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Monitor advice needed


Hello everyone,


Thanks to Linus and others like Jay I've been inspired to build my whole first system. My last issue comes down to the monitor which I'm pretty unsure about. I purchased the Asus VG248QE as an impulse on black friday for $170 USD due to its lower price for a 144hz 1ms 1080p monitor from a reputable brand that I've seen. After some research I'm now a bit unsure about my purchase. Are there better options? I intend to use this rig centrally for gaming and my monitor budget is optimally under $300. (Computer specs listed below)


Intel Core i7-9700k

ASUS Nvidia GTX 1070 Strix 8G-Gaming

ASUS Z390-E Gaming Mobo

16GB DDR4 3200 Gskill Ripjaws V

500GB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 SSD

3TB Seagate 7200rpm HDD

Cryorig H7 Plus CPU Cooler


Any help at all is appreciated!



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Has anything from your experience with the monitor so far left you disapointed or unsatisfied? If not I would stick with the monitor and be happy about the money you saved.

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I have two Asus monitors, which people warned me not to buy for gaming. They have been fantastic for gaming and content consumption alike, despite both being IPS panels with 5ms response. 

When it comes to displays, you can use anything that works as long as you think the panel looks good and does what you need it to do. If the display doesn't fit those criteria than its time to get a different one. 

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