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u/xxXTinyHippoXxx · 2 pointsr/PcBuild

Sorry for not giving you specific parts, but if you really want best performance/price this is the way to do it.

r/buildapcsales

I'd suggest just hunting around for about 2-3 weeks on that sub, good deals pop up all the time. I'm sure you can find all these general parts I list below for a good price.Would recommend trying to get the more generic parts first...

Storage: m.2's, SSDs, HHDs and for best price/performance

  • small m.2 (<128GB) for your OS, internet browser, frequently used programs and startup apps to make logins really fast
  • Moderate sized SSD (500gb) to store games and less frequently used programs
  • Large HHD (1TB+) for long term storage and for music, pictures, and videos

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    Memory: DDR4 16GB RAM, ideally 2 8GB sticks which will give you room to expand later with 2 more identical sticks to 32GB. 16GB is usually more than enough for people unless you plan on using ram hungry programs in conjunction (lots of video editing, and AutoCAD design), but for gaming, streaming music, and using discord it should be more than enough. Speed kinda matters but you'll see significant price hikes in anything above 2600 mt/s.

    Remember to always check your Mother Board Bios when setting up your pc to make sure your ram is actually running at what you paid for, cause often times it will default to a lower clock rate than what it's capable of, and when expanding try to buy an identical set of RAM to reduce chances of compatibility issues.

    I'd hop on this one actually rn: https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails?ItemList=Combo.3924617

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    Case: Personal preference, you can definitely save money here tho by buying a case you see on sale on the sub I linked above. I personally like Mid Tower cases cause they offer good room to work and expand in, but aren't too big like a Full Tower Case.

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    Graphics Card: You can def afford a 2070, and a 2080 might be pushing it. Recently tho with the AMD RX 5700 XT, the AMD RX 5700 XT has been bench marked above the 2070 in terms of performance and for about 100 bucks cheaper.

    So unless you see a really good deal on a RTX card you are probs best off with the RX 5700 XT.

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    CPU Cooler: Once again this will be your personal preference. Most coolers will fit most CPU sockets. It's mainly a choice between air and water cooled. You can get pretty good AIO water coolers for less than 120 and they have significantly less noise output than their air cooled tower couterparts. I'd recommend the corsair AIO coolers as corsair has a really good warranty program that comes with their products. However you can get really good air coolers for a lot less. Just make sure to match it to the size of your case. (Most coolers will fit in most mid/full towers)

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    Case Fans: Just make sure to match the size of the fan to what your case needs. Usually a case comes with 1 or 2, but I always get more so that I can run each fan at lower speeds to reduce noise while still maintaining high airflow and so that they all match. I'd also consider getting 1 or 2 extras to have on hand cause you never know when you just get a bad fan. I had one of my fans burn out on my radiator and I ended up having to put my PC out of commission for a week till the new fan came in.

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    Peripherals: Whatever you like works for you, you'll find a lot of sales on keyboards, mice, headsets, and gamepads on r/buildapcsales.

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    Monitor: At your price range you are going to want a 1440p 144hz monitor

    https://www.amazon.com/27-Inch-Monitor-Samsung-FreeSync-GamePlus/dp/B078P57ZWL

    I personally have this one, I really like it and it isn't too much compared to other monitors in that same price range. It is a freesync monitor so if you end up getting the AMD GPU you'll be on your way to having no screen tearing. I believe they sit at about 1 ms delay on the flat paneled one, and 4 or 5ms on the curved. However, you might find a better deal browsing that sub.

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    PSU: You probably want something around 650-750 watts. Get one that is gold+ rated for efficiency.

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    Finally for you last 2 things, you'll need to pick out a CPU and a Motherboard. Honestly, after suggesting the AMD GPU, I'd probably suggest getting a Ryzen CPU. Probably the Ryezen 7 series 2700x if you want to overclock, and the normal 2700 if you don't. As far as MOBO go, I usually recommend getting just a moderate MOBO if you aren't planning on OC the CPU, but if you are defiantly getting a better one might be worth it. I'm sure you could find one that's compatible with the ryzen 7 socket series on r/buildapcsales.

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    You can definitely save a lot by being patient and buying things when they go on sale, so it might take 3+ weeks, but you'll end up with better components for less. Best of luck.
u/deathaddict · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

This is what I would call a "build" that's representative of what I BELIEVE you're looking for as far as a set up goes.

Before that though lets get into:

> A few people have recommended going with the I7 for the types of games i'll be playing, saying its needed to handle the workload but will the I5 get the job done, say for a game like star citizen (which is in alpha i know)?

Needed? Haha that's like saying that a family of 4 would ABSOLUTELY needed to get something like a Honda Odyssey full mini-van instead of a Honda CR-V because "you never know" if you're going to drive more than four people.

Star Citizen is an un-finished game let that be known to everyone. The Dev's are focused on FINISHING the game first which is obvious because the game is still in "beta" so of course there's bound to be some bugs in which the game is hogging hardware. You can make a conclusive requirement on a game that isn't 100% finished.

Here's the thing, most people don't have i7s in their gaming computers. Do you seriously think it's a smart business decision to cater and optimize Star Citizen to the top 1% of the PC gamers who all have overkill rigs over the other 99% who have lower end rigs? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $68.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $124.99 @ B&H
Memory | Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ NCIX US
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $35.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card | $598.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Monitor | Asus ROG SWIFT PG248Q 24.0" 180Hz Monitor | $349.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard | Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $129.99 @ Corsair
Mouse | Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse | $57.51 @ Jet
Headphones | Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset | $91.89 @ NCIX US
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2090.49
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 13:47 EST-0500 |

  • In this build I stuck to the "practical" side of computer building over niche parts. i don't know how you feel about that but because you'd need a small loan of a million dollars to actually make something that has the best quality all around.
  • The i5-6600k is literally enough. If people tell you that "oh why didn't you buy an i7 you totally need it for gaming", ask them for proof in benchmarks of REAL games. 9 times out of 10 they're probably going to give you some cherry picked benchmark from some game and you can just laugh at them for it.
  • Water cooling doesn't help you in temperatures unless you're running X99 level CPU's with crazy voltages. The NH-D14 might not look like the best thing in the world, but it has it where it counts. You can EASILY get up to 4.5~ Ghz with this air cooler under 65C assuming you got a decent i5-6600k from the famous Silicon Lottery.
  • This isn't the absolute cheapest SLI compatible Z170 board but atleast it looks cool. The black/white color scheme will work perfectly with the case! It has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Z170 board like M.2 ports for PCIE SSDs, SATA Express, USB 3.0, USB Type C and HDMI/DVI out.
  • 16GB of ram on two sticks is enough. 2400Mhz ram costs just as much as 2133mhz ram so just go for it. Any brand will do. You might want to look around if you want to color match the build.
  • I kept with the program and used a 480GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. Not the most glamorous brands by any stretch of the imagination but they will work just as well. Just like any other component the SSD/Hard drive can fail and that's just how life is. It doesn't matter if it's Samsung or Kingston or A-DATA or etc.. I've had my fair share of failed drives and the one company I will never by "consumer grade" products from is Seagate. Their hard drives have substantially higher failure rates after one year of use compared to any other competing company.
  • I kept the GTX 1080 because it fits with the budget and shouldn't really change. Brand doesn't matter as long as you aren't buying a founders edition or blower style cooler. You'll never reach the high overclocks like that.
  • I had to drop the case to a less expensive but still fabulous NZXT S340 case. The case doesn't impact performance really it's just there for aesthetics. If you really want the Phantom 530 then feel free to go for it. I'm not going to tell you its bad because it's your prerogative. I personally always go the extra mile for a case that I really want.(Well all my cases were made by NZXT, S340 White -> H440 Black/Orange -> Noctis 450 Black).
  • I tossed in a 750W Semi-Modular power supply from EVGA to make sure you have the room for upgrades in the future comfortably. You can run dual GTX 1080's just fine with this power supply. I don't go after fully modular cases unless I'm going for sleeved cables because Semi-Modular power supplies always have the "required" cables attached. I.E 20+ 4 Pin Motherboard/ 4+4 Pin CPU connector/ 2X 6+ 2 pin PCI-E connectors.
  • I went with a more expensive G-Sync enabled 180HZ Asus PG248Q monitor. Quality/features come at a price and this is as good as it gets for your budget if you want a 144Hz monitor. G-Sync will help your GTX 1080 in those times you can't quite reach those higher FPS in very VERYVERY demanding games. I just tossed this in because I feel that this monitor is probably something you'll be happy with. It definitely has that "gamery" vibe and the "this would cost you an arm and a leg" type of peripheral. If you didn't need the 180hz/G-Sync and you're completely fine with a 144Hz enabled monitor then the AOC G2460PF is the next best thing. It has VERY good reviews and a lot of people prefer this monitor over other ones in the same price range.
  • I kept the rest of the peripherals to respect your decisions in the peripheral department. The one thing I will say though is that the G502 is a freaking dust magnet. I've owned one myself and it's great but the pads underneath the mouse have a problem of getting clogged with dust in time and just freaking terrible execution from Logitech. I switched to a Razer Deathadder Chroma and it's working dandy for me on my Steelseries QCK mousepad.


    If you have any concerns or questions feel free to ask. There's obviously things about the build that can be changed if you feel strongly about certain components. That's personal and I wont contest that.
u/paulatreides0 · 7 pointsr/neoliberal

/u/JetJaguar124 /u/Integralds

So first thing's first, Windows: ~$130 for Home Edition.

Okay, so things to keep in mind:

  1. If you go Intel, overclocking isn't too great on 9th gen intel, especially if you don't have a beefy aftermarket cpu cooler. So if you don't plan on doing that at some point then you don't need a K series CPU and an overclocking motherboard. So your motherboard should primarily focus on giving you decent I/O options.

  2. You also probably want to aim for 1080p or 1440p tops, given your price range.

  3. Related to #1: If you don't plan on overclocking then a basic-ish mobo will do fine, and you mainly want to focus on I/O and other features. If you are getting Intel doubly so, as, as I mentioned before, intel 9th gen doesn't overclock well due to relatively low headroom to begin with. For intel overclocking boards are "Z" while non-overclocking boards are "B". For AMD they are "X" and "B" respectively.

    The GPU you should be seeking to use is the 1660 Ti, which is basically a slightly gimped RTX 2060 but without the raytracing stuff. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you could get an RX 5700 instead, which is nearly ~30% faster on average.

    That'll put you at $270 - $360 depending on the model you pick. Yes, it's a third of your budget, but the GPU is the single most important part of your build.

    Secondly you'll want a decent CPU to go with that.

    The Ryzen 5 3600 looks like a pretty good CPU, its a bit under $200, its fairly beefy and extendable so it's somewhat "future-proof" - in that it shouldn't cause much bottlenecking and you could upgrade your GPU past a 2080 Ti before needing to change the processor.

    This MSI Tomohawk Mobo looks good for the 3600.

    So we're at ~$320 for that, or about $640 total. Plus windows that is ~$730.

    The RAM Inty recommended before should be fine. You only really need 16 GB. This will set you back ~$80. If you find yourself wanting more RAM later down the line you can always add another pair of sticks later and double up your RAM.

    That puts us at around ~$800.

    $80 for a 750W Fully Modular Corsair PSU is basically a steal. It's refurbished though, although that shouldn't be a problem - especially with a PSU.

    We're at ~$880.

    Some good thermal paste for your CPU.

    We're now at ~$890.

    Storage depends on what you want to do. Do you install a lot of stuff and files at once? In which case you might want to get a nice sized SSD plus a big HDD.

    For your system drive. Plenty of space, good price, AND its an nvme SSD.

    That makes for ~$990.

    If you need lots of extra space

    If you need extreme extra space

    Keyboard and case are up to you, decide as you please. For the case just make sure that it can support an ATX mobo, as the mobo listed here is full ATX. Mechanical keyboards are crack, but they tend to be more expensive so they're probably out of range. This will be another $100 to $150 depending on what you pick.

    Something to keep in mind though: Your case and your monitors are basically "future proof". In other words, they won't really get "worse" with time or cause future performance issues. So monitors and case are things where you want to consider what you'll eventually want and buy ahead, even if you have to stretch a bit.

    This just leaves your monitor. I would NOT recommend a 1080p monitor above 24 in. Honestly, if you can go for a 1440p monitor then do it. I'm a bit of a resolution whore tho, so if 1080p works for you then that's fine. I would also avoid TN panels - they tend to look more washed out, tinny, and have worse viewing angles . . . although they also tend to be a fair bit cheaper than the good panels (namely IPS panels).

    I used to own one of these . . . it was vvy vvy gud. This is a relatively artsy monitor, so if color gamut correctness or whatever is important for you for photo or video editing or whatever, then this is a good pick. It's a bit expensive, yeah, but also super gorgeous. It also goes up to 75 Hz. Conversely, get a freesync monitor, and this one is probably good - haven't done much research on it, but Dells are generally pretty good in my experience (my current 4K monitor is a Dell too). Freesync will allow you to basically eliminate screen tearing and will provide a smoother feeling experience because it will even out frame rates better.

    One last thing to keep in mind: Shopping around on ebay and other sites can save you a fair bit. My rule of thumb is to never, ever buy sensitive parts like hard-drives, cpus, or motherboards second hand or refurbished. But everything else is fair game. So refurbished GPUs, Monitors, PSUs, Cases, etc. should be fine. Pre-owned? Ehhh . . . that I'm much, much more sketchy on - personally I wouldn't, but that's just me.

    So in total it'd be somewhere in the range of $1500 including monitor, OS, case, and keyboard. The system itself is around $1000. But you can perhaps knock off a hundred bucks or two by shopping around and looking for where you can buy these parts cheaper than Amazon.

    But again: investing in a good monitor and case can be worth it. It means you won't have to replace it if/when you do upgrade. And worst case scenario you can offload your monitor as a side/secondary monitor when you upgrade your monitor to a new one.
u/Fruitloopz101 · 1 pointr/buildapc
  1. This is heavly debatable on what the best option is and I encourage you to do some extra research yourself. However, I would go with the Noctua NH-D15 as a premuim cooler. If you dont plan on heavly OCing you could grab a cheap but effective cooler like 212 evo and save some cash.
  2. Going with a single card is almost always the better becuase it: has better power efficiency...will generate less noise and heat
    ...will be able to achive similar preformance in all games and does not run the risk of xfire or sli not being supported fully.
    Running a 1070 will save you alot of hassle and provide you with consistant performance similar to 2 rx 480s. AMD has a reputation for squeasing more power in their cards as time goes on. However until amd releases vega they have no single card that can compete with anything above a 1070. The closest amd card that can maybe be a substitute is the fury x and even that gets beaten. These small improvements are nice but wont make up for that much preformance gain. Its really up to you on when you want to upgrade. Video editing is mainly cpu dependent and wont change alot if you swap the gpus around.
    I will finish answering your other questions in a bit. (im on mobile so sorry for any grammatical errors)
  3. I assume you want 2 monitors for productivty purposes. I recommend getting A: a single ultrawide 1440p monitor that is great for gaming and productivity due to its massive size B: Grab either a 144hz or 1440p monitor and buy a cheaper 60hz 1080p monitor as you will probably be only be gaming on 1 monitor. If you go with option b choose a 144hz monitor if you play alot of games where speed and smoothness are key (cs go, lol, dota). 1440p monitors shine in impressive games(gta, witcher, skyrim). I personally own a 144hz monitor and it is fabulous. I cant strongly suggest any 1440p monitors but just look for good reviews. As for 144hz monitors the https://www.amazon.com/Asus-VG248QE-24-inch-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B00B2HH7G0?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 is great. As a rule of thumb when looking for a monitor look for a name brand(asus, acer, benq) and choose one with good reviews. Also, IPS pannels have better colors then TN pannels. For gaming you will want a monitor below 5ms response time.
  4. I honestly don't know much about network adapters but I would just do a quick google search on witch ones are the best.
    If you have any further questions feel free to ask. Wait for deals on the U.K buildapcsales before purchasing parts, otherwise I can help you bring down the price abit if you want.
u/Wazanator_ · 1 pointr/Games

Except you are forgetting that a lot of what you are listing are already common buys when it comes to NA and I would wager Europe. If you are going to factor them in for consoles you need to factor them in for PC as well since things like TV, internet and having a cell phone are common things to own (maybe not a smartphone but a basic one with calling and texting capabilities).

For the following I'm going to assume DICE's report on recommend system requirements is accurate

So our PC in question needs to have:

  • Quad core CPU with at least 3Ghz

  • Windows 7 64 bit or higher

  • 8 GB of RAM since it's 64 bit

  • A modern DX 11 graphics card with 2 or more GB of video memory

    Now then we are also going to assume we are an average customer so we do not have the knowledge needed to put together a computer from individually purchased parts and since we work 5 days a week from 9-5 we don't really feel like figuring it out, we just want to buy something and have it work when we plug it in oh and it needs to be new for various reasons (warranty, not trusting of previous owner, etc). Our goal is to buy a PC that either matches or slightly exceeds DICE's recommended settings since we want our PC in question to be somewhat future proof for the next 5 years if we are going to be dropping a considerable amount of money on it. Now then our current PC is like 13 years old but has worked fine to meet our needs, we can get on the internet, do taxes on it, watch some videos and even play a few games on it.

    So lets head on over to amazon put in some of those specs and start searching. Well damn the most popular one on that page is the HP pavilion Elite for $819. That's a bit steep let's see if we can get something more in our price range and sort by low to high. Well the first one in the list we can rule out because it's graphics card doesn't even support DX10. That second one in the list, the ASUS, looks pretty good and the GeForce GT 640 sounds like the perfect card to match our needs and should be awesome for playing new release for the next few years so let's go with that for roughly $745 (before tax if applicable).

    So we order the ASUS and after a couple of days it arrives and we hook it up to our old monitor and sound system. About a week passes and we have just been having a blast playing BF4 but you know what hasn't been fun? Looking at that awful resolution on your monitor from 2000 and the way its speakers are just destroying the beautiful sound design done by the DICE team.

    Back to Amazon we go! We decide that since our new PC can output in HD we want HD with a nice screen res of 1920x1080. This Asus monitor is only $164 and is highly rated so we go with it. It arrives in the mail, we hook it up and that picture is just awesome now and we can truly understand why PC gaming rocks.

    To bad we forgot that it doesn't come with speakers built into the monitor. Well we could use this pair of earbuds that we got with our MP3 player we use at the gym but we feel we could really improve our value as a team member by getting a headset so we can communicate better with the rest of the team. You were talking with your PC gaming friend at the water cooler the next day about your dilemma and he tells you should just get a normal pair of headphones and a desk mic since it will probably be cheaper and of better quality and you decide that sounds pretty smart. So that night you order a pair of Sennheiser HD201 Lightweight Over-Ear Binaural Headphones and a logitech desk mic so our total for that comes out at around $36.

    So let's go back over what this PC upgrade cost us in the long run

  • $745 for the ASUS tower

  • $164 for the monitor

  • $36 for the headphones and mic

    Total is roughly $945.

    Keep in mind this is all paid at once, while a smartphone plan is likely to cost you more in the long run you are paying it in increments. A tablet/laptop is going to run you around $300 for an average quality one. The PS4 is launching at the price point of $400.

    Yes you can probably recoup a lot of this in game sales from digital distribution platforms like Steam but if you are looking to buy on release it's still going to be on average the same price. Not to mention that consoles are now having similar sales on their digital stores and have things like Playstation Plus which actually get you sets of games for a reasonable monthly cost.

    I'm not trying to say one is better than the other but I will make the argument that one is more affordable than the other. To say there is no difference in paywall to get into PC gaming and console gaming is nothing but ignorance.

    Edit: I'm not saying you are wrong, I completely agree if people wanted to get into PC gaming they could stop spending money on things like new phones, TV's, tablets, etc every year and spend the money instead on a very nice gaming rig. But you need to stop thinking like a smart consumer more like an average one when making these kinds of arguments, because lets face it the average consumer is dumb or misinformed.
u/Mr_Plakton · 2 pointsr/Competitiveoverwatch

Looks alright. I wouldn't reccomend Ryzen chips. I would probably get something more like an i7 6700k or the 6700 (which is around $20 cheaper if you can't justify the price) for gaming. If you end up choosing an Intel CPU you'll have to choose a different Mobo as well but there are lots of good ones.

I'd reccomend getting an entry level 144Hz Screen. If you can stretch to something like this I would seriously reccomend it, though it's not going to hurt you if you don't. I think it was Jake from LG Evil that made T500 early in the game on a Mac Book running OW in wine.

I personally don't like any gaming Headsets other than the HyperX Clouds. There is a huge quality difference between them and any other "gaming" headsets I have used.

As far as mice and keyboards, I would probably just buy a nice cheap Keyboard to begin with because there are no benefits really to having a good keyboard if you're on a budget. A mouse is kinda personal, I use a Steel Series Rival 100 but am a palm style user and am completely arm aim. It's a good cheap mouse but you may want something else if your grip style is different. My brother plays claw and doesn't mind it though.

Parts and gear you should prioritise for Overwatch are: Good GPU. 6GB 1060s are plenty for overwatch unless you want to be running the game at consistently over 240FPS (here's Taimou's settings btw. These will help with you configuring your settings for Overwatch). A fast CPU (Overwatch can be very CPU dependant). SSDs are kinda nice and fairly cheap. If you have a SSD btw you're at a direct benefit to most other players because you load in matches faster and can therefore instalock first, if that's your thing. :P Monitors are the most important peripheral by far in my opinion, followed closely by mice. If you're not getting a 144Hz screen now, you'll want one eventually (you won't need one but you'll want one). The only other peripheral that is important for Overwatch specifically is a mouse. This is one of those what suits your style things and there's no real correct answer but for First Person Shooters you usually want a nice light fast mouse. Ideally with 2 buttons on the side of the mouse for binding melee and voice. Just don't get a Razer and you'll be fine.

I'd probably ask on /r/buildapc as well because they'll probably give you better advice than this sub will. Best of luck dude with your transition to PC. Hope this helps.

Edit: oh and Mousepad! In the beginning I'd reccomend a nice control style mouse pad for getting used to using a mouse for aiming. I can't reccomend you any though because I have always used the mats that come in WoW TCG boxes since a family member has heaps of them and I've never used any other control style mats. The bigger the better.

u/invalid_credentials · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hello! Personal opinions here. I've built a half dozen PCs for myself, with friends, and for friends.

Processor: Great choice, one of the best for single core processes out there (games). I have seen as low as $299 last week so keep an eye out if you're not in a rush.

Cooler: Go with a Noctura IMO. Best on the market, reasonable price. That said, the one you picked is fine. https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16835608041?Item=9SIAADY44C5830

MOBO: Fine choice. I am partial to asrock as I know their BIOS well but seems fine.

Memory: For $30 you could upgrade to something like a Trident Z RGB 3200. I am partial to the aesthetics if you have a window. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232476?Item=N82E16820232476

SSD: Wayyyy to expensive for that size. Also, go with a M.2. 1TB for around $100 right now and you won't need that HDD for a while. Here's a 500gb for $61. https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-500gb/p/N82E16820250091?Item=N82E16820250091

HDD: Do you need this for now? Could offset with better components. You can always add storage when it foes on sale. Also, I am extremely partial to SSD only. I move a lot of large files around. That is just me. You will also get a more useful life from a SSD, even if just for storage.

GPU: Upgrade to a super. Watch this video for reasoning. Do not go with a 2080 super but the gains vs. spend in a 2060 super vs 2060 are worth it. (You could not get that HDD and easily pull this off).

Case: Personal preference.

Power: I am partial to Seasonic. Best warranty in the business (10 years). I saw full modular 650w for $65 the other day. Swap this part. https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-m12ii-620-bronze-620w/p/N82E16817151095

OS: Windows is Windows!

Monitor: Spend $100 more and get a 2k 144. Especially if you get the Super. Biggest upgrade I have ever made. I have a 28" curved Viotek that is a rock star and cost me $300. Even my entry level 2k 144 is awesome. Trust me on this if nothing else!!! https://www.amazon.com/27-Inch-Monitor-Samsung-FreeSync-GamePlus/dp/B078P57ZWL

The links are for reference only. You can easily get better prices by waiting, shopping microcenter, etc.

Let me know how it goes. Cheers!

u/sketchyy_ · 2 pointsr/GlobalAgenda2

Hi Voldis, I've been a really long time CS player and was globally elitest so I can def. give some advice.

144 hz monitors are hella good and you'll notice a huge performance increase if you are gaming with more than 200FPS. The way that this works is that you can have up to 144frames in a period of one second, so compared to the 60 you normally see on monitors, you'll instead see 144. This makes a really big difference with transitions and movements, as they will look smoother and you will be less likely to see tearing. I think this is a pretty good reference https://pcmonitors.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Refresh-rate-comparison.png

unrelated snippet about refresh rates and FPS

You can look at refresh rates and FPS as two different entities. FPS is juts however many frames a second that you're getting, and the refresh rate is locked in at whatever the monitor allows. If two things are out of sync, ie the FPS "updates" at the 20ms mark, and the monitor updates at the 22ms mark, the monitor will display the frame from the 20ms mark, as it is the most up to date info. It's because of this that the 144hz/refresh monitor results in smoother transitions. Instead of only 60 updates, you'll get 144. To make this even more accurate, gsync was developed to ensure that the FPS refreshes at the exact same time as the monitor, so your screen will always give you the most recent information at a refresh point (22ms and 22ms instead of 20ms and 22ms)

end snippet

I personally recommend the http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VG248QE-24-inch-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ although if all you care about are visuals, invest in an IPS. It isn't essential to have a 120/144hz, although it makes the whole CS:GO experience much more enjoyable.

Bunny hopping is something that just takes time to learn, but essentially you just need to spam jump right before you hit the ground with a scroll wheel. Through the use of air strafing, by pressing A or D and moving your mouse, you are able to control your momentum in the air and essentially control how fast you go. CS:GO has a hard cap of 300 units I think? after a jump, so by controlling your air strafing and in turn your velocity, you can move even faster than if you have a knife out (250 units.) It requires inhuman precision to maintain a velocity in the 250-300 range for long periods of time, especially on bumpy surfaces, which is why you don't see the pros bhop across the map.

About settings... everyone has their own preference and I think it really is unfair to say there is anything "best." Preferred resolution will vary from player to player, but all that matters is that you keep the same settings. Even if you start playing on tilt and doing really bad, you need to keep using the same settings. It'll make you a better player in the long run. If you really think you want to use a new resolution, do whatever, but try to stick with the same settings (like sensitivity and stuff.)

Gonna dump on some opinions here. Bhopping is insanely effective and can give you a slight edge over opponents. The half a second you save getting to garage on Nuke can result in you winning a 1v1. Learning smokes and flashes is an important thing, although its probably a better investment to focus on learning rotations. If you are able to get a good feeling for where other players should be, then keep track of where they actually are, and combine both of those with intel gained from your teammates positions, specifically where they can't be, you can probably out maneuver/play/position your opponents. Knowing where enemies are is a key component in winning as it will allow you to place yourself in a better position (ie if you know they are coming from B tuns on dust 2 to defuse your bomb in B, you can wait outside of the site to waste time.)

Definitely learn nades though, they're important (I still don't know them.) A good basic popflash to just practice is to throw it with right click and then walk over it. By doing so, you will force the enemy to look away and you won't get blinded by them. Pretty neat.

Another general tip is to just learn maps. If you can pre aim where people are going to be, you will have an advantage. Its much easier to mash WASD than it is to move your mouse. You'll also get called a cheater a lot which is pretty fun.

The way that tick rates work on server is that there are essentially a higher number of updates. So on a 64 tick server there are 64 updates a second, while in a 128 tick server there are 128 updates a second. It makes for a huge difference, although if you are below Badge (old LEM), then you probably won't really notice when it actually is a problem. Tick rates have nothing to do with refresh rates.

I would offer to help in game but I'm too busy to play really, although I don't mind explaining CSGO mechanics in depth. pls lmk if you have questions, I enjoy helping people get better at this, objectively, #1 FPS.

Also, watching streams really doesn't make you better after a certain point. You can use them to learn how to play counter-strike, but you can't use them to git guud because everyone plays differently. Watching someone else play may provide ideas, but at the end of the day CS:GO should be about having fun and playing in whatever way makes you happy.

sorry for long post,
tl;dr play csgo git guud

u/polopollo85 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I used to play WoW on a 2013 15 macbook pro till 2 weeks ago.

I bought a new desktop from a friend. Really powerful to me.

  • Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5/3.9Ghz
  • 16GB RAM DDR4 3000Mhz Vengeance
  • EVGA GTX 1070 8GB
  • SSD 480GB Corsair Force LE
  • And Watercooling (even if not overclocked, as I don't know yet how it works)

    Now that is amazing, it is like I play a new game. (Going from 12-25fps to 90+, and I think WoW is limiting to 100 by default. Anyway).

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    My problem is I borrowed his monitor. From what I see, it is a ASUS VS228H-P 21.5" Full HD 1920x1080

    And for those who played WoW, it feels "smaller". My knowledge of screens is limited, but I think when I run WoW on the macbook, the resolution is 2880x1800. I feel I can't go to a smaller resolution.

    Another friend told me "if you are gonna do gaming, you need this monitor". But all I can see is the same "1920x1080" resolution.

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    What is the advice from this community for a good compromise?

  • I am looking for a 27'' screen.
  • I've heard of 4k. By browsing here and there I found this one which is definitely high end budget to me. People said that under 32'', everything feels "tiny".
  • In a 1st time I'm gonna play WoW on it, then I'll do more adventure games like the Witcher, Tomb Raider, Skyrim, etc. Anything that will be release and be awesome on the "adventure" side. I do not plan to do any MOBA or FPS, I'm too old for this :) My aim is just to play and have fun, not going to the competitive side of games, just enjoying chilling adventure games that I missed by having a mac.

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    I start to feel overwhelm by browsing topics I am not familiar with yet (remember, I come from a all-in-one macbook). I need enlightenment, I plan to buy a new monitor around black Friday (in sale or not, $200 would be preferable, definitely under $400). If you guys have heard of a similar situation, and could tell me something like "Yeah I have a similar story and went with this monitor XXX, I highly recommend this to you, {you don't need 4k, you need 4k}, the fps above 60 {matters, not matters} for what you seek for, the price is just {$250, $450 but really really worth it, $350 right in your range!}"
u/g0atmeal · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If I may make a recommendation, try to go for 24", which suits 1080p better. 27" is still good, but it doesn't look as sharp. Also, I would strongly encourage getting a monitor with adaptive sync. ("Freesync" monitors if you have an AMD card, and "Gsync" monitors if you have an NVIDIA card.) It makes a huge difference.

Looks like you have a GTX 1070. In that case, I would recommend also upgrading to 1440p like /u/KarlofDuty said. I use a 980 Ti for [email protected] w/ Gsync, and it does the job very well. A 1070 should do it even better.

The options you selected are all quite a bit overpriced for what they offer, in my experience. As for affordable better options, I use the Dell S2716DG, which meets all these critera and you can often find for about $450-500 -- check /r/buildapcsales often, because this monitor pops up there every other week. You can get a monitor multiple times better for the same amount that you're already willing to spend.

Please note that it is a TN panel, which is a type known for having washed-out colors. I own two different monitors with TN panels, and you can adjust color settings to make it still look great. The main benefit is that TN is usually much cheaper than the better alternative, IPS. (So, if you're willing to spend an extra couple hundred bucks, you can get an IPS panel instead. If accurate color is that important to you.)

You may be thinking, "but that's a 27"." The key difference is that 1440p looks great at 27", while 1080p looks best at 24" in my opinion. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Other note: there's a new release from Dell coming soon, which is basically the same thing but scaled down to 24" for better sharpness and increased the refresh rate to 165hz. I don't know how much it will cost, but if you're interested it might be worth waiting a little while.

u/help_the_world · 2 pointsr/buildapc

BenQ PG2401PT - a bit over your budget bracket, but I think I would go for it personally if I could afford it. Reason for it being the 10bit panel (my new favorite). However, as with everything it has its drawbacks and for that monitor it's the size, only 24inches.

The PG monitor features a 10-bit IPS panel that uses a 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT) to guarantee silky smooth color gradation on any image. The 10-bit panel can create more than one billion colors--64 times the amount of color available on an 8-bit panel, and with 14-bit processing capability, generates crisper definition and improved gray-level distinction. The 14-bit 3D Look Up Table (LUT), monitors improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable color and gray tone reproduction. Rated to 350 cd/m2 brightness, the monitor’s Brightness Uniformity Function enables PG series monitors to certify a consistent image across the entire display.

ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch - Almost 600 reviews and still sitting at 4.5/5 stars. Pretty lucky for you as the price on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com is almost the same, but the UK one is priced as £ (£465) instead of $($469). People who own it state its a good multi-purpose monitor. So even though it is a PLS monitor it should be fine.

ASUS PB287Q 28-Inch 4K - 4K version of the above monitor. 100 reviews, 4/5 stars.

Samsung 28-Inch 4K LED Monitor (U28D590D) - pretty decent looking monitor, but has mixed reviews so could be a gamble.

That's roughly it for now. Here's a pretty nice IPS monitor list with USD prices and some helpful notes. I got a few more monitors noted down, but they are gaming monitors with 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, G-sync etc.

I think it's worth checking out NEC monitors, which seem to be mega expensive, but offer amazing specs. As to Korean brands, I haven't looked around, have you found any good looking ones with decent specs?

As it stands the BenQ BL2710PT or Asus PB278Q are best choice for you, both 27 inch and 1440p. Also, since you aren't gaming then maybe have a look at 4K monitors? Obviously 4K requires a bit more powerful pc.


u/Camogaming_RealWood · 2 pointsr/csgo

So when it comes to buying a mouse it is really all about your play style and feel. If you like to palm the mouse meaning that your whole hand is round the mouse a good mouse is the Razer Deathadder If you like the claw grip using mostly only your finger tips than I would recommend the Logitech G Pro I personally now use this mouse but used the Deathadder for a number of years. Both mice have over a 12,000 dpi setting once you install the software you can adjust as you please, but tbh most likely you will play between 200-900 dpi and 1.2-3.2 sensitivity in game. All of this is preference and you will figure out over a long period of time playing key board again is all preference it depends if you like silent of mechanical Razer Cynosa is a very nice silent one in your price range, for mechanical I have owned a lot of them and tbh the one I use is a off brand one I bought from my local Walmart and and I like it more than any high dollar ones I have owned so you might want to look there. Also you will need a nice mouse pad I have and will probably continue to use for years the razer goliaths speed it is cloth and I like it, there are also hard pads many people I know use and enjoy the Corsait MM8800 but again this is all up to preference. Last thing if you are trying to play at any high lvl of competition you might want to look into a 144hz monitor if your computer can run what ever game you are playing over about 200fps I have Acer 24inch 144hz the price is really good and makes a huge difference. well that is about all I can think about I wish you the best of luck and above all just have fun.

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u/perfes · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Here is a quick list I made in another post.


Most of the monitors here are free sync and I would say have good implementations however I will include a Gsync category.


I would not recommend 4k for the 2080. It would be able to run games around 60 fps at 4k however refresh rate will make things more enjoyable. Also, 4k high refresh rate monitors are currently very expensive.


Good value companies to look at:

Viotek

Pixio (Did not list since availability issues but worth looking at)

Nixeus


More established companies to look at:

Acer

Asus

Samsung

LG

Gigabyte (They have one monitor on the market)



TL;DR of VA vs IPS

IPS has slightly better viewing angles than VA.

IPS has slightly better colors VA.

IPS has better response time than VA.

However, VA does not have defects like IPS glow and much better contrast, so much better blacks and such.


TL;DR of TN vs IPS

IPS has much better viewing angles than TN. TN will color shift if looked at straight on.

IPS has much better colors than TN.

TN has the best response rate.

TN is basically worse in every way than VA and IPS except for response time.



27"

Nixeus EDG 27" (NX-EDG27S v2) : $399.99

Here is one of the best value 1440p, 144hz, IPS monitors

https://www.amazon.com/Nixeus-FreeSync-Certified-Monitor-NX-EDG27S/dp/B07N4DL9F7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32PU0K3VQCQXR&keywords=nixeus+edg27&qid=1555093535&s=electronics&sprefix=nexius+e%2Celectronics%2C126&sr=1-1

Aorus AD27QD 27": $595.33

Arguably one of the best 1440p, 144hz IPS monitor:

https://www.amazon.com/FreeSync-Monitor-Exclusive-2560x1440-Response/dp/B07MVX3PKS

VIOTEK GN27DB 27": $329.99

A good value VA panel by Viotek

https://www.amazon.com/27-Inch-Monitor-Samsung-FreeSync-GamePlus/dp/B078P57ZWL/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=viotek&qid=1555094420&s=gateway&sr=8-3

Samsung CHG70 27-inch: $499.99

A good quality Samsung monitor however I would say it is overpriced, uses a VA panel

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQ5QN8/ref=emc_b_5_t

Dell S-Series 27" (S2719DGF): $368.75

A good cheap TN panel usually can be found around $300 on sale

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-27-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor-S2719DGF/dp/B00N2L5CXO

AOC Agon AG271QX 27" : $390.00

An alternative to the dell.

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-AG271QX-2560x1440-Adjustable-DisplayPort/dp/B01G5JYN0C



32"

LG 32GK650F-B 32": $408.98

This is the LG monitor I would recommend over the one this post has

https://www.amazon.com/LG-32GK650F-B-Monitor-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B07FLGR2PN

BenQ EX3203R 32": $537.99

Here is an alternative Benq monitor

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-EX3203R-FreeSync2-Brightness-Intelligence/dp/B07DPVRZXG

The two 32" monitors are also VA panels.



34"

MSI Non-Glare UltraWide 21:9 Screen 34": $419.99 also there is a $20 MIR.

Here is an MSI ultrawide (21:9) 1440p inside your price range

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824475018

Currently on sale on Newegg, however, remember Newegg has a terrible dead pixel policy.

Instead, I would buy it from B&H even though it is a little more expensive: $449.99

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1443762-REG/msi_optixmag341cq_34_curved_21_9_lcd.html

Acer ED347CKR bmidphzx 34" 21:9: $499.99

Here is an alternative ultrawide in case you don't want the MSI one

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1415643-REG/acer_um_ce7aa_001_ed347ckr_34_va_curved.html

Both of the ultrawide monitors I have listed are VA panels.

VIOTEK GN35DR 35" 21:9: $449.99

Another ultrawide alternative by Viotek

https://www.amazon.com/VIOTEK-GN35DR-35-Inch-Ultrawide-Monitor/dp/B07L9GL6WH/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=viotek&qid=1555094420&s=gateway&sr=8-4



Gsync monitors (Would not recommend since you are paying extra for gsync without any apparent benefits anymore since free sync now works with Nvidia GPUs)

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" : $446.00

Can be found on sale around $350 mark. This is a TN panel

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DGR-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" : $599.99

The old goto monitor before free sync became compatible with Nvidia gpus.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-XB271HU-2560x1440-Display/dp/B0173PEX20

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" : $699.00

The other goto monitor before free sync became compatible with Nvidia gpus.

https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-DisplayPort-Adjustable-Ergonomic-EyeCare/dp/B017EVR2VM

u/Idkidks · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There's a lot of different builds you could look at.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $114.89 @ B&H
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING Video Card | $399.99 @ B&H
Case | NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case | $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ NCIX US
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1033.50
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-24 03:27 EST-0500 |

The above is just /u/motionglitch's build put into reddit markup.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $114.89 @ B&H
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $43.99 @ Newegg
Storage | PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ Jet
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.78 @ OutletPC
Video Card | *MSI Radeon RX 470 8GB Gaming X Video Card | $209.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case | $60.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $84.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $90.72 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $910.33
| *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-24 03:26 EST-0500 |

I slightly altered his build, I felt I made it slightly more entry-friendly. I'll go through it one by one.

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CPU - 6600k vs 6500. The main difference is the clocks. The 6500 is 300mhz slower than the 6600k. The other difference is that the 6600k is overclockable unlike the 6500. Overclocking is reasonably simple, but it's not for everybody. There is a risk (not very high, but it's there) to damage your CPU. I set you with a non-overclockable CPU first so that you can get the hang of building a computer first.

CPU Cooler - The overclockable CPUs from Intel don't come with a cooler, so for his build he needed to get a cooler. The non-OCable come with the regular stock cooler, which is (arguably) easier to install.

Motherboard (MOBO) - I kept the same motherboard, so that if you feel the need to upgrade your CPU to an overclockable model, you can just sell the 6500 and buy the 6600k/6700k + cooler.

RAM - I just got cheaper RAM, there's not going to be a huge impact on performance.

Storage - Our builds both have a 1TB hard drive, but I added in an SSD (solid state drive) to put your operating system and programs on. The main advantage of SSDs are speed, when used as the main system drive, it makes the system much more responsive. The main disadvantage of SSDs (as a rule of thumb) is that they do not handle writes very well. This means you'll mostly want to refrain from moving files back and forth. They aren't super fragile, but always exercise the "better-safe-than-sorry" principle (it'll save your ass more than a few times).

Video Card/GPU - I added a filter (I'm not very good at them :P) on this one. My main goal was to let you pick the performance that you'd want/need. The sweet spot for GPUs is the $150-$300 usually, but since AMD doesn't have a performance competitor for NV (Nvidia) past the 1060/$250, the 1070 is the next step up at about ~$400 (just over budget, but if you get some of these parts during sales you'll be able to fit it in your ~$1000 budget) I kept the VRAM (Video-RAM) capacity locked at 6GB/8GB, as I think Star Citizen would like to use all it can get :) Plus it'll increase the longevity of your card if you decide to keep it for a while.

  • Add-OnHere's some game benchmarks for the 480 4GB/8GB vs 1060 3GB/6GB. The 3gb 1060 is close enough to the 470 that you can consider them equal. Unlike the 480, the lower VRAM or capacity 1060 actually has a lower amount of cores, resulting in lower performance. There also is a factor I find a lot of people forget in the AMD vs NV debate; if you're planning on buying or upgrading to an adaptive-sync monitor, those that support AMD's version (Freesync) are on average, cheaper than their same specced NV (G-Sync) counterparts. See [email protected] $485 vs [email protected] $715 or the G2460PF @ (what should be) $200G2460PG @ (what should be) $379

    Case - I personally prefer the P400 over the S340 as it's the case I'm using at the moment, but both are wonderful cases and I'd suggest you look around to find the right case for you, they're highly subjective :)

  • Add-On A great place to go looking at these cases would be the Hardware Canucks channel, they even just released a "Top Cases of 2016" video.

    Power Supply (PSU) I just got a higher wattage PSU from the same line, they're good power supplies and should last you for a good few builds. More wattage was mainly for the "better-safe-than-sorry" principle.

    Operating System (OS) Just added Win10 into the cost. If you're a dual-credit/college student, you're probably able to sign up for Microsoft Imagine/Dreamspark which gives you a few free Windows products, including Win10.

    ___

    There are some really great channels out there that put out wonderful content, I'll list a few of my favorites here.

    LinusTechTips.

    Paul's Hardware.

    Techquickie.

    Hardware Unboxed .

    He's a smaller channel, but I like MindBlank Tech.

    Digital Foundry

    I hope this helped :D
u/RoboTicks · 1 pointr/buildapc

I am sure the title was a joke, but just in case: A better PC isn't going to help you with teamwork, which is the main reason people get stuck in 'Elo Hell'.

Moving on. If you want to build a PC that might actually improve your gameplay, you bought the wrong monitor. Especially if you play first person shooters as well, you should get a 144Hz monitor.

A 1080p, 144Hz monitor with a TN panel: http://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-DisplayPort-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B00B2HH7G0

You'll also want to consider your peripherals. A mechanical keyboard with MX Browns, MX Reds, or custom manufacturer switches resembling either of those will be a huge improvement over the typical membrane keyboards. (I use the Logitech G910)

A responsive and comfortable mouse will help as well. (I use the Logitech G502)

For playing with all of your resources available, you'll also want a good, comfortable headset or a nice set of speakers. You can often hear ability sounds before you can see the animations. This can help you respond faster to situations. (I use the Logitech G35)

Once you have all of those things squared away: Everything in your build is fine. The only thing I want to add is that you do not need to overclock to play League, so you could probably save some money by buying a locked processor and a motherboard that doesn't support overclocking. I would recommend a better GPU, especially if you end up replacing your monitor with the one I recommended. A r9 390 will be a worthy investment now and for the future.


When this build is done, you'll no longer have any excuses for being bad at League of Legends....so you should start watching some streams of professional players while you are waiting for your parts to ship. I personally recommend twitch.tv/valkrin as he is very informative.

u/NAHHHBRO · 1 pointr/buildapc

Always see this. You get a fantastic graphics card and then don't get a display to go along with it. Go ahead and get the 680 or a 770, as was already mentioned, but for the love of all that is holy get a monitor than can make use of good GPU technology.

Asus VG249QE great monitor. I'm using one right now. 144 hz, 3D enabled, 1 ms response time (gtg). Its great.

Korean IPS is also a great option. 1440p, 27" screen, overclockable to 100 hz. Check out this before you buy anything.

I'm not saying the monitor you picked was bad but you are building a great machine.. why not make your link between the hardware and your experience as good as the equipment you are putting in there? Makes sense doesn't it.

If you're a student you can get windows 8 for free or cheap. Check your campus IT website or go to Microsoft's website because they offer deals like this. Or find a student and give him 20 bucks or a case of beer to get you a serial key. Takes them like 5 seconds.

I strongly discourage a microatx motherboard. They aren't as efficient as mid atx mobo's because they dissipate heat less efficiently.

Why get an aftermarket cpu cooler. You are getting the non 'k' version of your cpu, so you can't overclock it and thus the stock cooler that comes with intel cpu's will be more than enough.


Good choice on the PSU and SSD. The case is nice as well.

Final note. Don't get that ram. It's 1333 and theres no point in not spending the extra 10 bucks to get ddr3 1600 ram. Get this or approved equivalent.

Any questions, feel free to ask.

u/Klokinator · 1 pointr/buildapc

Let me go over my picks for you.

Number 1 best value: Acer 240HY. 23.8", IPS, and almost no bezels. 60hz, so pretty great for the price, with HDMI.

Number 1 best 144hz gaming monitor: Viewsonic XG2401/2701. It has freesync, the best color of all sub $300 monitors, and can rotate into portrait mode if needed. This monitor is fantastic if you have an AMD graphics card. If you do not, however, you'll either want a G-sync monitor (Much pricier) or go for a Benq and save money, since those lack freesync (Which doesn't benefit Nvidia cards anyway) but still have fantastic ratings.

Speaking of which, this is the best 144hz monitor without Freesync or Gsync. BenQ XL2411Z

Want a fantastic cheap Freesync monitor? Look no further than any size of these Viewsonics. Viewsonic VX series. All are 60hz but overclockable to 75hz (Nice!) and they all have freesync. I'd still recommend the #1 monitor I listed first, since IPS will probably be a lot better on your eyes, but these are great alternatives if you want a cheap gaming monitor and have an AMD card.

Want 144hz gaming but you're a cheapskate? No problem. Either buy the AOC G2460PF (Freesync!) which doesn't look quite as good as the Viewsonic I mentioned second but is $60 cheaper, or go for the Atron Vision AVF24 for an alternate, highly rated but lacking Freesync monitor. You can even get them used off Amazon for $150ish too!

Personally, I think for you, the first monitor I listed is your #1 best bet, BUT you can, if you really want to pinch pennies, go for the Acer H236L 23" monitor and buy it refurbished for almost exactly $100. It's also a bezel-less monitor, looks okay, and has high ratings. Personally, based on my research though, if you're going to buy this one new, go instead for the Acer I listed at the top, since it's IPS and this one is LCD. It still seems the better deal.

Happy shopping!

u/smile_e_face · 3 pointsr/Monitors

Right, crash course time. I'm not really into the fighting game scene, barring watching a few EVO matches, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that they use TN panels, which prioritize high refresh rate and low input lag over picture quality. That one you linked most certainly does. If you've been using a TN monitor for a while, I'm not surprised that your friend's Predator got you thinking.

For picture quality, you have two options for panels: IPS and VA. Some people will tell you that IPS is the only way, but those people are wrong. IPS monitors clearly win the areas of color quality / vibrancy and viewing angles; TN panels have awful color shifting when viewed off-center, and VA panels, while better, aren't fantastic. On the other hand, all IPS panels bring with them the dreaded "IPS glow," a soft, pale light from the corners visible in dark content.

VA panels, on the other hand, stomp the competition when it comes to contrast - compare ~500:1 for TN, ~1000:1 for IPS, and ~3000:1 for VA - making them an excellent choice for movies. Think the difference between LCD and plasma televisions, which is actually not far off, technologically speaking. But, they're incredibly slow - there are only a handful of VA panels available with refresh rates over 60 Hz - and not really suitable for fast-paced genres like FPS.

Also, consider that both IPS and VA panels have inferior response times and input lag, compared to TN. Almost all gamer-oriented TN panels have ~1ms response times, while IPS aim for ~4ms and VA are lucky if they get ~8ms. What this means is that things might seem a little sluggish when you start out; I emphasize "might" because some people, like me, don't care about the difference, and others don't even notice it. Manufacturers attempt to fix this problem by building "overdrive" into their monitors, essentially pouring more juice into the pixels to force better response times. As you might imagine, though, this comes with its own problems, including higher input lag and "overshoot," faint trails and blurs behind fast-moving objects. This one I do care about, and it's one of those things that once you see it, you can't stop seeing it. IPS panels can suffer from this problem, but VA is where it gets really nasty.

So, in summary, you have three options:

  • TN panels, which offer blazing speed and near-CRT levels of input lag, but often have poor colors, contrast, and viewing angles. This is almost certainly what you have right now.
  • IPS panels, which offer rich colors and almost perfect viewing angles, but have only middling response times and suffer from glow. This is what your friend has.
  • VA panels, which offer fantastic contrast and middle-of-the-road colors and viewing angles, but have low refresh rates and often suffer from input lag and overshoot.

    There are also other features that you might want to consider, but if you're not into PC gaming in a big way, they might be a waste. A few:

  • 1440p+ resolution. This one can be nice even if you don't game. Higher resolution makes for a clearer, crisper picture, but does significantly decrease performance in games and can flummux Windows' and Linux's UI scaling to this day. Still worth it, in my opinion. Do note that the best resolutions for each screen size are probably: 1080p for 24", 1440p for 27", 4K for anything bigger.
  • 21:9 aspect ratio ("ultra-widescreen"). I haven't used this one myself, but I hear it's pretty great, especially for games and movies. For applications, it might not perfectly replace two monitors, simply because you can't do things like full-screen a video on one monitor and work on another. It's up to you on that one.
  • 120+ Hz. Fast refresh rates allow for more fluid gameplay, provided your graphics card can hack it. That 780 is a bit long in the tooth for this, at least with recent titles. In addition, 120 Hz offers a neat bonus: it's a perfect multiple of both 24 Hz and 30 Hz, which means it will eliminate judder in nearly all media.
  • G-SYNC / FreeSync. Designed by NVIDIA and AMD, respectively, these technologies sync your display's refresh rate with your graphics card. What this means is that you can experience tear-free, buttery smooth gameplay without having to enable VSync and all the input lag nightmares that come with it. Note that, while FreeSync monitors are often competitively priced, G-SYNC adds a hefty tax, and you can't use one company's tech with the other company's graphics cards.

    Well, that's just about all you really need to know about finding a new monitor. As for suggestions, I don't really keep up with all the latest models and whatnot, so I'll leave that to others. The Predator is an excellent monitor, though. If you liked your friend's so much, why not get one yourself? It's right in the middle of your budget at ~$750, and includes all of the neat features above, minus 21:9. For $50 more, the ASUS PG279Q offers a similar experience with maybe juuuust a bit better colors. Finally, Acer also offers the 34-inch, IPS, 21:9, curved XR341CK for ~$840, which is...just...wow...really quite a...reasonable price...hmmmm. There's also the G-SYNC-enabled X34, but that $400 premium is absurd.

    Well, I know that was long, but I hope it helped. I just think it's always best to know what you're looking for, rather than just following some random recommendations. If you've got any questions, it's my long weekend, so ask away.
u/LastDuckStanding · 1 pointr/FortniteCompetitive

If you are serious about learning where the "small differences" happen that everyone talks about, I will try to explain them. I hope this gives you a better understanding of how games and technology works "behind the scenes".


Okay, first we are going to start with your question. Short answer: Yes, probably. Important part is finding/knowing what the right monitor is. I chose the 27" version of this monitor for my gaming PC. Two important features of it for us is the 1ms (millisecond, 1000 per second) response time and 144hz refresh rate. (NOTE: "standard" monitor response time is 5-20ms, with most TV's being slower (10-50ms). "standard" refresh rate for monitors and TV's is both 60hz.)


The response time is the time it takes for the TV to display the input you gave the game console, and the refresh rate is how many times the picture is updated on the TV each second. Also make sure your TV is set to Progressive scan and not Interlaced (the 720p, 720i, 1080p 1080i difference). In most cases(almost all) 720p is actually better than 1080i if you have an older TV that doesn't support 1080p by chance. SO, REMEMBER: Low ms input lag is best, and high hz refresh rate is best. Double Important: PS4 and Xbox One maxes out at 60fps in games. (hz is the limit for fps, so console Fortnite maxes at 60fps but PC maxes out at 240fps+ for top-of-the-line gaming PCs.) This is the #1 reason that "console pros" have still switched over to PC and play with controller. I'm not in any way trying to shame console players, I'm just trying to clearly explain what the "disadvantages" are and why. Because they directly relate to the discussion at hand.


Quick History Lesson: Basically, TV's have had a long history of different "input lag" issues plauging not ony cheaper TV's, with many having ridiculously long input lag. While trying to google a few examples I found something better, a reddit post specifically talking about reducing input lag on PS4. Bonus: I also found another good link comparing TV refresh rates so you can see how much they can vary, with 10-15ms being the standard good score, and some TV's reaching 140ms input lag when they aren't in Game Mode (another setting to check on the TV).

So, what your goal of investigating from here is researching your TV's model and seeing if you can find information about its input lag times and compare them to the numbers here. Input lag is the first "issue" you want to solve, if you have it (My personal metrics would be, if it has higher than 20ms input lag then it is the first thing you should replace, but if it only has 5-10ms input lag it's not worth upgrading to 1ms unless you are upgrading all the way to a gaming PC). Alright, so hopefully I clearly explained how and why input lag and refresh rate are and what you can and can't do about it in your current situation.

Also is your internet Wired or Wireless to your PS4? If it is wireless you need to switch over to wired. I might write another post about that if you are genuinely interested. :)

Edit: Bonus if your house is cold a lot, you can usually buy big packs of these hand warmers for a big discount, I think I got like 15 of these Large-Sized hand warmers for like $4.50. This is a secret Korean strategy not many people know about, but warming up your hands before your matches so you have better blood flow can make a big difference in how quickly/precisely you are able to execute maneuvers. All my gamer friends try to go home with a pack or two of my hand warmers, and yes the big ones last for 18 hours (I like them better than the smaller 10 hour ones).

u/RedMage928 · 1 pointr/buildapc

That cleared things up, thanks.

  • Going with the 1070

  • So I can look at 1080p images in 1440p but the images are still 1080p themselves. For games, this just means I need to turn up the resolution to make use of the 1440 right?

  • (Just realized I'm a dingus and this case or at least the 200R will have 2 drive bays)

  • I just read that Hz translates into what you should keep your FPS at. Isn't 144 Hz a bit much if FPS benchmarks for high end cards like the 1070/1080 are at a consistent 80-120 FPS? Does Hz matter as much if your FPS doesn't reach it?

  • Think I'm gonna give up the 1440p for a more practical 1080p, I need to remember I only occasionally play games where graphics matters and that I'm still a part-time student. Asus vs BenQ vs Acer w/ G-Sync? I don't think 1080p needs G-Sync but I'm also uninformed. (A lot of pros/tech sites use and endorse the BenQ, plus it mentions eye comfort. But the Asus' colors look a lot better here)

  • Was also thinking about headphones since my current setup is earbuds that only reach up to one ear. I found the M50x was well known, #1 best seller on Amazon and had great reviews. It's not too expensive ($120) so I think it's the sweet spot.

    (is the "HD" in the Acer is just for show? It has the same resolution as the other monitors)

  • Can you find what display type my monitor is? I assumed it was TN since it was cheap but whites don't look pinkish

  • Are most games not cpu-bound? It looks like it only causes a negligible FPS difference for most games.

  • I assumed the motherboard was really important given the name and the fact that it's the core of the computer but I read a higher quality mobo just has more ports?

    If they're not weak links, don't fix what isn't broken I guess.

  • A week or two from now, just going to buy these from the cheapest provider listed on PcPartPicker and play Overwatch, H1Z1, Skyrim, The Forest, etc. all set?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    CPU | Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor | $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
    Motherboard | ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $69.99 @ Newegg
    Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $59.88 @ OutletPC
    Storage | PNY CS2211 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $79.98 @ Amazon
    Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $47.49 @ OutletPC
    Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card |-
    Case | Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case | $47.99 @ Micro Center
    Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Amazon
    Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit | $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
    Monitor | Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor | $248.00 @ Amazon
    Headphones | Audio-Technica M50x Headphones | $119.95 @ Amazon
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
    | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1062.25
    | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
    | Total | $1052.25
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-09 22:03 EDT-0400 |07 21:55 EDT-0400 |
u/Mothimania · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have a 1050 ti, which from what I understand from being a new builder (first build finished about a week ago) is a decent step down from a 1060 6g, but I can play most non-AAA games at 1080p/60+fps with higher-ultra settings (MMOs like WoW, Trove, Rift, and MOBAs/arena brawlers like OW/TF2). I would imagine the 1060 would be able to play a wider variety of games in that same setting of 1080p/60+fps. Another thing that I gathered just from browsing here is that the 1070 is really the starting point of people building for a 144hz gaming setup.



Edit: If I can plug something else in as well, the monitor I ended up going with has been wonderful for me so far. This HP monitor is pretty basic @ 1080p/60hz, but the display really is fantastic and well worth more than the price tag. The colors are very nice and it displays all of the games I've played on it so far incredibly well. It could possibly be a nice starting point if you want to save a little bit before making some upgrades in the future.

u/mmtree · 1 pointr/buildapc

No problem. I really don't know what monitor, but I HIGHLYYY suggest and almost as this point require you to get an IPS display lol...its BEAUTIFUL. There are some high end gaming ones(qniq or something) which are 1440p, IPS, 27", 120hz refresh rate gaming monitors. I think you can only buy them online though, never used or seen one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CIZZ0QO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I have this monitor as well as another older 24" TN monitor and the difference is night and day. I really like the one on that amazon page although I wish I had gone 27"(mainly because I have the space for it). I prefer matte finish over gloss, 2-5ms reponse time is the best you can get, and 60hz refresh is the standard(gaming monitors go to 120, but I dont think we have any besides the qniq that are IPS as well).

I7's are fine for multithreaded stuff(photoshop, video processing, animation, etc) and while some games may take advantage, it depends on what games you play. Most of the games right now utilize the GPU more so than the cpu(may change in a few years, nobody knows; i heard witcher 3 recommends an i7). If you WANT to spend the money, an i7 is fine to get. It might come in handy later, it might not which is why I didn't add it. It's not a bad idea, it's just that you may never utilize it fully. The i7 is on sale at microcenter right now so you'd be adding about 80$ to your build which at this point would probably be worth it(normally it's $339). I have a feeling you really want to spend the money and get something that will last so in that case getting 2x8gb of RAM would be worth it as well.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4690K

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2187021/true-4790k-4690k-dont-benifit-gaming.html

With the i7 4790k and now I upped you to 16gb of 2x8gb RAM:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $188.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card | $549.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case | Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case | $107.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $114.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan | $23.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan | $23.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1674.89
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $1654.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-13 21:20 EDT-0400 |

edit: http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GW2765HT-27-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00KYCSRSG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1426296104&sr=1-1&keywords=benq+27+inch+monitor+2560x1440 This is a decent monitor, I've heard good things about BenQ but never used one myself.

http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch-LED-lit-Professional-Graphics/dp/B009C3M7H0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426296300&sr=1-1 This is another Asus one you can look at.

You could also consider getting 2x24" IPS displays and setting them up side by side. The two I've listed below here are 2560x1440p so the resolution is much more than the 24" ones.

u/homietron5000 · 1 pointr/Monitors

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=sr_1_1?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=sr_1_1?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=sr_1_2?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=sr_1_15?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=twister_B016E49WWW?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! :)

u/MatrixDrag0n · 1 pointr/buildapc

I will assume 1440p/144hz. Be aware - With AAA, you'd be hard-pressed to get a build that pushes solid 144fps at max settings. The 1080 will get you close, but not there. Of course you can adjust your settings as little adjustments will lead to big improvements without much sacrifice in quality.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - RYZEN 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor | $313.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $107.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $132.66 @ Jet
Storage | Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $149.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card | $499.99 @ Amazon
Case | Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $89.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $86.88 @ OutletPC
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1480.48
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1470.48
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 17:01 EDT-0400 |

  • Changed the GPU to a 1080 (non-blower). You'll be fine with the 1080.

  • Changed SSD to something way cheaper in terms of price/GB. Yes Ik Samsung has a bit of a reputation of being one of the best in quality and reliability when it comes to SSDs. But between the 850 Evo and MX300, there is little performance difference with the 850 Evo just pushing the MX300 out by a margin. The quality and reliability is basically the same. So I went with the MX300 as its way cheaper and has a bit more storage. Just wanted more budget headroom for the monitor.

    Frequently on /r/buildapcsales you see great monitors that go on sale.

    For this build I would recommend seeing if you could find:

  • Acer Predator XB271HU - 1440p/144hz/1ms/IPS/GSYNC. Frequently goes on sale for around [$525 refurbished] (https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/68mbtd/monitor_acer_27_wqhd_2560_x_1440_4_ms_xb271hu/). Can find new for less than $700 when on clearance or random deals like [this one] (https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/69kwn4/monitor_acer_xb271hu_27_gsync_1440p_165hz_ips/) on Amazon.

  • Dell S2716DG - 1440p/144hz/1ms/TN/GSYNC - Albeit TN panel, it has colors that come close to IPS quality when calibrated correctly (Of course theres still the fact that IPS is better color quality and view angles overall). But the Dell does make a compelling argument for being one of the cheapest monitors with its specs, especially with GSYNC. Can regularly find this monitor on sale for $479 +/- at either [Amazon] (https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DG-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0) or [Best Buy] (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-27-led-gsync-monitor-black/5293502.p?skuId=5293502).

  • Dell S2417DG - 24" variant of the one above. Same specs. Can regularly find on sale for around $400 or less at various places like [here] (https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/69mo59/monitor_dell_s2417dg_1440p_165hz_1ms_39999/).

    Again /r/monitors is a great place to get recommendations/suggestions with people more experienced in this field.

    To cheapen the price of the build:

  • Get cheaper RAM. I will quote what I said before:

    > if you're not the type to care about high speed RAM, then get the Gaming 3 back and pair it with the a cheap 16GB set like the [Team T-Force/Night Hawk 16GB] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Kgx9TW/team-t-force-night-hawk-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-thwd416g3000hc16cdc01). You'll probably get around 2666 speeds. And its $30 cheaper.

  • Change storage configuration. Quote:

    > You can always go 250GB SSD + 1 TB HDD instead of one big SSD. Its cheaper than a 500GB SSD and you get more storage headroom. You can put the OS and other programs on the SSD to achieve those load times and use the 1TB HDD for mass storage (documents, videos, photos, etc. Things that don't need those loading times).

  • Change case to non-tempered glass variant. Or just get a cheaper case in general.

u/MangoTangoFox · 1 pointr/gaming

Well first off, if you are planning to move to PC, buy that bundle I linked. It's going to end soon, and its probably never going to happen again. You'll seriously regret it if you want to buy any of those games in the future. And all the money goes to charity, so think of it as a charitable donation.

---

As I said, if you need to own a PC or Laptop, or were planning to buy one anyway, you build the PC instead, also instead of buying a PS4 or XB1.

So assuming that IS the case, I can't give you a price, you have to determine that for yourself. That concept is unique to PC, considering they only make one version of a console, aside from the insanely overpriced storage capacity upgrades. What you need to do, is determine your budget for the PC that you were going to buy, if you were going to remain a console gamer.

One rule, is that you should completely avoid buying a laptop, unless you absolutely NEED a laptop. Usually, unless you are a business professional that will use one for work, or if you will be traveling constantly, you don't NEED a laptop. Even if you are in college, a small tablet is usually suitable enough for during class use, as opposed to a full laptop, which means you can just leave your PC in your room.

So lets say you wanted to buy a $600 off the shelf PC. Even switching from a Laptop to a Desktop would basically double your performance and storage capacity. The smaller you make something while keeping the performance constant, the more it is going to cost. Then when you move from buying an off the shelf desktop, to a custom built PC, you'll easily see a HUGE bump in performance, for the same cost. So you have $600, and now you have to decide which console you were going to buy. One of the next gen systems at $400-500, or maybe you weren't ever going to buy one of those consoles, but a PS3/360 instead, at $250. If one of these were the case, that would leave you with a budget of $850, $1000, or $1100. And look, I understand that you may have not been able to buy both a new PC and a new console at the same time. This means that you'll just have to wait and save up. Yes, its a bummer, but it will definitely be worth it in the end. And depending on how long you have to wait, you'll actually get more and more for your money, because of how rapidly the performance per dollar ratio increases.

So once you have your number, you have to determine how you want to use the PC. You'll obviously want to use it for gaming, but are you planning to do a lot of 3D or video rendering/compression? You need to know this, because is it quite a key factor that someone will need to know to map out a build for you. If you are planning on using content professional applications, you'll need a large portion of your budget spent on the CPU. You can obviously still run the applications, but rendering will take longer with a lesser CPU, which could be a problem for someone that want's to run a YouTube channel for instance.

So after you get someone to map out a build for you, you will need some additional things:

  1. Mouse - You can get a nice gaming mouse from as low as about $20, though they can go up to about $70. If you look around while you are planning your build up until the point when you actually build it, you'll probably be able to find one on sale. I got my G9x, which is a $60-70 mouse, for only $35 w/ free shipping. The same goes for the other stuff below, as you don't really need to buy them in the same order as your other components. The best place to find deals that I have found, is /r/BuildaPCSales They also have separate subreddits for the UK, Australia, and Canada. You can find those in the side bar.
  2. Keyboard - You can go ahead and get a membrane keyboard, but you really should invest in a mechanical. It WILL make you a faster typist, and it makes typing feel great. They range from $70-150, but just like the mice, you can easily find them in sales, for far less. Yesterday I saw a Razer black widow with no numpad for $40. And right now I see a $120 Ducky, for only $80. And a the Black Widow with Numpad, for $70 instead of $100. The one I would suggest to you, is called a CM Storm, Quickfire Rapid. It has no backlight, and no Numpad, but it is a great keyboard, and I have seen it dozens of times on sale for $45-50. You'll need to decide which switch type you want, between Blue, Brown, Black, and Red. Just go on youtube or google and look up a comparison. I'll just say do not get blue if you need it to be quiet.
  3. Monitor(s) - You may be able to exclude this one. You can live without one if you have personal access to or ownership of a 1080P TV with an HDMI or DVI input. And you may already have a monitor from your old PC. You'll want one that's 1920x1080(or 1200), but you can use an old one for the time being, as long as it's of decent resolution. And again, you can easily find deals on nice monitors at the subreddit I mentioned earlier. I see 4 on sale right now, just on the first 2 pages. Even my main monitor is on sale, $250 instead of the usual $280. I bought mine on sale at $260 when it was going for $300 earlier this year.
  4. Controller - First off, if you are a PC gamer that plans on playing more than just FPS, MOBA, and RTS, then you need a controller. There are tons of platformers, racing games, and third person shooters that play better with a controller, though don't always assume that all 3rd person shooters are better with a controller, because that definitely isn't the case, especially with the newer square enix games. I would personally suggest a PS3 controller because of how you can set it up with the method I mention in THIS post. You can basically get it to the point where you turn the controller on, and it immediately works in all games that claim controller support, wireless over bluetooth. You can get a new PS3 controller for as low as $35-40, and a bluetooth adapter from $5-10. You can avoid the adapter if you choose to use it wired instead. But you may be dead set on using a 360 shaped controller. You'll need a official wired controller if you don't already have one, or the wireless adapter which goes for $20-30. And I'm assuming you already own a wireless 360 controller. Another thing you might consider, depending on when you build you PC, is the brand new controllers from the next gen consoles. I know for a FACT that they both worth with PCs, but they may or may not release drivers. Microsoft already said that they wouldn't have PC support at launch. So there probably won't be instant support, but there will be driver packages popping up similar to the one I linked above, within the first week after launch, from tons of coders. The problem is that the XB1 is still using their own wireless, so it will NEED a wired controller, or an official wireless adapter. The PS4 on the other hand, is still using bluetooth, so it will work with the same bluetooth dongle you need for the PS3 controller now. The new controllers will be $20 more expensive, but the PS4 pad in particular has an incredible amount of additional potential. It has a clickable touchpad, a speaker, and a multicolor LED light bar. I'm 99.99% sure that we will eventually see a driver application that allows for the control of all 3 of those features, along with the standard controller functions. If I were you, I would get a PS3 pad now if you build before late November, and replace the controller after the PS4 releases, and use the same bluetooth adapter.
u/charliefuckstick · 2 pointsr/techsupport

With your CPU usage being that high, open task manager and find out what's using most of your resources. Prebuilts often come with a ton of manufacturer's bloatware.

Otherwise, there's not really a whole lot else worth straight up upgrading in your system right now. The 7700 is a great CPU, and the 1070 is a great GPU. You're at 1080p60, so there's not really a lot more performance you can squeeze out of that resolution/refresh rate for games. Nvidia's RTX cards just launched, but there's really no data for them other than they're the standard improvement over last gen's cards since literally nothing supports ray tracing yet. There's info circulating around AMD putting up GPUs on a 7nm process soon, but same with the RTX cards, it's probably wise to wait until more information is available before deciding on either. However, the 1080ti is likely going to take a dive in price pretty soon given the RTX release and Nvidia coming back into possession of thousands of Pascal boards once the crypto market demand died down. If you decide to step up your GPU, you might want to check into higher resolution and higher refresh panels as well, as there's not really more performance you can squeeze out of 1080p60 by upgrading your hardware. I've got this 1440p144hz panel and this 4k60 panel, and they're both outstanding performers for the price. You'd definitely need to up your GPU to drive them to their full potential, but it kinda sounds like you're thinking about doing that anyway, and like I said there's really not a whole lot more you can get out of 1080p60 that you aren't already getting out of your current hardware.

As for your CPU, not really a whole lot of point in upgrading there. Coffee Lake is just a hardware refresh of Kaby Lake [your CPU family], and Kaby Lake is just a hardware refresh of Skylake. It's a quad-core cpu, but it's hyperthreaded, which means it essentially functions as an 8-core. There's really no reason to put money into upgrading it until something actually better comes along.

But then again, these could all be totally moot points. Building a pc is a lot of fun and a great way to get to know every single bit of hardware in your rig. Given that you've already got a very well-performing pc, it might be worth your while to just put down some cash for an inexpensive pc just to fuck around with, like a Ryzen 3 GT 1030 build. It's a great way to learn more about hardware and how it interacts with your os without having to put down a ton of money, and it isn't necessarily devastating if you break your OS tinkering because all your more important data is elsewhere.

u/tyl0000r · 1 pointr/PC_Builders

I have a very similar build (gtx1060, ryzen 5, 16gb 2400 ram) and I found a monitor on Amazon that I LOVE. It’s made by AOC, 24inch, 1080p, 144hz/1ms. Included a DisplayPort and a HDMI cables. It’s pretty bright but I really enjoy the colors and I think it looks great. I think it was just under $200. Oh and the screen rotates to vertical or horizontal, goes up and down like 8inches(more or less), tilts a decent amount, and the base rotates to make turning the monitor super easy. I absolutely love it. I’ll comment the model number once I get back to it but yeah. Only possible con that I found is that it’s black and red, but it’s very subtle.

Edit: here’s the link! Also, I didn’t see your budget but honestly I love this monitor so save your money for an upgrade or another monitor!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01BV1XBEI/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1520652149&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=aoc+monitor+24+inch&dpPl=1&dpID=51F2dZxXwRL&ref=plSrch

u/iiAmTheGoldenGod · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations

Sounds like you're about done already, but for a monitor I'd recommend either and ultrawide or 144hz.

First thing you should do if you think you'd prefer ultrawide is check if the games you play support the resolution (if they don't you'll get large vertical black boxes on either side). Below is the 144hz monitor I have and I absolutely love it, I played on my friend's 60hz monitor the other day and it felt like I was playing at like 15 fps; the difference from 60 to 144 is that big, and with a 1060 you should be able to get over 144 on a lot of games on med-high and 80-100 on high/max. If you're doing a lot of video/photo editing though an ultrawide might be best since most of them are IPS and will give you much more accurate color than a 144.

The little accessories like USB hubs would kind of depend on what your setup actually looks like and what you need. Headphone stands are pretty much universally useful though.

https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0

u/Wykyyd · 1 pointr/buildapc

Alright.. here goes.

Monitor: I recommend this monitor as my first cost effective choice. It is 144HZ, FreeSync (Nvidia compatible with no real issues), VA (meaning amazing contrast ratio, good colors, decent viewing angles), the only downside is that it is 4.8MS, which you don't notice as no true "1MS" panels exist - this can still push things very fast. Also, you will need to add about $30 to the cost as its stands sucks and needs a VESA mounted stand.

https://www.amazon.com/27-Inch-Monitor-Samsung-FreeSync-GamePlus/dp/B078P57ZWL/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=viotek+gn27&qid=1562858425&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A1BVYXEL822RF0

Then there is this monitor. The stand is already pretty great. It's 1440P, 144HZ, (it's TN - bad viewing angles, bad contrast, ok colors, but incredibly fast), it is also FreeSync.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/accessories/apd/210-arcj?mkwid=shU4lw4CU&pcrid=331136387189&pdv=m&product=210-ARCJ&pgrid=68035644233&ptaid=pla-634261895451&VEN1=shU4lw4CU~331136387189~901pdb6671~m~~210-ARCJ~68035644233~pla-634261895451&cid=312465127&lid=59673390919&dgc=st&dgseg=dhs&acd=1230923830920560&gclid=CjwKCAjwvJvpBRAtEiwAjLuRPYLmCbpuuf8SOjkeRSI-gDKtasvJYVeXZaGrN0vObUe03qnd4f4fPBoCNfkQAvD_BwE

Mouse: Just get the Model O. It is such an awesome mouse for only $50. It is honestly insane how good it is for the price. It is definitely top 5 on the market.

https://www.pcgamingrace.com/products/glorious-model-o-black

Keyboard: You definitely want a mechanical keyboard. Most mainstream options aren't very good. Cherry is not the holy Grail. Here is my recommendation (it has Gateron Switches and nice keycaps.) You can also get the wristrest and mouse pad from them. There are cheaper options, but I like supporting the great company when I can.

https://www.pcgamingrace.com/products/gmmk-full-customized?variant=20235337826362

Headphones: This is kind of a mixed market. Many, many different options. I'm just gonna recommend a good cheap pair, but there are tons of options.

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Swiveled-Neodymium-Omni-Directional/dp/B07JH3LSHN

u/Christopher_Bohling · 2 pointsr/buildapc

OK, here are a few choices. You generally want to be looking at Freesync monitors, not G-sync, in this price range due to the G-sync price premium.

AOC Agon AG241QX

This is a 24" TN panel, so it's going to have a very high pixel density, but obviously it's a relatively small monitor. Since it's a TN panel, that means the response time will be very fast, so it could be a good choice if the sort of games you like to play include competitive shooters, RTS games, Rocket League, that sort of thing where precision timing and fast motion is really important. However, TN panels also usually have relatively poor colors compared to other types of monitors.

The AG241QX is also a G-sync Compatible certified monitor. That means everything should just work out of the box with an RTX 2070S (outside of needing to possibly enable G-sync in the Nvidia control panel).

If you want a bigger monitor, you could look at this:

Viotek GN27D

This is a 27" curved VA panel. VA panels have much better colors than TN, generally, but have lower response times, which can lead to some ghosting in very fast-paced games. This one, however, seems to have pretty good response times. I actually have this monitor and I haven't noticed any ghosting. That said, I generally do not play fast-paced shooters like CS:GO, I'm more of a single-player RPG type of gamer.

Also, this is a non-validated Freesync monitor - that is to say, Nvidia has not tested it and confirm that everything works perfectly with Nvidia cards. Freesync works with Nvidia cards on all Freesync monitors, but with non-validated monitors you may encounter issues.

In particular, I have discovered that Freesync does not always work on this monitor with my graphics card (GTX 1080) if my other display is plugged in. I never use both displays at the same time (they aren't even pointed in the same direction) so this isn't a big deal for me - I can just unplug the other display when I want to play a game - but it might be a big deal for you if you are hoping to game while also having something else available for you to look at on another monitor. However, if you are planning to use it with a single-monitor setup, I can confirm that it works great.

Hardware Unboxed has a lot of good monitor reviews and overviews for you to look at if you want to see more.

u/hctheman · 1 pointr/buildapc

Alright, I see that the GPU handles 1440p @ close to 60 FPS in most newer tripple A titles & handles games on ultra setting ^1. It also handles tripple A games at a much higher FPS(75-100~) with 1080p, and by extension, esport games (dota 2, cs:go, overwatch etc) at more than 144fps. So the way I see it is that you have two choises:

  • Option one: If you care about High details & high resolution in single player games, I'd most def go for a 1440p ISP monitor. This is gonna give you a very gorgeous & detailed look in-games. It's also gonna be very great watching movies on. Something like this monitor, it's around 200 euro on Amazon, but I would try to find it locally to save on the shipping cost.

  • Option two: If your only experience gaming has been on a lapop the first option might sound tempting, but if you wanna play some competative games such as Fortnight, Cs:go, Pubg or Mobas a 144hz, 24 inch monitor with low responds time (1MS) is the way to go. It's kind of hard to explain just how significant the change from 60 to 120&144hz can be, but everything will look way smoother & the gameplay will seem more immersive. In general you're just gonna have a better experience. The details arent gonna be as clear as with a 1440p ISP panel, but it makes up for that with the fluidity of the gameplay itself. For a more thorough explanation, check out this video. This is a really good 144hz, 24 inch, 1MS, 1080p monitor

  • Option three : If you wanna have the best of both worlds, save up more money & buy a 1440p, 144hz monitor. This will give you the benifits of both, but this comes at more than double the cost of what you had in mind for the budget. Something like this should give you the best gaming experience.

    Hope that gave you some insight into getting a monitor.

u/Grec2k · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I dont know the monitors you posted, but i know this one from a friend ( https://www.amazon.com/Asus-VG248QE-24-inch-Ergonomic-Back-lit/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466380676&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+144hz+monitor ), very good monitor, used in a lot of tournaments, colors are good, thats all i can say for now.

I have this one : https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-24GM77-B-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00P0EOX1S/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466380719&sr=1-1&keywords=lg+24gm77 the colors are awesome ( a little bit better then the asus one ), very good presets for gaming or multimedia, very good quality, sturdy etc, mine came without a single pixel issue whatsoever.


I hope i could help, even though these monitors are little bit more expensive.

Ps: Another friend got the BenQXL2411Z ( https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2411Z-Monitor-Supported-seamless/dp/B00ITORITU/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466381020&sr=1-1&keywords=BenQ+XL2411Z ) which is also a very good monitor, according to him the Colorpresets where all terrible, he needed a few hours and programs to adjust it and is very satisfied with the outcome.

u/Voltblades · 3 pointsr/buildapc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | $229.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler | Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $139.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard | $248.49 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $126.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $219.99 @ NCIX US
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $85.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $663.98 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $659.99 @ Amazon
Case | NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case | $152.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan | Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply | $119.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer | $49.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) | $130.55 @ Amazon
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Monitor | Samsung S23B300B 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $179.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Ducky DK9087S2 Shine II Wired Standard Keyboard | $137.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Mouse | Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse | $52.49 @ Amazon
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $3584.33
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 01:43 EDT-0400 |


Replaced the 4770k with the 3820 and a gigabyte up4. They're better for sli set ups, especially with your budget.The 840 pro is a better option for an ssd than the 830. I took out the network adapter, because it shouldn't be needed. The 32 gb of ram is pointless, and dominator platinum is way overpriced, 16 gigs should work fine. A 850 watt power supply will work fine with your setup. The asus blu-ray reader is cheaper, but you should also consider a regular $17 dvd reader, as it will do everything perfectly, unless you want to watch blu-rays on your computer.

With the sound card and speakers, I'm fairly certain you don't need $400 speakers, unless you are an audiophile, but you can add them back if you do want them. Without the speakers though, you shouldn't need the sound card, as the mobo's sound should be fine. If you want to get a good headset or speakers, you can add the sound card back in, or go for one of asus's xonar sound cards.

Instead of 2 144hz monitors, I gave you 3 60hz monitors for if you want to go with a multi-monitor set up. I would highly recommend going with this 1440p monitor instead, but either monitor set up should work.

I wasn't sure about the mouse, but the logitech G500 is supposed to be a very good mouse, but I recommend you do a bit of research to find out what you want. The Ducky shine 2 is a very good mech keyboard at the same price as the k95. I do recommend checking out /r/mechanicalkeyboards to do some research on some good mech keyboards, and to decide what kind of switch you want for it.

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> My microphone keeps switching back to "Telephone Quality" in the sounds section. How do I get it to stick on "DVD Quality"?

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> I want to make an external power switch for my PC, something like this but drilling it into my desk to hide the wires. Im just wondering how worried I need to be about ESD. with the spades and wires under my desk. Obviously im gonna insulate the wires, I just need to know how much I need to insulate them,

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> Hi. I recently built myself a new pc. it's working great and I have had no problems with it so far. I just have one question; my PSU (Corsair rm850x white) came with some cable combs for the cables. I am now using the one for the 24 pin motherboard connector, but I had a hard time installing the combs on my GPU cables. They are 2x 6+2 pin so I used the 8 "slot" cable combs, but when I tried to install them I just could not press the cable into them. The cable just kinda got a little bend. It does not look all that bad right now, but I think it would look much better with these on. Any tips on how I can install them easier?
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> anyone else get a PM about joining to mine whatever the hell XMV is?
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> I was looking into buying a gaming PC on eBay. I found one for a great price, and the person is in my general area. It will be express shipping. Everything brand new would cost about $870 USD, but it’s being sold for $490 USD. It also has thermal cooling and a GTX 970. The seller has over an 300 point score and has 100% positive feedback. They also told me that there is no warranty but they’d be happy to help me if there were any issues. Should I go for it? I’ve bought more expensive things on eBay before but something about buying computers makes me nervous, but I know I’m not gonna get a better deal anywhere else. Is there anything else I should check? Cheers.

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> Hello! I built a new pc recently and everything is working well except I am having an issue with my RAM. I have 16 gb of RAM in the form of 2 8 gb Corsair sticks. However, I am only able to use 7.9 gb of this Ram because 8.1 gb is "Hardware Reserved". I have looked up the issue and tried to fix it many times in the form of changing my memory settings, resetting bios etc... to no avail. If anyone could shed any light on how I might fix this that would be fantastic. The RAM is two sticks of Corsair Vengeance LPX and in BIOs it lists that all 16 gb is accessible so I don't think a stick is broken. I have a X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming motherboard. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you.

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> My ethernet is not working at all, I've tried troubleshooting and reinstalling the drivers. I am connected to the router and it won't connect to the internet. Apparently it has an invalid IP?

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> My monitor has this vertical line in the exact center of the screen, with one side slightly few pixels higher on the right side it seems.
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> I am trying to transfer all my GoPro footage on my external hard drive to PC. Currently, my hard drive is formatted to Mac. How can I transfer the files from Mac to PC? I have an unformatted hard drive spare but if I plug it into either Mac or PC it’s then formatted to that right?

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> I'm looking for a new Monitor and I narrowed it down to either the the Acer XF240H or Asus MG248QR both are 24" TN Panels with 144hz and Freesync. I know that IPS looks better but I want a TN because of the price and the 1ms response time. Also both claim to reduce eyestrain with low blue light and no flickering. I want to try that because I have sensitive eyes. Which one of these would you recommend regardless of the price difference and why?

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> What do you prefer a i5-6400 or i5-7400 ?
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> Note: using a gigabyte h110m-h mobo

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u/Cc2iscooL · 2 pointsr/Alienware

Since you've already got your answer on refresh rate, this monitor has been fantastic for me. It's just a little over $250 at the moment.

ASUS VG248QE 24" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 1ms HDMI Gaming Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2HH7G0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_qOj2AbWHEN4Y7

Note that I haven't done any research on newer monitors or pricing so make sure to still do that on your own, but I've had two of these since late 2015 and they've been great. As most TN panels though, the colors aren't going to be perfect like an IPS, but at the time of purchase it was the best best for a 1ms response monitor at 144hz. Pretty sure there are IPS panels these days that get pretty close to that, so if you care about accurate color representation you may want to go that route.

u/LimitedWard · 2 pointsr/gaming

The Samsung C27HG70 is the 27" version of the monitor Hoi_C recommended. As far as I know, the specs are otherwise identical: 144hz 1440p VA panel with excellent color accuracy and HDR (not strictly necessary for gaming, but still a nice touch). It's also within your budget, selling around $450 on Amazon. Note: this monitor comes with Freesync support (not G-Sync), so it pairs much better with a high-end AMD GPU than an NVIDIA. That said, if you don't care about variable refresh rate, it's still a great option regardless.

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If you're tempted by ultrawide monitors, Massdrop has a really good one for $550 (a little over budget, but you basically can't get better specs than this without spending at LEAST $200 more). For a similar price, the Acer Predator XB271HU will offer similar specs to the Samsung monitor, but with G-Sync.

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As for what I'm using, I have the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. Pretty much the top of the line for G-Sync at 1440p, but I can't recommend it to you because it's too over budget at $680.

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TL;DR: the Samsung C27HG70, Massdrop Vast, and the Acer XB271HU are all excellent monitors, and you can't go wrong with any of them. Best all around value is the Samsung.

u/xDinoswordx · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I had the perfect recommendation for you, but when I checked on the price I discovered the it took a $70 hike. Lucky for you there is a similar one Lenovo released here. It's pretty much the same as this, it just doesn't have Freesync. But thats alright since you're using a 1050ti. It is $130, but there are some used ones at $102-$115. I have 2 different Lenovo monitors and they work great for gaming. I like them because of the thin bezels and the matte displays. If you can't squeeze the lenovo into your budget, this is pretty popular. There is also this, which is vesa mountable, which is nice. I hope this helps a little. Good luck!

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If I were you I would definitely look into getting a 2560x1440 monitor, it will be fantastic for any sort of editing and will provide a stellar gaming experience too. Unfortunately most of the affordable displays have to be imported from Korea via eBay, here are some links: Qnix, Achieva Shimian,

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Which Cable Do I Need For 144Hz? VGA. VGA (Video Graphics Array) or D-Sub is an old analog connector that maxes out at 1920×1200 and 75Hz. DVI. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a more common and widespread connector, but bear in mind that not all DVI versions are the same. HDMI. ... DisplayPort. ... Adapters For 144Hz. ...

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They work with your GPU to prevent screen tearing and latency issues that can arise when your FPS and frame rate are out of sync. The 144Hz display features a fast pixel response to prevent color bleeding and motion blur that would otherwise prevent crisp and fluid on-screen action. Buy at Amazon. The Viotek GN32DB also has many viewing modes pre-programmed in, and it has FreeSync capabilities to minimize screen tearing. Resolution is likely the thing casual shoppers consider most when looking into the next best gaming monitor. Find more LG 32GK850G information and reviews here. We wrap by saying that it is a good buy at a good price. Since you’ll be spending a pretty penny on your next 144Hz gaming monitor, you will want to make sure you’re getting the best that money can buy. Looking for the best 144hz monitor available right now, but have no idea what you need to be looking for, specifically? It exhibits great motion handling that makes it an excellent choice for fast paced games. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Find more ViewSonic XG2402 information and reviews here. The 27-inch Samsung CFG73 highlights a 1080p 144Hz showcase like the remainder of the gaming monitors on this rundown however with a contort—or a bend, rather. Asus VG245H tops the list of best gaming monitors for PS5, as it especially designed for Console gaming. The best-valued mode of enjoying PC gaming applications, the 1080p 144 Hz monitor allows for a good HD definition, an almost uncanny smoothness of frame processions, and low input-to-display latencies – all being qualities which are optimal for gaming. And, both monitors offer similar specs. Out of the box, the 32” LG VA panel needs some work, but with some tweaking, you’ll be sitting pretty in front of a screen that puts quality first. Built with G-Sync variable refresh rate enabled, you’ll be able to enjoy even the fastest games without a reduction in image quality. Compatible with both Nvidia and AMD GPUs, the ASUS Republic of Gamers Swift PG279QZ, Supports AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate, Ample ports, including USB-C and DisplayPort, IPS panel offers a range of viewing angles, Only red color option for lighting (can't pick your own color), Poor image quality when viewed at an angle, There are better performing monitors for cheaper, Suffers from the occasional image flicker, 21:9 aspect ratio isn’t widely supported across games, Performance promotes fluid motion and smooth screen refresh, Handles colors well with little calibration needed, Image quality is not as good as higher-end TN panels, Peak performance delivers high-quality images, 4ms response time is slower than many cheaper monitors, Large size is hard to work into most spaces. Rarely are they anything but tinny, as the speakers built within the. If you have the eye for gamma, you may notice the monitor doesn’t handle it the best, but some tweaking in the settings can mostly rectify that. If you do have the room, you’ll benefit from a VA monitor that utilizes AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh rate for nearly blur-free gaming. Display technology is developing rapidly. Are you planning to use your monitor for multiple purposes or systems? For gamers that love more surface area to look at, the HP Omen X 65 is a powerhouse of a display. Where just a few years ago it was quite expensive, and rare, to be able to opt for a high refresh rate, low response time IPS display, prices have continued to come down while performance has continued to improve, and quite drastically with respect to both. Find more HP Omen X Emperium 65 information and reviews here. While HDR creates brilliant pictures and videos, it’s also a resource hog and can drive the price of a monitor up. When you’re shopping for a new monitor, don’t concern yourself with built-in speakers. Budget: $300 absolute maximum if it gets everything I want, preferred $270 or below. Where HDR first became "important" was when the Xbox One X was first announced and Microsoft started talking about its HDR capabilities. For many gamers, the size of the new monitor has long been a deciding factor in their purchase decision. By Brandon. Pros . From 1080p to 4K, there’s a vast array of PC gaming monitors out there that will display a bright, colorful image. Though they could have been even more brilliant with HDR support, the Acer Predator XB271HU works well in most environments. If you’re pushing your resolution to 1440p or even 4K, you may find yourself underwhelmed when playing on a 24” monitor. Best 1080p Gaming Monitor. A 144hz monitor and want to be able to achieve more than 60 FPS, then, if you can hit at least 90 FPS, a 144hz monitor actually is worth your money. This thread is archived. With a response time topping out at about 2.3ms and low input lag, the ViewSonic XG2402 delivers a mostly blur-free experience. If you’re looking for a great bigger-screen 144Hz monitor for your nightly gaming, go with the Viotek GN32DB 32-inch curved gaming monitor. For players not looking for any bells and whistles, they’ll get everything they need from this affordable, simplistic display. Prospective Resolution (3840x2160, etc. A curved monitor may not be the route to go when you’re looking for decent viewing angles, but the Samsung CHG90 makes up for this common issue with its 49” ultrawide monitor. Local dimming, ample backlighting, the option for HDR gaming, and unparalleled color accuracy further enhance this oversized package. The ZOWIE may suffer in some basic areas, but there’s no doubt that you’ll enjoy a colorful, smooth image with no lag issues. We’ve got you covered here. AMD’s FreeSync is a bit more user-friendly than G-Sync, as the latter requires dedicated hardware in the monitor that can drive the price up. Posted by u/[deleted] 1 year ago. ): 1920 x 1080. With the RX 5700 XT, you should expect to be gaming at ultra settings for the following resolutions:. Probably not. Though monitors that feature G-Sync support generally see a drastic increase in price, the Acer XFA240 24” panel is able to keep the cost down while delivering a high-quality image and gaming experience. The Best Gaming Monitors For 2020 Pcmagcom . When shopping for a 144Hz monitor, you’re likely to find that many fall between 1 to 4ms, depending on the type of panel. Another thing to look at is whether the monitor is a widescreen (16:9) or ultrawide (21:9) monitor. About 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitors. If you’re a competitive gamer that isn’t too concerned with higher resolutions and better handling of dark settings, you’ll find you can make great use of this screen. Best 1080p 144hz budget monitor in 2020. This is as a result of the low pixel density. The most basic of these is a TN panel, which is the least expensive and offers the fastest response time. As for input lag, at its native resolution, you’ll see approximately 4.4ms. What Is The Best Gaming Monitor In 2019 Time To Give Your . Disclaimer: Heavy Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and other affiliate advertising programs and may receive a commission if you purchase a product via a link on this page. Find more Samsung CHG90 information and reviews here. By implementing a VA panel, BenQ sacrifices visual quality for performance that delivers incredible response times with an impressively low input lag. 20 comments. hide. If you need something to gripe about, maybe it can be the slightly awkward placement of its USB 3.0, HDMI, and DisplayPort ports. If you are a serious gamer who is looking for an affordable yet best 1080p 144Hz gaming monitor then you should consider this monitor. Too often, PC gamers spend their time looking at one aspect of their future monitor - the resolution. Asus TUF Gaming VG259Q. Right out of the box, the ZOWIE XL2411P needs some work, but after some calibration, gamers can enjoy reduced motion blur, an absence of color bleeding, and great handling of gradients. The PG279QZ is a high-end gaming monitor with good viewing angles and a price tag that doesn’t hurt as much as it could. It also has a cool red glow on the back of it to provide some ambient lighting. It’s important to understand what you’re shopping for, especially when it comes to a monitor’s more technical aspects. Competitive and casual players will enjoy the many features of this 24” monitor and will find themselves sucked into the vibrant worlds in front of them. Generally, the lower the response time, the better. If the larger field-of-view is a turnoff, then maybe the Optix’s 3,000:1 contrast ratio, FreeSync compatibility, and 1ms response time will make up for its relatively minor pitfalls. Size (27 inches, etc. Then you’re going to need a decent number of ports. Though going for a TN panel would have been best for MSI’s 34” Optix panel, the VA display provides gamers with a visually striking experience that’s not something to complain about. Best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitor. Best Gaming Monitors 2019 Top Picks For 1080p 1440p 144hz . Pinterest. How much you enjoy a game is dependent on several factors. Capable of both G-Sync and FreeSync. Best 1080p 144hz monitor. It could be better, but not by much. There is no doubt that higher-end monitors can deliver a better experience than the XFA240, but for its price, it’s hard to ignore everything it gets right. Sure, it may take up most of even the biggest desks, but the vibrant imagery, impressive built-in soundbar, and G-Sync compatibility may be worth the sacrifice. Survival horror fans will find this to be most important. Best Cheap 144Hz Monitors of 2020. If not for the low contrast ratio of 1,055:1, questionable handling of black shades, and lack of HDR support, the Acer Predator XB271HU could have been close to the perfect 144Hz gaming monitor. As the name suggests, a 144Hz monitor is, of course, still a monitor. You may also want to make sure they’re not awkwardly placed for your setup. The most significant difference between the two was that FreeSync worked only with AMD GPUs, and G-Sync is designed specifically for Nvidia. The 2.8ms response time isn’t the best, but it’s very close and beats out some of the more expensive 144Hz gaming monitors. Like the Sceptre C248B-144RN, the AOC G2460PF is a 24-inch 1080P monitor that has a 144Hz refresh rate and comes with AMD’s FreeSync technology. November 30, 2018 . The 34” MSI Optix may stumble with low-grade HDR technology, but the 1440p, 144Hz VA panel is designed for performance and image quality so you can enjoy a mostly blur-free gaming experience. While not perfect, it is a suitable option if you don’t mind spending quite a bit on your display. Whether it's a lower-end but super high refresh rate 1080p panel at up to 240Hz (and even far beyond) or a mid-range 1440p beast at up to 144Hz, or something more badass. save. January 15, 2020. Find more ASUS MG279Q information and reviews here. I actually really appreciate its Low Blue Light setting that’s much easier on the eyes during my day-to-day writing and emailing and all that jazz. Whether or not this TN panel works for you depends on whether a crystal clear image supported by FreeSync variable refresh rate is what you’re looking for. Response time of 3.4ms is only slightly slower than many VA or TN panels, and the motion blur prevention, while not perfect, is a step above many thanks to G-sync support. 4 Best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitors for 2020. Sort by. You may wind up pushing your PC beyond its limits, which will cause stuttering in the FPS and other performance issues. Being an IPS monitor, you know you’re going to get a quality image with the ASUS Republic of Gamers Swift PG279QZ, but the 27” display will take a small hit when it comes to motion blur and response time. The Acer XFA240 24″ monitor was our Best Value Pick in our guide on the Best Cheap 144Hz Monitors and it is also our top pick for the best gaming monitor under $200. Copyright © 2021 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. The thing is, the panel’s resolution is only a part of the equation. While you have no control over story or gameplay, you do play at least somewhat of a role in its visual appeal. We have left the world of 8-bit 2D platformers far behind and graphics quality in video games these days exceeds our expectations by a lot. Find more ASUS VG248QE 24" information and reviews here. Luckily, we're here to help you pick the right 144hz monitor for gaming. I've been comparing some screens but I'm not an expert so let me know what screen seems the best for low budget. And that means you can use it in combination with your desktop, your laptop, or even as a television set since the majority of them include all of the necessary ports and connections. Ultrawide panels may look great when you’re watching a movie, but for games, the wider field-of-view can be a detriment. Best Monitors for PlayStation 5. Find more Viotek GN27DB 1440p information and reviews here. 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BEST 5 1080p 144hz Monitors Less Than $200 (July 2021)

Best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitors for 2021

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When it comes to gaming monitors, refresh rate is something you ought to look out for.

Between 60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz, and 240Hz, a 144Hz monitor is a solid middle ground that gives you smooth gameplay without screen tearing.

And compared to slower monitors, having 144Hz gaming monitors at 1080p means there’s more processing power in the GPU for beautiful, fluid graphics.

Though one's choices of the best monitors for gaming depend on personal preference and the types of games you play, the smoothness and super super high quality textures of 144hz monitors are big factors for us. Here are our top picks for the best 1080p 144HZ gaming monitors.

The Best 144hz Monitors Of 2021

ViewSonic XG2401 24"

Voted as the best 144hz monitor with 1080p resolution on Reddit, ViewSonic XG2401 is our top pick for super responsive gaming.

  • Panel Type: TN
  • Screen size: 24"
  • Sync Technology: FreeSync
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 144hz

1. ASUS VG278Q Full HD 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitor - 27-Inches

ASUS VG278Q Full HD 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitor

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Asus isn’t cutting corners with this bad boy. Not only will it look super slick on your desk, but it’ll have your games feeling super slick, too.

The built-in speakers aren’t going to have your neighbors calling to complain about noise any time soon, but they’re great in a pinch, and super convenient.

If you just have a pair of cheapo computer speakers anyways, take a few minutes to compare the quality of those with the built-in ones. You might even be able to free up some desk space.

Other Asus 1080P 144hz gaming monitors you should also consider

  • Screen size at 27” Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Refresh rate of 144Hz / 1ms 
  • Panel type: TN
  • ASUS Eye Care Technology
  • Stereo 2W speakers
  • GameVisual & GamePlus functions
  • FreeSync/Adaptive Sync with 144Hz refresh rate

This is a fully-loaded gaming monitor. You’re saving a ton of cash by going with 1080p on this one, and getting a legitimate gaming display for a great deal. This isn’t even our budget option, but it’s still such a strong value. Here’s a quick overview of what makes this such a good gaming monitor…

  • The 144Hz refresh rate, obviously.
  • Playing at 1080p, you probably prioritize having a silky smooth frame rate, and this speedy monitor will have no trouble handling that.
  • The 1ms response time means that victory is a matter of your reflexes alone, since your monitor won’t be holding you back at all.
  • This 1080p 144Hz gaming display comes with ASUS Eye Care Technology and an ergonomic stand that’s easy to adjust to suit your height and posture.
  • There are a couple of 2W speakers built in it. These aren’t going to be shaking the foundation or waking up your neighbors, but they’ll get the job done.
  • AMD FreeSync/Adaptive Sync means this monitor will have the potential for added performance with AMD graphics cards, but it will still work great with NVIDIA GPU’s as well.

We highly recommend this monitor. 27 inches is about as big as you’d want to go at this resolution. And as long as you’re not sitting with your eyes 10 inches from the screen, things are still going to look very smooth and crisp.

2. ViewSonic XG2401 1080p 144HZ Gaming Monitor - Reddit's Most Popular

ViewSonic XG2401 1080p 144HZ Gaming Monitor

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At around $300, the XG2401 can match some of the high end 144hz monitors in its category.

If you don’t have a beastly GPU, you aren’t going to be able to take advantage of a great gaming session on a resolution that’s higher than 1080p anyways, so by sticking to a 1080p gaming monitor, you’re able to find something at an amazing price that highlights the rest of the specs that matter most for playing games. Without the need for higher resolutions, you can get a bigger screen with a better response time and a higher quality display, and save a bunch of money while you’re at it.

Gain an edge in your gaming escapades with this ViewSonic 1080 monitor designed for gaming. The monitor comes fully packed with most of the components a diehard gamer needs.

ViewSonic XG2401 features a high 144Hz monitor refresh rate that helps eliminates blurs even in the fastest moving images. What’s more, this monitor has an ultra-fast 1ms response rate for smoothest motion images ever.

The AMD FreeSync Technology ensures flawless synchronization of the frame rate output between the graphics card and the monitor. With this dynamic refresh rate, image tearing and stuttering are unheard of.

During a real intense action, you want a keyboard capable of processing the commands as soon as they occur. This monitor comes equipped with low input lag, a property that ensures there are zero delays. Low input lag equals a monitor that responds fast enough to give you an edge over your gaming buddies.

ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz monitors have a ViewSonic Black Stabilization feature that enhances visibility and provides much more details in the dark scenes. That way, you can easily dominate your competition.

The monitor also comes equipped with ports that makes it possible to connect a wide array of components for the best gaming performance. Included are a headphone hook, DisplayPort HDMI and USB (3.0) that you can use to connect laptops, PCs and Macs.

ViewSonic XG2401 144Hz gaming monitor is all about making a difference. A few features that make this monitor an excellent deal for gaming enthusiasts;

  • Full HD 1080p resolution delivers the brightest moving images
  • An incredible 144Hz refresh rate that reduces moving image blurs in fastest action
  • Ultra-fast 1ms response time for the smoothest images with no blurring or ghosting
  • AMD FreeSync Technology delivers dynamic refresh rates which in turn ensure zero image tearing and stuttering for the smooth game
  • Multiple ports and features allow for flexible connectivity with multiple external devices
  • Low input lag for fast input command response
  • TN panel type

It goes without saying that the ViewSonic XG2401 144hz monitor is one of the best gaming monitors on the market today. The outstanding features tell it all, making it a great investment for hardcore gamers.  

3. Asus 24” VG248QE 144Hz/1ms LED-Lit Monitor

Asus 24” VG248QE 144Hz/1ms LED-Lit Monitor

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In the gaming world, Asus is considered as one of the best brands for gaming monitors. They go beyond the basics to make every moment of your gaming experience count. And their VG248QE is no different.

This 24” Full HD 1920 x 1080p Asus monitor has an ultra-fast response time (1ms), which means zero motion blur or video smearing.

What’s more, Asus VG248QE has a high refresh rate of 144Hz, rendering it perfect for fast action without giving you problems with blurry moving images or panel screen tearing.

Thanks to its extensive connectivity options, Asus monitor allows you to stay connected to a broad range of multimedia devices.

It features a dual-link DVI-D, Display Port 1.2, and an HDMI port among others, through which you can hook your gaming consoles and two PCs to the same monitor for the best gaming moments.

It also features a GamePlus hotkey unique to Asus with game enhancements such as crosshair overlay and timer functions which ensure you make the best of your game practice so you can improve your skills.

Besides, the monitor comes with an ergonomically designed adjustable stand that you can tilt, swivel and pivot it however you want to achieve your preferred viewing position. Better yet, if you have limited space, you can VESA wall mount the monitor to fit pretty much anywhere.

Asus VG248QE employs the Flicker-free technology that helps minimize flicker, a property that grants you maximum comfort when gaming. It does so by significantly reducing eye strain and other harmful eye ailments that might result from long hours of gaming. Besides this, the Asus Ultra-low Blue Light technology lowers the amount of blue light landing on your eyes.

It also comes with built-in 2W stereo speakers. If your space is limited, then you’re sure to have an immersive gaming experience without squeezing in more devices.

This 24” Asus monitor comes with a lot of great features for the price. Any serious gaming enthusiast won't go wrong investing in one of these. The following properties make this Asus monitor a great option for gaming:

  • A high refresh rate of 144Hz which guarantees smooth action at all times
  • An ultra-fast response time (1ms) which eliminates smearing of moving images and reduces blurring
  • The built-in stereo provide a remarkable gaming experience even without connecting external audio amplifying devices
  • A robust stand makes it possible to adjust highest and pivot and swivel the monitor for the most comfortable viewing position
  • Asus GamePlus Hotkey with enhancements to make the best of your gaming

Asus VG248QE has attracted numerous rave reviews and we hope that it will make your gaming more immersive. 

4. BenQ Zowie XL2411p 24-inch Esports Gaming Monitor

BenQ Zowie XL2411p 24-inch Esports Gaming Monitor

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Designed for the ultimate eSports gamer, BenQ Zowie gaming monitor is another excellent option for gaming enthusiasts. In fact, it's considered one of the best eSports monitors out there.

In gaming, visibility is everything and this BenQ gaming monitor has you fully covered. The monitor features a Black eQualizer which enhances visibility in the dark scenes while ensuring that bright areas aren’t overemphasized.

This 24” BenQ 1080pgaming monitor has a high 144Hz refresh rate which ensures it can deliver high frame rates with zero graphics tearing and moving image blur. Also, the type TN panel monitor takes pride in its 1ms response time which guarantees no ghosting or lagging even in the fastest gaming action.

With the ZeroFlicker technology, the monitor offers comfortable long lasting gameplay with significantly reduced eye strain. Also, these 144Hz monitors have been designed to reduce blue light for a comfortable gaming display.

Besides, the monitor features an XL-series LCD bezel frame that helps reduce the light reflection from the screen. That way, there are minimal distractions and you can keep your focus on the game.

This monitor is eSports ready meaning you can use it if you happen to participate in professional eSports worldwide tournaments.

BenQ Zowie gaming monitor allows you to optimize your gaming passion. It features 20 levels of color vibrance settings that makes it possible to set the visibility and in-game color per the requirements and personal preference for any type of gameplay. Coupled with a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, this monitor proves to have some of the best and clearest images on one of the best 144Hz monitors.

Moreover, this monitor features se16veral ports that allow you to connect multiple components. These ports include a Display Port that ensures it achieves the 144Hz refresh rates, DVI-DL connection port, HDMI 1.4 and a headphone jack.

As one of the best 144Hz monitors on the market today, the BenQ Zowie 144Hz monitor is an excellent buy for gamers. What exactly makes it qualify to be here?

  • High 144Hz refresh rates and 1080 resolution deliver high definition motion images and eliminate blurs
  • Ultra-fast 1ms response time guarantees zero ghosting or lagging granting you an edge over your competition
  • Color vibrance settings allow you to set game visibility and in-game color
  • Zero Flicker technology helps reduce eye strain
  • XL-series LCD bezel frame ensures there’s no light reflection from the screen
  • Height adjustable stand that you can swivel to your comfort
  • Type TN panel

When you're looking at some of the best 1080p gaming monitors, you also need to consider one that can handle fast gaming action for a more immersive gaming experience. The BenQ Zowie gaming monitor has the properties to offer exactly that, making it a viable option for ardent gamers.

5. Samsung CFG7 LED-Lit Curved Monitor

Samsung CFG7 LED-Lit Curved Monitor

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With curved gaming monitors, you get almost complete immersion into your game. This means you can spot enemies coming from all viewing angles without ever needing to glance around the screen. And when it comes to curved gaming monitors, Samsung never disappoints. They present you a pretty solid QLED curved gaming monitor for only the best gaming experience.

This monitor boast of a superior vertical alignment (VA) panel that guarantees vivid colors across the entire screen, delivering high contrast ratios on different black and white intensities when in the low-lit and bright scenes. 

And thanks to its extremely fast motion picture response rate, Samsung CFG7, gamers can enjoy remarkable gaming performance devoid of any motion blur across the entire monitor.

The monitor has a rapid screen refresh rate (144Hz), which ensures there is no image lag and motion blur for super smooth gaming. It also has an ultra-fast 1ms response time which eliminates image smearing and guarantees high-quality images.

Samsung CFG7 gaming monitor uses the Quantum Dot technology guaranteeing a wide sRGB color coverage and excellent contrast ratio. That features promises wide-ranging, vivid, and richer colors offering close to a real-life gaming action. 

Forget about space restrictions and gain a better control of your gaming system with the CFG7. The monitor features a robust vertical stand perfect for demanding gaming actions. Tilt it, swivel it, and adjust the height to your comfort for that control all without worrying about space for the best chance of winning any gaming competition.

It’s time to take your gaming experience a level up with a curved display. Compared to a flat screen, a curved monitor looks slick, complements your eyeballs, and provides a natural gaming experience with more viewing angles.

With the Eye Save mode and the Flicker technology, you can extend your gaming duration. These two features play an integral role in reducing eye fatigue so you can immerse yourself into the action more intensely and comfortably at that.

While this is not our top pick, it’s a relatively good deal for gamers looking for an affordable curved monitor. A couple of features make this Samsung monitor stand out:

  • The rapid refresh rate at 144Hz that reduces the time lag significantly and motion blur guaranteeing smooth gaming
  • Low motion picture response time (MPRT) of 1ms eliminates ghosting and reduces blur
  • The Samsung’s advanced PA panel type ensures high contrast ratios displaying deep blacks and bright whites even in the darkest and brightest settings
  • A wide sRGB color coverage thanks to curved 24” Full HD 1920 x 1080p monitor
  • Eye-saver mode and flicker mode reduce eye strain meaning you can game for longer with optimal comfort
  • The vertical adjustable stand allows you to position the monitor however you like for a comfortable view

If you’re on the hunt for a solid monitor without a curved screen and the necessary features to take gaming a notch higher, then we believe Samsung CFG7 will also not disappoint.

6. Acer GN246HL (Best Budget Friendly Option)

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Compared to the other 144Hz monitors on this list, this option is a bit smaller. But size aside, the Acer GN246HL holds up in pretty much every way. If you sit really close to your screen, we figure you might as well go for the 24 inch instead and save even more money. Things will look better up close anyway because your pixels aren’t going to be stretched as much as they would with the 27 inch.

This Acer gaming display runs at a 144Hz refresh rate, and has a 1ms response time. It has three inputs, VGA, DVI & HDMI. This is an excellent 144Hz gaming monitor if you’re cool with a 24 inch screen size. This is a bright LED monitor with nice viewing angles that offer a versatile display and a very immersive experience for games.

A nice bonus on this one is that it’s all ready to go for NVIDIA’s 3D Vision platform, so if you want to make this experience extra immersive, you’ve got the option available. You’ll still need other hardware that’s compatible to play in 3D, but you’ll be on your way.

This monitor is very well reviewed. It's considered one of the best budget-friendly gaming monitors on the market. People are generally thrilled with the image quality and the refresh rate, especially if they’re upgrading from a 60Hz or 75Hz gaming display.

  • Viewable Area: 24″
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Panel type: TN
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.276mm
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
  • NVIDIA 3D Lightboost

One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need DVI-D output (Dual link) on your video graphics card in order to get a refresh rate of 144Hz, otherwise you’ll only be able to hit a lower refresh rate. If you don’t have that type of output on your video graphics card, and don’t plan on upgrading any time soon, you may as well get a monitor with a lower refresh rate and either get a larger size, higher resolution, or even just pocket the cash.

How to pick the best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitors

We’re excited that you’re looking for the best monitor with a 144hz refresh rate. We’ve done extensive research in this category, and are proud to show you the current offers that truly feature some incredible value and performance. As some people are looking to scale up their resolutions to 1440p and 4K, we’ve seen 1080p gaming monitors getting a lot more affordable and it has really opened the flood gates for really high-spec’d monitors to be more affordable than we’ve ever seen them in the past.

Choosing a gaming monitor is really important for your overall PC gaming experience. Don’t neglect the significance of finding a monitor that can sync up nicely with your current rig and any  future upgrades. If you buy your monitor smartly, you won’t need to upgrade it the next time you upgrade your PC because you’ll already have support for higher specs.

It can be a tricky balancing act at times. You want to ensure that your monitor is future-proof moving forward, but you also don’t want to end up over-paying for features that might be obsolete by the time you need to upgrade anyways. We’ve found a great balance between future-proofing your investment but also saving some cash and getting the most out of your new monitor TODAY, too, along with tomorrow.

When buying a 1080p 144hz gaming monitor here are the factors to consider when scoping out the best gaming monitors:

1. Screen size

There is no perfect screen size, as this boils down to personal preference and the position of the monitor in your gaming set up. If you like to sit up close to your screen, obviously, you should go for a smaller screen like a 21 inch. If your gaming area is large and you prefer having friends over, get something bigger, such as a 27 inch.

2. Resolution and aspect ratio

This implies how many pixels your monitor can display at once. Higher resolution equals higher pixel count, meaning you get a clearer image. However, bigger isn't always better. QHD (1440p resolutions) and 4k (2160p) often require super powerful GPUs. A 1080presolution is a good middle ground that still provides killer results. Along with resolution, also look out for aspect ratio, which tells you the ratio of the width and height of your screen. Aspect ratio is important because it must be paired up with the correct resolution. Otherwise, you can end up with a distorted display.

3. Refresh rate

A monitor's refresh rate tells you how often it refreshes images per second. This is measured in Hertz or Hz. Just like resolution, refresh rate relies on the strength of your GPU. If you have a mid-tier graphics card, the best option would be a 144Hz monitor. Aside from the 144Hz monitor, you can also find monitors with refresh rates of 60Hz, 120Hz, and 240Hz.

4. Panel type

TN (twisted nematic) and IPS (in-plane switching) are the two panel types found in most monitors today. While an IPS panel type can provide more clarity and better color quality, the TN panel type supports a faster response rate. When it comes to choosing a panel type, there is no "best" option. You just have to consider whether you want smoother or clearer images. 

5. Response time

A lower response time means smoother camera movements, less motion blur, and less ghosting seen on your monitor. Gaming pros require the clearest, best visuals possible, so you should settle for no less than a 1ms response time.

6. Adaptive sync

 This technology is responsible for eliminating screen tearing and stutter. No gaming monitor is complete without adaptive sync technology. NVIDIA G-Sync is one of the most popular types.

7. Connectors

Make sure your monitor has a display port 1.4, an HDMI 1.4/2.0, and a 5mm audio out.

 

Now, on our list, we've narrowed the search down to just 1080p resolutions and 144Hz refresh rates. This combination has proven to be great for gaming while still being friendly on the pocket.

To cut to the chase, you can simply choose between two options for the best 144Hz gaming monitor: our budget pick (if you're trying to save some cash and want to spend on other parts of your gaming rig) and our top pick overall (if you have the dough to splurge). Either way, both of these are excellent options, and highlight what we’ve been saying about this being a perfect time to scoop up a super powerful 1080p monitor at insane prices.

Final Thoughts On Choosing Your 144Hz Monitor For Gaming

There’s usually some kind of trade-off when it comes to buying a 144Hz gaming monitor. You can either save money, give up one or two specs that aren’t as important to you, or spend a lot and get one that comes with everything.

If 4K isn’t your jam yet, both of these monitors represent great buys. As more people shift towards looking for higher resolutions and the demand for 1080p (which is still perfectly suitable for gaming at your desk) declines, it’s a great time to be shopping for a 1080p gaming monitor. Plus, you won’t spend nearly as much for 144Hz as you would with a higher resolution screen.

Do you know of any other 1080p, 144Hz gaming monitors that are worth considering? We keep this page up to date with the latest and greatest, so as new players enter into this category or drop their prices and become more viable options, we’re always on the lookout to ensure that our readers are up to date and able to make informed, diligent decisions. Because let’s be real – this is a pretty important decision!

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You can have the best gaming PC in the world, but it will be all for nothing if you have a crappy monitor.

A monitor is an important place where you see all the hard work you put into a gaming computer.

Not all monitors are created equal

Let’s face it.

Getting 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 frames per second is something you will enjoy only with a combination of the most powerful graphics cards and CPUs.

Having 144 fps at 1080p in games is possible even for owners of mid-range PCs, and if you are working on a tight budget, you should buy an affordable monitor to pair with your PC gaming setup.

And then a budget-friendly 1080p monitor is a smart option.

In this guide, we will show you the best cheap 1080p 144Hz gaming monitors in 2021 that won’t ruin your budget.

We divided these gaming monitors into different price ranges – under $200, under $300, and under $400. Of course, market prices vary so each gaming monitor will not stay at the same price all year-round.

Best Cheap 1080p 144Hz Monitors For Gaming

BEST 144HZ GAMING MONITOR UNDER $200

Best 144Hz Gaming Monitor: Acer GN246HL Bbid

Acer GN246HL

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready, NVIDIA 3D Lightboost

Acer is a worldwide company that has been providing customers with quality computer hardware for about 40 years. Truly, Acer is not the first brand that comes to mind when somebody says gaming hardware, but with itsAcer GN246HL, the company won the hearts of many gamers around the world.

This model can be considered a cheap 1080p 144hz monitor, but it is still one of the fastest on the market. The screen manages to display vivid colors and smooth gameplay without lag or ghosting. Even advanced monitors have problems with these features.

We are sure, you can find cheaper monitors, as well as those with higher performance, but you´ll have a hard time finding a 24-inch model for under this price which will give you the same image quality. The 144Hz refresh rate on this model is insane. The GN256HL is without a doubt one of the best 144hz gaming monitors under 200 right now.

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FOR:Cheap 144hz monitor 3-year limited warranty  Ready for 3D gaming

AGAINST:No built-in speakers  Don’t have rotation or height adjust  Some users have complained about the screen is too bright.

➤ Acer GN246HL Bbid 24-Inch 3D Gaming Display

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AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor

AOC G2460PF

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: AMD FreeSync, speakers, height and swivel adjustable

Not the best, but still a good entry-level monitor with the support of AMD Freesync technology. FreeSync in combination with 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time will produce an improved gaming experience when you compare it to a regular monitor. AOC G2460PF is budget-priced gaming LED monitor for people who want to enjoy HD gaming without wasting too much money on expensive models. A good choice if you have a FreeSync compatible AMD GPU.

FOR:Bright and vibrant images • Attractive design • Inexpensive

AGAINST:Weak speakers

➤ AOC G2460PF 24-Inch Professional Gaming LED Monitor

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BEST 144HZ GAMING MONITOR UNDER $300

Best Overall: BenQ ZOWIE 24 inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED-Lit

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE:Flicker-free technology, eSports ready

BenQ ZOWIE XL2411 has its pros and cons, like every other monitor. If you are looking for amazing color accuracy and almost perfect blacks, this is not the model for you. But if you looking for a great entry-level high refresh monitor, your research is over.

You won’t find a better monitor with so strong performance under $300. TheBenQ Zowie XL2411 is specifically designed for serious competitive gamers. The colors are great and the contrast ratio is ideal for most games. Overall, if you are a serious competitive gamer, this model should be your first stop. The XL2411 not only the best 144hz gaming monitor under 300 but also the best monitor on this list

FOR:The frame minimizes visual distractions  Low Blue Light Flicker-Free technology for reduced eye strain  Good color reproduction

AGAINST:No profile switcher

➤ BenQ ZOWIE 24 inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor

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Nixeus Vue 24″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor

Nixeus Vue 24

SCREEN SIZE:24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: AMD FreeSync, premium stand with height adjustment

The Nixeus Vue 24 is aiming right at the average gamers that won’t go over the $300 price tag. A Full HD 1080p TN panel with fast 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate making it a decent choice for beginning gamers. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.

FOR:Crisp, clear, bright and detailed video  Fast response time  Stylish and sturdy design

AGAINST:Freesync only works in fullscreen mode and not borderless window

➤ Nixeus Vue 24″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor

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ASUS VG248QE 24″ Full HD 1920×1080 144Hz 1ms Gaming Monitor

ASUS VG248QE

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: eSports ready, built-in 2W speakers

ASUS VG248QE is designed to be a gaming monitor that delivers a high-responsive experience in fast-paced games. And it does its job well.

With super-low input lag, good pixel responsiveness and 144Hz refresh rate, and no distracting levels of inverse ghosting, this monitor display crisp, smooth video even while you are playing fast action games. Of course, the price is too high to be in the category of entry-level 144Hz monitors, but the ASUS VG248QE is still a recommended choice for anyone looking to improve their gaming experience.

FOR:Good color reproduction Tilt, and rotation adjustment  supports 3D  Lighboost for Nvidia users eliminates a lot of motion blur and tearing in games

AGAINST:Little faded and washed out colors Value

➤ ASUS VG248QE 24″ Full HD 1920×1080 144Hz 1ms Gaming Monitor

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AOC G2460PQU 144hz 24-Inch Professional Gaming Monitor

AOC G2460PQU

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE:LED

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: AMD Freesync, 7 display modes, built-in speakers

The AOC G2460PQU is a decent monitor for your money. It offers a super-speed refresh rate, average image quality, and vivid colors, but we think you can find better monitors with more accurate colors. You should consider buying this model because of its affordable price.

Good enough for everyday use, for an average or aspiring gamer, and for people who want to enjoy watching HD movies.

FOR:Excellent build quality adjustable very fast response time

AGAINST:Average color reproduction  low contrast ration horrible speakers

➤ AOC G2460PQU 144hz 24-Inch Professional Gaming Monitor

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ViewSonic XG2401 24″ 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

ViewSonic XG2401

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED-Lit

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: AMD Freesync, 22-level black stabilization (for better visibility), low input lag

Genre-specific display modes (dedicated FPS, MOBA, and RTS), fast response time, highly flexible stand and AMD FreeSync support for tear-free gaming, ViewSonic XG2401 has everything you need to play competitively. If you are doing research on a monitor that can handle fast gaming action, this model is a solid choice that won’t drain your bank account.

FOR:Speedy pixel response and refresh rate AMD FreeSync anti-tearing technology.

AGAINST:Weak speakers

➤ ViewSonic XG2401 24″ 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor

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BEST 144HZ GAMING MONITOR UNDER $400

Best 144Hz Gaming Monitor with G-Sync: Acer Predator XB241H

Acer Predator XB241H

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE:LED

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: 2 speakers, SmartSync technology,  Nvidia G-Sync, Nvidia 3D Lightboost technology, Ultra Low Motion Blur

Are you serious about gaming but still need a cheap 1080p 144hz g-sync full HD monitor? Acer Predator XB241H is something you should consider? It has an Nvidia G-Sync display, 1920×1080 24 inch Twisted Nematic Film panel, comes with 2 speakers, and delivers overall a smooth gaming picture.

Packed with features you can find in higher-end models, this model has been rightfully used for several different E-sports events.

FOR:Ultra Low Motion Blur technology makes a moving object appears sharp without ghosting Attractive design, great gaming performance

AGAINST:Underpowered speakers

➤ Acer Predator XB241H

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ViewSonic XG2402

ViewSonic XG2402

SCREEN SIZE: 24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED-Lit

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE:144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE:SmartSync technology, AMD FreeSync, 2 built-in speakers, 22-level black stabilization (for better visibility), low input lag

TheViewSonic XG2402 monitor has above-average picture quality and a wide enough adjustment range of settings to suit the taste of anyone. This model brings you a sleek design and all the key features needed for a competitive gaming experience. You might enjoy a sharp and bright display with HDMI, DVI, and VGA making it easy to find a compatible output for any laptop.

FOR:Great responsiveness while gaming  Easy setup  Excellent image quality

AGAINST:The volume produced by built-in speakers is insufficient

➤ ViewSonic XG2402

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Best 144Hz Gaming Monitor with FreeSync: BenQ ZOWIE XL2430

BenQ ZOWIE XL2430

SCREEN SIZE:24-inch

DISPLAY TYPE: LED-Lit

RESOLUTION (MAX): Full HD 1920 x 1080

REFRESH RATE: 144Hz

ASPECT RATIO: 16:9

PANEL TYPE: TN panel

MORE: Flicker-free technology, AMD FreeSync, eSports ready, fast refresh rate

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2430is a solid gaming monitor equipped with many connectivity ports, a fast pixel response, and a slick-looking ergonomic stand that lets you adjust the panel for your comfort and ideal viewing position. In short, the BenQ XL2430 is a full-featured, midsize gaming monitor that delivers solid all-around performance, a fast pixel response, and a 144Hz refresh rate.

FOR:Fully adjustable stand  Solid gaming performance

AGAINST:Expensive

➤ BenQ ZOWIE XL2430

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GAMING MONITOR BUYING GUIDE And FAQs

How to Choose the Right Gaming Monitor?

Buying a good cheap gaming monitor isn’t an easy task, on the contrary, it can be a bit confusing. Not all monitors are created equal!

It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced gamer or you play for fun a few hours a week, there are still many options and specifications to take into consideration.

In this guide, we want to simplify this process and introduce you most important specs and features you should be aware of when shopping so that you can choose the right gaming monitor fitting your needs for the best price possible.

There are a few important things you might want to consider before making the purchase and for this reason, we have created a short guide dedicated not only to gamers.

RESOLUTION – All monitors now come at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 (Full HD), but you can easily find models with more pixels – WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) and 4K (3,840 x 2,160). Of course, they come at a higher price.

REFRESH RATE –A 60Hz monitor is common nowadays, but there are still 75Hz, 144Hz, and even up to 200Hz monitors to choose from. Why is the refresh rate so important for gamers? The higher the refresh rate you get, the smoother the game will be. A huge difference in the gaming experience.

PANEL TYPE –You can choose from TN, IPS/PLS, and VA panels. In short, TN panels have a fast response time, but poor color accuracy. IPS/PLS panels are the opposite. Good color accuracy, but slow response times, and VA is the in-betweener. This is a reason why TN panels are recommended as the best panels for gaming, but this is not true in every case.

RESPONSE TIME – You want to have a panel with the lowest possible response time. Response times from manufacturers are G2G (grey-to-grey), and 1ms which is the fastest time achievable.

INPUT LAG – Put is simple, it is the time it takes for an input (keyboard, mouse) to be registered on your monitor. This is a little hard to test, but it’s an important factor for competitive gamers.

PWM FLICKER FREE – Monitors with PWM flicker-free technology will help prevent your eyes from getting tired, so you can enjoy the longest gaming sessions.

DESIGN AND QUALITY –You can say that a well-built monitor is more pleasant to look at. The design is just a subjective factor.

ULMB, NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FREESYNC –Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) reduces blur from your screen. Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync are helping to reduce screen tearing. G-Sync comes at a premium, AMD’s FreeSync is free.

Resolution

These days you don’t want to go for anything less than full HD 1080p (which is 1920 x 1080). Fortunately, most monitors will have at least this resolution but just make sure in case.

When it comes to visual quality, the resolution is one of the most important graphics settings, but always keep in the mind that it is also demanding in terms of performance.

You can find the following resolutions on gaming monitors today:

  • 1080p (Full HD)
  • 1440p (QHD/2K)
  • 2160p (UHD/4K)

Full HD – 1080p (1920 x 1080): A most popular resolution for the average gamer today. It allows great in-game performance without a need for expensive graphics cards or high-end integrated GPUs. Full HD 1080p is best for a monitor at 24 inches and smaller sizes while offering reasonable sharp display and balanced performance.

Quad HD – 1440p (2560 x 1440): This resolution requires better hardware to run your games smoothly, and can be found in monitors 25 inches and bigger. For most competitive gamers, Quad HD is slowly becoming the new standard, offering noticeably better visuals while not being too demanding on the hardware.

Ultra HD – 2160p (3840 x 2160): Also known as 4K, it is the highest resolution available on mainstream monitors today which requires even more power from your gaming PC. Of course, this resolution is not for everyone, you should really have a powerful PC and a lot of money because 4K monitors are a huge investment.

AVERAGE (Casual) GAMER – Select 1080p if you like performance over visual quality. We know that casual gamers have often limited budgets, so the top 10 list above is full of interesting and still cheap 144hz monitors for you.

COMPETITIVE GAMER – This category of gamers prioritizes performance, but also picture quality, high contrast and resolution to see better all the important details which do matter to you. Choose 1440p if you are looking for a good balance between graphics and performance.

PRO GAMER – People in this category want to have the best possible screen performance. If the price doesn’t matter, you have the best gaming PC you can build, go and buy a 4K monitor. The 2160p gives you the best graphics you can possibly get. For most Pro gamers, Quad HD is still a great option right now and in the near future.

GTA 5 1080p Vs 1440p Vs 4K GTX Titan X Frame Rate – VRAM Comparison

Refresh Rate

Another important element. For years, the refresh rate has been the most important number for gamers when buying a monitor.

What does refresh rate mean?

The refresh rate is a speed (rate) at which the image on the screen on the screen can be refreshed per second. It is measured in Hertz (Hz) and the faster the rate is, the more times the image can be updated and the smoother the image looks.

Most monitors have the following refresh rates:

The difference between a 60 Hz and 120 Hz monitor, simply put, is that the monitor with 120 Hz can create the image twice as fast as the one running on 60 Hz. Read more about this topic in our article – 144Hz vs 240Hz – Can You See The Difference?

Adaptive Sync

Everyone who has ever experienced screen tearing while playing a PC game, know how annoying it can be. AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync technology is a great option for PC gamers to get a smooth experience free of stuttering, screen tearing, or V-Sync-like input lag. A lot of newer gaming monitors, even the cheap ones, already include either FreeSync or G-Sync.

AMD FreeSync – AMD is available for monitor manufactures without licensing costs (or minimal), so you will find FreeSync technology in a wide range of gaming monitors, from cheap entry-level displays to premium Pro gaming hardware. The downside is that this technology is only compatible with AMD graphics cards.

Nvidia G-Sync – In contrast to AMD´s openness, Nvidia has stricter rules. G-Sync forces manufacture to use proprietary hardware modules which leads to added costs, so the G-Sync monitors have usually higher prices. You won´t find gaming monitors with this technology paired with budget gaming PCs as a result. It is also worth mention that G-Sync works only with NVidia graphics cards.

Here is a nice discussion on this subject on Reddit.

Response Time

LCD monitors are updating individual pixels with new colors, and each of these updates takes time depending on what the change is. The response time means how long this change takes. The higher the monitor response time is, the more problems it could have displaying fast-moving objects.

In this case, lower is always better. TN panels can achieve a response time as low as 1ms, whereas IPS panes can only get as low as 4ms.

Monitor Response Times As Fast As Possible

Source: Techquickie

In summary, you need a 144HZ monitor with the lowest response time possible. Generally, if you’re not gaming, 60 Hz is fine. If you are gaming, you want the highest refresh rate and the lowest response time you can afford.

Panel Technology

Panel technologies have evolved over the last years, so take a look at each monitor before you make your choice.

Let’s have a look at the three most commons types:

  • TN (twisted nematic)
  • IPS (in-plane switching)
  • VA (vertical alignment)

TN (twisted nematic) – This is one of the most common types of monitors today. TN panels are also most affordable, so if you are looking at a monitor and it does not have in the description what kind of panel it is, it´s probably a TN panel. The low manufacturing costs and a higher response rate than VA and IPS panels make them really popular. The drawback is the color quality when viewed from different degrees away from the center of the screen.

IPS (in-plane switching) – Monitors with IPS panels are known for their consistency, improved viewing angles, and better color accuracy when you compare them to other LCD technologies. Overall, IPS panels give you better all-around visual quality, but unlike Twisted Nematic panels their response time is 4ms. For competitive gamers, TN panels with a 1ms response time are always preferred versus monitors with IPS.

VA (vertical alignment)– The biggest advantage of the VA panel is the ability to block light from the backlight when it isn´t needed. This results in a higher contrast ratio (2000:1 and 5000:1) and deeper blacks that are better than on other LCD technologies. Some gamers don’t like to use VA panels due to the ghosting effects during a game.

IPS vs TN Monitors

Source:The Tech Chap

Screen Size

Top-rated gaming monitors offer a screen size anywhere between 21 inches and 27 inches while providing a great balance of visual quality and viewing comfort. Put it simply, the size of the monitor is up to you. Always keep in the mind, that different resolutions is working best on certain sizes of monitors due to their pixel density.

Best Size For Gaming Monitor

Minimum Requirements For A Good Gaming Monitor

We have prepared a short overview of the specs and features you should take into consideration. We separate them into three categories due to the gamer’s minimal requirements.

AVERAGE GAMER – In this category, we include gamers with a limited budget and mainstream PCs. For a good gaming experience without compromising the performance, we believe that a monitor should have these specs:

Screen Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Min Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Max Input Lag Time: 30ms
Max Response Time: 8ms

COMPETITIVE GAMER – This category is for gamers who prioritize high performance, picture quality, resolution and high contrast to have better details. Here are the requirements:

Screen Resolution: Full HD (1920×1080)
Adaptive Sync: AMD FreeSync or NVidia G-Sync
Min Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Max Input Lag Time: 20ms
Max Response Time: 5ms

PRO GAMER – Unlimited budget and focus on the best possible screen performance. This is a category of people who are competitive in their gaming and accept only the best hardware. Following requirements are:

Adaptive Sync: FreeSync or G-Sync
Min Refresh Rate: 144Hz
Max Response Time: 4ms
Max Input Lag Time: 15ms
More: Adjustable height, tilting, swiveling, plenty of video inputs

More Information

If you enjoyed this review of the best cheap 1080p 144Hz gaming monitors, you’ll probably like our other guides as well. Here are some popular articles about monitors from the Nechstar:

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  3. 4K resolution, Wikipedia.org

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