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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys,


I'm looking for a gaming monitor for my first gaming pc that I'm going to build in May and I was wondering if curved monitors are good, or if they are worth the price. Are they for gaming? I want a gaming monitor for 1080p 144hz gaming anywhere from 24 to 27 inches under 300$. If you have any good suggestions I would highly appreciate it !

Here are some that I have found but I need your advice because I don't know much about monitors :

 a) Viewsonic VX2758-C-mh (curved 27'' 240€) 

 b) AOC C27G1 (curved 27'' 250€)

 c) MSI Optix MAG271C ( curved 27'' 300€)

 d) Acer Predator XB240H (flat 24''-240€) 


Thank you all ! 

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I have a 27" curved and I feel like it doesn't add anything. It also doesn't annoy me, but at this size it just doesn't have any value. I wouldn't necessarily let the curve influence my next purchase (not that it influenced this one, it was just the cheapest monitor that ticked all my boxes).

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I would go for an IPS panel

The difference is huge.

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I wouldn't necessarily let the screen curvature affect your choice; obviously purchasing a higher quality panel is the best option. However, I definitely prefer curved monitors to flat ones. It doesn't necessarily feel more immersive, but its like driving a manual car in a sense. You feel more apart of the game, which I guess can be labeled as immersive lol, but I just like the feel more

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I don't own a curved display, but from store demos I've seen, they're probably better for movies rather than games; but again, I've not owned one so idk.


IPS is a must, imo. TN's are so color inaccurate it hurts. My laptop TN vs my 10+ year old IPS monitor is like going from color blind to seeing color (not completely, but you can easily tell the difference).


For 1080p, I would try to stick with 24". The larger you go with lower resolution, the worse it looks.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you all for replying !


Well, an IPS monitor is a lot more expensive here in Greece and I don't think I can afford anything over 300€. The cheapest IPS monitor I can find costs 384€. I don't think I will have any problems with a VA panel since the colors are still very good , compared to a TN. Do you know any good 144hz 1080p monitor you can suggest to me? 

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