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Best 2560x1440p 27 inch Gaming Monitor

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February 14, 2014 12:20:03 PM

I've been looking on the net for the best 2560x1440p 27 inch gaming monitor. All most people seem to talk about are overseas monitors that overclock. But I'm not worried about that too much. I DO game on a 120Hz monitor right now, I have the BenQ XL2420TX. But I don't think I'll notice too much of a difference at 60Hz.

I recently got an EVGA GTX 780 SC, and I also have a 3570k@4.7Ghz. So I have enough CPU/GPU power to play at 1440p. And my 780 is overclocked to 1200Mhz, and we all know how beast those GK110 GPU's are overclocked.


So what I want to know is what is the best NORMAL 2560x1440p gaming monitor. As in, Dell, Acer, Asus, HP, Samsung, and the like. I don't want some offbrand overseas model with dead pixels.

Some other things to think about are......

-I'm willing to spend at the MOST, 800$. That's at the very most, I'd be more comfortable spending 5-600$, but I'll be using this monitor for a very long time, so if I have to spend 800$, then fine.

-I'm looking for the monitor with the best colors, best accuracy, and all that, but also the lowest lag. And if the monitor overclocks, then that's just a cherry on top.

-If you know of a 1600p or 30 inch monitor that's really good, I'll take that advice as well.

-I hear TN panels are better for gaming and lag, but IPS panels look so much better. I think I'd rather IPS, but either way I just want the best. So what do YOU think is best? TN or IPS? For gaming.

I think what I really want is a 27' 2560x1440p IPS Gaming Monitor w/Low Lag.

Help me out please, I know a lot about graphics and CPU's, but not a lot about monitors.

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February 14, 2014 12:25:08 PM

The best 2560x1440 is yet to be released. Wait for the Asus or BenQ G-sync 2560x1440 monitors coming out Q2 or Q3 this year. It will work well with your G-sync capable 780.
February 14, 2014 12:33:59 PM

Very good answer, I haven't thought of that. Although being that I won't have trouble keeping my FPS at 60, I don't find G-Sync to be that important. For me at least. But I rather have it than NOT have it.

But I love the brand BenQ, and I love Nvidia, so if BenQ does come out with an Nvidia monitor, that would be awesome.

Nevertheless, who knows if these monitors will be better than what's already out on the market. The monitors that are fixing to come out are impressive because of G-Sync, I want a monitor that's impressive because of image quality and low lag. But I'm very interested in the new BenQ monitor coming out.

Any other thoughts? What's a good monitor that's out right now that get's high marks.
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February 14, 2014 12:38:34 PM

The things are going to be running at 144Hz refresh. No tearing and super-smooth video with no need for V-sync. You're going to get tearing on any 60Hz monitor. I'm currently using a 120Hz 1080p. I liked the idea of the 2560x1440 monitor, but returned one after a couple of days of use simply because of the far more noticeable tearing on a 60Hz monitor. Once you get used to less noticeable tearing on higher refresh monitors, it's just hard to go back to 60Hz. It's like I never needed an HDTV until I watched one; that kind of difference.

I have 2 780s and personally can't wait until those 2560x1440 144Hz G-sync monitors are unleashed on the market.
February 14, 2014 12:39:26 PM

Ok it looks like that's EXACTLY what I'll be doing. I didn't know they would be 144Hz. That's freaking awesome. I just hope they don't cost more than 800$.

Currently I have a pretty awesome monitor already, in the BenQ XL2420TX. It's 1080p at 120Hz with low 2ms lag and it's also 3D. I don't use the 3D that much but when I do it's pretty awesome.

Will these new monitors have 3D or not? It doesn't matter much though.

And I didn't know G-Sync was coming out this fast. I hope it really comes out in just a few months.