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Hey all, got a question. I have $250 USD to spend, and want a nice 1080p monitor for my fancy new 390x. :D

144hz, 1ms response time, at least a DVI AND HDMI is all I NEED.

I play pretty much CS:GO and DayZ, among other games I can run perfect 60 fps in 900p. What would AMD FreeSync do for me? Is it advised in games such as CS:GO, where every single bit of time counts? What would it do for games like Gta V where I won't be running perfect 144 fps? Sorry if I'm being vague about anything, I'm horrendously tired. If I missed anything ask away. Thanks :D

 

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Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

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Hey all, got a question. I have $250 USD to spend, and want a nice 1080p monitor for my fancy new 390x. :D

144hz, 1ms response time, at least a DVI AND HDMI is all I NEED.

I play pretty much CS:GO and DayZ, among other games I can run perfect 60 fps in 900p. What would AMD FreeSync do for me? Is it advised in games such as CS:GO, where every single bit of time counts? What would it do for games like Gta V where I won't be running perfect 144 fps? Sorry if I'm being vague about anything, I'm horrendously tired. If I missed anything ask away. Thanks :D

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe

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I have been looking at the Acer GN246HL. Is it any good? It meets all my requirements.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

---QUOTE ME OR I WILL LIKELY NOT REPLY---

 

 

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I have been looking at the Acer GN246HL. Is it any good? It meets all my requirements.

Yes, that one is also good :)

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Yes, that one is also good :)

So on the matter of freesync, is it really worth it? All I do is game, and I prefer high fps medium settings over high settings and lower fps if that helps.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

---QUOTE ME OR I WILL LIKELY NOT REPLY---

 

 

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So on the matter of freesync, is it really worth it? All I do is game, and I prefer high fps medium settings over high settings and lower fps if that helps.

It's only worth it if you can't push above 80+ FPS in games, preferably 100+. That's because at that point, your perception of screen tearing is super small, because the frame that is tearing will be displayed on screen for a much shorter amount of time, than it would on a 60 Hz display. Basically what FreeSync does is removing the stutter you get when you drop FPS, maybe something very demanding is happening on screen, such as explosions, that FPS drop won't be noticeable until it very quickly corrects itself. It's actually not that special or useful, in my opinion. Majority of us has grown to ignore screen tearing and stutter - it's a luxury item.

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It's only worth it if you can't push above 80+ FPS in games, preferably 100+. That's because at that point, your perception of screen tearing is super small, because the frame that is tearing will be displayed on screen for a much shorter amount of time, than it would on a 60 Hz display. Basically what FreeSync does is removing the stutter you get when you drop FPS, maybe something very demanding is happening on screen, such as explosions, that FPS drop won't be noticeable until it very quickly corrects itself. It's actually not that special or useful, in my opinion. Majority of us has grown to ignore screen tearing and stutter - it's a luxury item.

so for me, the "average" hardcore gamer, it won't effect me? I've been pc gaming for 2 years now, and I've become accustomed to small things like that.

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

---QUOTE ME OR I WILL LIKELY NOT REPLY---

 

 

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so for me, the "average" hardcore gamer, it won't effect me? I've been pc gaming for 2 years now, and I've become accustomed to small things like that.

Your R9 390X is a very good graphics card. If you're playing on a 1080p monitor and you hit above 80+ FPS then you don't really need to worry about screen tearing or things like that. What @huilun02 suggested is also a good monitor with freensync but I don't like the design of the monitor but that's my opinion :)

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Your R9 390X is a very good graphics card. If you're playing on a 1080p monitor and you hit above 80+ FPS then you don't really need to worry about screen tearing or hings like that. What @huilun02 suggested is also a good monitor with freensync but I don't like the design of the monitor but that's my opinion :)

Yeah I think I'm going either Gn246HL or VG248QE. Will do more research into it :D thanks for help

CPU: INTEL Core i7 4790k @ 4.7Ghz - Cooling: NZXT Kraken X61 - Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X SLI - RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ares 2400mhz - GPU: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4G - Case: Phanteks P350X - PSU: EVGA 750GQ - Storage: WD Black 1TB - Fans: 2x Noctua NF-P14s (Push) / 2x Corsair AF140 (Pull) / 3x Corsair AF120 (Exhaust) - Keyboard: Corsair K70 Cherry MX Red - Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma

Bit of an AMD fan I suppose. I don't bias my replies to anything however, I just prefer AMD and their products. Buy whatever the H*CK you want. 

---QUOTE ME OR I WILL LIKELY NOT REPLY---

 

 

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Yeah I think I'm going either Gn246HL or VG248QE. Will do more research into it :D thanks for help

No problem :)

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