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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 (4095MB) x1


Settings Render: Direct3D11


Mode: 2560x1440




Preset Custom

Quality High

Tessellation: Normal





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

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