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is the XB271HU the best monitor on sale at the moment for gaming?

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All i'll use it for is gaming, every day reading/watching anime/netflix, my budget is $600 us.

 

i'll be using a 2080, 32gb ram (3200) and a 9700k

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I mean it's a good monitor, but with that GPU you can probably get away with a monitor that doesn't have g-sync, so that would save you some money. There are cheaper options but the monitor itself is good.

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Idk if it's the best but it's what I currently use, honestly exceeded my expectations. The color quality is also pretty decent after some calibration, and you can overclock it (taking away some color depth) to 165Hz.

 

Again I haven't done any research on other option in that price range, just giving my thoughts on the monitor you mentioned

 

Calibration guide:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/5fmg81/acer_predator_xb271hu_high_accuracy_calibration/

 

Edited by Invaderzim117
sorry that link was MASSIVE, pasted as text instead

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5 minutes ago, Invaderzim117 said:

Calibration guide:

I just tried both those settings, and they're absolutely horrible. I find the monitor has an extremely green tint to it, so I have to leave R & B at around 98-100 and have G on about 88-90 just to remove the green tint.
They don't mention whether or not they have the TN or IPS panel, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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When I was looking at 27" Gsync displays to potentially grab I found in my opinion that there weren't terribly significant differences in the selection aside from the plastics, the stand type, and the warranty.  I ended up getting a PG279Q and am happy with it, but I think you'll be just as happy with the XB271HU.

 

It's mostly subjective to the person viewing the monitors I think, so if you have the option, I'd try to see them in a local shop and try to demo them.

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