Author Topic: Advice/Help Thread  (Read 5645 times)


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 759
    • View Profile
Re: Advice/Help Thread
« on: July 26, 2018, 05:38:13 pm »
Hello NCX,

Thanks for the suggestions, I ended up with the Iiyama and I've been really enjoying it!

I also returned my BenQ XL2540 as it had a horrible blueish glow from the bottom, making everything around it distorted (let alone the awful colour presets) - and to think I originally paid over $550 for this monitor, although I really rushed into buying it back in early 2017.

I play a lot of CS:GO (at high FPS, no lower than 300), so I've mainly been looking at 240Hz/1080p monitors.
That could change, and my computer is only really capable at pushing CS past 240 FPS but G-sync would help with having <240 FPS on other games/
  • The AOC AG251FG is just within my price range (goes for about 425/$560 here, after tax, shipping, etc.) and looks like a good choice according to the guide.

  • The Alienware AW2518HF is quite a bit cheaper (going for around 300/$400) but obviously doesn't have g-sync.

  • The Samsung C24FG73 is significantly cheaper (goes for about 200/$260). While it doesn't have g-sync and is 144 Hz, the colours (from being VA) and price difference does interest me.

  • There's also the XG2401 which is also significantly cheaper (goes for about 180/$240) - again, it doesn't have g-sync and is only 144 Hz.

Also have you heard about the (unreleased) MSI NXG251? Someone on Reddit claimed it will have one of the 'next generation' of 240 Hz panels, not sure if it's worth the 3-6 month wait...

Last thing, my old PayPal was locked around 4-5 years ago (due to me being underage at the time) and I can't get it unlocked so I made a new one.

I went to donate, but it keeps saying my 'session has expired' (I've tried a different browser, incognito, different system with a different IP, etc.).

Thanks again!


I ended up getting the Samsung (based on your recommendations in the /r/monitors subreddit). I bearly notice the 240-144 Hz transition and the colours (at least to me) seem pretty good!

I would still like to donate if you have a suitable email / donate link.

I was going to suggest the Samsung C24FG73 (better image quality but more overshoot) or Viewsonic XG2401 since the 240hz TN panels all have bad image quality, even if accurate since they have small color gamuts only capable of covering up to 89-93% (Absolute, not native coverage) of the SRGB & REC 709 color space.  The AOC AG251G seems like it's the best of the 240hz panels, but it's still worse than the best 144hz TN panels, only one has been tested (by PC Monitors), and the 240hz AUO panels contrast and preset accuracy varies significantly between the same units.

My paypal email is

What's the build date on your Samsung (check the back sticker)?  Some people still report getting units made in 2017 without the new firmware and obvious green and purple overshoot ghosting.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 05:42:07 pm by NCX »