.07 | Mail-in rebates | -$45.00 | Total | $1594.07 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-07 14:54 EDT-0400 |

I am open to any suggestions though. I was mostly blindly choosing parts with good reviews.

Additionally would this build be able to handle 1440 if I was to upgrade to a monitor like the Acer XG270HU?

$1,500 range gaming build to replace early 2008 MBP. [R]

4 years, 8 months agoCreatone posted submission on buildapcforme.
July 7, 2015

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. As stated this build is intended to replace my early 2008 model 17in. MBP, so just about anything suggested will be an upgrade. If I could play half the games in my steam library on decent settings (Max if possible) I would be happy, but looking forward I specifically want to play Fallout 4. Having used this computer since I bought it almost 7 years ago now, seeing framerates above 20FPS with setting on anything other than the lowest will probably blow my mind. I don't even have a concept of the difference between a 60fps and 144fps. Anything better then a slide show will look like magic to me. Besides gaming I mostly stream media (netflix and HBONow).

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes? I would like it to be in the $1500 range, but that is certainly not a hard limit whatsoever. I am willing to spend more if the return is worth it.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy. Most likely buying mid to late August and building when I have some vacation time in mid-September.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (Tower/OS/monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc) Every gosh darn thing (monitor, keyboard, OS, Mouse....) minus a processor. My buddy won a Intel Core i7-4770K which he is willing to sell to me for pennies on the dollar.

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location? US, California. No Microcenter. There was one near me, but it shut down not too long ago.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated. Just the processor I listed, and and external 1Tb Harddrive.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU? Possibly down the line, I am not educated enough on overclocking to be considering it at the moment.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc) I like the typical setup of smaller SSD for OS and frequently used games/ programs and larger HD for mass storage. I will leave the decision of monitor (1080p vs 1440, FPS, etc...) up to your discretion.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-tower/full-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components? Open to anything, I do like the look and features of Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case, but I am open to other suggestions.

Do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference for one or the other? Yes, if the release date rumors are true, I might be purchasing after windows 10 is released, but I included 8.1 in my planning so I could get an idea on total price. Would I be eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade if I bought 8.1 now?

Extra info or particulars: I like a wireless mouse, unless you can convince me I should go wired, but am perfectly fine with a wired keyboard. I don't know whether or not it would be worth it to go for a 1440 monitor like the Acer XG270HU yet. I might just be getting greedy there. I can always upgrade at a later time. I also want a computer that will upgrade well in the future. As evidenced by my MBP I tend to hold onto technology for a while, and would like a computer that will age a bit more gracefully than my current device has.

I will post my current working build in the comments, but I was mostly going of individual item reviews. This will be a first build, so I don't have much experience to go off.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated.

4 years, 8 months agoCreatone posted on buildapcforme.
July 7, 2015

Here is my current working build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | Purchased For $0.00 CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $74.99 @ Mwave Motherboard | Asus Sabertooth Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $127.89 @ OutletPC Memory | Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $55.99 @ Newegg Storage | Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.49 @ OutletPC Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card | $334.99 @ B&H Case | Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case | $129.99 @ Amazon Power Supply | Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $166.98 @ Newegg Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $18.89 @ OutletPC Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) | $86.98 @ OutletPC Wireless Network Adapter | TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter | $37.24 @ Amazon Monitor | Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor | $249.99 @ Amazon Keyboard | Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $95.79 @ Amazon Mouse | Logitech G700s Wireless Laser Mouse | $61.87 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1639.07 | Mail-in rebates | -$45.00 | Total | $1594.07 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-07 14:54 EDT-0400 |

I am open to any suggestions though. I was mostly blindly choosing parts with good reviews.

Additionally would this build be able to handle 1440 if I was to upgrade to a monitor like the Acer XG270HU?

What is a great 144hz 1440p monitor I can get for an AMD graphics card? [R]

4 years, 8 months agoimsodonedude posted submission on buildapc.
July 7, 2015

Specifically, I have an R9 290.

I currently have a 1080p 60hz monitor and I am looking to upgrade in the upcoming sale on amazon, but monitor knowledge is not exactly in my wheelhouse. Can you use a gsync monitor with an AMD card? If so, would you want to or would there be major drawbacks? Any help and suggestions would be very much appreciated.

4 years, 8 months agoimsodonedude posted on buildapc.
July 7, 2015

The AMD equivalent of GSync is called Freesync. Examples of 144hz 1440p monitors with FreeSync include: Acer and BenQ.

New monitor 1440p [R]

4 years, 8 months agoAlfLives posted submission on PcMasterRaceBuilds.
July 6, 2015

Looking for a 1440p monitor hopefully under 350 usd and 144hz would be great if possible

4 years, 8 months agoAlfLives posted on PcMasterRaceBuilds.
July 6, 2015

I don't think that's a reasonable price for what you're asking. You're going to have to get a smaller resolution, lower refresh rate, or pay a higher price.

[Monitor] BenQ XL2730Z 27" 1440p 144hz Gaming Monitor w/Freesync ($579.99 w/free shipping) [R]

4 years, 9 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted submission on buildapcsales.
June 26, 2015
4 years, 9 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapcsales.
June 26, 2015

This is a TN with 144hz 1440p 1ms 27". The Acer* not asus! My apologies.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Monitor] BenQ XL2730Z 27" 1440p 144hz Gaming Monitor w/Freesync ($579.99 w/free shipping) [R]

4 years, 9 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted submission on buildapcsales.
June 26, 2015
4 years, 9 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapcsales.
June 26, 2015

Isn't the ~~Asus~~ Acer Freesync a better deal?

Edit: wrong monitor.

I was referring to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

[Build Help] Best monitor for 980ti/Fury X? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted submission on buildapc.
June 25, 2015

Haven't decided between what graphics card I will get. To be determined in a few months after Windows 10 and DX12 releases. But I'm struggling on my monitor purchase.

Currently I see it as 4 choices.

  • Ultra-Wide 1080p 144hz

  • 1440p 144hz

  • 1440p 60hz with OC

  • 4k 60hz

Which do you think would deliver the best experience? I play all types of games, from RPGs to FPSs. So the higher quality and higher framerate does me well in all cases. I won't need 144hz to enjoy Witcher, but I'd like that 144hz for CS:GO.

I'm really struggling between the 1440p monitors. Because how often will my rig actually get 144 frames? Is it just better to go for the OC?

My rig otherwise:

  • i5-3570k (will be overclocking) might sell for i7.

  • 8GB RAM (Will be moving to a 16gb)

  • 600W PSU (Will be getting 850)

4 years, 9 months agoMikeyJayRaymond posted on buildapc.
June 26, 2015

What about the Acer XG270HU for the Fury X? The speed of TN vs. IPS.

Simple Questions - June 22, 2015 [R]

4 years, 9 months agoGiuseppe12 posted submission on buildapc.
June 22, 2015

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4 years, 9 months agoGiuseppe12 posted on buildapc.
June 22, 2015

I have a GTX 980ti and thinking about buying this ACER monitor?

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr15?ie=UTF8&qid=1435018346&sr=8-5&keywords=xb270hu

Will i be able to play maxed at at 1440 around 60FPS

Any low Hz. Range freesync monitors upcoming? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoRasangone posted submission on Monitors.
June 17, 2015

Hey there!

After J.J's live stream from Asus with the MG278Q (I guess that's the 144hz, ips freesync screen name) He said the freesync range is from 35 - 90. That instantly bring back this quote. "Another difference between FreeSync and G-Sync is in the flexibility of the effective refresh rate range. G-Sync is capable of refresh rates that range from 30Hz to 144Hz while the FreeSync spec is capable of refresh rates that range from 9Hz to 240Hz." - Personally I'm more interested in increasing the lifetime of my aging gpu between lets say 20 and 40 fps rather than having no tearing on high Hz. To be honest I neither used freesync nor g-sync and I haven't seen it IR but no matter if I go with that one or the ips gsync swift reincarnation, depending on the fury X benches and the rumor that vga memory will be added in dx12, paying money for a higher refresh rate that I never use than paying it for less backlight bleed, better quality control or something like this feels just bad.

Are there any news on upcoming freesync 1440p ips panels with at least 90hz, that aren't too far away?

4 years, 9 months agoRasangone posted on Monitors.
June 17, 2015

There's already a bad customer review for the MG279Q , Grab www.amazon.com/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ if you want a low refresh rate and input lag time http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/acer_xg270hu.htm , you'll sacrifice viewing angle/color however. I'm going with my Acer for $250 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QS0AKVK/

what monitor shall I get (about £300/$470 budget) [R]

4 years, 10 months agocamicazi posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 13, 2015

Im currently building my first rig with an i7 4790k processor and a gtx 970 graphics card and I was wondering what kind of monitor I should get at my £300/$470 budget

4 years, 10 months agocamicazi posted on pcmasterrace.
May 14, 2015

IF you go with an amd card like the 290x or 390 which should be coming out out in june, you should get this monitor. If you are going with an nvidia card there arent any 1440p/1440hz monitors available in your pricerange unfortunately, but then something like this might suffice

[Monitor] BenQ XL2420G 144Hz G-Sync Monitor ($499.99 + Free Shipping) [R]

4 years, 11 months agoeudisld15 posted submission on buildapcsales.
April 29, 2015
4 years, 11 months agoeudisld15 posted on buildapcsales.
April 30, 2015

The acer does not cost $200 less because of less connectors....Look at all the proprietary features the BenQ has that the acer does not. Plus both monitors will cost less if the used freesync. We are comparing the difference in price between a Gsync monitor and Freesync monitor. Not Acer's barebones Gsync monitor and BenQ's feature rich Gsync monitor.

Here is a better comparison.

Freesync Acer monitor:

27"

144hz,1440p

499, just came out.

Plus MOAR [email protected]#[email protected]!#

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-omidpx-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS/ref=sr11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1430425043&sr=1-1&keywords=acer+freesync

Gsync Acer monitor:

27"

1440hz, 1080p(lol)

499, Older

Does have a better stand though. Gotta give to them for that. But thats an acer decision.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-XB240H-Abpr-24-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00QS0AK6U