GTX1060 6GB - 24" 1080p 60Hz IPS, 24" 1080p 144Hz TN, or 27" 1440p 60Hz IPS monitor?

Hi everyone,

My monitor of 8 years finally died two days back, and I'm looking to purchase a new monitor. However, I've been so overwhelmed by differing opinions that I'd like to seek some advice on what monitor I should buy based on my requirements.

I own a GTX 1060 GPU, and from research, I found that this card performs best under 1080p. However, as monitors are usually the least often replaced item in a build, I wonder if I should just go for 1440p instead? Also I read that 27" 1440p and 24" 1080p are the better combinations to go with; I hope I'm not misguided on this. Then there's refresh rates and how 144Hz (usually TN) is way superior than 60Hz (usually IPS). I cannot afford a 1440p, 144Hz IPS monitor, so I need a compromise between either refresh rate or resolution or both.

The most common three monitor types I've seen around fitting these configurations are:
  • 24", 1080p, 144Hz TN
  • 24", 1080p, 60Hz~75Hz IPS
  • 27", 1440p, 60Hz IPS

I'm however, open to any other configuration as long as it fits the requirements/usage pattern below:

Usage: Mostly gaming - Rarely FPS games, the most graphic intensive game in my library is probably Subnautica/Skyrim currently, with maybe Monster Hunter: World in future. Am okay with decreasing image quality somewhat to allow relatively smooth playing. Occasional streaming, rarely video editing. Coding once in a while.

Budget: No more than USD$330

Monitor size: 24" to 27" maximum due to space constraints

Thank you in advance for any help/suggestions! :)


Current Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($101.38 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($196.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.49 @ OutletPC)
Total: $810.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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  1. Bumping this. Does anyone have advice? :)
  2. Hmm, for me, I don't mind getting the 1440p. The thing regarding 144Hz is that I don't entirely play FPS/twitch games, so I'm not sure how applicable or useful 144Hz really is compared to 1440p.
  3. Best answer
    If you are gaming 144 Hz helps make it smooth. But on day to day usage, IPS looks more pleasing to the eye.

    Recommending the 27" IPS so that myopia doesnt get worse. And OC that 60 Hz to 72 Hz.
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