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Choosing a 1440p Monitor…

JayDM
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Having a PC built and I’m having trouble choosing a monitor.  Looking for 1440p, 27 inch, 1ms gtg, 144Hz+, G-Sync compatibility.  Here’s what I’m stuck between.


MSI Optix G273QF 16:9 Aspect Ratio Anti-Glare Super Narrow Bezel 1ms 2560 x 1440 (QHD) 165Hz Refresh Rate Tilt Adjustment Nvidia G-Sync Compatible 27" Rapid IPS Gaming Monitor


LG 27GL850-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD Nano IPS 1ms NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible Gaming Monitor, Black


MSI QHD Rapid-IPS Gaming Non-Glare Super Narrow Bezel 1ms 2560 x 1440 165Hz Refresh Rate Adjustable Arm G-Sync Compatible 27” Gaming Monitor (Optix MAG274QRF), Black

 

ASUS TUF Gaming 27" 2K HDR Monitor (VG27AQ1A) - WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 170Hz (Supports 144Hz), 1ms, Extreme Low Motion Blur, Speaker, G-SYNC Compatible, VESA Mountable, DisplayPort, HDMI

 

VIOTEK GFI27DBXA 27 Inch 180Hz QHD 1440p 1ms Gaming Monitor with HDR, GSYNC/FreeSync Compatible, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, VESA, 141% sRGB & Over 1 Billion Colors – 3 Years Zero Dead Pixels

AORUS FI27Q-P 27" 165Hz 1440P HBR3 NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible IPS Gaming Monitor, Built-in ANC, 2k Display, 1 ms Response Time, HDR, 95% DCI-P3, 1x Display Port 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0


Not sure what’s my best pick and thought I would see if someone with some more hands on experience or just greater knowledge could steer me in the right direction.  Open to other suggestions, everything above falls between $300-$400, like to stay somewhere between there but would go 450-475 if anyone thinks I’d be getting something far better for the extra money.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

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There are few individuals in the universe who know more about monitors than Tim from Hardware Unboxed. He created this guide for just this type of situation.

 

For me, I went with the Gigabyte M27Q based on his recommendation in an older video, and I've been using it for 7 months now. It's a great monitor, and also wins the value pick in this round-up, but if you're looking at possibly spending more, there are better options.

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53 minutes ago, JayDM said:

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just gonna shorten the list for ya, 1ms is pure marketing

 

best value pick m27q, unless you can find the LG for 275usd

best text/comfort LG 27GL83A-B/850B, low contrast but comes with srgb clamp

best gaming/color/overall msi 274QRF-QD (not the base non-QD version), cheapest argb high refresh option on the market.

fi27Q-P is just slightly worse overall.

 

 

 

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I went for the MSI 274qrf-qd got it for 405 at new egg, I think I’ll be happy with it.  Thanks guys.

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The MSI 274QRF-QD is the best if you have an i1 Display to make a color profile for it. If you don't, The LG GP850 probably is. I was able to find one on Amazon's Refurb program for about $350. 

Work Rigs - 2015 15" MBP | 2019 15" MBP | 2021 16" M1 Max MBP | Lenovo ThinkPad T490 |

 

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On 10/23/2021 at 9:46 PM, Action_Johnson said:

The MSI 274QRF-QD is the best if you have an i1 Display to make a color profile for it.

Recent firmware updates added an sRGB mode. So oversaturation for standard content is not a problem anymore.

Current Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-E - GPU: PNY RTX 3080 XLR8 Epic-X - RAM: 4x8GB (32GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz CL16 - PSU: Corsair RMx (2018) 850W - Storage: 500 GB Corsair MP600 (Boot) + 2 TB Sabrent Rocket Q (Storage) - Cooling: EK, HW Labs & Alphacool custom loop - Case: Lian-Li PC O11 Dynamic - Fans: 6x Noctua NF-A12x25 chromax - AMP/DAC: FiiO K5 Pro - OS: Windows 11 preview - Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ - Mouse: Logitech G Pro + Powerplay - Keyboard: Logitech G915 TKL - Headphones: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home - Microphone: Antlion ModMic

 

Temperatures @steady state: Furmark + CinebenchR23 running for 1 hour. Fans @850RPM. Pump @1600RPM.

Water: 37°C

CPU: 73°C

GPU: 54°C

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9 hours ago, Stahlmann said:

Recent firmware updates added an sRGB mode. So oversaturation for standard content is not a problem anymore.

That's great, but it likely won't be remotely close to accurate color targets. With monitors like this, the difference between uncalibrated, eyeballed, and actually calibrated, is not subtle. 

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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X  |  MSI B550 Gaming Plus  |  32GB G.SKILL 3200 CL16 4x8GB |  PowerColor RX 5700XT  |  WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe  |  Corsair RM750  |  Corsair 4000D  |  Dell S2721DGF  |
 

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12 hours ago, Action_Johnson said:

That's great, but it likely won't be remotely close to accurate color targets. With monitors like this, the difference between uncalibrated, eyeballed, and actually calibrated, is not subtle. 

Close enough for most people. Of course if you're dependant on accurate colors for work etc. you should own and use a calibration device either way.

Current Specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-E - GPU: PNY RTX 3080 XLR8 Epic-X - RAM: 4x8GB (32GB) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz CL16 - PSU: Corsair RMx (2018) 850W - Storage: 500 GB Corsair MP600 (Boot) + 2 TB Sabrent Rocket Q (Storage) - Cooling: EK, HW Labs & Alphacool custom loop - Case: Lian-Li PC O11 Dynamic - Fans: 6x Noctua NF-A12x25 chromax - AMP/DAC: FiiO K5 Pro - OS: Windows 11 preview - Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ - Mouse: Logitech G Pro + Powerplay - Keyboard: Logitech G915 TKL - Headphones: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home - Microphone: Antlion ModMic

 

Temperatures @steady state: Furmark + CinebenchR23 running for 1 hour. Fans @850RPM. Pump @1600RPM.

Water: 37°C

CPU: 73°C

GPU: 54°C

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