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Is this a scam???

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I keep seeing listings for 1440p monitors at 144hz for around $400-$500 on Amazon, where is the catch? And they are name brand stuff, usually with gsync. Is that just the price of entry level 1440p 144hz 1ms monitors now???

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IOO4SGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LmEJCbFG3WSP3

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LJUNMYK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2kEJCb4JKDTY1


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1 minute ago, Redrooster said:

I keep seeing listings for 1440p monitors at 144hz for around $400-$500 on Amazon, where is the catch? And they are name brand stuff, usually with gsync. Is that just the price of entry level 1440p 144hz 1ms monitors now???

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IOO4SGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LmEJCbFG3WSP3

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LJUNMYK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2kEJCb4JKDTY1

They're 23.8" monitors instead of the usual 27", so they're a bit cheaper. They're also known to have very bad color banding. I have the Dell model myself, wouldn't recommend it personally.

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3 minutes ago, Glenwing said:

wouldn't recommend it personally.

I want the option to play 1440p 60fps for scenic games, but i also want 1080p with a high refresh rate (120hz-144hz) at play competitive games. Is there anything decent for $500 dollars then?


My Current Rig

(((Currently in between builds)))

If part is listed as (NEW) it means that i recently bought it and it will be incorporated in my next build.

CPUI5-3550

GPUZotac RTX 2060 (NEW)

RAM16gb 2x8 DDR3 1600mHz

STORAGE500gb HDD, 2tb USB 3.0 Drive

PSU650w Corsair CX (NEW)

CASENZXT 500i        (NEW)

 

The Rig That I'm Working Towards.

This Should Be Complete By Fall 2019.

CPU: (Either) R5 2600x or Zen2

GPU: Zotac RTX 2060

RAM: 16GB 3000mHz Corsair Veng.

STORAGE: 1TB sata SSD (prob. 860 evo)

120GB sata Boot Drive (for Windows 10 and non video games)

PSU: 650w Corsair CX

CASE: NZXT H500i

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1 minute ago, Redrooster said:

I want the option to play 1440p 60fps for scenic games, but i also want 1080p with a high refresh rate (120hz-144hz) at play competitive games. Is there anything decent for $500 dollars then?

Samsung C27HG70, 1440p 144 Hz VA panel, good color, $500.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-C27HG70-27-Inch-Monitor-C27HG70QQN/dp/B06XSQ5QN8/

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31 minutes ago, Redrooster said:

I keep seeing listings for 1440p monitors at 144hz for around $400-$500 on Amazon, where is the catch? And they are name brand stuff, usually with gsync. Is that just the price of entry level 1440p 144hz 1ms monitors now???

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IOO4SGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LmEJCbFG3WSP3

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LJUNMYK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2kEJCb4JKDTY1

They're b grade panels from the likes of Samsung and LG usually. Great panels with slight defects. 

Do your research though ss there are also ones out there that are 60hz panels that have been overclocked and they're terrible. 

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35 minutes ago, Redrooster said:

I keep seeing listings for 1440p monitors at 144hz for around $400-$500 on Amazon, where is the catch? And they are name brand stuff, usually with gsync. Is that just the price of entry level 1440p 144hz 1ms monitors now???

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IOO4SGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LmEJCbFG3WSP3

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LJUNMYK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2kEJCb4JKDTY1

There are a lot of monitors also being advertised as or at gaming, or maybe that should read “GAMING”, I was walking around a box store near me JB HiFi and noticed all the requirements 144Hz at 1920 x 1080, 1 ms response (grey to grey), Flicker-free, Low blue light, VESA 100 x 100m, 1000:1 DyNormic Contrast Ratio (DCR), e-sports adopted by both players and tournaments and the official monitor for DreamHack Open 2017/2017 etc. all in a 24” bezel. Then after Googling the BenQ Zowie models myself realised that it was aimed at console gaming...


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