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Monitor buying help

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:49 pm
by heuji
the last time i bought a monitor you looked for 5ms (actually it was so long ago it might have been 6 or 8ms) response time and not much else. also, there's no point in having a reasonable gfx card if i can't push it a little in a new fancy bells and whistles single player. so, i guess at least it needs to be, bare minimum, capable of 1080p with i guess a refresh of ~2ms??
here's where i hit the wall with my monitor knowledge. i will do some reading up too, but, is there any other stuff i need to look out for? i see this nvidia g-sync on some. is that only useful for nvidia cards? i do want to stick with radeon as i prefer the way they render stuff. see, to me this looks like a great gaming monitor (sorry, monitor for gaming) for example: BenQ 24-Inch Monitor. £100 sounds scarily cheap which is the reason i'm posting this topic. what am i missing, or, are monitors dirt cheap now? i mean a monitor with a 'gaming' tag seems to be treble or quadruple the price. i like my visuals, but, i'm not paying that sort of money if it is just for a 'slightly' smoother game.
ohh, i don't currently have a gfx card as i'm just using my i5 6600k's on chip gfx. it's a 100fps in TF2 and that's more than fine while i save for these final two components.

ideally i want to spend not much more than £200 on the monitor. if a decent enough monitor is only £100 i'd rather get 2 and dual screen (or get a 27-inch) than a monitor that's only marginally better. come on techies, hit me with the news.

Re: Monitor buying help

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:52 pm
by heuji
ohh, here was another monitor i really liked the look of: http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-25UM57 ... ed-monitor

Re: Monitor buying help

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:56 pm
by Silkie
Not very helpful I know but that monitor is just crying out for old school super wide screen schmups. IIRC there is a Darius version on Steam.

Re: Monitor buying help

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:14 am
by hagz
can't comment on that particular model but I bought a Benq monitor after 15 years of using Samsung screens and found my one to be excellent mine is more expensive admittedly but not much more so I would go with any reviews on the site.

Re: Monitor buying help

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:47 am
by heuji
yeah, the benq monitors are sweet but there does seem a little bit of label inflation with them.
what model did you get if you dont mind me asking?