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My First 144hz Monitor

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I ordered my first 144hz monitor. Its the Acer XFA240 (link below), a 1920x1080, 24 inch panel, 144hz, 1 ms response time TN panel. Its a nice monitor in my opinon, especially for the price. It is a Freesync monitor, but was from what I can tell, one of the first G-Sync compatible monitors per Nvida. Needless to say, I am enjoying it very much. Oh, best part, for that price you also get an ergo stand that is height, swivel, and tilt adjustable. Coming from a monitor that didn't have this, and being a taller guy, this is really nice from a comfort perspective. VESA mount compatible as well. Colors seem to be quite nice, but to be honest, I am color blind so I am not the one you want to ask about color quality as my scale is just plain different than yours. 

 

Now, what I came from was a normal, 60hz 1920x1080 23.6 or 23.8 inch panel from Samsung. Far from a gaming monitor, but it got the job done. Reason for the upgrade was that I wanted to get better at hit-scan in Overwatch, as well as be competitive or better in future first person shooters when the time comes. I went with the 1920x1080 resolution for a few reasons, mainly, my desktop is old, and needs to be upgraded, but for the time being works rather well honestly. Its an old Dell prebuilt that my mom used for her desktop for a few years, 2015 model with a 4th gen i7 4750, 16gb of DDR3, and a GTX 1050 (that's right, non Ti). I added an SSD as a boot drive, and it is like new feeling for the most part. Feel free to tear apart the system lol. Before you ask, no, I do not hold 144 fps for now, but I have the room to grow there when I get around to building my system whenever that happens. On low settings, with a few adjustments to AA and texture filtering quality, I am running between 100-125 FPS rather reliably and I am quite happy given the state of my system lol. 

 

Personally, I would recommend this monitor to those in the same boat. Those wanting more performance, but not breaking the bank. Was this the cheapest 144hz, 24inch, 1080 monitor? No, but it was one of the cheapest to have the ergo stand, the specs I wanted, a decent look, and have prime shipping. Also, the G-Sync capable will be nicer when I upgrade my system. It does seem to be working on my current GTX 1050 just fine, and the video output is buttery smooth to me!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XFA240-bmjdpr-Response-Technology/dp/B06ZYHZ6R6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=acer+xfa240&qid=1558288941&s=gateway&sr=8-1


My First (Current) Build:

Ryzen 7 2700 (4.0 1.375v OC) | Asus Prime X470 Pro | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16gb 3200 | Inland Professional 512gb M.2 NVME | 240 Kingston A400 SSD | Thermaltake 240 Floe Riing Rad | Thermaltake Case Fans | Fractal Meshify C | GTX 1050 OC(yeah I know lol)

Changes to GPU, and cables to come...

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I just got my first 144hz monitor 2 months ago.

 

It really was an amazing experience.  Had to figure out how to make sure I was getting the FPS in game that was displaying on screen.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yeah being in Overwatch they have an in game FPS counter. Also this monitor in the UI has an FPS counter overlay up in the top right corner if you turn it on. 


My First (Current) Build:

Ryzen 7 2700 (4.0 1.375v OC) | Asus Prime X470 Pro | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16gb 3200 | Inland Professional 512gb M.2 NVME | 240 Kingston A400 SSD | Thermaltake 240 Floe Riing Rad | Thermaltake Case Fans | Fractal Meshify C | GTX 1050 OC(yeah I know lol)

Changes to GPU, and cables to come...

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