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Strongly considering "downgrading" my monitor

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Back story: I currently have an Acer XG270HU which is a 27" 144hz 1440p TN monitor. It is a nice monitor, but I started having a green hue leaking from the top edge and sent it in for repair. Upon return Acer stated the issue could not be recreated and closed my ticket. When I got the monitor back it was still there albeit very subtle and I contacted them again, they told me it wasn't bad enough to be repaired. A few weeks ago I upgraded to a new computer and went from a R9 390 to a GTX1080 and migrated my monitor over to the new system. I then started noticing burn in and white light bleeding from the bottom and top of the screen. The burn in got so severe that it would be clearly visible in games and videos. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the 1080 and plugged it into my old computer with the 390. The burn in was still there, but I noticed that it was running at 60hz. I had been running the monitor at 60hz from the day I got it back from Acer on my old system, I must never have known because the 390 could never push over 70-80fps in the games I played. I dropped the refresh on the new system to 60hz and the burn in started to fade, as of today the burn in is still visible, but is very faint and is not nearly as impactful. But I want the 144hz back, it is very noticeable with a 1080 when Im running at 60 vs 144, and my Acer is now out of warranty.

Sorry for the novel, but here where I am now, I want to replace my monitor, but do not know if I want to go back to a 27" 1440p 144hz. The Acer was my first 27", my first 1440p and my first 144hz monitor. I don't know that I want another 27" or 1440p. I thought that with the 27" that initially my awareness of the info on the edges of the screen was lower. I feel when I was gaming on a 24" I felt like I was more aware of my minimap or my health or whatever. I am now considering buying a 24.5" 144hz 1080p monitor instead of getting another 27" 1440p so I can increase my chances of staying at 144fps. How noticeable would it be to go from a 27" 1440p to a 24.5" 1080p as far as pixel density goes?

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You'll notice the pixels a little, things won't be as clear for text on the screen as the 1440p but you'll get used to it fast enough.


I like this post, simply because it's about doing what fits YOU rather than just going bigger.  

It's YOUR pc experience, tailor it how ya need to.  Rock on.


That said, you sure you don't want to buy an ultrawide?  :)


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