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AndrewB121
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Hi, I need help choosing between these two monitors. I have bought a 1070ti, and will buying/building the rest of the system soon. I have a budget of about £260, which isn't very much I know. I mostly play AAA RPGs, such as Assassins Creed Odyssey and the Witcher 3.

I can't decide between these two monitors:

BenQ GW2765HT - 27", 1440p, 60Hz, IPS : £270

Element Gaming Monitor - 27", 1440p, 144Hz, TN : £230

The BenQ has great reviews and is an IPS panel, so will have good colour accuracy, something that I want. However, the Element Gaming monitor also has good reviews, as well as being 144Hz. So my questions are;

Is the increase in image quality from IPS screen of the BenQ worth the decrease in refresh rate compared to the element gaming?

Are TN panels even that bad?

Is 144Hz really necessary for what I am going to be playing?

Can I overclock the BenQ to a higher refrsh rate, such as 75Hz?

Thanks for your help.

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Other builds:

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Heres an option that I would rather go with, and you might find to be a better choice. 

Link: https://bit.ly/2PYEYnn  Roughly 250 euros I believe.

Lemme know what you think!

My PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

 

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7 minutes ago, AndrewB121 said:

Is the increase in image quality from IPS screen of the BenQ worth the decrease in refresh rate compared to the element gaming?

For the games you play, yes the BenQ is a better option. They arent the fast paced games you'll benefit the most from refresh rate, instead the good looking scenery will quickly drain your GPU power so you won't be getting all that much fps either.

 

8 minutes ago, AndrewB121 said:

Are TN panels even that bad?

1080p TN are quite a big downgrade. I heard that 1440p ones suck less, but 1440p VA panel's existence shows that the quality of 1440p TN should still be disappointing by 1440p standards.

 

10 minutes ago, AndrewB121 said:

Is 144Hz really necessary for what I am going to be playing?

not really, upping the graphics settings for a more beautiful picture is more important for these games if you ask me.

 

10 minutes ago, AndrewB121 said:

Can I overclock the BenQ to a higher refrsh rate, such as 75Hz?

Maybe, just like overclocking CPU and GPU, do not take it for granted.

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1 minute ago, MrReaver said:

Heres an option that I would rather go with, and you might find to be a better choice. 

Link: https://bit.ly/2PYEYnn  Roughly 250 euros I believe.

Lemme know what you think!

Not sure, seems like I would be paying extra for the curve, when I could be getting a high resolution.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X  |  Cooler: Cryorig H7  |  Motherboard: MSI B450 Mortar  |  Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini  |  RAM: Team Vulcan 16GB  3000MHz  |  GPU: EVGA 1070ti Gaming (Kraken G12 Watercooled) |  PSU: Corsair TXM650  |  Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB + WD Blue M.2 500GB  |  Network Card: Asus PCE-AC56  |  Monitor: Acer Nitro VG270U  |  Audio: Sennheiser HD6XX + Schiit Fulla 2

 

Laptop:

Lenovo s540:  CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz  |  GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8  |  Storage: 256GB NVME SSD

 

Other builds:

Spoiler

Workstation 1:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X  |  Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2  |  Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Pro  |  Case: Corsair Crystal 570X  |  RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200MHz  |  GPU: Nvidia Quadro P5000  |  PSU: Corsair TXM750  |  Storage 1: WD Green 120GB  |  Storage 2: WD Blue 1TB  |  Storage 3: Seagate Barracuda 4TB  |  Monitor: LG 27UD68

 

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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

For the games you play, yes the BenQ is a better option. They arent the fast paced games you'll benefit the most from refresh rate, instead the good looking scenery will quickly drain your GPU power so you won't be getting all that much fps either.

 

1080p TN are quite a big downgrade. I heard that 1440p ones suck less, but 1440p VA panel's existence shows that the quality of 1440p TN should still be disappointing by 1440p standards.

 

not really, upping the graphics settings for a more beautiful picture is more important for these games if you ask me.

 

Maybe, just like overclocking CPU and GPU, do not take it for granted.

Thanks for the info. It seems the IPS panel is the best choice then.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X  |  Cooler: Cryorig H7  |  Motherboard: MSI B450 Mortar  |  Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini  |  RAM: Team Vulcan 16GB  3000MHz  |  GPU: EVGA 1070ti Gaming (Kraken G12 Watercooled) |  PSU: Corsair TXM650  |  Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB + WD Blue M.2 500GB  |  Network Card: Asus PCE-AC56  |  Monitor: Acer Nitro VG270U  |  Audio: Sennheiser HD6XX + Schiit Fulla 2

 

Laptop:

Lenovo s540:  CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz  |  GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8  |  Storage: 256GB NVME SSD

 

Other builds:

Spoiler

Workstation 1:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X  |  Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2  |  Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming Pro  |  Case: Corsair Crystal 570X  |  RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200MHz  |  GPU: Nvidia Quadro P5000  |  PSU: Corsair TXM750  |  Storage 1: WD Green 120GB  |  Storage 2: WD Blue 1TB  |  Storage 3: Seagate Barracuda 4TB  |  Monitor: LG 27UD68

 

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20 minutes ago, MrReaver said:

Heres an option that I would rather go with, and you might find to be a better choice. 

Link: https://bit.ly/2PYEYnn  Roughly 250 euros I believe.

Lemme know what you think!

Overpriced for what it is, and not available in the UK as far as I can tell.

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20 minutes ago, AndrewB121 said:

Not sure, seems like I would be paying extra for the curve, when I could be getting a high resolution.

Very true, sorry, I was just looking for something quick to recommend. But in my opinion, you should try looking for something other than these to monitors that would give you what you want. There are a bunch of other choices for around the same price!

My PC Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 8750H RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

 

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