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Zynch175

Need help choosing a new display

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello

 

So my current monitor (Dell U2412M) died on me, which means I need to get a new one.

 

I’ve read a lot on how to choose and what to look for in a monitor, and now I think I’m even more confused than when I began my search.

 

Usage:
Gaming, photo editing, general stuff

 

Here are the main things I’m looking for:

  • IPS, with decent black uniformity (I edit astronomy photos, so there is a lot of black)
  • 27” or slightly bigger
  • 1440p (could go 4k, but it’s probably going to be too expensive)
  • 60 Hz + (if possible)
  • USB hub is a big plus, especially if it’s on the left side

 

Budget:
Under 400 Eur, but can go a bit over if it is worth it.

 

My GPU is a RX580, with a possible upgrade late this or next year.

 

Any help as to which monitors to look at, would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Is IPS a necessity or would VA be acceptable?


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11 minutes ago, Zynch175 said:

Hello

 

So my current monitor (Dell U2412M) died on me, which means I need to get a new one.

 

I’ve read a lot on how to choose and what to look for in a monitor, and now I think I’m even more confused than when I began my search.

 

Usage:
Gaming, photo editing, general stuff

 

Here are the main things I’m looking for:

  • IPS, with decent black uniformity (I edit astronomy photos, so there is a lot of black)
  • 27” or slightly bigger
  • 1440p (could go 4k, but it’s probably going to be too expensive)
  • 60 Hz + (if possible)
  • USB hub is a big plus, especially if it’s on the left side

 

Budget:
Under 400 Eur, but can go a bit over if it is worth it.

 

My GPU is a RX580, with a possible upgrade late this or next year.

 

Any help as to which monitors to look at, would be greatly appreciated.
 

This is what I have and it fits all your requirements except for being VA rather than IPS.

 

I love it! As you can see from the 5 egg reviews everyone who has bought it loves it too :).

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CPU: i7 8700K (5.1 GHz OC). AIO: EVGA CLC 280 280mmGPUEVGA XC2 Ultra 2080Ti. PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular. MB: MSI MEG Z390 ACE. RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB (3600 MHz OC). STORAGE: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 NVMe, 1TB Samsung 860 Evo, 1TB Samsung 860 QVO, 2TB Firecuda 7200rpm SSHD, 1TB WD Blue. CASE: NZXT H510 Elite. FANS: Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm x4. MONITOR: MSI Optix MAG271CQR 2560x1440 144hz. Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset. Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma. Mouse: Razer Basilisk Ultimate (Wireless) Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
38 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Is IPS a necessity or would VA be acceptable?

IPS would be very good, as I would prefer the better viewing angles, especially as my dad like to come to get me to look stuff up for him, and he just stand at the side.

I would settle for a VA panel if if was very good in every other department, but generally IPS would be preferable.

 

38 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

This is what I have and it fits all your requirements except for being VA rather than IPS.

 

I love it! As you can see from the 5 egg reviews everyone who has bought it loves it too :).

Quickly checking review on RTINGS, it looks like it has terrible black uniformity, which I don't want to compromise on.

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This one seems to fit your budget and requirments.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/viewsonic/vx2758-2kp-mhd

 

Here's a table tool where you can search for more options.

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/tools/table/33667

 

You can add more filters from the add column button. Pre calibration means factory calibrated colors.

 

With all that said, VA would probably be better for you at this price range. VAs usually have better contrast and uniformity and are cheaper than IPS.

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