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was the monitor I ordered a good choice?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all. Hope yall are keeping safe. I just ordered an Acer Nitro XZ272 27" 1080p 165 hz curved monitor(thats a long name), and was wondering if this was a good choice. I got it only sale for about 180 bucks down from 240 bucks. The only concern I have is that the 165 Hz is just a 144 Hz overclocked. I will be pairing this with an RTX 2060. Thank you all in advance

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Probably should have asked before you ordered it.

 

 

I'd never get a 1080p 27" monitor. Horrible for reading text.


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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

Probably should have asked before you ordered it.

 

 

I'd never get a 1080p 27" monitor. Horrible for reading text.

Yikes. Why is that so?

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2 minutes ago, noiceFTW said:

Hello all. Hope yall are keeping safe. I just ordered an Acer Nitro XZ272 27" 1080p 165 hz curved monitor(thats a long name), and was wondering if this was a good choice. I got it only sale for about 180 bucks down from 240 bucks. The only concern I have is that the 165 Hz is just a 144 Hz overclocked. I will be pairing this with an RTX 2060. Thank you all in advance

It is a good monitor choice in terms of gaming, however watching videos or looking at the desktop / text editing isn't going to be the best, considering it's only 1440p. Streching 1920 x 1080 pixels over a surface area of 27 inches gives you a pixel density of around 81, compared to 1440p's 108 or so, which makes a big difference. That's almost a 30% denser pixel array which makes a big difference when you are text editing or something.


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If I were you, try it out and see if you like it, and if you don't like it for whatever reason, RETURN IT. Get a 27" 1440p 165Hz with G-Sync, 1440p on a 27" panel is the sweet spot, especially with the high refresh rate and VRR technology.


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2 minutes ago, noiceFTW said:

Yikes. Why is that so?

Poor pixel density.

Your eyes might be worse than mine, so it might not affect you.


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Just now, Abyssal Radon said:

If I were you, try it out and see if you like it, and if you don't like it for whatever reason, RETURN IT. Get a 27" 1440p 165Hz with G-Sync, 1440p on a 27" panel is the sweet spot, especially with the high refresh rate and VRR technology.

What would the price be on that though,  I'm not looking to spend more than 200 dollars on a monitor

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2 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

It is a good monitor choice in terms of gaming, however watching videos or looking at the desktop / text editing isn't going to be the best, considering it's only 1440p. Streching 1920 x 1080 pixels over a surface area of 27 inches gives you a pixel density of around 81, compared to 1440p's 108 or so, which makes a big difference. That's almost a 30% denser pixel array which makes a big difference when you are text editing or something.

I see. Never realized that. I think anything would be an upgrade over my 9 year old eMachines e230h 23" monitor. Do you think that coming from this old a of monitor will be a downgrade?

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2 minutes ago, Abyssal Radon said:

If I were you, try it out and see if you like it, and if you don't like it for whatever reason, RETURN IT. Get a 27" 1440p 165Hz with G-Sync, 1440p on a 27" panel is the sweet spot, especially with the high refresh rate and VRR technology.

How can you recommend that without knowing his specs? If he's rocking like a 580, not only can he not drive 1440p, but he can't use G-Sync either..

 

@noiceFTW I had a triple 27" 1080p monitor setup for years, and if you're kinda new and don't know much better it will be fine. But like everyone else has said, once you see 1440p+ there's no going back (especially at 27")


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2 minutes ago, Statik said:

How can you recommend that without knowing his specs? If he's rocking like a 580, not only can he not drive 1440p, but he can't use G-Sync either..

 

@noiceFTW I had a triple 27" 1080p monitor setup for years, and if you're kinda new and don't know much better it will be fine. But like everyone else has said, once you see 1440p+ there's no going back (especially at 27")

Because he said in his post that he was using an RTX 2060, genius.


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2 minutes ago, Statik said:

How can you recommend that without knowing his specs? If he's rocking like a 580, not only can he not drive 1440p, but he can't use G-Sync either..

 

@noiceFTW I had a triple 27" 1080p monitor setup for years, and if you're kinda new and don't know much better it will be fine. But like everyone else has said, once you see 1440p+ there's no going back (especially at 27")

I'm going to be using an RTX 2060, but I've been using a 9 year old eMachines e230h, so I'm pretty sure this will be pretty good still

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1 hour ago, BlueScope819 said:

Because he said in his post that he was using an RTX 2060, genius.

I literally typed my reply, re-read his post to make sure I didn't miss his GPU, then clicked submit. I'm just blind I guess.

 

That aside, I don't think I would recommend 1440p for a 2060 tbh.

 

1 hour ago, noiceFTW said:

I'm going to be using an RTX 2060, but I've been using a 9 year old eMachines e230h, so I'm pretty sure this will be pretty good still

yeah I'm just blind my man. Regardless I wouldn't recommend 1440p with a 2060 personally. I think 1080 is the sweet spot for it. You won't have a bad experience with 27" 1080p, just 24" tends to be considered the 1080p "sweet spot" is all.


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