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Best Budget Graphic design and (medium) Gaming monitor combo

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Situation: I work information and content that made me want two monitors. My passion involves art(not commercially yet) and gaming(not very competitive but likes 60hz and above along with good response time). The main monitor would be the gaming one but also view most content and good color production is nice to have. The second monitor would be used of course to view additional information but also be used for the art hobby. i need help to narrow down choices and the budget would be $300-$325 USD all together(of course lower price and better product is appreciated). A 32in and above 250 brightness would be holly grail things for me. I just don't want regrets and return stuff back and forth. Please add your options and why you pick it (used is an ify thing for me but may tolerate)

Potential Picks:

Philips 276E9QDSB 27" Frameless Monitor

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CLMDH3K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

 

Philips 246E9QDSB 24" Frameless Monitor, 

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-246E9QDSB-Frameless-1920x1080-FreeSync/dp/B07CK4W58Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?creativeASIN=B07CK4W58Y&imprToken=Yi9WWdz5DuGjqxPxR5Twqw&slotNum=10&&keywords=Philips+246E9QDSB&qid=1561362800&s=gateway&sr=8-2&linkCode=w61&tag=techgearoid-20&linkId=ff976690e0edee42e0f6fc711a91cee2&language=en_US#

 

BenQ GW2280 Eye Care 22 Inch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KYCSRQI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

 

Sceptre 27" Curved 144Hz Gaming LED Monitor Edge-Less AMD FreeSync DisplayPort HDMI, Metal Black 2019 (C275B-144RN)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N6ZBCVY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

 

 

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I would go with something like a XFA240 144hz (on sale on amazon) for gaming and a Vizio V405-G9 4k 40" TV for graphic design. Or maybe a Toshiba 43LF621U19 43-inch 4K (on sale on amazon)... Getting something that does both well is gonna cost you like 1000$. But you can always get something entry level from each category like I have outlined here, Have way more bang for your buck and the two added together only comes out to like 300-400$.


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7 hours ago, Aquados said:

Situation: I work information and content that made me want two monitors. My passion involves art(not commercially yet)

a 4K display is likely the way to go, you could also check the used market on that.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Cheers. Excuse my shite reading comprehension.


Entertainment PC ~ i5 8400 - 8gb Ripjaws V - MSI Z370-A - 240GB Intel SSD - 1 TB Seagate - Thermaltake 600w - Fractal Focus G in Grey - EVGA GTX 980Ti SC

 

Displays ~ Samsung UN43NU6900FXZC 43" 4K TV (Main) - BenQ XL2540 (Gaming) - BenQ XL2411 (Tertiary) - Vivo STAND-V001JB & STAND-V001T

 

 Peripherals ~ Corsair K68 RGB MX Red - Logitech G900 - Blue Snowball - Bose QC 35 II

 

Productivity PC Ryzen 3 1200 - Gigabyte A320M - 8gb Patriot Signature - 240GB Patriot SSD - EVGA 400w - Versa H15 - GTX 1050

 

 Displays ~ 2 x Acer G257HU

 

Productivity Other ~ Macbook Air 2015 model - Macbook Pro 17" (2011) - iPad Pro 2015 Model w/ Pencil w/ Otterbox Hardcase - Toshiba Satellite S50-D on Debian / Win10  

 

Networking ~ Cat5e w/ Gigabit everything Undisclosed Switche(s) / Server(s) / Router(s) (stay off my network weirdos)

 

Bio - Multirotor / Wing (FPV) Designer, Builder and Pilot, Heavy Equipment Technician (Mechanic), Student (Physics / Computer Science, Double Majors for Double the Fun), Grease Monkey, Amateur Welder / Fabricator, All your hashes are belong to me, Gamer (Dota 2, Rust, Overwatch, WoW, Ragnarok Online).. Weaponized Autism

 

   

   

  

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, veikko315 said:

I would go with something like a XFA240 144hz (on sale on amazon) for gaming and a Vizio V405-G9 4k 40" TV for graphic design. Or maybe a Toshiba 43LF621U19 43-inch 4K (on sale on amazon)... Getting something that does both well is gonna cost you like 1000$. But you can always get something entry level from each category like I have outlined here, Have way more bang for your buck and the two added together only comes out to like 300-400$.

The use of a 4k tv is a good idea but not always practical depending on the desk  space. I can try to wall mount it. The position on my desk in the room is not guarenteed for a long stay. My desk space does not allow such a large screen. Thinking about including my bookshelf speakers in the space.

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