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Dragonisles
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Hi everyone. I currently have a 27" 1080p monitor. I like the size but the quality isn't great. I have a 5800x and a 3070 Ti and play mostly Overwatch, CSGO, and Destiny 2.

I will be using this computer for school and gaming equally. The two monitors I have narrowed down to is the Dell S2721DGF and the Gigabyte M27Q. I am open to other options but this is what I have found as the best. My biggest thing I found is that the M27Q is BGR where some people say this is a issue where others find it not noticeable.

 

I am also from the USA

 

Dell S2721DGF is $299.99 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-s2721dgf-27-gaming-ips-qhd-freesync-and-g-sync-compatible-monitor-with-hdr-displayport-hdmi-accent-grey/6421624.p?skuId=6421624

Gigabyte M27Q is $319.99 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/gigabyte-m27q-27-led-qhd-freesync-premium-ips-gaming-monitor-with-hdr-hdmi-displayport-usb-black/6438287.p?skuId=6438287

 

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26 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

https://www.microcenter.com/product/646362/acer-xz322qu-315-2k-wqhd-(2560-x-1440)-165hz-wide-curved-screen-gaming-monitor 

go with this monitor. If you don't have a microcenter near you it should still be pretty cheap. Gigabyte and dell don't get very bright. 

What about this LG Monitor from Costco? (32GN63T-B)

https://www.costco.com/lg-ultragear-32"-class-qhd-gaming-monitor.product.100793191.html

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It is another good option. It is a. VA so you might notice a tiny bit more ghosting then on the fast IPS panel. But, VAs offer better picture quality and if the ghosting is bad you can always return it to Costco. 

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9 hours ago, Sorenson said:

https://www.microcenter.com/product/646362/acer-xz322qu-315-2k-wqhd-(2560-x-1440)-165hz-wide-curved-screen-gaming-monitor 

go with this monitor. If you don't have a microcenter near you it should still be pretty cheap. Gigabyte and dell don't get very bright. 

Why would you try to convince OP to buy a VA montior that is worst in most than both of the originally mentioned ones?

 

Both the M27Q and the S2721DGF can go over 300 nits, which is plenty.

 

@OP

Go for the Dell. It's about as good as you'll get under $300.

About monitor marketing BS

 

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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

 

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Water: 37°C

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@Stahlmann When did I try to convince him to get a VA Panel? I literally pointed out that it would have a disadvantage over the other options. I suggested he go with the Acer Xz322qu, which performs just as well in Rtings' gaming reviews while having a brighter better looking display. Also, 300 nitts is very lackluster if you're in even a mediumly bright room. 

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6 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

@Stahlmann When did I try to convince him to get a VA Panel? I literally pointed out that it would have a disadvantage over the other options.

You tried to convince him when saying "go with this monitor", while downplaying the other 2 IPS options he mentoned.

 

6 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

I suggested he go with the Acer Xz322qu, which performs just as well in Rtings' gaming reviews while having a brighter better looking display.

RTINGS never reviewed the XZ322QU. So how do you know it's as good or better?

 

6 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

Also, 300 nitts is very lackluster if you're in even a mediumly bright room. 

300 nits is plenty even in a bright room. It's not lackluster, it's average. I personally use my monitor at 100 nits during daytime and it's perfectly fine, even though it can do 1100 nits if i want to.

About monitor marketing BS

 

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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36 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

You tried to convince him when saying "go with this monitor", while downplaying the other 2 IPS options he mentoned.

 

RTINGS never reviewed the XZ322QU. So how do you know it's as good or better?

 

300 nits is plenty even in a bright room. It's not lackluster, it's average. I personally use my monitor at 100 nits during daytime and it's perfectly fine, even though it can do 1100 nits if i want to.

Sorry, I forgot the original was a VA panel. But, it uses the same panel as this Asus monitor which they have reviewed https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/tuf-gaming-vg27wq1b
 

Also, perceived brightness is greatly affected by contrast ratio. You can use a display with high contrast ratio at a lower brightness and it will appear brighter. Your “1100” not monitor likely has a much higher contrast ratio then a $300 IPS monitor. Also, unless you have a professional measuring tool, I doubt your monitor is actually at 100 nits in a bright room. 

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1 hour ago, Sorenson said:

Sorry, I forgot the original was a VA panel. But, it uses the same panel as this Asus monitor which they have reviewed https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/tuf-gaming-vg27wq1b.

Same panel doesn't mean same performance. The overdrive tuning is still the work of the brand.

 

1 hour ago, Sorenson said:

Also, perceived brightness is greatly affected by contrast ratio. You can use a display with high contrast ratio at a lower brightness and it will appear brighter. Your “1100” not monitor likely has a much higher contrast ratio then a $300 IPS monitor. Also, unless you have a professional measuring tool, I doubt your monitor is actually at 100 nits in a bright room. 

I do have the tools to measure and calibrate. I can set it to exactly 100 nits. Why do you say "not Monitor". I have this monitor side by side with a IPS Monitor that is also set to 100 nits. Both look the like same brightness to my eyes and my colorimeter.

About monitor marketing BS

 

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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19 hours ago, Dragonisles said:

Hi everyone. I currently have a 27" 1080p monitor. I like the size but the quality isn't great. I have a 5800x and a 3070 Ti and play mostly Overwatch, CSGO, and Destiny 2.

I will be using this computer for school and gaming equally. The two monitors I have narrowed down to is the Dell S2721DGF and the Gigabyte M27Q. I am open to other options but this is what I have found as the best. My biggest thing I found is that the M27Q is BGR where some people say this is a issue where others find it not noticeable.

 

I am also from the USA

 

Dell S2721DGF is $299.99 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-s2721dgf-27-gaming-ips-qhd-freesync-and-g-sync-compatible-monitor-with-hdr-displayport-hdmi-accent-grey/6421624.p?skuId=6421624

Gigabyte M27Q is $319.99 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/gigabyte-m27q-27-led-qhd-freesync-premium-ips-gaming-monitor-with-hdr-hdmi-displayport-usb-black/6438287.p?skuId=6438287

 

From this two model, I will probably go with Dell S2721DGF as Gigabyte M27Q IS not RGB Sub-Pixel Layout but instead of weird BGR which impact to text clarity. Also it don't have NVIDIA certified for G-SYNC.

PC: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3080 Vision OC 10G, X570 AORUS Elite WIFI Motherboard, HyperX FURY 32GB DDR4-3200 RGB RAM, Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Sound Card, Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SATA 500GB, ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 SATA 2TB, Asus HyperX Fury RGB SSD 960GB, Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3.5 HDD 2TB, Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R ARGB, Cooler Master MASTERFAN MF120R ARGB, Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder ARGB, Asus ROG Strix 1000G PGU, Lian Li LANCOOL II MESH RGB Case, Windows 11 Pro (22H2)
Laptop: Asus VivoBook 15 OLED: Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4, Intel UHD, 8 GB RAM, Micron NVMe 512 GB, Windows 11 Home (21H2), Illegear Z5 SKYLAKE: Intel Core i7-6700HQ, Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M, 16 GB RAM, ADATA SU800 M.2 SATA 512GB, Windows 11 Pro (22H2)

Monitor: Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" 5120x1440 240hz HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 34" 34GN850 3440x1440 144hz (160hz OC) NanoIPS HDR, LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27" 27GL850 2560x1440 144hz NanoIPS HDR, LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor 34" 34UC79G 2560x1080 144hz IPS SDR, LG 24MK600 24" 1920x1080 75hz Freesync IPS SDR
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On 5/19/2022 at 10:19 AM, Andrewtst said:

From this two model, I will probably go with Dell S2721DGF as Gigabyte M27Q IS not RGB Sub-Pixel Layout but instead of weird BGR which impact to text clarity. Also it don't have NVIDIA certified for G-SYNC.

 

On 5/19/2022 at 9:21 AM, Stahlmann said:

Same panel doesn't mean same performance. The overdrive tuning is still the work of the brand.

 

I do have the tools to measure and calibrate. I can set it to exactly 100 nits. Why do you say "not Monitor". I have this monitor side by side with a IPS Monitor that is also set to 100 nits. Both look the like same brightness to my eyes and my colorimeter.

I am looking and I found this panel too LG 27GP850-B https://www.amazon.com/LG-27GP850-B-Ultragear-Compatible-Adjustable/dp/B093MTSTKD/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3INYEO8QJ0YH2&keywords=LG%2B27GP850-B\&qid=1653076003&sprefix=lg%2B27gp850-b%2B%2Caps%2C112&sr=8-3&th=1

Or this LG 27GP83B-B https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-27-ultragear-qhd-nano-ips-1ms-165hz-hdr-monitor-with-g-sync-compatibility-black/6451081.p?skuId=6451081

Is it any better than the Dell or Gigabyte?

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17 hours ago, Dragonisles said:

They're both a bit better, but also more expensive.

 

Also have a loot at the HP X27q. It's as good as the Gigabyte, while being cheaper and dealing with it's downsides. It doesn't have the BGR layout.

About monitor marketing BS

 

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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2 hours ago, Stahlmann said:

They're both a bit better, but also more expensive.

 

Also have a loot at the HP X27q. It's as good as the Gigabyte, while being cheaper and dealing with it's downsides. It doesn't have the BGR layout.

I ordered the Dell S2721DGF and I will come later in the week. My thought process is that it looks to be one of the best and highly popular so it should be good and best buy had it for $299.99. If I dont like it I can easily return it within 15 days

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