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    Stood in the Fire shadowdasher's Avatar
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    help picking out a monitor

    So I've been looking around at the local shops for a new monitor and need help choosing which will work best with my setup.

    Here's what I'm looking at:
    Acer XG270HU 27" WQHD omidpx Gaming Display Monitor
    Asus - 27" LED HD FreeSync Monitor
    ASUS MG279Q 27" LED Gaming FreeSync Monitor

    my specs are:
    i5 7600k
    16 gb ram
    gtx 1070

    And for those asking why I don't order from amazon or newegg, well I'd prefer to go pick it up myself. Instant gratification and such.
    Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I support the other side.

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    Neither, hands down this dell:
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...Gaming_Monitor

    Also greetings fellow minnesotan, im down in faribault

    You really want gsync if you are dropping that kind of cash down on a display, thats a pretty good price for the dell as well.

    Also best buy has the 24" version for 400:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-24-...?skuId=5655614
    Last edited by Fascinate; 2017-03-26 at 04:17 AM.

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    Seconded, those are great deals for G-SYNC monitors at that resolution and refresh rate. The MG279Q is a great monitor too (I have one) and does have the benefit of having an IPS display while I believe the others are using TN or similar panels, but unless you're thinking of moving to AMD in the future or if you believe NVIDIA might actually decide to actually support the open standard (they won't as long as Huang is in charge) either of the monitors Fascinate listed are top picks for good prices.
    Super casual.

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    The differences, with a quick glance, without looking at the prices, are "nit picking" at best:
    XG270HU - The only issue I have with this one is that it isn't VESA mount compatible.
    MG278Q - No issue.
    MG279Q - Slower response time than the others, 4ms vs 1ms.

    The only real concern I would have is that they are all FreeSync rather than G-Sync.

    Edit:
    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    This is definitely the better option when compared to the three listed in the OP.
    Last edited by callipygoustp; 2017-03-26 at 11:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callipygoustp View Post
    MG279Q - Slower response time than the others, 4ms vs 1ms.
    It's slower because it's an IPS panel. 4ms is the lowest you can get with IPS.

    Out of those screens I would go with an MG279Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    Neither, hands down this dell:
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/4...Gaming_Monitor

    Also greetings fellow minnesotan, im down in faribault

    You really want gsync if you are dropping that kind of cash down on a display, thats a pretty good price for the dell as well.

    Also best buy has the 24" version for 400:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-24-...?skuId=5655614
    Thank you all. I've read your replies and I went with the dell.
    Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I support the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowdasher View Post
    Thank you all. I've read your replies and I went with the dell.
    Very nice, and now im jealous lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    Very nice, and now im jealous lol.
    I'm going to be 100% honest, my eyes are having an orgasm looking at this monitor. It's so beautiful.
    Just because I don't agree with you doesn't mean I support the other side.

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    Rochester, MN represent!
    I'm going to microcenter this week to upgrade my mobo, cpu, ram and get a NVMe drive.
    jealous of that monitor, might have to add that to the shopping list
    Asus P8Z68-V Pro gen3
    i5-2500K - Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 2133 RAM
    EVGA GTX 770 2 GB
    Samsung 850 EVO 250G GB - OCZ Vertex 3 120G Sata III SSD
    Corsair Air 540 case

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