Monitor Dilemma

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  1. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    So I'm building a new desktop, and while I have a 23" LG 23MP75 IPS panel, I'm thinking of upgrading to something newer/better (though not necessarily bigger).

    I found these two

    AOC G2460PG 24" G-SYNC ($455 CAD)
    1920x1080
    144Hz
    350nits
    TN panel

    Dell Ultrasharp 25" U2515H ($399 CAD)

    2560x1440
    60Hz
    350nits
    IPS panel

    I also have a Dell $51 gift card, so that makes the Ultrasharp a full $100 cheaper.

    Any thoughts? I mean there are TONS of displays out there, but these two stood out. The AOC is the cheapest G-SYNC available, and the Ultrasharp is...well, an Ultrasharp with 1440p (there is a 1980x1200 Ultrasharp available too, for $30 less).

    Or any other ideas regarding monitors under $400 CAD?
     
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    Which one would you prefer?
    Those two are complete opposites of each other. On one hand you have a high refresh rate Gsync monitor but with a TN panel, on the other IPS high res monitor with 60 Hz refresh rate. Solely for gaming AOC looks like a winner (though you might need to read reviews on how actually good it is). FHD + 970 is a combo made in heaven. Dell however looks like a better "all arounder", if you need not only to play games but also do other stuff (I myself have a U2412M).

    Now, you already have a IPS LG monitor, probably it would be smart to get that AOC and run those two puppies together :vbthumbsup:
     
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    How do you like your Ultrasharp monitor? It's currently on sale, was having a glance at it.
     
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    Coming from 1366*768 16" monitor it's awesome, though PPI is kinda on the same level. Overall a great all arounder for study, gaming, watching movies, photo editing. And I love 16:10 form factor!
    But in your case, you already have a 23" IPS monitor, not sure it would make a smart buy.
     
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    Well, the Dell here is a 1440p Ultrasharp with 350nits brightness and 99% sRGB - that would definitely be an upgrade. I'm just not sure if it isn't too big, since I sit pretty close to my monitor. I'm also not sure if my GTX 970 can push all those pixels adequately. I've read conflicting reviews - some people say the 970 is fine for high settings at 1440p, while others say it isn't. I know it can't do Ultra, but I never game at ultra anyway.

    I already ordered it, should be here Monday or Tuesday. If I don't like it I'll return it.

    The other Dell Ultrasharps might be a decent upgrade - brighter, better colour-space coverage and 1920*1200 resolution.
     
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    Oh, I thought you wanted to get 2412 when you asked me about it.
    It will actually depend on the games and how much FPS do you want from 970 on 1440p.
     
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    I'm OK with 60FPS, since that's the refresh rate anyway.
     
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    Well, 60FPS could be a bit too much (taking into account modern day AAA titles), but we are talking high settings, so it should be plausible.
     
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