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Dramalama

Hi everyone,

 

My current monitor is an 24" ACER X243HQ (TN panel, 5ms,60hz) and it is starting to feel a bit old to me.

Been doing my head in for the last month trying to find a suitable monitor for me. 

 

This has been a very hard process because we do not have any proper hardware stores with monitors on display.

 

First off:

 

i5-4690k @ 3.99

 

Strix GTX960 4gb (will be upgraded soon to either 970 or a next gen one when they release)

 

8 gb ram

 

600w psu

 

windows 10

 

My main use of the pc is for gaming, I play games like R6:Siege, Arma 3, Dying light, Dark souls and so on. I do not consider myself a "competetive" gamer but most of the time I do play multiplayer games.

I also use photoshop, vegas pro and other media programs to do small work and for fun.

 

My budget is a max 500€ but to be honest I would prefer closer to 300€.

 

I am still uncertain on 1440p vs 1080p or whether I should buy a G-sync monitor. 

 

For the 1440p I found the Dell UH2515H

 

For the 1080p I found the Acer XB240HA

 

I am located in Europe and would prefer to order from a European site.

 

Thanks alot guys in advance

 

 

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Has anyone tried running 1440p with an 4gb 960?

 

I did an benchmark by changing my native resolution to a custom 2560x1440.

 

Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0

FPS: 34.0

 

Score: 856

 

Min FPS: 13.2

 

Max FPS: 86.6

 

System Platform: Windows NT 6.2 (build 9200) 64bit

 

CPU model: Intel® Core i5­4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz (3499MHz) x4

 

GPU model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 10.18.13.6143 (4095MB) x1

 

Settings Render: Direct3D11

 

Mode: 2560x1440

 

fullscreen

 

Preset Custom

Quality High

Tessellation: Normal

 

 

Edit:

 

Dropped the quality to medium and got a score of 1006 av fps 40

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